This is sometimes used as a substitute for, but also in addition to, phosphates. It is a sequestering agent that attracts heavy metals such as lead and mercury, both of which have known carcinogenic properties. These heavy metals can eventually find their way back into water supplies and are extremely difficult to remove completely.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Enzymes are present in all living organisms. They can and do cause severe skin irritations and asthma attacks. In the manufacturing process, enzymes can be genetically engineered and have been known to cause pulmonary haemorrhaging.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Used in laundry products to give an illusion of “whiteness”, they attach themselves to fabric to reflect “white light”. Clothes only appear cleaner. Optical brighteners are extremely difficult to biodegrade and can cause severe skin irritation. They can also cause mutations to microorganisms in receiving waters.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Yes, in some products you will find animal urea (derived from urine). It breaks down chemical bonds in proteins and is cheap and plentiful in supply.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

The wax secreted in wool-bearing animals. Lanolin for cleaning products is often sourced from the cheapest grade sheep stock, often in less health than food grade or medical grade stock. Products containing lanolin are not suitable for vegans or those who have animal welfare high on their agenda.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

The preservative – known as mi – is used in a wide range of shampoos, moisturisers and shower gels as well as make-up and baby wipes. But dermatologists warn people are being exposed to much higher doses than before, leading to a steep rise in allergies known as contact dermatitis where the skin becomes red and itchy and can sting and blister.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

An animal triglyceride derived from beef fat. Tallow required for cleaning products is usually sourced from intensively farmed animals as it is the cheapest source. Products containing tallow are not suitable for vegans or those who have animal welfare high on their agenda.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Is a high production volume ingredient used as an antibacterial, often found in antibacterial liquid hand soaps. Triclosan was first registered as a pesticide and is known to be hazardous to humans including liver and inhalation toxicity, interferes with muscle function and may also alter hormone regulation.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Genetically or synthetically modified organisms are now being added to cleaning products, which replaces the requirement for the use of palm oil. There have been no independent safety tests to prove that these methods are safe on humans.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

These are contained in conventional toilet cleaners, sanitisers, nappy powders, washing powders and dishwasher detergents. During the breakdown of these types of bleach, carcinogenic toxic substances are formed which are similar to the banned pesticide d.D.T.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Most conventional household cleaners contain petroleum-derived additives and detergents. They often break down incompletely and contain toxic impurities that are highly irritant, cause allergic reactions and can endanger plant and animal life.

In addition to the ingredients listed the following ingredients are found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics. We never use them.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Added to soaps to make them softer and easier to machine mould.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Traditionally used to preserve corpses, formaldehyde is used to prolong the life of many conventional products!

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Unless specifically stated that it is from a vegetable source, glycerin or glycerine will be obtained from the rendered carcasses of dead animals.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Made from water, caustic soda and the rendered fat from dead animals.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Make finished products more visually appealing.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Cheap substitutes for natural oils and essences.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

A colouring agent that enhances the opacity of products to make them look uniformly clearer. Causes pollution in water courses.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Used as water softeners and to improve cleaning, they can stimulate excessive growth of algae in the receiving waters. These algae often grow in such great numbers that the water becomes starved of oxygen, killing fish and plant life. This condition is known as eutrophication and exists in Lake Erie, North America. Lake Erie is practically devoid of all marine life.

This ingredient is NOT found in any of our Forest Hog natural cleaning products

Added to soaps to make them softer and easier to machine mould.

This ingredient is found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics.

WE NEVER USE IT.

Traditionally used to preserve corpses, formaldehyde is used to prolong the life of many conventional products!

This ingredient is found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics.

WE NEVER USE IT.

Unless specifically stated that it is from a vegetable source, glycerin or glycerine will be obtained from the rendered carcasses of dead animals.

This ingredient is found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics.

WE NEVER USE IT.

Made from water, caustic soda and the rendered fat from dead animals.

This ingredient is found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics.

WE NEVER USE IT.

Make finished products more visually appealing.

This ingredient is found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics.

WE NEVER USE IT.

Cheap substitutes for natural oils and essences.

This ingredient is found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics.

WE NEVER USE IT.

A colouring agent that enhances the opacity of products to make them look uniformly clearer. Causes pollution in water courses.

This ingredient is found in the majority of conventional, propriety brands of soaps, toiletries and cosmetics.

WE NEVER USE IT.

  • Aqua

  • Pure orange oil

  • Plant cellulose

  • Vegetable extract

  • Plant cellulose

  • Coconut extract

  • 0.01% caustic

  • PH6.9 -7

  • Natural cleansers, made from corn and coconut

  • Citrusol

  • Sodium citrate (a natural derivative of citrus fruit)

  • Orange oil extract

For a list of each individual Forest Hog product ingredients

please visit the shop.

Our raw products are shipped.

Yes, shipping costs are calculated at Royal Mail rates, per item.

The bottles are manufactured using the most ‘natural’ plastic available for recycling purposes, but, the contents are inclined to change the structure in varied room or outdoor temperatures because of the air trapped between the product and the closure. We are addressing this.

None of our products have had stabilizers added. This is the finest way to establish whether your natural product is natural or whether it has been processed to please us! Just shake and it mixes easily.

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