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Bon Ami Brings Back 125-Year-Old Cleaning Cake To Celebrate Anniversary, Commitment To Non-Toxic Ingredients
KANSAS CITY, MO. – May 26, 2011 Bon Ami is celebrating its 125th anniversary by issuing a limited run of its original 1886 Formula Cleaning Cake, once a staple in households across America.
A symbol of the company’s long-standing commitment to natural ingredients, only 1,886 cakes are available, sold online at www.bonami.net and www.alice.com while supplies last. Made from the same recipe of ground feldspar and tallow soap developed in the 1880s, the cakes are pressed, cured and cut into bars by hand.
Bon Ami has a tradition of thoughtful, thrifty products. In the late 19th century, most household cleansers were harsh and abrasive. Bon Ami’s innovation came from taking the softer mineral feldspar, a waste product from quartz mining, and combining it with mild tallow soap to create a cleanser that polished away dirt and stains but was also gentle on surfaces and people.
While the cake fell out of favor in more modern times, the recent cultural return to both thrift and thoughtful home keeping, and steady requests by fans to bring back the product inspired Bon Ami to make a limited batch.
Like the 1886 Original Formula Cleaning Powder, available in can-form year-round in hardware stores, the Cleaning Cake is a household workhorse, cleaning old glass windows, tile, stainless steel, mirrors and pots and pans, yet it’s simple ingredients are biodegradable. To use on most surfaces, simply wipe a damp sponge or cloth across the cleaning cake, then use the cloth to clean. Then rinse with water until the shine comes through. No paper towels required – just a little elbow grease. One cake is good for hundreds of cleanings.
“Households used this product for more than a century. It’s not only effective, it’s truly one of the most thrifty and ecological products for cleaning,” said Carolyn Beaham West, Bon Ami’s brand ambassador and a member of the family owners. “It requires no fancy technology to use, has minimal, recyclable packaging, is versatile and lasts for months.”
The cakes are sold for $9.99 packaged in a beautifully designed paper box, which uses no glues or sealants. A commemorative tin with a cleaning cloth will be available later this summer for $14.99.
About Bon Ami
Founded in 1886, Bon Ami weathered the Great Depression, chemical revolution and an endless stream of fads by keeping its products simple. The Bon Ami anniversary 1886 Formula Cleaning Cake joins a full line of natural household cleaners, which last year grew to include liquid cleanser, all purpose spray and dish soap, in addition to the popular flagship “yellow can” Powder Cleanser and “red can” 1886 Formula Cleaning Powder. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Bon Ami is an independent, family-owned company. Its products are available in hardware stores and grocery stores nationwide.
For more information about Bon Ami visit www.bonami.com and www.facebook.com/bonamiclean.
“April is like the holiday season for folks interested in green living. With the official Earth Day being on April 22, the month is jam-packed with local festivals, volunteer opportunities and kid-friendly events to help you mark the 41st anniversary of the annual appreciation day for the planet.
If you want to kick off the month at what is billed as “the nation’s premier sustainability event,” make your way to San Francisco on April 9-10 for the 10th Annual Green Festival, held at the Concourse Exhibition Center.”
San Francisco – March 23, 2011 The Women’s Earth Alliance is celebrating its life-giving work at their 5-Year Anniversary Gala “Unlocking the Future” on Wednesday, May 18th at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
Guests will be inspired by special guest speakers, enjoy live music and singing, experience powerful multimedia and share a delicious dinner prepared by Back to Earth Organic Catering.
Each day as WEA works steadily to fulfill its vision to implement 6 trainings with grassroots women leaders in India, Africa and North America in 2011. While weather patterns change and economies struggle, WEA women are bringing forward crucial leadership to address issues of water, food, land and climate change - unlocking a thriving future.
Purchase tickets today, as there is limited seating. Also, please see opportunities to be on the 5th Anniversary Host Committee here.
The Women’s Earth Alliance May 18th promises to be a night to remember!
For more event information, visit the Women’s Earth Alliance online.