Puracy Disinfecting Surface Cleaner - Free & Clear - 25 fl oz
Puracy Disinfectant Spray Cleaner is a peroxide-based surface cleaner that cleans without streaking, disinfects, deodorizes, and eliminates mold. It is safe to use on any non-porous surface in your home and guaranteed to be effective at killing 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, such as: influenza A virus, H1N1, rhinovirus, staph (staphylococcus aureus), methicillin-resis-staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), salmonella (salmonella enterica), listeria (listeria monocytogenes), pseudomonas (pseudomonas aeruginosa), trichophyton (trichophyton mentagrophytes), and e.coli (escherichia coli) on hard, non-porous surfaces.
*Puracy Disinfecting Surface Cleaner meets the criteria to make claims against certain emerging viral pathogens from the viral categories of enveloped viruses and large non-enveloped viruses.
Puracy Disinfecting Surface Cleaner has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. It can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Human Rhinovirus 42 ATCC VR338 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC website for additional information.
CleanYour clear choice for clean. Details, by category: • Beauty, Personal Care & Cleaning - formulated without Phthalates, Propyl-paraben & Butyl-paraben, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and more. Also, cruelty free and/or not tested on animals • Feminine Care, Adult Care & Diapers - fragrance free and chlorine free. • Pets - formulated with meat, poultry, or seafood as the first ingredient, and without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
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Review :: Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner
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Puracy Multi Surfacer Cleaner looks and smells great. It cleans well and, while it isn't 100% natural, it comes pretty darn close. It's just a shame that the synthetic element had to be a harsh synthetic preservative (Benzisothiazolinone) renowned for causing contact dermatitis.
If you're not sensitive to fragrances or the 'isothiazolinones', give this cleaner a shot! You may just find an all-new meaning for the word "clean."
Puracy’s website self-identifies as a small company, but a quick Google search immediately demonstrated the splash that they’ve made across America. They boast an extensive list of awards and accolades on their website, including the impressive label of “Best All-Purpose Cleaner” from the New York Times.
Numerous other media outlets have praised the natural origins of Puracy’s products and their safe, affordable ingredient formulations. They, unlike most of their peers, aren’t shy to tell us exactly what they put into their products.
We’ve reviewed a number of Puracy products ourselves, and we had to check out one of their most beloved products.
So, who is Puracy?
Based in Austin, Texas and accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2013, they’re a fairly new company with humble beginnings. Co-founders Sean Busch and Paul Tracy were friends with backgrounds in e-commerce, but Puracy’s start was more than a business move for them.
While Tracy had always embraced a natural and organic lifestyle, he became even more dedicated after the birth of his first child. When he found a lack of satisfactorily safe and natural household cleaning products on the market, he and his wife began mixing their own formulas.
Eventually, Puracy was born!
It’s easy to feel good about using Puracy’s products when they give back so much of their success to local communities in Austin and throughout the U.S. Even the artwork gracing their product labels was created by local artists! Puracy believes strongly in upholding a personal commitment to charity, as demonstrated by their 2017 “one-for-three” donation to aid relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey. Puracy has also made massive contributions to the Austin Children’s Services and SafePlace.
What do they mean by “Natural”
Puracy has developed its own definition for what comprises a natural ingredient. To be “natural” according to Puracy means that an ingredient “started from a natural, renewable source found in nature with absolutely no petroleum compounds.”
Without any sort of regulation, this is an applaudable move by Puracy. I’d much rather there was some regulation on what was deemed a natural product, it’s one of the most abused and misunderstood terms in the industry, but Puracy is again showing the way forward.
There’s no doubt that Puracy’s goals and ideals are just what we want to see from businesses creating natural household products, so let’s get to it. What’s their multi-surface cleaner like right out of the box?
Knowing Puracy’s background and their current legacy made me even more thrilled to receive the product itself, and the stylish packaging did not disappoint!
The bottles are attractive in a bright, modern way, and I particularly appreciated the gleaming silver foil highlighting the Puracy name—a nice detail that wasn’t apparent in online images of the product.
Long before I began my hunt for the household surfaces in need of the most attention, I was already excited about the subtle but delicious scent of this cleaner. The label advertises this particular formulation as green tea and lime, and it’s absolutely just as refreshing as it sounds.
The bottle and spray attachment came packaged separately so that the product could remain sealed and maintain its freshness, and each bottle contained 25 ounces of cleaner.
Plus, I was happy to see that information about the product (including ingredients) was listed clearly on the label in a readable font size! There’s no mystery to the ingredients within the cleaner, there’s no need to squint to see the formula, and the bottle’s sleek design makes it exciting to pick up and get spraying.
