If you can’t find third-party certified products, avoid the ingredients on this list. They can be harmful to our health or the environment.
2-butoxyethanol (or ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) and other glycol ethers.
Alkylphenol ethoxylates (some common ones: nonylphenol and octylphenol ethoxylates, octoxynols)
- Bisphenol A
- Dyes (may be listed as FD&C or D&C)
- Ethanolamines (common ones to look out for: monoethanolamine [MEA], diethanolamine [DEA], triethanolamine [TEA])
- Pine or citrus oil
Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Look out for these:
♢ alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC), benzalkonium chloride, dodecyl-dimethyl-benzyl ammonium chloride
♢ lauryl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride
♢ benzyl-C10-16-alkyldimethyl, chlorides
♢ benzyl-C12-16-alkyldimethyl, chlorides
♢ benzyl-C12-18-alkyldimethyl, chlorides
♢ benzyl-C16-18-alkyldimethyl, chloride
♢ didecyl and didecyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride