Keeping it natural

The best non-toxic cleaning products for your home

It’s now more important than ever to keep your home germ-free but that doesn’t have to mean using copious amounts of bleach – we’ve rounded up just a few alternatives, from products you already own to organic cleaning brands. 

Make your own

Scented all-purpose cleaner

• One part white vinegar

• One part water

• Lemon rind

• Rosemary sprigs

Pour the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and then let infuse for about a week. A sweet-smelling disinfectant for all surfaces!

Deodoriser

• 4 tablespoons baking soda

• 1 litre warm water

Baking soda is the key ingredient – this natural deodoriser can be used on everything from mattresses to kitchen surfaces. Use the solution with a damp cloth to wipe clean your kitchen or spray it onto a carpet, leave it to work and then vacuum the powder once the water’s evaporated.

Brands

Ecover

The world’s largest producer of ecological detergents and eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products. This company makes washing up liquids, household cleaners, laundry and personal care products, and even fully biodegradable cleaning wipes.

Bio D

This green-cleaning company makes laundry, bathroom, cleaning and soap products that are 100% hypoallergenic, vegan and environmentally friendly. All raw materials are free from genetically modified ingredients and animal by-products. Free delivery on all orders over £50!

Shops

Lucky for us, Bristol is full of shops stocking the best quality environmentally friendly
cleaning products. 

Smaller Footprints 

Bring your empty containers to the little zero-waste shop on Regent Street and fill them up with ethical laundry liquid, dishwasher tabs, toilet cleaner and even spiced ginger washing up liquid. Be sure to try out their lavender and rosemary scented multi-surface cleaning spray – stock up on porridge oats on your way out!

Better Food

The store with an organic, local and ethical outlook. The three shops in St. Werbughs, Wapping Wharf and Whiteladies Road all sell the best natural cleaning products around, as well as shampoos, soaps and toothpaste. Visit the Better Food website for updates on opening times and stock levels during the coronavirus outbreak.

Caitlin Bowring

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