All of these ingredients occur naturally and there are no petroleum based materials used in our products.
Sodium Bicarbonate: Commonly known as baking soda, sodium bicarbonate is used in baking to help dough rise for cookies and bread. In cleaning products, it is used to deliver oxygen bubbles to the surface of your coffee machine.
Sodium Carbonate: This is a naturally occurring salt that is used in a wide range of products including toothpaste and traditional German pretzels. It can be found in seaweed or the hills of Wyoming. Sodium Carbonate is commonly used to modify pH levels.
Sodium Gluconate: Produced by the fermentation of glucose (sugars), Sodium Gluconate is a compound, the sodium salt of gluconic acid, which occurs naturally in fruit, honey and wine. It is commonly used in dairy products.
Sodium Citrate: Derived from fermented corn sugar, it is commonly known as “sour salt” because the citric acid has a sour taste and the sodium tastes salty. In modern gastronomy, Sodium Citrate is used to make perfect melted cheese that does not separate. To learn more about the use of Sodium Citrate in cooking, go here.
Sodium Percarbonate: Popular in toothpastes for its oxygen-based bleaching abilities, it is used as an oxidizing agent in a number of eco-friendly home and laundry detergent products.
Sodium Coco-Sulfate: As the name suggests, Sodium Coco-Sulfate comes from coconuts (and palm oils too). It is a terrific foaming agent that is commonly used in toothpastes, shampoos, shaving creams and bubble bath products. Some lesser known uses include shark repellent and food additives (an emulsifying or whipping aid).
Alkyl Polyglycosides: Also a foaming agent, Alkyl Polyglycosides are found in many detergents made for dishwashing and delicate fabrics. They are derived from glucose. We chose to use them here because they readily biodegrade.