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On the more technical side, there are two main reasons why DIY do not compare to professional made cleaning products: separation and efficiency.
Separation refers to the settling of various ingredients at the bottom of a bottle, while the liquid portion remains at the top. This "separation" can severely reduce the effectiveness of the cleaning product, depending on how long the ingredients have been apart. Many homemade cleaning recipes will inevitably lead to separation if they are left to sit for a even a few hours.
While many do-it-yourself recipes are highly effective at doing light surface cleaning, we've found that it still requires a professional-grade cleaning product to effectively combat that tougher dirt. Why is this the case? It's simple: there are ingredients in professional-manufactured products that would be difficult to replicate in the home for a similar effect. For example, AspenClean uses limestone in our SuperScrub powder. Limestone is 100% natural, and is a gentle abrasive, meaning that it helps loosen tough dirt and grime that would be difficult to remove otherwise. While "mainstream" companies might prefer a harsh chemical abrasive, AspenClean chose to continue natural ingredients. Don't take our word for it-we're EcoCert certified.
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So while AspenClean does not discourage home-making cleaning products from time to time, our research and experience indicates that it does require a professionally-produced cleaning product to thoroughly clean the home, once in a while. Do-it-yourself solutions might be helpful in between regular cleanings, but they're no substitution for years of careful research and development.