6.11.12

Greenscents, brilliant cleaning, naturally

I have mentioned before that I prefer buying household cleaners that have reduced chemicals, are cruelty free and environmentally friendly. I have previously written about MethodAstonish Oven Cleaner and I recently switched my fabric conditioner to Ecover. Thanks to a tweet (sorry I forget who that was) I discovered Greenscents. As luck would have it they contacted me to see if I would like to sample some products.
Greenscents, brilliant cleaning, naturally
Greenscents is a family business based in Somerset. Christina established the business because her family has allergies, sensitivities and food intolerances.

"We have made our range from the most natural ingredients available and all our products are Soil Association certified (no other company has done this).  We only use organic essential oils in our fragranced products and our ‘nonscents’ range with no fragrance is designed for people with allergies, babies & young children. We should have our BUAV certification within a month and our plan is to go on and get Allergy UK approval for our nonscents range."

The range of products consists of multi-surface spray, washing up liquid, floor soap, loo cleaner, liquid laundry and conditioner.  Depending on the product you select the fragrance options are Citrus, Herbal, Lavender, Minty or unfragranced (nonscent). I received citrus washing up liquid, minty multi surface spray and lavender laundry conditioner.  I opted to test fragranced products because I know I can use lavender on my skin and I always wear rubber gloves when cleaning.

Many years ago I switched to environmentally friendly washing up liquid so I've tried several brands. The first thing you notice about the Greenscents liquid is the lovely citrus aroma. You can expect the usual amount of soap suds. Check out the pictures above to see the product in action. It certainly does cleans my dishes and oven trays. I am impressed and my boyfriend made the same comment. 

I am enjoying using the minty surface cleaner in the kitchen. It has a fantastic punchy mint aroma which lingers. The fragrance definitely evokes the feeling of cleanliness and freshness. It cleans away spills easily without the need for effort even if it's sticky fruit juice or grease splatters. Overall, I really like this product, it does impress me. I think it is just as good if not better than the Lavender surface spray from Method. 

The laundry conditioner has a wonderful aroma. What has impressed me is you can still pick up on the scent after tumble drying.  The ultimate test for me is on towels and this leaves then just as soft as other brands I have tried. The one minor petty flaw is measuring out the quantity. You are instructed to use 30mls and I was pretty clueless as to how much that was. I have always had products where the measurement is a capful. Christina has informed me that 2 capfuls is roughly the amount you require. To give you an idea of what I am talking about I pictured above a cap from Ecover fabric conditioner (yellow on left) and the Greenscents cap is on the right (clear). 

How do these products compare on price? You are going to pay a little more than the high street but if you are concerned about the environment, your skin and animal testing I think you would be willing to spend a little more. You are also supporting a British business. The washing up liquid is £2.80 (500ml), multi surface spray £3.95 (750ml) and laundry conditioner £4.25 (750ml).  I think it is money well spent. I am impressed with the quality and performance of the products I have tested. 

Greenscents have been kind enough to provide me with a discount for my followers.  You can receive 20% off your first order and if you purchase 6 bottles delivery is FREE.  You need to quote “sugarpuffish” when ordering. Click here to view the Greenscents Website.

Let me know what you think as it is always nice to get reader feedback :-)




Disclaimer - PR samples, 100% my own opinions, links are not affiliated, I do not earn commission from sales via the discount code

4 comments:

  1. These sound great, will definitely be looking more into the products, especially the washing up liquid :)

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    1. That's great, let me know if you buy anything :)

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  2. I try to use more natural cleaning products too :) If you're using natural everything else, it just makes sense to do the same with what you clean with! Not to mention the fumes given off by some mainstream cleaners...awful!

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    1. Totally agree with you regarding the fumes, I've always had to be careful of that as makes it difficult to breathe sometimes which can be a worry.

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