Our Ingredients

We measure up to some tough standards to bring you peace of mind and to do our part for the planet.


Convenience with a conscience.

Our pac is a biodegradable, water soluble film made of polyvinyl alcohol. When the film dissolves in your washer and enters the water stream in microparticles, micro-organisms that commonly exist in nature break down the PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) to water and carbon dioxide.

As many as 55 species of micro-organisms (including bacteria, yeasts and fungi) that are naturally present in water and soils are capable of breaking down PVA. Research has shown that in river water, PVAs take no more than 1 month to break down into their component parts.


Our Sensitive Skin detergent formulas are designed to be gentle on even the most sensitive skin prone to skin irritation and allergies. Our effective and safe fragrance-free and dye-free formulas are the mildest detergent available, but tough on dirt and soil.

EPA 2017 Safer Choice PArtner of the YEar

Dropps was awarded the 2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for outstanding achievement in formulation and product manufacturing of both consumer and institutional/industrial products.

To qualify for the Safer Choice label, a product must meet EPA’s Safer Choice Standard, which includes stringent human and environmental health criteria. The Safer Choice program currently has about 500 formulator-manufacturer partners who make more than 2,000 products for both retail and institutional customers.

Our company has been a leader in the environmentally oriented laundry detergent business since 2008 when our laundry detergent pacs first received EPA Safer Choice (formerly Design for the Environment) certification.

Ingredient Disclosure

We believe that consumers have a right to know what's in the products that they buy and use around their home and families .

On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258). The new law requires manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The online disclosure requirements apply to a designated product sold in California on or after January 1, 2020.

We disclose all of our ingredients on all packaging and online product descriptions.


Dropps laundry detergent formulas are made without colorants or dyes. We see no reason to add fancy swirls or colors to our products. As we all know, color doesn't clean.

Ingredient Glossary

Ingredient Name
What It Does
Environmental & Health Impact

Alcohol Alkoxylate

Emulsifier, wetting agent, lubricant

Alcohols C12-13 ethoxylated

Cleaning Agent



Enzyme soil remover

Naturally-derived, Biodegradable


Softening Agent


Butylated hydroxytoluene

Enzyme blend soil remover

Plant-derived, Biodegradable


Optical brightener

Made from synthetic materials, Biodegradable, not irritating to skin


Solvent, Stabilizer

Plant-derived (soybean), Biodegradable


Fragrance, cleaning agent

Plant-derived (cirtrus fruit peels), Biodegradable

Propylene glycol

Plant-derived solvent


PVA film with bittering agent

Water soluble film with aversive agent


Sodium acrylate co-polymer

Binding Agent


Sodium carbonate

Cleaning agent, softens water

Mineral-based (commonly referred to as washing soda)

Sodium chloride (salt)

Viscosity modifier, processing aid

Mineral-based (commonly referred to as table salt)

Sodium citrate

Water softener, optimizes pH levels

Plant-derived non-EDTA metal ion chelator, Biodegradable

Sodium formate (buffering agent)

Buffering agent, optimizes pH levels


Sodium Laureth Ether Sulfate

Cleaning agent

Plant-derived, Biodegradable

Sodium metasilicate

Optimizes pH levels


Sodium percarbonate

Oxygen stain removal agent


sodium polyacrylate

Binding Agent, disperses food particles and helps to prevent their redeposition on surfaces

Acrylic polymer

Sodium polyitaconate

Prevents minerals from hard water from depositing on dishes, Water softener, Dispersant

Plant-derived, Biodegradable

Plant-derived, Biodegradable

Enzyme soil remover, removes protein stains and helps the detergent ingredients clean even better

Enzyme derived from biofermentation reaction

Tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED)

Oxidizing cleaner


Triethanolamine oleate (TEA oleate)

Cleaning agent

Plant-derived, Biodegradable


Diluent, holds all ingredients together in solution

Inorganic (contains only hydrogen and oxygen, Biodegradable)


Ingredient Name
What It Does
Environmental & Health Impact

Abies Sibirica Oil

Essential oil component

Essential Oil of fir (Abies Sibirica)

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis

Essential oil component

Essential Oil of Orange Peel

Citrus Limon

Essential oil component

Essential Oil of Lemon Peel

Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil

Essential oil component

Essential Oil of Eucalyptus Leaf

Eugenia caryophyllus (clove) leaf oil

Essential oil component

Essential Oil of Clove Leaf (Eugenia caryophyllus)

Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil

Essential oil component

Essential Oil of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil

Essential oil component

Essential Oil of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)