ingredients + colorants

curious to know exactly what’s in your hand wash, laundry detergent or cleaner? you’ve come to the right place. below you is the exhaustive list of every ingredient and colorant used to make our products. each has been rigorously assessed by the EPEA for health + environmental safety (summarized below), so you can make an informed decision about what you use on your body and in your home. it’s not exactly beach reading, but we hope it makes you feel as good.

ingredient what it is health + environmental summary
alcohol ethoxylate fragrance emulsifier low skin irritation and not toxic in use; biodegrades readily; made from synthetic materials
alkyl polyglucoside surfactant (cleaning agent) very gentle on skin and not toxic to people; biodegrades readily; made from corn sugars and coconut oil
aloe vera gel moisturizer safe for people, moisturizing to skin; biodegrades readily; sourced from natural aloe plants
amylase enzyme safe for people (non-toxic to skin or ingested); biodegrades readily; made from natural materials
benzophenone-4 UV absorber not toxic or irritating in use to skin or eyes; moderate biodegradability; made from synthetic materials
bio 1,3-propanediol solvent non-toxic, low skin and eye irritation; biodegrades readily; made from corn starches
boric acid cleaning salt low irritation to skin or eyes, not toxic in use; disperses safely in the environment; widely available resource
calcium carbonate finely milled marble abrasive not irritating to skin, not toxic if ingested; disperses safely in the environment; sourced from natural marble
calcium chloride enzyme stabilizer non-toxic if ingested and not irritating to skin; safely disperses in environment; comes from abundant mineral source
canola-amidoethyl hydroxyethylammonium methyl sulfate softener non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from canola oil
caprylyl glucoside surfactant (cleaning agent) very gentle on skin and not toxic to people; biodegrades readily; made from corn sugars and coconut oil
carboxylate polyester builder / anti-redeposition non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; inherently biodegradable; made using synthetic materials
cellulase cleaning enzymes not toxic in product use; safe in environment; made from natural materials
cetrimonium chloride softening agent not irritating in use to skin or ingested; biodegrades inherently; derived from plant oils.
citric acid complexing agent not toxic in use if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades readily; produced from corn sugars
cocamide DEA surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation in use and not toxic; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
cocamidopropyl betaine surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation in use and not toxic; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
cocamidopropylamine oxide surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation in use and not toxic; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
coco alcohol ethoxylate fragrance emulsifier low skin irritation and not toxic in use; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut / palm oil
coco glucoside emulsifier very gentle on skin and not toxic to people; biodegrades readily; made from corn sugars and coconut oil
coco methyl ester + sulfonate/ethoxylate surfactant (cleaning agent) non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from coconut oil
coco methyl ester ethoxylate emulsifier non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from coconut oil
coco methyl ester sulfonate surfactant (cleaning agent) non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from coconut oil
copper sulfate pentahydrate water mineralizer harvested from mineral source; not accumulative in environment.
d-limonene solvent renewably harvested from citrus fruit; degrades readily in the environment.
deceth-5 surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation in use and not toxic; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
decyl glucoside surfactant (cleaning agent) very gentle on skin and not toxic to people; biodegrades readily; made from corn sugars and coconut oil
dicocoethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate softener + antistatic active non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from coconut oil
dimethicone polishing agent not toxic if ingested, very low skin irritation potential; degrades by hydrolysis in the environment; made from sand and synthetic materials
dimethicone emulsion polishing agent not toxic if ingested, very low skin irritation potential; degrades by hydrolysis in the environment; made from sand and synthetic materials
dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether solvent non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made using synthetic materials
distyrylbiphenolsulfonate optical brightener non-toxic, not irritating to skin or a cause of allergies; will not accumulate in the environment; made from synthetic materials
ethanol solvent (alcohol) non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; fermented from corn sugars
ethoxylated lauryl alcohol surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation and not toxic in use; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
ethyl levulinate glycerol ketal solvent non-toxic and not irritating to skin; made from renewable wood trimmings; readily biodegradable
ethyl levulinate propylene glycol ketal solvent non-toxic and not irritating to skin; made from renewable wood trimmings; readily biodegradable
fatty acid amine complex odor absorber non-toxic in use and not irritating; blend of synthetic materials and plant-based fatty acid.
