Non-Toxic Household Cleaning Products Spotlight - Branch Basics
Updated: Feb 1, 2021
Did you know that there is no federal regulation on cleaning supplies? This is why cleaning companies have been using harmful chemicals without transparency, leaving us to assume that their products must be safe.
Branch Basics never set out to sell soap. They are on a mission to help people create healthy homes and experience the power of pure.
Branch Basics products are made with plant-powered, high-quality and effective ingredients that are safe for the whole family and are never tested on animals. All of their products are also free of dyes, parabens, phosphates or phthalates (which have various health concerns ranging from carcinogens, irritants, pollutants, neurotoxins, reproductive toxins that can cause birth defects, and endocrine disruptors that disrupt our hormones).
How It All Started
At 23 Marilee avoided a kidney transplant using food as medicine. Years later her 10 year-old son, Douglas, was chemically injured by pesticides and doctors said his brain and immune system damage was irreparable. Marilee refused to accept that diagnosis. She nursed him back to full health after removing all harmful products from his diet and environment.
In high school Allison was diagnosed with PCOS and suffered chronic, mysterious pain through college. After years of seeing medical specialists and a laundry list of drugs, Allison was desperate for relief and turned to her Aunt Marilee in the Texas Hill Country.
After two months at Marilee’s, eating only real food, using safe products, and staying in a healthy home, her life was transformed. Allison was free of pain and got her life back! Eventually her ovarian cysts disappeared, and she was able to get pregnant naturally...twice!
Allison’s best friend, Kelly, joined her for the summer at Marilee’s. Kelly was generally healthy, but by the end of the summer even “normal” complaints (painful menstrual cramps, dry eyes, headaches) completely disappeared. Kelly and Allison joined forces with Marilee to share the information that transformed their lives and make it accessible to everyone!
So, Marilee, Allison and Kelly started Branch Basics to help people toss the toxins and live healthy lives. We start with the removal of cleaning products that contain some of the most toxic chemicals found in our homes, so join us as we get back to basics and discover the power of pure!
SIMPLIFY & SAVE
One Concentrate For Everything
Replace dozens of toxic cleaners with one Concentrate that can do it all. The bottles are refillable so they’re better for the environment and your wallet!
We use this in all our bathrooms and it foams so well and lasts such a long time! It has just a simple clean smell. No fragrance, just clean and fresh.
Made with plant and mineral based ingredients like: Decyl Glucoside - A plant derived surfactant used in skincare and baby products. Organic Chamomile - An organic flower extract with skin soothing properties. Coco-Glucoside - A very gentle surfactant derived from corn, coconut and/or palm. Sodium Citrate - A biodegradable sodium salt that acts as a water softener. Sodium Bicarbonate - A mineral-based water softener, also known as baking soda! Sodium Phytate - A natural
binder that prevents minerals from interfering
with the formula.
CONCENTRATE + OXYGEN BOOST:
A Powerful Combination! Boost the power of the Concentrate to remove stains, break down grease and clean stained surfaces.
WASHING FRUIT + VEGGIES
Soak your fruit + veggies for 10 minutes, then rinse and dry. That way you have real access to real clean whole food and snacks.
Have you ever looked at the shelves at Whole Foods in the produce aisle? They can be pretty filthy from all the soil still on the produce. And try as they might to keep the shelves clean there, it's not going to sparkle. So, we either buy from there or our local farmers market.
I used to soak my veggies & fruit in GSE (from the health food store), but I switched over last year to Branch Basics since I can use the Branch Basics Concentrate for just about anything in the house that needs to be cleaned: jewelry, stained Nutribullet and Vitamix, tea and coffee cups, kids toys, couch stains, you name it! It is absolutely ahhhhhmazziiiiiiing!!!!!
As for Mrs. Meyer’s & Method products, unfortunately, I do not recommend them. However, there are noticeable changes in their products, which I attribute to consumer power. The first change in Mrs. Meyer’s products is the disclosure of their fragrance ingredients and warning us that there are allergens among them. Another change is that Mrs. Meyer’s does not claim any longer to have natural cleaning products.
As always, I emphasize the importance of looking at the ingredients. I read an email recently that said it all,
"I am so happy that I found you! I have a small boy with many allergies and sensitivities. Along with that he has autism so it can be difficult to know if something is bothering him, so I chose to know what I’m using beforehand just in case. Label reading is very hard to understand but Branch Basics has made it easy."
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@EmpoweredAutoImmune + @PlatefulHealth
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