Many of you have probably heard the news that Ecover and Method have had their Naturewatch Foundation’s cruelty-free endorsement revoked as a result of being acquired by SC Johnson who test on animals while developing their products.
While there are tons of alternatives out there to banish the dust and grease from everyday items, here are our recommendations for UK-made cruelty-free cleaning brands that we think are brilliant replacements.
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Blue Patch Member Bio-D is the UK’s leading independent producer of eco-friendly cleaning products, stocked in several independent retailers plus online.
Made in Hull from sustainable, naturally-derived raw materials, Bio-D products are free from synthetic chemicals, preservatives, enzymes and synthetic perfumes.
2. Delphis Eco
Delphis Eco, also a Blue Patch member, proudly holds two Royal Warrants from HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. They provide ecological cleaning products that really work, without costing the earth.
They have the highest number of EU Ecolabel accredited products in the industry, all of their products are plant-based, highly biodegradable and phosphate free.
Greenscents manufacture in Dulverton, Somerset, and as their name states, they are great products with lovely, lovely scents.
Almost all of the products in the Greenscents range is certified organic by The Soil Association with a minimum of 72% certified organic ingredients.
Everything by Astonish is manufactured in their own workshop near Bradford, Yorkshire.
They’ve remained a friendly, family business that operates under one roof, sticking to their values and making some world class cleaning products.
5. Kinn Living
Kinn Living is a newcomer to the scene, barely a little over a year old.
A mother-and-daughter team, they are passionate about delivering clean products for the home that are an alternative to traditional products. Plus, they have a range of beauty products as well!
Faith in Nature was created when its founder moved from New York to Scotland, developing skincare products that would help her survive the harsh Scottish weather.
In the past 40 years it has branched into an impressive number of sectors including home care, with a brilliant range of products that help you keep your home in tip top shape.
If none of these fit your bill, there’s always DIY to try.
A basic Bicarb + Vinegar + Lemon water created a simple cleaner which helped to give Blue Patch team member Natalia’s new wooden furniture a good clean. She recommended adding a couple drops of Lavender oil to the mix, just to give it a lovely smell. Don’t use it on anything marble or granite. Acidic cleaners are apparently, bad for the stone!
What’s your favourite DIY?