SC Johnson products are not formulated with these ingredients:
A fragrance-free multi surface cleaner that can be used on wood, laminate, plastics, stainless steel, glass, granite and more.
(Provides a liquid base for a product.)
Ethanol is a solubilizer that can also be found in makeup, lotions and hair care products. It works by dissolving the ingredients of a product to help them mix together better. It also can act as a cleaning agent by helping dissolve soils. Ethanol is the same alcohol that's found in alcoholic beverages, but in consumer products it is used in very small amounts to make the product work better.
(Breaks down dirt and deposits.)
Nitrogen is a propellant used to dispense a product from a container. Nitrogen is a non-flammable, non-VOC compressed gas. It makes up more than 75% of the air we breathe.
(Helps create the spray of a product.)
Lauryl polyglucose is a cleaning agent, or "surfactant," derived from coconut and palm kernel oil. It can also be found in products ranging from baby shampoos to cleansers. We use it in our products to remove dirt and deposits by surrounding dirt particles to loosen them from the surface they're attached to, so they can be rinsed away.
Methylisothiazolinone is a preservative that can also be found in shampoos, skin care products and makeup. It helps maintain product quality and performance over time. Some people raise concerns about preservatives, because a small number of individuals have allergies to them just as some people have allergies to nuts or bees. But preservatives play a very important role in food, cosmetics and household products. Without preservatives, many products would not last more than a week or two before being contaminated by bacteria, mold or yeast. So, we feel the best choice is to add preservatives in the smallest effective quantity to protect our products, but to list these preservatives in our formulas so that those with allergies in the family can make informed choices.
(Protects a product against microbial growth, to maintain performance.)
Sodium citrate is a builder that can also be found in various household products including shampoos, mascara and lipstick. We use it to make a product formula clean better by affecting the molecules in the formula so they work together better. It can also be used as a stabilizer that maintains the clarity of the product and protects its pH. The pH of a formula can affect how long it lasts within a container – for example limiting its tendency to corrode a can, container or dispenser. To ensure product performance, it is important that our product formulas maintain their stability over time.
(Helps maintain a product formula over time.)
Citric acid is a builder that can also be found in a wide array of household products including laundry detergents, shampoos and cleaners. Of course, citric acid is also found in citrus fruits, such as oranges, lemons and limes. We use it to make a product formula clean better by affecting the molecules in the formula so they work together better. Citric acid can also be used as 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 as a carpet cleaner. 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 corrode a can, container or dispenser. We also sometimes use citric acid as a cleaning agent that removes hard water deposits, or as a chelator.
(Adjusts the pH of a product to improve stability.)