our ingredients are au nature l
and oh-so effective.

meet spongey.

He represents your skin! That’s because, your skin is like a sponge. Everything you encounter is soaked right up through your skin. He’s going to show you how the chemicals in most household products can have a harsh effect on your body.

Alcohol Ethoxylates
NOTE TO SELF:
Ethoxylated "eth"
ingredients - Bad
EG: Sodium Laureth
Sulfate

Their Way

Alcohol Ethoxylates… what a mouthful. These are nonionic surfactants found in some laundry detergents, surface cleaners and body wash. They are frequently contaminated with 1,4 dioxane (a probable human carcinogen). What is especially concerning is that 1,4 dioxane and ethylene oxide will never appear on the ingredient labels of the companies that use these chemicals.

The Nature Clean® Way

We like to keep things really clean and simple. That’s why we use Poly Glucosides. It’s really just a fancy name for a group of naturally derived ingredients that are created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil. These ingredients are called ‘surfactants.’ Again, another fancy way of saying they help enhance the formation of foams in detergents for dishwashing and for delicate fabrics.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Their Way

Many personal care products contain a potentially harmful detergent called Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). It’s frequently contaminated with 1,4 dioxane. Shockingly 1,4 dioxane will never appear on the ingredient labels of the companies that use it!

The Nature Clean® Way

No thanks, Sodium Laureth Sulfate! In our products, we use Poly Glucosides which are a group of naturally derived ingredients called surfactants. These ingredients are created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil.

Synthetic Perfumes, Fragrances & Dyes
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SPONGEY?
Dyes in cleaning products can be ingested, and absorbed through the skin and can be irritating to your eyes.

Their Way

You may want to cover your eyes, or at least plug your nose at this next one. Many products get their scents and colour with the help of synthetic perfumes, fragrances and dyes. These fragrances are made of thousands of chemicals that have not been evaluated for toxicity. Many of these unlisted ingredients are irritants that can trigger allergies, migraines and asthma symptoms.

The Nature Clean® Way

Fancy scents don’t make sense. All Nature Clean® products use natural food flavours, plant-based fragrances, and essential oils. We even offer a completely unscented and colour-free option for each category of products we produce. Compared to the other guys, our products are truly a breath of fresh, non-toxic air.

Optical Brighteners

Their Way

You know those commercials that show blue detergent keeping your white clothes whiter? Those products contain chemicals known as optical brighteners. They make laundered clothes appear to be ‘whiter’ but what these commercials DON’T mention, is that they remain on your clothes which can cause allergic reactions.

The Nature Clean® Way

We brighten without the nasty brighteners. To keep your whites looking white, we use Hydrogen Peroxide (Oxygenated Bleach) which is extremely environmentally safe. Simple, right?

Enzymes

Their Way

Now this is creepy! Did you know that enzymes are living creatures? They are commonly used in products like laundry detergents and carpet cleaners for stain removal as they eat away at protein-based stains. They can cause serious health issues if they are inhaled, as they are activated by the moisture in our lungs.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SPONGEY?
Enzymes can remain on our clothing and bed linens after washing and continue to eat at our skin. They are one of the main causes of allergic reactions from laundry detergents.

The Nature Clean® Way

Enzymes are not harmful if they are used in products that don’t come in direct contact with fabrics or our skin. That’s why we only use enzymes in products like automatic dishwasher tabs, where they are fully contained in a PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) based film, and therefore cannot be inhaled. They are then fully removed by the dishwasher machine!

Preservatives
The good, the bad
and the truth.

The truth is, some natural cleaning products need preservatives or they develop bad odours and lose their efficacy.

Their Way

Other natural products must use preservatives, as well, but do not disclose what they use or how much.

The Nature Clean® Way

Here are all Nature Clean products that don’t require any preservatives:

  • Nature Clean Bar Soap
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap -Unscented
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Peppermint
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Citrus
  • Nature Clean Glass & Window Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Dilutable Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Cleaner Spray
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Liquid Bleach
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Stain Remover (powder)
  • Nature Clean Pet Stain & Odour Remover
  • Nature Clean Laundry Powder
  • Nature Clean Laundry Pacs
  • Nature Clean Odour Remover Pacs (Stink Bomb)
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwashing Powder
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwasher Pacs

In our personal care products, we only use Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate and Ethylhexylglycerin. We use the preservative Methylisothiazolinone in only a few of our laundry and dish care products, each of which have been tested safe in both Dermatologist and Sensitive Skin Testing. We also only use the bare minimum necessary - 0.001% of total volume. That being said, we’re working to have a new preserving method in place by the end of this year.

Synthetic Perfumes, Fragrances & Dyes
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SPONGEY?
Dyes in cleaning products can be ingested, and absorbed through the skin and can be irritating to your eyes.

Their Way

You may want to cover your eyes, or at least plug your nose at this next one. Many products get their scents and colour with the help of synthetic perfumes, fragrances and dyes. These fragrances are made of thousands of chemicals that have not been evaluated for toxicity. Many of these unlisted ingredients are irritants that can trigger allergies, migraines and asthma symptoms.

The Nature Clean® Way

Fancy scents don’t make sense. All Nature Clean® products use natural food flavours, plant-based fragrances, and essential oils. We even offer a completely unscented and colour-free option for each category of products we produce. Compared to the other guys, our products are truly a breath of fresh, non-toxic air.

1,4 Dioxane
STAY CLEAR
Of the potentially DANGEROUS
CHEMICAL 1,4 DIOXANE

Their Way

1,4 dioxane might as well mean DANGER. This by-product can be found in trace amounts in everyday household cleaning products. It is considered a probable human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and is listed in California's proposition 65 list of chemicals suspected to cause cancer and/or birth defects.

The Nature Clean® Way

Nature Clean® uses the maximum amount of naturally derived ingredients. We avoid any chemical that may be a suspected carcinogen. We believe that very effective products can be created without chemicals that could harm us.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Their Way

Many personal care products contain a potentially harmful detergent called Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). It’s frequently contaminated with 1,4 dioxane. Shockingly 1,4 dioxane will never appear on the ingredient labels of the companies that use it!

The Nature Clean® Way

No thanks, Sodium Laureth Sulfate! In our products, we use Poly Glucosides which are a group of naturally derived ingredients called surfactants. These ingredients are created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil.

Preservatives
The good, the bad
and the truth.

The truth is, some natural cleaning products need preservatives or they develop bad odours and lose their efficacy.

Their Way

Other natural products must use preservatives, as well, but do not disclose what they use or how much.

The Nature Clean® Way

Here are all Nature Clean products that don’t require any preservatives:

  • Nature Clean Bar Soap
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap -Unscented
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Peppermint
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Citrus
  • Nature Clean Glass & Window Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Dilutable Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Cleaner Spray
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Liquid Bleach
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Stain Remover (powder)
  • Nature Clean Pet Stain & Odour Remover
  • Nature Clean Laundry Powder
  • Nature Clean Laundry Pacs
  • Nature Clean Odour Remover Pacs (Stink Bomb)
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwashing Powder
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwasher Pacs

In our personal care products, we only use Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate and Ethylhexylglycerin. We use the preservative Methylisothiazolinone in only a few of our laundry and dish care products, each of which have been tested safe in both Dermatologist and Sensitive Skin Testing. We also only use the bare minimum necessary - 0.001% of total volume. That being said, we’re working to have a new preserving method in place by the end of this year.

Petroleum Solvents

Their Way

You don’t want Petroleum Solvents as a guest in your home. These by-products are used in cleaning products, like laundry detergents and heavy cleaners, giving rise to both health and environmental concerns. The European Union classifies Petroleum Distillates as a carcinogen, meaning it is suspected to cause cancer.

The Nature Clean® Way

We take the natural route instead. Our products contain Poly Glucosides, which are a group of naturally derived ingredients created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil. We use these ingredients to enhance the formation of foams in detergents for dishwashing and for delicate fabrics.

