This is an honest Branch Basics Review about their all natural, non toxic cleaning products. See if Branch Basics is worth it, what it costs + how it works!
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A few weeks back I decided to finally try Branch Basics after seeing countless ads on Facebook and seeing all my friends in the healthy/wellness world praising the products.
I’ve tried lots of natural cleaning products, and well.. they’ve all been fine.. but I haven’t loved them for a few reasons.
Why I haven’t like other natural cleaners:
- all the plastic. I clean.. alot. Especially my kitchen. I’m constantly dirtying and cleaning my counters, and felt like I was running through all purpose spray like water.
- the fragrances. I HATE over powering smells. I can do lemon… or mint.. but that’s about it.
- they just worked ‘ok’. Let’s face it. There is a stigma against natural products, because most of them really don’t get the job done.
I can confidently say.. Branch Basics works amazing.. and we’ve fallen in love.
They sent me their starter kit and I decided to become an affiliate for them, but all of the opinions I’ve outlined below are my own, and this is in no way sponsored.
What is Branch Basics?
Branch Basics makes all natural, non toxic cleaning products. Free of preservatives, fragrances, GMOs and totally hypoallergenic – their cleaning products are powerfully effective and made with minimal ingredients.
Branch Basics Coupon Code
Maybe you know about Branch Basics, and have been wanting to try but want to save a little $$.
How does Branch Basics Work?
Branch Basics sells their cleaner in a multi-purpose concentrate that can then be added to the bottles they provide you in their starter kit. The bottles are refillable and come pre labeled so all you have to do is fill them with water and concentrate.
I snagged this image from the Branch Basics website because it best outlines exactly how their products work.
What is Branch Basics made with?
You can check out all the ingredients in Branch Basics on their website.
Here’s a list of their ingredients: Purified Water, Coco Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Citrate (Food-Grade Emulsifier), Lauryl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Bicarbonate (Food-Grade Baking Soda), Sodium Phytate (Plant-Based Antioxidant), Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit (Soapberry) Extract*. A * = certified organic.
All of these ingredients are non GMO, and none of the products are tested on animals.
How much does Branch Basics Cost?
- Concentrate: $55
- Oxygen Boost: $10
- Premium Starter Kit: $75 or $63.75 with code CLEANEATING
- Glass Starter Kit: $89 or $75.65 with code CLEANEATING
- Trial Kit: $5
- Dishwasher Tabs: $15
For perspective, the one bottle of concentrate does ALL of these things. I grabbed this image from the Branch Basics website.
What we like about Branch Basics
- Simple – I’m a minimalist, and the less stuff I have around, the better. I love that one concentrate + a few bottles are all I need to clean!
- Versatile – See above.. that one bottle of concentrate, does it all!
- It actually works– Gross bathrooms, stained clothes, sticky counters.. you name it, Branch Basics cleans it
- Affordable – Natural cleaning products are expensive. Branch Basics is so much less expensive than similar single-use products AND you’re reducing your waste.
Does Branch Basics actually work?
YES. It really does. I know, we typically think cleaning products have to be harsh, toxic, and strong smelling.. but they don’t.
This simple concentrate really does the trick. My windows are streak free, my counters are clean, the bathroom shines and my laundry is clean!
Branch Basics FAQ
Yes, Branch Basics really does work. I was skeptical that one cleaner could actually work on everything from laundry stains to dirty dishes but it works really well!
No, Branch Basics does not kill viruses. It is a surfactant, which means it can remove viruses/bacteria but it doesn’t kill them
Branch Basics is made in the USA in Colorado!
Branch Basics Oxygen Boost
Oxygen Boost is Branch Basics all purpose whitener/brightener. You can use it in your laundry, on stains, and even to clean your grout/tile.
The BB Team also says it is great on burnt pots and pans. Just let the pans soak in water & Oxygen Boost overnight and it will lift the burnt parts up!
Branch Basics Bathroom Cleaner
I don’t know about you, but I find the bathroom to be the grossest part of the house.. It’s not dirty per say, but I just hate cleaning it.. bc.. germs? IDK.
I’m happy to report Branch Basics works just as well typical Clorox, Lysol, or any other cleaner for that matter. My bathroom is squeaky clean, and I don’t get a headache from all the fumes while cleaning!
Branch Basics Dishwasher Tablets
Branch Basics recently came out with dishwasher tablets. They come in packs of 40 for $15 (You can also subscribe and get them for $13/package)
I tried the dishwasher tablets and thought they worked great! We had used Thrive Market’s Unscented dishwasher tabs before, and thought those worked well too. BB’s are slightly more expensive
Branch Basics Scent:
Branch Basics products have NO scent at all. I love this! There’s nothing worse than cleaning and feeling like you’re choking on fumes.. gross.
The only thing I will say, is that for our laundry, I do use wool dryer balls and lemon essential oils to give our clothes a light, fresh scent. Otherwise.. I don’t miss the overpowering scents of cleaners at all.
Branch Basics does note on their site that you can add essential oils to the other cleaners, but I don’t find it’s necessary.
Do you need the bottles to use Branch Basics?
No! You absolutely don’t need the bottles from Branch Basics to use their products. You can get your own glass bottles on amazon (here’s a link to a foaming soap dispenser or glass spray bottles) You can also use your old cleaning bottles! Just empty them out and rinse thoroughly.
They have a fabulous user guide on the Branch Basic’s site that you can download here, but I’ve included the ratios below for you if you need to mix them!
If you want to try Branch Basics, I recommend ordering a starter kit. You can get 15% off with code CLEANEATING. I think you’ll love it!
How long does Branch Basics Concentrate last you?
A bottle of concentrate lasts me 2-4 months. It honestly will depend on how much laundry you do, how often you clean, and how big your living space is. We do a lot of laundry with our two dogs/working out all the time.