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3 Reasons to Try ESNTL LVG Sustainable Cleaning Products

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Last Updated on May 22, 2024

Most conventional cleaning products trigger major migraines for me, and I don’t think I’m alone.

Did you know there’s no federal law that requires companies to disclose the ingredients used in their cleaning products? This essentially means cleaning brands don’t have to have an ingredients label, which means there could be potential allergens inside the product and you wouldn’t even know.

This post was sponsored by ESNTL LVG. All thoughts and opinions are my own; for more information see my disclosure policy. 

One ingredient conventional cleaning brands tend to use is artificial fragrance. According to EWG, “fragrance” or “parfum” on a product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate.  

EWG further acknowledges fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.

Additionally, most cleaning products come in plastic packaging, designed to be used once. Only 5-6% of plastic actually gets recycled, and many plastic cleaning products cannot be recycled curbside due to the nature of the contents inside them.

Switching up my cleaning products was the first zero waste swap I made because it was effective, inexpensive, and it made me feel a lot better! I do this through simple swaps, like using lemons to clean my microwave, baking soda to polish my sink, and ESNTL LVG cleaning products. 

ESNTL LVG uses non-toxic biotechnology to formulate three efficient cleaners: All-purpose cleaner, glass and surface cleaner, and bathroom cleaner. Their versatile and minimalist cleaners don’t take up much space in my cleaning caddy, and can be infinitely refilled.

If you’re thinking about switching to a more sustainable cleaning routine, here are three reasons to try ESNTL LVG for yourself.

plastic-free packaging 

Many cleaners come in a big plastic bottle that’s made from crude oil, a non-renewable resource. Crude oil is extracted from the earth via fracking and takes a lot of energy, water and resources to transform into moldable plastic.

Additionally, plastic is hard to recycle due to its many numerous forms (there are seven main types of plastic). Not every recycling facility is equipped with the machinery to process all forms of plastic, which is why there are varying recycling rules from state to state, or even town to town.

While 30% of number 1 and 2 plastics are recycled, numbers 3 through 7 are much more difficult to be repurposed. In fact, numbers 6 and 7 are virtually impossible to recycle. 

Even when plastic is recycled, it is typically downcycled into something of lesser quality: It can rarely be recycled into the same product twice. Recycled plastics are mixed with virgin material to make them usable, and even then they can only be recycled two to three times before their quality becomes too poor to use.

However, it is important to remember that any material being recycled, be it plastic or glass, takes energy. The most sustainable way to use glass is to reuse it as much as possible. 

That’s why I love the fact ESNTL LVG packages their cleaners without single-use plastic. Their spray bottles are made from glass with a silicone sleeve to help protect it. The glass spray bottle can be reused indefinitely and the nozzle is durable and built to last.

It also ships to you plastic-free in a cardboard box. This reduces packaging waste and the cardboard can be easily recycled via curbside recycling.

 ESNTL LVG have three color coded glass bottles: 

  • Green is all-purpose cleaner
  • Purple is restroom cleaner and descaler
  • Blue is glass and surface cleaner

Color coding the glass bottles helps you easily identify them and grab the right one for the job. It’s also aesthetically pleasing, which makes you more likely to enjoy cleaning with them.

Plus, ESNTL LVG’s cleaners are minimalist and less overwhelming. Instead of purchasing a cleaner for every area of your home (toilet, shower, sink, etc.), all you need are three.

ESNTL LVG’s three cleaners are multi-functional and can be used for various spaces around the home. This reduces clutter in your cleaning caddy, gives you peace of mind, saves money and lots of plastic waste all at once.

Their starter pack, which includes three glass bottles and their corresponding concentrate refills. 

refill scheme 

On top of being single-use plastic-free, ESNTL LVG also has a refill scheme set in place. This reduces a lot of packaging waste, since the refills are also plastic-free.

Refills promote a circular economy too. We currently live in a linear economy where items are designed for landfill. Raw materials are collected, transformed into products for consumers, then discarded as waste. 

But with a circular economy, production leaves less of a footprint because everything gets reduced, reused and/or recycled. End of life is considered and taken into account upon design of a product. 

By offering refills in mini glass jars, ESNTL LVG is ensuring there is less overall packaging waste. Their spray bottles are built to last and the empty refill bottles can be upcycled or easily recycled at the end of their life. Each refill comes in a 3 pack packaged in recyclable cardboard boxes.

Once you have the spray bottle, you’ll only have to purchase refills afterwards, which saves you money in the long run. 

All you have to do is unscrew the spray nozzle of your glass spray bottle, pour the concentrate refill right in, and add some water. Then you’re ready to clean!

When you’ve emptied each refill glass, you can repurpose them into:

  • Mini flower vases
  • Propagation stations for your plants
  • Travel-size shampoo, conditioner + body wash holders for trips
  • Taper candle holder
  • Storing dried goods
  • DIY extracts, like vanilla extract

Just make sure to clean it out really well before using it to store any edible substances.

efficient & clean ingredients

ESNTL LVG products not only work great, but are also made using clean ingredients, instead of harsh chemicals. They’re completely cruelty-free and never test on animals.

They are transparent about what’s in their products and you can read the full ingredients label for each product on their site. This is important, considering many conventional cleaning brands do not disclose what’s in their products.

They’re made using biotechnology which combines nature, science, and innovation. It uses living organisms to clean, tackling dirt and odors with microorganisms and enzymes.

At ESNTL LVG, their scientists have spent decades perfecting exclusive bioactive ingredients for consistent results. Produced through fermentation, expertly stabilized and formulated, ESNTL LVG products consistently deliver effective cleaning. 

I’ve used ESNTL LVG products to clean all areas of my home, from my kitchen counters to my bathroom.

I do still use my own DIY cleaners as well, like my all-purpose cleaner and DIY tub scrub. But ESNTL LVG products are GZW approved and super convenient when I don’t have time to DIY something.

The best part? Since it’s formulated without harmful chemicals, and no artificial fragrances, their cleaning products don’t give me migraines. Most conventional cleaners do!

To reduce waste even further, I avoid paper towels and will use color coded rags designated for specific areas in my home (yes, even the toilet). When I’m done, I just pop them into the wash and reuse them all over again.

Here’s where each ESNTL LVG cleaner can be used in the home, and on what surfaces.

Glass Cleaner:

  • Windows
  • Mirrors
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Wood

All Purpose Cleaner:

  • Stove Tops
  • Counter Tops
  • All Floors
  • Microwaves
  • Desks

Restroom Cleaner and Descaler:

  • Showers
  • Tubs
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Stainless Steel

Pro tip: Once you’ve sprayed them onto the surface that needs cleaning, let them sit for a few minutes before wiping away. This will allow the solution to do its job and make wiping away grime a breeze.

Would you give ESNTL LVG products a try? What are your favorite sustainable cleaners? Let me know in the comments!

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