What is Pentasodium Pentetate and what does it do in products?

What is Pentasodium Pentetate and what does it do in products?

EPA Safe Ingredient - YES
EWG® Score – 1
EU and Canada Approved – YES
Plant-based – No
Skin Irritant – Not used as a cosmetic - low
Environment Hazard – low
Biodegradable –Yes
CAS – 140-01-2

What is Pentasodium Pentetate

Pentasodium Pentetate is a chelating agent commonly used in cosmetics, personal care products, and household cleaning products. It is a salt of pentetic acid and is primarily used to improve the stability and effectiveness of formulas by binding and neutralizing metal ions present in the product or the water used during application.

Why do we use Pentasodium Pentetate

Pentasodium pentetate is used in products primarily for its chelating properties. By binding to metal ions, it helps prevent the deterioration of formulas, maintain product stability, and improve their overall performance.

Is Pentasodium Pentetate safe to use? Is it nontoxic?

Pentasodium pentetate is considered to have low environmental toxicity and is expected to biodegrade under typical environmental conditions.

In Summary

Rustic Strength uses pentasodium pentate as a chelating agent in our laundry detergent.  It helps bind and neutralize metal ions which helps prevent deterioration of the formula, it helps maintain stability and overall performance of the product.  Pentasodium pentate is readily biodegradable with little to no toxicities.  

If you have any questions regarding this or any other chemical we use feel free to reach out to customercare@rusticstrength.com  We would be more than happy to answer your questions. 
We invite you to do your own research! 
Scientific journals and articles are the foundation of evidence-based decisions at Rustic Strength. Blogs can provide helpful information. However, if it can not cite scientific articles, its claims stand on little. 

EPA Safe Ingredient - https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/safer-ingredients#scil

EWG® Score = https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredients/704750-PENTASODIUM_PENTETATE/

EU - https://echa.europa.eu/substance-information/-/substanceinfo/100.000.285

Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/consumer-product-safety/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredient-hotlist-prohibited-restricted-ingredients/hotlist.html

Skin Irritant - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.3109/10915818709098563

Environment Safe – SDS on file with manufacturer

Biodegradable – SDS on file with manufacturer 

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