Is Branch Basics Worth It?

By Branch Basics |

“Is Branch Basics worth it?” A fair and understandable question, seeing as how many cleaning products claim to be non-toxic, safe, and effective, but often fall short. 

Sure, you could try your hand at brewing up a DIY cleaning option, but is it worth the time and effort? On the other hand, cleaning products in the supermarket are easy to access, but hidden non-toxic ingredients and false labels can make you question if they are safe for use in your home.

Today, we’ll take a deep look at the many benefits of using Branch Basics over a DIY option or other cleaning products.

What is Branch Basics? 

Although our co-founders, Marilee, Allison, and Kelly, never set out to sell soap, their passion for empowering people to live a healthier lifestyle is quite evident. 

At the age of 10, Marilee’s son became catastrophically chemically injured. She refused to accept the doctor’s diagnosis and set out to find a way to heal her son.

With much dedication, hours of research, and going completely non-toxic, Marilee reversed his diagnosis and improved her son’s quality of life. From her experience, Branch Basics was born.

Branch Basics is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping people experience the power of pure. Our products are a vehicle for our commitment to educating and inspiring people to embrace a non-toxic, healthier home.

One of our goals was to create an effective, versatile, fragrance-free, human and pet-safe cleaning Concentrate that could replace dozens of toxic household cleaning products.

Our flagship product, Branch Basics Concentrate, is so versatile it can be diluted to create many different cleaning products (more on that below).

We also offer other products and accessories such as Oxygen Boost, Dishwasher Tablets, Wool Dryer Balls, Natural Scrub Brush, Travel Kits and sizes, Gel Hand Soap, and refillable glass and plastic bottles.

How Branch Basics Works 

Use the Branch Basics Starter Kit to create our All-Purpose, Bathroom, Streak-Free, Foaming Wash, and Laundry solutions. A powerful blend of plant and mineral-based ingredients, our multi-purpose Concentrate naturally tackles tough grime and dirt in your home.

Our Starter Kit includes a bottle of Concentrate, Oxygen Booster, and pre-labeled, refillable bottles.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Fill With Water. Pick a bottle and fill it with water to the “water” line on the label.
  2. Add Concentrate. Fill with Concentrate to the “soap” line on the label. Top it off with water.
  3. Start Cleaning. Gently shake the bottle, and you’re ready to clean!

Related Reading: Is Branch Basics a Sanitizer or Disinfectant? 

Branch Basics vs. DIY Options 

Natural DIY cleaning products are great substitutes for toxic household cleaners. But that doesn’t mean that they’re always an optimal choice for your home. 

To ensure your cleaning products are safe and effective, consider the benefits of choosing Branch Basics over a DIY option.

Branch Basics is Human and Pet Safe

Although DIY cleaning products are often made from natural ingredients, knowing how to properly mix and use them can be tricky, and sometimes toxic. For example, mixing hydrogen peroxide with vinegar creates peracetic acid, a toxic combination for the throat, lungs, eyes, and skin.

At Branch Basics, we’ve done all the ingredient mixing and research for you. Branch Basics is one of the safest cleaning products for use around pregnant women, children, pets, and the most sensitive and immune-compromised populations. Our products are: 

  • Made Safe Certified
  • EWG Verified 
  • Third-party tested for safety and effectiveness.

Trysten M., a Branch Basics customer, says, “I was looking for cleaning products that were safe for my baby, and after many hours of research, Branch Basics had everything I wanted. Branch Basics is not only safe for my family, it gets the job done. We now use every single product they have, and I will never go back to the store-bought chemicals.”

Related Reading: Is Branch Basics Safe? Your Questions Answered 

One Concentrate for Everything

A quick Pinterest search will populate hundreds, if not thousands of DIY cleaning recipes. As great as that sounds, the overwhelming amount of options might stop you dead in your tracks.

Why spend all the time and effort making several different DIY cleaners when all you need is one bottle of Branch Basics Concentrate?

Just one bottle of Branch Basics Concentrate can be diluted to create:

The Branch Basics Concentrate is so versatile it can even be used as a bubble bath, eye makeup remover, fruit and vegetable wash, yoga mat cleaner, and much more.

