Splosh – eco cleaning products which are miles better for your pocket

Splosh - eco-friendly, re-fillable cleaning products

I love to recycle, of course I do, but the other day after squeezing another plastic bottle into my recycling wheelie bin, I got to thinking about the products I regularly use and how I could cut down on my recycling waste.

After a quick survey of my cupboards, the main culprits responsible for my regular bulky-bin dilemma were household cleaning products, particularly the super-cumbersome laundry detergent bottles.

Despite all being eco-friendly brands, their packaging, albeit recyclable, were not as green as they could be – I mean, why should I have to keep recycling a perfect good bottle when I could just re-fill it over and over again?

It’d seem I’m not the only one to have had thought this, let me introduce you to Angus Grahame’s innovative new brand, Splosh.

Shaking up the way cleaning products are commonly produced and retailed, Splosh strips away all of the un-environmentally-friendly aspects and costs of standard cleaning products to deliver a range of re-fillable concentrate products that are mailed straight to your door.

How does Splosh work?

To begin Splosh-ing, simply order a starter kit, which contains a bottle for laundry detergent, washing up liquid, toilet cleaner and a kitchen cleaner bottle- all with a dissolvable concentrate sachet included, through Splosh’s website. This is then delivered direct to your door.

To ‘make’ your detergent, just unscrew the bottle cap, fill with hot water from the tap, not boiling, the water just has to be hot enough to dissolve the sachet.

Once dissolved, this takes a couple of minutes, and with a quick shake you’re ready to go.

Later, when you’ve run out, simply order your refills through Splosh’s website and a day or two later your refills will be arrive through your letterbox. That’s it!

Splosh – eco-friendly, re-fillable cleaning products - kitchen cleaner

By re-thinking and re-packaging household detergents in this way, Splosh’s eco cleaning products not only reduce the volume of plastic recycling waste (up to 95%), they reduce transportation CO2 emissions too as only small sachets are shipped, instead of large bottles of detergent which are 95% water anyway!

Splosh is also more convenient, rather than have to lug heavy detergent bottles home in your shopping, the re-fill sachets are mailed straight to your door in a handy, letterbox size box, so you don’t even to be at there to take delivery of them.

As well as smelling delicious, Splosh’s fragrances are derived from natural, essential oils including Lavender, Lime and Cedarwood, I also love that Splosh’s reusable bottles are stylishly branded, white with funky black icons, it’s a pity they are hidden away in a cupboard!

Finally price, it’d be fair to assume that as a new, eco-friendly, mail order brand Splosh would be expensive, but you’d be mistaken.

Cheaper than most leading eco-cleaning brands, Splosh is very competitive on price; in fact a bottle of Splosh bathroom cleaner is 99p compared to a leading eco competitor’s, which retails at £2.24.

I really like to Splosh, like all great eco-innovations, it’s simple but makes a big difference, by saving time, money and waste, as well as being good for the environment, I think it’s a real winner. But, don’t just take my word for it, have a try yourself.

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158 Comments
Heather Haigh

white vinegar – cleans so many things – particualarly good for limescale – soak a tissue in it and leave it wrapped around taps overnight.

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admin

Oh yes, I like to use white vinegar Heather, especially with bicarbonate of soda to unblock and clean my sink’s plug hole and drain – it’s like a mini chemistry experiment in my kitchen ;)

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Carol Ford

Hi Lyndsey, what brilliant idea, not only are we entering the competition but I’m ordering a starter kit right now. What a brilliant idea!

With thanks, Carol & the Fordy Towers team :-) X

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admin

Thanks Carol! You definitely won’t be disappointed, hey and if you win, you can always pass your prize onto one of your family or friends :)

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Sarah Hacker

My favourite green clean cleaning tip is lots of microfibre cloths. They only need water to work. Just have one handy in the bathroom or kitchen to wipe up spills, clean up toothpaste or give the floor a clean. Just wash and reuse!

