We are looking for £10,000 to expand our small workshop and offer more of Bette’s wonderful natural cleaning remedies. In return for your investment we will share our fantastic products with you and offer you the chance to come and make traditional, cold processed soaps and cleaning products with us here in the cotswolds.
Our mission at Mangle & Wringer is to help people look after their homes in a simple, safe, yet effective way, without relying on the growing number of harmful toxins contained in most conventional cleaning products.
If you’re worried about the man-made chemical cocktails that could damage your health and the environment, and that make cleaning your home a grim, eye-watering and breath-holding task, then we can offer you another way…
Using tried and tested traditional recipes, we produce handmade products that help you clean naturally, safely and easily. Made with old-fashioned coconut oil soap, they include food ingredients, like vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, and a secret recipe pro-biotic lemon oil, and they clean better than most of the products lining the supermarket shelves!
How it all started:
I set up Mangle & Wringer because I’ve always been concerned about the number of toxic chemicals we use to clean our homes and the so called battle we have with dirt and bacteria.
In 2004 I met a wonderful local lady called Bette who’d been cleaning homes for more than 50 years. She shared my concern about ‘modern’ cleaning products and the effects they may have on our health. Having grown up in the 1930’s and 40’s, she was worried about the increasing number of chronic diseases and allergies she saw, especially in children, that hadn’t existed when she was young.
I was fascinated when she told me about the natural cleaning remedies she’d made during her years in service and whilst running a successful laundry business and I was honoured when she passed her vast collection of treasured family recipes and notebooks on to me in 2009. Creating Mangle & Wringer in memory of Bette has allowed me to share her wonderful products and her vast wealth of knowledge.
At Mangle & Wringer we believe manufacturers should be totally transparent about what’s in their products. It’s important to us that you know exactly what you’re buying. We believe you should be able to look at the label on each of our products, recognise the ingredients and make an informed choice. Because all our products are made in our workshop by hand, we know exactly what goes into them and where the ingredients come from, down to the women’s cooperative in Ghana that supplies our coconut oil, and if you have any questions about anything in our products we’re always happy to answer them.
We’re a very small company at the moment, but we’d like to grow. We would like to buy ingredients, bottles and labels, for example, in larger quantities so we can offer our products to a wider audience and, because Bette’s books are crammed full of lots more exciting recipes we’d like to expand the range and move into a larger workshop in our Cotswold barn.
We look forward to welcoming you to our workshop so we can show you exactly what we do.