It’s often hard to find soap and cleaning products with ingredients we can feel good about bringing into our homes — many products we see on store shelves are petroleum-based, full of synthetic chemicals, and have negative effects on the environment, either in the production process or during use. But with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, the guess work is taken out of finding cleaning products that are more healthy for us and for the earth.
Mrs. Meyer’s products are on One Twine, our eco-friendly product marketplace.
Why it’s important to reduce our use of synthetic chemicals
When a cleaning product gets washed away, its ingredients go down the drain, which can contribute to chemical runoff and water pollution.
Nitrogen, phosphorus, and ammonia are some of the most dangerous water contaminants most commonly found in conventional household cleaners. These household cleaning chemicals are not removed by the waste-treatment process after being rinsed down drains. Instead they enter (and build up in) our waterways. This can negatively affect aquatic life and eventually render water in some areas no longer suitable for drinking, cooking, or bathing.
But this doesn’t have to be the case.
Choosing eco-friendly cleaning products can help your family avoid exposure to harsh chemicals while helping to prevent water pollution. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day is a good bet because it’s a brand offering an array of mostly naturally derived cleaning products that put minimal stress on our precious natural resources.
Instead of synthetic chemicals that are hard on you and hard on the environment, all of Mrs. Meyer’s products are formulated with plant-derived ingredients and essential oils.
Here’s why we love Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, and why we think you will too!
Smells good, cleans well
Mrs. Meyer’s products are carefully formulated using plant-based ingredients. Their scents range from floral scents like mums and peonies to basil and honeysuckle. They truly do bring those lovely scents of a garden into the home!
The best part about Mrs. Meyer’s is they never use harsh chemicals to get the job done, yet their products still cut through grease and grime expertly. Mrs. Meyer’s products never contain chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, parabens, phosphates, or phthalates — and all the company’s formulas are biodegradable. So when you’re washing Mrs. Meyer’s products down the drain, you don’t have to worry about them polluting waterways with synthetic chemicals.
Another thing that makes us proud to stock Mrs. Meyer’s products on One Twine is the brand’s transparency regarding the ingredients they use: A full ingredient glossary online shares what each ingredient is and what it does.
Responsible Palm Oil
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day supports sustainable palm oil practices in eco-sensitive areas throughout Asia, Africa, and South America, such as in the Brazilian rainforest. This is important, considering conventional palm oil cultivation has led to rainforest deforestation. Any palm-oil-derived ingredients come from suppliers who are members of Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
As an added bonus, Mrs. Meyer’s uses at least 25 percent post-consumer plastic in their bottles. This means they’re using less virgin plastic, which saves material resources and energy, thus reducing greenhouse-gas emissions! Their plastic bottles can also be easily recycled.
Refill to reduce and reuse
You can go even further in the name of conservation and purchase refills on some of their products, such as their liquid hand soap. This is helps you reduce waste by reusing the original bottle again and again. Also, it reduces the amount of smaller plastic bottles created. The refills come in bigger, sturdier plastic containers that will last a lot longer.
Mrs. Meyer’s is also a member of the Leaping Bunny Program, an internationally recognized campaign in North America and the European Union to eliminate cosmetics, personal care, and household product-testing on animals. This means Mrs. Meyer’s is cruelty-free and never tests on animals. Their products are also not made with animal-derived ingredients, making them vegan-friendly.
Not only are their products eco-friendly and progressive, but their mission is too. They have several campaigns, partnerships, volunteer efforts, and donations under their belt, all in the name of environmental stewardship. They’ve donated thousands of dollars to preserve local community gardens, started a composting initiative with Serenbe, Georgia, and raised $10,000 for the Arbor Day Foundation, a donation which planted 10,000 trees!
Impressive and effective
TreeHugger, the sustainable-products media outlet, also approves of Mrs. Meyer’s. In their review of several of Mrs. Meyer’s products, TreeHugger wrote, “Mrs. Meyer's products aren't pretentious or boastful; just efficient, simple, balanced and comfortable ways to make your day a little cleaner.”
If you’re ready to make the move away from toxic cleaning products, be sure to check out our selection of Mrs. Meyer’s products on One Twine!
PLUS, when you purchase from One Twine, you can redeem your Recyclebank points for exclusive discounts and save up to 25 percent!