It all started with a trip to my local kitchen/home-wares shop ‘Roost’ in Malvern where I was searching for a rocket-shaped cookie cutter. As I made my way to the counter I caught sight of the most gorgeously packaged apothecary style bottles of… something. I didn’t know what, all I knew was that whatever it was, I liked it. On closer inspection I realized that they were cleaning products. What’s more they were a ‘premium range of organic cleaning products’ and were ‘earth, food, child and pet safe’. I wasn’t disappointed. Actually, I was so excited! Not only am I BIG on cleaning (perhaps even verging on the neurotic) but I am always on the lookout for more eco-friendly cleaning options.
I have always tried to avoid regular supermarket detergents for the disconcerting conundrum: the products we use to keep our families safe and healthy, we now know, may be doing just the opposite. So, despite temporarily agonizing over the somewhat costly price (when compared to regular cleaners and my ‘old faithfulls’ – white vinegar and bicarb of soda), I couldn’t wait to get them home!
Murchison-Hume is the progeny of Max and Peter Kater. Disenchanted with the odious and uninspiring options on offer to the design-conscious housewife, Max Kater decided to create her own range of premium housekeeping products. Her ambition – ‘to create the finest household cleaning products in the world.’ That meant they had to be ecologically friendly, superbly effective and easy to use, but above all, they had to look and smell gorgeous.
And indeed they do. With names like ‘Spit & Polish’, ‘Counter Intelligence’ and ‘Boys Bathroom Cleaner’ it’s hard not to feel at least a little bit inspired to get scrubbing. And with timeless counter appeal, you will feel guilty storing them away under the sink. But, as gorgeous as these products may look, it’s actually what’s inside that counts. They are completely non-toxic and utterly safe to use with zero negative effect on the environment. That is, I think, good news for us all.