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SIA Field and Forest continues industrial research on herbal water as a raw material for new household cleaning and personal hygiene product line



In August 2019, the Latvian organic farming company SIA “Field and Forest” and the largest Estonian household chemical company “Mayeri industries” AS started joint work on the development of new liquid cleaning and personal hygiene products. They will be based on herbal water as a natural fragrance. The project will result in the creation of four prototypes of new products – liquid soap, universal cleaner, laundry softener and dishwashing detergent.

Joint industrial research is being carried out to develop new product prototypes. In the period from April till the end of July 2020, SIA “Field and Forest” obtained raw floral waters from four plant sources inter alia chamomile, spruce and pine. The raw floral waters were analyzed in the laboratory to assess chemical composition and organoleptic properties. Taking into account the obtained results, the partners decided that the pine floral water will be used as the main raw material in further vacuum fractioning experiments.

In the reporting period, SIA “Field and Forest” initiated COSMOS and GACP (Good Agriculture and Collection Practice) certification procedures.

Development of new liquid cleaning and personal hygiene products based on herbal water as a natural fragrance was co-funded by the Interreg V-A Estonia-Latvia Cross Border Cooperation Program (project identification number EST-LAT 128, Herbal Waters).

This article reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the Interreg V-A Estonia – Latvia programme is not liable for how this information may be used.

About the companies

Mayeri Industries is the largest manufacturer of washing and cleaning products in the Baltic States. The target market for our products is the Nordic region. We believe that the washing and cleaning products can be produced without affecting the natural environment negatively. Mayeri Industries AS has the biggest laundry washing product portfolio with EU Ecolabel in Europe.

SIA “Field and Forest” is a certified organic agriculture company operating since 2005. It cultivates, harvests and processes organic crops, medicinal and aromatic plants. SIA “Field and Forest” is one of the largest organic chamomile growers and producers in the Eastern Europe. The company’s research activities are aimed at increasing genetic diversity of medicinal and aromatic plants, development of new plant cultivation methods and added-value products, and collection of traditional knowledge through ethnobotanical expeditions.

More about the project here.