Do you ever look down as you’re spraying your kitchen counter and wonder “what’s in this stuff, and is it impacting my fertility?" Chances are, the answer isn’t great. There is no federal regulation of chemicals in household cleaning products. This means that there are no safety standards and no requirements for companies to list out their ingredients, which leaves you having to search for information on which products contain ingredients you might wish to avoid.

How crazy is it that products we use to try and keep our house safe and clean could actually contain dangerous chemicals and toxins? This is especially scary when you're trying to conceive and need to be conscious of how your everyday household and personal care products affect you, since many contain endocrine-disrupting ingredients. Choosing more natural solutions are a great way to detox your home, but then the question becomes how to pick one that actually works. 

How To Know if Your Products Are TTC-Safe

At Rescripted, we’re fans of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) guide to healthy cleaning, since it has reviewed and rated over 2,000 household cleaning products based on the safety of their ingredients and information they disclose about their contents. They make it easy, or at least easier, to find products that avoid endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and other harmful ingredients and also do the job you intended them to do, since that toilet isn’t cleaning itself, sadly.

Ingredients to Avoid in Household Cleaners: 

  • Ammonia: found in All-purpose cleaners, window cleaners, stainless-steel cleaners, drain cleaners, toilet cleaners, bathroom cleaners, oven cleaners, and even car polishes.

  • Silica Powder: found in abrasive cleaning powders.

  • Coal Tar Dyes: found in Soaps, laundry detergents, and all-purpose cleaning products

  • MEA (monoethanalomine), DEA (diethanolamine), and TEA(triethanolamine) found in: Dish soap, liquid laundry detergents, all-purpose cleaners, oven cleaners, glass cleaners, surface cleaners, and floor cleaners.

  • Triclosan (TSC) found in: disinfectants, dish soaps, hand sanitizers, and laundry detergents among many others.

  • Fragrance: found in literally every type of cleaning product. There are over 3,000 chemicals are used in fragrance mixtures to either create scent or mask it.

Our New Favorite Non-Toxic All-Purpose Cleaner

Imagine if you could clean everything in your home with one non-toxic cleaning solution. Branch Basics makes it possible with their all-purpose, eco-friendly cleaning concentrate. And, better yet, not only does Branch Basics create a super effective, safe product, the company was founded by three moms who have seen first-hand how clean living  positively impacts your health, life and fertility.

One of the best things about Branch Basics is how easy they make it to switch out the toxic cleaning supplies in your home for their safe products. The Branch Basics Premium Starter Kit supplies everything you need in order to start using their cleaning solution in every area of your home. 

Here’s what’s included:

  • The Concentrate (33.8 FL OZ)

    • A multi-purpose, eco-friendly cleaning solution used for any cleaning job when diluted with water.

  • Oxygen Boost (2 LB)

    • Pairs with the Concentrate for an all-natural way to tackle laundry, stains & grout.

  • Reusable Bottles (5)

    • All-Purpose: For everyday cleaning including countertops, dishes, and stains.

    • Bathroom: For tackling tiles, toilets, grouts, sinks, and showers.

    • Streak-Free: For cleaning your mirrors, windows, and glass, leaving them sparkling.

    • Foaming Wash: For handwashing, dishes, pets, and bubble baths.

    • Laundry: For a great clean in both standard and HE washing machines.

Once this beautiful package of clean goodies is dropped on your front step, follow the simple instructions on each bottle to combine the correct amount of concentrate and water, and you will have a perfect, safe solution for all of your cleaning needs. 

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Another thing we love about this starter kit is just how many bottles of cleaning solution you can make with one bottle of concentrate, making it a super affordable option for your home. One concentrate makes:

  • 3 All-Purpose Bottles

  • 3 Bathroom Bottles

  • 3 Streak-Free Bottles

  • 64 Loads of Laundry

  • 3 Foaming Wash Bottles

A Greener Clean That's Fertility-Friendly

Along with being easy, affordable, and safe, Branch Basics works. From scrubbing mildew off of your shower to a streak-free shine on the windows, their formula delivers every time. There are no harmful chemicals included and it’s fragrance free, biodegradable, and non-GMO, which makes it fertility-friendly and one less thing to worry about while TTC. 

Kassi Strong is a writer and digital marketer who lives in Montana with her husband and son and their fluffy Great Pyrenees. She's passionate about helping women live the lives they dream of living and loves to create content that inspires them to do so. When she's not typing away at her laptop or color-coding her planner, she's likely trying a new DIY project, spending time in the mountains, or enjoying a local craft beer.