Mrs Martin from Mrs Martin’s Microbes kindly sent the Green at Heart team a hamper of their products to test out. Each hamper was beautifully wrapped with a hand-written note describing the products inside.
We were given hand soap, odour deodoriser and a handmade bamboo cloth to try. The products come in stylish aluminium or plastic pump bottles. It is possible to buy the products in bulk (5L) and then to dispense them into the reusable containers, thereby reducing the costs and packaging used. Mrs Martin’s Microbes really try to encourage people to refill their existing containers.
Interestingly Dr Raj Lalloo from Optimusbio, read our recent Q&A with Dr Lalloo here, helped Mrs Martin develop these two products. These products are full of beneficial microbes that assist in cleaning and deodorising. The hand soap contains moringa, olive and orange oils, as well as sea salt. The odour deodoriser contains microbes, water and a fragrance that is fully biodegradable and has low Volatile Organic Compounds. According to Mrs Martin the deodoriser can be sprayed anywhere and does not need to be wiped off. It also gets rid of the cause of just about any smell.
After trying out both the hand soap and odour deodoriser the Green at Heart team agree that these products are gentle, have a pleasant but not overpowering smell and are very effective. The hand soap does not leave your hands feeling dry and we really like the stylish aluminium bottles, which look good in your bathroom or kitchen.
The pricing of the products is very reasonable. The hand soap ranges from R35 for 250ml to R395 for 5L. And the odour deodoriser is R40 for 250ml to R460 for 5L. Other products in the range include cleaning products like floor and surface cleaner, body wash, as well as cleaning accessories. They also sell a starter pack which contains the entire range of products. With an online shop and free shipping for purchases over R500 why not head over to the Mrs Martin’s Microbes website and try the products for yourself.
These are affordable, biodegradable and eco-friendly products that we would highly recommend.