How To Use Branch Basics All-Purpose: Complete Guide

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How To Use Branch Basics All-Purpose: Complete Guide

Everyone needs a hard-working and effective all-purpose cleaner for surfaces, bathrooms, kitchens, and more.   

But what if you could find a safe and natural all-purpose cleaner that took care of all that plus removed stains, cleaned produce, washed dishes, cleaned your car, worked as an oven cleaner, cleaned dentures, and much more…

…and it cost under $4.00 a bottle?

Meet Branch Basics All-Purpose, the ultimate safe, natural, and powerful all-purpose cleaner to tackle nearly any messy job in your home! 

In this article, we’ll share all the ways (almost 50, in fact) you can use our All-Purpose spray and answer your FAQs.

What Is Branch Basics All-Purpose?

Branch Basics All-Purpose Spray is made using Branch Basics Concentrate (a multi-purpose and Made Safe cleaning Concentrate designed to replace every cleaner in your home) plus water.

To make All-Purpose, combine the recommended amount of Branch Basics Concentrate and add enough water to reach the fill line of our reusable glass or plastic All-Purpose spray bottle.

Shake, and you’re ready to clean!

Branch Basics’ Starter Kits come with everything you need to create a healthier home by replacing synthetic chemical cleaners and laundry products with healthy alternatives. 

It’s safe cleaning, ultra-simplified.

For instance, Our Premium Starter Kit contains Branch Basics Concentrate and Oxygen Boost (which is a laundry booster, bleach alternative, soaking agent, and so much more) plus 5 reusable glass or plastic bottles to make your own Streak-Free, All-Purpose, Bathroom, Foaming Wash, and Laundry cleaning solutions.

Learn more about how Branch Basics cleaning system works, see: How To Get Started With Your Branch Basics Kit.

47+ Ways To Use Branch Basics All-Purpose For Surfaces, Dishes, Cars, Produce, & More

Branch Basics All-Purpose is one of the most versatile safe and natural cleaning products on the market.

Yet, few people are aware of how to use it to its full potential!

This section is all about showcasing 47+ ways to use Branch Basics All-Purpose to clean your home, car, carpets, dishes, produce, personal care items, toys, and more.

1. Countertops: Stone, Marble + Granite

One of All-Purpose’s primary functions is cleaning surfaces and countertops. It can be safely used on most types of countertops, including stone, marble, and granite.

To use:

  1. Spray and wipe clean on any porous, natural stones like travertine, marble, and granite. 
  2. Test in an inconspicuous spot first if your countertop has a sealer.

2. Dishes

Branch Basics All-Purpose is excellent for handwashing dishes while being gentle on skin.

To use:

Either spray directly onto the dishes and scrub, or spray a few sprays into a sinkful of warm water, agitate to create foam, and hand wash dishes.

Related read: Why Non-Toxic Dishwashing Is So Important.

3. Laundry/Treating Stains

All-Purpose is unique in that it doubles as a stain remover for clothing.

To use:

  1. Pre-treat stains with All-Purpose. 
  2. Add 1 scoop of Oxygen Boost + 3/4-1 capful of Laundry Solution to the dispenser or drum. 
  3. Add clothes and launder as usual.

Get all the details on using All-Purpose for nearly any type of stain in our Stainmaster Guide.

4. Baseboards

Most baseboards only get cleaned a few times a year. However, with All-Purpose nearby you can easily stay on top of baseboard maintenance, which makes a big difference to how a room looks.

To use:

  1. Spray the All-Purpose on a cloth 
  2. Wipe the baseboard clean.

5. Bricks

All-Purpose is excellent for cleaning and dusting interior or exterior brick with no filmy residue

To use:

  1. Spray solution directly on bricks. Scrub with a brush.
  2. Repeat if necessary.

Related read: How To Clean Your Shower Naturally: 6 Tips

6. Camping

Bring along our Travel Kit (with it's mini All-Purpose bottle!) for camp and campfire cleanup. Branch Basics is biodegradable and won’t contaminate the ecosystem!

