Sodium chloride

Sodium chloride is also known as table salt. It is often used to season foods and is the primary form of sodium in the diet. Sodium chloride is approved for use as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1. It can also be used to increase the thickness of cosmetics and personal care products 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.
  2. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.