Bon Ami® Natural Cleanser

THE ORIGINAL NATURAL HOME CLEANER.
Bon Ami Powder Cleanser has been a household favorite since 1886, largely due to its effective, nontoxic formula. Feel confident using Bon Ami around family and pets. Our powder cleanser excels at cleaning everything from dried-on food to scuff marks and is gentle enough for most hard surfaces.

NOTE: We get that this is available in many big box grocery stores. The reason we have it on our marketplace is that consumers pass over it when the reach for Ajax. Part of our effort as a "NOT-just-for-profit" is to inform. We prefer you buy it here, but we will be just as thrilled if you swap out your current cleanser for this -- no matter where you buy it. Happy, healthy cleaning.

READ MORE... WHAT'S GOOD?
  • Non-toxic, no harsh chemicals
  • No chlorine, perfume, or dye
  • No gritty residue, non-scratching
  • Biodegradable! 
  • Natural soft abrasives (feldspar and limestone)
  • Absorbs odors
  • Effective on kitchen, cookware & bath surfaces
  • Pet safe
  • EWG gives it an "A"
  • Septic safe
  • Made in the USA

WHAT DOES IT REPLACE?
Take a look in your cupboards, if you have Comet, Ajax or any of those cleansers... Bon Ami gives you a natural and effective alternative. 
 

For example, Comet: This staple cleaner has been in American households for a long time. However, tests by EWG showed that Comet powder released chemicals that have been linked to cancer and asthmatic disorders.

Some of these chemicals, such as “formaldehyde, benzene, chloroform and toluene – are not listed on the label,” according to EWG research. Plus, the bleach in the powder can cause problems for certain kinds of plumbing pipe.*

BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
Net WT 14 OZ

  • Clean countertops
  • Keep white grout white
  • Remove stains from bathtubs, toilets, and sinks
  • Clean residue from glass-top stoves without scratching
  • Clean & deodorize microwave
  • Remove stains from porous surfaces like marble
  • Make faucets shine
  • Remove caked-on food from pots & pans
  • Remove scratch marks from china
  • Remove stubborn soil and stains from outdoor furniture
  • Remove scuff marks from walls and floors
  • Remove fingerprints & marks from white walls because it contains no dye

Bon Ami is not intended for use on brushed/polished stainless steel appliances such as refrigerators, dish washers, and range hoods. Do not use Bon Ami Powder Cleanser on windows; mirrors; or lacquered, polished, or decorative surfaces.

INGREDIENTS
Calcium carbonate (limestone), feldspar powder, 
Alkylbenzene Sulfonic Acid (surfactant), sodium carbonate (soda ash), and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).

PACKAGING
Our paper + aluminum package is one of the most eco-friendly on store shelves. It’s made from 65% post-consumer recycled materials and may be recycled again.

SOURCING
Manufactured in the USA.

CERTIFICATIONS
Bon Ami Powder Cleanser [gold label] is certified Kosher for Passover AND year-round use.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
For more than one hundred and thirty years, Bon Ami has prided itself on using simple ingredients to produce a high-quality cleaner that works.

Since day one, we’ve used feldspar as the base abrasive mineral in our product. Once considered a waste material, feldspar was found to shine the shovels of quarry workers paid to separate it from silica quartz. Silica quartz-based cleaners scratch things clean, while softer feldspar-based Bon Ami polishes surfaces clean without scratching.

Over the years, there has been pressure for Bon Ami to adapt to the marketplace with new additives and artificial fragrances to compete with mainstream cleaning products. When more and more chemical cleaning products were introduced in the 1970s, Bon Ami began receiving letters from consumers who thanked us for NOT adding chlorine bleach, perfume, and dye.

We realized then that we had a community of people counting on our product, and it was our duty to serve them by continuing to say no to chemical additives.

After all, our name is Bon Ami, which literally means “good friend” in French.

Today, more and more people are turning away from harsh chemical cleaning products in an effort to reduce toxins in their homes. Certain chemicals used in popular cleaning products have been labeled hazardous. Bon Ami remains true to our name by continuing our promise to never use harsh chemicals.

*Heinselman, William, "Time to Replace These 6 Toxic Household Cleaning Products" February 2017, espressewer.com