To use: 

  1. Wipe down the interior or exterior of the tent or camper
  2. Clean up grill grates
  3. As a hand spray
  4. For washing dishes
  5. Treating stains
  6. Cleaning off shoes and other camping gear

7. Cement

Branch Basics All-Purpose works beautifully to clean up messes and maintain cement sidewalks, floors, garden decor, benches, steps, etc.

To use:

  1. Wet area, spray, and let sit for a few minutes. 
  2. Usea stiff brush to scrub the area and rinse. 
  3. Repeat if necessary. 

8. Decks — Wood

No need to turn to environmentally unfriendly bleach or chemical-based deck cleaner anymore. 

Follow these steps using Branch Basics All-Purpose for a greener and healthier clean.

  1. Wet deck with a hose, spray with All-Purpose solution and let sit for several minutes. 
  2. Scrub deck with stiff brush and repeat if necessary. 
  3. For mold and stubborn stains, consider following up with power washing.

9. Doors & Door Frames

Doors and door frames are often-ignored hotbeds for fingerprints and grime. Fortunately, a little All-Purpose cleans them up fast with minimal effort.

To use:

  1. Spray onto a microfiber or directly onto the surface and wipe clean.

10. Humidifier

Humidifiers are one of nature’s best remedies during dry weather, winter, or cold, flu, or allergy season. 

However, a poorly cleaned humidifier or one cleaned with synthetic chemicals can release contaminants, like mold, chemical residue, or viruses, back into the air.

Instead, turn to natural solutions to clean your humidifier, like our All-Purpose.

To use:

  1. Spray the inside of the humidifier.
  2. Wipe or scrub clean from any accumulated scum.
  3. You can also spray a few sprays of All-Purpose into a sink or basin of water, submerge the humidifier tank, scrub clean, and rinse.

Related read: What We Do When We Get Sick.

11. Pools

All-Purpose is safe to use to clean a pool’s interior or dirty pool filters.

To use:

  1. Spray directly onto the pool or pool liner and rinse or spray and scrub with a stiff brush, if necessary. 
  2. Instead of throwing out dirty pool filters, soak in a solution of several sprays All-Purpose and water for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

12. Patio and Lawn Furniture

Patio furniture can be a pain to clean, especially if covers cannot be removed and/or it’s sat out all season with minimal cleaning. 

Fortunately, All-Purpose makes fast work of it!

To use:

  1. Remove cushions and place to the side. 
  2. Spray all surfaces liberally with All-Purpose. 
  3. If heavily stained, let sit for 3-5 minutes to let the product break down stains.
  4. Rinse furniture with a wet rag or garden hose.
  5. Repeat if needed.

13. Engines

For all you car lovers out there, look no further than All-Purpose to keep your car engine sparkling clean.

To use:

  1. Hose off with water and spray wet engine. 
  2. Let sit for a few minutes. 
  3. Scrub with a stiff brush. 
  4. Use strong water pressure to rinse. 
  5. For heavy-duty engine cleaning, increase concentration and dwell time.

14. Exterior Of Car

A biodegradable and natural All-Purpose cleaner that doubles as a car wash product?! You bet.

Here, we share how to clean your car using Branch Basics Concentrate plus All-Purpose for the exterior of your car.

To use:

  1. Fill the bucket with water and add 1 teaspoon Concentrate. 
  2. Use a sponge or rag to clean the car.
  3. Rinse with a hose. 

For spot spraying bugs, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. 

  1. Spray directly with All-Purpose.
  2. Rinse immediately to avoid stripping waxed surfaces.

15. Interior Of Car

All-Purpose is also excellent for keeping your car’s interior clean. We like to keep a travel size bottle with us for quick clean-ups on the go.

To use:

Note: Using distilled water is best to avoid mineral rings. 

  1. Spray interior (dashboards, handlebars, steering wheel, knobs, door handles, upholstery, leather, etc.) and wipe or scrub clean. 
    1. Branch Basics Streak-Free is recommended for screens, windows, and mirrors
  2. Use a small brush or toothbrush for hard-to-reach crevices.
  3. Stains on upholstery can be treated with All-Purpose, just spray on, agitate, and wipe clean
    1. Always do a patch-test to ensure colorfastness and compatibility.

