Sonett Hand Soap Lavender

INGREDIENTS

Soap from olive oil, certified organic/biodynamic cultivation >30%
Soap from coconut oil, certified organically grown 15–30%
Sugar surfactant, conventional 5–15%
Vegetable alcohol (ethanol), conventional 1–5%
Vegetable glycerine, certified organically grown 1–5%
Citrate, conventional <1%
Essential lavender oil and balsamic additives, certified organically grown/ collection from wild-growing plants <1%
Gurjun balsam <1%
Water, swirled up to 100%

 

Ingredients (INCI):
Aqua, potassium olivate*, potassium cocoate*, alkylpolyglucoside, alcohol, glycerine*, citrate, fragrance (perfume)*: Lavandula hybrida oil* (contains citral*), balsamum dipterocarpi
*certified organically grown
Biodegradability:
Soap made from vegetable oils has the unique property that, right after its use, it reacts chemically with the limescale always present in waste water, forming calcium soap. As a result, the surfactant effect of the soap is being neutralized (primary degradation). This primary degradation takes place within a few hours. Subsequently the calcium soap is, by microorganisms, 100% decomposed into carbon dioxide and water (secondary degradation). Ethanol reintegrates into the natural cycle within a few hours. Apart from natural glycerine released from the oils during saponification, we add plant-based glycerine which binds moisture. Despite the fact that during the manufacturing of sugar surfactants, constituents are being extracted from the plant-based raw materials 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 rapidly. 
Soap and sugar surfactant are classified as being readily biodegradable according to OECD guidelines.