Eucalan is a delicate wash that is non-toxic, biodegradable, and free of bleach, phosphates, synthetic fragrance and dye.
Founder Mary Ellen Edgar began her venture into the world of alternative laundry products with a visit to a friend in Australia who gave her a Ministry of Agriculture home remedy for a no-rinse laundry product for woolens.
Living in the country and accustomed to economizing with well water and a septic tank, Mrs. Edgar tested the formula herself and was amazed at the results. Her husband’s red and white Argyle wool sweater washed up beautifully, and she saved time, water, and energy because of the no-rinse benefit of the formula.
Encouraged and enthusiastic, Mrs. Edgar proceeded to produced it on a commercial basis.
The company name is the combination of two of the prominent ingredients from the original product formula — eucalyptus and lanolin. Eucalyptus has moth-inhibiting qualities, while the lanolin acts as a natural conditioner, keeping fibers supple, and reduces static.
Eucalan is now available in lavender, known for its moth and flea inhibiting and antiseptic properties, and grapefruit, which has natural disinfectant properties, and the newest jasmine scented “Wrapture.” There is also a non-scented option for anyone with scent sensitivities.
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