Ingredients Glossary

Ingredient Glossary


Thelma Ingredients Quote

We are proud of the ingredients in our products and list them on every label, as well as share additional information below. Our products are specifically formulated to be safe for use in and around the home with family, children and pets. We work hard to ensure our products have the very best combination of ingredients-combinations that not only work hard on your daily dirt and grime, but that fill your home with garden-inspired scents.

We make intelligent, responsible raw material choices, and whenever possible, obtain materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, corn, soy or olive. At times we choose not to use a plant-derived material for reasons of efficacy, consistency and safety.

Our products do not contain ammonia, chlorine, glycol solvents, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, artificial colorants, phosphates or petroleum distillates.

We do not test our products on animals, nor are our products made with animal-derived ingredients.

Our packaging is recyclable and we use at least 25% post-consumer plastic in our bottles.

We manufacture according to exacting personal care standards in a cosmetic-grade cGMP facility. cGMP is an abbreviation for the term "current Good Manufacturing Practice," which refers to FDA regulations regarding the manufacturing, testing, and quality control of pharmaceutical and food products.

All suppliers of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day ingredients derived from Palm Oil are members of RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil). Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day supports sustainable practices of eco-sensitive areas throughout Asia, Africa and South America like the Brazilian rain forests.

INGREDIENT WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT DO? CAS NUMBERS
Abies Alba (Fir) Leaf Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 8021-27-0
Alcohol Denat.
corn-derived ethanol reduces viscosity and holds all ingredients together in solution 64-17-5
Alcohol Denat. (Glass Cleaner)
corn-derived ethanol aids fast evaporation for reduced streaking and gives lift to the fragrance 64-17-5
Alcohol Ethoxylate
plant derived surfactant (surface active agent) provides cleaning and grease cutting 166736-08-9
Alcohols C7-21 Ethoxylate
plant derived surfactant (surface active agent) provides cleaning and grease cutting 68991-48-0
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
natural plant extract from aloe vera helps to soothe and protect skin 94349-62-9
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
natural plant extract from aloe vera helps to soothe and protect skin 85507-69-3
Amylase Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes starch stains and helps surfactant ingredients clean even better 9000-90-2,
57-55-6
Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8015-77-8
Benzisothiazolinone
non-formaldehyde, preservative safe and effective product preservative, < 1% of total volume to ensure shelf life safety 2634-33-5
Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract
natural plant extract from birch bark cuts grease naturally to aid removal of soils 84012-15-7
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
natural botanical extract from the Karite tree softens and conditions skin providing Vitamin E 194043-92-0
C16-18 and C18 Unsaturated Glycerides
biodegradable esterquat from palm oil eliminates static and softens fabrics 157905-74-3
C16-18 Fatty Acids
biodegradable esterquat from palm oil eliminates static and softens fabrics 157905-74-3
Calcium Carbonate
natural mineral provides gentle abrasive action for cleaning without scratching 1317-65-3
Calcium Chloride
natural mineral salt adjusts product thickness and flow 10043-52-4
Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8006-81-3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
coconut derived emollient helps soften skin 73398-61-5
Carboxymethyl Inulin
plant-derived chelating agent binds metal ions in wash water to optimize cleaning performance 430439-54-6
Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8000-68-8
Carya Ovata (Shagbark Hickory) Bark Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance 91723-46-5
Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 92201-55-3,
8023-85-6
Cetostearyl Alcohol
naturally derived fatty alcohol blend thickens and emulsifies product for consistency 67762-27-0
Cetyl Alcohol
coconut derived fatty alcohol thickens and emulsifies product for consistency 36653-82-4
Citric Acid
natural fruit acid modifies the pH of the formula for optimum cleaning and stability 77-92-9
Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance 90244-99-8
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8008-26-2
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8007-75-8,
68648-33-9
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 8008-57-9
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8016-20-4
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8008-56-8
