See how you can do 99% of Your Household Cleaning with just four natural products in our Eco Cleaning Kit. When you think of household cleaning, you probably conjure up an image of rubber gloves and an endless array of chemical cleaning products kept under the sink. However with eco cleaning products there is a new world of cleaning joy and wonder. Our selection of natural cleaning products are so effective and cost efficient that you will wonder why you havent been using them all the time.Think of all the different cleaning tasks from washing up, windows, the floors, cupboards, the cooker, the hob, the fridge, the shower screen, loos. Then think of all of the different products which are marketed for all these tasks washing up liquid, window cleaner, floor cleaners, multi-surface cleaners, oven cleaners, hob cleaner, shower screen cleaner, toilet gels. Thats a lot of chemical products, a lot of plastic and a whole lot of pollution.So how can you reduce all of this down to 4 natural cleaning products?Very easily, we have made up our eco cleaning kit so you can make the switch to eco products with one click. Or, if you prefer, you can buy the products individually. However, wed like to you fully understand our natural cleaning products first, so you can get the most out of them.Introduction to the products in our Eco Cleaning KitSoap Nuts, or Soap Berries, Soap Nut ShellsA detergent which grows on trees. Yes, these soapy fruits grow year after year, and they produce saponins (soap) in their leathery skins. After being gathered by village collectives, the fruits are de-stoned and dried. They yield a water-soluble detergent which is great for washing the clothes to replace chemical washing powder and for making a multi-surface cleaner and washing up liquid.
This soap is my go to for shiny surfaces. Soapnuts are totally skin and hair friendly and you wont need rubber gloves to use them. Ill list their many uses further on.Hemp Oil Soft SoapThis is a British oil-based soap which we make at Natural Spa Supplies from hemp seed oil and lye. Being a soft soap and having a gel-like consistency it can be used neat or diluted in water. It is a universal soap which mean it is very multipurpose as it can be used for washing and exfoliating the skin, wet shaving and for cleaning.
This soap excels at the difficult cleaning tasks such as roasting tins, burnt pans, the hob, very greasy surfaces such as the cooker hood, leather and steel. This soap prooves itself invaluable for cleaning germy things because it is a powerfully antimicrobial and along with this it is quick to deodorize surfaces. With our Hemp Oil Soap, you can deodorise your under arms in the shower in an instant and deal with puppy mess accidents and other hygiene incidents! Ill make a big list for you in a bit.Walnut Shell PowderAnother tree product, the ground shells of walnuts, have a rough but non scratching surface and we recommend adding a sprinkle at point of use for very hard tasks. The Walnut Shell Powder is also antimicrobial. Where other cleaning product had relied on microbeads which pollute the oceans and enter our food chain, walnut shell powder, fully biodegradable is a great way to add extra ooomph to your scrubbing.
ScrubbiesImagine a cleaning cloth made of cotton, a tad smaller than a face flannel, but with the textile loops which are as hard as gypsum rock. Now add some psychedelic colours to your imaginary cleaning cloth and you have a Scrubby. Just looking at a Scrubby will bring you joy, but get one in your hand and start using it and really, you will find it hard to put down. It helps speed up pretty much any cleaning task. Scrubbies are so tough that they can be washed time and time again in the washing machine at 50C returning to their bright colours.
I use a Scrubby in my kitchen many times a day to speed of washing up and to help out all round. I have more, in the bathroom and loos. My husband even has one in his shed. The Scrubby is great for cleaning the bathroom fittings, taps and the shower screen. It excels at detail cleaning, such as the little line of grime which forms between the floor and the bath panel and tiles. Most rough surfaces such as skirting boards, stone floors would shred normal cleaning pads but not the Scrubby. It can handle almost any washable surface. Do just check a small area of your surface first, to make sure the Scrubby isnt too powerful!Soapnuts usesLaundry put 3-5 soapnuts in an odd sock. Place it in the washing machine drum and do your wash. Use the Soapnuts in the sock for another 3-4 machine loads. It costs just pennies per machine load.Washing up & Surface Cleaner - Stand a handful of Soapnuts in a jug of water for an hour or so to make natural detergent. If you are in a hurry, put some Soapnuts in a jar of water with a tight-fitting lid and shake it up. You have an instant planet and hand friendly detergent. You could also strain some of the soap nut liquid into a pump spray bottle if you find it more convenient. Once you have used up the Soapnut liquid, add more water to make more! Keep going!Soapnuts can clean:
Dishes, pots, pans, glassware, mugs, cutlery no need to rinseHand washing delicate Textiles, especially silkKitchen surfaces and tablesWallsPVC, laminate and linoleum floorsTaps - it removes fine films of limescaleCupboardsRefrigerator and the exterior of other white goodsWindowsMirrorsRadiatorsPet bowlsSinkBathToilet bowl spray - use after each flush to minimize limescale build upToilet seat, lid, pedestalPlant leavesDamp dusting of electrical goods and light sockets the Soapnuts have a degree of anti-static qualities, which means your computer screen wont get dusty so quicklyDamp dusting of household ornamentsTerracotta and porous surfaces such as a Clay Amphora Water Purifier an oil based soap could block the pores, so we always use Soapnuts to these and any clay cookwareContainers used for fermenting and brewing such as kilner jars, demijohn, fermentation vesselsCars, bikes, motorbikes including windows, wheel and hubsTooth Cleaning rinse afterwardsHair washing dont let it get in the eyes as it will sting, but very good for washing greasy hair.
