Frequently Asked Questions
What does Organic Certified mean and where can I get more information?
September 13, 2002 - The California Organic Products Act of 2003, AB 2823 was signed by Governor Davis. It will provide consumers in California with the assurance that terminology used on non-food organic items, including organic personal care products, is meaningful - and that like organic food products, organic cosmetics and personal care products will contain a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. For more information go to http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/indexIE.htm
What is soap?
Soap is the result of a chemical reaction, known as saponification, that occurs when an oil or fat is combined with a high alkali material. A fat or oil is made up of fatty acids attached to a glycerine backbone. The saponification process splits off the fatty acids from the glycerine allowing the fatty acids to combine with the alkali material to form soap. This free glycerin is retained in all Sanitek soaps thus providing additional moisturizing qualities.
Does Sanitek use an animal fats (tallow) in your soap production?
Sanitek uses only natural vegetable oils in the production of our soap. Made predominantly from refined coconut oil and other vegetabel oils, Sanitek soap providess a premium balance of lathering ability and emoilliency. We do not use any animal fat (often listed as tallowate) as do other bar and liquid soap manufacturers.