Unacceptable Ingredients

Certain ingredients are prohibited in order for a cleaning product to meet the specific standards for each level of our Eco-Scale™ rating system.

The Eco-Scale™ rating system we have developed is the first cleaning-products standards of any retailer and the highest standards of any "green cleaners" standards-setting group. Based on audits conducted by a third-party audit agency, household cleaning products are rated red, orange, yellow or green on our Eco-Scale™.


These ingredients are unacceptable to the green tier.

  • 1-Decanol
  • 1-Octanol
  • n-[2-[(2-Hydroxyethyl)amino]ethyl] Dodecanamide
  • 2-Butoxyethanol
  • 2-Hydroxy-n,n-bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-n-Methyl Ethanaminium, Methyl Sulfate, Octadecanoate
  • ((2-Octyldodecyl)oxy) Polydimethylsiloxane
  • 4-Acetylpyridine-n-Oxide
  • 4-Formylphenylboronic Acid
  • Acid Blue 182
  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl/Acrylate Crosspolymer
  • Acrylated Copolymer
  • Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer
  • Acrylic Acid
  • Alcohol Ethoxylate
  • Alizarin Cyanine Green F
  • Alkyl(C10-16)benzene
  • Alkyl(C10-16)benzenesulfonic acid
  • Alkyl Polypentoside
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylate
  • Alumina
  • Aminoethylethanolamine
  • Aminomethyl propanol
  • Ammonium Carboxylic Acid
  • Ammonium Hydroxide
  • Ammonium Laureth Sulfate
  • Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Benzene (C14-C30) alkylate
  • Benzenesulfonic acid, (1-methylethyl)-, sodium salt
  • Benzisothiazoline
  • Benzoic Acid
  • Benzophenone 4
  • Benzotriazole
  • Benzyl alcohol
  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Blue #1
  • Borax
  • Boric Acid
  • Butyl carbitol acetate
  • Butyl D-glucoside
  • C10-16 Alcohols
  • C10-14 Alkyl benzene sulfuric acid
  • C11-15 Ethoxylated Fatty Alcohol
  • C11-15 Pareth-7
  • C12-18 Ethoxylated Alcohols
  • C12-18 Propoxylated Alcohols
  • C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Canola ester quaternary amine
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Carbomer
  • Carboxymethyl Cellulose
  • Carboxymethyl Inulin
  • Carmine
  • Chloropropyltrimethoxysilane
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Cocamide MEA
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine
  • Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate
  • Cocamidopropylamine oxide
  • Coceth-4
  • Coceth-7
  • Cocoalkyldimethyl Amine Oxides
  • Cocobetaine
  • Coconut Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate
  • Coconut methyl ester ethoxylate
  • Coconut Oil Diethanolamide
  • Coconut Oil Monoethanolamide
  • Coco/Sunfloweramidopropyl Betaine
  • Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
  • Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate
  • Cupric Nitrate
  • o-Cymen-5-ol
  • Deceth-5
  • Decyl Phenoxybenzenedisulfonic Acid
  • Dialkylester Ammonium Methosulfate
  • Diamyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate
  • Dicocoethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Diethanolamine
  • Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether
  • Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether
  • Dihydrogenated Palmoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Dimethicone
  • n,n-Dimethyl-1-Tetradecanamine-n-Oxide
  • Dimethyl Octadecylamine
  • Dimethylaminopropyl Amine
  • Di-(palm carboxyethyl) hydroxyethyl methyl-ammonium methyl sulfates
  • Dipentaerylthrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
  • Dipropylene glycol
  • Dipropylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether
  • Dipropyleneglycol Methylether
  • Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate
  • Disodium Alphasulfo C12-18 Fatty Acid Salt
  • Disodium Capryloamphodiacetate
  • Disodium Cocoamphodiproprionate
  • Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate
  • Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate
  • Disodium Ethanol Diglycinate
  • Disodium Iminodiacetate
  • Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
  • Disodium Phosphate
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Dodecylbenzene Sulfonic Acid
  • Emulsifying Wax
  • Ethoxylated Alcohol
  • Ethoxylated Linear Alcohol
  • Ethoxylated Oleyl Alcohol
  • Ethoxylated propoxylated C12-C16 alcohol
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Ethyl Glycerin Acetal Levulinate
  • Ethyl Levulinate Glycerol Ketal
  • Ethylene diamine disuccinate
  • Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid
  • Ethylhexyl Glucoside
  • Fatty Acid Methyl Esters
  • Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate
  • Fatty Alcohol Propoxylate
  • FD&C colors
  • Formaldehyde
  • Formic Acid
  • Fragrance
  • Fragrance Oil Blend
  • Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides
  • D-Glucopyranose
  • L-Glutamic acid, n,n-diacetic acid tetrasodium salt
  • Glycol ether butyl ether
  • Glycol ether ethyl ether
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
  • Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris (2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine
  • Hexyl Glucoside
  • Hexylene Glycol
  • Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica) Blossom Extract
  • Hydroxyethyl-methyl ammonium methosulfate
  • Hydroxy-methylpentylcyclohexene Carboxyaldehyde
  • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
  • Hypophosphorus Acid
  • Imitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Isonicotinic Acid-n-Oxide
  • Isooctyl Glucoside
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Isopropylamine
  • Isostearic acid
  • Isostearmidopropyl Morpholine Lactate
  • Lauramide DEA
  • Lauramidopropylamine Oxide
  • Lauramine Oxide
  • Lauramido Amine
  • Lauryl Alcohol Ethoxlylate
  • Lauryl Alkoxylated Alcohol
  • Lauryl Dimethyl Amine
  • Lauryl Ethoxylate
  • Lauryl Methacrylate
  • Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulfonates
  • Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
  • Magnesium Nitrate
  • Methanol
  • Methoxyisopropanol
  • Methoxymethylbutanol
  • Methyl anthranilate
  • Methyl bis canola amidoethyl, 2-hydroxyethyl ammonium methylsulphate
  • Methyl bis(soya amidoethyl) 2-hydroxyethyl quaternary ammonium methylsulphate
  • Methyl laurate
  • Methyl linoleate
  • Methyl oleate
  • Methyl oxirane polymer with oxirane ethoxylated alcohol
  • Methyl palmitate
  • Methyl propanediol
  • Methyl stearate
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Methylparaben
  • Modified fatty alcohol polyglycol ether
  • Monosodium Phosphate
  • Montan Wax
  • Myristal Amine Oxide
  • Myristamidopropylamine Oxide
  • N,N-Dimethyl-1-tetradecanamine-N-oxide
  • Nitric Acid
  • Nitromethylidynetrimethanol
  • Nonylphenyl ethoxylate
  • o-cymen-5-OL
  • Octylisothiazolinone
  • Oleoamfo Polycarboxyglycinate
  • P(AA/NaHSO3)_Na Salt
  • Pareth-7
  • PEG 22 Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer
  • PEG 300 Monoctyl Ether
  • PEG 400 Dioleate
  • PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Trioleate
  • PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil
  • Pentasodium Pentetate
  • Perfume
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Phosphates
  • Phthalates
  • Poly-4-Vinylpyridine-N-Oxide
  • Polyacrylic Acid
  • polyaspartic acid
  • Polycarboxylate, sodium salt
  • Polydimethylsiloxane
  • Polydimethylsiloxane, ((2-octyldodecyl)oxy)-terminated
  • Polyethylene glycol monococoate
  • Polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether
  • Polyethylene oxide
  • Polyethyleneimine ethoxylate
  • polyglyceryl-5 oleate
  • Polymeric Blue Dye
  • Polymeric Salt
  • Polypropylene terephthalate
  • Polyquaternium- 7
  • polysorbate 20, 60, 65, or 80
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Polyvinyl pyrolidone (PVP)
  • potassium hydroxide
  • Potassium Isononanoate
  • Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • PPG-4 Laureth/Myreth-5
  • PPG-4-Laureth-8
  • PPG-5 Laureth-5
  • PPG-6 C12-15 Pareth-12
  • Proprietary C12-C16 alcohol
  • Proprietary Ethoxylated Alcohol Blend
  • Proprietary Stilbenzene Derivative (3V)
  • Proprietary Synthetic Detergent Chelator
  • propyl gallate
  • propylparaben
  • Quaternary Coco Alkylamine Ethoxylate
  • quaternium-15
  • Quaternium-53
  • Quaternized Coco/Soya Fatty Acids
  • Rapeseed Oil Methyl Ester Ethoxylate
  • Rhamnolipid
  • Salt of Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate
  • Salt of Triethanolamine Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate
  • SD 40B Alcohol
  • SDA 40B Grain Alcohol
  • Silicone Resin
  • Silver Chloride
  • Sodium Alphasulfo Methyl C12-18 Ester
  • Sodium Aluminosilicate
  • sodium benzoate
  • Sodium borate
  • Sodium Borate Decahydrate
  • Sodium C 12-18 Alkyl Sulfate
  • Sodium C-12 Alkyl Sulfate
  • Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
  • Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
  • Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose
  • Sodium Carboxy Methylinuline
  • sodium carboxymethylcellulose
  • Sodium Chlorite
  • Sodium coco-sulfate
  • sodium cocoyl isethionate
  • sodium dehydroacetate
  • Sodium dichloroacetate
  • Sodium diglycolate
  • sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • Sodium ferrocyanide decahydrate
  • Sodium formate
  • sodium hydroxide
  • sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • Sodium iminodisuccinate
  • sodium laureth sulfate
  • Sodium Lauriminodipropionate
  • Sodium lauroamphoacetate
  • Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate
  • Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate
  • Sodium lauryl ether sulfate
  • sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
  • Sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate
  • Sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate
  • Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate
  • Sodium methyl oleoyl taurate
  • Sodium monochloroacetate
  • Sodium n-octyl sulfate
  • sodium nitrate/nitrite
  • Sodium oxide
  • Sodium perborare
  • Sodium petroleum sulfonate
  • Sodium poly asparaginate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • Sodium polyasparate
  • Sodium polyitaconate
  • sodium propionate
  • Sodium sesquicarbonate
  • sodium silica aluminate
  • Sodium tallowate
  • Sodium tetraborate pentahydrate
  • Sodium thiosulfate
  • Sodium xylene sulfate
  • Sodium xylene sulfonate
  • Sorbitan sesquioctanoate
  • Soy bean oil methyl ester
  • Soya amidoethyl ammonium salt
  • Specialty surfactant
  • Starch, 2-carboxyethyl 2-methyl-3-oxo-3-[[3-(trimethylammonio)propyl]amino]propyl ether, chloride
  • Surcide-P
  • Surfonic P-1
  • synthetic fragrance
  • Synthetic Fragrance (NA)
  • TEA oleate
  • Tert-butyl alcohol
  • Tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED)
  • tetrasodium EDTA
  • Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate
  • Tetrasodium iminodisuccinate
  • Tributylphenol polyglycol ether, 12 – 14 EO
  • Triclosan
  • Trideceth-9
  • Tridecyl stearate
  • Tridecyl trimellitate
  • triethanolamine (TEA)
  • Tripropylene glycol methyl ether
  • Trisodium nitrilotriacetic acid
  • trisodium phosphate
  • Urea-formaldehyde-copolymer
  • Valfor zeolite