Alcohol Ethoxylates (PEGs)
NOTE TO SELF:
Ethoxylated "eth"
ingredients - Bad
EG: Sodium Laureth
Sulfate

Their Way

Alcohol Ethoxylates… what a mouthful. These are nonionic surfactants found in some laundry detergents, surface cleaners and body wash. They are frequently contaminated with 1,4 dioxane (a probable human carcinogen). What is especially concerning is that 1,4 dioxane and ethylene oxide will never appear on the ingredient labels of the companies that use these chemicals.

The Nature Clean® Way

We like to keep things really clean and simple. That’s why we use Poly Glucosides. It’s really just a fancy name for a group of naturally derived ingredients that are created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil. These ingredients are called ‘surfactants.’ Again, another fancy way of saying they help enhance the formation of foams in detergents for dishwashing and for delicate fabrics.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Their Way

Many personal care products contain a potentially harmful detergent called Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). It’s frequently contaminated with 1,4 dioxane. Shockingly 1,4 dioxane will never appear on the ingredient labels of the companies that use it!

The Nature Clean® Way

No thanks, Sodium Laureth Sulfate! In our products, we use Poly Glucosides which are a group of naturally derived ingredients called surfactants. These ingredients are created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil.

Synthetic Perfumes, Fragrances & Dyes
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SPONGEY?
Dyes in cleaning products can be ingested, and absorbed through the skin and can be irritating to your eyes.

Their Way

You may want to cover your eyes, or at least plug your nose at this next one. Many products get their scents and colour with the help of synthetic perfumes, fragrances and dyes. These fragrances are made of thousands of chemicals that have not been evaluated for toxicity. Many of these unlisted ingredients are irritants that can trigger allergies, migraines and asthma symptoms.

The Nature Clean® Way

Fancy scents don’t make sense. All Nature Clean® products use natural food flavours, plant-based fragrances, and essential oils. We even offer a completely unscented and colour-free option for each category of products we produce. Compared to the other guys, our products are truly a breath of fresh, non-toxic air.

Preservatives
The good, the bad
and the truth.

The truth is, some natural cleaning products need preservatives or they develop bad odours and lose their efficacy.

Their Way

Other natural products must use preservatives, as well, but do not disclose what they use or how much.

The Nature Clean® Way

Here are all Nature Clean products that don’t require any preservatives:

  • Nature Clean Bar Soap
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap -Unscented
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Peppermint
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Citrus
  • Nature Clean Glass & Window Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Dilutable Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Cleaner Spray
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Liquid Bleach
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Stain Remover (powder)
  • Nature Clean Pet Stain & Odour Remover
  • Nature Clean Laundry Powder
  • Nature Clean Laundry Pacs
  • Nature Clean Odour Remover Pacs (Stink Bomb)
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwashing Powder
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwasher Pacs

In our personal care products, we only use Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate and Ethylhexylglycerin. We use the preservative Methylisothiazolinone in only a few of our laundry and dish care products, each of which have been tested safe in both Dermatologist and Sensitive Skin Testing. We also only use the bare minimum necessary - 0.001% of total volume. That being said, we’re working to have a new preserving method in place by the end of this year.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Their Way

Many personal care products contain a potentially harmful detergent called Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). It’s frequently contaminated with 1,4 dioxane. Shockingly 1,4 dioxane will never appear on the ingredient labels of the companies that use it!

The Nature Clean® Way

No thanks, Sodium Laureth Sulfate! In our products, we use Poly Glucosides which are a group of naturally derived ingredients called surfactants. These ingredients are created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil.

Synthetic Perfumes, Fragrances & Dyes
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR SPONGEY?
Dyes in cleaning products can be ingested, and absorbed through the skin and can be irritating to your eyes.

Their Way

You may want to cover your eyes, or at least plug your nose at this next one. Many products get their scents and colour with the help of synthetic perfumes, fragrances and dyes. These fragrances are made of thousands of chemicals that have not been evaluated for toxicity. Many of these unlisted ingredients are irritants that can trigger allergies, migraines and asthma symptoms.

