If, like many of us, you thought pollution came from outside – from car fumes, smoking chimneys, industrial manufacturing plants etc. – then read on...
Did you know that British studies have found that the air inside your home can be up to 10x more toxic and polluted than the air outside – even in a busy city. Many of the hazardous chemicals, substances and materials used in our homes contribute to this e.g. cleaning fluids, bleaches, hydrocarbon aerosols, nail varnish (and remover), paint, carpet, pet treatments, MDF, pesticides in wood treatments to name but a few.
Warning - Always read the label
Many of these products we use every day, without ever considering the effect they may have on our health and environment. You only need turn over a bottle of one of your “favourite” cleaning products or hair styling products to see a long list of warnings and toxic ingredients! One survey claims that cleaning products and aerosols carry up to 11 warnings like “irritant”, “do not inhale” and “use in well ventilated areas”. Yet how many of us use a protective face mask and open the bathroom window when cleaning?
Damaging to health and environment
We breathe in these fumes and absorb them through our skin. When we flush them away down the sink or loo they filter through into our waterways, harming the environment and killing wildlife. Open a window and they escape into the air, damaging the ozone layer and polluting the atmosphere.
Pregnant women, babies and children are particularly at risk. So before you decorate your unborn baby’s nursery, give some serious thought to the paint, wallpaper, carpet and furniture that can potentially be loaded with toxic residues and chemicals.
Natural cleaning products – do they really work?
The answer is quite simply – yes they do! We use all the bio-d household cleaning products in our own home and are completely satisfied with them. The benefits are great too – no headaches, no skin rashes and a healthier, cleaner climate at home! The Glass & Mirror Spray we stock is the best I have ever used. The bio-d laundry products are superb and the only products that don’t bring my daughter and I out in a rash. Many of the products are also available in refill bottles or larger 5lt canisters – saving waste and money.
Spirit Of Nature – a name you can trust
We guarantee that our laundry and cleaning products have not been tested on animals and are free from many of the chemical nasties like:
Vegan Society Approved
The bio-d product range we carry has not been tested on animals and is approved by the Vegan Society.
Coming soon – declaration of ingredients
We appreciate the fact that many people turn to natural organic products because they have an allergy to a particular ingredient. Over the past few months we have had an increasing number of requests from you asking that we list the ingredients of our products on our website. That way, you know right away if the product has any of ingredients in it that you react too.
We are working on this and hope to complete the listings ASAP! In the meantime, if you would like to know exactly what is in a product, just give us a call on 0844 576 0800 – we’re only too happy to help!
Want to find out more?
If you would like to learn more about how to make your home a greener home, try visiting your local bookstore – there are lots of fabulous books available with plenty of tips on how to rid your home of unnecessary materials and substances that can damage your health and the environment. If you have children, involve them in recycling projects, solar, wind and water experiments etc. They grow up to be more enviromentally aware and, hopefully, will pass this knowledge on to their peers in an interesting and fun way.
Natural Products – is it worth paying more?
Perhaps you have read negative reports about organic food. Sceptics will claim that it’s a whole load of "mumbo-jumbo" and just an excuse to "rip-off" the consumer with higher prices. The fact that you are reading this suggests that you don’t fully believe what the sceptics say. Natural and organic products are a little more expensive than cheap, mass-produced conventional products.
However, we believe it is a small price to pay for natural, good quality products which has been made with our health and the environment in mind. In the organic industry, there are no huge mark-ups. How many multi-millionaire organic farmers, manufacturers or even retailers have you seen? Surely that is the proof.
Nothing is for free and you always get what you pay or don’t pay for...so, if you buy "super cheap" bargains you might pay the difference with your health!
Spirit Of Nature – keeping costs low
We try our very best to keep our prices as low as possible by working with modern, efficient technology in our warehouse and offices. We try to source products from Europe, keeping transportation costs low and promoting inner-European trade. To keep cost low we shoot our own photos, design our catalogues and website. Although we have to invest a lot of our own time we feel it is well worth the effort for our customers and environment.
Have a problem ordering online?
Should you have any problems ordering online, please do not hesitate to call one of our customer service advisors. We will try and deal with your problem as swiftly as possible and get your order off to you without further delay.
100% satisfaction – or your money back guarantee!
It is our aim to deliver 100% customer satisfaction. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the friendly, helpful and professional service you deserve. Our no-quibble money-back guarantee means that if you do not like an item you have ordered from us you can return the item to us (unworn/unwashed/unused) within 14 days of delivery for a full refund.
If you need further help, please don’t hesitate to ring us on 0844 576 0800 where we can offer you friendly and helpful advice.
For more information on any of these ranges, or to shop, simply click on the items below:
For a range of natural kitchen cleaning brushes, pot and pan brushes, bottle cleaning brushes and vegetable brushes, click here.
We stock polish, glass and mirror spray, multi-surface cleanser, toilet cleaner and washing up liquid. All our products have been tried and tested by ourselves and our team and have been given the thumbs up! For more information, click here.
Are you fed up with the “potent” smell of your laundry liquid or fabric conditioner? If you have sensitive skin or just want to use products that are far kinder to the skin and environment, our bio-D range is just what you’re looking for. Recommended by skin clinics. We also stock Laundry Balls which provide a cost effective and environmentally friendly way to wash clothes. Ideal for those with skin allergies, Eczema etc. A Spirit Of Nature BESTSELLER. Our cedar bears are a great natural moth repellent and completely safe. For more information on all of the above, click here.
Soap dishes, towels, nail brushes, soaps. All made from natural raw materials and ingredients. For more information, click here.
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