- NCW Editor
Best Cleaners of 2019
Tincture - All Purpose
At Natural Child World, we always try to find products that are safer for our planet and our families without sacrificing design and effectiveness. The London based company, Tincture, hits that mark and raises the bar. When you receive your All Purpose Tincture bottle you might not want to tuck it away, because it is so eye catching. The octogonal shape, all white, with minimal print make it seem that it is some elaborate potion - and it is! All of Tincture’s products are 100% natural made from sustainable plant/vegetable based sources. Essential oils and botanical extracts have been added to enhance the product performance through their antiseptic properties but also to enhance our wellbeing. Antibacterial silver in the product and TINCTURE bottles ensures all surfaces and packaging are clean. The silver in the bottle material not only means the bottle remains bacteria free, but is also safe to re-use using their glass refillable bottles.
Their bottles are intended for multi-use, and you can order refills at a discount, or you can safely dispose of the bottles as they are 100% recyclable.
Check out their complete line here: https://tincturelondon.com/
Aunt Fannies Floor Cleaning Vinegar
Born out of a years-long journey to understand and resolve his family’s mysterious and life-threatening medical conditions, Mat Franken founded Aunt Fannie’s in 2013 with a mission to educate and enlighten us to what our ancestors understood. That a chemical-filled, hyper-sanitized home destroys the beneficial, human-friendly microorganisms our homes and families need for health and balance. Mat and his team have developed a family of microbiomic cleaning and pest solutions that received the highest rating by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Their floor cleaner really gets through hard dirt and grease, but doesn't leave that sticky feeling like other floor cleaners do. Not to mention that it is made out of all natural ingredients so you do not have to worry about your pets or children exposing themselves to the floor surface.
Check them out here https://auntfannies.com/
Truce Laundry Powder - Kid’s Laundry Detergent
If you own a TV you have probably seen Tide commercials for its Purclean product. Claiming it to be free of harsh chemicals and “green.” Now, if you are like us, you probably asked yourself, “What the heck have they been using for all these years?!”
Tons of research over the past decade identifies hundreds of hazardous air pollutants in everything from fabric softeners, detergents, and dryer sheets - even in products that claim to be "green", "natural", or "organic."
At Truce, they it make safe, simple and effective home cleaning products. Their full line of worry-free cleaning products are made from ingredients with purpose, and have no dyes, fragrances, or anything extra. All of the ingredients are listed plainly on the packaging as well as online eliminating any ambiguity for the shopper. In fact, here is the list - Baking Soda, Borax, Oxygen Bleach, Salt, Pure Soap Flakes, Washing Soda. That’s it!
The laundry powder works to clean heavily soiled clothes and it works in areas prone to hard water. The natural oxygen bleach works to keep whites bright and colors bold without fading. We tested it with our moms lab, and we got the seal approval.
Check it out here: https://www.truceclean.com/
Biokleen Citrus Essence Laundry Liquid
Much like the Truce feature above, Biokleen does not need to shy away from their ingredient list. What sets them apart from their competitors is that they have been doing it since the 1980s.
Jim Rimer, founder of Biokleen, was a sales executive for a chemical supply company at the time and grew disturbed by the harmful side effects he witnessed among customers and colleagues using the chemical-based products. When he tried to implement safety and educational training on the use of the products, he was fired, but he became empowered. He spent his Oregon nights studying chemistry and botany until he eventually developed the first leading-edge plant-based All Purpose Cleaner and birthed Biokleen.
25 years later Biokleen continues to deliver formidable plant-based cleaners, where as 80% of their products earn an A rating from the EWG.
The Laundry Liquid is 3x concentrated which delivers plant-based cleaning power while using only a half ounce of liquid. They call it an honest dosage system that packs more loads into each bottle which saves money and saves on packaging and shipping waste. The citrus and grapefruit seed extracts smell great, and Rimer’s improved ingredient combination creates an effective detergent with an added peace of mind that no harsh chemicals will be on your skin.
Check them out here: https://biokleenhome.com/
Biokleen Sport Laundry Liquid
Like the Citrus Essence Laundry Liquid above, the Sport Laundry Liquid is formulated to deliver results while being conscious of our health and the planet. It is 3x concentrated and has special enzymes to neutralize odors caused by perspiration. It is a most own in a home full of athletes.
Since we gave you a bit of a history of Biokleen, we thought it would be important to mention an initiative they recently started that will make you want to adopt their products more. Starting in 2017 they embarked upon an aggressive reforestation initiative focusing on Indonesia to reverse the habitat and climate issues the country faces. In 2017 they planted 12,000 trees. And, in 2018 they planted 120,000 trees that will fight back against coastal erosion and restore the aquaculture and wildlife in Iha Village.
Furthermore, they support pet rescue organizations to further their mission of ending animal cruelty and homeless/houseless advocacy groups throughout the US to restore dignity and provide a hand up.
Check them out here: https://biokleenhome.com/