Naturally Yours: Natural Cleaners and Tough Too

Naturally Yours: Natural Cleaners and Tough Too

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Maxwell Ryan
May 18, 2004
If you want to really geek out on non-polluting cleaning products. There used to be a great natural everything store in SoHo called Terre Verde that is no more (though rumor has it that it might be coming back....), and they sold only one line of cleaners, Naturally Yours. Naturally yours has no slick marketing and getting their products in the mail feels like getting something from an inside source. They manufacture a complete line of cleaning products - surface, window, laundry, floor, toilet.... - that are all extremely concentrated and allow you to use them with water over a long period of time. They are also extremely non-bad: "Since all Naturally Yours products are made with ingredients derived from nature, our cleaning products are non polluting, biodegradable or naturally degradable, nontoxic, non-ecotoxic, nonhazardous, and noncarcinogenic. They are also cruelty free, alcohol free, dye free and artificial fragrance free." You can't beat that. As for cleaning power, they are strong, but you won't worry you when you spray the window and accidently inhale a fine mist of cleanser. It's not toxic. Problems? Their website sort of stinks, as far as ease of use, and I have yet to find a natural cleaner that can match the power of BLEACH on sinks and tubs, though NY gets close. If anyone knows about bleach substitutes, do tell. MGR
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