Natural Home Care All Purpose Cleaner by JR Watkins
JR Watkins - Natural Home Care All Purpose Cleaner Aloe & Green Tea Scent - 24 oz. (710 mL)
J.R. Watkins Natural All Purpose Cleaner rids your home of dirt and grime without the harsh toxins found in other all purpose cleaners. J.R. Watkins Natural All Purpose Cleaner quickly removes grease and grime from most surfaces in your home.You'll find hundreds of uses for this great streak-free, earth-friendly cleaner.
Put this cleaner to the test on a variety of surfaces:
- Appliances, sinks, countertops, stainless steel
- Fixtures, floors, walls
- Sealed granite, tile
Frequently Asked Questions – J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Line
Why did Watkins develop this new line of natural cleaners?
- Natural/organic consumers are the fastest growing market today.
- It is the right thing to do for you, the customers. The U.S. Center for Health and Statistics reports that one in three people suffer from allergies, asthma or bronchitis. That means, 33% of our population suffers from respiratory problems. Using conventional cleaning products can cause additional respiratory irritation.
- By offering natural home care products, they are making a difference in your life and the air quality in your home.
Are these products Green Seal Certified?
They are currently looking into Green Seal certification and continue to research a variety of certifications that would compliment this line.
Where can I find additional information on natural cleaners?
If you are interested in learning more about natural cleaning they recommend the following books:
- Green Clean — The Environmentally Sound Guide To Cleaning your Home by Linda Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin
- Green This! — Volume One Greening Your Cleaning by Deirdre Imus
There are also several good websites that detail additional statistics and information.
Do these products contain natural or synthetic fragrance?
J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care cleaners are fragranced with:
- Lavender — Natural lavender and rosemary oils as well as natural fragrance
- Lemon — Natural lemon and a very small amount of synthetic fragrance.
- Aloe & Green Tea — A very small amount of synthetic fragrance.
Do Watkins All–Purpose Cleaners disinfect?
There are many theories about disinfectants. Some experts say that people are creating "Super Germs" through constant disinfecting (meaning that the germs build a resistance to the chemicals and come back even stronger/bigger). Others argue that the chemicals we are using to kill the germs are just as harmful as the germs themselves. 86% of people who use disinfecting cleaners don't let the disinfecting formula penetrate the surface. They spray and immediately wipe and as a result they don't get the disinfecting properties of the cleaner at all. J.R. Watkins has spent a great deal of time researching this issue and they've found that the best way to keep germs at bay is with regular soap and water. Regular cleaning and maintenance are the best ways to disinfect your home.
Do the Aloe and Green Tea products contain aloe vera?
The J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Cleaners do not contain aloe vera. Aloe and Green Tea is the fragrance, it is not an ingredient.
The ingredients listed on the All-Purpose Cleaner and Window Cleaner labels are almost identical.
There are several differences between their All-Purpose Cleaners and Window Cleaners. The primary point of difference is that their Window Cleaners contain an anti-streaking agent. Please remember that while Watkins does make every effort to list most of the natural ingredients, they do not specify every part of their proprietary formulas.
Does JR Watkins Naturals brand packaging contain BPA?
JR Watkins makes every effort to ensure their products are safe and environmentally friendly. All of their packaging is comprised of BPA free plastics and they do not source packaging that may contain BPA.
Trends in America today show the consumer's demand for natural and organic products is on the rise. Spice consumption in North America has increased by 50 percent in the past decade. They are not only using spices more frequently and in greater volume, but in a much wider variety; approximately 28 spices are used in the average home.
Often a consumer may question what exactly is organic? Organic products signify the way a specific item is grown and processed. Organically grown products are farmed using only natural processing methods, free from pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. Products labeled organic must pass a certification process, with national standards set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Watkins 100% organic spices are sourced from the world's herb and spice crop, each selected from the best growing region. They select their spices for taste, color, and appearance; then more thorough tests are made to further determine the quality. All of these crucial steps are taken to bring the best quality organic product to consumers.
About J.R. Watkins
Nestled in the Mississippi River Bluff town of Winona, MN., Watkins has been America's pioneer in natural living since 1868. As America's original natural apothecary manufacturer, Watkins uses only the finest natural ingredients in its diverse lines of personal care, home care, remedies, and organic flavorings.
Committed to being America's most trusted natural products company, Watkins adheres strictly to the same quality standards set forth by its founder J.R. Watkins. J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary line of personal care contains only natural, environmentally friendly ingredients from renewable resources, avoiding chemicals like parabens, sulfates, phthalates and more and, is one of very few lines to be certified by the Natural Products Association.
Natural cleaners have also been a large part of its diverse product mix as far back as 1917, when the company first introduced Natural Vegetable Oil Soap made with pure vegetable oils and no animal bi-products, fillers or colors. Almost a century ago its advertisements boasted "Just pure soap, that's all"... and "Pure enough to eat!" As globally-minded as its customers, Watkins now aims to make household chores a little easier with its newest line of J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care cleaning products. Made with refreshing lemon and lavender oils and highly effective plant derived surfactants, Watkins diverse line of cleaners are safe and effective for your home and your family.
Responsible manufacturing processes are as important as its commitment to providing natural, consumable items for everyday life. By utilizing gravity-fed filling, biodegradable packing materials, as well as recycling programs and much more, Watkins is devoted to leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible.
Since moving from Plainview, Minnesota to Winona in 1885, Watkins has consistently been one of the largest employers in Southeastern, Minnesota. It has remained a leader and responsible contributor to not only its local community in Minnesota, but also to the world at large and continues to support educational, cultural and humanitarian efforts, including the United Way, Pacers, Kidstock, and many other not-profit organizations dedicated to making the world a better place.
Spray and wipe area with paper towel or cloth. Test questionable surfaces in an inconspicuous area prior to use.
Keep all household cleaners out of reach of children and pets.
Water (aqua), ethanol (corn derived), decyl glucoside (plant-derived surfactant), cocamidopropyl betaine (plant-derived surfactant), glutamic acid N, N-diacetic acid tetrasodium salt (naturally-derived biodegradable chelate, preservative, fragrance (contains natural oils), citric acid (food-grade).
About JR Watkins
FROM A BLUFF HIGH ABOVE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IN WINONA, MINNESOTA TO THE HOMES AND HANDS OF OUR GRATEFUL, HARD–WORKING, GLOBALLY–MINDED CUSTOMERS COMES THE PURITY OF WATKINS. IT´S WHOLESOME, IT´S REFRESHING AND IT´S NEVER "DOCTORED UP" LIKE SOME BIG CITY FACTORY PRODUCTS. WATKINS HAS BEEN GOOD AND NATURAL THROUGH AND THROUGH SINCE 1868.