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lisa prince

I have bought a fabulous trendy new oven which with the slightest touch leaves smudges allover it , i use a tiny amount of olive oil to clean smudges from alot of my kitchen appliances and if that doesnt work white vinegar with lemon juice is excellent for liting the grease x

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jennifer haden

My favorite tip is to use vinegar to clean your windows. It’s cheaper and healthier then conventional cleaner and it leaves windows sparkling :)

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anna

I use bicarbonate of soda to deodorise the fridge, lemon juice on the draining board to get a sparkle and use a baby steriliser tablet mixed with a bit of washing up liquid and water in a spray bottle to keep my kitchen surfaces clean

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K.C.Mankell

Being a simple male doing my best to keep things clean, I am rather in need of tips than giving them but I do find the packets of small rectangular spongy units are useful for cleaning around the oven , and microwave etc.

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admin

Thanks K! You’ve come to the right place for top cleaning tips – especially the ones that are kind on your pocket and the environment :)

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Elyse Dennis

These look like fantastic items, I have a tip, but I may be missing the point of commenting so apologies if I am, but you can descale a kettle using Coke!! This really does work, in actual fact, Coke is pretty good for cleaning lots of things…hence why i don’t drink it lol!

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admin

I agree Elyse, Coke has mean cleaning properties. My young sons weren’t convinced as to how ‘powerful’ it was at cleaning, until I showed them what it does to a dirty penny. Needless to say, they don’t ask to drink it any more! :)

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Isabel O'Brien

Hot water down the kitchen/bathroom drain will usually cure minor blockages, rather than using chemicals.

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Mary Heald

To clean my wood burner glass I use screwed up newspaper, spit and ash from the fire. It comes up a treat!

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Rachael G

Stop buying kitchen towel and use microfibre or cleaning cloths instead. Much better for the environment and cheaper too!

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Tracy

Disinfectant: Instead of bleach, make your own disinfectant by mixing 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap and 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil. It’s easy!

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JO

Use a toothbrush to clean around taps, plug holes, and those awkward little places using white vinegar

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debbie godbolt

i pour vinegar into my electric kettle around a quarter of the way up then boil it and leave to stand overnight
its great for de-scaling
make sure you dont pour more in or it bubbles up and spills everywhere

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admin

I’ve not tried this tip, it’s a great one – I’ll be sure to take your advice about not-overfilling, sounds like you’ve learnt this one from experience ;)

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admin

Brilliant Kirsty, plus the other half of the leftover lemon, in a small bowl of water, is great for deodorizing the microwave. :)

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Sara S

sprinkle bicarbonate of Soda on to your carpets with a sprinkling of essential oil of choice ,leave for a few minute and then vacumn up,freshens a carpet nicely.

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Tressa Herriott

Raw potatoes with a splash of washing up liquid is great at removing burnt on food from pans/woks

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admin

Ooh, I’ll try this one. I sometimes use cucumber slices, it’s great for cleaning off tarnish and it leaves it smelling great! :)

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Liz ferguson

Vinegar will remove lime scale from taps.
Put vinegar in plastic bag, attach to tap with tape, leave overnight.
Taps should be scale free in the morning.

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Tracy Newton

Buy micro fibre cloths for the bathroom, dusting and doing the windows. They clean well with only water. Then you don’t have to use chemicals. Great for the environment and my pocket.

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claire griffiths

lemon juice with some water in the microwave for 2 mins leaves it smelling lovely and cleans it to with a wipe of a cloth

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Laura

I think the easiest thing to do on a daily basis is make sure that anything you are not using needs to be turned off – lights, appliances, anything. As well as being water conscious – don’t have long showers, only use what you need – thats we we do and of course never ever litter – we need to look after this world

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Allan Wilson

Left over Lemon in a small bowl of water and microwave for 5 minutes. Cleans microwave a treat.

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Helly Winter

A liberal dose of soda crystals added to the drum of my washing machine is brilliant for softening the water, Soda crystals also brings cut glass up a treat, and works wonderfully on burnt pan bottoms and they are great for unblocking drains when used with boiling hot water, white vinegar is great for descaling the kettle and shower heads.

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admin

Great tips Helly, thanks for sharing. I can vouch for soda crystals cleaning burnt pan bottoms, had to use them when I overcooked some popcorn – oops!

