This Tuesday’s investigative report is brought to you because this product used to be one of my favorites. It was what mom always bought for bathroom cleaning, and that was one of my chores, so naturally, I continued to use it into my adult years. It was always a “nose burner”...going back into the bathroom after I had sprayed it down and let it sit for a few minutes. It works. It melts away the dirt and soap scum. But let’s see what’s in it that makes that stuff melt, shall we?
As before, I am repeating information here that I found on ewg.org (Environmental Working Group)
As I discovered that Dawn has numerous variations of their product, Scrubbing Bubbles does also; 30 of them. I chose the one that I used; the original aerosol spray can. It’s overall grade is an “F”.
There is moderate concern for asthma/respiratory issues (I refer back to my “nose burner” comment). There is some concern for: skin allergies and irritation, developmental and reproductive toxicity, cancer, and environment.
The worst of the chemical in this product (with an “F” grade) is ALKYL DIMETHYL BENZYL AMMONIUM CHLORIDES . The Environmental Protection Agency says that “ this substance poses a high risk for human health”.
The second toxic chemical listed is BUTOXYDIGLYCOL . It’s grade can be from “C” to “F” depending on the concentration used in a product. The EPA indicates that it’s an “F”...they say there is moderate concern for pulmonary function.
There are other chemicals listed in Scrubbing Bubbles; Some with grades of “D”, and some with “C”.
Back in the day, I sure didn’t think about what was contained in that aerosol cleaner that I loved so much. Today, I will never buy that stuff again.
Of course, I’m going to tell you about the Young Living product I use to clean my bathroom. Thieves Household Cleaner. I love this product! Takes off the soap scum as well as the toxins did. It is way more cost effective than any toxic cleaners out there. I bought a large bottle over a year ago, and still have some left. Young Living has a full line of Thieves products. I would be glad to share a sample of anything I have with you to try! There is also a Thieves Kit you can purchase to get several of the products at a discounted price! Contact me any time to answer questions!