Ingredient Glossary


Thelma Ingredients Quote

We are proud of the ingredients in our products and list them on every label, as well as share additional information below. Our products are specifically formulated to be safe for use in and around the home with family, children and pets. We work hard to ensure our products have the very best combination of ingredients—combinations that not only work hard on your daily dirt and grime, but that fill your home with garden-inspired scents.

We make intelligent, responsible raw material choices, and whenever possible, obtain materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, palm, corn, soy or olive. At times we choose not to use a plant-derived material for reasons of efficacy, consistency and safety.

Our products do not contain ammonia, chlorine, glycol solvents, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, artificial colorants, phosphates or petroleum distillates.

We do not test our products on animals, nor are our products made with animal-derived ingredients.

Our packaging is recyclable and we use 25% post-consumer plastic in our bottles.

We manufacture according to exacting personal care standards in a cosmetic-grade cGMP facility. cGMP is an abbreviation for the term "current Good Manufacturing Practice", which refers to FDA regulations regarding the manufacturing, testing, and quality control of pharmaceutical and food products.

All suppliers of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day ingredients derived from Palm Oil are members of RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil). Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day supports sustainable practices of eco-sensitive areas throughout Asia, Africa and South America like the Brazilian rain forests.

INGREDIENT WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT DO?
Abies Alba (Fir) Leaf oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Alcohol Denat.
corn-derived ethanol reduces viscosity and holds all ingredients together in solution
Alcohol Denat. (Glass Cleaner)
corn-derived ethanol aids fast evaporation for reduced streaking and gives lift to the fragrance
Alcohol Ethoxylate
plant derived surfactant (surface active agent) provides cleaning and grease cutting
Alcohols C7-21 Ethoxylate
plant derived surfactant (surface active agent) provides cleaning and grease cutting
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf
natural plant extract from aloe vera helps to soothe and protect skin
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
natural plant extract from aloe vera helps to soothe and protect skin
Amylase
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes starch stains and helps surfactant ingredients clean even better
Amylase Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes starch stains and helps surfactant ingredients clean even better
Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Benzisothiazolinone
non-formaldehyde, preservative safe and effective product preservative, < 1% of total volume to ensure shelf life safety
Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract
natural plant extract from birch bark cuts grease naturally to aid removal of soils
C16-18 and C18 Unsaturated Glycerides
biodegradable esterquat from palm oil eliminates static and softens fabrics
C16-18 Fatty Acids
biodegradable esterquat from palm oil eliminates static and softens fabrics
Calcium Carbonate
natural mineral provides gentle abrasive action for cleaning without scratching
Calcium Chloride
natural mineral salt adjusts product thickness and flow
Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Carboxymethyl Inulin
plant-derived chelating agent binds metal ions in wash water to optimize cleaning performance
Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Carya Ovata (Shagbark Hickory) Bark Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Citric Acid
natural fruit acid modifies the pH of the formula for optimum cleaning and stability
Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel oil (Baby Blossom)
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Certified Organic
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel oil (Baby Blossom)
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Certified Organic
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Clary Amber oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
plant- derived surfactant (surface active agent) cleans and modifies foam
Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
very mild surfactant (surface active agent) foams and cleanses without stripping away natural oils from skin
Coco Glucoside
mild sugar derived surfactant provides cleaning
Coconut Acid
fatty acid derived from coconut reduces foaming
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Decyl Glucoside
mild sugar- derived surfactant (surface active agent) helps keep other ingredients blended while cleaning
Dihydrogenated Palmoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate
biodegradable esterquat from palm oil softens fabrics
Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate
readily biodegradable surfactant from coconut provides foaming and cleaning power
Disodium Hydroxyethyliminodiacetate
non-EDTA metal ion chelator boosts cleaning power and preservative effectiveness
Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Fragrance
mixture of natural, high-quality essential oils and safe synthetic fragrance ingredients smells great and provides an aromatherapeutic experience
Fragrance (natural)
mixture of natural, high-quality essential oils smells great and provides an aromatherapeutic experience
Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Geranium Maculatum (Geranium) oil (Baby Blossom)
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Certified Organic
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Glycerin (Hand & Body)
corn-derived humectant attracts moisture and softens skin
Glycerin (Household Cleaners)
natural corn-derived solublizer for extracts provides shelf life stability for extracts
Glycerin (Laundry)
corn-derived solublizer for enzymes provides shelf life stability for enzymes
Glyceryl Oleate
emollient softens and smoothes skin
Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract
natural cotton extract helps soften fabrics
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Flower Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Hydrated Silica
natural mineral flow agent prevents clumping of product
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
preservative safe and effective product preservative, < 1% of total volume
Isopropyl Alcohol
rubbing alcohol denatures alcohol for safety
Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Lactic Acid
