EcoDiscoveries (“Safe has an effective side”) sent me samples of their products to review, so with the amount of cleaning I’ve had to do since moving to a new house it was perfect timing.
My first test was in the bathroom. EcoDiscoveries have two products for there, bathroom cleaner and tub & tile soap scum remover, so it makes sense to take a look at both at once. Below is a picture of the bath/shower when I first moved it. To be fair on the previous owners this was actually caused by contractors and painters, rather than the occupants themselves!
At risk of spoiling the surprise ending, it all worked great. While looking and smelling the same, the two cleaning products do actually contain slightly different ingredients, with tub & tile containing organic salts to help remove soap scum (worked great on the shower door too), and the bathroom cleaner contains naturally-derived soil emulsifiers.Both contain water and plant-derived surfactants. And that’s the total of the ingredients, no ammonia, fragrances, chlorine, phosphates, dyes, acid, petroleum or animal testing.
EcoDiscoveries themselves won Champion Status for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative. They have established two categories for recognition under SDSI: Champion and Partner. Champion status is the highest level of recognition offered under SDSI and has been awarded to EcoDiscoveries for their continuing commitment to developing eco-safe products.
They also make other cleaners that I’ll be taking a look at, such as: Moldzyme penetrates to remove mold at the source, eliminating stains and odors; AirZyme fragrance free spray eliminates odor and protects indoor air quality; Multizyme, the only safe and effective multipurpose solution on the market (apparently!); Glass for ammonia free, fragrance free, and streak free windows and mirrors; Kitchen is safe around food and family; Nursery is especially effective, gentle, innovative, and odorless.
As with our reviews of other cleaners, it proves that you don’t have to have all that toxic, potentially unhealthy stuff in your cleaners to get things clean.