Stew Lawrence, CEO of CleanWell, a maker of botanical home cleaning products, joins Earth911 to talk about safe and natural spring cleaning. We’ve been using several CleanWell products; read our review. The company uses a plant-based Thymol disinfectant in its products, which has been recognized to be an antiseptic for centuries. In laboratory tests, it killed 99.9% of germs and viruses, and the EPA certified it for use against the virus that causes COVID-19. CleanWell does not use alcohol, bleach, ammonia, phosphates, or quarternary ammonium — all common ingredients in home cleaning products that range from being poisonous to a source of endocrine system disruption and water pollution.
Lawrence shares the story of CleanWell’s founding and the turnaround he executed on joining as CEO in 2016. We also talk with Lawrence about CleanWell’s plan to replace its single-use plastic packaging. The company is testing new packaging. We also get some ideas about how to do a complete spring housecleaning without toxic chemicals.