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how is the charcoal sourced?
ZERO products contain food/cosmetic grade activated charcoal from Soil Association accredited sources in the UK when we are unable to manufacture our own.
The unique nature of ZERO and our traditional natural farming methods enable us to utilise the "waste" from the growing of hemp to make activated hemp charcoal utilising the hemp stalk/shiv (ain't no coconuts grown in Devon!)
Charcoal is "activated" by steam from boiling water (we have a unique ZERO WASTE ACTIVATION method which ensures this process is emission free)
what are the benefits for health?
Activated Charcoal (carbon) is used in many health and beauty products for it's ability to absorb toxins and impurities.
The structure of microscopic small pores allows it to absorb chemical substances such as impurities and oil on the skin and hair.
It is an inert element and is often consumed for gut health.
hemp activated charcoal?
ZERO (Ballagh Micro Farm) works closely with the hemp farms that supply our hemp seed oil.
When the shiv (inner woody core) from the crop is pyrolised it becomes pure carbon.
We activate this charcoal with steam and it is used within our soap (limited) and also our farming practices (Bio-Char).
WHAT DOES SAPONIFIED MEAN?
Saponification* is a process by which triglycerides are reacted with lye (dissolved in water) to produce "soap."
The triglycerides for ZERO soap is found in 100% virgin cold pressed organic hemp seed oil.
*The naturally derived ingredients from this process are Potassium Hempseedate and Glycerin.
There is ZERO trace of lye after saponification
and the soap is pH neutral
WHAT IS THE zeRo METHOD?
The ZERO soap process is based on a traditional method & recipe for creating the most organic, synthetic free, pH neutral soap.
Utilising the natural exothermic reaction to create the simplest and most effective form of soap.
where is hemp seed oil sourced?
It is with great pride that we source our hemp seed oil from ethical, local and organic UK farms.
Currently working exclusively with
VITALITY (west sussex) and
(SOON: Warwickshire, Cotswolds, Devon, Kent, Yorkshire)
Learn more about us and our work with Hemp and Natural Farming methods in Permaculture International and Bloom magazines (see PRESS).
WHAT IS DEIONISED WATER?
DE-IONISED water which has had ions (electrically charged atoms and molecules) removed through a filtration or de-ionisation process.
DE-IONISED water is almost pure H20 containing no IONS and has no charge.
CAN I USE TAP/bottled WATER ?
We advise that using tap water* (unless in a soft water area or home supply is treated) will be least effective, but *WARM water will always work, so use only a little soap paste and less water at a time.
For optimal results always use SOFT WATER which will be De-Ionised, Aqua, Distilled, Reverse Osmosis or Rainwater (which is free, local and naturally SOFT!)
Tap water normally contains ions which have come from the soil, e.g. sodium and calcium; also ions from water pipes, e.g. iron and copper.
To test your water, simply add a small amount of ZERO Soap Paste to water. If the water remains clear and not cloudy, your water is SOFT. Yay!
WHY USE DE-IONISED WATER?
De-ionised water wants to absorb ions because it has been stripped of its own.
These ions can include the minerals and contaminants found in dirt, which makes it an effective cleaning agent.
It is especially effective as it leaves no residue (ask a window cleaner!).
Due to its high purity, using within cosmetic products extends shelf life.