If you hate cleaning as much as I do, you’re always on the lookout for products which are not only effective but actually make the chore a little more enjoyable. I was recently sent three products from the TINCTURE cleaning products range, the brainchild of sisters Angelika and Anastasia who created the range after searching everywhere for high-performance, non-toxic cleaning and lifestyle products safe enough to use around children and pets. They also wanted products that wouldn’t exacerbate common conditions such as eczema or asthma.
After international careers in business and the fragrance industry, the sisters created their own, all-natural cleaning product range, aiming to create home cleaning closer to a spa experience than the more mundane task it usually is.
All the products incorporate silver technology into the formulations as well as the bottle material to ensure that the packaging stays bacteria free. Silver technology has been used for quite a while in the medical sector but TINCTURE is the first to use it in household cleaning products.
Their formulations include herbs and plants renowned for their antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, detoxifying and soothing properties.
You’ll find no Bisphenola, Phthalates, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Benzyl Alcohol. The products are made in the UK and are cruelty free.
The range is quite comprehensive and includes everything from bathroom, glass and mirror, all-purpose and washing up products to a hand wash and hand lotion. Products are sold separately, in combinations or in starter sets. There are also cleaning and bathroom accessories and gift packs. Prices range from £7.50 for individual cleaning products up to £20.00 for the hand lotion.
The products I tried were:-
Iona Room TINCTURE
A room spray to instantly refresh your home. Active oils include Clary Sage, Rosemary and Clove. Removes odours and restores wellbeing.
This is a pump-action room fragrance spray which adds a subtle, fresh fragrance to a room. In fact, it reminded me of walking into a stately home!
We loved the fragrance but I have reservations about the non-aerosol pump (which you would expect to find in an environmentally friendly product) because directing the spray and controlling the volume is tricky.
That aside, there is certainly none of the unpleasant chemical smell lots of room sprays leave behind.
This nourishing spray adds shine to all wooden surfaces. Enriched with Beeswax, Benzoin Resin and Cedar Wood.
This was my favourite of the three products I tried. Again, it has a subtle, lingering fragrance and it sunk quickly into our wooden mantlepiece without leaving any staining or dampness. I would have preferred a slightly richer formulation but this wouldn’t work as well in a spray bottle.
Floor Concentrate TINCTURE
A concentrated formula to clean and nourish all floors. Enriched with the active oils of Patchouli, Cedar and Fir Needles to protect and enhance vitality.
Supplied in a flip-top bottle, I found this a pleasantly scented and effective floor cleaner. I think clearer instructions need to be included on the bottle as there were no directions as to how much to use. I just squirted a decent amount into my floor bucket but it cut through grime quickly and easily.
Whilst I love the ethos behind TINCTURE cleaning products and the spa-like look of the product bottles, I’m not sure these work so well for cleaning products you use every day.
TINCTURE cleaning products would undoubtedly make a beautiful and thoughtful gift but their price point demands more robust packaging and clearer instructions.
Find out more about the full TINCTURE range and order online at www.tincturelondon.com.
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