- Derived from: coconut
- Pronunciation: (\ocktil\ ˌ\dī-ˈme-thəl\ \ə-ˈmēn\ \ˈäk-ˌsīd\)
- Type: Naturally-derived
What Is Octyl Dimethyl Amine Oxide?
Octyl dimethyl amine oxide is a white powder derived from either palm kernel oil or coconut. [1,2] Commercially, the ingredient is most typically sold as an aqueous solution at 25%-35%.
What Does Octyl Dimethyl Amine Oxide Do?
Octyl dimethyl amine oxide is a surfactant, meaning that it breaks surface tension in water and allows dirt and oil to be flushed away. It is also a foaming agent. These two reasons are why this ingredient is often found in products like surface cleaners, laundry detergents, dishwashing soaps, shampoos, and hair conditioners.
Is Octyl Dimethyl Amine Oxide Safe?
Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care and cleaning product quality standards.[4,5] Research shows the ingredient is not a skin sensitizer and is typically not a strong skin irritant.
Why Puracy Uses Octyl Dimethyl Amine Oxide
We use coconut-based octyl dimethyl amine oxide as an environmentally friendly, biodegradable surfactant and cleanser.
 Personal Care Council
 American Cleaning Institute
 Whole Foods Market Body Care Standards
 Whole Foods Market