Like many amazing people are, my boyfriend and I are really trying to make some changes in our home that will benefit not only us, but also our beautiful environment. We are making the switch to more natural products for cleaning, self-care, etc., and we are also really trying to reduce and eventually eliminate our single use plastic usage. With these two things in mind, I was so incredibly excited that Marcel’s Green Soap (check out their great website!) wanted to team up! I was sent a package of their amazing, natural cleaning products, and have been using them for about two weeks now. You know that you’ve reached adulthood when you get incredibly excited about receiving new cleaning products in the mail…
**Head on over to my instagram page, we will be doing a giveaway this week for a Marcel’s Green Soap starter kit!**
About Marcel’s Green Soap:
Marcel’s is an amazing, Netherlands based company that uses completely, all natural ingredients for their cleaning products, AND 100% recycled plastic for their packaging. How great is that?! Fun fact…they are the first company in Western Europe that uses 100% recycled plastic for their packaging. Props to that.
Marcel runs his company with three promises in mind; that the products will clean beautifully, smell fantastic, and are filled with natural ingredients, and let me tell you, all of these promises are definitely met. The products are also vegan, never tested on animals, and are safe to use around animals (which makes me feel better using them around my dog )!
Along with being packaged in 100% recycled plastic, their products are also 99% biodegradable! This means that they are making a very minuscule impact before, during, and after use!
I received the following products, and have been using (and loving) them!
All-Purpose Cleaner Spray- Basil and Vetiver Grass
All-Purpose Cleaner- Orange and Jasmine
Dish Wash Soap- Lavender and Clove
Hand Soap- Sandalwood and Cardamom
Toilet Bowl Cleaner- Patchouli and Cranberry
All of the scents smell amazing. They are so fresh, and leave wherever you were cleaning smelling great long after you’re finished! They smell so great because Marcel’s Green Soap uses essential oils to give their products the amazing and unique scents.
It’s so hard to pick my favourite scent, but it would probably be the Lavender and Clove, or Sandalwood and Cardamom. Rob also loves the Sandalwood and Cardamom, he thinks it’s the ‘manliest’ of them all, but his favourite is actually the pink patchouli and cranberry toilet bowl cleaner (fine by me, maybe it means he will use it the most?!). If you want to check out all of their great scents, click here!
I was really, truly impressed with the effectiveness of every single product. Both of the all-purpose cleaners are amazing, I use them for well…everything! They work wonders on every surface…cleaning floors, tile, sinks, countertops, the list goes on! I have been trying to find something natural and good-smelling to clean our glass shower doors, and the basil and vetiver grass spray worked amazingly! Another thing I love about the products is that you really don’t need to use much to get the job done. A couple of sprays, or a quick squirt in some warm water, and you are good to go. They foam really well, and a little goes a long way!
The hand soap leaves our hands feeling fresh, soft and clean, and the smell lasts forever, which is exactly what I look for in a hand soap!
The dish soap is also fantastic. Again, a little goes a long way with this stuff! Some natural dish soaps, you have to re-apply the soap to your sponge or scrubber after every dish, but not Marcel’s. It cleans our dishes beautifully, and again, leaves a great, natural scent.
Last, but certainly not least, the toilet bowl cleaner. This toilet bowl cleaner is incredible, I love it. Who would have ever thought that I said I love a toilet bowl cleaner, right?! Who am I!? Toilet bowl cleaners I have used in the past have been so harsh on my nose, but again, the scent of this one is incredible and so fresh and natural. It honestly left the toilet SPARKLING, and I can’t wait to clean the toilet again (lol!).
Overall, the effectiveness of the products is amazing, and I will definitely be using them again and again to safely clean my home!
I have already mentioned that their packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic, but the other part of the packaging is the way it looks! I love the colours and labels that this company uses to present their products. They are eye-catching, and explain the products really well, which I love.
Where to Buy:
You can head on over to Marcel’s Green Soap website and order directly from them, or use their store locator to find your closest supplier (sorry to my North American friends, you can’t experience this great company…yet!!!!). We have seen the products at many bio stores around Belgium and the Netherlands, and our favourite store, Dill and Kamille.
What I’d love to see:
The one thing that I think is missing from the Marcel’s Green Soap line, is a fantastic glass/mirror cleaner. It’s something that we use often in our house, and it would be amazing to get a green alternative to the ones we use currently. Also, for my North American friends, I would love for you to be able to experience Marcel’s Green Soaps as well! Hopefully both of these things are in the works (hint hint Marcel?).
Overall, I am so happy to have discovered Marcel’s Green Soap, and I will be using it again and again. Their focus on not only the cleaning products, but also what the cleaning products are packaged in is amazing to me, and I fully support companies that are making a difference like that.
I love having the conversation with people about small changes that they can make to better their lives, and the environment, and switching to all-natural cleaning supplies, like Marcel’s (who also happen to use all recycled plastic), is a great change that you can begin to make. You don’t have to switch to a fully organic, natural, or vegan lifestyle to make a difference. Committing to small changes in your day-to-day life can not only make a big difference for you and your surroundings, but also supports amazing companies like this who are willing to make the changes for you easier. Do your research, find what works for you and your lifestyle, and try something new that makes you and the world healthier!
Thank you Marcel’s Green Soap for providing me with these amazing products. All comments and opinions are my own.