We are enormously proud that our products are made using the original recipes inherited from longtime housekeeper Bette Smith. At the heart of each product is the cold-processed soap that Bette learned to make as a child from her mother. We make it by hand in exactly the same way, using only 100% pure coconut oil, or coconut and sunflower oil, before leaving it to cure for a month.
Once the soap is ready we add ingredients like citric acid, bicarbonate of soda, Bette’s own recipe lemon oil – which is naturally antibacterial – and distilled white vinegar to give you the amazingly natural cleaning remedies that Bette used so effectively for more than 70 years.
We believe that you have a right to know exactly what’s in every product you buy, whether it’s food or drink, skincare or cleaning. The labels on most chemical cleaners are notoriously vague, but at Mangle & Wringer we label all ingredients clearly, so that you can make the same choices with your cleaning products as you do with your foods. And because they are mainly food grade ingredients you’ll recognize them. No long, difficult to pronounce chemical names – just simple, everyday, safe ingredients that are combined to create our hard working, unique recipes.
Because our products are made using ingredients you know and trust they are totally safe to leave on your kitchen worktop and use alongside your cooking. Our kitchen cleanser is based on bicarbonate of soda so clearing up after an afternoon’s baking with the kids, for example, is quick and easy and completely free from harmful chemical toxins.
Our Bathroom Balm is made with the same ingredients you’d enjoy in a luxury bath soak, so you can relax knowing that you won’t be soaking up any chemical residues normally found in conventional bathroom cleaners.
And because there are no chemical fragrances in our products the only scents you’ll smell are the delicious aromas of your baking or the wonderful wafts of your favourite perfume!