We love having a sparkling clean home, but we hate knowing all those chemicals we’re breathing in when we scrub the toilet or disinfect the countertop.
Fortunately, you don’t have to choose between chemical products or mixing up your own sub-par cleaning products with stinky vinegar and essential oils. Branch Basics cleaning products are all super effective, biodegradable, and they’re made with plants and minerals that actually smell good. Plus, you add the water yourself, so you don’t need to worry about preservatives. Instead, you get a whole bottle of the concentrated cleaner that can be used to clean basically everything you own (yes, including your hands and body).
The founder of Branch Basics understands firsthand how important it is to avoid exposure to unnatural chemicals. After a struggle with hormonal issues and a son who battled toxicity from pesticides, Marilee Nelson worked to remove chemicals from both their diet and household. Now fully recovered from their illnesses, Marilee works as a Dietary and Environmental Consultant and Materials Specialist — so she knows what she’s talking about!
- 33 oz bottle of soap concentrate
- 32 oz laundry bottle
- 3 empty 24 oz spray bottles
- 10 oz foaming wash bottle (for hand washing or dish soap)
- 2 lbs Oxygen Boost (helps whiten clothes and remove stains)
Purified Water, Coco Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Citrate (Food-Grade Emulsifier), Lauryl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Bicarbonate (Food-Grade Baking Soda), Sodium Phytate (Plant-Based Antioxidant)
OXYGEN BOOST INGREDIENTS
Sodium Percarbonate & Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
CARE & USAGE
The entire kit is packaged inside a reusable cloth bag. You can bottles in the bag or loosely underneath your kitchen sink.
The empty bottles contain fill lines to show you how much water and soap concentrate to add. Then, simply shake to combine and get cleaning!
- All-Purpose: Appliances, Dishes, Fruits & Vegetables, Granite, Grills, Highchairs, Jewelry, Marble, Natural Stone, Pacifiers, Pots & Pans, Stains, Stovetops, Sticky Spills, Yoga Mats
- Bathroom: Tile, Grout, Countertops, Sinks, Showers, Tubs, Toilets, Fixtures, Shower Liners, Soap Scum
Streak-Free: Windows, Mirrors, Glass Surfaces, Computer Screens, Phones and Tablets, Fixtures, Aquariums, Shower Doors, Picture Frames
- Foaming Wash: Hands, Face, Body, Baby, Hair, Pets, Removing Make-Up, Shaving, Dishes, Fruits & Vegetables
- Laundry: Whites, Colors, Sheets and more!
- Misc: Stainless Steel, Wood and Vinyl Floors, Carpet
There are many more uses than those listed above. Please see the User Guide for more specific applications and instructions.
The active ingredient in both the concentrate and Oxygen Boost is baking soda, which is safe for all humans and animals. Since it’s food-grade, you can even use it to clean fruits and vegetables.
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When you use commercially produced, cheaply made cleaning products (think: anything you can buy at the dollar store), you are putting yourself at risk for exposure to all kinds of toxins.
Cleaning products are renowned for containing endocrine disruptors, which are essentially chemicals that act like hormones in your system, throwing your natural balance out of whack. Glycol ethers, in particular, are a solvent widely used in cleaning products and can cause infertility problems in men, and even lead to testicular atrophy.
Similarly, anything with the word “fragrance” on the label might contain phthalates, another endocrine disruptor that is especially damaging to children’s development. Exposure to pregnant women can cause behavioral problems in those children later on, including autism and slower social communication.
Fortunately, you don’t have to keep an array of endocrine-disrupting cleaners underneath your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Branch Basics cleaning products are made without fragrances or harmful chemicals, so you don’t need to grab your rubber gloves to scrub down your bathtub next time. The soap concentrate formula was designed with the most sensitive people in mind, so those with asthma, eczema, allergies and other issues can use it liberally without worrying about a reaction.