AspenClean is dedicated to bringing top-quality, effective, eco-friendly cleaning products to our customers. We’re a family-owned company that started with the dream of finding a safe and effective alternative to chemical-based cleaning products for our family and home. This means that our products are reviewed carefully to see how each ingredient affects human health and the planet.
We’re completely dedicated to effective products that are eco-friendly and better for you. Producing healthier and organic cleaning products typically involves additional costs which is why eco-friendly cleaning products are more expensive but here in our article we are going to outline some of the great reasons why you get more value for money.
How Do We Make AspenClean Products
We don't have any secrets; we want to be transparent about your manufacturing process. We carefully select the ingredients for our formulas, ensuring that each one is approved by Ecocert and certified organic. This means we must follow sustainable practices, use non-genetically modified products, analyze business practices carefully, and audit the manufacturing process. The Ecocert Standards are very strict, and we strive to comply with them to bring you only the best and most effective products.
If you want to learn more about the Ecocert process, you can find some answers just here. We make adhering to their guidelines a priority because we believe it’s important. Our goal is to create the best eco-friendly products possible so you can have complete confidence in AspenClean.
What Ingredients Are in AspenClean Products
Every AspenClean ingredient is thoughtfully considered before being selected, as we want only the best ingredients when it comes to both health and effectiveness. Our plant-based cleaners are organic without sacrificing effectiveness, delivering powerful results equal to or better than conventional products. And why are they so effective? Because these are the ingredients we use.
Aspen Bark Extract
Aspen trees create their own really effective preservative, which gives us a great way to add longevity to our products without parabens. Not only that but there are some natural antimicrobial properties present that protects the products from developing a variety of bacteria, which is very important to preservation.
When you combine coconut oil and palm kernel oil, you get coco glucoside, a natural cleaning agent with an impressive shine. Coco glucoside is actually a nifty ingredient that is considered a non-ionic surfactant that not only cleanses but conditions at the same time. It also has a foaming quality that many people enjoy from their cleaning products.
You may not realize it, but you’re already familiar with this product, it’s good old-fashioned baking soda. Yes, the same ingredient your grandparents or great-grandparents used in many of their home cleaning concoctions. Why did they rely on it so much? Because it’s that effective and it’s really incredible.
The chemical formula for baking soda is NaHCO3, meaning it’s salt based. As a base, it effectively dissolves organic compounds like dirt and grease. Each molecule of sodium bicarbonate is great at scrubbing away stains and dirt without damaging the surface with scratches.
You might already have an open box of baking soda in your fridge to absorb odors, that same natural odor-absorbing trait also makes it super-effective for cleaning and in the laundry. Speaking of laundry, this is where this ingredient really shines, making both whites and colors brighter.
What Certifications Does AspenClean Have
Being certified by the following groups gives you the confidence you need to trust in the quality of our products and the results they produce. We work hard to hit these very high standards because we put the environment and health first.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is an organization created to empower consumers with the research they need to make informed choices so they can live a healthy life in a healthy environment. For more than two decades, the EWG has been offering chemical safety advice to consumers and carefully reviews every single ingredient in a product and the manufacturing process before giving it a verified rating. AspenClean is proud to have earned and "A rating" as well as the verified(TM) status rating for all of our cleaning products and detergents.
ECOCERT has been a leader in promoting sustainable practices through certification, consulting, and training services. Our certification with EcoCert® ensures that our products are organic and that we use a genuine practice of environmental respect from formulation through manufacturing.
EcoCert® certification has rigid requirements that exceed those offered by Ecologo and the Green Seal, which allow SLES and ethoxylated alcohols, which have been linked to cancer. Our ingredients are all cosmetic-grade and 100% free from petrochemical surfactants and petroleum by-products.
Leaping Bunny is a leader in the cruelty-free movement that is supported by the combined efforts of eight national animal protection groups that form the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). The goal is to create one comprehensive standard that’s represented by an internationally recognized bunny logo which signifies that the product is animal-friendly.
This is an important designation for AspenClean, we’re committed to cruelty-free, vegan products and our partnership with Leaping Bunny is a significant part of our commitment to fight for animal protection.
How This Affects Price
All of the products we produce at AspenClean are very effective and they’re also eco-friendly. The green cleaning movement is not something we’re a part of because we want to be trendy, it’s because we strongly believe in promoting human health through the use of better products and supporting a healthier planet. This dedication to eco-friendly ingredients and achieving the highest standards in manufacturing means that it costs more for our products because we pay more to give you the best quality available.
While there might be a little “sticker shock” when you first see the price of eco-friendly products, it turns out that they’re not that much more expensive in the long run. Why? Because eco-friendly products don’t use harsh chemicals, that means that they’re gentler on your clothing and other products, giving you a reliable, clean finish without slowly destroying your items.
Not only that, but green cleaning products last longer and you typically use less because they often have a higher concentration level. That saves you money in the long run and you don’t have to replenish your supplies as often.
Finally, while the price might be higher at the outset for eco-friendly products, the result is that you and your family aren’t exposed to dangerous and harsh chemicals – and we think that peace of mind is worth it.
What This Means to You
What all of this means to you is that you can be assured that AspenClean products are eco-friendly solutions for green cleaning that are good for you and the environment. We want to feel good about the products we use in our home, and we want the peace of mind that comes from using cleaning products and detergents that will not cause any harmful side effects like asthma. We know you’ll love the results because we use our products and are thrilled with the way they clean
Yes, the price of eco-friendly products can seem more expensive if you’re simply comparing price tags, but in the long run, it can be more cost-effective. Eco-friendly products are more concentrated, so you use less to get the same results. With other products, you’re often paying for a lot of water. Also, by skipping all harsh chemicals, we preserve your clothing, countertops, floors, and other items, giving them a deep cleaning without diminishing their longevity. Green cleaning is definitely the way to go!
We’re always here to help you find the right solution and you can also find more information on how to choose the best eco-friendly products for your needs on our blog!