The HAVEN Basics

Use distilled water to blend liquid concentrates.

HAVEN has great respect for the value of water. It's a readily available, local resource, so we don't want to waste money and fossil fuels shipping it when our concentrates are so easy to blend at home!

We recommend using distilled water to top off your liquid concentrates for best performance. Tap, filtered and spring water contain trace minerals that can glom onto soap and oils and can leave behind a film. Distilled water is free of impurities and available at most any grocery store or pharmacy.

Wash and dry bottles between refills.

Taking care to wash your bottles and closures between refills ensures a nice, long life for your sprayers and dispensers. Use warm, soapy water to clean your bottles, then pump the soapy water through sprayers and closures. Dry thoroughly and refill.

HAVEN's natural liquid sprays are nontransparent and our soap is golden.

HAVEN's liquid cleaners are white in color, with some taking on the hue of the organic essential oils used in the blend. Our soap is beautifully clear and golden in hue. That's because our products contain completely natural ingredients!

Commercial brand products are clear or brightly colored because synthetic detergents and dyes are used. It takes a tremendous amount of energy and toxic chemical reactions to create cheap, transparent synthetics and most "green" brands go this route. Here at HAVEN, we're proudly pioneering a natural look!

Shake it, spray it!

Our spray products are free of chemical emulsifiers because a simple shake of the wrist is the most natural mixing tool around. Slight separation of oils is natural. Shake bottle slightly to re-blend.

Get the most out of your products.

At HAVEN, we believe that if products use high quality, natural ingredients, you won't need dozens of different cleaners for every surface in your home!

Our lean, mean product line is extremely versatile and blendable, so you can clear out the contents of your cleaning cabinet and replace it with just a few highly multipurpose products. Check out the two resources below if you want to learn more!

Creative Cleaning Guide