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Hard water can leave mineral deposits, resulting in whitish-colored spots and streaks and best to simply wipe round the inside of the drum with a dry towel after each wash and leave the door open. Technicians say NEVER to use vinegar in a washing machine or dishwasher as it eats and rots the rubber hoses and seals.

Before the onset of "low temperature” powders & liquids we used to do a boil wash once a week which would ensure all un-dissolved powder and all bacteria were killed. Low temperature washing means bacteria can and will build up in the machine which is why we recommend running an empty load on hottest wash with a capful of our "Violet’s washing machine cleaner” on a monthly basis (more frequently if you wash nappies) Always leave the door ajar to keep the seal dry.


It takes one ton of rose petals to produce 300 grammes of rose oil
Garlic was used in World War I to treat Gangrene and Sepsis
Home Scents Eco soy Candle & T lites are FREE from all un-natural ingredients, even the wick is natural. The soy wax is grown without the use of all herbicides and pesticides and we only use pure essential oils for delightful scents.


                      Violet’s Fabric Softener is Vegan Certified.         

                  Ingredients in Violet’s softener Northumberland water - Sodium sesquicarbonate - Citric – Xanthum gum - pure essential oils
                      Violet’s & Home Scents do not use any petroleum based chemicals.

                  Violet’s Fabric Softener is scented with unique blends of essential oils and free from any synthetic chemicals

  •   Vegans be aware that many SYNTHETIC fabric softener sheets are made using tallow, a form of animal fat     
  •  Most SYNTHETIC  fabric softeners have fragrance added to themin order to cover up the chemical smells of the ingredients.    
  • The toxic chemicals in SYNTHETICfabric softener coat your towels, sheets and clothing so that you absorb toxinsthrough your skin, the largest organ of the body
  • When you wear chemically"softened" clothes, you inhale these chemicals with every breath..
  • Fabric softeners were invented to hide the unpleasant smells of synthetic fabrics when they warm up with body heat.
  • Certain chemicalpreservatives in SYNTHETIC fabric softener release formaldehyde Symptoms of low-level exposure include; runny nose, sorethroat, cough, dermatitis, sleepingdifficulties, headache, fatigue, breathing difficulties, sinus irritation,chest pain, frequent nausea, bronchitis, and decreased lung capacity. Signs ofacute exposure include; abdominal pain, anxiety, coma, convulsions, diarrhea,and respiratory problems such as bronchitis, pneumonia or pulmonary edema
  • Most fabric synthetic softeners use petroleum-based chemicals which deplete a non-renewable sourceand are not easily bio-degradable
  • I ngredients in  SYNTHETIC fabric softener include Chloroform, Benzyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, A-Terpineol, Phthalates,butylphenyl methylpropional, hexyl cinnamal, alpha-isomethyl ionone, benzisothiazolinone,  benzyl alcohol  Chloroform is a Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic & may cause headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, irritation of respiratory tract and loss of consciousness
  • Effects of mostof these chemicals are more acute when heated in clothes dryers, makingdryer sheets worse than liquid softeners
  • Dryer sheetsresidue can clog up the dryer’s vents, causing some dryer manufacturers toinclude a warning in their user manuals not to use fabric softener sheets ormay state will void the dryer’s warranty.
  • Studies have also shown that liquid synthetic fabric softeners canmake fabrics more flammable. Some SYNTHETIC softeners say do not use onchildren’s sleepwear 

We use chemicals when  we bathe them, then spray yet more chemicals on them and their bedding. Finally a necklace of the same goes round their necks to kill fleas.  

Fortunately, there are natural products that do the same jobs, effectively and safely.  Home Scents have come up with a totally natural Pet Scents range.
Northumbrian Botanicals Ltd.