Simple Tools for timeless tasks
Bon Ami was originally developed as a gentle alternative to the gritty quartz-based scouring powders on store shelves in the 1880s. An enterprising young man noticed that the tools used to separate the unused feldspar mineral from the harder quartz were as shiny as silver. Bon Ami was born taking that waste product — feldspar — and mixing it with soap to make a cleanser that polished away dirt and stains without scratching. These days we call that “zero waste.” Back then it was a thrifty way to make a better cleanser.
The same ideas are at work again. The Bon Ami formula has been updated for contemporary kitchen surfaces and contemporary sensibilities. The ingredients are simple, effective, and proudly listed right on the package. Bon Ami is always biodegradable, nontoxic and hypoallergenic.
The look is inspired by the Bon Ami heritage. You may recognize the red banner; you’ll certainly recognize the newly hatched chick that is an American icon. Both are back in a bold update on a classic. With high post-consumer waste content in its packaging, once again, Bon Ami has a use for something others have tossed away. And we don't stop there. Our labels and adhesive are the most compatible with the recycle stream. So go ahead and feel good about these plastic bottles.