We Proudly Introduce Our All-Natural
Liquid Hand Soaps
Liquid Dish Soaps
Citrus Tub & Tile Cleaner
... and from
our Traditional Line ...
Original Toilet Bowl Cleanser
through the confusion of "green" cleaning products.
Many companies are
re-evaluating their product lines to better fit "green" standards.
Watkins didn't know it at the time, but the products that we have been
committed to developing and bringing to your family for over 145 years are
getting a lot of attention and are actively sought after by
Today we have many choices for natural and
environmentally friendly cleaning products. How do we weed out the
truly natural products from imposters? Gina Moore, Watkins Home Care
Product Manager offered to help us sort through this confusion and
give us a few tips.
What makes a green cleaning product
"green?" - At
Watkins we have defined green cleaning products as items that use
renewable, non-toxic, phosphate-free and biodegradable ingredients.
Products that work, but don't create fumes or leave behind residue
that may affect the health of your family or impact the
How do "green" cleaners work? - Green cleaners break down dirt and grease
using surfactants from natural renewable resources. For example,
instead of using ammonia as the active ingredient, Watkins uses
natural plant extracts. These active ingredients act like magnets
pulling dirt up and away from the surface.
What should we be looking for when we are looking for "green" cleaning products? - Watkins of course! Your first indication
that a cleaning product isn't as natural as it could be is the use of
colourants or dyes. A neon pink or purple cleaner should send up a red
flag. Pay close attention to ingredient decks, cautionary statements
and label warnings. These might be an indication that the product
isn't as natural as it could be.
How do we know a "green" cleaner is truly not going to harm our environment? - The Clean Water Fund, a non-profit organization,
estimates that the average American uses forty pounds of
environmentally harmful household cleaners each year. Multiply that
number by 245 million Americans and the effects are significant! The
important claims to look for with regard to environment are
biodegradable and phosphate free. Also steer clear of aerosol cleaners
that can deplete the ozone.
What ingredients should we steer clear of?
- Watkins has established a freedom
code for our Natural Home Care line complete with all the ingredients
we steer clear of and standards we guarantee to be
- Ammonia Free
- Animal Ingredient Free
- Anxiety & Guilt Free
- Benzene Free
- Boron Free
- Butyl/Ethyl Free
- Cellosolve Free
- Chlorine Free
Diethylene Ether Free
- Kerosene Free
- Mineral Spirit Free
- Petrochemical Free
- Phosphate Free
- Phosphoric Acid Free
- Propylene Glycol Free
- SLS Free
- Sulfuric Acid
Natural Home Care products are also environmentally
100% naturally derived and readily
Everyday choices affect the health of our
families and our environment. Household products are one of the largest
contributors of heath problems in our homes. Cleaners containing
ammonia, chlorine and other chemical ingredients have been known to
cause respiratory irritation. In North America, one in three people
suffers from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis.* Minimize your
family's exposure to these harmful toxins with Watkins Premium Natural
J.R. Watkins Natural Cleaning Products feature
non-toxic plant-based formulas that are both biodegradable and phosphate
free. These ultra concentrated cleaners are naturally derived so they
are easy on the environment, your home and your loved ones. J.R Watkins
Natural Cleaning Line features four clean fresh scents. These plant
based formulas are fragranced with natural lemon, lavender, rosemary and
orange oil as well as extracts from palm and coconut. These natural
aromas will leave your home smelling fresh and sparkling clean ...
Learn more about ALL of our Natural Home Care Products at
JR Watkins Online
This product is ideal for cleaning:
Watkins Natural All-Purpose Cleaners
effortlessly remove dirt and grime from all hard surfaces that water
alone won't harm. You'll find thousands of uses for this powerful
earth friendly formula. No rinsing required, simply spray and wipe
away with a dry cloth. Available in three premium fragrances: Aloe and
Green Tea, Lemon or Lavender. A great alternative to harsh and toxic
- Counter Tops
Powerful enough to remove even your toughest
dirt, yet gentle enough for your loved ones, your home and the
environment. Many all-purpose cleaners contain toxins that can be
inhaled. Ammonia-based cleaners can irritate the skin, eyes and
respiratory system. Minimize your family's exposure to these harmful
toxins with Watkins Natural All-Purpose
- Spray a small amount of Watkins
Natural All-Purpose Cleaner on a soft cloth and gently rub cloth
over switch plates to remove smudges and fingerprints.
