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 III

Perennial cleaning anatomy of a cleaner

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

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.

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