Frequently Asked Questions
Are Pental soaps Australian owned and made?
Yes, all Pental products are proudly Australian owned and made.
Are Pental soaps tested on animals?
No, we do not test any of our products on animals.
Are Pental soaps biodegradable?
Yes, however, it is worth noting the following potential side effects:
- Soap products are alkaline, which can cause an increase in the pH of the soil. If the pH increases too much, it can affect the uptake of iron in plants, which will usually manifest as yellowing of new leaves.
- Soap contains salt, which can build up in the soil and adversely affect the plants; however this can be rectified by the addition of gypsum and compost.
- The fats and oils present in soap may cause the soil to become water repellent. This is easily rectified by the addition of a soil re-wetting agent.
All of the above possible problems can be prevented from occurring if the garden is kept well mulched and contains a lot of organic matter, such as compost, manure, etc. We would also advise contacting your local water authority concerning the use of grey water; they will have some valuable advice and tips on safe grey water usage.