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Nantucket Footprint Ingredients

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:

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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.


There are no strict standards for cleaning product ingredients in the USA, so we set a very high bar for the ingredients we use in our cleaning products. All of our ingredients are not only on the EPA’s Safer Choice list, but also have the lowest (safest) ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep Database. (No ingredient has a higher rating than a 2.) In addition, none of our ingredients appear on the Suzuki “Dirty Dozen List". We think products used in your home should have ingredients that are safe enough to use on your body. (Of course they aren’t intended for bodies – that is just our standard.)


Ingredients that are known to be harmful to people or the Planet don't make the cut! So you won't find sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, phosphates, phthalates, parabens artificial fragrances, triclosan, methylisothiazolinone or benzisothiazolinone. Our products are also all free from palm oil.


Artificial fragrances are known to be a harmful source of household air pollution. Avoiding artificial fragrances is important for creating a healthy clean with low toxicity. With that in mind, we add just a hint of essential oils.


IngredientWhat 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 ingredientsEnvironmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of, "expected to be of low concern with more data"
enzymesbiological enzymes - catalyze the reaction between stains and the water solution - aid stain removal Unscented Laundry Detergent, Chamomile Laundry Detergent (48 Strip Box & 2 Strip Sample Only)1
blue gardenia flowering plant (100% natural) - colorant Toilet Cleaner n/an/a
capryl glucosidecoconut derived surfactantAll-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner1
citric acidph adjusterLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner2
coconut betaineplant derived foam boosterLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner1
decyl glucosideplant derived surfactantLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner2
glycereth cocoatewater softenerLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner1
vegetable glycerinfor textureLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner2
polyvinyl alcoholbiodegradable membraneLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner1
sodium sulfate (note - this is NOT the same as Sodium Laurel or Sodium Laureth Sulfate)mineral based surfactantLaundry Sheets1
potassium sorbatefood grade preservativeLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner2
sodium citratewater softenerAll-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Window Cleaner1
sodium gluconatewater softenerLaundry Sheets, All-Purpose Cleaner1
chamomile EOsteam distilled Essential OilLaundry Sheets2
rosemary EOsteam distilled Essential OilGlass & Window Cleaner1
peppermint EOsteam distilled Essential OilGlass & Window Cleaner1
grapefruit EOcold pressed essential oilAll-Purpose Cleaner1
bergamot EOcold pressed essential oilAll-Purpose Cleaner2

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Our Guarantee  

 We offer a money back guarantee for any customer who is not completely satisfied with any aspect of our products. If there is anything we can improve, reach out to us and let us know. 

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Ethical Buying

All of our products have a positive impact on people and the environment. We source each ingredient with people and the planet in mind.  

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Giving Back

 We are committed to giving 2% of the proceeds from every item you purchase directly to rainforest conservation through our partnership with Rainforest Trust.

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We use 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and compostable materials in our packaging. We are working to reduce our impact further with less plastic packaging.

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