Tag Archives: Cocamidopropyl Betaine

EPA Analysis of Laundry Detergents

A long and detailed analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency of America on the most popular laundry detergent ingredients used and their effect on the skin and the environment. Interestingly, one of the ingredients analysed is Cocamidopropyl Betaine, a commonly used synthetic detergent in both natural and non-natural soaps/washes! Derived from coconut oil (though its […]

Shampoo and the planet – Green Living Tips

Wonderful post from a guy greenie on finding out what really goes into his little bottle of shampoo –  But I took a close look at my bottle of shampoo one day and my hair stood on end before I even washed it. The front label stated “Vitamin E Moisture Rich Shampoo – Professional performance […]

Dangers Of Cocamidopropyl Betaine – Livestrong.com

More on the dangers of cocamidopropyl betaine which is, sadly, being used more and more by other natural and organic manufacturers who consider it ‘natural’ as it’s derived from coconut oil  –  Cocamidopropyl betaine is a chemical found in many personal care products, including shampoo, toothpaste and body wash. The chemical is derived from coconuts […]

What Is Cocamidopropyl Betaine? – Wisegeek.com

More on cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) –  Cocamidopropyl betaine, also known by the acronym CAPB, is a sticky, yellow liquid derived from coconut oil and a chemical called dimethylaminopropylamine. It is a mild amphoteric surfactant — a detergent that can act as an acid or a base — and is typically used in bath and personal cleansing products. It helps produce foam in such products as bubble […]