Why Our “Refuse to Use” List is the Key to Greener Cleaning
Curious about what “natural” cleaning means to us? At Ingredients Matter, it all starts with effective cleaning powered by soap, not synthetic detergents made with petroleum... but it doesn’t end there. We also refuse to use synthetic fragrances, synthetic preservatives, dyes, parabens, pthalates, phosphates, brighteners, animal testing, or any other ingredient shortcuts. We’re committed to using ingredients that YOU would consider natural—to help you avoid pollutants in your home and around your loved ones, and support your choice in avoiding synthetics in you food, beauty products, and throughout your life—because it’s the right thing to do.
We chose to leave these highly processed, industrial shortcuts out of our hand soaps, dish soaps, detergent-free laundry powder, and every other product in our whole-house natural cleaning lineup because we know people are looking to clean with cleaner ingredients, and we knew we could get the job done just as well with natural ingredients and simple chemistry you could recreate in your kitchen.
Many synthetic chemicals in artificial fragrances and preservatives are derived from petrochemicals and have been found to be endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, and carcinogens. Others have been linked to reproductive birth defects, and many can cause allergic or hypersensitivity skin reactions. No thank you! (When it comes to fragrances, natural and essential oils can bring some joy to our cleaning routines without the nasty stuff—and for our friends with sensitive skin and other allergies, we offer totally fragrance-free, hypoallergenic formulas.)
Every Ingredients Matter product is designed, formulated, and manufactured in the USA by our own team of modern soap scientists and makers—so we can personally guarantee our ingredients are as clean and effective as we say they are. What secrets are the others hiding? We’re challenging the industry to be more honest and change the dirty status quo by refusing to use these ingredient shortcuts in all natural cleaning products.