Owners of Arie Clean, Carrie Atkins & Penny McAllister

From our family to yours…

It started 8 years ago when Penny McAllister found out her daughter had MRSA. She started researching how to safely kill all of these germs being left behind on every surface of their home.

What is MRSA?

MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, refers to a group of Gram-positive bacteria that are genetically distinct from other strains of Staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans.

After extensive research, I discovered Grapefruit Seed Extract. I started using it at home and then for my commercial cleaning company, Penny’s Custom Cleaning, of 25 years.

What is Grapefruit Seed Extract?

Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) or citrus seed extract is a supplement made from the seeds and pulp of grapefruit. It’s rich in essential oils and antioxidants and has a variety of potential health benefits. Grapefruit seed extract contains potent compounds that can kill more than 60 types of bacteria and yeasts.

GSE kills bacteria by breaking down their outer membranes, causing them to burst open after just 15 minutes of exposure.

You claim it is a natural disinfectant. Is it as effective as bleach or Lysol?

GSE is used as a purifier, antiseptic, and preservative. Even in studies comparing its effectiveness to chlorine bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and colloidal silver, GSE has been found to be superior as an antimicrobial.

GSE has been used for killing a wide variety of bacteria such as Salmonella, E.Coli, Staph and Strep germs, viruses, herpes, parasites, and fungi, including Candida. It is effective against more than 800 bacterial and viral strains, 100 strains of fungus, as well as a large number of single-cell and multi-celled parasites.

From our family to yours…

In September 2020, Carrie Atkins reached out to Penny about the possibility of a collaboration project. Not only are Carrie and Penny neighbors but also share a desire for using clean and toxin-free ingredients in the products that they use in their own small businesses.

Carrie is the owner of Barley & Hops Craft Candles & a perfumer in progress. Her passion is mixing combinations of fragrance oils & essential oils to create her own unique scents. Her scent creations are infused into handmade candles, perfumes, skin care products, and more.

Penny has owned her own commercial cleaning company, Penny’s Custom Cleaning, for over 25 years. She has been using GSE EXCLUSIVELY after discovering it’s amazing germ, bacteria, and fungal killing properties but most importantly, the power to kill MRSA. Penny had told Carrie about Grapefruit Seed Extract a couple of years ago when they were discussing a “child friendly” alternative to commercial disinfectant cleaning products.

With COVID-19 infections on the rise, Carrie remembered Penny telling her about GSE and decided it was time to collaborate. There was a serious need for a disinfecting cleaning product that was both safe for children and pets but also as effective at killing SARS-CoV-2 as Lysol / bleach. As both a perfumist and strong believer in aromatherapy, Carrie felt it was important to give this new all-surface cleaning product a series of scents that would make the seemingly constant chore of disinfecting aromatically pleasing. Penny was immediately on-board.

Thus, Arie Clean was born…from our family, to yours.

Penny McAllister & her Daughter

Professional Commercial Cleaning

Carrie Atkins