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.
|Ingredient||In Simpler Terms||Purpose|
|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 purclean™ perfume (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 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.