Greenscents Cleaning Products

blog Most cleaning supplies on the shelves today are stock full of harmful chemicals. Personally, I despise all those synthetic cleaning agents especially when they leave residue on my counters. It's even worse when those pesky chemicals dry out my hands. Here at The Amazing Blog, my colleagues and I are always looking for organic and natural replacements, so when Greenscents crossed our paths we knew we found a winner. Greenscents is a family run company that is committed to creating sustainable and ethically sourced cleaning solutions using only organic ingredients.


Out of the many products Greenscents has to offer, I have chosen to highlight three including the Non-Scented Laundry Liquid, the Lavender Multi-Surface Spray and the Citrus Washing Up Liquid. The Non-Scented Laundry Liquid was powerful and yet, gentle at the same time. This concentrated formula left clothes feeling fresh and clean. Quite honestly, I prefer non-scented laundry detergent as those with a fragrance tend to smell a bit tacky. And, most importantly, this liquid was sensitive and did not have an effect on my skin.  The Lavender Multi-Surface Spray claims to be ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and any hard surfaces. Here in the office it was perfect for cleaning up tea spills and oily fingerprints. I was quite pleased with this anti-bacterial spray. The Citrus Washing Up Liquid, which is definitely my favourite, not only smells incredible but easily cleans away any sort of mess on your dishes, pans and silverware. And it's fast too. Before leaving the office I always have to clean my tea mugs and this washing liquid really helps speed up the process. Not to mention, the bright citrus smell lingers around helping maintain that fresh clean feeling we all love.


Greenscents' products are truly a step above those traditionally found on the shelves. This company has developed excellent organic cleaning agents without sacrificing the quality. With my hands still moisturised and the office feeling clean I can proudly say that Greenscents is definitely recommend - especially if you have the same pet peeves as I do. You can purchase your own Greenscents essentials from their website from anywhere between £2 to £6.

EcoForce - Cleaning Products

blog When it comes to buying everyday household items, we at The Amazing Blog always lean towards those that are ‘green’ and eco-friendly. So when we received several cleaning products from EcoForce, we were really chauffed.


EcoForce is a unique brand that aims to reduce their carbon footprint at every possible level of production. All of their products are made from at least 90% recycled material, which reduces landfill waste, conserves precious fossil fuels and uses 70% less energy than new plastics. And with all their designing and manufacturing taking place here in the UK, EcoForce provides a ‘greener’ and more sustainable alternative to traditional cleaning items. From the wide array of products they offer, we were fortunate enough to receive their Scourers, Sponges, Cloths and Dusters. The scourers and sponges worked great around the sink and kitchen: mopping up messes and cleaning dishes with ease. While the cloths and dusters were useful around the office: cleanin up spilled tea and wipping off dirty fingerprints. Each item was perfect for some light household cleaning.


If the environmental benefits aren’t convincing enough, the price of all these products are extremely affordable. Ranging from £1 to £5, any of these products (and more) can be purchased on their website and in most supermarkets here in the UK - including Whole Foods. EcoForce makes it easy to be green while you clean.

Win a Paperthinks Leather iPad Folio

Blog We at The Amazing Blog were fortunate to come across  Paperthinks at the recent PURE33 Exhibition. While there,  I immediately fell in love with this 'genuine' brand, and couldn’t wait to do some shopping of my own. Paperthinks offers a wide variety of products -  from card cases and notebooks to shopping bags and iPad folios. And with 24 colours it was practically impossible to make a decision. I couldn’t resist buying the Mist Blue Notebook but all their products were very tempting indeed. AND today you are very lucky because you have the chance to win a Paperthinks Leather Violet iPad Folio right here!  This vibrant lavender colour is right on trend and is in the most luxurious leather - absolutely stunning.

Paperthinks are very special people and believe that no one should not have to choose between being green and being stylish. So they merged the two beautifully: combining sustainability and design.  Each product is made from 100% recycled leather. In order to reduce waste, Paperthinks uses the off-cuts, trimmings and shavings from Asian leather manufacturing processes and industries. The leather is then treated with 'eco-conscience' lamination techniques producing a high quality and completely recycled product. It’s the perfect solution to creating a unique leather without further damaging the environment. The end result is a durable product that isn’t bulky or stiff. I use my notebook daily and it shows no signs of wear or tear.  All in all, each product has everything you need and nothing more. Paperthinks has truly captured the beauty of simplicity.

This fabulous Paperthink iPad Folio retails at £29.50 but one lucky reader will win it for free! To enter simply send your Name, Twitter, Email, and Postal Address to The give away ends May 8th and we will be tweeting the winner. To see Paperthinks’ complete collection check out their website gallery or go to Oliver Bonas to purchase your favourites.

Colour for a Cause

Ok so we’ve all heard about naming a star after a loved one and adopting an endangered Panda, but if you fancy doing something a bit more original, with a worthy cause thrown in for good measure, you can now own a colour. UNICEF, the children’s charity, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized, and they have teamed up with Dulux to raise as much money as possible to continue their life-changing work. Own A Colour is a fantastic movement started by a small group of individuals – passionate in their belief that small acts can combine collectively to save the lives of many children one child at a time.



In a world where the average computer, Blackberry and iPhone can display an incredible 16.7 million colours, there’s more than enough to go round and every colour sold will make a huge difference to a lot of children in need.  UNICEF is hoping that each and every colour will be named and they are asking for minimum donations starting at £1. All the money raised will go directly to help transform children’s lives and buying a colour makes a quirky alternative to your candy-cane stocking fillers.

Even donating as little as little as £1 can have a profound effect on those in need. UNICEF was founded in 1946 and has spent over six decades campaigning tirelessly to give children the best possible start in life. Their work includes promoting girls’ education, providing immunisation against childhood diseases and working to prevent the spread of HIV and Aids among young people. Such is their dedication to the cause that UNICEF is active in more than 190 countries is part of the Global Movement for Children.

So, whether you fancy yourself as a dusky pink, an opulent purple hue or an emerald green, dig deep and get colouring.