Bar Keepers Friend takes our environment seriously. We use fewer, yet higher-quality ingredients in our oxalic acid cleansers so you can use them with the confidence that Bar Keepers Friend is safe for what you clean and who you clean it for.
Our cleansers were originally formulated with an acidic compound found in rhubarb after a chemist noticed how clean his pot became when he boiled the plant. Over 100 years later, we’re still committed to oxalic acid cleansers because of their unique gentle but effective results.
Oxalic acid cleansers are acidic instead of alkaline, which makes our products more effective against rust, tarnish, oxidation, mineral scale, hard water, and lime deposits than most other cleaning products. Unlike other acidic cleaners, Bar Keepers Friend doesn’t use fillers or bleaches, making our products biodegradable and safe for septic systems.