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These Natural Cleaners Are Gentle On The Earth And On You

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Basic household products like laundry detergents, dishwashing liquid, and toilet cleaners are everyday purchases. But have you ever thought of the potential harmful chemicals that go into those products, or how much impact its production wreaks on the environment?

Thankfuly, you can keep your house clean and be sustainable and eco-conscious, too, because there is a wide range of responsible home care products you can purchase locally. Here are a few:

DISHWASHING LIQUIDS

Messy Bessy Dish Cleaner in Aloe Green Tea


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Messy Bessy was one of the first local companies to focus on all-natural, advocacy-supporting movement, and their products are widely used and just as popular as the mainstream cleaners. Their Aloe Green Tea-scented cleaner is sulfate-free (its base is coconut and purified water) but it could cut grease effectively. 

P169 for 500ml, visit messybessy.com, or go to their refilling stall at Power Plant Mall, Makati

READ: All-Natural Cleaning Brand Opens Refill Station In Makati  

Tiny Buds Natural Baby Bottle And Utensil Wash


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All-natural cleaners are the best for babies and toddlers as these have no harmful chemicals. Tiny Buds is 100% food-safe but easily removes bacteria and odor from your baby's bottles and utensils. It can also be used on grown-up's dishes, and since it's food-safe, you can use it for washing fruits and vegetables.

P269 for 600ml, available at tinybuds.com, Baby Company stores, and at leading supermarkets

Echostore Home Basics Eco-Friendly Dishwashing Liquid in Orange Cinnamon


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This classic cleaner has antibacterial properties, but is gentle, as it is made of biodegradable surfactants and natural essential oils. Plus, the smell is so delicious; like Christmas!

P220 for 500ml, at echostore.ph

LAUNDRY DETERGENTS

Human Heart Nature 100% Natural Liquid Detergent


Since it's all-natural (it has a coconut base), it's very gentle on the hands and is easy to rinse. It also has a subtle citrus scent that smells great on clothes. 

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P399, at humanheartnature.com and at leading supermarkets

Echostore Laundry Granules In Lavender


This laundry powder is made out of ultra-concentrated, biodegradable granules, so you won't be worried about poisoning the water system. And since it doesn't have optical brighteners or whiteners, it's also gentle on your clothes. 

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P299 for 1kg, available at echostore.com

DEODORIZERS

Enviroscent Wild Lavender Home Bursts No-Melt Scent Warmer Refills 


These room deodorizers work like the popular wax melts, but are made out of all-natural, biodegradable, compostable, materials that are solvent-free. 

Available at True Value, click here for branches

Ritual Double Strength Citronella Enzyme Deodorizer

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Use this if you want to clean up a stinky and dirty area (for example, pet smells). The liquid has plant-based enzymes and bacteria-killing properties to spot-clean. Dilute it water and use on a mop. 

Available at Ritual, 2/F Languages Internationale Building, Arnaiz Ave., Makati City

READ: This Makati Store Will Inspire You To Live A Zero-Waste Lifestyle

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ASSORTED CLEANERS


Want cleaners in packaging that is more modern than rustic? Then Method has got it covered, but in an earth-friendly way. From their stylish website to their designer history (superstar designer Karim Rashid originally designed their first bottles and containers), the company sticks to naturally derived ingredients and packaging from recycled items. The cleaners are so specialized, too (Daily Granite for granite surfaces, for example).

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Available at True Value

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