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chris yocomp

Put white vinegar in kettle and boil it to remove limescale, then if you have moss growing in your driveway pour the hot vinegar over that (two birds with one stone!!)

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Helen Porter

I save money and stay green by using everyday ingredients around the home such as vinegar for the windows x

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admin

Yes, this is a good idea. Toothbrushes are such a waste of plastic, although I have heard Terracycle with Aquafresh run collections, however none are operational at the moment.

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june

My husband heard on a radio station that we can use splosh in our fish bowl to clean it?? Please advise where I can purchase in. Brisbane qld. Kind regards june

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admin

I’ve not heard that, I’d been keen to know myself. I’ll drop you a line and let you know the answer to this, plus availability in Australia. Thanks, Lyndsey

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admin

Hi June, thanks for your comments. On fishtanks, I’ve checked with Splosh and they say, while Splosh is non toxic and mainly plant derived, to be safe it’d be best to stick with a specialist fish tank cleaning product. On shipping to Australia, unfortunately they only ship to mainland UK at the moment. If I hear any different, I’ll post it up here. Thanks again June, hope this helps.

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Jadea

Baking Soda…everyone knows that, but in the bathroom rather than using it as a spray use it dry and with a damp cloth…I use Oil Cleansing Method and lots of oils on my skin so my sink and bath get VERY *VERY* grimey, no store-bought bathroom cleaner gets rid of it, baking soda makes it easy work.

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sallyb

I don’t know about leaving any tips but i’m going to steal most of yours from all of these great comments!!

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admin

Aren’t they fantastic Sally – I plan to pull these fab tips together into a funky infographic – have you got any favourites?

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Rebecca Gransden

white vinegar neat down the plughole, leave for an hour. A little bi-carb left down over night gets rid of any whiffs.

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Patricia Edwards

It takes a while for the hot water to come through at the kitchen sink, so I fill up a jug with the running water, and use it throughout the day. better than running down the sink

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Phyllis Ellett

Don’t know about green tips, but it seems to me if clean often, for example every time you use the oven, clean it while still warm. Then things don’t congeal and therefore you don’t have to buy chemicals to get rid of the built up grud.

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Lucy

Vinegar – you can pretty much clean everything and anything with it (apart from any rubber seals etc). The smell goes once it has dried and it’s so cheap. It tends to come in a glass bottle too, which means it’s easy to recycle it!

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Gillian Hutchison

The water from baby’s steriliser is great for cleaning the floor with. Rather than tipping it down sink, use it!

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sherri

use coke to take burnt on stains out of a cooking pan, leave overnight to soak with it in the bottom

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Zoe Roxby

LEMONS!!! My nana swore by using freshly squeezed lemons everywhere especially on the taps to remove limescale and it works. I cut the lemons in half squeeze the juice out into a bottle and dilute it down I use it around the house and its smells amazing and the halves with still some juice in there I place over the tap handles and squeeze down on them to get the rest of the juice out then I leave them there for an hour come back and clean job done :)

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nicole

White Vinegar, it is wonderful in so many ways. It is a great laundry softener replacement and the clothes come out fresh but not smelling of vinegar! Its just Fab!

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admin

I love microfibre cloths to dust too, Amanda – not only does it clean up the dust, rather than spreading it around, it doesn’t leave the air heavy with toxic polish ‘fragrance’.

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Natalie Crossan

Bi carb removes lots of odours :) You can use it as a pre treatment on mattresses and carpets etc before hoovering them x

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Vicky-Louise Robinson

I like to use vinegar for a lot of things like cleaning windows & descaling kettles & basins.

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Claire Barker

I use Bicarbonate of soda to clean marks off surfaces and stubborn coffee/tea stains on mugs etc.

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sandy henry

I used to use vinegar on everything, loved it, but hubby moaned all the time about the smell, so now i use a steam cleaner – love it x

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admin

I know what you mean Sandy, I add lemon juice to mine to try mellow the fragrance. Out of interest, what make steam cleaner are you using?

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