When it comes to cleaning products, today’s homemakers want the three E’s : efficacy, economy, and ecology. And when the folks at Bon Ami sat down to develop products to meet those needs, they realized that doing so was following a tradition set more than a century before. OUR HERITAGE. Bon Ami was originally developed as a gentle alternative to the gritty quartz-based scouring powders on store shelves in the 1880s. An enterprising young man noticed that the tools used to separate the unused feldspar mineral from the harder quartz were as shiny as silver. Bon Ami was born taking that waste product – feldspar – and mixing it with soap to make a cleanser that polished away dirt and stains without scratching. These days we call that zero waste. Back then it was a thrifty way to make a better cleanser. OUR INGREDIENTS. The same ideas are at work again. The Bon Ami formula has been updated for contemporary kitchen surfaces and contemporary sensibilities, with different products to meet different cleaning needs. The ingredients are simple, effective, and proudly listed right on the package. Bon Ami is always biodegradable, nontoxic and hypoallergenic. » read more. OUR PACKAGING. The look is new too, although it is inspired by the Bon Ami heritage. You may recognize the red banner; you’ll certainly recognize the newly hatched chick that is an American icon. Both are back in a bold update on a classic. And be sure to notice the bottles. Yes, they’re a bit foggy sometimes. That’s because Bon Ami is using 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles for their products. Once again, Bon Ami has a use for something others have tossed away. And we don’t stop there. Our labels and adhesive are the most compatible with the recycle stream. So go ahead and feel good about these plastic bottles.-
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