What is it?
Propanediol is a plant-based, clear liquid derived entirely from corn. This colorless liquid is natural, safe, skin friendly, and renewably sourced.
What does it do?
Propanediol is a stabilizer that keeps ingredients from separating. We use this stabilizer to ensure the even distribution of our cleaning enzymes throughout the detergent. When cleaning enzymes are evenly distributed, our products clean your laundry more effectively.
How is it made?
Propanediol is made by extracting sugar from corn and fermenting it. This process is sustainable, as it relies on a renewable resource (corn) and produces up to 40% fewer greenhouse gases than are made producing other common stabilizing agents.
*Please note that throughout Summer 2021 we've improved our formula by removing the ingredient Propylene Glycol (also know as 1,2-propanediol) and replacing it with 1,3-Propanediol which is equally effective, but recognized as a safer alternative by the EPA, the National Eczema Association, and the National Psoriasis Foundation.
What product is this ingredient in?
- Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent - Fragrance Free
- Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent - Shore Breeze
- Heritage Park Silk & Wool Detergent - Fragrance Free
- Heritage Park Silk & Wool Detergent - Lavender Mist
- Heritage Park Baby & Toddler Laundry Detergent
Our Product Stewardship Guidelines direct us to select ingredients that have been manufactured or processed in a manner that supports our philosophy of environmental friendliness.Our Product Stewardship Guidelines direct us to select ingredients that have been manufactured or processed in a manner that supports our philosophy of environmental friendliness.