May Chang & Clementine Dishwashing Liquid
This May Chang & Clementine dishwashing liquid is made in small batches from simple natural and organic ingredients. It’s high-impact on greasy dishes, and zero impact on the environment.
May Chang is a beautiful Australian native oil that smells like lemonade icy poles (honestly), paired with Clementine it will give your home a beautiful, fresh citrus burst.
- Size: 500ml
- Weight: 500g
- Ingredients: Demineralised Water, Certified Organic Castile Soap (Palm Free), Wimmera Pink Salt, ACO Certified Organic Essential Oils including Clementine (Citrus Clementina - Citrus Reticulata), May Chang (Litsea Cubeba Fruit)
- Country of manufacture: Australia
- Packaging: PET Recyclable Bottle and Top. Vegetable Ink Printed Labels.
Directions: Bursting the Bubble: When you start using natural cleaning products, you need to be ready for the differences between commercial cleaners and the good stuff.The biggest difference you will notice are the suds – or lack of.
We all associate cleaning with copious amounts of foam and a sink full of suds, but what does it really do, apart from be fun to throw around? Suds have absolutely no impact on the cleaning power of your dishwashing liquid or laundry powder/liquid. Soap and detergent are very different things, and here’s why.
Soap has been around forever. Egyptians used it to wash themselves and their clothing. By the late 16th century it was being commercialised in France, Spain and Italy. In 1916 a synthetic soap was made and in the aftermath of WWI, soap was becoming scarce so Germany started using this synthetic formula. It was so successful that it started to be exported to the USA, and by the 50s ‘detergent’ was the new thing. Being cheaper and easier to make, soap was soon forgotten.
Soaps and detergents have similar chemical properties, both acting as ‘surfactants’ to make things clean. However, soaps are produced from natural products and detergents are from synthetic ingredients such as Propylene (a petrol waste product), Sodium Hydroxide and Sulphuric Acid to name a few.
The actual foaming property of detergent is due to added foaming agents such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SDS) as well as Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS). Soaps, on the other hand, are preferable for the environment as they are all natural and far less harmful to waterways and aquatic life and are 100% biodegradable. Although less sudsy, they clean just as well and you are not flushing SLES, SDS, and ALS down the drain.
Two years ago I decided to try my hand at beekeeping and when I started I was not expecting them to change my entire life. Also unexpected was learning just how much impact these little creatures have on our lives.
My new hobby led to a much greater understanding of our ecology and our personal effect on it. I then knew I had to make some changes in my life.
Then it hit me: If everyone made a 'little bit' of a change, the overall effect would be enormous!
At Lil'Bit you’ll find a range of small batch, Australian made Home and Cleaning products that use the best Australian Certified Organic ingredients available.
All made by hand, from scratch and packaged in the best sustainable packaging available in Australia.
Cruelty Free Accredited, Palm oil free and supporting local communities we aim to be the best and most pure cleaning products out there with as little impact on your health and the environment as possible.
Whether it’s changing your cleaning products, buying organic food, picking up a little litter, smiling at a stranger, or sharing a little kindness, we all have the power to make the world a Lil'Bit Better.