We use raw materials from bio-dynamic or certified organic cultivation, such as olive oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, palm oil, essential oils, and balsamic additives.
For the development of formulae for detergents and cleansers, a wide range of substances are available, derived from minerals, plants, animals, and crude oil. We decide about maintaining or destroying our environment by selecting our raw materials.
Sonett’s commitment to quality follows the conviction that the substances we use to wash and clean with should fulfil a feeling of cleanliness at the same time as harm neither man nor nature, in their cleansing effect.
Sonett’s commitment to quality means for the company to only use wholly biodegradable substances, to limit themselves to mineral and plant-derived raw materials, and to avoid using petrochemical substances obtained from crude oil.
Petroleum is a substance extremely hostile towards live organisms, destroying cropland, and which can barely be degraded by natural microorganisms, and as fuel and energy source is the main culprit for the CO₂ pollution of the atmosphere.
But the decision to only use mineral and plant-derived raw materials does not guarantee the quality of the products and the protection of nature: Using conventional industrial methods of cultivation, the plants as such are being disturbed, contaminated and the environment heavily damaged.
With “normal” methods of cultivation, plants are no longer plants in the true sense. The use of artificial fertilizers alone reduces root growth dramatically. Leaves, petals and fruit become enlarged and fattened, the taste is watered down and fragrances are diminished. Due to monocultures and the lack of sequenced crop rotation, conventional cultivation makes regular use of herbicides, pesticides and means of enhancing storage stability. Contamination due to chemical residues in the plants cannot be avoided. Exclusively yield-oriented cultivation also brings the natural imbalance between plants and animals to the extreme and beyond. Genetic engineering takes this violation of nature a step further. By tampering with the nucleus of the cell, the plant is forced to make a fundamental change to its metabolism and creative potential.
Plants treated this way and raw materials derived from such plants, e.g. fatty oils or essential oils, have lost largely in their vitality and dynamics compared to those plants originating from bio-dynamic or certified organic cultivation.
Organic-dynamic or certified organic cultivation refrains from using mineral fertilizers, synthetic plant protection products and genetic engineering, its aim being to, not least, protect man by gently cultivating earth, plants and water, and to revitalize the environment rather than to exploit it.
It is for this reason, that, in its products, Sonett uses 100% soap oils and essential oils from certified bio-dynamic and organic cultivations.
In those cases where no organic raw materials are used, they are either mineral substances or they do not exist at the organic quality level, e.g. sugar-based surfactants or coconut oil alcohol sulphate, or their costliness is an impediment to their use.
To consistently continue this quality commitment, one of our basic concerns is to manufacture laundry detergents and cleaning agents which are compatible with man and nature alike.
With the aid of holistic research methods, such as spagyric crystallization or biophoton measurement, etc., the differences in quality between plant-derived raw materials originating from organic cultivation and those from conventionally cultivated plants can be demonstrated to spectacular effect.
Now, one could assume that by chemical conversion of, for instance, oils into soap by means of lye and the effect of heat, none of the initial biological quality would survive. Yet the spagyric crystallization shows us quite the opposite: For several hours plants are being macerated, in heat, with water and alcohol, and parts of the plant are incinerated and calcined at over 600 °C. Is the spagyric salt, thus obtained, dissolved in the distillate again, latter crystallizes and shows an image indicating the energetic quality of the tested substance.
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