Best Australian Businesses - Cleaning Products
There are a handful of great Australian businesses that not only make cleaning products that are good for the environment and good for us, but that are also good to look at.
After struggling to find safe, affordable, chemical-free cleaning products that smell fabulous and actually work, Koala Eco was launched in Sydney in 2017. Harnessing Australia's extraordinary treasure trove of botanical secrets, the range uses sustainable native plants and high concentrations of potent essential oils, resulting in products that not only work with the full force of nature, but that leave your home smelling as aromatic as the Australian bushland. Their products use ingredients sourced locally; can be safely used around people (including children); look stylish; and don't harm our environment. Plus for every bottle sold they donate a percentage to the charity 'One Percent for the Planet'.
Sydney's Ms Brown offers a range of garment and skin care products that are natural, gentle and beautiful. Proudly made in Australia using all-natural, certified organic ingredients, each product is a simple, considered and natural approach to products for the home and body. Each product has not been tested on animals, contains no synthetics, parabens, sulphates or toxic chemicals, and only features purely plant-based ingredients that your clothes, skin and the environment will love. With Ms Brown you no longer have to choose between natural and luxury.
Planet Luxe makes luxurious, well-designed products that are safe for the planet and people. Not only are their products made with thought and consideration for the environment, but the luxurious formulations bring more enjoyment and pleasure to somewhat tedious everyday tasks. Using products that smell heavenly, with pure and safe ingredients, in great looking, functional packaging makes the cleaning process much nicer. Their formulations are botanical blends of organic herbs, plant extracts and pure essential oils, are toxin-free, 100% biodegradable and greywater safe. They us NO parabens, ammonia, sulphates, silicones, DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), TEA (triethanolamine), bleach, coco-betaine, optical whiteners, nitrates, chlorine, enzymes, synthetic fragrances or dyes. And they do not test on animals or use any animal by-products.
Bondi Wash combines the power and fragrances of unique Australian botanicals with a luxurious mix of essential oils and natural ingredients to create a range of truly distinctive products that are good for you, the planet and your home. Launched in 2013 by Bondi-based mother of three, Belinda Everingham, the range is 99-100% plant-based, non-toxic, bio-degradable and contains ingredients sourced from the best Australian suppliers, including active Australian ingredients like Wattleseed oil, Lilly Pilly extract and Banksia seed oil. In addition to home cleaning products, Bondi Wash also offer body, baby and dog products.
The Dirt Company
The Dirt Company offers an Australian made eco-laundry concentrate that is made from organic, plant based, 100% biodegradable ingredients; is grey water safe; is not tested on animals; is affordable; is delivered straight to your door; and uses minimal plastic packaging. Plus 50% of their profits go to The Ocean Cleanup - an organisation working to pull plastic out of the ocean.
Green Potions takes all the hard work out of cleaning, all thanks to their natural, eco-friendly products. Their products are proudly made in Queensland and have been developed after eight years of trial on the toughest jobs. The great thing about their products is that they strive to help you conserve your own energy - allowing the products to do the cleaning themselves with no elbow grease required.
Organic Choice offer a beautiful range of products that have been developed right here in Australia. Their products were born from the belief that cleaning products can be both effective and sourced from sustainable, natural ingredients. Their blends consist of premium ingredients, designed by their experienced team who have been developing eco-responsible, natural products for over 20 years. All products are proudly palm oil free, SLES and SLS free, surface safe, non-toxic, plant based and biodegradable.
Wild Herbary is an Australian lifestyle essentials company that combines natural ingredients and a mix of pure essential oils to bring you a range of unique products for the whole family, including surface sprays and insect repellents. Their products contain no synthetics and chemicals, are cruelty free, use recycled PET bottles, are made using only natural ingredients sourced in Australia, and are made in handcrafted batches to truly harness the benefits of nature.
For a complete list of Australian homewares stores and brands visit the Homewares Directory here.