Truth be told, my family does not always agree. We value and encourage differences in opinions, but one thing we all agree upon is the cleaning products we use in our home. It has taken many years of trial and error to finally find the environmentally friendly and non-toxic Truce! While my family loves the minty clean smell, I appreciate the disinfecting, antibacterial, and anti-microbial benefits found in one beautiful blue bottle. Best of all, this company is local to the Valley!
Our home environment has always been chemical-free for our health and the well-being of our four-legged family members (our dogs, tortoises, and bunnies). Oh, and did I mention Truce’s products are cruelty-free and they have pet care products, too? In our home, we avoid neurotoxic plug-ins and chemically scented candles. As an asthmatic, my lungs and respiratory system are immediately affected by these toxins. While we can’t control the external environment and the toxins that invade our Earth, we can control what enters our home.
I’m sure most of you have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” In my family, we believe that what we clean with and apply topically is as important as what we eat. We not only ingest food orally, but we also absorb products topically. Traditional cleaning agents are toxic and harmful to our health, while being extremely detrimental to the welfare of our environment. Everything that goes into our waterways directly affects our food sources, including crops and animals. My family strives to be the change in this pollutant cycle.
While reading on their website, I was astonished to see that the founder of Truce, Diann Peary, mentions that while in a graduate school ecology seminar, her professor told them that research had determined that the “average homeowner applies chemicals on their property at 5 times the rate of agribusiness.” This truth not only breaks my green heart but encourages me to make a difference one home at a time!
The truth is, Truce is the perfect holiday minty fresh product line, and they use only 14 simple, safe, and effective ingredients that you can actually pronounce. My favorite product is Truce’s all-purpose cleaner, which is made from ingredients that I am familiar with and trust. The formula is water, isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, organic Castile soap, peppermint essential oil, and rosemary essential oil. I am a one-stop-shop kind of girl, and appreciate a spray that I can use on non-porous countertops, showers, floors, glass—and the list goes on. I am not only pleased with the cleanliness the product provides, but I am invigorated by the smell. Their entire product line is made from simple formulas that create an aroma in your home that is mood-boosting and festive. Truce truly puts a pep in my step, and motivates me to clean more—and that is not something I am naturally motivated to do!
Truce’s bottling is recyclable PET, BPA-free and 100% safe. Once I finish their bottle of greatness, I refill it, recycle it, or repurpose it! You can find their products sold through retailers such as Amazon, Thrive Market, and Sprouts Farmers Market. Or, you can shop directly on their website at www.truceclean.com for larger quantities, or the gallon jugs of all-purpose cleaner concentrate. I appreciate the fact that they are trying to be more efficient and less wasteful. By switching to selling only cases, they reduced their shipping waste by 50%!
The truth of the matter is, Truce has won our green hearts! So as we search for armistice outside of our home, we can always count on Truce products for peace of mind when it comes to trustworthy cleaning products. May we all stay true to our planet this New Year with TRUCE!
Photo courtesy of Truce Clean.