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Mrs Martin’s

Mrs Martin’s

Microbes and More Bio-Friendly Cleaning Supplies Die tegnologie rondom hierdie produkte en die vervaardiging daarvan word gedoen in Pretoria, Suid-Afrika. Hierdie produkte spog met spoor elemente van goeie, skoon bacillus-mikrobes en is veilig vir die gebruik deur mense, diere en plante. Elke bestandeel in die produkte is geredelik bioafbreekbaar. Beskikbaar in 5 liter verpakkings sowel as hervulling verpakkings

Our soaps are not anti-bacterial. Our products are packed with loads of good bacteria. Good microbes produce enzymes on demand to clean just about anything.

We use only South African strains of microbes, which means we support the microbes already hard at work in your home and our rivers, while introducing nothing exotic.

HOE WERK MIKROBES

So onlangs as 150 jaar gelede het Joseph Lister eendag voorgestel dat dokters hulle hande moet was en instrumente moet steriliseer voor operasies. Die skoner teatertoestande het daartoe gelei dat prosedures oneindig suksesvoller was as voorheen. Skielik het mense verstaan hoe belangrik higiëne is. Vandag nog word gereelde was van hande ’n baie belangrike aspek van gesondbly gereken.

Alle bakterieë skadelik?

Maar êrens het ons alle bakterieë as ‘skadelik’ begin aanskou. Oormatige gebruik van anti-bakteriële middels uitwendig, en antibiotika inwendig, het wel aansteeklike siektes laat minder word, maar nou sit ons met allergieë en outo-immuunsiektes en wonder hoekom. Nuwe navorsing dui al hoe meer op hoe voordelig meeste bakterieë regtig is, en hoe kompleks jou verhouding met jou eie mikrobioom is.

Wat is bakterieë eintlik?

Bakterieë is eintlik mos eensellige fabrieke. Hulle gebruik die boustowwe wat hulle in hulle omgewing vind, om allerhande nuttige samestellings te vervaardig. Ons gebruik reeds bakterieë om goed soos antibiotika, vitamines, proteïene, inentings en ensieme vir ons te vervaardig.

Afval word ook baie doeltreffend deur bakterieë afgebreek. Wanneer ’n besoedelde area deur mikrobes herstel word, word dit bioremediëring genoem. Miskien het jy al gelees van groot olie-stortings soos die Exxon Valdez (wat 380 miljoen liter olie in die see gestort het), of die Deepwater Horizon boor (wat 800 miljoen liter olie gelek het). Omdat ru-olie ín die natuur voorkom en soms in die see inlek deur die seebodem, is daar reeds bakterieë in die see wat die koolwaterstowwe in ru-olie, kan verteer. Wat opruimwerkers moes doen, was om hierdie bakterieë se getalle groter te maak deur nog daarvan in die see te spuit. Dit word biologiese aanvulling genoem.

Inheemse bacillusbakterieë

Hier in Suid-Afrika is daar al meer as ’n dekade gelede besef dat bakterieë wat behoort tot die bacillus genus, baie nuttig aangewend kan word. Bacillus bakterieë is staafvormige, aerobiese bakterieë wat spore vorm. Die spore is bestand teen hitte, koue, bestraling en uitdroging asook ontsmettingsmiddels. Dit beteken hulle is nuttig as aktiewe agente in skoonmaakmiddels.

Beide die beginsels van bioremediëring en biologiese aanvulling word ingespan. Kom ons dink aan ’n stortvloer. Die goeie bacillusbakterieë is klaar teenwoordig op jou stortvloer. Jy kan dit nie help nie en dit beteken nie jy is vuil nie. Hulle is daar omdat bakterieë oral is en omdat daar vir hulle kos is. In plaas daarvan om daarteen te stry en jou stort steriel te probeer kry (onmoontlik, want die lug is ook vol bakterieë; onnodig, want dis nie skadelik vir jou nie!), kan jy die beginsel van biologiese aanvulling toepas. Gebruik ’n skoonmaakmiddel wat die populasie aanvul!

As jy jou stortvloer met SURFACE skoonmaak, is jy besig om die goeie bakteriee aan te vul.

