So, what’s in it?

What are the ingredients we use to make Arie Clean and what are their purpose? Learn more about how we make our product and what makes Arie Clean an effective yet safe alternative for sanitizing surfaces while keeping your family, children, pets, and friends healthy.

Ingredients Diary

The Liquids

Distilled H20

The Germ Fighters

Grapefruit Seed Oil Extract + Essential Oils + Vinegar

The Extras

Castile Soap + Emulsifiers + Fragrance Oils

The Liquids

Distilled Water. Distilled water is ideal for when purity is important. Distilled water is free of contaminants. Water that is purified through distillation will not leave behind any minerals, toxins or contaminants. Along the same lines, distilled water is recommended for drinking and cooking because it will not introduce any harmful substances into your body.

The Germ Fighters

Vinegar. The acidic nature of vinegar is so powerful it can dissolve mineral deposit, dirt, grease, and grime. It’s also strong enough to kill bacteria.

Grapefruit Seed Extract. GSE is a natural product, and when diluted more than 100 times, it becomes almost odorless and harmless against humans. 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. GSE kills yeast cells by causing apoptosis, a process in which cells self-destruct. Most of these claims are based on studies showing that GSE can kill a wide variety of bacteria and yeasts inside a test tube.

Palo Santo Essential Oil (used in Earth), when used at .5% saturation, has high activity against stationary phase S. aureus –  which is the Gram-positive, round-shaped bacterium that causes life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, toxic shock syndrome, bacteremia, and sepsis. 

Grapefruit Essential Oil (used in Tropical), kills airborne bacteria thereby helping to prevent germs from spreading. Grapefruit essential oil has antimicrobial effects that help reduce or eliminate harmful strains of bacteria that enter the body through contaminated foods, water or parasites. Research shows that grapefruit oil can even fight strong bacterial strains that are responsible for food-born illnesses, including E. Coli and salmonella. 

Basil Essential Oil (used in Garden), has shown impressive antimicrobial activity against a wide range of food-borne bacteria, yeasts and mold. Researchers have shown that basil oil is effective against a common food-borne pathogen known as E. coli.

The Extras

Fragrance Oils. Arie Clean uses only top-quality skin safe fragrance oils that are used in body care products. We use fragrance oils in a very low concentration to further maintain our claim that Arie Clean is safe and non-toxic. IFRA says that fragrance oils we use in our products can be used in cleaning products below 5% are skin safe. We use right around 2.5%.

Castile Soap. Castile soap is a highly effective and versatile cleaner made from vegetable oils. Castile soap is great at cutting through grease and grime, and it gets an A+ from the Environmental Working Group for being a ‘product of low concern’. The appeal of Castile soap lies in the fact that it cleans as effectively as many conventional, chemical-laden formulas, minus the health and environmental hazards. The soap is biodegradable and free from synthetic preservatives, detergents and foaming agents.

The Emulsifier. We use a food + skin safe emulsifier to combine our oils and liquids. The Polysorbate ingredients help other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve. They also help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. 100% Polysorbate is a compound produced from ethylene oxide, sorbitol and lauric acid.

The Arie Clean Claim

Arie Clean ingredients are non-toxic, environmentally friendly, naturally disinfecting + antiviral + germ-fighters, multi-surface friendly, and most importantly – safe to use around children, pets, your family, and YOU.

We stand behind our claim that Arie Clean is 99% effective against killing  more than 800 bacterial and viral strains, 100 strains of fungus, as well as a large number of single-cell and multi-celled parasites.

Did we need to add all of the other stuff? We wanted Arie Clean to exceed any other non-toxic disinfecting cleaning product on the market. We added additional bacteria & germ fighting agents to make sure we did just that.