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Cleaning Product Ingredient Info: Solvents

One of the many ingredients in cleaning products are solvents. Solvents are ingenious, actually. These amazing chemicals help give cleaning products the right thickness and help other ingredients stay mixed. They can also help prevent liquid products from freezing in cold climates. Want to learn more about solvents and the...

Fun and Games with Surfactants!

In cleaning, surfactants – short for surface active agents – are a group of chemicals that change how water behaves, so that we can clean more effectively and efficiently. Surfactants reduce water’s surface tension, meaning that droplets won’t simply bead up on countertops, clothes, and dishes, but will spread out...

A Lesson in VOCs from…Bacon?!

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. They include both human-made and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Here’s a lesson in VOCs compliments of a family favorite – bacon! One of our favorite smells is, of course, is fabulous breakfast...