Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen has been a secret weapon for me for years........from pretending they were headache tablets in many long & boring meetings in the corporate world (I was really just falling asleep and needed an energy boost!) to not having to deal with an epic hayfever meltdown each season by Greg, I am a longstanding fan.

What is it?

Bee pollen is considered to be one of nature's most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. It's made up of a mixture of flower pollen, nectar, enzymes, honey wax and bee secretions.......to be fair that last one made me cringe too but read on to see why bee pollen is still so amazing!

Where does it come from?

Foraging honey bees collect pollen from plants and transport it to the beehive where it's stored and used as food for the colony. Bee pollen is simply this pollen collected from the bee hive hence the few extra ingredients!

Interesting Fact: the federal ministry of health in Germany recognises bee pollen as a medicine

Nutritional breakdown

Bee pollen boasts an impressive nutritional profile containing over 250 biologically active substances including proteins, carbs, lipids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. The high antioxidant content is loaded with a wide variety of antioxidants, among them flavanoids, carotenoids, quercetin, kaempferol and glutathione.  And as we know, antioxidants protect our bodies against potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. It also contains several compounds with anti-inflammatory properties. Bee Pollen is richer in proteins than any other source and contains more amino acids than beef, eggs or cheese of equal weight.

Treasure each drop: one teaspoon of bee pollen takes one bee eight hours a day for one month to gather!

The range of nutrients found within bee pollen makes it a great natural energiser. The carbohydrates, protein and B vitamins can help you going all day by enhancing stamina and fighting off fatigue. Pollen has also been shown to reduce the presence of histamine.

Why Forever Bee Pollen?

 As with all of their products, Forever ensure that their bee pollen is in an easily digestible form so you get the full benefits. It's 100% natural with no additives, colouring or preservatives.

Forever bee pollen is gathered in from the hives located in remote, high desert regions in specially designed stainless steel collectors. It is collected from bees as they enter the hives through a grate. These bee hives are in an ideal location and the pristine environment helps to eliminate contaminants such as pesticides and pollutants.

This pollen is then mixed with honey and royal jelly to create Forever's Bee Pollen tablets.

My experience

These little tablets have been a firm favourite in the family for the last few years. Greg takes them daily to get him through long, physical days on a building site as well as for his hayfever. I take them regularly depending on how my health is and what my body needs. I also think they'll come in handy soon for my teenage son who's struggling to do anything other than lie on his bed most days!




Forever Bright Toothgel

This month I want to talk about Forever Bright Toothgel. Now even as I'm writing this, I realise that toothpaste is not the most exciting subject in the world! Although interestingly a ridiculous percentage of adverts I see on TV these days is for one of the many many toothpaste products that are now on the market. So in a world of sparkly white teeth smiling back at you from adverts with the latest and greatest toothpaste revolution, I'll keep this post brief!

Contains no fluoride

We may as well start with the controversial point! It is widely accepted here in the UK that we need fluoride in our toothpaste to protect our teeth. It's what our dentists are taught in dentist school so it's what we are told by them. And questioning that can feel extremely uncomfortable, let alone admitting to your dentist that you've gone against their advise and opted for a less toxic, more natural way of looking after your teeth.

As we all know (or really should know), fluoride is a poison used in insecticides, rat poison and weapons of mass destruction. The reason why it is put in our water supply and toothpastes is that it acts as an armour that can help block bacteria, called plaque, from decaying you teeth.  What maybe isn't made as clear is that if you brush and floss properly, then there's nothing to protect your teeth from.

So fluoride is not essential for looking after our teeth and interestingly most European countries have never had fluoride in their water and they often use fluoride-free toothpaste.

What is essential in a toothpaste is ingredients that kill bacteria and clean your teeth and gums properly. And when you clean your teeth properly you do not need to ingest poison (fluoride) to strengthen your teeth against decay-causing bacteria as you've already dealt with it.

A final point on fluoride, we ingest around 33% of the toothpaste we put on our brush and children eating toothpaste is on of the top calls to poison help lines........

Non-abrasive

Most toothpastes are abrasive so while they scrub the plaque from your teeth, they also grind away the protective enamel. Luckily there's a more expensive toothpaste to deal with that problem eh?! Forever Bright Toothgel is not abrasive so your enamel remains intact. Apparently you can test this for yourself by rubbing toothpaste on something like a clear plastic bottle and seeing the damage it does.

