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Cleaning vinegar is made from the fermentation of ethanol with acetic acid. It is a key ingredient in most natural non-chemical household cleaners and has
Recently, we have been asked a lot of questions about vinegar as a household cleaner. Besides being used as an ingredient in foods, vinegar solutions can also be used to clean many surfaces and messes.
We absolutely LOVE vinegar and discuss it here in more detail.
Cleaning should be a routine process carried out daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally. Basic housekeeping can keep order by reducing the growth of potential pests
In this blog series we break down the basic roles ingredients serve in typical household cleaners. Last week, we explained that household cleaner ingredients fall into one of the following categories: solvents, surfactants, builders, fragrances, preservatives, pH adjusters, and product modifiers.1 In that post, we discussed what solvents and surfactants are and the fundamentals of their functions. In this post, we will discuss builders, fragrances, and preservatives.
Have you ever looked at the ingredients of your household cleaner and wondered, “What on earth are these chemicals? Why are they necessary to clean my home?” If so, you are like many others. In this bite-sized blog series, our Ph.D. scientists will describe the components of a typical household cleaner and clarify some of the jargon used in the field.
In our last “What it means to clean green” post, we discussed natural and all-natural ecolabels and the standards cleaning products must meet in order
In Part I of this series, we covered some essentials for questions like “what does eco-friendly mean?”
What about “natural”? Are these products any worse at cleaning than “traditional” products? What are some of the standards (“ecolabels”) and what do they mean?
In this post, we will start to delve in to these and other questions related to greening your clean.