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Green and Natural Questions
What about your packaging? Is it green too?
What about your packaging? Is it green too?
Yes! The PET bottles that we have chosen use a plastic that can be recycled over and over, and does not contain BPA. Even under adverse conditions, the product inside will still be safe, as this plastic is among the best in terms of not leaching out chemicals. Look for the number 1 inside the recycling triangle on the bottom. And don’t forget to recycle!
Why are your products not 100% natural?
Some companies want to keep this secret, we put it on the front of our label. We’re proud of what we do and believe that transparency is the future. All our products are made from naturally-sourced ingredients, derived from nature, with minimal synthetics. The only synthetics within Ecologik products come from essential oil preservatives and two of our surfactants. The surfactants you can see on specific ingredient lists, are sodium xylene sulfonate and sodium c10-16 benzenesulfonate. While these are synthetic, they are very mild, are considered a low hazard, and we use very little. Our scent concentrations are also very small. Because we maximized the amount of natural ingredients in our formulas, we did need to use some preservative to eliminate the decay of quality cleaning agents. All taken into consideration, our natural ingredient percentage always comes so close to 100%! Overtime, we will increase our natural %’s to sustain the best natural chemistry the market can supply.
What about all the claims made on the Ecologik packaging?
We have lots to say about how proud we are of our formulations! Please see our Claims page.
How did you calculate how many bottles are saved per year?
This calculation is tied into our annual savings formula. We divided the annual usage by the amount in the container. Here are two examples of our calculation, one with an Ecologik product that doesn’t need dilution, and one that does, both compared to a leading brand product:
Leading brand laundry pods (based on up to 8.25 loads per week)
396 pods per year/14 pods per container = 28 container used per year
Ecologik x20 Laundry Liquid (ready to use)
1980mL per year/500mL per bottle = 4 bottles used per year
28-4 = 24 bottles saved per year!
Leading brand kitchen cleaner (based on 5 sprays per use and up to 16 uses per week)
19200mL per year/473mL per bottle = 41 bottles used per year
Ecologik x10 Kitchen Cleaner (concentrate dilutes to 2500mL)
19200mL per year/2500mL per bottle = 8 bottles used per year
41-8 = 33 bottles saved per year!
In addition to this though, we are saving so much more than plastic. We are saving on fuel used for shipping, since our concentrated product takes up less volume than other companies’ products. We are saving on your gas usage through less trips to the store. As well, in using less packaging than other companies, we are also saving on plastic in the landfill. We, as the manufacturer, and you, as the consumer, can be proud of Ecologik products and ourselves because together we are lessening the carbon footprint on our planet.
Are your products safe on stone?
All of our products are safe to use on properly sealed stone, except for the Bathroom Cleaner. Its acidity may discolour your granite or marble. As always, do a spot test on an inconspicuous spot first.
How can I get the best performance out of my Ecologik product?
Our products are formulated to be ultra-concentrated, so less is more! Be sure to follow the directions as to how much to use, as using too much can leave an unwanted residue. We encourage customers to try even less than the prescribed dose! Using less means you get more usage out of a bottle, and subsequently you don’t have to buy as much, saving money and bottles. Most companies want you to use more (eg: by adding fillers) so that you buy more. Here at Ecologik, we want you to use less!
What is the shelf life of your products?
We give a 1-year shelf life for Ecologik products, after the bottle is opened.
Health and safety
Are your products nut-free?
Absolutely. You don’t have to worry about nut allergies here.
Are Ecologik products tested on animals?
Never! All Ecologik formulations are tested in our lab (no creatures within!) and in real-life settings in our own homes.
Are Ecologik products safe for use around kids/pets?
Definitely! They do not leave toxic residues or fumes. Please note, that while we use naturally-sourced ingredients, that doesn’t mean that they are always safe to ingest. There are plenty of dangerous plants out there! If your child or pet swallows some of our product, give them water to dilute it, and call a doctor/vet. And if it gets in someone’s eyes, rinse with plenty of water.
Why do some of your labels and their corresponding SDSs have different caution ratings?
Our labels are produced in accordance with the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001 (CCCR), regulated by the Canadian federal government. Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) follow the Global Harmonized System (GHS), created by a global governing body. These two systems, being created and administered by different organizations, employ different formulas for calculating the same product characteristics (eg: toxicity, corrosiveness, etc.). The result is that we are telling two different versions of the same truth – that we are doing our best to give you safe green and natural products that work great! All the while ensuring that we are following the applicable regulations.
Do you have coupons or special offers?
Absolutely! A subscription to our Dirty Talk page will bring great deals to your inbox!
Are your products also available at other online and brick and mortar retailers?
We are working on this right now! We will update the website as soon as we have news to share!
How do you calculate how much money is being saved by using Ecologik products?
We have calculated usage amount and price of competitors’ products vs Ecologik’s. The resulting value illustrates just how much is saved by using our brand. We have found that big savings came from the amount applied per use. This proves that our concentrated formulations are bringing you savings!
We used the following formula: Annual expenditure = (unit price/unit volume) x annual usage Here are two examples of our calculation, one with an Ecologik product that doesn’t need dilution, and one that does, both compared to a leading brand product:
Leading brand laundry pods (based on up to 8.25 loads/week)
($7.99 per box/14 pods per box) x 396 loads/year = $226/year
Ecologik x20 Laundry Liquid
($17.99 per bottle/500mL per bottle) x 1980mL/year = $71/year
$226-$71 = $154 saved per year!
Leading brand kitchen cleaner (based on up to 5 spray per use and 16 uses per week)
($8.99 per bottle/473mL per bottle) x 19200mL/year = $365/year
Ecologik x10 Kitchen Cleaner (dilutes to 2500mL)
($8.99 per bottle/2500mL per bottle) x 19200mL/year = $69/year
$365-$69 = $295 saved per year!
How can I unsubscribe from Ecologik’s mailing list?
With our newsletter (Dirty Talk) email, we include an unsubscribe link in the footer of the newsletter.
How do I change my email address you have for me?
After logging to your account, you can change your profile and email settings under My Account.
How does Ecologik collect email addresses?
When the user registers with Ecologik or subscribes to the newsletter(Dirty Talk), we store her email id to keep her identity unique.
Where are Ecologik products manufactured?
We are proudly located in the heart of prairie country, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.