Hemp Oil Soap usesSoap works with heat, agitation, time and water. As we leave the hemp oil soap as a concentrate, most of the time a little water is used with the Hemp Oil Soft Soap to activate it. For heavy duty jobs, apply the Hemp Oil Soap and give the soap time to work before rinsing it away. Being a soft soap, the Hemp Oil Soap can be diluted in hot water to for cleaning large surfaces such as floors. There are many cross overs between the tasks that the Soapnuts and Hemp Oil Soap can do, so Ill list the tasks that only the Hemp Oil Soap can achieve:Hemp Soap can clean
Burnt saucepans add hot water and 1-2 teaspoon of Hemp Oil Soap, return to the heat and stir the burn away with a wooden spatula. Finish the task at the sink with a ScrubbyRoasting tins use with a ScrubbyFridges clean up surfaces with rotten food and slimeThe Kitchen Sink use with a Scrubby removes tea and coffee stains, removes grease and cleans drainer plugsThe Cat Litter TrayTraditional Floors such as flagstone, ceramic, painted wood used dilutedGlassware I used it to clean oil out of glass jugs, but it need rinsing well and then drying and polishing. Apart from these cases, Id normally use Soap Nuts to wash glassware because there is no need to rinseLeather Sofas, chairs, leather car seatsPlastic including plastic car interiors do not use on control peddles unless you rinse every trace away in case they become slippery in wet weather. Hint, the scrubby cleans all the trim details, but wring it well and hold a damp dish cloth behind it to prevent drips. Please read more about the Scrubby belowTack and Harness, Dog Leads and Collars use with Macho Fina SpongeLeather clothing use with a silk Fina spongeTeapots use with a ScrubbyPlant saucers and metal or ceramic plant pot containersPainted WindowsillsOutdoor FurnitureBird FeedersPre-treatment of grubby Cuffs and CollarsWet the soiled area, rub or scrub in the Hemp Oil Soap roll it up and leave for a while. Assess can it now go in the washing machine or go through the hand wash, or does it need another application?Shaving gives a great wet shave, reducing shaving rash and ingrown hairsExfoliating remove the dry and dead skin which cant be moisturised use with Copper and Nettle Exfoliating GloveHand and Nail HygieneGardeners and Mechanics Hand SoapMy husband dips the end of screws into the soap and says they are much easier to drill inBreadboards clean and deodorize. Nobody likes their marmalade and toast tasting of garlic heh!Cast Iron Frying Pans - it cleans and deodorizes cast iron.
The Scrubby Scouring PadScrubby techniquesThe Scrubby can be used wet or dry, but for cleaning I normally use it wet.Uses of a dry ScrubbySweep up some breadcrumbs Gather pet hair off the floor or carpet De-bobble / remove piling from woolen jumpers.Pairing up a Scrubby with a dish clothFor many cleaning tasks I hold the Scrubby with a cotton dish cloth behind it. So, for example I would use the Scrubby with the dish cloth behind it to clean the shiny front of my fridge. Then turn the cloths both over so that the dish cloth can do the final wipe to absorb any drips, prevent water marks and leave a dry shiny surface.Wet cleaning with a Scrubby
Washing Up with Soapnut solution or Hemp Oil SoapCleaning washable counters and work surfacesThe sink, taps and draining boardThe Fridge InteriorThe HobSurface Grease and Spills from the Oven, the Oven Racks and the DoorThe Cooker HoodSticky cupboard and fridge tops, mixture of grease and dust use with Hemp Oil SoapWalls best with Soapnut solution so the surface can be repainted, but dont rub too hard because the paint is softer than the ScrubbyFloors and Skirting BoardsWindows good for removing mineral films use with SoapnutsExterior paint work use the Scrubby with a gentle pressureWashable surfaces on Boats, Yachts, Caravans again do test the surface in a discrete area to make sure the Scrubby is suitableAnimal Feed Bowls and BucketsDetail Cleaning at junctions between the skirting board and floor, the toilet pedestal and floor, around table legs etcOutdoor FurnitureMany of the cleaning tasks listed above.
Once you get a Scrubby in your hand you will want to try it for all sorts of cleaning tasks.Walnut Shell Powder UsesAdd a sprinkle of the Walnut Shell Powder at point of need:
Cleaning external window covered in mineral film / hazeCleaning the Shower ScreenCleaning stains off the sink
Well I think that must be 99% of your household cleaning tasks!
These 4 natural cleaning products, Soapnuts, hemp Oil Soap, Walnut Shell Powder and our Scrubbies are very safe, extremely effective, they couldnt be any more planet friendly. We believe our products save you money and that like us, once you discover how versatile they are, you would never go back. Get You Eco Cleaning Kit capable of performing 99% of your household cleaning tasks. We really hope you gain a new pleasure from doing your Household Cleaning with our Eco Cleaning Kit and we are always here to help with you eco journey.Do reach out to us, if you need any personal support.What comes in the Eco Cleaning Kit?
75g Hemp Oil Soap150g Hemp Oil Soap250g Hemp Oil Soap
50g Walnut Shell Powder100g Walnut Shell Powder250g Walnut Shell Powder
250g Soapnuts500g Soapnuts1kg Soapnuts
1x normal Scrubby2x Scrubbies3x Scrubbies