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Soapberries: The eco-friendly cleaning solution

Dried Soapberries

By Preethi Sukumaran and Srinivas Krishnaswamy If you think that detergents are found only on supermarket shelves, then be prepared for a clean, green surprise. It grows on trees and has been cleaning clothes (and people) since the time of the Buddha! In fact, some sources also add the Buddha to its list of satisfied […]


July 14th, 2011 | Posted in Chemicals,Cleaning | Read More »

Responses: How effective are Garbage Enzymes?

Garbage Enzyme picture

by Bhavani Prakash I’m very happy to note that the article on “How to Make and Use Garbage Enzymes” has stirred a lot of discussion and this has been an opportunity to clarify where the science lies. I had endorsed Garbage Enzymes enthusiastically as I have personally heard gardeners speak of the positively about the […]

March 4th, 2011 | Posted in Chemicals,Cleaning,Composting,Recycling/Repurposing | Read More »

How to Make and Use Garbage Enzymes


By Bhavani Prakash Update to this article on 4th March 2011. Based on the responses by readers and those whose opinions I have sought, I would advise readers to read the original blog entry below in the context of the next post:  ”Responses: How effective are Garbage Enzymes?” where I make the introduction based on […]

February 27th, 2011 | Posted in Chemicals,Cleaning,Food,Recycling/Repurposing | Read More »

All you need for a gleaming, white smile!

I don’t remember much of my great-grandmother except for two things. One, she was a spirited lady and second, she lived to be a healthy 97 years old. The amazing fact is that till she breathed her last, she had all her 32 teeth intact, and gleaming white they were. I bring this up because […]

December 11th, 2008 | Posted in Chemicals,Cleaning | Read More »


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