Related read: The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Products For Your Car.

16. Tires

Tire treads can be difficult to reach with traditional car wash detergents. All-Purpose spray is excellent for getting into those nooks and crannies and dissolving dirt, grease, grime, etc.

To use:

  1. Spray on, then agitate with a stiff brush and rinse off with water. 
    1. For stuck-on dirt, allow dwell time of 5-10 minutes.
  2. Buff dry.

17. Grills

Grills can be a real timesaver, provided you keep them clean between cookouts. All-Purpose plus a wire brush does the trick beautifully without making a huge mess.

To use:

  1. Spray liberally and let sit for 10-15 minutes. 
  2. Use wire brush or stiff brush to scrub clean. 
  3. Rinse with water.
    1. For neglected grates or really tough jobs, soak grates in a large sink with a few sprays of All-Purpose plus a scoop of Oxygen Boost. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, and scrub clean.

18. Work Tools & Equipment

High-quality work tools can last a lifetime if properly cared for. This means cleaning them after each use to avoid corrosion, staining, etc. Instead of just a quick rinse with the hose, try All-Purpose for a more thorough clean.

To use:

  1. Spray directly onto tools, let sit a few minutes, and wipe.
  2. For really dirty jobs, spray on, let sit, scrub, then wipe or spray off with the hose, and dry.

19. Cabinets

If you love to cook healthy meals at home (like us!) you know how quickly cabinets get dirty. All-Purpose is a wonderful and convenient solution for quick clean-ups and deep cleaning.

To use:

  1. Always test Branch Basics on the finish first. If everything looks good, proceed to the next step.
  2. Spray your cabinets with All-Purpose and wipe clean with a dry cloth.

20. Coffee Machines

All-Purpose has many functions in the kitchen, including cleaning coffee machines—which experts recommend should be cleaned at least once a week.

To use:

  1. Add 1/4 cup All-Purpose or 1 tsp of Concentrate to a coffee pot, then fill the remainder with water. 
  2. Pour into the coffee machine and let brew. 
  3. When done, run a pot of fresh water through the machine.

21. Fruits and Vegetables

No need to buy a separate produce spray anymore. All-Purpose’s all-natural, non-toxic, and gentle formula makes it ideal for cleaning fruits and vegetables.

To use:

  1. Spray produce that has a skin (like apples, cucumbers, etc.) with All-Purpose.
  2. Wait approximately 30 seconds and rinse. 
  3. If the item is very dirty or you suspect pesticide residue, agitate with a scrub brush before rinsing (friction is very effective at removing dirt and contaminants).

Alternately, soak produce (including leafy greens) in a clean sink or basin of water with 1 teaspoon Branch Basics Concentrate for 5-10 minutes. 

Rinse thoroughly.

Related read: The Perfect Non-Toxic Safe Produce Wash.

22. Cutting Boards

Clean cutting boards are absolutely essential to a safe and healthy meal prep space. Here’s how to use All-Purpose to clean all types of cutting boards.

To clean germs from raw meat, chicken, or fish off a cutting board:

  1. Rinse off all remaining meat, chicken, or fish with hot water.
  2. Spray cutting board with All-Purpose.
  3. Let sit for approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Scrub with a brush.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with hot water.

For more tips, including how to naturally disinfect cutting boards, see: How To Clean And Disinfect A Wood Cutting Board.

23. Cleaning Your Dishwashing Machine

For cleaning dishes in your dishwasher, use Branch Basics (Plastic-Free) Dishwasher Tablets. 

For deep cleaning of your dishwasher:

  1. Remove dishwasher parts first (filter, racks, etc.) and clean with All-Purpose.
    1. Spray directly onto parts, scrub clean, and rinse OR spray a few sprays of All-Purpose into a sink or a basin, let the parts soak, scrub clean, then rinse.
  2. Clean the outside of the machine with All-Purpose and a towel OR Streak-Free and a towel for Stainless Steel.

