Veles

Veles All Purpose Cleaner Spray

$16 $20

Veles is an all-purpose household cleaner composed of water and common organic chemical compounds scientifically derived from food waste.

Liquid cleaning products are usually over 90% water with a small amount of active ingredients. We’re overachievers, so we made one where the water and active ingredients come from food waste. 

Veles is third-party tested and proven to be effective when cleaning a range of surfaces, including: ceramics, glass, fiberglass, chrome, painted metal, stainless steel, and plastic/acrylic.

- water safe
- naturally derived
- created from food waste
- aluminium bottle with sprayer lid (refills also available soon)
- third party tested
- lasts over a month

 

Ingredients

water, ethanol, acetic acid, lactic acid, decyl glucoside, essential oils of lavender, bergamot and mint.

About our Ingredients:

Ethanol Alcohol: Among other uses, alcohol is great at cleaning sticky stuff and leaving a streak-free shine. Also known as ethanol, it’s either produced naturally by the fermentation of sugars or chemically from petrochemical feedstocks. When manufactured on a large scale for use as a solvent, it’s typically made from petrochemicals. Ours is a byproduct of the food waste recovery process. 

Acetic Acid: With an ‘A’ rating from EWG, it’s the active ingredient in many of your favorite natural cleaners for its solvent properties. Most acetic acid is produced synthetically using the toxic chemical methanol through a process initially developed by Monsanto in the 1960s. Only 10% of acetic acid produced worldwide is done so biologically. We hope to balance out that ratio by introducing acetic acid that’s biologically derived from food waste.

Lactic Acid: Lactic acid is another common ingredient in green cleaners with an ‘A’ rating from EWG. It has multiple benefits from acting as a natural preservative to removing soap scum. Lactic acid is produced industrially by either bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates or by chemical synthesis from acetaldehyde that comes from coal or crude oil. The fermentation process relies on raw materials (sugar or beet juice). Growing these raw materials requires precious resources. We are turning this around and using food waste as the catalyst for fermentation so these resources can be spent in other ways (like fixing the food system). 

Decyl Glucoside: A plant-based, biodegradable, and safe solubilizer we use to stabilize our essential oil fragrance in water. Decyl glucoside is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut. 

Essential Oils: For a unique, pleasant scent we have created a blend of lavender, bergamot and mint essential oils. We've tried our best to prioritize only traceable and responsible sources.

How To

tested on ceramic, glass, fiberglass, chrome, painted metal, stainless steel, and plastic/acrylic. For other materials, spot test on a hidden portion first.

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