Can You Trust Your Cleaning Products?

I know a lot of people who think Mrs. Meyers is a wonderful, safe cleansing brand for their family. So did I until I learned a lot moref about the company and the ingredients they use.

If you are one of the many people who use these products, did you know that Mrs. Meyers brand is NOT non-toxic? Recently thee company has been involved in a class action lawsuit for claiming to be safe, when, in reality, they’re not! In fact, Mrs. Meyers dish soap was found to have the HIGHEST levels of carcinogens at 204 parts per million.

If you think you will switch to Seventh Generation, Simple Green or Method for your cleaning needs, think again. Both companies have also been involved in class actions suits for safety issues. Most of the products these companies sold were labeled as “Non-Toxic”, “Organic”, or “n”Natural,” when in fact they were not. But throwing the words “Non-Toxic” or “natural” on the label allowed them to charge more or the products.

To the detriment of the consumer, many of the Products offered are not, in fact, “natural,” or “non-toxic” according to the class action lawsuits. Most of the Products include at least one or more of the following non-natural ingredients: benzisothiazolinone (‘BIT’), methylisothiazolinone (‘MIT’), laureth-6, sodium lauryl sulfate, lauramine oxide, sodium citrate, glycerin, and sodium hydroxide.

Additionally, the class action lawsuits assert that BIT and MIT are toxic to human skin and can cause an allergic reaction. Therefore, the plaintiffs claim, some products are improperly labeled as non-toxic and/or hypoallergenic. According to the natural products class action lawsuit, reasonable customers purchased these products believing they were natural, non-toxic and hypoallergenic.

After reading all of this, these products became a big NO for me. 

Some companies feel it’s okay to mislead and take advantage of people who are trying to do better for themselves nd their famiies. People like you and me who spend hard-earned dollars to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.. So, why do companies think they can get away with this?

Primarily because e the cleaning industry does not have to provide a full ingredient list on their bottles. All those little green companies that were trying to do good with healthy ingredients have been bought out by big conglomerate companies like Clorox, P&G, SC Johnson, etc., who saw the benefit of adding green products. Unfortunately, most large conglomerates lacking an interest in continuing the Wellness factors and they have the right to change the formulas. So they do.. They change formulas by replacing the premium ingredients (which may cost a bit more) with cheaper ingredients to make their shareholders and bottom line happy.

So what’s a consumer to do?

I have some great recommendations if you need help! Helping families see that healthier choices are necessary for healthier lives is one of the reasons I do what I do.  When I hear good results – it is the joy of my work.

The Class Action Lawsuits.

Mrs. Meyers / Caldrea

Method Class Action Suit

Simple Green Class Action Lawsuit

SC Johnson / Ecover

SC Johnson / Windex

Seventh Generation Lawsuit

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