Skip to Content

Sodium Monolaurate

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 12, 2020.

What is it?

Sodium Laurate (CH3(CH2)10COONa), also known as Sodium dodecanoate, is a sodium salt of lauric acid. It is used as a cleansing agent, surfactant, and emulsifying agent.[1]


[1] EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. Accessed March 3, 2015 at

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.