Whitens

Full disclosure here, the only way to whiten your teeth more than cleaning the stains off them is to go to a dentist and have them bleached. In our modern quest for the whitest, brightest smile, whitening toothpastes are a big seller but the whitening they refer to is simply from lifting stains. And as the Toothgel cleans and remove stains brilliantly, it whitens as much as any other toothpaste, in fact maybe more as it doesn't damage the white enamel.

Natural, cleaning ingredients

Each tube of toothgel contains 130g of aloe vera gel plus bee propolis which are natural, chemical-free anti-biotic and anti-bacterial ingredients that cleanse without requiring abrasion. The levels of the ingredients have been carefully assessed to provide the optimum percentage for effective cleaning. In addition, these ingredients care for the whole of your mouth, not just your teeth and gums.

Fresh and minty

The toothgel has a natural mint flavour that's pleasant to use and feels fresh and clean after use.

My observations

To fluoride or not is a big question and one that is personal choice. If you choose to go natural, this toothgel is definitely top of the list. Since using it I have noticed that my sensitivity isn't such a big issue. My teeth feel incredibly clean. And when you're caught out (and here I'm thinking very late night, too much Prosecco or camping and can't be arsed to go to the toilet block), simply rubbing the toothgel over my teeth with my fingers results in clean teeth. Not to be recommended as a daily method as I know it's not reaching all areas of my teeth, but definitely good enough every now and then! So far, all my dentist checks have gone well and I've even been offered 9 month instead of 6 month check ups as my teeth are so good. A lovely offer that I couldn't take up as that would leave my husband running the 6 month checks for him and the kids and I couldn't deal with the stress! In fact, there are 5 of us that go to the dentist, 3 who use the toothgel and 2 who use a normal fluoride toothpaste. The dentist has no idea and recently commented that we all clearly look after our teeth and use a good fluoride toothpaste.........I admit, I didn't correct him!

I should stress here that I do brush my teeth twice a day (exceptions listed above) and floss daily.


 

Aloe Bio Cellulose Mask

I’m always intrigued when Forever launches a new product as I know how much research goes into any new product line. And I have to say as a regular user of Forever’s Marine Mask, I wasn’t sure why they were launching a new one. So I did a bit of research (which of course included trying one of them for myself) and this is what I discovered………

We’re all into masks these days, who knew!

 I'm always intrigued when Forever launches a new products as I know how much research goes into choosing and formulating any new product line. But I have to say as a regular user of Forever's Marin Mask, I wasn't entirely sure why they had chosen to launch a new mask.......so I did a bit of research (which of course included trying one of them for myself) and this is what I discovered.........

We're all into masks these days, who knew?!

According to Google we're searching like mad to find the latest and most effective mask.....and the top things we're searching for is hydration and moisturisation.

What you need to know if you're thinking of trying a mask is that there are three tiers:

  1. Paper mask usually made from cotton or bamboo 
  2. Hydrogel mask
  3. Bio-cellulose mask

Bio-cellulose masks are top of the market as they stay on the face better (take a look at this review) and hold more of the mask ingredients so they're more effective.

Naturally, Forever has chosen to put themselves in the bio-cellulose category and their new mask is a top of the line, top of the market mask that delivers benefits deeper than any other mask in this category.

Apparently they've been working on this mask in secret for years

So if they've been working on it for years, it must have a few tricks up its sleeve then? Well, to grow this bio-cellulose mask, Forever starts with fermentation from coconut which grows good bacteria. This pro-biotic needs food and so it's fed Aloe Gel during development and then micro organisms spin a fibrous material which is the bio-cellulose. Forever are the first company in the world to have aloe spun into the fibres of the mask itself. And those fibres are a thousand times thinner than a human hair allowing bop-cellulose masks to reach fine lines and wrinkles traditional masks just can't reach!

Those bio-cellulose fibres are extremely moisture retentive and when the mask is dipped into a serum of aloe and other botanicals you have a dual phase delivery system.  The mask itself is suitable for all skin types and works well for men and women, yes it even works through a beard! And after use there's no need to rinse as the bio cellulose fibres drive the nutrients deep into the skin better than any other mask giving a really high absorption rate.

