These INCREDIBLE water soluable sachets are the best cleaning solution I've come across when it comes to shipping online (as we aren't all in close proximity to a refill shop). These sachets are PLASTIC FREE, light and can be stored with minimal space in your home until you're ready for a top up!
Plus you can choose your own glass bottle to re-fill and that cuts down on A LOT of waste and plastic bottles! It really is the perfect solution (pun intended!) to plastic free cleaning!
HOW IT WORKS
- Rinse your existing empty bottle with water
- Remove the sachet from its presentation box
- Insert the sachet into your bottle
- Top up to 500ml with lukewarm water
- Replace and tighten the trigger / lid
- Shake until dissolved and it’s ready to use!
- x1 Glass & Mirror Cleaner
- x2 Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner
- x2 Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner
- Stickers to stick on your reusable cleaning bottle (I have Plastic Freedom ones available)
- Information card with instructions
- Recycleable/compostable cardboard box to store your sachets
- Completely plastic free!
ABOUT THE BATHROOM ANTIBACTERIAL SURFACE CLEANER
When thinking about cleaning the bathroom we realised there are two important factors; cleanliness and hygiene.
This product addresses both issues, leaving a sparkling finish on your bathroom suite and containing a powerful antibacterial agent to kill a wide range of germs.
Starter Pack 2 - x5 Plastic Free Cleaning Sachets - Iron & Velvet
ABOUT IRON & VELVET
Iron & Velvet was launched in 2014 with the aim of bringing high quality, luxury cleaning products to market.
Almost 5 years on and we have a new mission; The War on Plastic Pollution.
Our desire is to bring that same quality and luxury to a 100% plastic free range of cleaning products. Our innovative water-soluble refill sachets can be used in any existing trigger spray you may have at home eliminating single use bottles, or if you prefer you could use another container to avoid the use of plastic altogether!
Since the end of 2017 we have been developing our products using plant derived, sustainably sourced active ingredients as well as pure essential oils for our fragrances wherever possible meaning up to 70% of our products are fully natural ingredients/
We manufacture everything under one roof in the heart of the West Midlands and have a small team of highly skilled staff to ensure the highest quality and lowest carbon footprint we possibly can!
With an estimated 13 billion plastic bottles being used in the UK every year we believe everyone can make a difference, no matter how small and we intend to do our part. At this point in time we have the capability to reduce the UK’s cleaning bottle usage by over 18 million bottles per year…and we won’t stop there.
Q. Where is Iron & Velvet made?
Iron and Velvet are proud to be an entirely United Kingdom based company. The complete process from product development to sachet manufacture and finally packaging and posting takes place from our factory and office space in the West Midlands, UK
Q. Will my products be ethically made?
Yes! Since the end of 2017 we have been developing our products using plant derived, sustainably sourced active ingredients as well as pure essential oils for our fragrances wherever possible meaning up to 70% of our products are fully natural ingredients. And don’t think we’re only concerned about plastic pollution at the expense of other environmental factors. Our paper and cardboard packaging comes from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified sources and our palm oil derived soap ingredient from an RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified supplier. Our sachets are delivered through your letterbox by the Royal Mail ensuring no extra emissions on the roads. All our products are manufactured in the UK by a local workforce
Q. What ingredients do you use?
We've based our products are naturally derived plant extracts and materials including pure essential oils for the fragrances, a sustainably sourced palm oil derived soap, a secondary soap made from waste plant material left over from biofuel manufacture. We also use C12-15 Alcohol Ethoxylate and Isopropyl Alcohol at less than 0.4% and Monoethanolamine at less than 0.01% in the end cleaning solution for stabilising the essential oils and ensuring a safe pH. Our antibacterial agent is Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-14 (even-numbered)-alkyldimethyl, chlorides which is only found in our antibacterial products. If you have any questions about these materials please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Are your products tested on animals?
Absolutely not! We have never, and will never test on animals and the same goes for the suppliers that we have chosen to work with
Q. How do the plastic free sachets work?
The sachets are made from Poly Vinyl Alcohol (PVA) which has been approved for use in pharmaceuticals, so you can be sure it’s a safe alternative to plastics. Simply clean a bottle or jar big enough for your cleaning solution, pop in a sachet, follow the enclosed instructions and top up with warm water, replace and tightly seal the lid, shake a little and within a couple of minutes you’ll see the sachet dissolve and the liquid inside mix with the water to make your cleaner!
Q. How long will it take for the sachets to dissolve?
Using warm water the sachets will take around 2-4 minutes to fully dissolve with a bit of shaking. Using hot water they’ll dissolve more quickly but you may find the cleaner is a little hazy, don’t worry, it will still work the same. Using cold water will take longer but again, it will work them same in the end
Q. What containers can I use to hold my diluted cleaning solution?
Whatever you like! You can reuse a trigger spray bottle or perhaps use a glass or metal container to hold your diluted cleaning solution. Just remember to ensure that your container holds 500ml of water (or 250ml for oven and floor cleaners) to ensure the correct dilution. Make sure to attach the included labels onto your container so you don’t muddle up what’s what
Q. How long does the cleaner last?
That depends how much you use. You may find you like the fragrances so much you use more than necessary, or you could find that the products are so effective you hardly use any at all! We recommend storing the sachets in a dry, cool, secure location, away from children and pets within 5-35°C for the longest shelf life, the same goes for diluted solutions