Family-owned U.S. regional grocer Wegmans has introduced a new line of Wegmans branded “better for you” natural cleaning products. There are seven different products in this line: laundry detergent, dish soap, window cleaner, multi-surface cleaner, tub and tile cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, and fabric softener. All the active ingredients (all listed on the labels) are from plant or mineral sources. For example, the cleaning agents in many of them are surfactants from coconut and palm oil. And as always Wegmans is refreshingly transparent so if customers would like to know the inactive ingredients (too numerous to put on a label) they can be found on Wegmans.com in the Product Catalog.
Most of the products are fragrance-free and include a long list of items that they are “free from” or simply do not have: animal testing, chlorine bleach, endocrine disruptors such as phthalates, phosphates, parabens, triclosan, BPA and animal by-products.