There are a lot of “green-washed” products out there. Nantucket Footprint is committed to not being among them. When we set out to make our cleaning formulas, we are determined to follow a few important principles:
- FULL INGREDIENT TRANSPARENCY Our ingredients are all disclosed on our packaging and more details can be found on this page. Most household cleaners sold in the USA still don’t disclose ingredients and aren’t required to. We are committed to 100% ingredient transparency for all our products.
- COSMETIC QUALITY INGREDIENTS There are no strict standards for cleaning product ingredients in the USA so we decided that all of our ingredients must be not only on the EPA’s safer choice list, but they also must have the lowest (safest) ratings on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Safer Choice list but also must have the lowest (safest) ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep Database (no ingredient should have a higher rating than a 2). In addition, none of our ingredients appear on the Suzuki “Dirty Dozen List" – Our thinking is that products used in your home should have ingredients that would be safe enough to use on your body (of course they aren’t intended for bodies – this was just our standard).
- FREE FROM HARMFUL CHEMICALS including those that are known to be harmful to people or to the planet - Including sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, phosphates, phthalates, parabens artificial fragrances, triclosan, methylisothiazolinone and benzisothiazolinone. Our products are also all free from palm oil.
- NO ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCES Artificial fragrances are known to be a harmful source of household air pollution. When we formulated these cleaning products added just a hint of essential oils to them – they may smell lighter than many of the cleaning products you are used to. We decided that this was important for creating a healthy clean with low toxicity.
Nantucket Footprint Ingredient List
|Ingredient||What is it?||Used in which Nantucket Footprint products?||Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep Rating (scale of 1-10 where 1-2 are rated best)||Listed on Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Safer Choice cleaning ingredients||Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of, "expected to be of low concern with more data"|
|capryl glucoside||coconut derived surfactant||All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner||1||√|
|citric acid||ph adjuster||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner||2||√|
|coconut betaine||plant derived foam booster||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner||1||√|
|decyl glucoside||plant derived surfactant||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner||2||√|
|glycereth cocoate||water softener||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner||1||√|
|vegetable glycerin||for texture||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner||2||√|
|polyvinyl alcohol||biodegradable membrane||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner||1||√|
|sodium sulfate (note - this is NOT the same as Sodium Laurel or Sodium Laureth Sulfate)||mineral based surfactant||Laundry Sheets||1||√|
|potassium sorbate||food grade preservative||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner||2||√|
|sodium citrate||water softener||All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner||1||√|
|sodium gluconate||water softener||Laundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner||1||√|
|chamomile EO||steam distilled Essential Oil||Laundry Sheets||2|
|rosemary EO||steam distilled Essential Oil||Glass & Window Cleaner||1|
|peppermint EO||steam distilled Essential Oil||Glass & Window Cleaner||1|
|grapefruit EO||cold pressed essential oil||All-Purpose Cleaner||1|
|bergamot EO||cold pressed essential oil||All-Purpose Cleaner||2|