Key benefits

  • rejuvenates dull skin
  • helps fight the signs of ageing
  • soothes skin & reduces the appearance of redness and fine lines & wrinkles
  • the benefits can be seen as soon as you peel the mask off

Key ingredients

  • aloe vera which is present in both the mask and serum
  • seagrass helps to soften & condition plus it loves aloe and they work beautifully together

and in the serum

  • horse chestnut helps to reduce redness & rejuvenate dull skin
  • green tea empowers healthy ageing
  • antioxidants to combat the signs of ageing
  • glycerin which is extremely moisturising

Usage

  • use 1-2 times per week
  • when you tear open the package, squeeze any excess serum out and rub on your face, neck, chest, arm, legs......just don't waste it!
  • unfold mask and remove textured paper on one side
  • apply mask to your face and mould it - tip you can pull off the eye flaps and put them on your lips if you wish
  • peel off the outside textured paper
  • leave on for 20 minutes
  • remove mask, no rinse required, and rub in any excess serum

Note: the mask will feel slimey and cool, if it feels prickly you left the paper on! Once you've finished with the mask throw it in your compost pile, no need to add to your rubbish.

Sonya Daily Skincare System

The recently launched Sonya daily skincare system is the second new skincare range launched by Forever that is based on nature meets science. Yet again, Aloe has been taken into the lab to work out how best to leverage its affects this time on combination skin. Given how good the anti-ageing Infinite range is, I’m excited to see what they’ve come up with this time.

What does it do?

The scientifically-advanced skincare uses a gel delivery system that carries the aloe, moisture and botanicals directly to your skin. The products in the range boast a high concentration of aloe and a hydra-infused system that gently targets the skin to improve its overall look and feel. And in the same way as the drinking gel works synergistically, so the overall affect is more than the total of the individual components, the new skincare system works in the same way.

What exactly is combination skin?

Combination skin tends to fluctuate between oily and dry. It can be really oily or really dry or a mixture of both! In order to cope with this the range has been designed to control shine while also delivering moisture to where it’d needed most.

Fab looking products!

The new range comes in really lovely, modern packaging and if you go for the whole lot in one go you get a stunning bright green toiletry bag to keep them in

What are they really like?

OK, so that’s all the factual stuff but what do the products feel like and do they actually work? The feedback on these products has been amazing. Their ability to adapt to the different skin types is brilliant meaning you really can moisturise the dry bits and control the shiny bits with just one product. Each product is so refreshingly light that it sinks quickly and easily into your skin leaving it feeling refreshed.

What’s in the set?

Refreshing gel cleanser – gently cleanses and conditions your face while it washes away dirt and debris without stripping skin. There’s no tightening of the skin after use as it’s full of moisturising agents like cold press baob oil and the acacia concinna helps remove dead cell build-up, dirt and make up for a thorough, yet soft, cleanse.

Refining gel mask – one of the easiest masks to use, simply apply before bedtime and let the mask do its thing while you sleep. It’s been scientifically formulated to optimise the way your skin functions at nigh and by leveraging the natural functions of the body while you sleep, the mask helps support balance by controlling oil and brightening the appearance of skin. The mask is infused with plenty of botanicals including carrot seed oil, basil oil Artemisia pallens flower oil and soybean oil along with moisturisers such as aloe gel, apple fruit extract clover flower extract, sasa quelpaertensis extract and liquorice root plant. Just rinse thoroughly in the morning.

Illuminating gel – thanks to encapsulated peptides in this quick absorbing gel, this products formula can help deliver the latest technology to your skin. A unique blend of green and brown algae, known for helping to even skin tone and soften age spots, has been paired with liposomes and red clover flower extract to help reduce the appearance of large pores. Illuminating gel is unlike anything else on the market thanks to its unique collection of five Asian botanicals scutallaria baicalensis root, glycyrrhiza glabra root, morus alba root, artemisia capillaris flower and zizyphus jujuba fruit.

Soothing gel moisturiser – although this looks like a lotion it is made with the gel based formula and so melts into your skin and doesn’t leave any residue. It’s packed full of natural ingredients like apple fruit extract, pomegranate fruit extract, fig fruit extract, mulberry fruit extract, ginkgo biloba extract, jojoba esters and olive oil to help skin feel hydrated and supple. Beta-glucan soothes and evens skin tone plus there’s anit-ageing ingredients like linoleic acid and hydrolysed collagen and it’s infused with with orange and mandarin peel oil, roman camomile and geranium oil, and bergamot fruit oil to leave skin feeling refreshed.

An exciting new product range that’s spot on for combination skin!

