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%
Aqua, potassium olivate*, potassium cocoate*, alkylpolyglucoside, alcohol, glycerine*, citrate, fragrance (perfume)*: Lavandula hybrida oil* (contains citral*), balsamum dipterocarpi
*certified organically grown
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.