- Derived from: limestone
- Pronunciation: (\ˈkal-sē-əm\ \ˈklȯr-ˌīd\)
- Type: Naturally-derived
What Is Calcium Chloride?
Calcium chloride is a naturally occurring salt derived from limestone. It is a white solid and can also be produced synthetically. It is solid at room temperature and dissolves in water.
What Does Calcium Chloride Do?
Calcium chloride is present in dozens of personal care products, including bath oils, detergents, sunscreen, conditioner, and makeup.[2,3]
It may be used as a brine for refrigeration plants, a method to control ice on roads, and as a desiccant (thanks to its ability to absorb moisture).
Why Puracy Uses Calcium Chloride
Puracy uses calcium chloride to increase and improve a formula's viscosity to stabilize the plant-based enzymes in our laundry products.
Is Calcium Chloride Safe?
Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care quality standards. Research shows that the ingredient is not a skin irritant when used in low concentrations.[3,6,7]
How Calcium Chloride Is Made
Calcium chloride occurs naturally in limestone; its production is primarily a reaction of limestone with hydrochloric acid. It is often commercially produced as a byproduct in the soda ash process (called the Solvay process). It can also be made with other calcium and chloride salts, and in the United States, some manufacturers concentrate brines from salt lakes and salt deposits.
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 Environmental Working Group
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 Whole Foods Market
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