Knowing your Household Cleaners

Updated 2/17/2021 With many Americans paying particular attention to their cleaning habits over the last few months, many questions have arisen related to the difference between some common household cleaning product terms. In this post, our Ph.D. scientists will define and clarify some of the jargon used in the field. A cleaner is a formula … Read more

The Anatomy of a Cleaner Part II

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.

Learn More About Cleaning Standards

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.

Introduction to Eco-Friendly

While shopping around at your local store or online, you may have noticed that there are many cleaners claiming to be environmentally friendly or “eco-friendly”. Are these products any worse at cleaning than “traditional” products?
In this post, we will start to delve in to these and other questions related to greening your clean.

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