I was also pleasantly surprised to discover that Puracy’s packaging is made entirely from polyethylene terephthalate, or PET(E).
This plastic is BPA-free, non-toxic, entirely recyclable, and doesn’t pose any risk of leaching harmful chemicals into the product within.
Obviously, I’d much rather it was plastic free – but does that material even exist yet?
Puracy’s natural multi-surface cleaner looks great, but how well does it do its job?
With my cleaner and a brand new sponge in hand, I set out across my house to find forgotten corners and neglected surfaces in need of a little TLC. As an added bonus (just because I really wanted to see this multi-surface cleaner do its work), I even made a few messes of my own. After all, it’s not often that I find an excuse to fling soggy toothpaste on my bathroom mirror and decorate my kitchen counter with honey!
While this Puracy cleaner didn’t work any miracles, it did its job well!
In most cases, I sprayed the cleaner directly onto the surface before wiping down with a sponge and then cleaning up any remaining moisture and debris with a paper towel. I was impressed that a single spray of cleaner could go such a long way—the couple of times I over-doused a mess resulted in excessive soap bubbles that reminded me not to be so heavy-handed.
First, I let some honey and sriracha sit for a while on my countertop before coming at it armed with a sponge and spray bottle, and I was particularly impressed with how smoothly Puracy’s cleaner removed these gummy, sticky condiments.
A utility cabinet corner that’s seen better days cleaned up pretty well, too.
Next, I took the cleaner to my bathroom where I let the formulation have its way with some deposits around the bathtub drain. While Puracy’s cleaner couldn’t quite take a stand against my stained grout, discoloration within the bathtub disappeared with a single swipe! Plus, the cleaner rescued my tub’s chrome fixtures from a life dulled by soap scum.
Unfortunately, this cleaner did leave some residue on my bathroom mirror despite the label’s guarantee to clean any hard surface without streaking, but it was nothing that a damp paper towel couldn’t fix. Utilizing less product or a cleaning aid other than a sponge could make a difference—your mileage may vary. However, this streaking wasn’t so pesky and cumbersome that I won’t continue to use this cleaner on my mirrors and windows.
So far, so good. This multi-surface cleaner has done its work rescuing my kitchen counters and neglected cabinet corners, but what’s inside?
Puracy includes its formula’s ingredient list right on the bottle, in the same font size as the directions and company information. Plus, they’re kind enough to identify each chemical component on the list. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for companies who are upfront about their formulations, and Puracy even went the extra mile by eliminating some of the mystery that accompanies long, daunting chemical names.
As if this wasn’t enough to impress me, I was ecstatic to find that Puracy’s website is equipped with an encyclopedia of the ingredients the company uses in their products.
Along with every ingredient is a definition of the ingredient, an explanation of how the ingredient functions within each product formula, how the ingredient is produced, and why Puracy has chosen to use it in their formulations. All of these explanations are backed up with well-cited evidence so that any concerned user (like me) can easily do their own research.
I’ve never seen a cleaning product company dedicate this much effort to transparency about their ingredients, so I have to give Puracy huge props for the resources they’ve made available to their customers.
In particular, their multi-surface cleaner contains:
- Citric acid (a mild acid capable of killing bacteria and conquering both mold and mildew)
- Sodium citrate (a risk-freechelating agent used to adjust a product’s pH; the salt form of citric acid)
- Natural fragrance
- Benzisothiazolinone (preservative and disinfectant)
The majority of the formulation is water mixed with 4 gentle plant-derived surfactants:
- Decyl glucoside (a non-ionic surfactant derived from glucose and plant-based fatty alcohols like coconut)
- C6-C12 alcohol ethoxylate
- C12-C15 alcohol ethoxylate
- C9-C11 alcohol ethoxylate (all three listings of alcohol ethoxylate are surfactants derived from coconut or palm kernel oil)
Surfactants, or cleaning agents, enhance the formula’s ability to battle with dirt, grime, oil, and grease by lowering the surface tension of water and therefore making the cleaner’s molecules more “slippery”. In other words, the cleaner’s molecules become less likely to clump together with each other but more likely to pair up with dirt and oil for easy removal.
Chelating agents, such as Sodium Citrate used in this formula, are surfactants’ cheerleaders. They bind metal ions including calcium, magnesium, and iron which would normally attract the surfactants and distract them from tackling grease and dirt. In the past, phosphates were widely used for this purpose before bans were imposed and other chelating agents like EDTA were developed. Sodium citrate is an even better alternative, a natural ingredient derived from citrus fruits and corn.
Everything sounds promising so far, but are there any ingredients to be wary of?
There are a couple of gotchas in this formulation.