See this video for step-by-step instructions on how to deep clean your dishwasher using Branch Basics: How To Clean Your Dishwasher + Filter 

24. Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals can get dirty (and stinky!) quickly, especially if they’re used frequently. Regular cleaning with All-Purpose prevents this and is safe for septic systems.

To use:

  1. Spray directly into the disposal and let sit for 5 minutes to allow the breakdown of any buildup, clean, and deodorize.
  2. Run water through the running disposal for 1 minute.

25. Faucets

Use All-Purpose to clean your faucets at the same time you’re cleaning your sink or doing dishes. Easy peasy.

To use:

  1. Spray and let sit for 30 seconds. 
  2. Use a brush or cloth to scrub clean. 
  3. Wipe with a dry cloth.

26. Garbage/Trash Cans

Trash Cans may be inherently dirty, but they shouldn’t be unsightly or odorous. A quick wipe-down with All-Purpose keeps them in check.

To use:

  1. Spray thoroughly, and let sit a few minutes.
  2. Wipe clean.

For big jobs

  1. Remove trash can liners or take the whole thing outside. 
  2. Spray with All-Purpose, fill with water and let sit for a few minutes.
  1. Dump out the water (Branch Basics is 100% biodegradable, so it’s OK to dump it outside), re-spray All-Purpose, scrub or wipe out the dirt and grime, spray or wipe clean, dry by hand or leave to dry in the sun.

27. Grease

Degreasing chemicals are typically made from petroleum products and are harmful to humans and the environment. Instead, turn to All-Purpose’s natural degreasing formula for stains and spills.

  1. Pre-treat stains on fabrics before washing or spray surfaces and let sit for 5-10 minutes before wiping.
  2. Repeat if necessary.

Related read: How To Get Oil Stains Out Of Clothes Naturally

28. Pots & Pans

All-Purpose is powerful enough to cut through food messes on pots and pans and resurrect burnt cookware. 

To use (general cleaning):

  1. Spray and let sit for a few minutes. 
  2. Scrub and rinse clean. 

For burnt-on food: 

  1. Spray with All-Purpose and sprinkle with Oxygen Boost. 
  2. Fill with water and soak for a few hours or overnight. 
  3. Repeat if necessary.

Related read: How To Clean Stainless Steel Pots And Pans Naturally

29. Range Hoods 

Keep your range hood grease, smudge, and spatter-free with All-Purpose.

To use:

  1. Spray hood and let it sit a few minutes to break down grease and grime. 
  2. Scrub spots if necessary.
  3. Wipe with a cloth.

30. Refrigerators

The fridge is one of the most-touched areas in the home and can easily become contaminated during food prep. Here’s how to use All-Purpose to keep it clean and sanitary.

To use on non-stainless fridges:

  1. Spray, and let sit for 30 seconds.
  2. Wipe clean. 

For a Stainless Steel fridge, typically, Streak-Free is the best dilution. See: How To Use Branch Basics Streak Free [Complete Guide].

31. Sinks

Sinks are considered one of the dirtiest and germiest places in the home, especially the kitchen sink! All-Purpose makes sink cleaning an effortless part of your routine.

To use:

  1. Spray All-Purpose, let sit for 30 seconds, scrub and rinse. 
  2. For a deep clean, spray All-Purpose and sprinkle Oxygen Boost. 
  3. Wet the Oxygen Boost with more All-Purpose spray. 
  4. Let sit for 10 minutes, scrub and rinse.

Note: Bathroom dilution may be more appropriate for sinks or tougher jobs. 

For more details, see How To Clean Your Bathroom Naturally With Branch Basics.

32. Stainless Steel

Although Streak-Free is generally the go-to for stainless steel, All-Purpose can also be used for bigger jobs when more germ removal, degreasing, and scrubbing is required.

To use:

  1. Spray the surface with All-Purpose and wipe with a paper towel. 
  2. If All-Purpose spray is too concentrated and leaves streaks, use, or follow with, Streak-Free spray.

