If we wouldn’t want it for our family, we wouldn’t ask you to use it near yours. We don’t put these ingredients in our products:
A drain clog remover with a granular formula that melts most grease clogs in minutes, and also works on hair, soap scum and other debris that blocks drains.
Sodium Hydroxide is a builder that can also be found in detergents and degreasers. It makes a product formula clean better by affecting the molecules in the formula so they work together better. Sodium Hydroxide can also be a pH adjuster that alters the pH of a product to improve stability. Every formula has an optimum pH to make it work best. For example, a formula that’s more acidic works better for soap scum removal. Its opposite, a formula that’s more alkaline, might be more effective at removing grease or greasy soils. We use pH adjusters to make sure we achieve the best pH for a particular job. Also, the pH of a formula can affect how long it lasts within a container – for example limiting its tendency to rust in a can. In high concentrations (such as in drain cleaners), Sodium Hydroxide can also be used as a caustic that helps dissolve organic matter like drain clogs.
(Breaks down drain clogs.)
Aluminum chips are stabilizers that help control the reaction of the Sodium Hydroxide and water in a drain cleaner. They’re just what they sound like - small chips of the same aluminum that’s used in soda cans and aluminum foil, in a size and concentration that's safe for drains and septic systems. The aluminum chips work by affecting the rate of the chemical reaction that happens in the drain, to ensure that it produces the needed strength to clear a clog.
(Help maintain a product formula over time.)
Sodium Nitrate is a stabilizer that acts as an oxidizing agent and preservative in many products including meats and fish, and is naturally found in many vegetables.
Sodium Chloride is a carrier that is most commonly known as table salt, and can also be found in many household products including shampoos, makeup and bath products. A carrier does just what it sounds like - it helps carry a product to a surface by thinning or thickening the formula or simply ensuring even distribution of the other ingredients in the formula. Without a carrier, the product would not work with the same consistency across a surface.
(Enables the delivery of the product to a surface.)
A colourant. Dyes are added to products for a variety of reasons including helping you see where you applied the product, when a product is used up, or for aesthetic reasons.
(Provides a pleasing colour for a product.)