This post is sponsored by EC30, however, all opinions (and excited chatter) about eco-friendly cleaning are my own.
I grew up cleaning. A. LOT. My parents also had a home cleaning business that I would help out with while in college. And one thing I can tell you is that lugging around dozens of cleaning supplies from the store (and then between rooms) grew old very quickly.
But, what if there was a way to create the cleaning solution right when you needed it, without carrying heavy cleaning supplies from the store to your car, driving home, unloading it, carrying it around the house, and then putting it back on its shelf?
I got overwhelmed just thinking about all of that.
Did you know that creating and transporting raw ingredients for liquid cleaners is one of the most significant contributors to CO2 emissions? And, most cleaners share something in common: most of it is water.
That’s right. We’re paying for diluted cleaning solutions and, once we’re done with their plastic containers, we toss them in the recycle bin (in hopes that they’re recycled), and proceed to buy yet another plastic container with cleaning solution.
A cleaning solution that’s diluted with water.
Why not just buy the concentrated detergent and add water?
That wasn’t possible until now.
What is EC30?
I grew up watching the futuristic cartoon series The Jetsons as a kid. In this 1960s cartoon series, life was so much easier due to improved tech they imagined would be in existence 100 years later. Technology such as smart watches, video calls, holograms, dehydrated bite-sized meals, etc.
If NASA astronauts are able to travel with dehydrated, compact meals now, why can’t we also do this with other products? Such as cleaning supplies?
Enter EC30, a company whose mission is to revolutionize the way we clean by eliminating the need for plastic containers, reducing C02 emissions with lightweight products, and implementing safer ingredients for the environment. Sign me up!
EC30 products feature the following:
After chatting with the company in a Zoom call, I got to learn more about how the products were made, their priorities in the chemical structure of the cleaning solution, and their goals for the future. I was so impressed with the brand and everything they stand for, and I hope they exceed their future goals!
Fewer ingredients means less CO2 emissions. I’m pretty sure that EC30 would be Jetson-approved.
How is EC30 different from other brands?
The cleaning industry generates huge amounts of unnecessary waste. EC30 is on a mission to re-imagine clean for the planet. They want you to change your cleaning products, not your expectations.
EC30 is an eco-friendly l home and body cleaning product collection that is on a journey to being carbon neutral. They are made with only the ingredients you need to clean, and are packaged in recyclable, compostable and eco-friendly packaging.
For resources they can’t reduce, they replenish by planting trees. This ensures accredited carbon offset, which includes the product use in your home.
I got to try out their eco-friendly home and body collection starter kits. And, I was super impressed.
They’re able to cut down the amount of greenhouse gases in their business by eliminating the liquid in cleaners with a cool process. They create fibers out of the surfactants (kind of like how cotton candy is made). Then they weave the fibers into a dry web into layers. Each layer has active ingredients sprinkled in between.
The end product is a swatch that feels like a cotton gauze made out of fibers. It’s really unique!
The magic of EC30 swatches happens when you add water–something you already have at home. When water is added, it travels through the fibers activating each layer. Rubbing mixes and disperses the ingredients and creates a very luxurious lather. It’s truly amazing. (And FUN!)
Plus, their use of renewable electricity for manufacturing (think: wind and solar power) means a greener Earth!
EC30 Home Care Kit
The kit I was personally most excited to try was the home care trial kit. True to their goal of reducing waste as much as possible, I was happy to see so many products in compact packaging. NO PLASTIC HERE!
Each component in the Home Care Kit came neatly organized and separated in biodegradable cardboard: surface cleaner, toilet cleaner, laundry detergent, and hand wash. And everything smells SO GOOD!
EC30 Toilet Cleaner
This is the cleaning product I was most excited to try. The thought of having EC30 cleaning our 4 toilets overnight and waking up to a sparkling bathroom in the morning felt like a pinch-me moment!
The toilet cleaner looks like a little pillow, and the contents inside feel like a slippery powder. The fragrance isn’t overpowering, but it’s the most luxe fragrance of any toilet cleaner I’ve ever tried.
You drop it into the bowl, and it immediately turns into a foam that expands and cleans the toilet bowl overnight. In the morning, you don’t even have to brush the bowl. Simply flush and you’re done!
EC30 Laundry Detergent
The EC30 eco-friendly laundry detergent swatches feel like compact cotton in your hands. You simply drop one swatch for a light load, or two for a heavy load, in the empty drum of the machine, toss in your clothes, and done.
I have a front-loading machine and I’ve found that one swatch is all I need for most loads, even larger ones. I only use two swatches for when I gather all the towels in the house.
If you’re the kind that doesn’t feel like things are cleaning without the suds, you’re in luck. Believe it or not, these laundry swatches do create a sudsy lather! So, unless you have a truly heavy load, stick with one swatch in the front-load machines.
EC30 Surface Cleaner
This is truly FUN one! You fold and place these cute little swatches in a spray bottle, add water, and you have instant cleaning solution! The solution is only good for a week, after which you create a new solution.
The reason for this is that there are no preservatives in the cleaning swatch. Preservatives are only needed when there’s water in a product. And, to cut down on the amount of chemicals, EC30 chose to leave out the preservatives. I love that!
If you have little ones, they’ll love to be the ones to drop the cleaning swatch in the bottle. Make a game out of cleaning and start them young. (They’ll thank you later, promise)
EC30 Hand Wash
I love that this is super portable, and it’s especially important for hand washing nowadays. They sent along an added little metal tin for me to store the dry swatches in, and use a swatch as I need.
Out shopping and had to go to the bathroom but the hand wash is all out? No problem.
EC30 Personal Care Kit
I’m emotionally attached to my current personal care products (true story) but the EC30 personal care kit is a serious contender for my travel bags. It would be a breeze going through TSA with non-liquid personal care products, and my bags would weigh a lot less, too!
EC30 Shampoo + Conditioner
I wash my hair daily (a habit I’m trying to get better about) so I often run out of the small bottles of shampoo in hotels. Plus, I can’t really recycle those little plastic bottles unless I pack it in my bag…and who would honestly do that?
All you do is soak the swatch with water for 3 seconds, rub your hands together to make a lather, than apply to your hair.
Having EC30 shampoo and conditioner on-hand ensures I don’t run out and don’t have to call for more room service. Priceless.
EC30 Facewash + Bodywash
Similar to the EC30 shampoo and conditioner, the swatches of face wash and body wash work the same way. Look at how CUTE the art on the swatches are! Adorable!
These swatches are very portable, and would do well if you have a small bathroom with little storage space, such as apartments and RVs.
Reduce your carbon footprint with EC30
We’re all in this together. We all have the same home: Mother Earth. Join me in switching to cleaning supplies that cut down our carbon footprint with a company like EC30!
Try their starter kits or their convenient subscription bundles. My personal favorites are the laundry swatches and surface cleaner swatches, both found in the Home Care subscription bundle. Use code LISETTE10 for 10% off your starter kit!