Murchison-Hume Premium Cleaning Products

Murchison-Hume Premium Cleaning Products

Trent Johnson
Dec 15, 2009

Murchison-Hume brands themselves as the world's first Premium Organic housecleaning product line based on "colloidal technology" (and is apparently a favorite amongst Oprah's staff). Wondering what makes colloidal cleaning different from regular cleaners and whether it's worth the extra money? Check it out below the jump.

Murchison-Hume claims colloidal technology (the same technology used to clean up the ocean in the event of an oil spill) is superior to other eco-friendly housecleaning products in both efficacy and non-toxicity. According to Dr. Douglas Bryce's explanation it seems as though colloidal particles serve to suspend and transport your target "dirt" for easier cleaning:

"The nanotechnology of colloidal micelles cleaners causes electrical charges to be instilled in the solution. The electromagnetic strength of the colloidal cleaner is greater than the electromagnetic forces holding the dirt and grime to the dirty surface. This results in the dirt being magnetically attracted to the cleaner solution and pulled away from the dirty surface. The surface is not affected, only the dirt. The dirt breaks up into tiny molecular droplets and each droplet is surrounded by the cleaner. This keeps it from being redeposited on the clean surface and the solution can be rinsed down any drain."

Their philosophy ("Why does everything made to keep a house clean have to be so ugly?") seems to mirror that of other green cleaning product companies that have taken to creating more stylish packaging. According to their website, Murchison-Hume's packaging was inspired by old-fashioned, brown glass apothecary-style bottles and are available in two essential-oil based fragrances or naturally fragrance-free for sensitive noses. They look really nice—premium at that—and quite elegant.

Possibly more importantly, ingredients used all their cleaners are all natural, non-toxic, non-flammable, ideal for use around food prep, pets, and children, and are available in Australian White Grapefruit or Original Fig scents.

Their Classic Six Boxed Set consisting of 6 x 500ml spray bottles, one each of Glass Polish, Food Safe Surface Spray, Chrome and Stainless Steel Cleaner, Furniture Spritzer, Bathroom Cleaner and Floor Cleaner, retails for $65.00, with larger cost efficient refill sizes available. Other products in their catalog:

They also offer some great looking pot or wood brushes at just $5, with or without handle (we own a wooden pot scrubber brush very similar to theirs, and love ours).

All available from Murchison-Hume and local retailers.

See also our Best Green Cleaning Products 2009: Editor's and Reader's Home Lineups.

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