fragrance oil blend fragrance free of phthalates and other dirty ingredients, not irritating to skin or toxic in use; partial natural essential oil content, partially synthetic ingredients
glycerin moisturizer not toxic for people and no skin irritation; biodegrades readily; derived from plant sources
glycerine carbonate emulsifier not toxic if ingested or to skin (not irritating); biodegrades readily; made from vegetable glycerin and minerals
glyceryl lipids antistatic agents gentle on skin and not toxic; biodegrade readily and non-accumulative; made from corn sugars and plant oils
glycol distearate softening agent gentle on skin and not toxic; biodegrades readily and not accumulative; made from plant oils + synthetic materials
hydroxypropylmethycellulose binder + coating non-toxic starch; degradable in the environment; derived from abundant plant fiber
imino disuccinate chelator not toxic to skin or ingested; readily biodegradable; made from natural corn sugars
isothiazolinone preservative stop bacterial growth safe for people (low skin + eye irritation); biodegrades readily; made from synthetic materials
itaconic acid polymer dispersant non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; inherently biodegradable; 100% biobased – produced from renewable materials
lactic acid hard water dissolver non-toxic in use if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades readily; produced from corn sugars
lauramine oxide surfactant (cleaning agent) not toxic in use, no chronic health effects; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
lauryl + oleoyl alcohol ethoxylates surfactant (cleaning agent) not toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from coconut + other natural oils
layered sodium disilicate coating not toxic in use; readily disperses in environment; abundant mineral source
magnesium aluminum silicate (clay) dispersant not irritating to skin, not toxic for people; disperses safely in the environment; sourced from natural clay
methoxyisopropanol solvent not toxic if ingested or to skin (not irritating); biodegrades readily; made from synthetic materials
methyloxirane surfactant (cleaning agent) not toxic to skin or ingested; not persistent in the environment; made from synthetic sources
MIPA-lactate chelating agent non-toxic in use if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades readily; produced from corn sugars
oleic acid surface conditioner not toxic for people, not irritating to skin; biodegrades readily; natural component of plant oils
oregano oil botanical antibacterial agent botanical extract or oregano (origanum vulgare); degrades readily in the environment.
organic acid salts antispotting agent + accelerator not toxic to skin or ingested; readily biodegradable; derived from natural sources
PEG 400 dioleate polishing and shining agent derived from oleic acid found in natural oils (palm, olive and coconut oils), safe for people, biodegrades after use
phenoxyethanol antioxidant safe for people (low skin + eye irritation); biodegrades readily; made from synthetic materials
polyacrylic acid thickener not toxic if ingested, not irritating to skin or eyes; not bioaccumulative; made from synthetic materials
polyquart-95 surface modifier non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; biodegradable; made from renewable starch sources
polysorbate 20 emulsifier not toxic and not irritating to skin in use; biodegradation expected; derived from coconut oil + corn sugars
potassium citrate complexing agent not toxic in use if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades readily; produced from corn sugars
potassium cocoate (coconut oil soap) soap not toxic and low residue; biodegrades readily; condensed coconut oil
potassium hydroxide boost alkalinity, dissolve stains not toxic in product use; safe in environment; abundant mineral source
potassium lactate hard water dissolver not toxic in use if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades readily; produced from corn sugars
PPG-6-laureth-3 surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation in use and not toxic; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
preservative stop bacterial growth safe for people (low skin + eye irritation); biodegrades readily; made from synthetic materials
propylene glycol solvent non-toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made using synthetic materials
protease enzyme safe for people (non-toxic to skin or ingested); biodegrades readily; made from natural materials
purified water solvent non-toxic; safe in environment; widely available
secondary alkane sulfonate surfactant (cleaning agent) non-toxic in use and not irritating to skine; readily biodegradable; made using synthetic materials
sodium bicarbonate boost alkalinity, dissolve stains baking soda – not toxic if eaten or in skin contact; disperses safely in the environment; abundant mineral source
sodium borate decahydrate cleaning salt low irritation to skin or eyes, not toxic in use; disperses safely in the environment; widely available resource
sodium carbonate boost alkalinity, dissolve stains baking soda analog – not toxic if eaten or in skin contact; disperses safely in the environment; abundant mineral source
sodium carbonate peroxide alkanity booster + oxidizer baking soda analog + peroxide – not toxic ingested or in skin contact; disperses safely in the environment; abundant mineral source
sodium chloride salt table salt – safe for people (unless too much is eaten on potato chips); widely available and safe in the environment
sodium citrate complexing agent non-toxic, non-allergenic and not irritating to skin; fermented from renewable corn sugars; degrades readily in the environment.
sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate (DOSS) surfactant (cleaning agent) not accumulative and moderate deagradation in the environment; made from synthetic materials.
sodium distyrylbiphenol disulfonate optical brightener doesn't bind to skin or form residue; biodegrades readily; made from synthetic materials
sodium gluconate buffer, anti-spotting agent not toxic in use and not irritating to skin; readily biodegradable; made from corn sugars
sodium lactate hard water dissolver non-toxic if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades readily; produced from corn sugars
sodium laureth sulfate surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation and not toxic in use; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
sodium lauryl sulfate surfactant (cleaning agent) low skin irritation in use and not toxic; biodegrades readily; derived from coconut oil
sodium polyaspartate chelator + dispersant not toxic to skin or ingested; readily biodegradable; derived from natural sources
sodium sesquicarbonate boost alkalinity, dissolve stains baking soda analog – not toxic if eaten or in skin contact; disperses safely in the environment; abundant mineral source
tetra-acetyl ethylene diamine percarbonate accelerator not toxic to skin or ingested; biodegradable in the environment; made from synthetic sources
thyme oil botanical antibacterial agent botanical extract of thyme (thymus vulgaris); degrades readily in the environment.
vegetable glycerin solvent not toxic in use if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades readily; produced from vegetable glycerin
vitamin E skin conditioner good for skin, non-toxic, widely available
xanthan gum thickening gum non-toxic if ingested or in skin contact; biodegrades inherently; naturally fermented from corn sugars
psst…here’s more detail about the colorants used in our product formulations.
colorant used in these products health + environmental summary
annatto seed extract Ginger Yuzu (APC, all floor cleaner) derived from annatto seeds; non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, no or low skin irritation potential; low aquatic toxicity and inherent biodegradation
bright yellow Pink Grapefruit (dish, APC); Cucumer (dish, APC); Sweet Pea (APC); Lime and Sea Salt (APC, Dish); Lemon Ginger (floor cleaner); Lemon Mint (dish) non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, no or low skin irritation potential; low aquatic toxicity and slow biodegradation; made from synthetic materials.
brilliant orange Clementine (APC, dish, dilutable floor); Almond (Wood Floor Cleaner); Daily Clean Wood Spray non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, no or low skin irritation potential; low aquatic toxicity and slow biodegradation; made from synthetic materials.
blue HP Cucumber (APC); Sea Minerals (APC, dish); Lavender (APC, floor); Lime and Sea Salt (APC, dish); Wood Floor Cleaner; Daily Clean Wood Spray non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, moderate skin irriation potential in pure form; low aquatic toxicity and slow biodegradation; made from synthetic materials.
blue MC Antibac Toilet, Lil’ Bowl Blu Toilet; Cucumer (dish) non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, no or low skin irritation potential; low aquatic toxicity and inherent biodegradation; made from synthetic materials.
green GG Cucumber (APC), Sweet Pea (APC) non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, no or low skin irritation potential; low aquatic toxicity and inherent biodegradation; made from synthetic materials.
pink AL Pink Grapefruit (APC, dish); Clementine (APC, dish, dilutable floor) Glass Cleaner. non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, no or low skin irritation potential; low aquatic toxicity and inherent biodegradation; made from synthetic materials.
Red ST Lavender (APC, dilutable floor); Fresh Currant (dish) non-toxic, free of heavy metals, azo groups and carcinogens, not mutagenic, no or low skin irritation potential; low aquatic toxicity and slow biodegradation; made from synthetic materials.
* NOTE:  

“APC” stands for all-purpose spray cleaner; “dish” signifies our dish pump bottles + dish pump refills.