For today’s #triedittuesday post, I’m trying Branch Basics cleaning products. If you’ve been following for a while, you know I’m transitioning to safer, greener products – both for cleaning the house as well as skincare, makeup, etc. I shared some of my swaps and products in this post a few months ago.
I wanted to see how Branch Basics cleaners compare to my go-to of Dr. Bronners Castille soap. I use the peppermint soap concentrate as hand soap, body wash and (diluted) as a spray cleaner for our kitchen and bathrooms. However, sometimes the diluted spray leaves a bit of a soapy residue. So I wanted to try the Branch Basics to see if it was better.
One Concentrate Makes ALL Of the Products
All Branch Basics products are based on one multi-purpose concentrate. When you order, you receive a bottle of concentrate as well as several spray bottles and “recipes” to make an all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent and even hand soap. Simply dilute the concentrate with water, and you’ll be ready to tackle any cleaning job around the house, even your dirty laundry. And it’s so non-toxic you could literally wash your mouth out with soap (and you’d be fine)!
Branch Basics concentrate is a multitasking powerhouse, tough enough to dissolve car engine grease, yet safe and gentle enough to wash a baby. Use it to tackle dirt, dust, grease, grime, and even the toxic residues left behind by other cleaners. And the best part? It works!
All Branch Basics cleaning products are:
- plant and mineral based
- preservative free
- not tested on animals
- fragrance free – This cleaning concentrate was designed specifically for those with sensitivities to fragrances and harsh chemicals. People that have asthma, allergies, and chemical sensitivity that are not able to use other products, even non-toxic ones, without reactions can use this formula.
I ordered the $59 Starter Kit which includes:
- 32 oz. concentrate
- three empty spray bottles to make all-purpose, bathroom, and streak-free solutions
- one foaming wash hand wash bottle
- one laundry bottle
They also sell a $5 trial kit if you just want to test the waters.
I like this product a LOT. It works really well on all kinds of surfaces and doesn’t leave any soapy residue. It’s definitely unscented so if you want your house to smell “clean” you’ll need to add a few drops of essential oil to each bottle.
Special Offer for Grownup Dish Subscribers: Use THIS LINK to save $10 on your first Branch Basics order.
Every Tuesday I try a new product and post a (brutally honest) review. This is not an ad. I have received no compensation for this post.