Know Your Ingredients: Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate

by Gio

disodium cocoyl glutamate

What it is
Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate is derived from coconut oil.

What it does
Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate is a very gentle surfactant: it helps water mix with oils and dirt so that they can be easily rinsed away.

Side effects
Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate is generally considered to be safe.


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Janessa November 19, 2013 - 6:39 am

I think I’ve seen this one a lot but a lot of ingredients have similar roots and a whole bunch of different prefixes and other terms!
:] I’m finally caught up with November… nearly!!! WOOOT

beautifulwithbrains November 19, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Janessa, it can be quite confusing when they have similar names, can’t it? That’s one of the reasons why I created the dictionary page at the top of the blog, so that we all can check it out when in doubt. I know I do lol. 🙂

And yay!


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