33: Stovetops

Regular stove top cleaning is essential for preventing cooked-on foods from becoming a cleaning nightmare or fire hazard. Fortunately, with All-Purpose, no special stovetop cleaner is required (even for glass tops).

To use:

  1. Spray All-Purpose and let sit a few minutes before wiping. 
  2. For stuck-on food or marks, sprinkle Oxygen Boost on top. 
  3. Spray All-Purpose to wet, let sit for 5-10 minutes, scrub and wipe clean.

Note: Keep Oxygen Boost away from gas ignition.

For more tips on non-toxic stovetop cleaning see: How To Clean Stove Grates Naturally: 5+ Tips and How To Clean A Glass Stovetop Naturally.

34: Ovens

Oven cleaners contain some of the most caustic and dangerous chemicals on the market. These cleaners are hazardous to your health and completely unnecessary, especially when you have All-Purpose in your arsenal.

To use: 

  1. Preheat oven to warm. Turn off the oven. 
  2. Spray the inside of the warmed oven liberally with All-Purpose. 
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes or more. 
  4. Scrub and wipe. 
  5. Dry with a paper towel or dry rag. 
  6. Repeat if necessary.

35. Dentures

All-Purpose is a fantastic natural and non-toxic cleaner for dentures.

To use:

  1. Soak with All-Purpose and clean with a soft brush.
  2. Do not use brand-new dentures or dental appliances, such as retainers. 
  3. Wait one month for the new appliance to be cured.

36. Baby Wipes

Yes, oh yes! All-Purpose is gentle enough to be used in DIY baby wipes on the most delicate skin (just ask our co-founders, Allison and Kelly, who have used it on all their babies, 7 and counting!).

To use:

  1. Spray All-Purpose solution onto a moist soft cloth or non-toxic paper towel.
  2. Use it to wipe during diaper changes, on hands, on faces, or on-the-go.

Parent’s tip: Bring our mini All-Purpose and dry wipes for on-the-go.

Related read: Our Favorite Baby-Friendly Cleaning Products.

37. Bottles (Baby Bottles, Water Bottles, etc.)

All-Purpose is a convenient way to spray-and-wash all types of bottles.

To use:

  1. Use All-Purpose, Foaming Wash, or soak in 1 tsp of Concentrate with hot water to hand wash.
  2. For baby bottles, follow up with recommended sanitizing measures.

38. Car Seats

Car seats can quickly become a hotbed of crumbs, sticky spills, melted crayons, and all manner of germs and mess. All-purpose makes it easier to keep them clean and stain-free without harmful chemicals or fragrance.

To use:

  1. Spray and wipe surfaces, cupholders, headrests, etc.
  2. For stains, spray All-Purpose, agitate, then wipe clean.
  3. For laundering removable pads and cushions, use Branch Basics Laundry dilution and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Looking for the best non-toxic baby gear? Check out: Our Non-Toxic Baby Registry.

39. Cribs + Playpens

Babies and toddlers are especially susceptible to the harmful effects of synthetic cleaning chemicals and fragrance. Instead, reach for All-Purpose to clean up crib and playpen messes, safely.

  1. Wet cloth or microfiber and spray with All-Purpose to wipe down parts.
  2. Treat stains with All-Purpose by spraying directly, agitating, and wiping clean.
  3. Use Branch Basics Laundry for laundering washable parts and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

40. Diaper Pails

Skip the bleach-based or highly-fragranced cleaner in favor of non-toxic All-Purpose for your diaper pail.

Simply spray and wipe each time you empty!

41. High Chairs

No one wants their child to eat chemical residue from cleaning products. Branch Basics All-Purpose is a perfect alternative to cleaning high chair trays, seats, etc.

To use:

  1. Spray All-Purpose directly on the high chair.
  2. Wipe all surfaces clean with a damp cloth or microfiber cloth.
  3. You can also use All-Purpose for treating stains on high chair cushions or fabric.

