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 been known for years to be helpful around the house. You should use cleaning vinegar for more than cleaning — because there are 5 surprising ways to use our infused … Read more
Part III: Product Modifiers Why are the ingredients in your household cleaners selected? Just what is their role in helping your cleaner do its job? In this blog series, we break down the basic roles ingredients serve in typical household cleaners. In our first post in the series, we explained that household cleaner ingredients fall … Read more
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.