Thursday, 25 August 2011

Nature Direct - here's to healthy housework

Just a short post about Nature Direct (because I like to be thorough). This is a direct-selling organisation specialising in non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaning solutions.

One of the mandates of the company is to educate people about the nasty toxins some people spread around their homes, disguised as air-fresheners, insect spray or bathroom cleaners (to name a few). If you read the fine print or directions on many common products, you start to wonder why on earth you would use them. (I feel this way about bleach -- fume masks and tough gloves are recommended. Why would you put yourself through that?)

So it's not just about the environment -- it's about our health as well.

All Nature Direct products are pH-neutral and made from 100% natural ingredients. They are not expensive. My only complaint is that there are not enough options. At the moment you can get a heavy-duty cleaner (for bathrooms, kitchens etc), spray-and-wipe cleaner, glass cleaner, carpet/upholstery/prewash solution, and the 'EnviroMist' spray, which is a spray disinfectant. There is also the immensely wonderful EnviroAir, which bubbles away in the corner deodorising and cleansing the air circulated around a room. I think they could do with adding some dishwashing detergent as well as laundry detergent to the range.

I am still a pretty big Enjo user, but am now supplementing with some Nature Direct products. I just don't understand how anyone could use bleach et al after they've seen the alternative.


3 comments:

  1. do they have an option for cleaning the toilet? that's probably the only area where I'm a bit suss on Enjo doing the job ...

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  2. They recommend using the heavy duty cleaner.

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  3. I am an enjo fan and am having my first Nature Direct party this month! I am a bit excited. When I do need to buy cleaners I stick to earths choice but am suss on how "friendly" they actually are!

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