As you can imagine, I receive a lot of parcels. One thing that impresses me is a company that reuses newspaper for shipping instead of packing peanuts. I was pleased when my parcel arrived from Ecover containing their Ecological toilet bowl cleaner and 2 different dish washing liquids, one in Chamomile and Marigold and the other in Grape Fruit and Green Tea packaged in shredded flyers and newspapers. I like it when they actually don't shred the newspaper as well. Sometimes, I find it enjoyable to read those newspapers. It is a slice of life from away and when you can hold it in your hand and feel its tangibility... it is special.
Ecological toilet bowl cleaner and used it on my own toilet. The consistency is thinner then about every toilet bowl cleaner I have used previously. While my husband says thinner isn't always better, with this product I disagree. I found the thinning allowed it to spread around the bowl easier. I will say though, that I dislike the design of the nozzle. Since the consistency is thin, extra care is needed to keep the product in the bottle. If every the packaging gets redesigned I would personally recommend a smaller sized nozzle to offer more control to the consumer. I do love the pine scent, it is a nice fresh scent for a toilet. This cleaner succeed wonderful in the Quick clean test. The real test was when I left in on the toilet overnight to see if it helped with tough hard water stain. While it didn't remove it completely (only 1 has come close) it did manage to shrink it down in size. I am pleased.
Herbal Dish Soap in Chamomile and Marigold and it was miraculous. I only needed one single drop in the water.... at first there weren't any suds but then I agitated the water and I was very surprised to find that I got a lot more suds than I anticipated. Now, I should state that the dish soaps do contain surfactants and that is a grey area for some groups of people who feel that surfactants (or detergents) aren't natural as they have a tendency to deplete the skin of its natural oils (and more depending on what the surfactant in question). Other groups believe that unless it contains a detergent it doesn't actually clean.Two entirely different schools of thought and neither is any more right than the other. Many of you are going to be excited to find that this product's surfactants are plant based, not synthetic and are available at a very comparable price to those available in your local supermarket.
I must say, I really enjoy the scent of the Grapefruit and Green tea Dish Soap the best.
The Chamomile and Marigold smells good but the smell of the grapefruit is very uplifting.
That is nice, especially considering how dismal it has been weather
wise around my area so far this year. Ecover has offered one of my readers exactly what I reviewed. So you will receive the toilet bowl cleaner and both dish soaps to try out for yourself!
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Disclaimer: I received this products from Ecover for my honest opinions. All opinions expressed are my own.