Poppy's Naturally Clean made the decision to seek out a third party verification company to evaluate all the ingredients in our products, because we feel that it is important for us to stand by the claim that all of our products are "certified" non toxic, chemical-free, biodegradable, and compostable.
Sadly, there are no laws at this time as per label content for cleaning products. Therefore, many companies will put on their labels key words such as: Green, Eco-friendly, Natural, Organic, Biodegradable, Compostable, etc... yet these products are far from these claims!
Our suggestion is to read the ingredients listed on the labels:
**If Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the 2nd or 3rd ingredient on the list, then there is too high of a percentage of this chemical in it and it can become harmful to those with skin sensitivities, as it is a known skin irritant.
**If you see the words "fragrance" or "parfum" then there could be up to 2000 different chemicals in the product. Essential Oils are best to use for scent.
**If you notice long words that are hard to pronounce, especially at the end of the ingredient list, these are most likely chemical preservatives.
**Just because some of the "bigger" more well know companies, that have been around for decades, have been marketed as being "natural" products, DO NOT believe it! Again, read the ingredients.
**Avoid any products that are tested on animals! This is cruel and unnecessary.
We chose to use the third party verification company Natural Verifiers. More information about this company can be found at:
In addition, our products have been analyzed by the non-profit Leaping Bunny to be cruelty free (no animal testing) and vegan. Animal testing is an unnecessary practice and we are proud to take a stand against it.