Tough on Grease and Grime, Gentle on Everything Else

Known for its versatility, vinegar is added to many DIY cleaning products. On its own, however, vinegar can often fall short.

To remove tough grease stains, all you need is Branch Basics Concentrate, and maybe Oxygen Boost. While tough on stains, grease, and grime, Branch Basics is gentle on all types of surfaces, including your skin.

Our customer, Roxsan B. had this to say about our Starter Kit - “My stove is never greasy anymore,” and, “My shower door has been coated with a film that no product has ever helped until now.”

A testament to the power of Branch Basics.

Branch Basics vs. Other Cleaning Products

Now that we’ve covered DIY options, what about the other guys? With such widespread interest in living a healthier, non-toxic lifestyle, it can often be difficult to decide which cleaning products are truly safe and effective.

Let’s take a deeper look at what sets Branch Basics apart from everyone else.

Naturally Fragrance-Free Cleaning Products

On the labels of many common cleaning products, the word “fragrance” often indicates the presence of harmful and toxic chemical ingredients. Sadly, cleaning companies are not required to list their toxic fragrance recipes on product labels.

Fortunately, Branch Basics is a naturally fragrance-free cleaning alternative you can count on. Our Concentrate is free of overpowering scents and harmful fumes known to cause a myriad of health issues.

Margaret B. shares her experience with eliminating toxic fragrances from her home, and why she feels Branch Basics is worth it:

“As someone who equated clean with the overwhelming fragrance of other cleaning products, I was pleasantly surprised! My autoimmune condition has been uncontrolled for almost a year despite diet and lifestyle modifications. Decided I needed to address the environmental toxins factor. I definitely recommend the Starter Kit…”

Related Reading: What Does Branch Basics Smell Like? 5 Fragrance Free Benefits 

A Plant and Mineral-Based Formula You Can Trust

Unlike our competition, we are completely forthcoming with every ingredient that goes into our products. There are no harmful preservatives, stabilizers, brighteners, chelators, or surfactants. This means we leave out any ingredient known to disrupt and harm your health. 

Our ingredient list only includes our plant and mineral-based formula: 

Concentrate Ingredients:

  • Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Organic Chamomile Flower Extract, Coco-Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Citrate (Food-Grade Emulsifier), Sodium Bicarbonate (Food-Grade Baking Soda), Sodium Phytate (Plant Based Antioxidant)

Oxygen Boost Ingredients:

  • Sodium Percarbonate (Mineral-Based Powdered Peroxide), Sodium Bicarbonate (Food-Grade Baking Soda)

An Affordable and Sustainable Refill Model

Branch Basics is an affordable, refillable, natural cleaning solution compared to similar single-use products on the market. Our Starter Kit provides you with everything you need to replace every toxic cleaning product in your home.

To give you an idea of what one bottle of Branch Basics Concentrate makes:

  • 3 All-Purpose Spray Bottles - $3.09 each
  • 3 Bathroom Spray Bottles - $6.18 each
  • 64 Laundry Loads - $0.26 per load
  • 3 Streak-Free Spray Bottles - $0.49 each 
  • 3 Foaming Wash Bottles - $3.09 each

Our refill model is better for the earth and better for your wallet!

Toss the Toxins With Branch Basics 

We hope this article has shed some light on the question, “Is Branch Basics worth it?” and inspires you to Toss the Toxins with Branch Basics.

But if you’re still on the fence, our customer, Julia J., shares her positive experience:

“I was a skeptic. I was sold when a coffee stain came out of a mattress cover with a light scrub using the Oxygen Boost and All-Purpose spray. I was similarly amazed when the bathroom tile and shower door residue were easily removed with a sponge after I sprayed and let it rest for about 5 minutes.”

To experience for yourself the many benefits of Branch Basics’ cleaning and laundry products, check out our Starter Kits, available in refillable plastic or glass.

Still curious if Branch Basics is worth it for you and your family? Start small with our $5.00 Trial Kit, complete with a mini Concentrate and spray bottle.