It’s great when manufacturers put real care into cleaning products.
I’ve been reading about Ecover products. What first caught my eye were their washing up liquids, powerful against grease as you’d expect, but adding whey milk to the ingredients for sensitive hands is a touch of genius.
Then there’s the multi-action wipes, which are handy for cleaning all sorts of surfaces with just an antibacterial wipe, but it’s even more clever that the same plant and mineral ingredients that make the tissues mean that you can throw them on the compost pile when you’re done.
Ecover specialise in ecologically sound products with 30 years of care that covers thinking about everything from sensitive skin to the spin off effects of chemicals on aquatic life. They’ve actually got a huge range of household cleaning products which are both economical and eco-friendly.
There are unique products like the only ecological laundry gel on the market or oven cleaners which won’t gas you out when you use them.
Even the fragrances are powered by nature, which is how it should be when you think about it. Tough on dirt while kind to your family and the planet… that’s the Ecover mindset.
How would you connect the words ‘green’ and ‘strong’?
Jolly Green Giant? The Incredible Hulk? Celtic Football Club?
How about an oak tree or a crocodile? Perhaps the whole Amazon forest?
Now we’re talking…
Method’s household cleaning sprays have always impressed me because they’re designed to be powerful, but everything in them is good for the environment. In fact, pretty much everything in them is made from plants or minerals.
The idea being that the sprays are non-toxic but efficient.
However, how easy is it really to associate the idea of green with power? So Method have been putting their scientific wizardry to use to create what they call a “Powergreen” formulation.
That means their cleaning products are stronger than ever, while remaining kind to the environment and to you. If their amazing just-a-drop laundry liquids are anything to go by then you can trust that Method are on to something good.
Lip balm, polish, crayons, sealant, waterproofing and lubricant to name a few.
But the really interesting thing for me is that burning beeswax candles is believed to ionise the air and rid it of pollutants and so it’s useful to people with skin and breathing sensitivities.
Beeswax also burns very slowly and produces a honeyed scent and, of course, it’s a natural substance straight from mother nature.
Candles Naturally make beautiful coral like beeswax candles with attention to environmental sustainability. The coral structure glows like a lantern while the wax burns down inside, leaving the elegant structure of the shell behind.
True to their environmental instincts they only harvest the wax after the bees have left the hive so that no bees are harmed in the process.
The company makes a lot more besides beeswax candles too, including Coconut Shell Candle with essential oils made from sustainable soy oil, which burns for approximately 40 hours!