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31st October, 2011
Lucy Feagins
Monday 31st October 2011

PLANET LUXE - luxurious, environmentally responsible cleaning products, made in Melbourne

I realise it is not entirely exciting to start the week with a post about cleaning products... but hear me out.  I have just been introduced to this brand new range of eco-friendly cleaning products by Melbourne-based startup PLANET LUXE, and I am seriously impressed!  And to be totally honest with you, it takes a lot to impress me these days.  Being such an old and jaded blogger. :)

It's clear that PLANET LUXE has been created with passion, and that each product has been really carefully considered.  The products are 100% biodegradable and greywater safe - but they're also luxurious, beautifully packaged and genuinely affordable.  AND, importantly, they smell amazing!   Lemon Myrtle is a totally underrated fragrance, I now realise. It's like washing your dishes with expensive body products!

PLANET LUXE is the culmination of two years work for Toni Lawler.  Toni worked for several years as a Brand Director for VicUrban – the Victorian Government’s sustainable development agency. Whilst at VicUrban Toni spent a lot of time investigating how people felt about sustainability - and in turn she also spent a lot of time re-assessing her own habits and thinking about ways to lower her own environmental footprint and live a healthier lifestyle.  The lightbulb moment came after a search to find products for VicUrban to give  new homeowners as a welcome gift that sent the 'green' message, but which were also luxurious. "I couldn’t find anything I loved and wanted to have sitting on my kitchen bench" says Toni - so after she left VicUrban she set about making some!  Two years of development and product testing ensued, and Toni enlisted friend Richard Blackman of multi-disciplinary design firm RBD to create the stunning, simple packaging.

PLANET LUXE products are 100% made and packaged in Melbourne.  They're currently available from Safari Living, Hermon & Hermon or online.

BUT if you are at work today on this quasi-public holiday, we would like to reward you with a gorgeous giveaway from PLANET LUXE!   Toni has generously offered two packs of product for two lucky TDF readers.  Each pack is valued at $78.00 and includes :

1 x 500ml Dish Wash
Australian lemon myrtle, rose geranium and kakadu plum.  RRP $12.95

1 x 500ml House Cleaner
Australian lemon myrtle, sweet orange and kakadu plum.  (for use on all surfaces including glass / mirror).  RRP $12.95.

1 x 1000ml Floor Cleaner
Australian lavender, rose geranium and coconut.  RRP $15.00

1 x 1000ml Laundry Liquid
Australian lemon myrtle, kakadu plum and lavender.  RRP $18.00

1 x 500ml Hand Wash
Australian Lemon Myrtle, ylang ylang and kakadu plum. RRP $20.00

To enter, simply leave your comment on this post before 10.00pm Melbourne time today, Monday October 31st 2011. Two winners will be selected at random and contact by email tomorrow.  This giveaway is open to Australian residents only.  Good luck!

*UPDATE - thanks so much for all your comments!  Two winners have now been drawn.  The lucky numbers were #151 and #253 - congratulations Eleanor and Lee Lee!

PS. - Just a friendly reminder that The Design Files only covers product we genuinely rate, and no one pays for a mention or giveaway around here!  In case ya forgot.

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