Natural essential oils
The use of essential oils for household medicinal and cleaning purposes goes back as far as the Egyptian times. And it’s easy to see why; essential oils not only have a beautiful, natural fragrance but also antimicrobial qualities which makes them ideal for cleaning.
All of the oils used in e.sup products have antibacterial and antifungal properties, with a stunning fragrance. Synthetic fragrances have been attributed to respiratory and hormone disruption problems, making e.sup the ideal choice for people wanting to minimise synthetic substances in their household.
Grime busting enzymes
Enzymes are the perfect grime busting ingredient to break down the proteins, fats and starches found in stains.
e.sup uses a scientifically-formulated blend of naturally-based enzymes, specially formulated for your home. The enzymes in our cleaners are not living organisms so can’t grow, they simply deliver powerful cleaning to break down large molecules.
Almost all soaps include surfactants, and the ones found in e.sup’s products are naturally based and derived from coconut. (sodium cocoyl isethionate and sodium coco sulfate). Mild and non-irritant, they couldn’t be further away from some of the common surfactants used in larger brand products.
Surfactants (which is short for Surface Active Agent) are chemicals that lower the surface tension of a liquid. The less surface tension a liquid has, the more it can soak into a surface. And the more it can soak into a surface, the deeper the clean.
Naturally Based Acids and Alkalis
Builders are mineral salts that increase cleaning power by raising the alkalinity or pH of a product, making them perfect for cleaning oily stains. Our builders are naturally-based and include sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate and a polymer.
To add more cleaning power and neutralise the pH of the sodas we use naturally based acids. Citric acid is a go to for this job. Combined, these make cleaning as easy as possible.
All products that last longer than a few weeks need to have a preservative in them. We wanted our products to last more than 6 months, so we’ve added a mild preservative. Given cleaning products are not consumed, this is the best and safest option to create a longer-lasting shelf life.
Alcohol was originally thought to have been developed for medicinal purposes and is still widely used today as a disinfectant. In fact, it’s one of the main ingredients in hand sanitizers, which we use regularly.