The ingredients for healthy living

Osmo Hartwachs-Öl protects wooden flooring against dirt, stains and wear effectively and durably. At the same it helps to create a healthy living environment in your home. 

To give you, the consumer, the opportunity to see the quality and safety of our products for yourself, we publish lists of our ingredients on the internet. These “full declarations” including ingredients and the corresponding certificates and accreditations can be found on our website.

The name Osmo has stood for more than 100 years for reliable wood products, and for over 50 years for high quality and safe wood finishes. For your trust, we would like to thank our customers round the world – by providing the most transparency possible. You deserve it.


Full declarations

Sustainability & Certificates

How OSMO HARTWACHS-ÖL supports a healthy living environment:

  • Osmo Hartwachs-Öl is based on natural waxes that have been approved for the food industry
  • Safe for humans, animals and plants / suitable for children’s toys (according to German DIN 53160 and DIN EN 71.3)
  •  No harmful biocides, no preservatives or aromatic compounds
  • Food safe (Euro Norm EN 1186)
  • No allergy-causing turpentine oils

Ingredients explained in simple language

1. THE BASIS: NATURAL OILS AND WAXES
Natural oils and waxes are the most important ingredients in Osmo Hartwachs-Öl. Sunflower oil, soybean oil and thistle oil act as binding components and penetrate deep into the wood. Carnauba and candelilla waxes protect the wood from outside and ease care and maintenance. To improve wax pliability, we have added high quality paraffin.

2. FOR BRUSHABILITY: SOLVENTS
Solvents are necessary to facilitate applications with a brush. In our products, we use benzene-free dearomatized white spirit. This type of white spirit is free of harmful aromatic compounds and nearly odourless. When the finish dries, the white spirit evaporates. We forego the use of any allergy-causing “natural solvents”, such as orange oils or turpentine oil, because turpentine oil is known to be a main cause of dermatitis.

3. A DAB OF COLOUR: EARTHS
For the subtle colouring effect of Osmo Hartwachs-Öl Farbig, we use clay rock and earths of mineral origin. All earths are freed of any possible traces of heavy metals and are therefore completely safe.

4. AS FEW ADDITIVES AS POSSIBLE
To improve technical properties, small amounts of additives are put into a product. Osmo is extremely conservative with additives. In Osmo Hartwachs-Öl, you will not find any preservatives, aromatic compounds or biocides. The tiniest amount of additives is still needed to ensure that Osmo Hartwachs-Öl dries evenly, does not form a film and repels water. We do not use any additives classified as toxic or very toxic in any Osmo product.

Ingredients for healthy living