Solvent

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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.

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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, Pink grapefruit & mint soap, rinse aid, Goat's milk soap, kids bubble bath, kids 3-in-1 conditioning shampoo & body wash, Purifying cleanser, Gentle cleanser, Rejuvenating body moisturiser, Extra moisturising body lotion, Extra moisturising hand cream, Complete care mouthwash, Ultra sensitive shampoo, Volumising shampoo, Ultra sensitive conditioner, Propolis toothpaste, Complete care toothpaste, Vanilla soap, Manuka honey & kelp soap, Baby soap, Baby body wash, Extra Clean laundry liquid, kids foaming hand wash, Dandruff control conditioner, dish liquid, Volumising conditioner, Lemongrass soap, bathroom & shower cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, Sleepytime bath, multi-purpose concentrate, Light moisturiser, Nourishing hand cream, Hydrating moisturiser, Glass cleaner, Dandruff control shampoo, Dry, damaged & colour shampoo, Normal conditioner, wool & delicates, Whitening toothpaste, Foaming hand wash, Coconut soap, Baby shampoo, Baby moisturiser, Bubble bath, multi-purpose kitchen cleaner, fabric softener, laundry liquid, Replenishing night cream, Hand wash, Body wash, Dry, damaged & colour conditioner, Normal shampoo 0 - 0
Low hazard for health. Fully plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for greywater and septic tanks. Gentle cleanser, Multi-nutrient facial oil, Extra Clean laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry powder, top & front loader, laundry soaker & stain remover, Light moisturiser, Hydrating moisturiser, Replenishing night cream 0 - 0
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