42. Newborn Clothing

Branch Basics All-Purpose (or Laundry) is safe to use for stain treatment on all newborn clothing and cloth diapers. 

See our Stainmaster Guide for specific instructions.

43. Pacifiers

All-Purpose is perfect to keep handy for when pacifiers hit the floor, dog dish, or dirt.

Just spray All-Purpose and wipe clean. 

Parent Tip: Bring our mini All-Purpose spray and dry wipes for on the go.

44. Toys

Synthetic chemical cleaners can leave harmful residue on toys that can be absorbed by the skin. Yet, toys should be cleaned often to prevent the spread of germs. All-Purpose to the rescue!

To use:

  1. For non-porous toys, spray on All-Purpose solution. 
  2. Rinse or wipe clean. 
  3. For porous toys, soak them with water and 1 teaspoon of Concentrate. 
  4. Air dry.

Wondering about sanitizing and disinfecting toys? 

See: Does Branch Basics Kill Germs? for more information about the benefits of removing germs vs. killing them and when sanitizing is appropriate.

45. Litter Boxes

Cleaning litter boxes is a chore. Yet it is essential for the health of your pet, home, and family. Here’s how to use All-Purpose to get the job done right.

  1. Spray empty litter box, scrub and rinse clean with hot water.

Easy as that.

46. Pet Cages And Crates

Pets are highly susceptible to toxins in cleaning products, which is why All-Purpose is ideal for pet cages and crates.

To use:

  1. Sweep or vacuum out the bottom of the cage or crate.
  2. Spray All-Purpose and let sit for 5 minutes before wiping.
  3. Dry.

47. Pet Messes (Urine + Feces)

There aren’t many All-Purpose cleaners that double as floor cleaners and carpet spot cleaners, but All-Purpose gets the job done, even on pet messes.

To use on hard floors:

  1. Soak up excess or remove feces. 
  2. Spray and wipe clean with a paper towel. 

To use on rugs/carpets:

  1. Soak up excess or remove feces.  
  2. Spray All-Purpose directly on the stain.
    1. Test an inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility.
  3. Let All-Purpose sit for 5 minutes and clean with a damp cloth.
  4. Clean under rug liner if possible.

All-Purpose FAQs

Switching to new and/or non-toxic cleaners can bring up a lot of questions—especially with a cleaner as multifunctional as All-Purpose. 

Here we answer some All-Purpose FAQs.

Q: What is Branch Basics Concentrate used in All-Purpose made from?

A: Branch Basics Concentrate is an EWG-verified, Made Safe certified, biodegradable product made from a combination of natural ingredients and naturally derived surfactants, including:

  • Purified Water: Reverse Osmosis
  • Decyl Glucoside: An ultra-gentle naturally-derived surfactant cleanser from coconut and/or Non-GMO corn. 
  • Chamomile Flower Extract: An organic flower extract with Allergen (IFRA) Certifications, which certifies it is nonallergenic and is not a fragrance. 
  • Coco Glucoside: An ultra-gentle naturally-derived surfactant derived from coconut. We use this with Decyl Glucoside to enhance cleaning and foaming power and stability.
  • Sodium Citrate: A plant-derived, biodegradable sodium salt that acts as a water softener.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate: A mineral-based water softener, also known as baking soda.
  • Sodium Phytate: A natural chelator used as an antioxidant preservative.

Learn more in: How Branch Basics Is A Healthy And Sustainable Cleaning Line.

Q: How will I know if All-Purpose is strong enough for the job?

A: Our general rule of thumb is that All-Purpose is the first line of defense for everyday cleaning of surfaces, stains, and the other purposes listed in this article.

However, if it’s not cutting it, you can always switch to using the more concentrated Bathroom dilution for cleaning or stains, Laundry for stains, or add in Oxygen Boost as a natural bleach alternative.

Q: Can I add essential oils to All-Purpose?

A: We have not tested all types of essential oils in All-Purpose, so we cannot guarantee if they will affect its performance.

However, if you’d like to experiment, try using 1-2 drops of your favorite 100% pure, organic/wildcrafted essential oils and see how it goes.

