Green Cleaning
April 14, 2010

I have long been a fan of ‘green cleaning’, before it was cool to do so. My favourite cleaning items are bi-carb Soda, salt and vinegar. In fact a cup full of each down your drain is my favourite way to freshen up the bathroom drains. If any of you share my weird love of all things domestic you will know of  divine domestic diva Shannon Lush who offers as cheap and safe alternatives to cleaning our homes.  But I must say I tire of the vinegar smell, yes it’s clean, but that strong smell is at times, well just too much!

I first discovered Murchison-Hume organic house hold cleaning products when I was pregnant. I was able to keep the house clean, and nest despite 8 months of severe morning sickness.  It is difficult to describe just how luxurious and delicious the Murchison-Hume cleaning products are. I once recommended them as a gift for my girlfriends mother-in-law. Her response was “Lou, I really don’t want to give her cleaning products as a birthday present!” To the unwitting that would be a fair comment, but Alison now knows the glory and decadence of Murchison-Hume products.

Heirloom Dish Washing Liquid

Without a shadow of doubt, my favourite Murchison-Hume product is the “Heirloom” Dishwashing Liquid. Being able to display the gorgeous amber glass bottle by the kitchen sink may have something to do with this – yes people it looks fabulous, smells fabulous and performs beautifully!  Is a welcome addition to any sink, especially those of us who have a love of all things beautiful! The pump dispenser is good quality and not flimsy like many generic brands providing effortless dispensing and little waste. (Refills available) Heirloom is a low-foaming formula yet cuts through grease and smells delectable! Max Kater developer of Murchison-Hume, beautiful Mum, and divine domestic diva says that Heirloom dish washing liquid “actually improves the condition of your waste water as it drains. Regular use also helps to keep your plumbing clean and odour free.
Have gleaming, guilt-free dishes while simultaneously improving the environment? Yes, please!”

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Tonic’s Top Ten + WIN Murchison Laundry Pack
December 10, 2009

Tonic Gifts - unexpected necessities

I have loved bringing so many new products to Tonic this year, and so many of you have let me know how much you are enjoying your new purchases. Thanks so much for that, I do love to hear from you all! I thought it was time I compiled the top 10 tonic gifts, making your last minute Christmas shopping quick and easy. FREE GIFT WRAPPING UNTIL CHRISTMAS, just send me an email following your order to let me know to wrap your gift and what to write in your card.

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WIN – email me your name and address details to go in for a draw to win a Murchison-Hume Laundry Gift Pack Valued at $64. Email me by Wednesday 16th December 2009, to win this luxurious laundry pack. The parcel will be posted to the lucky winner on Thursday 17th December 2009, good luck!

1. Pat Says Now Laptop Sleeve either Louis XIV or UK designs. Buy at Tonic For Just $64.95

Pat Says Now Louis Laptop Sleeve

Pat Says Now UK Laptop Sleeve

2. The BYO Silicon Coffee Cup from Melbourne Designers HookTurn only $10.95

The BYO Cup by Melbourne's HookTurn Industries

Murchison-Hume Heirloom Dish Washing Liquid

3. A long time favourite brand of Tonic Gifts is the luxurious Australian made Murchison Hume range. The Heirloom Dish washing Liquid is non-toxic, eco friendly, kid friendly and beautifully presented in an amber glass bottle with quality pump, $32.00. Choose from Juniperberry or Australian White Grapefruit. Order before 21st December for your BONUS Murchison-Hume Dish or Pot brush. Strictly while stocks last.

4. Our diamonte USB padlock pendant is hard for any girl to resist. The sparkling Diamonte USB Padlock Pendant, is a must for the fashionable workers out and about. $64.95, and free gift wrapping – too easy!

Tease Tea From Tonic Gifts

Tease Green + Jazzy T

USB Bling

5. The beverage of choice in the Tonic office is always a strong pot of Tease Tea. My personal favourites are Irish Breakfast and Green and Jazzy. Give this luxurious tea to the tea lover in your life. Purchase any two tins of Tease Tea priced from $13.95, and I will bundle the tins into a tonic gift box hamper, including a bonus tea strainer. Offer while stocks last, and valid until 21st Dec 2009.

6. Semikolon is a cult German stationery brand. The File Folder Box looks so great on the desk, and keeps file neat and organised. Great for home to sort the families bills and accounts. Neat, tidy and looks fabulous! Normally $65, on sale now for just $55.

Semikolon File Folder Box

Corban+Blair Passport Folder

7. Corban & Blair Red Leather Passport Cover is an ideal gift for the traveler in your life, even better gift for yourself if you are planning a big trip. And a bargain to boot, normally $45 now only $34.95

8. Our sparrow pegs from Qualy are simply delightful, a great addition to the home. I have them in the kitchen for pegging notes, bills and the like. In the office I use them to try and keep the chaos of documents in some sort of order. But my favourite use for the sparrow pegs are on Ava’s pram, just the cutest way to secure a wrap or blanket to the pram while we are out walking. Normally $18.90, a Christmas bargain at just $15

yellow sparrow peg

9. Bring a little class to your laundry with the range of Murchison-Hume canvas laundry bags. A bag for each member of the family, especially gorgeous are the embroidered ‘babies laundry’ bags, an ideal gift for the new baby, who will get so many squeaker toys and wraps!

Baby's laundry canvas bag

Laundry Bags

magnetic hook keyring

10. The very designer Magnetic hook keyring, is a must for the lover of design. Always know where your keys are, on the fridge! SAVE $5.95, now $18.95

Remember to enter the competition for the Murchison-Hume Laundry pack. I am looking forward to beautifully wrapping your Christmas gifts and sending off your parcels.

Enjoy your day,

Louisa