Tide purclean™ ingredients

Tide purclean™ liquid laundry detergent is certified by the USDA BioPreferred program to be 75% bio-based. It is formulated to be free of dyes, chlorine, phosphates, ethanolamine and optical brighteners. The product ingredients are listed and described below, and you can click here for a detailed list of the fragrance ingredients in Tide purclean™ Honey Lavender.


IngredientIn Simpler TermsPurpose
waterwaterstabilizes formula
sodium laureth 1.0 sulfateplant based surfactant*provides deep cleaning
propylene glycolplant based solventstabilizes formula
laureth-9plant based surfactant*provides deep cleaning
sodium citrateplant based pH adjustercontrols water hardness
lauramine oxideplant based surfactant*provides deep cleaning
sodium hydroxidemineral based pH adjusterbalances formula pH
sodium cocoateplant based cleaning agent reduces sudsing
ethanolplant based solventstabilizes formula
polyethyleneimine ethoxylatepetroleum based polymersuspends soils in wash water
polyethyleneimine ethoxylate propoxylatepetroleum based polymerenhances cleaning efficiency
sodium tetraboratemineral based enzyme stabilizermaintains enzyme performance
pentasodium pentetatepetroleum based chelantbinds metal ions in wash water
Tide purcleanperfume (scented only)fragranceadds scent to laundry
calcium formatemineral based enzyme stabilizermaintains enzyme performance
protease**bio-based enzymefights tough stains
amylase**bio-based enzymefights tough stains

*Surfactants are built from plant based raw materials and contain some petroleum based components.  This is accounted for in the 75% 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.