July 25, 2021
I wasn’t a germaphobe until the pandemic hit. Suddenly my classroom had a daytime custodian cleaning with harsh, smelly chemicals. My nostrils and throat burned while I hacked into my mask. I started doing research and was thrilled to discover there’s another, more natural way to disinfect surfaces at home and at work. Hello, Natura Solutions cleaning products. Are you interested in how active plant-based enzymes and hydrogen peroxide (water and oxygen) combine with essential oils to create safe and effective cleaning products? Read on.
I was surprised to find out that unless a disposable wipe is made from bamboo, it’s probably made from plastic polymer. 500 million big-brand disposable wipes end up in the landfill each year and are not decomposable or biodegradable. Because bamboo wipes are made from natural fibers, they do both. I’m now 100% team bamboo wipe—especially ones that use plant based enzymes, hydrogen peroxide and essential oils.
While I do like to use natural products, I also assume they’re not quite as effective as chemical-based ones. However, I find that Natura Solutions provide a deep and more natural clean that is safe for our own families and for the environment.
I also love how simple the ingredients are. Natura Solutions uses plant based active enzymes, hydrogen peroxide (water and oxygen) and essential oils.
How To Use: It’s important to note that deep cleaning requires two steps: wipe away organic material first and then disinfect. Because natural enzymes take a little longer to do their work, let the product sit for 5 minutes before wiping away. It works best with lukewarm water to break down organic stains. Be sure to store products at room temperature.
Unfortunately, many brands are in the business of duping customers. This happens when they convince us that their products are good for us, when they actually contain carcinogens that aren’t easy for the Average Joe to find on the label. Informed customers need to know where to look, and also how to understand ingredients.
Surprisingly, fragrance is often used to hide a lot of nasty chemical based ingredients. There’s actually a difference between synthetic scents vs essential oils. It’s important to remember that just because it smells clean, doesn’t make it clean. It’s also helpful to take a look at the ‘Active Ingredients’ vs ‘Other’ on the label. The former are what companies want us to focus on, while the latter can be an easy place to hide the bad stuff.
A good rule of thumb is to use natural enzyme based cleaners on organic stains. Chemicals are often corrosive to surfaces and skin. If a product breaks down chemical stains, it usually also leaves behind something that we don’t want.
I interviewed Natura Solutions’ David and Jennifer to get to know the company a little better.
When I asked what their core values are, David didn’t skip a beat: “Trust, that we’re naturally based”. He continued, “It’s what’s inside that counts”. “We teach our own children trust and transparency, and we share this with everyone”. I like that, and share this sentiment. My students need to know, like, and trust me before they’re able to learn from me.
I was thrilled to learn that Natura Solutions products are locally made just down the road from me, in Surrey BC. If given the choice, I will always keep my dollars in my own community.
These are now available from Amazon (hello Prime!). You can find Natura Solutions products on the shelves at Choices Markets, Nester’s Markets, Lifestyle Markets and Nature’s Fare Markets in BC, and at Goodness Me Natural Food Market, Healthy Planet and Nature’s Emporium in Ontario.
Find which other retailers sell Natura Solutions products near you on this interactive map.
Can’t buy Natura Solutions products at your favourite local grocery store or health food store? You can make a request to the store manager, who can easily order them in through Purity Life Distribution or CCW Canadian Choice Wholesalers.
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I’m now a big fan of safe and effective cleaning products that contain active plant-based enzymes and hydrogen peroxide (water and oxygen). I feel better about bringing these products into my own home, to expose to my own family and pets. Besides, I’ll never be able to look at plastic-based disposable wipes the same way again!
Once we know, better, we do better.
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Despite the fact that this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. We only work with brands we genuinely love and use ourselves. It is my great honour to work with brands that care about people and the planet as much as I do.