Laat die bakterieë skoonmaak

Só werk dit: ’n Hele paar miljoen bacillusspore is in die skoonmaakmiddel wat jy op die stortvloer spuit. Binne minute kan die spoor begin ontkiem. As die toestande gunstig is, leef die bakterieë en begin vermeerder. Die eerste ding wat die bakterieë doen, is om reuke te bestry. Omdat hulle dadelik begin vermeerder, kompeteer hulle vir spasie en woel en wemel letterlik die skadelike bakterieë uit die pad. Die bakterieë begin ook dadelik ensieme produseer wat die afval wat op die stortvloer is, afbreek sodat hulle dit kan eet. Wanneer die stort weer gebruik word, spoel die bakterieë in die septiese tenk in, waar dit vaste stowwe begin verteer. Dit beteken die tenk word stadiger vol en daar is minder blokkasies.

Die bakteriee hou jou lappie en spons reukvry.

Gestel jy gebruik nie ’n septiese tenk nie, maar spoel die water weg. Die bakterieë gaan al die pad tot by die watersuiweringswerke voort om nitriete en nitrate uit die water te haal. So vind bioremediëring van die stortvloer en die water plaas. Alles word algaande al hoe skoner, en sodra die bakterieë se kos op is, sterf hulle.

Hou in gedagte

’n Paar dinge moet ingedagte gehou word as jy oorskakel na hierdie manier van skoonmaak. Natuurlik moet daar sekergemaak word die bakterieë in die seep is inderdaad vriendelik en nie patogenies nie. Dit kan nie in ’n komposgat gekweek word nie – dit moet in ’n laboratorium gekweek word en noukeurig nagegaan word vir siekte. Dit maak ook sin om inheemse bakterieë te gebruik eerder as ingevoerde bakterieë. Verder kan niks wat homself anti-septies noem, saam met sulke skoonmaakmiddels gebruik word nie. Dink aan JIK. As jy biologies wil skoonmaak, is JIK nie meer deel van jou arsenaal nie, want dit maak al die bakterieë in jou seep dood en die doeltreffendheid is daarmee heen. Bleikmiddels is bowendien sleg vir die omgewing so dis nie regtig skade om dit opsy te sit nie. En soos met alle natuurlike oplossings, vat dit langer om te werk. Die bakterieë het tyd nodig. Hoe meer jy die populasie aanvul, hoe vinniger raak die proses, maar aanvanklik gebeur dinge nie oornag nie.

Dis natuurlik en intelligent

Die voordele van hierdie manier van skoonmaak is maklik om raak te sien. Dit boots die natuur na; span die lewe wat daar reeds is, in om vir ons te werk. Minder chemikalieë is nodig. ’n Bietjie surfaktant om die water natter te maak is amper al wat nodig is – die bakterieë doen die res. Dis ’n intelligente manier van skoonmaak – die bakterieë ontleed die omgewing en produseer die regte hoeveelheid van die regte ensieme om alles te verteer.

Verantwoordelik. Intelligent. Veilig.

Ons  reeks skoonmaakmiddels word in top laboratoriums hier in Pretoria vervaardig. Alle bakterieë is inheems, spesifiek uitgekies vir die toepassing, en silwerskoon. Dis hoekom ons onsself graag verantwoordelik, intelligent en veilig noem.

Het jy al ooit biologies skoongemaak? Wat was jou ondervinding?

WHY US

Natural, Innovative, Bio-Microbial Technology – Teaming with Life

Each of our eco friendly products contains spores of specific beneficial Bacillus microbes best suited to that product’s cleaning application. We use only South African strains of microbes, which means we support the microbes already hard at work in your home and our rivers, while introducing nothing exotic.

Proudly South African – Manufactured Locally

Our technology has been developed over many years in South Africa by South Africans. Every product is manufactured in South Africa too. This creates local jobs and makes our ecological footprint smaller.

Environmentally Friendly and Safer for You

Our products are safer for you and the environment but clean better and do not cost more. What’s not to like about that?

Biological Cleaning Products – Superior to Harsh Chemical Detergents

Biological cleaning products are becoming the next generation of eco friendly cleaning products / green cleaning products. Our green cleaning solutions contains active “good” bacteria to digest organic matter, eliminating the source of most offensive odours.

