Finder Green Fave: ENJO Bathroom Mini

Posted: 28 September 2020 5:38 pm

An ENJO Bathroom Mini owned by Amy Bradney-George.

This reusable, fibre cloth gives you a way to clean the shower, sink, mirrors and taps without chemicals or extra products.

ENJO is a company that has been developing and producing products that only use fibres and water since 1985 when it was founded in Austria. It started with cleaning gloves and cloths and has since grown to include mops, make-up removers, tea towels and plenty of other items – all designed to help reduce our consumption and everyday impact on the planet.

I first heard about ENJO when I was a teenager and my school friend's mother became an ENJO seller (known as ENJOpreneurs). I have also interviewed the company's Australian CEO Barb de Corti for a Going Green article that sheds more light on ENJO's green cred.

What makes the ENJO Bathroom Mini eco-friendly?

The ENJO Bathroom Mini uses fibre technology and water to remove mineral deposits and grime – you just need to wipe or gently scrub to clean the shower, bath, sink, mirror or other surfaces.

It's similar to other microfibre options on the market, such as the e-cloth we've featured in a previous Finder Green Fave. It's actually a smaller version of ENJO's Bathroom Glove, making it suited to smaller bathrooms (or people with smaller hands).

The following are some of the key green features of the Bathroom Mini:

  • No need to use chemicals such as bleach, which means fewer substances in our waterways.
  • Reduces waste from the bottles you'd buy to keep your bathroom clean.
  • Minimal fibre loss. A lot of microfibre cloths (and even clothes) shed when you wash them. ENJO has designed the Bathroom Mini to reduce the loss of fibres so that fewer fibres end up in our waterways and marine life.

ENJO also considers the entire life-cycle of its products, which are made to last up to three years. When it's worn out, you can send it back to ENJO and it gets repurposed for other uses – such as car seat covers and insulation.

A photo of an ENJO Bathroom Mini and an ENJO information book.

We tried it and loved it

Confession: I hate cleaning the bathroom. Of all the cleaning jobs, that is the one I have always put off for as long as possible (which only makes it worse).

While I don't think there is any cleaning product that will ever make me excited to clean, the ENJO Bathroom Mini has made it faster and more satisfying than other sprays, scrubs or heavy-duty methods I've tried before.

The biggest "challenge" was getting my head around the two different sides of the cloth because they have different purposes. The logo side is for more heavy-duty cleaning, such as soap scum and general grime. The other (which is speckled white and yellow) is for gentler cleaning of mirrors, taps and other fittings that usually just need a quick wipe anyway.

ENJO also recommends you use its Miracle Cloth to wipe and dry the areas you've cleaned. I have one of these, and using it for the first time left me very impressed with how shiny everything looked. If you'd rather use something you already own instead, you can buy the Bathroom Mini on its own – just keep in mind that your results might not be as shiny.

Where can I get it?

The ENJO Bathroom Mini costs $42, plus shipping when you shop online. The Bathroom Miracle (companion product) costs $49.

But ENJO is set up with a direct-sell model, which means you could buy the Bathroom Mini from someone running their own business, known as ENJOpreneurs. They can help answer any questions you have, offer cleaning and care tips and may have discount offers that can help you save. So before heading to the website, it's worth asking people in your networks if they know any ENJO sellers.

Finder Green Fave is a regular column that highlights our favourite sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical and cruelty-free products. If there's a product that you love and think we should look into, leave a comment below or using our customer service chat.

Looking for more information about sustainable products and companies? Check out the Finder Green homepage.

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