Move

There was a bit of an uproar when this new supplement was launched last year.......words like revolutionary were used and people who had tried it were raving about it. But what's the hype actually about?  Why have these supplements caused such an uproar?

What's in them?

Move contains two powerful and patented ingredients; one of which is new to me and one is the fastest growing herbal supplement globally. Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) is something I've never heard before and Curcurmin Tumeric (Biocurc) is a long standing popular with people who lead active lives.

Who are they for?

Basically anyone who moves their body.......whether you're quite sporty and go to the gym or play sports or a parent chasing kids around the house, any kind of movement can result in stiffness and aches and pains. Sadly this is true especially as we grow older when the aches & pains seem to happen more often.......although that could just be me! People are becoming more health conscious and don't want to be restricted by stiff joints or pain.

What makes Move different?

  • Forever is getting really good at combining science with the best nature has to offer and Move has clinically effective doses of the patented technology ingredients to ensure they actually work. 
  • Quick and confirmed results in 7-10 days
  • Nearly 5x more clinically effective than glucoasmine and chondriotrin
  • enhances joint comfort and flexibility
  • supports a healthy range of motion
  • decreases pain and stiffness in muscles & joints
  • promotes fast recovery from exercise
  • promotes healthy cartilage
  • supports healthy inflammatory response

The two active ingredients work together within our body and trials showed confirmed results in as little as 7-10 days. 

NEM

NEM is derived from the membrane of an eggshell and is patented with Forever having an exclusive contract for this important ingredient.

  • All natural
  • contains chondroitrin, hylauronic acid, glycosaminoglycons and collagen
  • patented
  • supports healthy range of motion
  • enhances flexibility

Studies:

Trials carried out recorded results for range of motion and pain, both showing the biggest improvements in the first 7 days although these continued through to day 30 and beyond.

Range of motion: Day 0: 64.2%  Day 7:  82%  Day 30:  92.2%   44% improvement                     Pain: Day 0:  2.3  Day 7:  1.7  Day 30:  0.7      76% reduction

Biocurc

The second ingredient is a powerful tumeric:

  • all natural tumeric
  • patented with bioavailability increase of 200% (this is the way it works with the body)
  • Decreases stiffness in joints and muscles
  • Soothes areas of discomfort

Forever's range of joint care products

Forever now has three products in the joint care range. Each work a little bit differently in the body and work together to produce a synergestic effect

Ever-Shield Deodorant

What is it?

Ever-Shield is a stick deodorant and as it’s made by Forever it’s packed full of lovely Aloe.  It’s worth noting that Ever-Shield is a deodorant which allows perspiration but blocks odour and not an anti perspirant that prevents perspiration from occurring.

Who is it for?

Thanks to it’s light and fresh fragrance, this deodorant can be used by men, women and teenagers alike! I’ve used it for years now and love that I no longer have that yukky, sticky heavy residue on the under arm part of my vest tops that I used to get from other deodorants. It also never leaves any white marks on anything. My boys also use it, although not often enough, preferring instead to spray body spray all over themselves and their rooms to mask the pong with the latest boy smell instead of using a deodorant!  As the deodorant smells, well, clean, you’re able to fully appreciate your choice of perfume or after shave for the day without any fragrance conflict!

What’s the difference?

As it’s a Forever product it is of course full of lovely Aloe Vera which is incredibly good for skin. And because it is so lovely for the skin you can use it directly after shaving, waxing or epilating. I use after epilating each week and it calms and soothes my underarms.

One of the big differences is that this deodorant is aluminium and alcohol free.  There’s much talk in the press about the potential harm these ingredients can do in deodorants and while there hasn’t been any proper research into this yet, I note with interest that GP’s advise Aluminium-free deodorants after people have been diagnosed with breast cancer………

Alcohol and aluminium in deodorants

Alcohol in any cosmetic can be a problem as it acts as a fat solvent and for dry, sensitive skin that means an already fragile barrier of sebum (the skins natural oils) gets washed away.

Cancer.gov has this to say about aluminium in deodorants:

“Aluminium-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary “plug” within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that aluminium-containing underarm antiperspirants, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and have estrogen-like (hormonal) effects.”

For me the jury’s still out linking these two ingredients to any health issues but I am not known to take risks with my health so the answer for me is simple.

