Formerly known as Polishing Cleanser
Earth Friendly - No Chlorine, Perfume or Dyes
Bon Ami Powder Cleaner hasn't scratched yet®, but it has changed - for the better. The old name, Polishing Cleanser, did not seem to fit the way today's homemaker was using it. Loyal fans don't save Bon Ami for grandmother's silver; they use it every day in the kitchen and bath.
Bon Ami still uses the trademark feldspar and limestone as gentle, effective abrasives, but now combines them with even more sustainable cleaning agents from renewable corn, coconut, and palm oils. Plus we've added a touch of baking soda to help absorb odors.
Bon Ami Powder Cleanser's new label is bold interpretation of the classic red banner and Bon Ami's famous just-hatched chick. The paper and steel package is one of the most eco-friendly on store shelves. It's made from recycled paper and can be recycled again.
Ingredients with names you can pronounce!
Green Chemistry. Green chemistry is a design process that strives to reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous substances. It's the best way to describe Bon Ami's approach to product design. We didn't start out striving to be green. We just started out with simple ingredients and simple processes to give you products that work well without dangerous chemicals.
One green chemistry tactic involves finding new uses for what was once considered waste. (An empty plastic bottle, for example, doesn't need to be waste: It can be recycled to make something new.) This approach, too, is part of our roots. A key ingredient in our scrubbing powder, first sold in 1886, was feldspar. At the time, feldspar was a waste product at quartz mines, and was being tossed away - until someone noticed that shovels used in the tossing were always shiny. One company's waste became another company's key ingredient.
For more than a hundred years, we've stuck to a short list of ingredients largely because our company culture led us to keep the recipes simple. As environmental awareness grew in and around our company, we found other reasons to stick with the simple ingredients. What was once a habit or a sense of tradition became an intentional pursuit and a statement of purpose. Today, it's more important than ever to keep it simple.
We've changed the mix of ingredients over the years. We replaced the tallow soap with a cleaning agent made from corn, coconut, and palm oils. We've added new products, and have found ways to keep them both simple and green. In designing liquid cleansers with fragrances (we still offer fragrance-free versions), we've chosen natural essential oils, never synthetic scents.
We've Kept it Clean for Over 120 Years!
Made in the USA