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About Our Ingredients

About our Ingredients:

In formulating our products we believe we have chosen the safest and most effective ingredients available on the market today.  We also believe in full disclosure so listed is a recap of the ingredients used in each formulation.  All of our ingredients are considered “All Natural” with the exception of our preservative (less than 1%)  found in some of our cleaners and our dish & hand soaps.

About our preservative:

In formulating the Begley’s line it was our primary goal to develop the safest and most environmentally responsible products available on the market today. In order to guarantee quality, several of our formulations require a preservative.
We chose Phenoxyethanol as our preservative for several reasons:

  • Phenoxyethanol occurs naturally in roses but in not enough quantity to be used for commercial use.
  • Phenoxyethanol used in our cleaners has been created to mimic the identical characteristics of the natural source.
  • Phenoxyethanol preserves without releasing formaldehydes found in a lot of preservatives on the market today.
  • The product is used in pharmaceuticals and vaccines demonstrating its safety inside the human body.
  • It also has a long history of being used in premium cosmetics demonstrating its safety on the skin.

What we mean by "Natural"

Our definition of the term “natural” is consistent with the definition proffered in Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary 1997 Edition, i.e. “…a substance or mixture that occurs in nature; the opposite of synthetic…” More practically, when developing the line we looked for raw materials that are either plant based or mineral as opposed to those that originate with refined petrochemicals.

The base surfactants we utilize are plant based glucosides, the primary solvent we utilize is a specially denatured ethyl alcohol denatured with eucalyptus oil, the sole viscosity improver is a cellulose based thickener, the mineral scouring/abrasive agent we use is a calcined alumina, the mineral wax we use is a montan wax, and our fragrances are all plant based and are compliant with IFRA Class 10 standards for natural fragrances.

The only deviation (for the time being anyway) from “natural” chemicals is our choice of preservative. We continue to evaluate other natural components for preservatives and will remove the last synthetic component from our formulations when we find a natural alternative that is stable and does not affect product performance.

If you have questions or concerns about any of our ingredients please do not hesitate to contact us.

Product Ingredients

Product Name: Ingredients
Begleys Dish Soap - Herb Garden Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Carum Petroselinum Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Dish Soap - Mint Medley Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Piper Nigrum Seed Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil,Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Dish Soap - Simply Citrus Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Rosemarinus Officinale (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Dish Soap - Fresh Grapefruit Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Myroxylon Pereira (Balsam Peru) Resin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Hand Soap - Herb Garden Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Carum Petroselinum Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Hand Soap - Mint Medley Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Piper Nigrum Seed Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil,Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Hand Soap - Simply Citrus Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Rosemarinus Officinale (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Hand Soap- Fresh Grapefruit Water, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Myroxylon Pereira (Balsam Peru) Resin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Coconut Alcohol
Begleys Multi Surface Cleaner Water, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Alcohol Denat., Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol 
Begleys Glass/Mirror Cleaner Water, Alcohol Denat., Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil 
Begleys Granite/Natural Stone Cleaner Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycol Montanate, Piper Nigrum Seed Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Phenoxyethanol
Begleys Cooktop Cleaner Water, Alumina, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Alcohol Denat., Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Carum Petroselinum Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol 
Begleys Household Stain & Odor Remover Water, Proprietary Enzyme Blend, C9-11 Pareth-8, Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate, Sodium Formate, Dipropylene Glycol, Benzisothiazolinone, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
Begleys Pet Stain & Odor Remover Water, Proprietary Enzyme Blend, C9-11 Pareth-8, Sodium Caprylyl Sulfonate, Tetrasodium Iminodisuccinate, Sodium Formate, Dipropylene Glycol, Benzisothiazolinone, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
Begleys Produce Wash Water, Decyl Glucoside, C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Carum Petroselinum Seed Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol
About Ed

About Begley's
Earth Responsible Products

Starting from the ground up, Ed set out to develop a line of eco-friendly household products that he would be proud to put his name on. His vision was natural ingredients in non-toxic formulas, that are equal to or more effective than their non-green alternatives.

Working with groundbreaking industry leader Lab Clean LLC., Ed now makes it easy to keep a sparkling clean home without causing a negative impact on our environment.