Cleaning Supplies

A report conducted by the Silent Spring Institute in Newton, MA and published in the online Environmental Health Perspectives journal revealed chemicals linked to asthma and hormone disruption in 200 common household products.

While the chemicals emitted by cleaning products have the potential to affect everyone, children are at a higher risk because they spend most of their time indoors. Additionally, children’s organs and respiratory, immune and neurological systems are still developing and they have a lower body weight, therefore relative to their size, they breathe a greater volume of air than adults.

 

Recommended products

 

Branch Basics: Austin based Branch Basics is the closest to your grandmother’s cleaning product formula. Their products are made from fatty acids and edible seed-bearing plants. Branch Basics concentrate uses colloidal micelle technology to effectively break down oils, grease, grime and dirt. This one formula can be mixed with various amounts of water to create many uses.

Natural Choices: Their OXY-BOOST bleach and laundry detergent are back by popular demand. The OXY-BOOST bleach is a safe and effective alternative to chlorine based products and it can be used in many applications in and around the home.  It is based on sodium percarbonate, which uses oxygen for destaining and deodorizing. As for detergents, their OXY-PRIME powdered detergent cleans and removes stains from your laundry with the power of OXY-BOOST Oxygen Bleach Destainer and Deodorizer. It is safe to use in all temperatures on Whites, Permanent Press, Bright Colors, Pastels, Prints, and Delicates in hard or soft water.

OXY-PRIME costs less to use than commercial liquid detergents and costs no more to use than commercial powdered household laundry detergents.

 

 

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