Lauryl glucoside (lauryl diglucoside) is a surfactant and
detergent made from coconut oil (the "lauryl" part) and sugar
(the glucose part). Such alkyl glycosides biodegrade quickly,
and tend to be gentle to the skin, and they work in hard water.
Used in shampoos as a detergent and as a thickening agent.
By Simon Quellen Field