Soap from rapeseed / sunflower oil, certified organically grown, 15–30%
Sugar surfactant 5–15%
Vegetable alcohol (ethanol) 5–15%
Coconut oil alcohol sulphate 1–5%
Sulphated castor oil 1–5%
Natural essential oils from litsea, mint, bitter orange (petitgrain), lemongrass, Swiss pine and rhododendron, certified organically grown, <1%
Gurjun balsam <1%
Balsamic additives, certified organically grown/collection from wild-growing plants <1%
Water, swirled up to 100%
List of ingredients as per EC 648/2004:
Aqua, potassium soap*, alkylpolyglucoside C8–16, potassium citrate, sodium C12–14, fatty alcohol sulphate, alcohol, sulphated castor oil, perfume* (fragrance), citral*, limonene*, linalool*, balsamum dipterocarpi
*certified organically grown
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Origin and properties of the ingredients:
In this liquid detergent, soap, sugar surfactant and fatty alcohol sulphate complement each other, thus intensifying their effect. To obtain the soap, rapeseed / sunflower oil, certified organically grown, is being saponified in a special process of saponification without applying heat from the outside, using potassium hydroxide solution. Soap as an active washing substance uniquely amalgamates all of the properties required for the washing process – the moistening, the dissolving, and absorbing of dirt. Soap is intensified in this effect by the sugar surfactant and fatty alcohol sulphate, which are obtained by the chemical reaction of the purely plant-based raw materials sugar, starch and coconut oil with acids. In order to bind limescale in water, citrate, the sodium salt of citric acid, must be added. It is obtained by fermenting sugar-containing by-products such as molasses. The alcohol which is obtained by fermenting plant-based starch serves to keep the detergent liquid, thus enabling a highly concentrated active washing substance. Sulphated castor oil, also called turkey-red oil, is obtained by castor oil reacting chemically with sulphuric acid. It intensifies the detergents fat-dissolving property.
Special product feature:
The special energy-saving method of saponification, without applying energy, and the use of oils and essential oils from 100% certified organic cultivation are essential quality features of Sonett’s Laundry Liquid Color.
Thanks to the use of citrates and soap in combination, no extra addition of softener is necessary, irrespective of the prevailing water hardness.
Density: (20 °C) approx. 1.06 g / cm³
pH value: (20 °C, 5 g / l H2O) approx. 8.5–9.5
Soap made from vegetable oils has one outstanding feature compared to all the other active washing substances, namely that, right after its use, it reacts chemically with the limescale always present in waste water, resulting in calcium soap, thus neutralising its surfactant effect on aquatic organisms (primary degradation). The calcium soap is then, by microorganisms, 100% degraded into carbon dioxide and water (secondary degradation). Despite the fact that during the manufacturing of sugar surfactants, coconut oil alcohol sulphate and sulphated castor oil, constituents are being extracted from the plant-based raw materials, i.e. starch, sugar, and fat, they remain completely intact in their natural molecular structure. For this reason it is relatively easy for the microorganisms to 100% decompose these surfactants.
Soap, sugar surfactant, coconut oil alcohol sulphate, and sulphated castor oil are classified as being readily biodegradable according to OECD guidelines.
Suitable for septic tanks and filtration systems.
Bottles / cans: PE
Labels / caps: PE/PP
Outer carton: 100 % recycling material