Development of natural soap from Saponaria plants

Host Organisation: Cyherbia Botanical Park Ltd
Partner Organisation(s): PA 1: Frederick Research Center PA 2: MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Project Budget: 218.090,00 €
IDEK Funding: 199.256,00 €

The main objective of the proposed project is the isolation of saponin extracts from Saponaria plants, a common species and an endemic species found and grown in Cyprus, to develop antimicrobial soaps. The soaps, made from pure saponin extracts with no chemicals or synthetic additives, will be highly suitable for sensitive and atopic skin. Saponaria plants are highly enriched in saponins, a physical source of natural ingredients that exhibit foaming characteristics and may be used in the production of antibacterial cleansing soaps