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The application of science…

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Tips on the internet The internet is a valuable resource for research and information gathering on all manner of subjects, including cleaning & laundry. Indeed there are a wealth of tips and videos available featuring traditional cleaning products. Our particular favourite was How Clean is your House which regularly featured our products (even if the labels were some times obscured). You can...
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Is your white vinegar a PURE white vinegar?

Beware of added ingredients Dri-Pak white vinegar is a pure white vinegar containing ONLY acetic acid and water. We offer it in two strengths, the standard 4% acetic acid and an Extra Strength version of 6%, which is ideal for tough limescale removal duties, making at as effective at dissolving limescale as Citric Acid. Our acetic acid is derived from the distillation of wheat. There are however...
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Can you go bigger?

The size of our packets & bottles We are regularly asked whether we can supply some of our products in bigger bottles, and occassionally bags/boxes. Even if you do think that 'bigger is better', there are a number of reasons why we sadly can't accomodate these requests. Some are internal reasons, but one of the biggest factors is to do with meeting the requirments of the retailers. Producti...
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Plastic pollution – is there a simple solution?

Plastic waste
Plastic pollution - what can be done? UPDATED 14 October 2018 Since initially posting this article in January, we'd live to give you a quick update of the measures that we're planning to take to reduce the use of plastic or at least make the plastic more sustainable if no viable alternatives exist. We're making these changes after in-depth discussion with packaging material suppliers. It's fair ...
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Switch to metal water bottles…and keep them fresh

Metal drinks bottles
Cutting down on plastic drinks bottles With the continuing 'war on plastic', many people are switching from disposable water bottles to reusable metal bottles, or at least reusable plastic drinks bottles. This cuts down on plastic as well as having other environmental benefits such as a reduction in transport costs and pollution. Even if the discarded bottles don't end up as litter, it still sav...
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National Eczema Week 2018

Advice on dealing with eczema During National Eczema Week 2018 (15-23 September), the National Eczema Society has issues guidance on managing the condition. The advice is as follows: 1. Keep your home cool to ease itching – around 18°C is ideal. 2. Go fragrance-free. Anything with a strong scent, from soap to air freshener, may be irritating to your skin.  3. Mind the gap! Leave at least 10 minu...
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Cleaning leather sofas with Liquid Soap

How to clean leather sofas Leather is a fantastic natural product that gives years of service; it's very practical for sofas and chairs because many spills and stains can be wiped off. Some stains need a bit more of a wipe than simply a damp cloth and from time to time, it's good advice to give the whole sofa a clean to remove the dirt and grease that can accumulate from clothes, skin and hair t...
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How to unblock a sink

Pouring Soda
Dealing with blocked sinks UPDATE: Because the world and his wife seems to have gone crazy for Soda Crystals and White Vinegar since Mrs Hinch recommended them for cleaning sinks, we're encouraging customers to read this article and particularly the paragraph at the end of this page about mixing acids and alkalis. So in the meantime, a bit of background: Most blockages in sinks are the results o...
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Maintaining water quality in paddling pools

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Keep the young ones happy...and healthy! With the current hot weather and start of the school holidays, there's nothing the kids like better than splashing around in the paddling pool. But what should you do with the water at the end of the day? With most people on water meters and hosepipe bans in force in some areas of the country, it makes sense to save the water for the next day and beyond. ...
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Soda Crystals gone hard?

How to stop soda crystals going hard
Did you know that Soda Crystals are actually a 'wet' product? It's a physical characteristic that at above 32oC, they start to 'melt'. As their temperature drops, they will set solid. In the UK, this doesn't usually present too much of a problem as temperatures rarely reach, or stay at, those temperatures. Some people may think that they have somehow got wet, but that isn't the issue. Obviously...
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