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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 […]

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 […]