If you notice changes in performance, go back to using it without essential oils.

Note: Essential oils are best used in glass bottles as they can cloud and degrade plastic over time which can result in the release of plastic chemicals when sprayed. 

Therefore, if you plan on using essential oils, we recommend our refillable glass starter kits.

Q: Does All-Purpose kill germs? Is it a disinfectant or sanitizer?

A: No. All-Purpose is not a disinfectant or sanitizer, it is a natural soap designed to remove germs vs. killing them.

Studies suggest it is generally better to remove germs vs. killing them because when we kill germs we always leave a small percentage behind, which morph into stronger germs.

Plus, the overuse of disinfectants (even natural ones) has been linked to various health issues.

Related read: Why Oversanitizing Is Harmful To Our Health.

Still, sometimes disinfecting and sanitizing is absolutely appropriate. 

In this case, start by using All-Purpose to remove germs, followed by a non-toxic disinfectant like hydrogen peroxide or natural steam.

Learn more in: How To Naturally Disinfect Surfaces [Complete Guide].

Q: Is All-Purpose safe to use on all types of fabrics, upholstery, and clothing?

A: All-Purpose is safe to use on most types of fabrics, including:

  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Silk
  • Leather
  • Wool
  • Upholstery

That said, fabrics can be unpredictable. Therefore, we always recommend testing a small amount of All-Purpose in an inconspicuous place before spraying a larger area.

See our Stainmaster Guide for more details.

Q: Is All-Purpose safe to use around babies and children?

A: Absolutely! Branch Basics was designed as a natural, non-toxic cleaning line safe enough for even the most sensitive users.

Our naturally derived surfactants, Coco Glucoside and Decyl Glucoside, for example, were chosen for their extremely gentle nature and are thus often used in baby products.

Our children often use Branch Basics All-Purpose to help us clean around the house, clean their toys, wash dishes, make bubbles, etc. We also spray their hands with it while out and about.

One note of caution: This does not apply to All-Purpose but Oxygen Boost. Like all powders, Oxygen Boost can be an irritant if inhaled. Therefore, we do not recommend allowing children to use Oxygen Boost unsupervised.

Q: Is All-Purpose pet safe?

Yes. All Branch Basics products are free from ingredients that could harm your pets when used for their intended purpose—which includes Branch Basics Foaming Wash dilution as a pet shampoo!

Still, with all substances, pet parents must exercise common sense. For example, any animal (or human) could become ill if they drank a bottle of all-natural soap, like Branch Basics Concentrate, or played in a large amount of powder, like Oxygen Boost.

However, for everyday cleaning, this is one of the safest lines you can use if you have pets around.

See: Our Guide To Pet-Safe Cleaning for more details.

Q: Can I use All-Purpose on glass?

A: We generally recommend Streak-Free dilution for glass.

Q: Does All-Purpose work on really tough stains?

A: Yes. All-Purpose works incredibly well on tough stains including wine, chocolate, blowouts, and others.

See our Stainmaster Guide for more details.

Q: Can I use All-Purpose as a hand spray?

A: Yes! Although it is not a hand sanitizer, All-Purpose is gentle enough to be used on hands. 

We like using our travel size of All-Purpose or Foaming Wash (one of two Branch Basics products designed for hand washing) when we’re out and about.

Toss the Toxins With Branch Basics

Branch Basics All-Purpose is like a gateway healthy cleaner, once you experience it in action, you’ll be inspired to incorporate more safe cleaning into your home.

If you’d like to try All-Purpose for minimal investment, our Trial Kit is ideal. For just $5.00 you get a full-size All-Purpose bottle and mini Concentrate, which makes enough All-Purpose to test out all 47+ of these uses in your home.

For those who are ready to dive in, click here to shop Branch Basics Starter Kits (available in plastic or glass), which contain everything you need to replace all your cleaning and laundry products with non-toxic alternatives.

Need a visual of how Branch Basics works? Check out How To Get Started With Your Branch Basics Kit for a full written and video tutorial.