Origin and properties of our ingredients
Our soaps are made from organic olive oil and caustic potash. Mixed, they facilitate a chemical reaction called "saponification" that allows soap to be obtained. At Home Healthy Home we have chosen to apply the cold saponification method that does not require any input of external energy. It is a slow and traditional process that allows to preserve all the properties of vegetable oils.
Prepared in this way, the soap has all the properties of a natural and ecological detergent: it moistens, dissolves and absorbs dirt. However, for better effectiveness we reinforce its action by adding other vegetable raw materials such as sugar surfactant, coconut alcohol sulfate, castor oil or sodium citrate to our formulas.
In some of our formulas we also add organic essential oils rigorously chosen for their olfactory, antiviral, antibacterial and aseptic properties. For the most sensitive skin, we propose products without fragrances or essential oils.
By using organic raw materials of organic plant and mineral origin, we can offer high quality and effective ecological soaps and detergents that are respectful of our skin, our clothes, our home and our planet.
All our vegetable ingredients come from organic farming and are:
- No harmful preservatives, no chemical dyes.
- Without petroleum derivatives
- No enzymes.
What are the properties and what are our ingredients for?
Distilled water allows the correct mixture between all the ingredients.
Organic olive oil. Cold saponified, it effectively cleans clothes by allowing textiles to be moistened, dissolving and absorbing dirt.
Sugar surfactant (or surfactant) strengthens the action of soap and improves foam formation. It acts as an effective anti-limescale allowing the clothes to remain flexible after drying. It is one of the least aggressive washing bases for the skin.
Coconut alcohol sulfate is a surfactant. Strengthens the action of soap thanks to its degreasing power. It is used for better foam formation.
Vegetable alcohol (Ethanol)* acts as a solvent to reinforce cleaning effectiveness and ensures that the formula is homogeneous and liquid. It is a natural preservative. Fight against the appearance of microbes.
Organic castor oil of vegetable origin, facilitates the dissolution of fats.
Sodium Citrate is a salt that is used as a pH regulator and softener. It is also an effective anti-limescale.
All our soaps are 100% biodegradable.
All our ingredients are recognized as readily biodegradable by the OECD. In fact, vegetable soaps are one of the only cleaning substances that are completely harmless to aquatic microorganisms, since mixed with water and after having acted as natural cleaners, they bind to the lime naturally contained in the water.