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Ingredient Glossary

It’s what’s inside that counts. Learn more about the ingredients we use in our formulas.

 

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AlcoholSolvent, viscosity controlFermented plant sugarsWorks as a solvent and helps make the product thin enough to be pourable or able to be sprayed.
Alcohol alkoxylateRinse aidBlend of plant-based & synthetic materialsHelps prevent filming and spotting from minerals in hard water.
Alcohol denaturedSolvent, viscosity controlFermented plant sugarsWorks as a solvent and helps make the product thin enough to be pourable or able to be sprayed.
Alcohol ethoxylateFragrance emulsifierBiodegrades readily; derived from synthetic sourcesEven though this ingredient comes from synthetic materials, it biodegrades readily and is non-toxic in use.
Alkyl polyglucosideSurfactantPlant oils & sugarsA general detergent that lifts away dirt and stains.
AmylaseStain removalFermented plant sugarsEnzymes help break down stains which is great for your dirty laundry. This enzyme is produced by a fermentation process.
BentoniteFabric softenerMineralThis natural clay helps soften fabrics.
BenzisothiazolinonePreservativeSyntheticPreservatives stop the growth of bacteria and micro-organisms in the product. Although it's a synthetic ingredient, it's completely biodegradable and safe for people.
Benzyl alcoholPreservativeBlend of plant-based & synthetic materialsPreservatives stop the growth of bacteria and micro-organisms in the product. Although it's a synthetic ingredient, it's completely biodegradable and safe for people.
Butyl glucosideWetting agentMade from plant sugarsA specialized ingredient that ensures that water evaporates from your plates after the dishwasher cycle has completed.
Calcium carbonateScrubbing aidNaturally occurring chalkCommonly found in chalk and limestone, calcium carbonate helps scrub away dirt and grime.
Calcium chlorideThickenerMineralCalcium chloride is similar to table salt and helps thicken the product.
Candida bombicola/glucose/rapeseed oil fermentSurfactantFermented from glucose & rapeseed oilYeast, sugar and oil are fermented to create a powerful surfactant.
Caprylyl/decyl glucosideSurfactantPlant sugars & oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Capryl glucosideSurfactantPlant sugars & oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Caprylyl/capryl glucosideSurfactantPlant sugars & oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
CarboxymethylcelluloseAnti-redeposition agentMade from wood & plant fibersAnti-redeposition agents help keep your clothes from looking grey or dingy by keeping the dirt in the water and not on your clothes.
CellulaseAnti-pillingFermented plant sugarsCellulase is an enzyme which helps reduce the possibility of pilling when your clothes are washed.
Citric acidOptimizes pHFermented plant sugarsUsed to adjust the pH and is completely biodegradable.
Citric acid solutionpH regulationFermented plant sugarsUsed to adjust the pH and is completely biodegradable.
Coco-glucosideSurfactantPlant sugars & oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Decyl/myristyl glucosideSurfactantPlant sugars & oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Dipalmitoylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfateFabric softenerBlend of plant-based & synthetic materialsProvides softening and some static control for your laundry.
Dipropylene glycolSolventSyntheticAllows the solution to pull grease and stains off of the surface.
Disodium disilicateBuilderMineralControls water alkalinity, provides corrosion protection.
EthanolDegreasing solvent, drying, stability improvingFermented plant sugarsAllows the solution to pull grease and stains off of the surface.
Fatty acids c12-18Anti-streak agentPlant-basedHelps prevent streaking on smooth surfaces.
Fatty alcohol alkoxylateSurfactantPlant-based & synthetic blendAn effective low-foam grease and oil lifter that is well-suited for heavy duty needs.
FragranceFragrancePlant-basedFragrances are a reminder of nature, and all potential allergens are voluntarily disclosed on the label.
Natural fragranceFragranceDerived from plants or microbesFragrances are a reminder of nature, and all potential allergens are voluntarily disclosed on the label.
GlycerinHumidity buffer, moisturizer, compatibilizer, mild solventVegetable oilsA multifunctional ingredient that is derived from vegetable oils.
Hydrogen Peroxide (6.75%)Non-chlorine bleachMade by bubbling air through water with a catalystGentle, color-safe bleach that whitens and brightens with a low impact on the environment.
Lactic acidpH regulationFermented plant sugarsUsed as a pH regulator to make gentle formulas.
L-aspartic acidWater softenerFermented plant sugarsThis softens water by binding with calcium and magnesium molecules and allowing the active ingredients to do their job.
Laureth-7 (ethoxylated coconut oil)SurfactantFermented plant sugarsSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Lauryl ethoxylateSurfactantCoconut & other plant-based oilsSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Lauryl glucosideSurfactantPlant sugars & oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Lauryl/myristyl glucosideSurfactantPlant sugars & oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