The Nature Clean® Way

Fancy scents don’t make sense. All Nature Clean® products use natural food flavours, plant-based fragrances, and essential oils. We even offer a completely unscented and colour-free option for each category of products we produce. Compared to the other guys, our products are truly a breath of fresh, non-toxic air.

Parabens

Their Way

Parabens are used as a preservative. However, they disrupt hormone function and can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, reproductive fertility, early puberty in children and early menopause in women.

At Nature Clean®
we diligently investigate
healthier alternative
preservatives for our products.

The Nature Clean® Way

Our products are 100% Paraben Free. But we still need preservatives to keep away nasty bacteria. However, our preservatives are much kinder and gentler. To preserve and maintain effectiveness in our shampoo and body wash, we use Phenexyethanol and Sodium Benzoate. And Ethylhexylglycerin & Phenoxyethanol in our conditioner. We know what you’re thinking, these aren’t exactly the words you want to hear in a spelling bee.

Silicone

Their Way

Silicones are a big fat no-no. They are synthetic ingredients used in personal care products like lotions, body wash, shampoos and conditioners. They’re added to products to bind colour pigments and make the application of skincare products feel silky. Environment Canada assessments concluded that the ingredients in silicones are toxic.

Some of the ingredients in Silicones, like cyclotetrasiloxane, may interfere with human hormone function and human fertility.

The Nature Clean® Way

Sorry, Silicones! In our products, we use Guar Gum from guar bean, Babassu Oil, and Coco-Caprylate which is derived from coconut oil.

Alcohol Ethoxylates (PEGs)
NOTE TO SELF:
Ethoxylated "eth"
ingredients - Bad
EG: Sodium Laureth
Sulfate

Their Way

Alcohol Ethoxylates… what a mouthful. These are nonionic surfactants found in some laundry detergents, surface cleaners and body wash. They are frequently contaminated with 1,4 dioxane (a probable human carcinogen). What is especially concerning is that 1,4 dioxane and ethylene oxide will never appear on the ingredient labels of the companies that use these chemicals.

The Nature Clean® Way

We like to keep things really clean and simple. That’s why we use Poly Glucosides. It’s really just a fancy name for a group of naturally derived ingredients that are created from the fermentation process of mixing the sugar of corn starch with palm kernel oil. These ingredients are called ‘surfactants.’ Again, another fancy way of saying they help enhance the formation of foams in detergents for dishwashing and for delicate fabrics.

Preservatives
The good, the bad
and the truth.

The truth is, some natural cleaning products need preservatives or they develop bad odours and lose their efficacy.

Their Way

Other natural products must use preservatives, as well, but do not disclose what they use or how much.

The Nature Clean® Way

Here are all Nature Clean products that don’t require any preservatives:

  • Nature Clean Bar Soap
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap -Unscented
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Peppermint
  • Nature Clean Liquid Hand Soap - Citrus
  • Nature Clean Glass & Window Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Dilutable Cleaner
  • Nature Clean Multi Surface Cleaner Spray
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Liquid Bleach
  • Nature Clean Oxygen Stain Remover (powder)
  • Nature Clean Pet Stain & Odour Remover
  • Nature Clean Laundry Powder
  • Nature Clean Laundry Pacs
  • Nature Clean Odour Remover Pacs (Stink Bomb)
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwashing Powder
  • Nature Clean Automatic Dishwasher Pacs

In our personal care products, we only use Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate and Ethylhexylglycerin. We use the preservative Methylisothiazolinone in only a few of our laundry and dish care products, each of which have been tested safe in both Dermatologist and Sensitive Skin Testing. We also only use the bare minimum necessary - 0.001% of total volume. That being said, we’re working to have a new preserving method in place by the end of this year.

How to Shop Clean.
If we’ve inspired you to learn more about the ingredients hiding in the products you use, the Think Dirty® mobile app is a must-have. With it, you can use your smartphone to scan products and quickly learn about their ingredients and any health risks.