Zero Soap & Cleaner products are safe for you, your family, your pets, the environment, and your household surfaces!
1. Transparency! All our ingredients are listed on our labels, which are shown on the product page.
2. Our ingredients have no known health risks associated with their use when used in the expected concentration for the intended use
3. Our ingredients are responsibly sourced, sustainably produced and fully biodegradable
4. Our ingredients are plant originating or plant based, and are certified animal cruelty free - no testing, no animal products, including bee products!
5. Our products are 100% free from palm oil, and palm oil derivatives.
6. Our products are 100% Borax and Cocamidopropyl Betaine free! (Read why we don't endorse Borax here and Cocamidopropyl Betaine here)
In addition, our products are:
- Licensed NZ Made by Kahuku Natural
- Palm Oil Free
- Plastic Packaging Free
- Eco Friendly
- Vegan as certified by PETA Beauty without Bunnies
- Non/Low Allergen
- Non Toxic
- Septic System Safe
About Lye (Our Nature Liquid & Hard Bar Soaps are made with Lye)
All proper Soaps are made using Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide. This saponifies during the process with the oils and water and by the time your soap is a hard bar or finished liquid soap, the Sodium or Potassium Hydroxide has evaporated from the soap and has turned into bi products including glycerine.
Another name for the combination of Sodium or Potassium Hydroxide and Water is called Lye, or you will see it as "Saponified Oils".
A soap made without lye is made with either animal products like Tallow or a combination of detergents, surfactants and emollients from laboratory produced synthetics. Technically, it does not therefore meet the definition of soap.
People are sometimes worried about Sodium and Potassium Hydroxide. In a properly made soap it is completely absent from the soap once you buy it. We are actually not required to disclose lye, or sodium hydroxide as an ingredient because it is no longer in the finished product, however Kahuku believes in full disclosure.
Sodium Hydroxide can actually be found in food, as it is used in curing processes, and also adds "crunch" to some products like Pretzels.