In order to be able to fully assess the quality of a product, it is necessary to look at the product as such: its ingredients, its manufacturing process and biodegradability. But the product’s quality is also influenced by the people producing it, the company’s social structure, its capital structure, the cooperation between manufacturer, distributor and consumer, and, last not least, by the impulses provided by the enterprise itself, its motives and guiding principles.
Sonett’s outstanding quality distinguishes itself by its careful selection of raw materials, by manufacturing processes which are gentle to the environment and protect it, by its biodegradability and thanks to the dynamized additives in all the products. Get to know Sonett’s 3 quality levels forming the basis for us to enable washing and cleaning in a manner compatible with man and nature.
- All the active washing substances (surfactants) are derived from vegetable raw materials.
- All the ingredients are 100% biodegradable.
- We do not use any petrochemical preservatives, petrochemical fragrances or dyestuffs.
- All of our products are completely free of enzymes, GMO and nanotechnology.
- We use pure vegetable soap derived from oils of certified organic-dynamic and certified organic cultivations.
- Our products’ fragrances are composed of natural essential oils, originating 100 % from certified organic cultivation and wild-growing plants.
- All of the ingredients are entirely declared.
- Our process water is swirled in 12 egg-shaped glass vessels.
- Our balsamic detergent additives are rhythmatised in an Oloid mixer.
- For this reason all of our Sonett products are extremely hypoallergenic thus being indicated for many
- The entire Sonett Assortment has been certified according to the criteria of Ecogarantie, the premium symbol for ecological laundry detergents and cleaning agents offered in wholefood shops.
Our quality levels
The unique quality of our products can be described
in three levels:
Quality level I
Selection of raw materials
Sonett laundry detergents and cleaning agents contain no ingredients which are considered hazardous to the environment and health, or causing allergies. This means that no artificial fragrances or dyestuffs, no synthetic preservatives, no enzymes, no phosphates and optical brighteners, no petrochemical bleaching agents which are difficult to degrade, and no petrochemical or partially petrochemical active washing substances (surfactants) are used.
Active washing substances
The centerpiece of all the laundry detergents and cleaning agents are the active washing substances. As a matter of principle we use pure plant-derived soap wherever possible. Soap is the active substance coming closest in its properties to man and nature. It is rapidly and completely biodegradable and, compared to all the other active washing substances, it has the outstanding 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 on live aquatic organisms is being neutralised (primary degradation).
Subsequently the calcium soap is 100% micro-organically decomposed into carbon dioxide (CO₂) and water (H₂O) (secondary degradation).
In order to further improve the soap’s performance we use coconut oil alcohol sulphates and sugar surfactants made from coconut and sugar derived from corn or potato starch. Thanks to their unchanged natural inner molecular structure these surfactants are easily detected by microorganisms and are, therefore, rapidly and 100% biodegraded. In its compatibility with man and environment this group of surfactants comes closest to that of soap.
We do not use any ethoxylated products such as fatty alcohol ether sulphates or fatty alcohol ethoxylates. The use of them is widespread and they are often described as being “non-ionic surfactants based on renewable raw materials.” Ethoxylated surfactants are made from fats and oils which are modified using the petrochemical ethylene oxide. All ethoxylated surfactants, due to their method of manufacture, always contain small quantities of the known toxic substance dioxane the carcinogenic and mutagenic effects of which are well-known.
Natural essential oils have been added to some of the Sonett products. These are used, on the one hand, for their germ-inhibiting effect, and, on the other, for enjoyment and well-being during washing and cleansing. Natural essential oils, which have been developed in the course of the year under light and heat, have a harmonizing effect on the entire human body and have, therefore, been used successfully to cure physical and psychological diseases. Whereas synthetic aromatic substances which are obtained from waste of the pulp industry, such as vanillin used in large quantities, or the synthetic aromatic substances obtained from petroleum derivatives have an opposite effect. They lead to irritation of the nervous-sensory system, proven by studies of hyperactive children in the USA and Europe. Cheap essential oils are often adulterated with synthetic aromatic substances.
All of our products are completely free of enzymes. As a matter of principle we do not use enzymes in order to have fat (lipases), protein (proteases), and amylum (amylases) degrade more easily at low temperatures.
It is not at all customary that all of the ingredients, inclusive of all essential oils, are fully declared according to their chemical denominations. Full declaration is to be found on all Sonett Products.
Quality level II
Raw materials from certified organic cultivation
What is the reason for using certified organically grown raw materials in laundry detergents and cleaning agents?
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 formula for detergents and cleaners, 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.
Judge for yourself:
Quality level III
The dynamic quality
The third level of our Sonett quality is determined by the balsamic additives und by applying “life-fostering” technology. Furthermore we treat the entire processing water of our liquid products in a swirl chain of 12 egg-shaped glass vessels, in which the free-flowing water can form beautifully shaped vortexes, thus recharging its energy.
In an oloid mixer we rhythmatise the balsamic additives, which consist of frankincense, gold, myrrh resin, laurel leaves, olive oil, rose salts and mistletoe, and add them, in small doses, to the finished laundry detergents and cleaning agents. To our knowledge, only Sonett deals with the topic of rhythmatisation and applying “life-fostering technology” in the field of ecological laundry detergents and cleaning agents. We strive to counteract the centrifugal movements of rotating mixers and bottling machines, which tend to be hostile towards life, by adding these rhythmatised balsamic additives thus creating a revitalising lemniscatic impulse.
Thanks to the first crystal analysis studies it was possible to illustrate the specific quality of additives treated in this manner.
The balsamic additives consist of gold, frankincense, myrrh resin, laurel leaves, olive oil, rose salts and mistletoe. These constituents are finely ground und emulsified with water. They are then rhythmized in an oloid mixer in lemniscatic figure-eight movements, and added, in small dose, to the Sonett products during the manufacturing process (approx.100 ml per 400 kg of powder, respectively 1200 l of liquid).
Whereas the centrifugal movement which is based on conventional mechanic processes tends to have a life-destroying impact, the pulsating figure-eight movement of inversion has a revitalizing effect. Lemniscate, the idealized way of meandering, swirl and wave are the basic forms of water movement.
When we do the laundry or dishwashing, or when we wash our hair, we use substances containing surfactants which neutralize surface tension, thus preventing water from forming drops. Hence, we continuously destroy water in terms of food in order to make cleaning and washing possible in the first place. For this reason, it is even more important that the surface-releasing effect of the surfactants is neutralized again as quickly as possible after use, and that water can be rapidly reintegrated into its natural cycle.
The lemniscatic movement “impregnated” into the balsamic additives is to support water in this effort.
The oloid is a roll body whose form being geometrically developable by inversion of the cube.
The oloid can easily be rolled on a surface generating a tumbling pulsating movement – the movement of inversion. Movements often used in mechanical engineering are: rotation and translation (onward motions).
Inversion, the tumbling motion that is characteristic of the oloid, is a third kind of motion, namely a rhythmically pulsating figure-eight movement (the lemniscate).
Sonett’s Water Swirler
At Sonett the treatment of water is of essential importance.
The entire processing water (at present approx. 10,000 l per day) is passed through a swirling unit.
The free-flowing water passes through 12 egg-shaped glass vessels and, accelerating its flow, develops into beautifully shaped vortexes.