What is Organic September?
Organic September is the Soil Association's annual event to make people more aware of the benefits of organic products including food, health and beauty. Find out more about Organic September on the Soil Association website.
Follow the Soil Association on Twitter and use the hashtag #OrganicSeptember.
Why clean green?
Chemical cocktail effect
In your home you and your family are exposed to 100s of chemicals every day. This chemical cocktail is a combination of chemicals from furniture, cleaning products, health and beauty products and more. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing how the millions of combinations of chemicals will react together and how they will affect us in the future. By using green cleaning products, you can reduce this chemical cocktail and help protect your family's future health.
Less harmful to you and your family
Green cleaning products are usually less harmful than many conventional cleaning products if they come into contact with your skin or eyes or are accidentally swallowed. If you've ever used a cleaning product which has made you cough or affected your breathing, you don't have to. Eco-friendly cleaning products are much better for your health.
Less harmful to our environment
Eco cleaning products are less harmful to our environment and wildlife. Many chemicals washed down our drains end up in rivers, streams and the sea. For example, the contraception pill has caused fish to change sex, as urine containing chemicals from the pill end up in rivers.
Green cleaning products
I'm really pleased to have teamed up with Big Green Smile, one of my favourite eco-friendly and organic online stores, this Organic September to share with you some organic products. So if you're looking to change the way you clean and reduce the potentially harmful chemicals in your home, here are some suggestions to get you started.
Bentley Organic Kitchen & Surface Cleaner
Bentley Organic Kitchen and Surface Cleaner is suitable for all hard washable surfaces. I've been using it in my kitchen and found it to be an good multi-purpose cleaner and like that it's also a safe and effective germ killer. Unlike many standard kitchen and surface cleaners, this doesn't have a horrible chemical smell or make me cough. (Cleaning products which make you cough or choke can't be good for your health.) It has a faint orange scent and doesn't leave a chemical residue behind which you do get with some other cleaners. It's safe for your family, your home and the environment but is proven to kill 99.9% of household germs including bacteria such as E-coli, Listeria and Salmonella.
- Soil Association Certified (made with 90% organic ingredients)
- Vegan Society approved
- 100% naturally derived ingredients
- No bleach, phosphates or sulphates
- Antibacterial formula leaves surfaces hygienically clean
- No impact on watercourses – the fish are safe!
- Readily and rapidly biodegradable
- Kitchen surfaces
- Hard surfaces
Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder)*, Lauryl Betaine, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*
- Certified Organically Grown Ingredient
£2.85 / 500ml (£0.57 per 100ml)
Buy from Big Green Smile
Bentley Organic Mild Washing-up Liquid
If you wash up with conventional washing-up liquid and don't wear washing-up gloves then you probably know how some washing-up liquids can dry out your skin. I changed to natural dish washing liquid some years ago and noticed the positive impact it had on my hands whilst still doing a fantastic job on the dishes.
I'd never tried an organic dish washing liquid before and according to Big Green Smile this is the only certified organic washing-up liquid! Chemicals from your washing-up liquid can remain on your dishes so it's important to choose your washing-up liquid carefully. I've been using it for several weeks now and am impressed with its performance even on plates used for Indian takeaway food. It's got a zingy citrus fragrance. The mild organic ingredients have been selected to care for your hands whilst still being powerful enough to remove grease and kill 99.9% of harmful germs including bacteria such as E-coli, Listeria and Salmonella.
Bentley Organic Mild Washing-up Liquid proves that to get your dishes clean you don't need to use harsh detergents and chemicals which harm the environment.
- Made from 100% naturally derived ingredients
- Soil Association certified
- Made with 70% organic ingredients
- contains no bleach, phosphates or sulphates and it is readily and rapidly biodegradable
- No impact on the watercourses
Bentley Organic Mild Washing Up Liquid – Ingredients
Aqua (Water), Lauryl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder*, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil*, Limonene*, Citral*, Xantham Gum, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate
£2.85 / 500ml (£0.57 / 100ml)
Buy from Big Green Smile
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