Ecovering a new way to clean, Part 2……..
In the second part of my review of Ecover cleaning products, I will be looking at their Amongst the Flowers Fabric Conditioner and Triple Action Toilet Cleaner. (www.ecoverdirect.com)
I remember the days when I did a couple of loads of washing a week….. ahhhhh long distant memory. Nowadays, thanks to my two children under 5, I seem to have a load on everyday…..on a good day. I have, up until recently, been using a fabric conditioner from my local supermarket. It is meant to be for sensitive skin and does the job.
Part of my Ecover booty was the Amongst the Flowers Fabric Conditioner. This fully biodegradable fabric conditioner continues Ecover’s work with plant based ingredients. It was super soft on the skin and also on clothes it conditioned. It then comes as no surprise that it has been dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and is suitable for septic tanks. You know how some detergents and fabric softeners just smell like….detergent….this one definitely smells less synthetic. The floral fragrance was mild and left a subtle scent. If you want an overpowering fragrance being left behind on your clothes, this is not the fabric softener for you. I personally like it. I also like the bottle itself for a number of reasons. It is compact in size. The measurement cap does not leak down the side of the bottle after you have replaced it either!
As I rule I don’t tend to iron clothes…unless I have to…..but my clothes did not appear wrinkly after using Amongst the Flowers, even after some had been in the tumble dryer. Another great product from Ecover which includes no petrochemicals in the ingredients. Definitely Fifi Friendly
Ingredients: – >30% Water, 5-15% cationic surfactants,<5% perfume (contains linalool, citronellol), preservative (sorbic acid), magnesium chloride.
Last on my Ecover list was the Triple Action Toilet Cleaner- in Pine Fresh. This opaque coloured liquid did not smell of bleach or have the vapours of bleach. Ten points straight away. It was really easy to dispense around the rim and also in the toilet. This toilet cleaner did not just disappear after the first flush, it continued to cling to the toilet and produce a soft foam. The fragrance was pine like….what a shocker given it’s name….but again it was a fresh and natural smell. Suitable for septic tanks, it claimed to clean, decalcify and freshen. There were no petrochemical ingredients involved and it did all it set out to do. I also had peace of mind letting the children use the toilet after cleaning.
Great product, I will continue to use. Fifi Friendly, without a doubt. Toilet looks clean and I am not flushing chemical nasties down the pan.
Ingredients:->30%: Water, <5%: non-ionic surfactants, citric acid, citrate, xanthan gum, perfume (type: pine; contains: limonene, linalool)
The bleach is banned and the Fifi Friendly household. We have wholeheartedly moved over to a more natural way of cleaning. Yes, these products can be more expensive than the chemical ridden alternatives, unless you buy when there are deals on, but they are great quality natural products. What I love about Ecover is how they fuse their high standards in environmental and ethical concerns with the great cleaning ability of their natural products. They have taken on board the remarkable cleaning strength that nature has and produce products that allow us, as consumers, to clean without the use of petrochemicals, SLS foaming agents, artificial fragrances and all manner of other toxins.
Each of the products I have tried are safe on my skin, clean well and do not harm the wider ecosystem. How can you argue with that!! My days of sitting out the cleaning are sadly over.