INCI Names

Labelling is required in New Zealand. You need to list the ingredients in your product from highest to lowest concentration. You can either use common names or INCI names for your ingredients.

Here are four possible ways to list your ingredients of the same soap:

Ingredients: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Rice bran Oil, Castor Oil, Water, Lye, Fragrance, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Dioxide, Iron Oxide.

Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Dioxide, Iron Oxide.

Ingredients: Saponified Oils (Olive, Coconut, Rice Bran, Castor), Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Dioxide, Iron Oxide.

Ingredients: Sodium Oleate (Olive), Sodium Cocoate (Coconut), Sodium Ricate (Rice Bran), Sodium Ricinoleate (Castor), Aqua, Glycerin, Fragrance, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Dioxide, Iron Oxide.

Common INCI Names

Common nameINCI name
Almond MilkPrunus Dulcis (Almond) Milk
Aloe Vera Leaf GelAloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Apricot Kernel OilPrunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
Apricot Shell PowderPrunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder
Argan OilArgania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil
AvocadoPersea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit
Avocado OilPersea Gratissmia (Avocado) Oil
Babassu OilOrbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil
Baking SodaSodium Bicarbonate
BananaMusa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit
Beef TallowTallow
BeerBeer
BeeswaxBeeswax
Bentonite ClayBentonite
BoraxBorax
Brassica AlcoholBrassica Alcohols
BTMS-25Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate
BTMS-50Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol
BTMS-80Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Isopropyl Alcohol
Calendula PetalsCalendula Officinalis Flower
Candelilla WaxEuphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
Canola OilBrassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Oil
Carnauba WaxCopernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
CarrotDaucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root
Castor OilRicinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Caustic SodaSodium Hydroxide
Cetostearyl AlcoholCetearyl Alcohol
Cetyl AlcoholCetyl Alcohol
ChlorophyllChlorophyll
Chromium Green Oxide, HydratedChromium Hydroxide Green
Chromium Oxide GreenChromium Oxide Green
Citric AcidCitric Acid
Clay, FrenchMontmorillonite
Coco GlucosideCoco Glucoside
Cocoa ButterTheobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
CoconutCocos Nucifera
Coconut MilkCocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk
Coconut OilCocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Coconut Oil, FractionatedCaprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Coconut Shell PowderCocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder
Colloidal OatmealAvena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
Corn SilkZea Mays (Corn) Silk
CornstarchZea Mays (Corn) Starch
CucumberCucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit
Decyl GlucosideDecyl Glucoside
EDTATetrasodium EDTA
Elemi OilCanarium Commune (Elemi) Gum Oil
Epsom SaltMagnesium Sulfate
Evening Primrose OilOenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
Fragrance OilFragrance
Goat MilkGoat Milk
Grape Seed OilVitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Guar GumCyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum
Hazelnut OilCorylus Americana (Hazel) Seed Oil
Hemp Seed OilCannabis Sativa Seed Oil
HoneyHoney
Indigo PowderIndigofera Tinctoria (Indigo) Root Extract
Iron OxideIron Oxide
Jojoba OIlSimmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Kaolin ClayKaolin
Kokum ButterGarcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter
LanolinLanolin
LardLard
LecithinLecithin
Lemon Peel PowderCitrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Powder
LoofaCylindrica (Loofa) Fruit
LuffaCylindrica (Loofa) Fruit
LyeSodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide
Madder RootRubia Tintorum (Madder) Root Extract
Maize, GroundZea Mays (Corn) Meal
Mango ButterMangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
MicaMica
MilkMilk
Milk Powder, Whole/TrimWhole/Nonfat Dry Milk
Neem OilMalia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil
Oat BranAvena Sativa (Oat) Bran
Olive OilOlea Europaea (Olive) Oil
Olive Stone PowderOlea Europaea (Olive) Seed Powder
Orange Peel PowderCitrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Powder
Palm Kernel OilElaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil
Palm OilElaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil
Peanut OilArachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil
Pine TarPinus Palustris (Pine) Wood Tar
PoppyseedsPapaver Orientale (Poppy) Seed
PumicePumice
Rice FlourOryza Sativa (Rice) Flour
Rose Petal PowderRosa Canina Flower
Rose PetalsRosa Canina Flower
Rosehip OIlRosa Canina Fruit Oil
Rosehip PowderRosa Canina Seed Powder
Rosemary ExtractRosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (ROE)Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
RosinRosin
Safflower OilCarthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
SaltSodium Chloride
Saponified Almond OilSodium Almondate
Saponified Apricot Kernel OilSodium Apricot Kernelate
Saponified Avocado OilSodium Avocadate
Saponified Babassu OIlSodium Babassuate
Saponified Canola OilSodium Canolate
Saponified Castor OilSodium Ricinoleate or Sodium Castorate
Saponified Cocoa ButterSodium Cocoa Butterate
Saponified Coconut OilSodium Cocoate
Saponified Fractionated Coconut OilSodium Caprylate/Caprate
Saponified Grapeseed OilSodium Grapeseedate
Saponified Hazelnut OilSodium Hazelnutate
Saponified Hemp Seed OilSodium Hemp Seedate
Saponified Illipe ButterSodium Illipe Butterate
Saponified Kokum ButterSodium Kokum Butterate
Saponified Kukui Nut OilSodium Kukuiate
Saponified LardSodium Lardate
Saponified Macadamia OilSodium Macadamiate
Saponified Mango ButterSodium Mango Butterate
Saponified Neem OilSodium Neemate
Saponified Olive OilSodium Olivate
Saponified Palm Kernel OilSodium Palm Kernelate
Saponified Palm OIlSodium Palmate
Saponified Peanut OilSodium Peanutate
Saponified Rice Bran OilSodium Ricate
Saponified Safflower OilSodium Safflowerate
Saponified Shea ButterSodium Shea Butterate
Saponified Soybean OilSodium Soybeanate
Saponified Stearic AcidSodium Stearate
Saponified Sunflower OilSodium Sunflowerate
Saponified TallowSodium Tallowate
Saponified Wheat Germ OilSodium Wheatgermate
Sea Buckthorn OilHippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil
Sea SaltSea Salt
Shea ButterButyrospermun Parkii (Shea) Butter
SilkSilk
Soy LecithinLecithin
Soybean OilGlycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Stearic AcidStearic Acid
SugarSucrose
Sunflower LecithinLecithin
Sunflower OilHelianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Sweet Almond OilPrunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Tetrasodium EDTATetrasodium EDTA
Titanium DioxideTitanium Dioxide
Ultramarine Blue/Pink/VioletUltramarines
Vanilla AbsoluteVanilla Planifolia Extract
Vegetable GlycerinGlycerin
Vitamin CAscorbic Acid
Vitamin ETocopherol
Walnut Shell PowderJuglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder
WaterAqua
Wheatgerm OilTriticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
Zinc OxideZinc Oxide

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