About Ingredient Functions: Part 2

Our ingredient function series is back with another installment!

We want to empower everyone to feel more confident with the cleaning products they have chosen to use in their homes. After all, you have a right not only to know what’s in your products, but to understand those ingredients. That’s why this is the first in a series of posts focusing on some cleaning product ingredient functions with which you may be less familiar.

Let’s dive in!

Carrier: For cleaning products, the active ingredients – those that actually do the required work – are often supported by inactive ingredients (otherwise known as carriers) that are simply there to “carry” or deliver the active ingredients. A common example used in cleaning products is deionized water.

Processing Aid: When you offer aid with something, you’re lending support, right? Well, processing aids are inactive ingredients added to assist during production. They are substances that have no functional effect in the finished cleaning product yet may be present simply from being used during the production process.

Enzyme Stabilizer: Stabilizers are ingredients used within cleaning products to keep certain other ingredients “stable” and protected within the product formulation, ensuring they function as intended. For enzyme stabilizers, these ingredients are specifically added to keep enzymes stable until used. They can often be found in cleaning products such as stain removers, pet cleaners, and dishwashing detergents – anywhere enzymes are needed to get the job done!

Did you know about these ingredient functions in your products?

We’ve got another post coming next month, so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can see the full list of ingredient functions or learn more about several of the most common uses for ingredients in cleaning products.



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