You don’t have to live a toxic-free lifestyle to be concerned about the chemicals in your household cleaning products. However, it can be difficult to make the switch from the standard supermarket products to something a little more natural in the fear that the alternative might not be as effective as its chemical-laden counterpart.
Luckily there’s an option that does both—Koala Eco creates affordable cleaning products that are not only safe for your family and the environment, but they are just as effective as your usual suspects. The brainchild of husband and wife duo, Koala Eco was created when Jessica Bragdon and Paul Davidson were trying to find cleaning alternatives that were safe to use around their children and pets. They were unsuccessful in their quest to find safe and toxic-free products that would actually work, but instead of giving up they created their own.
By harnessing the power of essential oils in local plants from Australia, Jessica and Paul were able to create safer cleaning products that are also independently lab tested and proven to kill 99.99% of germs. Koala Eco products are vegan, all natural, environmentally-friendly, anti-fungal, disinfecting, and don’t contain dyes, synthetic fragrance, masking agents, palm oil, SLS or phosphates.
So how do they do it without toxic chemicals? Koala Eco manufactures their powerful antimicrobial cleansers using essential oils and other plant based ingredients including surfactancts and ethanol derived from sugar. From eucalyptus and peppermint, to rosalina and mandarin, the essential oils used provide both antimicrobial and aromatic functions. Essential oils are the healthy, eco-friendly and ethical alternative to synthetic fragrances that usually contain toxic ingredients. Koala Eco products are also plant-derived, biodegradable, and safe for daily use.
On top of their safety in the home, Koala Eco products are also better for the environment. They aren’t tested on animals, their bottles are made with 100 percent recycled and recyclable materials, and with each bottle sold Koala Eco donates a percentage to charity One Percent for the Planet.
So the next time you’re looking for a new dish soap or multipurpose bathroom cleaner, make the switch to environmentally-friendly, ethical and Australian-made Koala Eco products and give your family and the environment the quality they deserve.
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We were overjoyed when we managed last year to move to rPET bottles for our packaging, so Koala Eco is no longer responsible for causing new plastic to be made for our bottles. We’re small enough as a company to make sure that we are scrupulous with our research and testing (no animals are involved) and that our formulas are made to the highest standard in terms of natural ingredients and cleaning power. Each Koala Eco product sold triggers a donation to environmental charity One Per Cent for the Planet. We used all recycled packaging and shipping materials, and everything is recyclable. Our products are biodegradable and grey water safe. It’s also incredibly important that we stay true to our ethos. The Eco on the name (and dot-eco domain for our website) represents the goals and values of a passionately committed environmental community on an international and multicultural scale. We were one of the first businesses to be invited to re-badge as a dot-eco company by the Vancouver-based dot-eco movement, launched by two former United Nations Environment Programme staffers. We're really proud to be part of that.
We work with chemists and labs based right here in Sydney, and our products are made and bottled in Australia. We source our essential oils from farms located in Australia that grow and supplies traceable and sustainable Australian essential oils.
We used all recycled packaging and shipping materials, and everything is recyclable. Our bottles are made with 100% recycled and recyclable rPet so no new plastic is created with your bottles.
Each Koala Eco product sold triggers a donation to environmental charity One Per Cent for the Planet. We supply free cleaning products to a few different charities.
We source our essential oils from farms located in Australia that grow and supplies traceable and sustainable Australian essential oils. All of our ingredients are traceable and certified. We are lab tested to kill 99.9% of germs we also are certified, cruelty-free, allergy-safe, non-toxic and locally made.
Behind the Brand
“We couldn’t find what we wanted, so ultimately we thought: why don’t we make our own? We're both from entrepreneurial backgrounds, and so being Koala Eco’s first—and therefore possibly most demanding—customers, we had some pretty specific and sophisticated aims in mind”.