- Never dust using a dry towel,
this method will only relocate the dust into the air or onto the
floor. For optimal dusting, lightly dampen a micro fiber cloth or
paper towel with Watkins Natural All-Purpose Cleaner.
- To naturally clean your
microwave, place a bowl of water with a few drops of lemon juice in
the microwave and run on high for one minute. Next spray Watkins
Natural All-Purpose Cleaner on the surface and wipe away crusted
food and grease.
- To clean ceiling fans, use a
long-handled brush dampened with Watkins Natural All-Purpose
- Clean appliance knobs,
cracks and grooves with a cotton swab dipped in Watkins Natural
All-Purpose Cleaner. Before cleaning any appliance, please remember
to unplug it.
This product is ideal for cleaning:
Convenience and natural cleaning power
now combined into one ready-to-use all-purpose wipe. No water, suds or
rinsing required! Effortlessly wipe away dirt and grime with these
biodegradable and durable wipes. And because they are 100% readily
biodegradable you can toss them into the garbage or compost without environmental
repercussions. These wipes are perfect for quick bathroom cleaning,
kitchens, even keep a pack in the car for spills on the road. The
compact easy to use packaging makes these perfect to take with you
anywhere. Keep the dirt, grime and toxins off your hands!
- Dining Room
- Keep a pack in the car
for spills on the road!
cleaning wipes contain harsh chemicals and their labels detail
specific handling warnings and cautionary statements. They also
require rinsing and are not recommended for surfaces that come into
contact with food. Watkins Natural All-Purpose Wipes can be used to
clean any surface that water alone won't harm. You are going to love
this revolutionary way of cleaning your house without
Did You Know ...
- The National Academy of
Science estimates that 15 percent of all Americans are
multi-chemically sensitive due to chronic exposure to household
- The Environmental
Protection Agency states that half of all illnesses occurring in the
United States can be attributed to chemical contamination of indoor
- The Environmental Protection
Agency states that during the last 20 years, more than 75 percent of
our landfills have reached maximum capacity and that more than half
of those remaining will be filled up over the next 20
Natural Liquid Hand Soaps
Formulated with premium natural ingredients and essential
oils, these hard-working natural hand soaps create a smooth lather of
suds that rinse away, leaving your hands exceptionally
Foaming Hand Soaps
The moisturizing foam in our premium hand soaps gently cleanses the skin while our signature fragrances leave hands smelling fresh.
(9 fl oz / 266 mL)
* Gently moisturizes
* Fragranced with
Liquid Dish Soaps
This product is ideal for cleaning:
Just a few drops of J.R. Watkins Concentrated Dish Soaps
will fill your sink with naturally scented suds. Available in three
fragrances that will appeal to your senses and make doing dishes a
soothing experience. The easy to use flip top cap allows you to easily
squirt soap into your dish water without mess or drips. The built in
grease cutter will clean even the toughest baked on casserole dish.
This natural formula is sure to leave your plates, cups, pots and pans
clean and spotless. Get sparkling dishes even with hard water. Rinse
away soap residue, film and toxins with J.R. Watkins Liquid Dish
- Pots and
Other dishwashing liquids contain petroleum surfactants
that break down slowly in the environment and remain long-term
pollutants. Keep it natural with Watkins Concentrated Natural Dish
If every household in the U.S. replaced just one
bottle of 24 oz. petroleum-based dishwashing liquid with our 24 oz.
plant-based product, we could save 85,886 barrels of oil!... That is
enough to heat and cool 4,941 U.S. homes for a
- Start with a clean sink and
always use hot water.
