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How to be an Eco- Home

Its great that beauty products no longer use micro-beads. Beauty products have developed with organic and natural ingredients. Even make up has gone eco friendly with biodegradable glitter and more.

Now it’s the turn of the eco clean home. The National Trust has a range of products to make your home an eco home. From laundry products to furniture polish, these products are super environmentally friendly.

Safe for people, animals and the water ecosystem.

Maureen Nandini Mitra writes in the Earth Island Journal (2012) that: “Regular laundry detergents are bad for the environment — most of us know this by now. Detergents don’t completely biodegrade. They contaminate our water supplies, rivers and oceans with toxic heavy metals like cadmium and arsenic. Studies have shown that phosphates, a common ingredient in detergents, builds up in waterways and lead to eutrophication. These are big algal blooms that can starve fish and other plant life of oxygen.”

The National Trust laundry range uses over 70% organic ingredients and comes packaged in 100% bioplastic bottles. Above all its a combination of natural ingredients that have a divine lavender scent. You’ll find the laundry range is vegan, allergy friendly and cruelty free. It is Also phosphate free and contains ZERO

  • GM
  • SLES/SLS/ALS/ALES
  • chlorine bleach
  • optical brighteners
  • gluten
  • alcohol and enzymes.
  • WOW!!

Polish up on your natural products!

This wonderful citrus furniture polish is has 92% organic ingredients. As with the other products in the range it comes in 100% bioplastic bottles. As a result the National Trust commit to sustainable and ethical cleaning solutions is second to non. The reason we love this furniture polish, along with the other cleaning products, is that its certified by the

  • Soil Association
  • Cruelty Free International
  • Allergy UK
  • The Vegan Society.

Wash up naturally.

The Citrus washing up liquid is again uses natural and organic ingredients. As with other products in the range it comes in 100% bioplastic bottles. We love this product. Firstly the liquid works brilliantly. Secondly it smells great and has the zesty scents of sweet orange oil, sparkling lime and rosemary. Finally you’ll find it is free from

  • GM, SLES/SLS/ALS/ALES
  • chlorine bleach
  • optical brighteners
  • gluten
  • alcohol, enzymes and phosphates.
Citrus washing up liquid
Citrus washing up liquid

Get Fresh, Get Minty

We love the minty- freshness of this multi surface spray. Go on and attack those surfaces with this eco multi spray. The organic and natural ingredients comes in 100% bioplastic bottles! First you get peppermint, spearmint & rosemary which createS a crisp, cool yet zingy aroma. Secondly the freshness and sparkles that follows.

This product is certified by the Soil Association, Cruelty Free International, Allergy UK and The Vegan Society. And finally it is suitable for all sealed surfaces, granite, ceramics, tiles, acrylic showers/baths or sealed wood. What more could you ask for?

Mint multi surface cleaner
Mint multi surface cleaner

All of these fabulous products, and there are more, come from a family run business in Somerset. Greenscents use Exmoor water and Fair-trade essential oils to give their products such uplifting scents.

How you can help clean up…

Detergents cause a huge potential harm to our water system, washing up or washing clothes. With this range of wonderful products we can all do our bit to help keep nasties out of our ecosystem. There are many other products that are eco-friendly available from the National Trust. We love the GuppyFriend Washing bag. This helps keep micro waste out of our seas.

Guppyfriend Washing Bag
Guppyfriend Washing Bag

And if you’re looking for more ways to help our planet, check out this book: How To Go Plastic Free. Eco tips for busy people!

Now you have no excuse to turn your home into an Eco Home!

Happy scrubbing!

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