Enzymes Are the Strongest Mildew Cleaners 

While other natural cleaning products rely solely on citrus as a primary ingredient, the biodegradable cleaning ingredients in Naturally It’s Clean™ enzymes are far more effective. Our line of products actually merges the best of both worlds in the natural house-cleaning market. Most of our products do in fact contain natural citrus- or flower-based additives to provide a pleasant scent: orange, mango, lavender or lemon.

But the primary ingredient in our cleaners (in addition to water) is enzymes.

Natural Enzymes: powerful enough to clean large oil spills

And here’s why enzymes work better as a main cleaning ingredient: unlike, say, lemon, enzymes naturally biodegrade mildew, grease, grime, dirt, blood and other filth. Enzymes naturally destroy the organic matter that mildew feeds on. Citrus cleaners do not accomplish this.

The human body contains enzymes that break down food we eat into specific nutrients for energy. The enzyme lactase breaks down milk sugar (lactose). We are literally feeding our internal enzymes; they should be declared as dependents on a tax return!

Naturally It’s Clean™ starves mildew from growing back

If you’re looking for a safe, natural house cleaner and do some web research, you’ll likely see several blogs touting citrus-based products. Again, nothing against citrus, but if you want to truly eliminate the source of the mildew, etc., enzymes are Mother Nature’s most powerful cleaner. There’s a good reason enzymes–and not lemons–are used to clean up oil spills.

Citrus cleaners, metaphorically speaking, provide a Band-Aid approach to home cleaners. They may make your countertops and floors smell nice but they do not eliminate the buffet of organic matter that undesirable mildew feeds off of.

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What Does ‘pH-Balanced’ Mean?

No doubt you’ve heard hundreds of commercials for skin care and other beauty products that advertise as being “pH-balanced.”

Sounds like a great thing to be pH-balanced, but relatively few people likely know what it means.

In case you were absent in chemistry class, the day pH was taught, here’s a basic primer:

  • ‘pH’ stands for potential Hydrogen

  • The pH scale goes from 0-14

  • 1-6.9 is ‘acidic’ (the lower the more acidic)

  • 7 is neutral (pure water is just about 7)

  • 7.1-14 is alkaline (alkalines are also referred to as a “base”)

When something is pH-balanced it does not necessarily mean that it is neutral, or 7.0 on the pH scale.

In terms of skin care, pH-balanced implies that a product will not irritate or dry out the skin. The skin on our faces is naturally acidic. This, contrary to what one might think, is a good thing. Our face should retain moisture. If you use a soap that’s too alkaline, your face will dry out.

The Best Cleaning Products Are pH Neutral

Most brands of household cleaners you’d find in the supermarket use very strong (some would say ‘harsh’) ingredients that have a pH level  that’s either very acidic or very alkaline. For the last 200 years, that’s basically how all cleaners have worked: acidic ingredients to break down alkalines and vice versa.

Most cleaning products also contain detergents to separate dirt from it’s surface. Surfactants are also used to ‘trap’ the dirt on a sponge or other cleaning tool.

But since Naturally It’s Clean™ uses purified, plant-based enzymes, our household cleaners are pH neutral. If you have marble floors or any other sensitive building material–of if your health is sensitive to harsh chemicals–you’ll want to buy a pH-neutral house cleaner.

Just How Acidic Are Some Cleaners?

The pH scale may imply that something with a pH level of 6 is slightly less acidic than water, or neutral. This is not the case. A difference of 1 on the pH scale equates to a tenfold difference.

Urine, which measures 6.0 on the pH scale is ten times more acidic than pure water, at 7.0

Some common cleaning ingredients include vinegar and lemon juice, which measure, respectively, 2.9 and 2.3, or at least 10,000 times more acidic than enzymes! Enzymes work better anyway, often being called upon to do the job on large oil spills.

Many cleaning products use chemicals that are even more extreme on the pH scale.

Want a neutral pH house cleaner that’s safe for you, your floors, and your family?

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