Family photo (I am on the left).
Our Company and Mission
Keri set up business in 2008 to meet the demand from homeowners and small businesses that care about their health as much as their clean environment.
We are not just a cleaning company. We are thoughtful and mindful about the way we work with you and conscious of protecting the environment. Our small, dedicated team use natural and organic products sourced from local suppliers. We listen to what you would like, and we leave finishing touches after each clean.
Our cleaning service appeals to families with small children and/or pets, the elderly and anyone who cares about their health as well as their home. We aim to build a trusting relationship with our clients where nothing is too much trouble.
“As life becomes busier, I appreciate the time and energy it takes to keep your home clean. I started Evergreen through a desire to provide a healthier alternative to traditional cleaning services.”
“We are a pet friendly cleaning company as I love all animals, big and small. We are happy for you to leave instructions regarding your pet while we are in your home. They may even look forward to our visit!”
Arriving home at the end of the day after an Evergreen Clean will give you a sense of calm while the lingering scent of essential oils mean you can rest assured no harmful chemicals have been used in your home.
Why Clean Naturally
We are exposed to toxins every day – in our home, outdoors, and in the food we eat. The long-term health effects of these daily chemical exposures are not fully known. By cleaning your home naturally and safely, you begin to reduce some of this risk.
At Evergreen we have gone back to basics and kept it simple by using some great combinations of natural ingredients, essential oils plus elbow grease to tackle your home cleaning jobs. Better for YOU and better for US!
The essential oils in our cleaning sprays are all used for their antiviral, antibiotic, antibacterial and antifungal properties. One of our favourite blends is Traditional Thieves oil. A few of the staple ingredients in our products are baking soda, washing soda, strong white vinegar and castile liquid soap.
For those tough jobs where there is a build-up of dirt and grime and our natural spray isn’t quite enough we use the magic of a magic sponge.
We keep our footprint small by re-using and re-filling our product bottles. Our nozzles are recycled once they have had their day. We aim to have less waste in the landfill.
“Housework can’t kill you, but why take the chance?” Phyllis Diller
Traditional Thieves Essential Oil
We love this oil blend used in either our Bench Spray or Disinfectant spray not only for its antibacterial, antifungal & antiviral properties but also it leaves a wonderful smell in the home.
The name Thieves is based on an historic folklore about a tale of 4 Thieves that stole from the sick and dying during the bubonic plague (aka The Black Death) that devastated large parts of Europe in the 1340s.
When the Thieves were captured and put on trial the judge offered leniency on the condition they reveal what they had used to protect themselves from becoming ill with the plague. The ex-spice merchants had made up a special blend of oils they applied to their hand, ears, temples and mask over their mouth, this kept them safe from infection. The judge decided rather than the original punishment of burning alive they would be hung instead, a far less painful death!
That historic blend of: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary is used today for everyday ills and chills or in cleaning sprays to keep germs at bay.
Natural Cleaning Products
All products and ingredients we use in your home are sourced locally or from other parts of New Zealand. We use: