SC Johnson products are not formulated with these ingredients:
A concentrated deep cleaning steam/extractor machine solution for carpet cleaning. This product is sold in Do-It-Yourself/Home Improvement stores.
Provides a liquid base for a product.
(Provides a liquid base for a product.)
Ethoxylated Alcohol is a cleaning agent that can also be found in a variety of products including toothpaste and shampoos. It removes dirt and deposits by surrounding dirt particles to loosen them from the surface they're attached to, so they can be rinsed away. Ethoxylation is the process of treating a fatty acid alcohol to give it detergent properties.
(Breaks down dirt and deposits.)
Sodium Xylene Sulfonate is a wetting agent that can also be found in hair care products and cleansers. It helps a formula spread across a surface, making cleaning more efficient. Sodium Xylene Sulfonate can also be used as a solubilizer that ensures even distribution of the ingredients throughout the product, to help it work better.
(Helps ensure even distribution of ingredients.)
Disodium Ethanoldiglycinate is a chelator that can also be found in a variety of household products including cleaning, water treatment and personal care products. It removes soap scum and mineral deposits that are caused by hard water. The word chelator (pronounced "key-lay-tor") comes from the Greek word chele, or claw. Think of a chelator as a tiny claw that reaches out and grabs the minerals in soap scum or soils, to keep them from depositing on a surface. By binding to the soap scum or deposit, Disodium Ethanoldiglycinate allows them to be rinsed away. It is good for grabbing onto iron and calcium (hard water stains).
(Removes soap scum and soils.)
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. It makes 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 rust in a can. Citric Acid can also be used as a cleaning agent that removes dirt, or as a chelator.
(Enhances cleaning ability.)
(This product was no longer manufactured on or before January 1, 2012. Some discontinued products may contain fragrance ingredients outside those listed in SC Johnson's fragrance palette.||Fragrance: Adds scent to a product. About our Palette.)
(Protects a product against microbial growth to maintain performance.)