Cleaning detergents usually have different ph levels, which makes them suitable for a variety of different applications. So, what exactly does it mean when you say "pH neutral"?

The term "pH" comes from the Latin phrase "potentia hydrogenii" and is used to refer to the amount of hydrogen ions present in an aqueous solution. The pH values vary from 0 to 14 (in certain rare circumstances, they can go as high as -1 to 15), and they are a reflection of the negative logarithm of the concentration of hydronium ions.

This information is very detailed, but more importantly it is necessary to remember: When an agent is combined with water, and only then, is a pH value determined (oil, for example, has no pH value).

All acids can be found in the pH range from 0 to 6. (0 is the most concentrated acid, 6 is the mildest).

The pH number of 7 is considered neutral, and a good example of this is pure water, which has a pH value of 7.

Lyes, commonly known as alkaline or bases, have pH values ranging from 8 to 14, and they are all included in that range (8 is the mildest lye, 14 the most concentrated).

Each pH value has been given its own unique hue. If you are using pH test strips, this information is useful since you can determine the pH level based on the colour that the test strip changes to. What contributions can acids and alkalis make to the cleaning process?

The pH value is one of the factors that, among other things, contributes to the fact that various cleaning agents are especially well suited for one or more of the cleaning tasks that need to be done around the house.

Acids and bases have their own unique effects: When it comes to removing inorganic and mineral filth, cleaning products that are acidic, such as citric acid e.g. Kalkex work exceptionally well. As a result, they are effective against limescale, and urine scale, and as a result, they are very popular in the bathroom.

However, special care should be taken when using acids on natural surfaces e.g. marble or slate as it can cause the stone to become dull or stained. Therefore we would always recommend to work with a ph neutral detergent only on natural surfaces. 

Acids are also not compatible with any type of metal for cleaning; even base metals like aluminium, iron, and zinc will have their surface attacked and destroyed.

On the other hand alkaline cleaners such as baking soda are good at removing organic debris such as grease, protein, blood, and soot from stones and wooden things in the garden. Due to their ability to dissolve fat, substances that have an alkaline effect often used in dishwashing detergents and general detergents.

The use of a ph neutral detergent can work as a universal cleaner around your entire home. The Protective Formula is a product that is environmentally-friendly and 99% biodegradable. In addition, it is more gentle on the skin compared to acidic or alkaline cleaners since it prevents the skin from drying out and getting irritated.

Acidic cleaners and the alkaline cleansers are not the same as the ph neutral detergents. Since ph neutral detergents do not produce any kind of reaction, they are classified as all-purpose cleaners.

The ph neutral Protective Formula is nitrate-and phosphate-free and only uses natural fragrances. It consists of 10-20% anionic surfactants, 5-10% biological solvents, 5-10% skin-protection ingredients (glycerine) and 1-5% starches. 

The surfactants and solvents found in this multi-purpose cleaner contributes significantly to the products' impressive efficacy. In most cases, cleaning requires the assistance of mechanical devices. Therefore we always recommend: The fibres do the cleaning and the ph neutral detergent assists with this task. It keep the fibres in a good condition and changes the tension of the water, so the mechanical-fibre cleaning technology can deliver the best results. 

The ph neutral detergent is used in combination with cloths and gloves while wiping, scrubbing and cleaning. When compared to acidic and alkaline cleansers, neutral cleaners offer a number of benefits as they won't destroy the fibres you are cleaning with. Ph neutral detergents are more gentle than any other type of cleaners, particularly in terms of their suitability on different surfaces.

These gentle cleaners are superior to the caustic cleaners for a number of other reasons as well, including occupational safety and skin contact.

They are kind to different materials and can be used on delicate surfaces without causing damage. What kind of responses does our skin have to different pH levels in cleaning products? Our skin is slightly acidic. The pH of the surface of the skin is typically between 5.4 and 5.9 all the time. This so-called acid protective layer of the skin results in numerous benefits for humans as a result of its interaction with perspiration, sebum, and the bacteria that are also a part of the skin flora.

The skin has the ability to defend itself against some of the damaging effects of the environment because to the slightly acidic environment. The naturally acidic environment of our skin flora also helps to defend us against various illnesses. Alkaline or acidic detergents can interfere with the balance on your skin. Therefore it is recommended that you limit to contact with alkaline or acidic on your skin.

Where can you use a ph neutral detergent?

A ph neutral detergent is a multi-purpose cleaner that can be used in various areas. Whether in the household, in the garden or on the go, it is an environmentally-friendly product for all kitchen and household chores.

  • Washing dishes: ½ teaspoon Protective Formula to 5l of water for a shiny wash. You can also use ph neutral detergent in the dishwasher if you don't have any dishwasher cleaner at hand.
  • Cleaning: Cleaning of all surfaces
  • Children's toys: safe method of cleaning toys
  • Cleaning the floor: Both tiles and wooden floors such as parquet or laminate, but also stone floors can be cleaned with it.
  • Carpets and upholstery: They can also be cleaned with ph neutral detergent.
  • Camping: As an all-rounder for washing dishes, laundry and against stains as it's biodegradable
  • Bicycles, prams, etc.: good against dirt and grease, e.g. B. cleaning the bike
  • Pool: cleaning of the pool
  • Against pests: environmentally friendly control of aphids
  • Stains and dirt: Prewash heavily soiled laundry
  • Detergent: You can also use ph neutral detergent in the washing machine as an environmentally friendly detergent. 
  • Pets: washing pets