These ingredients are unacceptable to the yellow tier.

  • 2-Butoxyethanol
  • 2-hydroxy-N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-n-methyl Ethanaminium, methyl sulfate, octadecanoate
  • 4-Acetylpyridine-n-Oxide
  • 4-Formylphenylboronic Acid
  • Acid Blue 182
  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl/Acrylate Crosspolymer
  • Acrylated Copolymer
  • Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer
  • Acrylic Acid
  • Alizarin Cyanine Green F
  • Alkyl(C10-16)benzene
  • Alkyl(C10-16)benzenesulfonic acid
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylate
  • Aminoethylethanolamine
  • Aminomethyl propanol
  • Benzene (C14-C30) alkylate
  • Benzenesulfonic acid, (1-methylethyl)-, sodium salt
  • Benzophenone 4
  • Benzotriazole
  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Blue #1
  • Butyl carbitol acetate
  • C10-14 Alkyl benzene sulfuric acid
  • C12-18 propoxylated alcohols
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Carbomer
  • Carmine
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Cocamide MEA
  • Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate
  • Cocoalkyldimethyl Amine Oxides
  • Coconut Oil Diethanolamide
  • Coconut Oil Monoethanolamide
  • Decyl Phenoxybenzenedisulfonic Acid
  • Dialkylester Ammonium Methosulfate
  • Dicocoethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Diethanolamine
  • Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether
  • Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether
  • Dihydrogenated Palmoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Dimethyl octadecyllamine
  • Dimethylaminopropyl amine
  • Di-(palm carboxyethyl) hydroxyethyl methyl-ammonium methyl sulfates
  • Dipropylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether
  • Dipropylene Glycol Methylether
  • Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate
  • Disodium Phosphate
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Dodecylbenzene Sulfonic Acid
  • Ethoxylated propoxylated C12-C16 alcohol
  • Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid
  • Fatty Alcohol Propoxylate
  • FD&C colors
  • Formaldehyde
  • Fragrance
  • Fragrance Oil Blend
  • Glycol ether butyl ether
  • Glycol ether ethyl ether
  • Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris (2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine
  • Hydroxyethyl-methyl ammonium methosulphate
  • Hydroxy-methylpentylcyclohexene Carboxyaldehyde
  • Hypophosphorus Acid
  • Imitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Isonicotinic Acid-n-Oxide
  • Lauramide DEA
  • Lauryl Methacrylate
  • Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulfonates
  • Methoxymethylbutanol
  • Methyl anthranilate
  • Methyl bis canola amidoethyl, 2-hydroxyethyl ammonium methylsulfate
  • Methyl bis(soya amidoethyl) 2-hydroxyethyl quaternary ammonium methylsulfate
  • Methyl Oxirane Polymer with Oxirane Ethoxylated Alcohol
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Monosodium Phosphate
  • Montan Wax
  • Nitromethylidynetrimethanol
  • Nonylphenyl ethoxylate
  • Parfum
  • PEG-22 Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer
  • PEG-300 Monoctyl Ether
  • Perfume
  • Phosphates
  • Phthalates
  • Poly-4-Vinylpyridine-n-Oxide
  • Polyacrylic Acid
  • Polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether
  • Polyethylene oxide
  • Polymeric Blue Dye
  • Polypropylene terephthalate
  • Polyquaternium- 7
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Polyvinyl pyrolidone (PVP)
  • Potassium Alkyl Benzene Sulfonate
  • PPG-4 Laureth/Myreth-5
  • Propoxylated alcohol
  • Propyl Gallate
  • Quaternium-15
  • Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate
  • Salt of Triethanolamine Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate
  • Silver Chloride
  • Sodium Acrylic acid-maleic anhydride copolymer
  • Sodium Acrylic/Maleic/AMPS/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer
  • Sodium Chlorite
  • Sodium Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate
  • Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate
  • Sodium Ferrocyanide Decahydrate
  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Sodium Monochloroacetate
  • Sodium Petroleum Sulfonate
  • Sodium Polyacrylate
  • Sodium Xylene Sulfate
  • Sodium Xylene Sulfonate
  • Starch, 2-carboxyethyl 2-methyl-3-oxo-3-[[3-(trimethylammonio)propyl]amino]propyl ether, chloride
  • Sulfuric Acid
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • TEA Oleate
  • tert-Butyl Alcohol
  • Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine (TAED)
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Tributylphenol polyglycol ether
  • Triclosan
  • Triethanolamine
  • Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether
  • Tripropylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether
  • Trisodium Nitrilotriacetic Acid
  • Trisodium Phosphate
  • Urea formaldehyde copolymer

These ingredients are unacceptable to the orange tier.

  • 2-Butoxyethanol
  • 4-Acetylpyridine-N-Oxide
  • 4-Formylphenylboronic Acid
  • Acid Blue 182
  • Alizarin Cyanine Green F
  • Alkyl(C10-16)benzene
  • Alkylphenol ethoxylate
  • Benzene (C14-C30) alkylate
  • Benzotriazole
  • BHA
  • BHT
  • Blue #1
  • C10-14 Alkyl benzene sulfuric acid
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Decyl Phenoxybenzenedisulfonic Acid
  • Diethanolamine
  • Disodium Phosphate
  • DMDM Hydantoin
  • Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid
  • FD&C colors
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hexahydro-1,3,5-Tris (2-hydroxyethyl)-s-triazine
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Isonicotinic Acid-n-Oxide
  • Monosodium Phosphate
  • Nitromethylidynetrimethanol
  • Nonylphenyl ethoxylate
  • Phosphates
  • Phthalates
  • Poly-4-Vinylpyridine-n-Oxide
  • Polymeric Blue Dye
  • Polypropylene terephthalate
  • Propyl Gallate
  • Quaternium-15
  • Sodium Chlorite
  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Sodium Hypochlorite
  • Sodium Xylene Sulfate
  • Sodium Xylene Sulfonate
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Tributylphenol polyglycol ether
  • Triclosan
  • Trisodium Phosphate
  • Urea formaldehyde copolymer