Tide purclean™ ingredients

Tide purclean™ liquid laundry detergent is certified by the USDA BioPreferred program to be 65% bio-based. It is formulated to be free of dyes, chlorine, phosphates, ethanolamine and optical brighteners.

Ingredients

Ingredient In Simpler Terms Purpose
water water stabilizes formula
sodium laureth 1.0 sulfate plant based surfactant* provides deep cleaning
propylene glycol plant based solvent stabilizes formula
laureth-9 plant based surfactant* provides deep cleaning
sodium citrate plant based pH adjuster controls water hardness
lauramine oxide plant based surfactant* provides deep cleaning
sodium hydroxide mineral based pH adjuster balances formula pH
sodium cocoate plant based cleaning agent reduces sudsing
ethanol plant based solvent stabilizes formula
polyethyleneimine ethoxylate petroleum based polymer suspends soils in wash water
polyethyleneimine ethoxylate propoxylate petroleum based polymer enhances cleaning efficiency
sodium tetraborate mineral based enzyme stabilizer maintains enzyme performance
pentasodium pentetate petroleum based chelant binds metal ions in wash water
Tide purcleanperfume (scented only) fragrance adds scent to laundry
calcium formate mineral based enzyme stabilizer maintains enzyme performance
protease** bio-based enzyme fights tough stains
amylase** bio-based enzyme fights tough stains

*Surfactants are built from plant based raw materials and contain some petroleum based components.  This is accounted for in the 65% USDA BioPreferred certification.

**Formula also contains small amounts of sodium formate, sorbitol, and phenoxyethanol. These ingredients act as enzyme stabilizers prior to manufacturing to ensure optimal cleaning performance. Formula also contains a small amount of silicone polymer for manufacturing.