Solvent

Role details

Solvents are used to keep solid ingredients dissolved so they can mix with other ingredients.

There are 2 main types of solvents: 

1. Polar (e.g water)

2. Non-polar (e.g chloroform). 

Polarity is a chemical property that refers to the arrangement of charge around a molecule. Some molecules have charges distributed evenly around the molecule. These molecules are non-polar. Other molecules have charges distributed unevenly, e.g positive charges at one end and negative charges at the other, like a magnet. These molecules are polar. 

Only polar solvents can dissolve polar substances, and vice versa for non-polar solvents. This is due to the different interactions between polar and non-polar molecules.

Role Ingredients

Ingredient Health & Environment Used in EWG Rating
Aqua is the INCI name for purified water which we use in many of our products. Nourishing manuka lip balm, toilet cleaner, liquid scourer, volumising shampoo, coconut soap, grapefruit & mint soap, manuka honey & kelp soap, vanilla soap, fabric softener, rinse aid, baby moisturiser, baby soap, goat's milk soap, ultra sensitive shampoo, kids bubble bath, kids foaming hand wash, kids 3-in-1 conditioning shampoo & body wash, Purifying cleanser, Gentle cleanser, Rejuvenating body moisturiser, multi-purpose kitchen cleaner, extra moisturising body lotion, extra moisturising hand cream, dandruff control conditioner, dish liquid, baby shampoo, baby body wash, dry, damaged & colour care shampoo, volumising conditioner, body wash, hand wash, normal daily moisturising shampoo, normal daily moisturising conditioner, dandruff control shampoo, dry, damaged & colour care conditioner, foaming hand wash, lemongrass soap, wool & delicates, bathroom & shower cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, ultra sensitive conditioner, sleepytime bath, bubble bath, multi-purpose concentrate, Light moisturiser, Nourishing hand cream, Hydrating moisturiser, Glass cleaner, laundry liquid, Replenishing night cream 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Fully plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Gentle cleanser, Multi-nutrient facial oil, laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry soaker & stain remover, Light moisturiser, Hydrating moisturiser, Replenishing night cream 0 - 0
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