Other uses

You’d think that a deodorant could only be used as a deodorant but I have come across two other reported uses.  Firstly, due to it’s waxy texture and moisturisers, it’s can be used on dried out heels on your feet. As well as being super moisturising it keeps your feet smelling fresh too! I am also aware that horse owners use it under their horse’s noses to help keep flies away. Not owning a horse myself I’ve never used it in this way but I have read many reports of how good it is.

How long does it last?

This is one of the things I love about this product, it lasts absolutely ages!  You get a full 92.1g of deodorant in the stick and it lasts a really, really long time.  I get about 6 months out of a stick and I reckon overall, compared to buying more of the cheaper deodorants each year, the cost is the same or slightly less.

Where to buy

You can of course get your hands on this essential product through my online shop www.jodavies.flp.com or please feel free to email me to discuss and ask any questions jodavies@flp.com

Arctic Sea

As I’m sure you know, I rely quite heavily on supplements to give my body the nutrition is requires.  Partly because I just can’t afford to have any nutritional deficiencies as they almost always result in increasing fatigue; and partly because my nutritional requirements are higher as I strive to get out of my current ME relapse.

And so this month’s product of the month is a supplement which both myself and my husband take every day.

What’s in Arctic Sea?

Arctic Sea is a blend of natural fish, calamari and oleic olive oil.  This blend contains the perfect balance of essential fatty acids EPA, which contributes to the normal function of the heart, and DHA which contributes to maintenance of normal brain function.

Why do we need them?

Continue reading “Arctic Sea”

Awakening Eye Cream

I have to admit that I do love a good eye cream!  I may be well and truly in my middle ages now but  eye cream is a product that I’ve used since my early 20’s.  It’s always struck me that when you look at someone’s face you’re automatically drawn to their eyes so I decided that I needed to take care of them as saggy baggy eyes are not something you can really hide!

Why a special eye cream?

The skin round the eyes is actually different to the skin on the rest of our face. Skin is thinner and a lot more delicate so it’s best not to use your usual face products on this area.  You’ll notice that pretty much all skin care ranges come with a specialised eye product for this reason.

At a glance

  • Anti-aging benefits, seriously, who doesn’t need that?!
  • Powerful ingredients at clinically active levels which means that there’s enough of the ingredient in the cream to get in there and actually work, there’s not just a small amount so it can be listed on the ingredients list.  The levels of ingredients in this cream have been tested to ensure they get results.
  • Highly concentrated and a little goes a long way!
  • Dual function
    1. reduces dark circles and under eye puffiness
    2. blurs fine lines and wrinkles

Patented Ingredients

The cream has been developed with ingredients which perform both of these functions and utilises peptide technology.  If like me you have no idea what that means let me enlighten you……….peptides are proteins that the skin actually produces itself; they improve and smooth the sensitive eye area, visibly reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The rich ingredient deck includes:

  • Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract for sagging skin both on top of the eye area as well as underneath.  I love the fact that you can use this cream on top of the eye lid too as I had noticed that my top eye lids were starting to get a little saggy which was not a good look!
  • Butylene Glycol whose hydrating properties help to reduce the appearance of eye puffiness and dark circles
  • Collagen at a low molecular weight so it actually gets into the skin.  Apparently Collagen is a huge buzzword in the skincare industry right now with some experts claiming collagen can only be ingested and some disputing it.  The results of the extensive tests carried out by Forever’s scientists have shown that the collagen used in this product is at a low enough molecular weight to penetrate the skin and do its thing!
  • Aloe Vera of course is included in this product as it’s just an amazing all-round natural ingredient that our skin loves.

How to use

As with any eye cream the focus when applying it needs to be on preserving the delicate eye area. Use both morning and evening and apply with your ring finger as this is the weakest finger on your hand and will do the least amount of tugging.  Tap, don’t rub, the product under the eye with your ring finger then move up to the top of the eyelid and apply there too.

My take on it

The fact that this cream has the dual function caught my eye straight away as it pretty much covers everything you want in an eye cream.  And then I found out that is works on the eye lids too and I was very excited to try it! Having used it for a few months my key points to note are:

  • It really is very concentrated and I’m still on my first tube
  • It is doing a great job of covering up my wrinkles and dark circles (I am lucky enough not to suffer with puffiness)
  • The sagging on my eye lids is noticeably less…..which I am very happy about not least because it makes putting my make up on a little easier!

To buy

Visit my online shop jodavies.flp.com and click ‘shop here’.  If you have any questions about the product feel free to email me at jodavies@flp.com

 

Aloe Vera Gelly (aka first aid in a tube!)