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8008-56-8
Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 8008-57-9
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
plant- derived surfactant (surface active agent) cleans and modifies foam 61789-40-0
Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
very mild surfactant (surface active agent) foams and cleanses without stripping away natural oils from skin 691400-36-9
Coco Glucoside
mild sugar derived surfactant provides cleaning 141464-42-8
Coconut Acid
fatty acid derived from coconut reduces foaming 61788-47-4
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8007-02-1,
89998-16-3
Decyl Glucoside
mild sugar- derived surfactant (surface active agent) helps keep other ingredients blended while cleaning 68515-73-1,
110615-47-9
Dihydrogenated Palmoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
biodegradable esterquat from palm oil softens fabrics 61788-47-4
Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate
readily biodegradable surfactant from coconut provides foaming and cleaning power 38841-48-4
Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 8000-48-4,
84625-32-1
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8000-34-8,
84961-50-2
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 8000-34-8,
84961-50-2
Fragrance (ingredients may include those found at www.ifraorg.org
mixture of natural, high-quality essential oils and safe synthetic fragrance ingredients smells great and provides an aromatherapeutic experience Proprietary
Fragrance (Natural)
mixture of natural, high-quality essential oils smells great and provides an aromatherapeutic experience Proprietary
Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 84650-10-2
Glycerin (Hand & Body)
corn-derived humectant attracts moisture and softens skin 56-81-5
Glycerin (Household Cleaners)
natural corn-derived solublizer for extracts provides shelf life stability for extracts 56-81-5
Glycerin (Laundry)
corn-derived solublizer for enzymes provides shelf life stability for enzymes 56-81-5
Glyceryl Oleate
emollient softens and smoothes skin 25496-72-4,
111-03-5
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
natural plant oil from soy bean helps soften and moisturize skin 8001-22-7
Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract
natural cotton extract helps soften fabrics 223749-08-4
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Flower Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance 84776-03-4
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
natural plant oil from sunflower helps soften and moisturize skin 8001-21-6
Hydrated Silica
natural mineral flow agent prevents clumping of product 112926-00-8
Isopropyl Alcohol
rubbing alcohol denatures alcohol for safety 67-63-0
Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance 90045-94-6
Lactic Acid
natural acid modifies pH for optimal cleaning 79-33-4
Lauramine Oxide
plant-derived cleaning ingredient provides greasing cutting 1643-20-5
Laureth - 7
plant-derived cleaning ingredient, nonionic cleans grease soils 68551-12-2
Laureth - 8
plant derived cleaning ingredient, nonionic cleans grease soils 9002-92-0
Lauryl Glucoside
mild sugar derived surfactant provides cleaning efficacy and stability to formulation 110615-47-9
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8000-28-0
Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8022-15-9
Lead-Free Cotton Wick
non-metal, lead-free wick provides burn time for candles NA
Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate
plant-derived nonionic surfactant (surface active agent ) from coconut cleans without foaming 166736-08-9
Lipase Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes fat and oil stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better 9001-62-1
Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract
natural plant extract from honeysuckle soothes and softens skin (hand/dish), contributes to fragrance (all other) 223749-79-9
Mannanase Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes organic stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better 37288-54-3
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8006-90-4
Methylisothiazolinone
non-formaldehyde preservative safe and effective product preservative, < 1% of total volume to ensure shelf life safety 2682-20-4
Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8015-73-4
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
natural plant oil pressed from olive provides Vitamin E, moisturization and softening 8001-25-0
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
emulsifier that makes oils compatible with water blends essential oils and fragrance evenly into the formula 61788-85-0
PEG-5 Cocoate
plant based emulsifier that makes oils compatible with water ensures even dispersion and stability of fragrance 61791-29-5
Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 90082-51-2
Pentasodium Pentetate
chelating agent to adjust pH converts oils into solid soap through processing 140-01-2