LinaloolFragranceNaturally occurring in plantsEcover fragrances are a reminder of nature, and all potential allergens are voluntarily disclosed on the label.
Linum usitatissimim seed oilMoisturizingFlaxseed oilHelps to condition your floors and surfaces.
LipaseStain removalFermented plant sugarsEnzymes help break down stains which is great for your dirty laundry. This enzyme is produced by a fermentation process.
Magnesium chlorideViscosity regulatorMineralThis mineral-based ingredient is used to thicken some of our liquid products, making the product easier to use.
MetasilicatepH corrector and corrosion inhibitorMineralThis is a readily abundant mineral used to maintain the correct pH level in your washing machine.
MethylisothiazolinonePreservativeSyntheticPreservatives stop the growth of bacteria and micro-organisms in the product. Although it's a synthetic ingredient, it's completely biodegradable and safe for people.
PhenoxyethanolAntioxidantSyntheticThis limits the oxidation of other ingredients in the formula. It is safe for people, has low skin and eye irritation and biodegrades readily.
Potassium cocoateSurfactantCoconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Potassium oleateSurfactant and foam controlMade from plant-based oleic acidSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
ProteaseStain removalFermented plant sugarsThis enzyme helps improve stain removal by breaking down protein and starch-based stains like blood and egg.
Sodium bicarbonatepH regulator and water softenerMineralThis softens water by binding with calcium and magnesium molecules and allowing the active ingredients to do their job.
Sodium carbonateWater softenerMineralThis softens water by binding with calcium and magnesium molecules and allowing the active ingredients to do their job.
Sodium carbonate peroxideAlkalinity booster and oxidizerMineralPeroxide is not toxic if ingested or comes into contact with skin, and it disperses safely in the environment.
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrateNon-chlorine bleachSoda ash & hydrogen peroxideGentle, color-safe bleach that whitens and brightens with a low impact on the environment.
Sodium chlorideViscosity regulatorMineralSodium chloride is the scientific name for table salt. Salt regulates the thickness of the product and keeps the other ingredients stable.
Sodium citrateWater softenerMade from plant sugarsThis softens water by binding with minerals and allowing the active ingredients to do their job.
Sodium gluconateWater softenerFermented plant sugarsThis softens water by binding with minerals and allowing the active ingredients to do their job.
Sodium laureth sulfateSurfactantPlant oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Sodium lauryl sulfateSurfactantPlant oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
Sodium metasilicatepH correctorMineralThis comes from a widely abundant mineral. Its job is to maintain the correct pH level in your washing machine.
Sodium percarbonateBleaching agentMineralPercarbonate is an oxidizing bleach without the environmental effects of some bleaching agents.
Sodium polyaspartateWater softener and dispersantFermented plant sugarsControls hard water effects during cleaning and helps to suspend soil. Non-toxic to skin and readily biodegradable.
Sodium polyitaconateWater softener and dispersantFermented plant sugarsControls hard water effects during cleaning and helps to suspend soil. Non-toxic to skin and readily biodegradable.
Sodium disilicateBuilderMineralControls water alkalinity, provides corrosion protection.
Sodium silicatepH corrector and corrosion inhibitorMineralThis comes from a widely abundant mineral and is used to maintain the correct ph level in your washing machine.
Sodium sulfateImproves surfactant activityMineralImproves the efficiency of a powder, allowing you to use smaller quantities.
Sorbic acidPreservativeSyntheticPreservatives stop the growth of bacteria and micro-organisms in the product. Although it's a synthetic ingredient, it's completely biodegradable and safe for people.
Sorbitan sesquicaprylateSurfactantSorbitol & plant oils such as coconut oilSurfactants do most of the hard work to remove the dirt and grime from your clothes, dishes and surfaces.
SorbitolTablet binding agentMade from plant sugarsThis is a sugar-derived alcohol used to bind the ingredients together in our dishwasher tablets.
SubtilisinStain removalFermented plant sugarsEnzymes help break down stains which is great for your dirty laundry. This enzyme is produced by a fermentation process.
TAEDBleach activationSyntheticTetra acetyl ethylene diamine, or TAED, helps our bleaching agents to be effective at lower temperatures.
Trisodium citrate dihydrateWater softenerMade from plant sugarsThis softens water by binding with minerals and allowing the active ingredients to do their job.
Water (aqua)SolventDeionized waterWater is an excellent solvent and helps all of the other ingredients do their job.
Xanthan gumThickenerFermented plant sugarsThis natural thickener comes from fermentation of plant sugars.
ZeoliteWater softenerMineralThis softens water by binding with minerals and allowing the active ingredients to do their job.

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