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With most of us staying indoors most of the time, cleaning our homes has become all the more essential – and so is going green and becoming more environmentally-conscious with the products we use.
You might ask: Why use natural, eco-friendly cleaning products for your home? Simple. They're better for the environment, cruelty-free, non-toxic, and vegan-friendly.
Here’s a list of local online stores that offer green, plant-based cleaning products for your home, whether you’re looking for organic alternatives or simply trying to switch to a more eco-conscious, sustainable lifestyle!
Made from locally sourced plant-based ingredients, WonderHome Naturals sells disinfectants for different parts of your home – from your kitchen and bathroom to your sink, and all other surfaces.
Their home care line features deodorizers, toilet bowl cleaners, and anti-grease power spray, among others, with Philippine coconuts and probiotics as their main ingredients.
If you’re a fur parent, you might want to check out their Natural Pet Urine Stain and Odor Eliminator in fresh lavender breeze scent (P295 for 650mL).
Human Nature is known for beauty and personal care, but this social enterprise has expanded beyond that. They also carry green, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly home care cleaners that can fight stains, grease, grime, and odors.
There's the Natural Liquid Detergent (P299.75 for 900mL), Natural Dishwashing Powder (P249.75 for 75g, which makes 1.5 liters), and Dishwashing Liquid (P384.75 in 1L) in grapefruit-orange and lemon-calamansi fragrances. Their products also claims to contain fewer allergens and irritants, making them ideal for people who have sensitive skin and respiratory or sinus problems.
Ritual is a local business that started as a cacao-coffee joint based in Poblacion, Makati. They have since expanded to offer a wide range of artisanal products from food to household cleaners, including organic specialty cleaning products for the kitchen, bedroom, and laundry.
Harnessing the power of plants, their organic cleaners avoid harsh, concentrated, and synthetic chemicals, which are usually caustic or corrosive. They are most known for their enzyme-based, food-safe deodorizers for foul smells, like their Citronella Enzyme Deodorizer (P135 for 350mL) and Lemongrass Enzyme Deodorizer (P135 for 350mL). For laundry, you can try their Victoria Herbal Laundry Bar (P35), which is biodegradable and primarily made with coconut oil along with other essential oils.
You can place your orders via their website. They are open for appointments, refills, and pick-ups at their office in Makati from Mondays to Saturdays, 9 am to 12nn and 1 pm to 4 pm.
Messy Bessy, established in 2007 as a social enterprise, is a local brand that specializes in plant-derived, all-natural, and earth-friendly cleaners for your homes.
Their best-sellers include the Minty Orange Surface Cleaner for desks, workspaces, glass, wood, and pretty much all other types of surfaces; and Disinfectant Aroma Spray, which is a concoction of five essential oils: eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, peppermint, and rosemary. They both come in a bottle of 50ml priced at P80, 500ml bottles for P295, and 2L refill jugs for P545 for the surface cleaner and P545 for the aroma spray.
If you’re looking for organic, baby-friendly options, check out Tiny Buds Baby. They provide non-toxic cleaning products, without harsh chemicals and other unnecessary additives that can be potentially harmful to your baby.
Among their wide range of products is their Natural Bottle and Dish Wash (P279 for 600mL), a multi-purpose cleaning solution that safely wipes out milk and food residue from dishes and bottles. One of their newest products is the Natural Nursery and Toy Cleaner (P229 for 600mL), made with natural, food-safe ingredients for cleaning toys, furniture, and any surfaces that your baby may come in contact with.
Their products can come in a Newborn Baby Gift Set (P1500) that include a diaper changing spray, a baby bottle wash, and a newborn laundry wash, among others.
Full Circle was started in 2016 by two sisters when they saw their mom’s fingertips getting irritated from cleaning and doing laundry. They then formulated gentle, all-natural green cleaning supplies for different household chores, like their spray-and-swipe Citrus Burst Naturally Derived Bathroom Cleaner (P260 for 500mL), Naturally Derived Dishwashing Liquid (P200 for 500mL), and their 2-in-1 Air Sanitizer and Linen Spray for the bedroom.
A crowd-favorite in their product list is their All-Purpose Cleaner (P250 for 500mL) in lemon fresh scent, which is great for cleaning surfaces, especially when it comes to yoga mats, gym props, and other workout gears.
Simula, which is Filipino for “start,” is a home-grown local business that has promoted a natural, eco-conscious lifestyle since 2018.
If you want to get rid of insects and other creepy crawlers in your bedroom, you should check out their kid-friendly and non-toxic KULIGLIG Room and Linen Spray made with three essential oils – lemongrass, citronella, and eucalyptus. Another favorite among patrons is their SALAGINTO Room and Linen Spray, a combination of calming chamomile and green tea essential oils. Both are priced at P250 for 100mL.
They also carry Suds Sustainable Pods (P299) in antibacterial lavender pods, which can be refilled and reused. One pod can be used in and is equivalent to a 250mL foam dispenser.
For orders, you can place them through their website and refills are available at their office in Parañaque.
With locally-sourced ingredients and handmade products, Rella Essentials is a homegrown female-founded business focusing on natural personal and home care products.
You can try their room and linen sprays with CALM in lavender scent, AWAKE in lemon scent, and FRESH in olive scent. They are available in 100mL and 250mL, priced at P250 and P310, respectively.
If you want to go the traditional way of eliminating odors and making your room smell fresh, try their chic soy scented candles as well. Prices start at P280 for a 100g candle.
Paolo Alejandrino is a Rappler intern.