Customers are attracted to Murchison-Hume because of their looks, but they come back to purchase because they actually work. Of course we're proud of their gorgeous packaging, but it’s their plant-based ingredients that set them apart.
All products are:
Free from dyes (Linked to cancer, can be toxic to animals and slow to biodegrade)
Free from Petrochemical solvents (Respiratory and skin irritants. Petroleum based)
Free from non-sustainable Palm Oil derived ingredients (Causes destruction of tropical rainforest)
A few notes on terminology:
Natural: In most cases, all products are 99% natural. The 1% is in the fragrance (perfume) that is added to the essential oil to make it stable. Murchison-Hume intentionally keep their fragrances light, yet beautifully aromatic. They always use cosmetic grade, phthalate-free fragrant and essential oils in order to create intriguing scents. They also offer fragrance-free varieties of Hand-soap and Hand-cream.
Safe & Effective: All surface cleaning products are highly effective, but more importantly, they are Marine Safe which means they have minimal impact on the environment after drain disposal.
Non-irritants: All formulas have been tested and classified as non- irritants. Even so, please exercise caution and keep out of reach of children.
Biodegradable: Their products rapidly bio-degrade into harmless by-products providing a “down drain benefit” and making them septic system safe.
Harsh chemicals: Their products do not contain the following “harsh chemicals”: ammonia, caustics, phosphates, bleach, ethoxylates or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).
Cruelty-free: Never tested on animals.
Packaging & Reuse: Their recyclable containers are made from PET (aka PETE) plastic. PET is a safe, non-harmful recyclable packaging material, suitable for the storage of food and beverages. They use it to store cleaning products because they care about the quality of both their ingredients and their packaging materials. Murchison-Hume bottles are designed to be refilled and reused as we offer most of their products with a (32 oz) refill option.
Their Heirloom Dishwashing Liquid is available in an amber glass container with pump dispenser to control the flow of product (and reduce product waste).
Septic Safe: Products do not contain bleach or chlorine, which would harm the beneficial bacteria system.