Bon Ami Powder Cleanser Natural Home Cleaner 400g
Bon Ami is an American company that has been around since 1886 – that’s over 130 years. It is fascinating to see how the brand has stood the test of time over the years surviving both the great depression and a revolution of chemical cleaners. What it ultimately comes down to however is that Bon Ami is effective, affordable and, most importantly, safe.
It lasted the great depression due to its affordability and effectiveness. It has survived the revolution of chemicals cleaners because it is safe and non-toxic. Even before the green revolution we have seen in recent years, those with allergies or chemicals sensitivities had Bon Ami to fall back on and it was highly recommended in these communities.
There is no fancy technology to it. The recipe was inspired by some of the earliest known ways of making soap. Bon Ami used a little ingenuity and a touch of abrasive mineral powder and their powder cleanser was born.
BON AMI Powder Cleanser is a natural home cleaner. Bon Ami still uses the trademark feldspar and limestone as gentle, effective abrasives, but now combines them with even more sustainable cleaning agents. Plus they’ve added a touch of baking soda to help absorb odours.
Bon Ami Powder Cleanser’s label is a bold interpretation of the classic red banner and Bon Ami’s famous just-hatched chick. The paper and steel package contains a high percentage of post-consumer recycled paper and can be recycled again.
What’s the Difference?
Bon Ami offers powder cleansers in two distinct formulas. To get at the difference between them let’s go back almost 5000 years to the first recorded recipe for soap. The first soaps were made from discarded animal fat (which is acidic) and a little soda ash from a wood fire (which is basic) to make a new solid that bubbled and cleaned.
For millennia, that basic recipe didn’t change. But in the 16th century, people in the Castile region of Spain started blending plant fats like olive oil with ash to produce what came to be known as Castile soap. This was more expensive and generally reserved for cosmetic use, not general cleaning.
How to use Bon Ami Powder Cleanser
Bon Ami Powder Cleanser is easy and straight forward to use. Simply sprinkle onto a wet surface and rub with a wet sponge. If you are cleaning a more delicate surface sprinkle onto a wet sponge and apply to the surface making sure to use lots of water. Do not use on windows, glass or any surfaces that come with warnings against using abrasive cleaners.
Limestone; Feldspar; Surfactant (from coconut 7 corn oil); Sosa Ash and Baking Soda.