QUESTIONS

1. What is Mrs Martins Microbes and More?

We are a family business run from our office in Pretoria East. We source our products from local world class manufacturers, package it and send it straight to everyone who, just like us, wants a responsible cleaning solution that works, at a regular price. All our products contain indigenous, beneficial microbes.
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2. Are your products septic safe?

Yes! Nothing in our products will upset the delicate balance in your system. In fact, the microbes in the products will help those already hard at work in your tank. For a direct feed of good bacteria into your system, have a look at our FLUSH cistern disc.
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3. Do you test on animals?

No. We never test on animals and our suppliers never test on animals.
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4. What is your ingredients policy?

All our ingredients are plant based.

All ingredients are sourced responsibly (only Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified suppliers).

All our ingredients biodegrade in less than 28 days.

Our colourants are food grade and natural.

Our fragrances are low VOC, hypo-allergenic and biodegradable.

We never use chlorine bleach, Triclosan, EDTA, phosphates, 2-butoxyethanol, phthalates, paraben, ammonia, high VOC glycol ethers or formaldehyde.

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5. Can I use bleach together with Mrs Martin’s products?

Because these soaps contain beneficial microbes found naturally in South Africa, it is best not to add bleach or anything that claims to be anti-bacterial. Why go to all the trouble of adding the good guys to your wash water, and then killing them? By fighting bad bacteria off and crowding them out, the microbes act ‘anti-bad bacteria’ anyway!
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6. The baby spilled milk in the car / My puppy had an accident on the carpet / My teen’s cricket kit smells. What do you recommend?

May we suggest ODOUR. This is a non-soapy product with a lovely fragrance that sorts out the immediate problem of bad smell. It does not stop there however. The microbes in the product eat away at the cause of the malodour for hours after application so that the bad smell eventually simply does not come back. Repeated applications may be necessary.
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7. What do you recommend for cleaning bathrooms?

SURFACE contains ingredients that act against scale and fungus, which makes it ideal for cleaning the bathroom.

Sodium citrate is a mild organic acid that progressively dissolves scale (not like hard acid commercial descalers).

Citrus oil attenuates the growth of fungus. It will not remove stains in grout caused by previous mould, however.

Indigenous microbes are antagonistic against fungus by the principle of competitive exclusion.

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8. What does MIGHTY do?

This product is a degreaser so use it on greasy areas such as the oven, on the stove and at the braai.
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9. Is there something wrong with your dishwashing liquid? It doesn’t foam the way I am used too!

Historically, detergents were caustic based and the soapiness and foaminess of the detergent was an indication of strength. During this time, the notion of ‘more foam equals stronger cleaning’ was born. These cheap and nasty cleaners were super strong, and you may recall the caustic effect on the skin and hands and those shrivelled fingers and toes, from spending too much time in a soapy bath.

With improvements in technology and a move to safer and alternate ingredients, cleaning suppliers found that less foam was too much of an adjustment to the deeply entrenched consumer perception that ‘more foam offers stronger cleaning’. So, they introduced artificial foaming agents and bombarded consumers with the luxurious connotations of foam.

We can do with moderate amounts of foam, because some of the functions that foam serves it to change the surface tension and lift dirt into the foam layer. However, more foam equals harsher effects on the skin. So while our soap has strong cleaning power, we choose to leave out the artificial foaming agents. This is why our DISH is approved by The Allergy Foundation as suitable for sensitive hands. That is also why it does not foam that much.

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10. Do you offer free shipping?

Yes. Orders under R500 cost R50 to courier. Orders above R500 ship free. We use Fastway Couriers and The Courier Guy.
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11. I can’t receive deliveries during office hours. What shall I do?

If accepting deliveries during office hours is problematic for you, you can also choose to click-and-collect from your favourite grocery store, via Pargo. The option will be given at checkout.
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12. What if I want to return something?

Gladly! We refund you and arrange for the product to be picked up at our cost. Please have a look at our Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the page.
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13. Can I sell your products?

Vetted resellers get free delivery and a substantial discount for orders above a threshold value. No rebranding or tampering with packaging allowed, please. Please fill in a form below to inquire.
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14. I want a set of refills delivered to my house at the beginning of every month. Where can I subscribe?

We will be launching our monthly subscription service shortly. Get yourself a starter pack in the meantime and leave your email address below.