Cleaning Sachets FAQ's
Is the cleaning sachets PVA film plastic?
In common usage the term plastic pollution is used in relation to the pollution that plastics create as they don't decompose quickly so cause physical harm to animals, when they do compose they form toxic compounds and in the very end they form micro-beads.
What is the film of the cleaning sachets made from?
The film is made of PVA which is fully water soluble so there’s no physical risk to animals. It's completely non-toxic to the environment, aquatic life or animals and does not form micro-beads either.
Can I buy individual sachets?
Yes, absolutely! We sell sets of each cleaning sachet. Here’s a link to our full collection: https://ecovibe.co.uk/collections/iron-velvet
Are they vegan/cruelty free?
We’re pleased to confirm neither Iron & Velvet, nor any of their suppliers (or people on their behalf) test on animals and we are happy that all the ingredients are also vegan friendly. They're not yet certified cruelty free or vegan but it's in the plans to have that in the future so if you'd rather wait until we have the stamps, we completely understand. 😊
Are the cleaning sachets antiviral?
The active antibacterial agent we use in our antibacterial sprays is widely used in many other antibacterial cleaning products but has only been tested against bacteria, not viruses, so I'm afraid we can't guarantee that it will kill COVID-19 or any other viruses. This is the most common testing done on all antibacterial cleaning products on the shelves at the moment and COVID-19 is such a new strain that no products will have been tested against it just yet.
How long will they last?
They last a year in the box. Much longer once diluted - at least 2 years.
What ingredients do you use?
The makers Iron & Velvet based their products on naturally derived plant extracts and materials including pure essential oils for the fragrances, a sustainably sourced palm oil derived soap, a secondary soap made from waste plant material left over from biofuel manufacture. They also use C12-15 Alcohol Ethoxylate and Isopropyl Alcohol at less than 0.4% and Monoethanolamine at less than 0.01% in the end cleaning solution for stabilising the essential oils and ensuring a safe pH. The antibacterial agent is Quaternary ammonium compounds, benzyl-C12-14 (even-numbered)-alkyldimethyl, chlorides which is only found in our antibacterial products.
Are these safe for animals?
Once diluted our sachets are non-toxic and not hazardous to the environment and aquatic life. However, we have not tested specifically for safely with the wide variety of household pets so we'd always recommend checking with your vet as some essential oils etc are not recommended for certain animals and breeds.
Why are the cleaning sachets so expensive?
At EcoVibe we try out best to make sustainable alternatives as accessible as possible. These cleaning sachets come in a pack of 5, giving you 500ml for each sachet. We sell the sets for £10.99, meaning that each bottle costs less that £2.20 each, making them more affordable than lots of mass-produced plastic competitor alternatives. 😊
Can you customise an order? For example, could I have a pack of five with two floor cleaners and three kitchen cleaners?
Thanks for your question! Unfortunately, this isn’t a service we’re able to provide at this stage. However, we do sell packs of five of each individual cleaning sachet.
How long can it stay made up in the bottle for? Does it lose any effectiveness if in there for a while?
The sachets can be stored for up to a year and then much longer once diluted in a bottle.
Unfortunately, we don’t actually know exactly how long because the manufacturers have only been making them for two years and the original batches are fine.