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The essential cleaning products for a toxic-free home.

3rd March 2020

A new wave of cleaning companies are cleaning up the industry.

As we step into March and enter spring cleaning week, it’s a time to scrub, clean, and dust the remnants of winter away with the detergents at your disposal – all of which promise a sanitised, germ-free home.

But at what cost?

When it comes to your health, everyday cleaning products can sometimes do more harm than good due to the hidden toxins within its solution. Some, such as ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), can’t easily break down in the natural environment, making them harmful pollutants that can potentially cause anything between nausea and kidney damage. Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), on the other hand, can escape into the environment and adversely affect breast milk, blood, urine, and even underlying conditions like asthma.

Luckily, there are a few companies that have caught on to these hazardous chemicals and vow to provide every household with nothing but natural and eco-friendly products. The best part about it is the growing popularity of toxic-free products, which means many have started to notice the difference between the conventional cleaning products full of phosphates and phosphonates, and the plant-based ingredients found in health-conscious brands.

So, if you’re looking to do some spring cleaning this week, here are 3 companies on Farmdrop that will leave your home blooming with natural, fragrant scents for the months to come.

Method

Method is a cleaning company with a straightforward mission: happy, healthy homes where clean doesn’t come with eye-watering, breath-holding side effects. They are determined to detox British homes with naturally derived ingredients, all of which are not tested on animals and are safe for your family and furry companions. And if you were to summarise what Method’s ideology is, it would be something along the lines of: “do unto your home as you would do unto you”.

The brand offers an extensive range of handwashes, all-surface sprays, bathroom cleaners, and laundry detergents. Their indulging fragrances of pomegranate, mint, lavender, citrus, or even yuzu will leave your home smelling like never before. But their all-purpose floor cleaner, a gentle balance between lemon and ginger, smells so good that you’ll practically want to eat off the floor. We don’t recommend it, but it’s good to know this no-wax formula is non-toxic and biodegradable!

Delphis Eco

Delphis Eco is a company full of sound ambition, aiming to become the world’s leading innovator of ecological cleaning products. Their goal is to minimise waste, pollution, and natural resource depletion at every stage, without compromising on effectiveness, your health or the environment. They call this ‘Greendustrial Strength’: the power to remove the toughest dirt, the safety for the gentlest hands, and the greenness to protect the world.

Each Delphis Eco product comes with its unique purpose, whether it’s to remove limescale, clean ceramic and induction hobs, or clean glass and stainless steel. With Delphis, there’s a product for every corner of your home, leaving you toxic-free with every step you take.

One of their most popular products on our website, the Eco Washing Powder, is just the thing you need for this spring cleaning: a specially formulated washing powder that’s tough on heavy stains whilst gentle on fabric, leaving your laundry fresh, bright, and with a pleasant aroma.

KINN Living

The story of KINN is one of family, and it all began in 1993 with the one and only: Marie Lavabre.

As a mother, Marie got deeply invested in the products she was using in her home and for her new-born daughter, and having spent a good portion of her life on her family’s farm in the South of France, she understood the importance of organic products and their toxic-free benefits – especially for skincare.

As the years went by, what started as a mission to create organic body care expanded into an opportunity to create cleaning products, when they discovered a family run business in the UK willing to turn their idea of vegan plant-based, and effective, cleaning products into reality. Now, they are producing top-of-the-line cleaners which use pure essential oils that are chosen for their natural anti-bacterial properties.

“We founded KINN because we think that if we’re looking after what we put on our skin, it also makes sense to look after what we use in our homes. Our ethos is Clean Beauty™ for you, your family and your home.” – Marie & Sophie Lavabre.

If you’ve already set your eyes on Method’s floor cleaner, and Delphis Eco’s washing powder, then what you need for this year’s spring-cleaning is Kinn Living’s Eco Kitchen Cleaner, a spray that’s safe to use on all surfaces, and comes in sweet orange or lavender and rosemary.

You can view all our splendid cleaning products at farmdrop.com/london/household/cleaning-cupboard 

Happy cleaning! 

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