There are many benefits to choosing environmentally-friendly cleaning products to freshen up our homes, and British-based company Ecozone has an extensive range of innovative solutions.
The entire range is vegan, with formulas incorporating plant-based ingredients to provide effective cleaning without harming the planet or any creature living on it. Here’s a guide to some of the key benefits of going green while you clean.
Fresh laundry the natural way
Those with sensitive skin will know how difficult it can be to find a laundry detergent which doesn’t cause irritation and, more often than not, the best option is to avoid products made up of harsh chemicals, reverting back to nature with a plant-based option instead. Ecozone has an extensive range of laundry products, many of which are hypoallergenic and Allergy UK approved.
The popular Ecoballs are an innovative alternative to traditional detergents. Simply fill the ball provided with small pellets made of a combination of minerals and other plant-based ingredients, which lift dirt from fabrics and keep water soft to ensure an effective clean. They work well at low temperatures and can be used without a rinse cycle, cutting down on energy and water usage.
Alternatively, try Soap Nuts, a completely natural and organic product which grows on trees in tropical climates around the world. They have been used for thousands of years as a natural washing detergent; they’re gentle on skin and clothes, biodegradable and reusable up to four times, making them more economical than traditional detergent too.
Natural drain maintenance
Blocked drains are a nuisance and many of the unblocking solutions available tend to be an ineffective concoction of chemicals which pollute the water system, inevitably putting aquatic life at risk. Ecozone has a natural maintenance solution in the form of its Enzymatic Drain Cleaning Sticks. Whereas most un-blockers are caustic, causing them to erode pipework over time, the sticks use powerful natural bacteria and enzymes to break down almost any organic matter, preventing blockages occurring and bad odors. Just pop one of the sticks through the plug hole once a month to ensure that no nasty blockages build up.
A biodegradable waste solution
Ecozone’s new Bin Liners are a much greener option compared with traditional plastic bin bags thanks to the use of d2w, an additive that, when added to petroleum-based plastic, renders it degradable. This means that they will disappear completely in a short space of time, leaving no methane, fragments or harmful residues. And for those making their own compost at home or simply doing their bit by recycling food waste, Ecozone’s Caddy Liners are completely compostable, biodegradable and tear resistant.
Non-toxic spray cleaners
Although we expect them to keep our homes clean and safe, many of the traditional cleaning products we use could actually be causing us harm, as chemical ingredients linger in the air, on surfaces and in appliances after use and can contribute to a number of health issues. Ecozone has a selection of sprays for all areas of the home, ranging from an anti-bacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner to Limescale Remover and Window & Glass Cleaner, all of which are based on eco and natural ingredients, making them safer to use and creating a healthier environment at home.