It isn’t fragrance-free. For domestic use, this will be fine for most people, except those sensitive to fragrances (obviously). The fragrances are flagged as “natural”, and we know their definition of that word. But there’s no further detail on the type of fragrance.
Avoid if you’re sensitive to fragrances.
The major problem I have with with Puracy’s multi-surface cleaner formulation is the addition of Benzisothiazolinone (BIT). Because there are no federal regulations dictating that a product self-labeled as “natural” must adhere truthfully to its label, some synthetic chemicals like this one can easily sneak their way in.
According to the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, BIT is considered safe when used as a preservative in concentrations not exceeding 0.01%. However, Puracy only states that BIT “is typically used in concentrations less than 0.04%.”
That said, it is a cause of contact dermatitis and a cousin of the more famous Methylisothiazolinone. It’s a volatile compound, and airborne allergens on this level are not pleasant.
To be completely fair to Puracy and their dedication to transparency, they do disclose on their website that BIT is a synthetic ingredient and explain their reasons for using it in their product.
While their honesty is respectable, the health-related and environmental concerns surrounding BIT made me a little less comfortable using this multi-surface cleaner in large quantities all over my house.
So, what’s the bottom line?
At $7.99 for a 25 oz bottle, Puracy’s multi-surface cleaner is far from the cheapest on the market. However, Puracy’s web store does offer an opportunity to save 15% when you subscribe to receive a fresh bottle of cleaner in the mail on a regular basis! You can choose how long you’d like to wait before shipments, which is a neat feature to save you both time and cash.
However, if you value quality, natural ingredients, company transparency, a solid performance, and a satisfaction guarantee, this out-of-pocket cost doesn’t seem so bad. The formulation isn’t 100% natural, but it comes pretty darn close—just be aware of the harsh preservative BIT and its risks.
All in all, give this cleaner a shot! You may just find an all-new meaning for the word “clean.”
Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner Review
We purchased the Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner so our expert reviewer could put it to the test in her home. Keep reading for our full product review.
Puracy’s Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner leaves synthetic ingredients behind for a more natural take on clean. As far as bathrooms go, shower doors are one of the hardest areas to keep clean. Hard water and soap scum cloud the glass, leaving behind an unsightly residue. All shower cleaners aren’t created equal, though, and may lack the adequate strength to clear up stains. To see if Puracy was up to the task, we picked up a few bottles and got to work. Keep reading to see whether it’s worth adding to your cleaning arsenal.
Ingredients: Plant- and vegetable-based
Puracy takes an eco-friendly approach to cleaning by using plant- and vegetable-based ingredients and a biodegradable preservative in its formula. One of the vegetable-based cleansers used is decyl glucoside, which if we're getting technical, is a non-ionic compound made from the starch of corn or coconuts. That means it reduces the surface tension of water and has a neutral charge.
Another one of the main ingredients, C10-C16 alcohol ethoxylate, replaces cleansers like ammonia and petroleum-based distillates and propellants. Like decyl glucoside, it's a surfactant that breaks the surface tension of water to help remove dirt and debris. It's also commonly used in baby wipes and dish soap.
That’s what’s notable about this formula—the gentleness of the ingredients, yet the ability to remove most dirt. We won't list all of the ingredients, but they’re all plant-based including the neutralizers, preservatives, and fragrances.
Bottle Design and Application: Simple and straightforward
Puracy’s ingredients are relatively simple, and so too is the bottle design and application. Our package included two 25-ounce clear bottles with two attachable spray nozzles. The bottle setup was simple and straightforward. We liked that we could adjust the head to spray or stream, depending on where we were cleaning.
The application was a cinch, too. The directions state that it should be left on heavily soiled areas for 30 seconds before scrubbing. We followed the directions and got to work, allowing it to sit for the full 30 seconds to get the maximum amount of cleaning power. We wiped down the surface, and that was it. The cleaner evaporates as you’re wiping. We did use a damp/wet cloth on some surfaces, like mirrors, where we had streaking issues, though.
Cleaning Performance: An average cleaner, only safer
If there’s anything a cleaner should do well, it’s clean. We focused our testing on our shower door, but we also tested this cleaner on several other surfaces as it is advertised as a multi-purpose cleaner. We found that, overall, it did a good job on most surfaces. It couldn't cut through water stains and rust or clean grout very well, though. On some surfaces, it also left streaks.
The shower door we focused on wasn’t terribly dirty. There were some water stains, and we had let some soap residue build-up so we could see if the cleaner made a difference. The surface of the inside of the shower door is smooth while the outside is textured. We used Puracy on both.
