More about our Eco Friendly cleaning range
Have you actually thought about the products that you clean with around your home?
Have you looked at the packaging to see exactly what's in the products and what you're cleaning your home with or washing your clothes and hands with?
If not then I set you a challenge to take a look at the back of some of the cleaning products in your home and do a little google search of some of the ingredients; I think you may think again before using them, especially when there are more friendlier versions out there that do just as good a job or even better!
You may have read on the packaging that "this product may cause irritation if inhaled or comes in contact with eyes". This is because many of the household cleaning products that you use around the home contain something called "Volitile Organic Compounds" or more commonly known as "VOC's".
There are numerous VOCs in everyday household products, although this may not always be clear from the ingredient label. The most common VOCs in our homes, with documented effects on human health, include :
- Glycol ethers (2-butoxyethanol)
- Hydrocarbons (Benzene, Toluene)
- Chlorinates (Carbon Tetrachloride, Tetrachloroethylene)
- Terpenes (Limonene)
- Phthalates (Butylbenzyl Phthalate, Dibutyl Phthalate)
- Isothiazolinones (Methylisothiazolinone (MI), Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), and Benzisothiazolinone (BIT)
Some of these ingredients can attribute to health and skin problems such as asthma and eczema, endocrine and immune disruption and can even contribute to some cancers as these products are carcingogenic!
Now hopefully I have you attention, because at Refill-It we have a range of cleaning products that are natural and chemical free and are actually made here in Yorkshire.
"We don't use Parabens, Chlorine Bleaches, Thiazolinones, Sulphites, Methylisothiazolinone (CMIT), Gluten, SLS, ALS, ALES, Formaldehyde or Phosphates." Source: www.miniml.co.uk
All their products are plant based formulas so in turn are Vegan and also cruelty free.
They also offer a complete closed loop system, which means that when you refill your bottles from home at Refill It and the 20l drums are empty, we return them and they are washed and reused by the team at Miniml.
There are also many other products that can be used around the home and work place which have natural anti bacterial properties and clean just as good and in come cases better than those with all the chemicals in. Lemon juice form making chrome shone is a good one, used alongside vinegar and Bi carb, they not only keep limescale at bay on those pesky taps, since we live in a hard water area, they are in fact a much cheaper alternative than chemical laced cleaners.