Summer has pretty much arrived here in the UK and with it comes a range of issues that my fair summer skin has to endure.  I get sunburnt easily, I get bitten constantly, there are stinging nettles trying to brush past you everywhere plus of course with the kids outside more they have a daily quota of knocks, scratches and bruises to inflict on themselves.  And that’s why I refer to my tube of Aloe Gelly as first aid in a tube, because as long as it’s a skin issues, this stuff can work wonders!

Easier than carrying round a live Aloe Plant

The Forever Aloe Gelly that I use is literally having access to an Aloe plant wherever you are but without the hassle.  Plus of course the aloe plants that we can grow in England don’t have all the nutrients that an Aloe plant grown in the beautiful Dominican Republic has.  The clear gel inside the tube is basically what you would get from cutting off an Aloe leaf, slicing it open and carefully removing all the squishy gel stuff from inside.  The only additional is small quantities of fruit extracts that are added to preserve the Aloe so it doesn’t go off as soon as you open it!

So many uses

This clear Gelly can be applied to pretty much any skin complaint from cuts, scratches, stings, burns, blisters and spots.  In my experience it soothes the area and speeds up healing.  Just a word on burns, you need to keep applying the Gelly quite regularly when the burn first happens as the relief is only temporary.  It depends on how bad the burn is as to how long this period takes but once the initial pain dies down reduce the applications.  Having just inflicted a pretty severe burn on myself with hot olive oil I was cooking with, I can tell you this really makes a difference!

Those are the most obvious uses, but others I have found are on mouth ulcers, a hair strengthener (just apply to wet, freshly washed har – I promise it won’t feel sticky!) and for sore throats.  I wouldn’t say the Gelly tastes good but it doesn’t taste bad and if I can hold it on my sore throat for a while it is well worth it!

Pop a tube in your bag

Seriously, I don’t know what I’d do without it.  We’re at the park and the kids fall into stinging nettles, apply Gelly; they fall over and scratch themselves, apply Gelly; they get stung by an insect, apply Gelly; they are sunburnt, apply Gelly.  You get the idea!  Plus it works on adult humans alike and if you find an annoying spot starting to appear you can apply Gelly to that too!  It’s natural, it’s versatile, it doesn’t leave any stains and if you squidge out too much you can use it as a moisturiser anywhere as un-traumatised skin loves Aloe too!

MPD (Multi Purpose Detergent)

It’s hard to get too excited about cleaning, it’s hardly a glamorous part of our lives right?  But, it’s necessary and so anything that makes the chore of cleaning a little easier while being a little kinder to not just the environment but also my hands has to be a good thing!

And that’s exactly what MPD does.  it’s a super-concentrated multi purpose cleaner that has a ridiculous amount of uses.  And that’s what makes cleaning simpler – having one detergent in your cupboard that works really well instead of the usual cupboard full of stuff that many of us have.

Multi-use making life simpler

MPD can be used for, but is not limited to:

  • Laundry
  • Hand washing dishes (but it’s not suitable for use in a dishwasher)
  • Pre-treatment for stained clothing
  • Carpet stains
  • Floors
  • Sinks
  • Bathrooms
  • Windows
  • Glass
  • Mirrors
  • Inside and outside of cars and caravans
  • Garden furniture
  • Decking
  • Pet bedding
  • And even your pets!

And because it’s super concentrated a little goes a long way so the bottle will last for ages.  You can even use it to make up spray bottles – just one teaspoon mixed with water is great for glass and windows and will cost you just 10p; while two teaspoons mixed with water makes a great all-purpose spray.

It cuts through grime, lifts grease and removes stains without scratching or marking surfaces.

Environmentally friendly

Some detergents aren’t great for the environment but MPD has been formulated with anionic and non-ionic surfactants which are biodegradable, thus reducing environmental and water pollution

Hand friendly

If your hands dry out as much as mine do when you’re cleaning then the fact that the non-abrasive formula also contains aloe vera will be welcome news to you too.  The aloe vera in for formula softens and conditions both hands and clothes plus it has a light fresh fragrance that doesn’t overpower your senses.

In summary…….

It’s a short post for this product but really there’s only so much you can say about a cleaning product – this one will save you space, is highly effective, economical to use, gentle on both hands and the environment and smells fresh.  That’s the cleaning sorted, time to move on to something more interesting then!