• Does your laundry detergent clean as well as other traditional cleaners?
  • Yes! Our detergents use Citri-Lift Stain Removal Technology that cuts through grease stains better than traditional cleaners. For those stubborn stains, we also offer an Oxi-Smart detergent booster and pre-treat spray.
  • Are your products organic?
  • No. It is our long-term goal to make 100% certified USDA organic cleaners, but the technology and other raw material components do not currently exist to make an organic cleaner or detergent without sacrificing cleaning capabilities. We feel that our customers expect and deserve products that work, and we deliver that with the highest quality and safest products available on the market.
  • Do your products contain phthalates?
  • No. Phthalates are tiny particles that we are exposed to through our use of certain plastics which may result in endocrine disruption and other health effects. Our plastics do not contain phthalates.
  • Do you use synthetic fragrances?
  • No. We only use plant-based fragrances.
  • Do your products expire?
  • Yes. All good things come to an end. Our products will work best within 3 years of purchase.
  • Do your products contain bleach?
  • No. We prefer to not use bleach in our products, but it is safe to use bleach in combination with our products.
  • Do your products contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)?
  • No. We use safer, plant-based cleaning agents to offer an impressive clean that won't harm your home or your planet.
  • Do your products contain triclosan?
  • No.
  • Do your products contain ethylene glycol butyl ether or EGBE?
  • No.
  • Do your products contain casein?
  • No,
  • Do your products contain ammonia?
  • No.
  • Do your products contain dioxane?
  • Our laundry detergent contains a minute level of 1,4 dioxane. This is a by-product that occurs in the blending or development of SLES and is not an added ingredient. The raw material has a limit of 20 parts per million (think of a shot glass in an Olympic-sized swimming pool). OSHA set a limit of 100 parts 1,4 dioxane per 1 million parts of air (100 ppm) in the workplace. One bottle of our laundry detergent contains 1 ppm in the entire bottle and in dilution or wash is reduced to 4 parts per billion.
  • Do your products contain any genetically modified ingredients?
  • Yes. In some products, we are using GMO-derived cleaning agents. Currently, there aren't any channels dedicated to creating organic versions of all the ingredients we use. We are constantly looking to innovate and create the best products for you and our long-term goal is to eliminate any GMO-derived ingredients without compromising cleaning power.
  • Are your products gluten-free?
  • Yes.
  • Do you use food-grade dye to color your products?
  • Yes. We also offer a line of dye-free cleaners. We don't currently sell them online, but this line can be found at select Whole Foods Markets; take a look at our Find Near You page and feel free to Contact Us for help finding our dye-free products.
  • Where can I find material safety data sheets?
  • SDS forms can be found on our website at boulderclean.com/ingredients.
  • Where are you products made?
  • Our cleaning and laundry products are made right outside of Boulder, CO in the Denver Metro Area.
  • Are your products safe to use around pets and children?
  • Yes! We use essential oils for fragrance and plant-based cleaning agents to offer an impressive clean that is gentle on your home and will not harm your children or pets. None of our products contain harsh chemicals. That being said, our products are not meant to be ingested or to come into contact with eyes. If product is ingested, drink large amounts of water and contact a physician. If product comes into contact with eyes, flush with water immediately.
  • Do your laundry detergents work for all washing machines?
  • Yes! Follow the directions on the label for the amount of detergent to use for HE and standard machines.
  • Are your products septic safe?
  • Yes! Based on all of the ingredient SDS's which state that the individual ingredients are biodegradable, our products are septic safe. We are not aware of a specific lab test that does an actual septic test but a septic system functions by way of the materials in the system being able to be digested and broken down by bacteria. This is the same testing done to determine biodegradability.
  • Are your detergents safe for gray water systems?
  • Yes! All of our products are fully biodegradable and have no effect on gray water.
  • Do your products disinfect?
  • No. Our products are not disinfectants, but we are in the process of developing products that do disinfect. Keep your eye out for these products in the future.
  • What does the US EPA Safer Choice label on your products mean?
  • The U.S. EPA Safer Choice program helps consumers, businesses, and institutional buyers identify cleaning and other products that contain ingredients that are safer for people and the environment and work well. EPA scientists evaluate each product that manufacturers submit for Safer Choice labeling against the Safer Choice Standard and Criteria for Safer Chemical Ingredients. Products that carry the Safer Choice label have been carefully evaluated by EPA scientists to ensure they contain ingredients that are safer for both human and environmental health. A product that contains safer ingredients lowers the risk to children and adults from hazards like cancer, neurotoxic and developmental effects, which can affect growth and learning, allergic reactions, and many other potential harms. These same products are better for indoor air and have safer ingredients for families, pets, communities, and the environment. Safer Choice-labeled products are less toxic to fish and other aquatic life and they break down more quickly through natural processes, so they are less likely to become part of the food chain or damage the ecosystem.

    EPA/Safer Choice recognition does not constitute endorsement of this product. The Safer Choice label signifies that the products formula, as 1908 Brands has represented it to the EPA, contains ingredients with more positive human health and environmental characteristics than conventional products of the same type. EPA/Safer Choice relies solely on 1908 Brands, its integrity and good faith, for information on the products composition, ingredients and attributes. EPA/Safer Choice has not independently identified, that is, via chemical analysis, the ingredients in the product formula, nor evaluated any of 1908 Brands non-ingredient claims. EPA/Safer Choice provides its evaluation only as to the products human health and environmental characteristics, as specified in the Safer Choice Standard and based on currently available information and scientific understanding.
  • Is your bathroom cleaner safe for marble and granite?
  • No. Our Foaming Bathroom Cleaner should not be used on marble. Marble is very soft and very susceptible to damage from any type of acid product. Even spilling soda on marble can cause damage. Even though we use a very mild acid in our bathroom cleaner, it can still harm your marble. However, our bathroom cleaner IS safe for granite. For both marble and granite, our Granite + Stainless Cleaner will work best. It has no acid and cleans, polishes, and protects stone.