BON AMI Powder Cleanser is a natural home cleaner. Bon Ami still uses the trademark feldspar and limestone as gentle, effective abrasives, but now combines them with even more sustainable cleaning agents. Plus they’ve added a touch of baking soda to help absorb odours.
Bon Ami Powder Cleanser’s label is a bold interpretation of the classic red banner and Bon Ami’s famous just-hatched chick. The paper and steel package contains a high percentage of post-consumer recycled paper and can be recycled again.
What’s the Difference?
Bon Ami offers powder cleansers in two distinct formulas. To get at the difference between them let’s go back almost 5000 years to the first recorded recipe for soap. The first soaps were made from discarded animal fat (which is acidic) and a little soda ash from a wood fire (which is basic) to make a new solid that bubbled and cleaned.
For millennia, that basic recipe didn’t change. But in the 16th century, people in the Castile region of Spain started blending plant fats like olive oil with ash to produce what came to be known as Castile soap. This was more expensive and generally reserved for cosmetic use, not general cleaning.
Product Ingredients: Limestone; Feldspar; Surfactant (from coconut 7 corn oil); Sosa Ash and Baking Soda.