We used two different items to do our scrubbing—a microfiber cloth and paper towels—to see how the cleaner performed with different materials. Using both the cloth and the paper towels, the soap scum didn't pose a problem. This cleaner performed just as well as our standard bathroom cleaner that doesn’t have Puracy's plant-based ingredients. Both sides of the door were as clean as they usually are after a weekly scrubbing. That also means it left behind the water stains, which our standard cleaner can’t handle either (no matter what kind of material we use to do the scrubbing).
We kept going and tried it all over the shower—on chrome-covered handles, fiberglass walls, and grout. There was even a rust stain on the fiberglass that we tried to remove. Puracy removed surface dirt and shampoo and conditioner residue, but the water spots and rust remained.
Grout is a tough one—and Puracy did little to clean it (though in fairness, that’s not included on the list of cleanable surfaces on the bottle). We tried it on other areas of the bathroom, including the mirror, sink, countertop, and toilets, as well. We found that it cleaned just as well as our average all-purpose cleaner.
On the label, it states, “Guaranteed to safely clean any hard surface without streaking.” We’re skeptical of all-encompassing statements like that, and here’s why: You can always find the exception to the rule. The label also includes a list of materials that it can be used on. The list is long but includes all major household surfaces, including marble, metal, and sealed and unsealed stone. We didn’t test every surface but tried to hit the most common ones to which we had access.
Again, in general, Puracy performed well and removed basic grease and dirt. However, it required some extra water on mirrors to prevent streaking and left streaks on stainless steel. Like most cleaners, Puracy has its areas of strength and weakness. For the removal of daily grime, it did a good job. For tough stains and buildup, you’re going to need something extra.
Fragrance: Strong, herbal scent
We tested the green tea and lime scent, but there’s also an organic lemongrass option. We would have to say it's definitely heavier on the green tea than it is the lime. In fact, we really couldn’t detect the lime at all. The fragrance could be a bit overpowering, especially in the restricted space of the shower where the strong green tea scent reminded us of incense. We’re not partial to the smell of green tea, but if you don’t mind that, the fragrance probably won’t bother you.
Product Update: Scent changes
Puracy has updated its natural lemongrass scent, and we got our hands on it. The first time we tried Puracy, we found the green tea and lime scent pretty heavy for our taste. However, we tried an updated lemongrass scent and were pretty much blown away. We cleaned all three bathrooms in our house, and we truly love this scent. The formula had the same cleaning power as the original scent, but we would definitely add the lemongrass to our cleaning closet for a couple of reasons.
First, it wasn’t an overpowering lemon scent. We would call it gentle without the chemical sting of some lemon cleaners. Some cleaners almost sting your eyes. That’s not the case with the combination of lemongrass and natural ingredients. Second, the scent dissipates within about 30 minutes. Don’t get us wrong. We love a clean scent, but we appreciated that the scent disappeared. The bathrooms smelt (and looked) clean and fresh.
The lemongrass became a hit for everyone in the house. When it was our kids’ turn to clean the bathroom, they came searching it out because they liked it so much more than our regular cleaner. The scent won over scent-sensitive teens; that’s a win in our book.
Price: On target for a natural cleaner
All-natural cleaners cost more than your average household cleaner, many of which can be found for around $0.07 per ounce. Puracy comes in at over twice that amount, but it’s a fairly standard price for all-natural formulas. You can find Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner in a two-pack for around $12, which we think is reasonable.
The company also donates a portion of its proceeds to families in need so that everyone has access to all-natural products. Plus, the artwork on its bottle helps support local artists.
Competition: Harder to apply, but deeper clean
Rain-X Shower Door X-treme Clean: A formula specifically targeted to combat the challenges of a shower door will usually outperform a multi-surface cleaner like Puracy, and our testing confirmed that this one from Rain-X does. While it didn’t remove all our water stains, it removed more than Puracy. The application is laborious and time-consuming and it’s quite expensive for what you get, though, so consider what you’ll be using the cleaner for before purchasing.
Bio Clean Hard Water Stain Remover: Bio Clean presents another eco-friendly option, which we also tested, and it has some serious kick behind it. The application and cleaning take far longer than Puracy, but this one has a mild abrasive that was more effective on water stains and also removed rust. It’s a good addition to your cleaning arsenal for tough stains, but it’s not an all-purpose cleaner.
If you want an all-natural cleaner, this is a solid choice but it has its weaknesses.
Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner does a good job with grease, dust, and dirt, but it’s not going to remove the toughest, deepest stains—particularly those from hard water. Still, the lack of ammonia and bleach in the formula offers definite benefits.
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- Product Name Organic Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner
- Product Brand Puracy
- UPC 639667220553
- Price $5.99
- Weight 25 oz.
- Product Dimensions 10.5 x 2.75 x 2.75 in.
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