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!
Cleaning products were designed using eco-benign® technology – meaning they have a gentle effect on the environment and have been derived from sustainable sources.
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!
Preeti is the Marketing Manager at Blue Patch. Born and raised in India, she spent some time in the US, completing a degree in Psychology and Biology, after which she moved to the UK in 2010 to study an MSc in Finance and Management. She can often be found obsessing over her plants, trying to clamp down on an ever-increasing collection of nail polish or exploring and taking photos of random corners of London. Her favourite cleaning product is bicarb because of all the fizzing.