About 6 weeks ago, I reached out to Branch Basics asking for more information on their products. I kept seeing their brand flash around Instagram and Facebook and after a few weeks, finally wanted to learn more about them.
They are a small business, founded by 3 women with an incredible story. Allison, Kelly and Marilee are on a mission to help families live a better life by choosing to have toxin-free cleaners do the work around the house. Their desire is to inspire families to make better decisions by understanding what is in their cleaning products and choosing a different way.
So, why would we look at cleaning products any differently?
What is Branch Basics?
If you’re looking for an all natural, non-toxic cleaning product, then you have arrived at Branch Basics. Their cleaning products are free from preservatives, fragrances, GMOs and completely hypoallergenic. Not only are they non-toxic, but their products are extremely effective and only made with a handful of ingredients.
How does Branch Basics Work?
I’m so glad you asked! 😉 In the Branch Basics Starter Kit, you receive one 33 oz. Concentrate, three empty spray bottles, one Foaming Wash bottle, one Laundry bottle and one Oxygen Boost for all your cleaning needs! All of the bottles are refillable and come labeled so you can easily add the concentrate and water to fill them up.
What are the Branch Basics Ingredients?
Curious to read this on the company site? Then check out the FAQ page for more information from Branch Basics.
Their plant- and mineral-based ingredient list starts with reverse osmosis purified water. Then, Branch Basics uses purified water is essential to the integrity of our end product. Common tap water is full of pollutants.
Purified Water, Coco Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Citrate (Food-Grade Emulsifier), Lauryl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Bicarbonate (Food-Grade Baking Soda), Sodium Phytate (Plant-Based Antioxidant), Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit (Soapberry) Extract*.
Does Branch Basics Remove Germs?
I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s) over 10 years ago and I know that my body is more susceptible to viruses. If my kids get a common cold for a few days, I could have it for a few weeks. If my kids get the flu for 1 week, I’ll have it for 3-4 weeks. Removing germs is so important for our household and should be important for yours too.
In April 2019, the FDA issued a final ruling on the safety and effectiveness of hand sanitizers. The FDA found that the use of sanitizers have been shown to encourage the proliferation of superbugs. This means that by over-sanitizing our homes with disinfectants that were designed to kill bacteria and germs is actually causing them to mutate into stronger more dangerous germs.
Since then, I have been on the hunt to find a non-toxic cleaner that was safe and effective at removing germs, not just killing them.
Does Branch Basics have a Scent?
Nope, not a scent at all. Matter of fact, a few weeks ago I was asking my daughter, Abigail what she thought the clean clothes we were moving from the washing machine to the dryer and her response was, “It just smells like water…”. So, there you have it folks, from the mouths of babes… let’s get back to the basics with Branch Basics and non-toxic cleaning products for our families.
Can I use my own Bottles?
Unfortunately, right now the Branch Basics Starter Kit is sold out (thanks to COVID-19)… but you can buy the 33 oz. Branch Basics Concentrate and use the following dilution ratios:
- All-Purpose: 1 part Branch Basics Concentrate to 11 parts water
- Bathroom: 1 part Branch Basics Concentrate to 5 parts water
- Streak-Free: 1 drop Branch Basics Concentrate to 24 oz. distilled water
- Foaming Wash: 1 part Branch Basics Concentrate to 4 parts water
- Laundry: 1 part Branch Basics Concentrate to 2 parts water
If you grab yourself some Branch Basics, be sure to let us know. We’d love to know what you think! Oh, if you spend more than $39 (which means just that 33 oz. Branch Basics Concentrate), you’ll get Free Shipping. Matter of fact, I’m off to buy my first refill so I’m ready for next month!