For obvious reasons, cleaning products are in high demand right now. Dettol is likely having the best years of its life, as is bleach. As we all do our part to try and tackle COVID-19, it is likely we are using harsher chemicals to effectively do so. But what happens when you’re doing your best to stay natural amid all this? At the end of the day, the only thing we know for sure that effectively kills virus strains such as COVID-19 is 70% or higher isopropyl, ethanol, and warm soapy water for hands, but after the strong stuff is used for the essentials, and we are keeping the house extra clean, we could all use a break from the harshness of such cleaners. Which is why we’ve rounded up our favourite natural cleaning brands, for all those wanting a lighter (but no less effective for general household mess) touch.
Koala Eco has a full range of natural household cleaning items based on high concentrations of essential oils from native Australian plants. Their antibacterial and disinfectant formulas are biodegradable, grey water and septic tank safe and are free of synthetic perfumes, chlorine, bleach, sulphates and phosphates. Their packaging is refillable too, so reducing the amount of packaging used to clean is accessible.
Another brand built on plant-based ingredients. Eco Store has a myriad of household cleaning items that are effective antibacterial cleaners that kill common household germs and bacteria. Their ingredients are all safe for the environment and packaging is made of renewable sugar cane plastic which is 100% recyclable.
An extremely affordable and accessible natural cleaning option. Earth Choice ensures all products perform powerfully without the use of harsh chemicals or breaking the bank. With all packaging made from 100% recycled plastic (which is in-turn recyclable), their products are greywater and septic tank safe, CCf accredited, and 100% plant-based.
A chic and local option. Bondi Wash is a scent-forward company with a strong value set around natural ingredients and sustainable practices. Many of their products are lab tested to confirm they kill 99.99% of germs including the flu virus, and if that doesn’t get you shopping, the packaging probably will.
With an entire range of plant-based household products from kitchen, bathroom, laundry, pet and hand and skincare, Murchison Hume has you covered literally from top to bottom. With natural fragrances that will make you want to mist yourself with your bathroom cleaner, their range is built on all the good stuff: recyclable and recycled packaging, safe and effective, biodegradable, non-animal tested, and septic safe.
Melbourne based Aelin Organics is a certified organic company that offers effective cleaning and household products that support non-toxic living, sustainability and ethical choices. A family run business with a commitment to natural cleaning products, made even better with beautiful packaging.
Natural products that are thoughtfully created and designed will always have our vote. Danish company Kinfill know a chic cleaning product, and with a forever glass bottle and an all-natural ingredient list, they certainly have our vote.
Natural, family safe products in fun packaging is always a plus. With a vast selection of natural and safe products for your kitchen, bathroom, and living areas you'll likely never feel inclined to go back to Fairy dish soap again.
Glossier girls, meet Zero Co. An extremely cute, natural cleaning brand with all you'll ever need. Plant-based, effective formulations sans harsh chemicals are the biggest bonus to Zero Co, save for their counter-friendly packaging and commitment to sustainability.
The minimal, natural cleaning brand of our dreams. A universal cleaner with just two non-toxic ingredients, this quietly confident cleaner packs quite a punch. These things work in mysterious ways, but what isn't a mystery, is that this multi-surface spray works wonders.