Can a home ever be too clean? Of course not. But especially during this run with COVID-19, chances are you're paying more attention to things like cleaning frequency and the ingredients contained in the cleaning products you use in your home. Since it's likely that you are using more cleaning products than ever as we move through this pandemic, it's also likely that you are learning more about the ingredients that are in mass marketed household products.
In that case, you may be discovering that there are a ton of ingredients used in common household cleaning products that are not necessarily the best ones to spritz all your pets and other family members multiple times a day. If that is a concern for you, you'll be happy to know that several Indie Business members offer great cleaning products made in small batches and without the harsh chemicals that tend to be characterize big brand products. Here's a sampling to get you started.
9 Cleaning Products From American Artisans
Foaming Dish Soap, by Alpha Zelle (NJ)
Maker: Dale Schock
Tough on grease yet gentle on hands, this dish soap is biodegradable with no artificial fragrances. The non-drying formula leaves your dishes sparkling and naturally de-greased. Hydrate and moisturize your hands while effectively cleaning your dishes.
Laundry Wash Set by Clean Slate Suds (OR)
Maker: Glen Burnett
This laundry wash set combines a natural powder with vinegar to create a powerful laundry detergent duo with an all-natural softener. The Bergamot + Cedarwood essential oil blend yields distinctive cleaning, deodorizing and whitening with every wash.
Toilet Bombs Cleaning Tabs, by Mama Suds (MI)
Maker: Michelle Smith
Cleaning toilets has never been so easy, so safe, so fragrant, or so natural! Drop one of these toilet tabs into your toilet, let it fizz and fragrance, then use your toilet brush to scrub the bowl. Toilet bombs can be used in holding tanks too. Cruelty free and vegan!
Lemon Wood Cleaner, by Blue Feather Organics (CA)
Maker: Deborah Siegel
This all-natural and non-toxic wood cleaner and polish can be used to clean and protect any distressed or exposed wood surface. The natural combination of plant-based ingredients gently brings out the natural beauty of untreated wood grain.
Multi-Surface Cleaner, by TouchSmart (NC)
Maker: Karen Brown
TouchSmart was developed with handles, knobs, and counters in mind! Spray directly onto those high touch surfaces where those invisible nasties hide in plain sight.. No rinsing or wiping necessary. Take it on-the-go to disinfect wherever you are!
Glass, + Appliance Cleaner by Shabby Chick (OK)
Maker: Amber Malcom
Make everything shine like new with this streak free, grease cutting wonder. It's a must among your go-to cleaning products. Use on your glass top stove, black and stainless steel appliances, and mirrors! Everything will shine and smell amazingly fresh!
Essential Oil Cleaner by Black Kettle Soap (NY)
Maker: Arricka Harrison
Formulated for spray and wipe cleaning with minimal effort! Simply spray and wipe with a damp cloth or wet brush and watch the clean happen. The specially formulated cleansing soap combined with the power of carefully crafted, pure essential oils does most of the work for you.
Linen + Room Spray by Modern Makers (WI)
Maker: Lawrence Pardo
Linen + room spray eliminates odors while leaving a great scent behind! The large glass amber jar and sprayer delivers a fine mist spray that will freshen up any room. Great for curtains, closets, drawers, pet bedding, yoga mats, the car, and more!
Natural Laundry Soap, by Adagio (NE)
Maker: Dan + Rose Schneider
Celebrating 10 years in business, your makers at Adagio offer this natural laundry soap is formulated with plant oils and natural minerals. Choose from a variety of scents such as Lemongrass, Orange, Tea Tree, or unscented. Refills available!
And remember, this is just a portion of what our members offer! Get all the American Made goodness you can stand, all day every day, at the Indie Business Instagram feed where you'll never run out of the ability to easily purchase the artisan products you love, and follow the people who make them.
Questions for discussion and sharing
Cleaning. Some hate it, some love it. Either way, it's a fact of life so you might as well do it safely while you're at it, right?! What do you think of these innovative products? Let us know in the comments!
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