My name is Jamie and I am the Chief Mixer & Crafter for Mrs. Jones' Soapbox. Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox is a line of non-toxic, eco-friendly household cleaning products made from natural minerals and vegetable based soaps. I started working on this line in 2008 when I grew tired of big companies call themselves green and natural just to make a buck. I think the only way to combat greenwashing is through education so I created Mrs. Jones' Soapbox to help me teach people about what it really means to "go green."
Cleaning products are some of the most toxic products we have in our homes. They are made with synthetic chemicals that are dangerous to our health, hurt plants and animals when we wash them down our drains and they create unnecessary hazardous waste. They came on the market about 60 years ago when chemists discovered we could create hundreds of different chemicals with petroleum oil. Petroleum was cheap, worked well in cleaning products and companies began marketing these products mainly to women as a way to make the job of cleaning faster and more efficient.
The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of natural, eco-friendly ingredients that clean just as well as their chemical counterparts. I spent a year developing my formulas because I wanted to come up with cleaning solutions that worked really well, were completely safe to use and also looked and smelled great. I tested every surface, every scenario, cleaned my friends' houses and spent every waking moment tweaking and re-tweaking my formulas until I was confident in the final product.
What I came up with are five products that are multi-purpose so you can use them to clean your entire house from top to bottom, inside and out. No more lugging around tile cleaner, toilet cleaner, kitchen cleaner, surface spray, bathroom cleaner and all the other products that are jumbled together underneath your sink. Just 5 great products that can tackle anything. I carry mine around in a 6-pack holder, with a cup in the extra spot to carry my tools, like an old toothbrush and sponges, and it really makes the sometimes disgusting job of cleaning a little more bearable.
I package them in beautiful bottles that are designed to be reused or refilled once they're empty so we can cut down on the waste we create and the liquid refills are packaged in recycled (sterilized) water bottles that I collect from friends. In fact, I collected so many bottles that I've filled up an entire room in my house!
So that's a little bit about how Mrs. Jones' Soapbox came to be. I hope you'll give it a try. I think you'll find it makes the chore of cleaning a little more fun and lot more healthy.
One day last year while trolling the pages of Etsy, I randomly came across some fetching photos of cleaning supplies. (Yes, amazing photos of cleaning supplies! Some people can speak about boutique wine or quote endless movies, but me? I love a clean house.) Intrigued, I read a little bit about the company, Mrs. Jones' Soapbox
, and bought the household cleaning kit. The kit was reasonably priced and beautifully packaged with five different products to clean the whole house with a handmade, eco-friendly bend. Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox is a line of non-toxic, eco-friendly household cleaning products made with natural minerals and vegetable based soaps. The entire collection is handmade and handsomely packaged by Jamie Jones in her sunny Florida kitchen. Back in 2008, Jamie was fed up with certain commercially produced products that were marketed as ‘green’ but secretly composed of toxic chemicals. She spent an entire year developing her formulas to cultivate the perfect blend of homemade products that are highly effective while remaining truly eco-friendly.
After using my kit (and subsequent refills) for the better part of of the past year, I am hooked! An almond scented soft scrub is by far the best product I’ve ever used on my fiberglass shower. It easily gets out dirt and soap scum without breaking my back, and leaves my shower smelling fresh and clean. I also love that I don’t have to worry about inhaling fumes or developing a rash from harsh chemicals when using the counter-top sprays in my kitchen or living room.
Take it from me, a certified clean freak, Mrs. Jones’ Soapbox is the real deal. These products will be sure to clean any home to a top-notch sparkle, free from toxic chemicals.
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