Ingredients

From the beginning, we've always listed all our ingredients on our products. 

Below you'll find definitions of all the ingredients we use, what they are and why we use them. We look at design and manufacturing holistically. Safe and sustainable chemistry, reusable and recyclable packaging and product effectiveness are core to all Common Good products. All our raw materials are sustainably sourced, animal by-product free and biodegradable. 

We review what the Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org) has to say about an ingredient before we use it in one of our products. The EWG is a non-profit organization that compiles well-researched, scientific information on chemicals found in things humans use every day, such as water, beauty products, and cleaning products. Click on the names below to see what they have to say about our ingredients.  

INGREDIENT WHAT IS IT? WHY USE IT?
aloe barbadensis  leaf juice from aloe  plant natural moisturizer 
amylase enzyme plant-derived enzyme helps break down starch based soil 
caprylyl/capryl glucoside sugar-derived surfactant from corn, potatoes mild sulfate free cleaning agent 
cetyl betaine mild surfactant gentle cleansing power 
citric acid natural, non-GMO corn-derived water softener hard water stain removal and natural preservative 
citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit extract oil 100% pure essential oil natural fragrance 
cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine coconut-based surfactant cleansing, foaming and thickening 
cocamidopropylamine oxide coconut-based surfactant  mild cleaning and foaming agent
coconut fatty acid coconut oil based cleanser water soluble and provides quick lather
decyl glucoside sugar-derived surfactant mild SLS-free cleanser great for people with sensitive skin
disodium-2 sulfolaurate coconut-derived surfactant mild, non-drying cleanser and foaming agent
ethyhexylglycerin preservative paraben-free preservative
glycerin vegetable-derived humectant moisturizer
gluconic acid plant-derived non-caustic acid occurs naturally in fruit and dissolves mineral deposits
isopropyl alcohol alcohol evaporation and germicide
L lactic acid plant-derived lactic acid good descaler and soap scum remover and natural antibacterial agent
lauramine oxide plant-derived surfactant mild, sulfate free surfactant 
lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil 100% pure essential oil natural fragrance
lipase enzyme plant-derived enzyme   helps break down fatsnatural
melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil 100% pure essential oil  natural plant-based fragrance
phenoxyethanol preservative paraben-free preservative
potassium hydroxide mineral-based pH adjuster and cleaning agent pH adjuster that is safe when used in low concentrations
potassium carbonate mineral-based inorganic salt to adjust pH
protease enzyme plant-derived enzyme     helps break down proteins
purified water mechanically filtered water cleaned of contaminants
sodium benzoate synthetic preservative well tested, food grade preservative -when used in formulas free from vitamin C it is benzene free
sodium chloride inorganic salt (table salt) to increase viscosity 
sodium citrate mineral based salt to adjust acidity
sodium cocoamphoacetate coconut-derived surfactant mild sulfate free cleaning agent
sodium cocoyl isethionate coconut-derived surfactant   mild SLS-free cleanser that allows dirt to be washed awaymild
sodium gluconate cleaning and chelating agent water softener and cleaning agent
sodium hydroxide inorganic salt to adjust pH levels
sodium lauroamphoacetate coconut-derived surfactant  mild sulfate-free cleaning agent
sodium lauryl sulfoacetate coconut-derived cleanser mild cleanser with good foaming properties
sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate coconut-derived surfactant    mild sulfate free cleaning agent
sodium methyl-2 sulfolaurate coconut-derived surfactant    mild cleanser with good foaming properties
sodium methyl cocol taurate coconut-derived surfactant    mild sulfate free cleaning agent
tetrasodium glutamate diacetate chelating agent non-EDTA water softener