Phenoxyethanol
non-formaldehyde, preservative safe and effective product preservative to ensure shelf life safety 122-99-6
Picea Mariana (Spruce) Leaf Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 91722-19-9
Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8006-82-4
Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8014-09-3,
84238-39-1
Polysorbate 20
Emulsifier that make oils compatible with water ensures even dispersion and stability of fragrance 68154-33-6
Potassium Hydroxide
mineral base adjusts pH for optimal cleaning 1310-58-3
Potassium Sorbate
non-formaldehyde preservative safe and effective food grade product preservative, <1% of total volume 24634-61-5
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
natural plant oil from sweet almond acts as carrier in all natural fragrance composition 8007-69-0
Quillaja Saponaria (Soap) Bark Extract
natural plant extract cuts grease naturally to aid removal of soils 68990-67-0
Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract
natural plant extract 84775-94-0
Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 68606-81-5
Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 84604-12-6
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8000-25-7,
84604-14-8
Saccharomyces Ferment
vegetable protein extract made from multiple vegetables through biofermentation removes malodors and freshens surfaces 8013-01-2
Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8016-63-5
Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Seed Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8006-87-9
Sodium Benzoate
non-formaldehyde preservative safe and effective food grade product preservative, <1% of total volume 532-32-1
Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
wetting agent helps to evenly coat surface and reduce streaking 5324-84-5
Sodium Carbonate
natural mineral commonly referred to as washing soda softens water and boosts surfactants for optimum cleaning 497-19-8
Sodium Carbonate Peroxide
natural mineral commonly referred to as oxygen bleach boosts cleaning power stain removal 15630-89-4
Sodium Carboxymethyl Inulin
plant-derived chelating agent binds metal ions in wash water to optimize cleaning performance 430439-54-6
Sodium Chloride
mineral salt softens water to boost cleaning performance 7647-14-5
Sodium Chloride (Hand & Body)
mineral salt adjusts thickness and flow of product 7647-14-5
Sodium Citrate
non-EDTA metal ion chelator from soy softens water to boost cleaning performance 6132-04-3
Sodium Hydroxide
alkaline chemical compound adjusts pH and stabilizes chelant 1310-73-2
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
plant-derived cleaning ingredient provides cleaning and foaming 68585-47-7
Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate
readily biodegradable surfactant with viscosity modifying characteristics from coconut provides foaming and cleaning power 149458-07-1
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
very mild surfactant (surface active agent) foams and cleanses without stripping away natural oils from skin 61791-42-2
Sodium Polyacrylate
acrylic polymer disperses food particles and helps to prevent their redeposition on surfaces 68479-09-4
Sodium Silicate
natural mineral disperses grease and food deposits into small, suspended particles that easily rinse away 1344-09-8
Sodium Sulfate
mineral salt softens water to boost cleaning performance 7757-82-6
Sorbitol
natural vegetable sugar keeps detergent intact from temperature changes during shipping 50-70-4
Stearic Acid
fatty acid salt emulsifies and solubilizes for homogenous solutions 57-11-4
Subtilisin (Protease) Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes protein stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better 9014-01-1,
57-55-6,
141-53-7
Tetrasodium Etidronate
chelating agent to adjust pH converts oils into solid soap 3794-83-0
Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate
non-EDTA chelating agent softens water to boost cleaning performance 51981-21-6
Thuja Occidentalis (Cedar) Leaf Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy 8007-20-3
Titanium Dioxide
natural mineral provides whiteness and opacity to soap bar 13463-67-7
Trideceth-9
emulsifier that makes oils compatible with water blends essential oils and fragrance evenly into the formula 69011-36-5
Vegetable Oils
natural palm and coconut oils moisturizes and soothes skin 68956-68-3
Vegetable Wax Base
renewable wax from a mix of soy and corn ingredients earth-friendly wax that burns cleanly, delivers fragrance and ambiance 8016-70-4,
8015-86-9
Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8016-96-4
Water
deionized/demineralized water that has passed through filters to remove minerals holds all ingredients together in solution 7732-18-5
Xanthan Gum
plant-derived polysaccharide from biofermentation process thickens product so it clings to the side of the bowl to clean better 11138-66-2
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance 8007-08-7
 
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