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From the ground up; how our multitasking Natural Floor Cleaner balances gentleness with efficacy

Combining aromatherapy with cleansing efficacy, our Natural Floor Cleaner is an unassuming favourite in the Koala Eco home and cleaning collection. With its purpose extending far beyond the floor, our Natural Floor Cleaner is formulated to be safe for a wide variety of surfaces, including hardwood, bamboo, polished concrete, marble, vinyl, laminate, tiling, and stone. Suffusing your home with the uplifting and rejuvenating scents of mandarin and peppermint as you mop, it’s safe to breathe in by the entire family — including crawling toddlers and four-legged friends.

How does our Natural Floor Cleaner work?

Our biodegradable, non-toxic Natural Floor Cleaner works by combining pure essential oils with plant-based surfactants and solubilizers to create a gentle yet efficacious formula that’s safe on a plethora of flooring surfaces as well as suited for use on wooden furniture. Free from harsh chemicals and abrasive substances, it cleans and restores shine without compromising the aesthetic and integrity of your flooring surfaces.

Mandarin and peppermint essential oils work in harmony with plant-based surfactants and solubilizers to cut through grease and grime while preventing dirt from resettling on surfaces.

Below, we break down every ingredient in our Natural Floor Cleaner and explore how they work. 

Surfactants

Surfactants — which means ‘surface active agent’ — help trap impurities and lift them off surfaces, making them an apt addition to many cleaning products (they’re also found in our Natural Dish Soap, and natural surface cleaners). Rather than simply moving dirt and grime around (as merely cleaning with water does), surfactants are able to penetrate, loosen, trap, and lift impurities, allowing them to be easily removed as you mop.

Our Natural Floor Cleaner harnesses the benefits of plant-based surfactants derived from coconut oil; these include sodium xylene sulfonate and glucosides as they’re completely biodegradable, and they won’t contribute to environmental pollution once washed down the drain or emptied into your backyard.

Solubilizers

Solubilizers are a type of surfactant. As the name suggests, they’re water soluble and can disperse small concentrations of oils in water-based formulas. Their small molecular size allows them to evenly distribute the essential oils in our formulas, meaning that every drop of our Natural Floor Cleaner contains an equal amount of essential oil.

Solubizers allow the essential oils in our formulas to be distributed in minute particles, which results in an even solution that’s easy to spread across vast surfaces.

Emulsifiers

Another type of surfactant, emulsifiers are used to aid in the mixing of oil and water. Our Natural Floor Cleaner used plant-derived glyceryl caprylate, which prevents the separation of the essential oils and water while slightly thickening the formula and making it easier to use.

Potassium sorbate

A water-soluble salt, potassium sorbate acts as a mild preservative, increasing the shelf life of our Natural Floor Cleaner and ensuring the formula remains stable.

Dehydroacetic Acid

Is an organic compound that has potent antifungal and antibacterial properties and is used in many personal and skin care products as a preservative.

Essential oils

Combining two of our favourite uplifting and refreshing essential oils, our Natural Floor Cleaner imbues the act of cleaning with joy.

  • Mandarin: an enlivening essential oil, mandarin is a familiar scent in many Australian households. Evocative of a quiet sense of contentment and calm, mandarin boasts antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties, complementing the refreshing scent of peppermint in our Natural Floor Cleaner.
  • Peppermint: akin to a sensory rebirth, peppermint is an invigorating and revitalising scent. Like mandarin, it’s antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal, as well as possesses insect-repellant properties.

 

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