Ecover Ecological Toilet Bowl Cleaner
If you're looking for a more natural way to keep your toilet bowl sparkling, or at least not reminiscent of the toilet bowl scene in the movie Trainspotting, Ecover's Toilet Bowl Cleaner should fit the bill. I recently gave it a try. You'll have to take my word for it, but it did a fine job of cleaning up at my house (I'm happy to post pictures of my dirty stove, but I have to draw the personal sharing line somewhere).
Ecover's toilet bowl cleaner is packaged like a conventional angled-top cleaner which helps put the product under the toilet bowl rim where you need it. The cleaner itself is milky-white and a bit thin, but it clung well enough to do the job. It has an extremely strong pine scent, which is good if you're particular about your house "smelling clean" but would definitely be a problem for someone with a scent sensitivity. In any case, the toilet looked as clean as it usually does after using a conventional product, and it seemed to stay clean for the same amount of time.
Now, I can't claim that my trial of the product was exactly scientific, as I didn't have the lab equipment to test whether the product eradicated every last germ. However, since you're generally not drinking out of the toilet bowl, my personal philosophy is that I'd rather a.) Not flush toxic chemicals into the septic system that's underneath my backyard; and b.) if the odd pet (or kid) did drink out of the toilet bowl, I'd be more concerned about them drinking bleach than the stray germ.
The other thing to love about Ecover's toilet bowl cleaner is that it's from a company that really strives to practice what it preaches. Read the extended entry for details.
About Ecover: Founded in 1979 and based in Belgium, Ecover currently distributes its dozens of natural cleaning products worldwide. The company's factory is world's first "ecological" factory, using a grass roof for insulation, wood beams from sustainable forest and bricks made from coal mine waste.
Ecover Ecological Toilet Bowl Cleaner Ingredients: Plant-based non-ionic tensio-active surfactants, water, citric acid, plant based lactic acid, citrate, natural gum and plant based fragrance (pine).
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Posted by Blogpire Productions at February 16, 2006 10:12 AM