natural acid modifies pH for optimal cleaning
Lauramine Oxide
plant-derived cleaning ingredient provides greasing cutting
Laureth - 23
plant derived cleaning ingredient, nonionic cleans and dissolves grease soils
Laureth - 7
plant-derived cleaning ingredient, nonionic cleans grease soils
Laureth - 8
plant derived cleaning ingredient, nonionic cleans grease soils
Lauryl Glucoside
mild sugar derived surfactant provides cleaning efficacy and stability to formulation
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Lead-Free Cotton Wick
non-metal, lead-free wick provides burn time for candles
Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate
plant-derived nonionic surfactant (surface active agent ) from coconut cleans without foaming
Lipase
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes fat and oil stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better
Lipase Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes fat and oil stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better
Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract
natural plant extract from honeysuckle soothes and softens skin (hand/dish), contributes to fragrance (all other)
Mannanase
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes organic stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better
Mannanase Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes organic stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Methyl Sulfate
biodegradable esterquat from palm oil eliminates static and softens fabrics
Methylisothiazolinone
non-formaldehyde preservative safe and effective product preservative, < 1% of total volume to ensure shelf life safety
Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit oil
natural plant oil pressed from olive provides Vitamin E, moisturization and softening
Organic Essential oils & Fragrance
mixture of natural, high-quality essential oils and safe synthetic fragrance ingredients smells great and provides an aromatherapeutic laundry experience
PEG-2 Cocomonium Chloride
ester quaternary compound helps product attach to surface for improved cleaning
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor oil
emulsifier that makes oils compatible with water blends essential oils and fragrance evenly into the formula
PEG-5 Cocoate
plant based emulsifier that makes oils compatible with water ensures even dispersion and stability of fragrance
Pentasodium Pentetate
chelating agent to adjust pH converts oils into solid soap through processing
Picea Mariana (Spruce) Leaf oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Polysorbate 20
Emulsifier that make oils compatible with water ensures even dispersion and stability of fragrance
Potassium Hydroxide
mineral base adjusts pH for optimal cleaning
Potassium Sorbate
non-formaldehyde preservative safe and effective food grade product preservative, <1% of total volume
Propylene Glycol
stabilizing agent maintain enzyme integrity and stability
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil
natural plant oil from sweet almond acts as carrier in all natural fragrance composition
Quillaja Saponaria (Soap) Bark Extract
natural plant extract cuts grease naturally to aid removal of soils
Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Saccharomyces Ferment
vegetable protein extract made from multiple vegetables through biofermentation removes malodors and freshens surfaces
Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Seed oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Sodium Benzoate
non-formaldehyde preservative safe and effective food grade product preservative, <1% of total volume
Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate
wetting agent helps to evenly coat surface and reduce streaking
Sodium Carbonate
natural mineral commonly referred to as washing soda softens water and boosts surfactants for optimum cleaning
Sodium Carbonate Peroxide
natural mineral commonly referred to as oxygen bleach boosts cleaning power stain removal
Sodium Carboxymethyl Inulin
plant-derived chelating agent binds metal ions in wash water to optimize cleaning performance
Sodium Chloride
mineral salt softens water to boost cleaning performance
Sodium Chloride (Hand & Body)
mineral salt adjusts thickness and flow of product
Sodium Citrate
non-EDTA metal ion chelator from soy softens water to boost cleaning performance
Sodium Hydroxide
alkaline chemical compound adjusts pH and stabilizes chelant
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
plant-derived cleaning ingredient provides cleaning and foaming
Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate
readily biodegradable surfactant with viscosity modifying characteristics from coconut provides foaming and cleaning power
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
very mild surfactant (surface active agent) foams and cleanses without stripping away natural oils from skin
Sodium Polyacrylate
acrylic polymer disperses food particles and helps to prevent their redeposition on surfaces
Sodium Silicate
natural mineral disperses grease and food deposits into small, suspended particles that easily rinse away
Sodium Sulfate
mineral salt softens water to boost cleaning performance
Sorbitol
natural vegetable sugar keeps detergent intact from temperature changes during shipping
Subtilisin (Protease)
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes protein stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better
Subtilisin (Protease) Enzyme Blend
enzyme from biofermentation reaction removes protein stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better
Tetrasodium Etidronate
chelating agent to adjust pH converts oils into solid soap
Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate
non-EDTA chelating agent softens water to boost cleaning performance
Thuja Occidentalis (Cedar) Leaf oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance and cleaning efficacy
Titanium Dioxide
natural mineral provides whiteness and opacity to soap bar
Trideceth-9
emulsifier that makes oils compatible with water blends essential oils and fragrance evenly into the formula
Vegetable oils
natural palm and coconut oils moisturizes and soothes skin
Vegetable Wax Base
renewable wax from a mix of soy and corn ingredients earth-friendly wax that burns cleanly, delivers fragrance and ambiance
Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance
Water
deionized/demineralized water that has passed through filters to remove minerals holds all ingredients together in solution
Xanthan gum
plant-derived polysaccharide from biofermentation process thickens product so it clings to the side of the bowl to clean better
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root oil
natural essential oil provides fragrance