People that use Frosch products are committed to nature and depend upon proven household remedies. Phosphates and similar chemicals never find their way into Frosch bottles. Instead, the green eco-pioneer focuses on the use of natural ingredients such as lemon and lavender, or proven household remedies like vinegar and soda. However, detergents are largely composed of surfactants – the so-called tensides. These ensure that grease and other substances – that are actually insoluble in water – can be absorbed by the water and rinsed out when doing the laundry or washing the dishes.
Frosch has always utilised tensides produced from regenerative, plant-based raw materials and has therefore never used crude oil-based tensides as found in conventional detergents and cleaning agents. But this does not go far enough for Frosch! In an ambitious project, Frosch is researching options for converting over the long term to the use of tensides from home-grown plants such as rapeseed, olives and flax (instead of coconut or palm oil). Since 2013 an increasing amount of these sustainably obtained tensides has been used in Frosch formulas. It goes without saying here, that the production of these oils does not compete with the production of foodstuffs. Today, Frosch products already contain between ten and one hundred percent tensides on the basis of European vegetable oils.
Further information on tensides from European production can be found » here .