- Remember to scrape off
excess food before adding your dishes them to the dish water.
- Stacking a few dishes in
the sink at a time allows them a few minutes of soaking time while
you work on washing another dish.
- Soaking tough stuck on
foods prior to washing will help the food lift and rinse away
- Allowing aluminum to soak
while dishwashing can darken the finish.
- A lint free cloth is ideal
for drying silverware.
Orange Citrus Tub and
This product is ideal for cleaning:
Enjoy a chemical-free bath or shower
with Watkins Natural Citrus Tub and Tile Cleaner. You wouldn't take a
bath or shower in chlorine or phosphoric acid, so why would you clean
your bathroom with them? Other shower cleaners contain several harsh
chemicals that can irritate sensitive skin and respiratory systems.
But just a light mist of Watkins Natural Citrus Tub & Tile Cleaner
will leave your bathroom tub, tile and fixtures spot free! Now you can
drive away water stains and soap scum with this eco-responsible
cleaner that is even safe for your septic system. Throw away your
rubber gloves and clean your tub and tile with natural essential
orange oils instead of toxic chemicals. Watkins natural fresh citrus
scent is sure to leave your bathroom fresh and
- Ceramic Tile
- And many other
- A small scrub or tooth
brush will help clean grout and corner areas.
- Steam helps loosen build-up
on tiles and fixtures.
- Use a squeegee on glass
doors to help prevent soap scum build-up.
- Never use an abrasive on
acrylic or fiberglass bath tubs.
- Plastic shower curtains can
be machine washed to clean soap scum spots.
- Immediately attend to a
dripping faucet or fixture. Ignoring this problem can waste a lot of
Watkins Laundry Detergent
Our most earth-friendly, high-performance
formula ever is 100% phosphate-free and biodegradable. It's highly
concentrated - get up to 80 loads per box!* Dye- and fragrance-free,
it's gentle for baby clothes and recommended for sensitive skin.
Fabric softening action reduces static cling; works in hot or cold
water. Watkins Laundry Detergent is ideal for High Efficiency (HE)
washing machines. Its ultra-concentrated, low-suds formula delivers on
cleaning while keeping the cost per wash lower than many alternative
brands. Whether you have a new HE machine or an old trusty unit, this
"combo" detergent is right for you.
(2.2 kg/5 lbs)
front-loading washers require only 1/8 cup of this detergent, for a
yield of 80 loads per box. Standard washing machines will use 1/4 cup
per wash (40 loads per box)
Eliminate odors in any room of your home with a
light mist of our natural essential oil room fresheners. Our premium
formulas eliminate odors and create a delightful long lasting
atmosphere. Enjoy the fresh sweet fragrances of Lemon, Lavender and
Aloe and Green Tea. More than 700 sprays. (120 mL/4 fl oz)
and from our Traditional Line ...
- powerful, versatile, and completely
biodegradable! A naturally-derived surfactant from coconut oil cuts
grease like nothing else - without harsh detergents or phosphates.
Works in any kind of water - hot or cold, hard or soft. Apply
directly to clothing to help remove stubborn grease and oil stains.
Easily tackles greasy stove tops, charcoal grills, bicycles,
appliances, garage floors, and more. Highly concentrated - makes up to
256 times its volume in cleaning solution, saving money and reducing
packaging waste. (946 mL/1 Quart)
Toilet Bowl Cleanser
- Always one of our most popular
products! Extremely hard water - especially water
with a high iron or mineral content - can result in embarrassing
stains that are hard to remove with ordinary bowl cleaners. For the
toughest jobs and the cleanest bowl possible, you need professional
strength! Compare our toilet bowl cleanser to any other on the market
- ours contains twice as much cleaning power! You can't buy a
better, more powerful toilet bowl cleaner anywhere! It cleans better,
yet is safe for septic tanks. Extremely powerful; for use on vitreous
china only. Caddy with brush sold separately. (946 mL/32 fl
* US National Center for Health Statistics
Backed by the Watkins