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Why You Should Swap Out Harsh Chemicals for Plant-Based Home Cleaners

November 24, 2022 · Paid Partnership with bio-home

Good for you and your home? Check. Tough on germs and dirt? Check. Good for the environment? Check!

When you head out to replenish your cleaning supplies, what do you usually look out for?

If you’re like us and on the hunt for effective cleaning solutions without harsh chemicals, then this range of plant-based cleaning products from local brand, bio-home, fits the bill! You can also feel good knowing they don’t harm the environment.

Read on to find out the many ways they benefit you, whether it’s for your skin (no more dry/itchy skin!) or your home.

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No more dry hands and itchy skin

Are your fresh clothes making your skin itch? Or do you have to use hand creams to combat dry skin from all the washing you do? The culprit for these skin irritations is usually close by: your cleaning products.

Typical home cleaners are made up of various chemical components like parabens, phthalates and colourants. Simply, they’re the reason your cleaners are colourful, don’t expire for a long time and have a lasting fragrance.

The downside we don’t usually think about is that some of these chemicals are toxic and make your skin act up.

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Well, it’s time to say goodbye to cleaners with such harsh chemicals!

Made with 100% plant-based active ingredients, bio-home products are really gentle on your skin and just as effective as regular cleaners, whether it’s for doing the dishes or the laundry.

a) Dishwash Liquid

Wash up to five times more plates with bio-home’s Dishwash Liquid that effectively removes tough and oily stains!

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Dishwash Liquid 500ml (retailing from $3.90)

You know how rough your hands can get from washing dishes sans gloves – this Dishwash Liquid is dermatologically-tested and pH-balanced so it’s gentle on your hands.

b) Laundry Detergents

Much like the Dishwash Liquid, bio-home’s Laundry Detergents are also dermatologically-tested and pH-balanced, so they’re gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

Plus, they’re three times more concentrated, meaning you’d use much less than regular detergent!

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Laundry Detergent 1.5L (retailing from $11.90)

The Delicate version is good for babies, young children and delicate fabrics such as wool, silk and innerwear.

If you happen to have more skin sensitivity issues, this is the version to opt for, as many users at Try & Review have shared.


Keep fruits and veggies free of pesticides

Your mom has probably nagged at you before to wash your fruits and vegetables before food prep or consumption.

If you did that dutifully but didn’t understand why: your produce passes many germ-filled hands before it gets to you and might contain trace amounts of pesticides.

So, it’s pretty important to invest in a good fruit and vegetable wash.

a) Fruit & Veggie Wash

It would be rather ironic if you ended up ingesting residual chemicals from a fruit and vegetable wash that’s designed to remove germs and pesticides!

With bio-home’s Fruit & Veggie wash, you wouldn’t have to worry about that since it’s made of 100% food-grade ingredients and removes 99.9%* of pesticides found in fruits and vegetables.

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Fruit & Veggie Wash 500ml (retailing from $5.45)

All you need to do is to spray the wash on your produce and rinse them well with water.

*Based on lab tests on selected pesticides


They minimise damage to your interior and smell great in your home

You’ve spent your hard-earned money on renovating, and lots of time cleaning for a spotless home. The last thing you’d want after all that is to damage your interior with harsh cleaning agents.

Using such products with harsh ingredients can corrode the interior of your house over time, be it the floors, your furniture or laminate surfaces.

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Use products with non-corrosive plant-based ingredients instead, like bio-home’s Floor Cleaner and Multi-Surface Cleaner, so that you don’t have to spend on repairing damages.

a) Floor Cleaner

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Floor Cleaner 1.5L (retailing from $7.95)

The Floor Cleaner works across all floor surfaces like marble and parquet, leaving them with a smooth finish.

Rejoice! It’s safe even on a baby’s skin*, so you can let your little ones adventure without worrying about irritants. And yes – the formula is friendly to fur babies too.

*Baby safe means product in use is safe on baby’s skin

b) Multi-Surface Cleaner

This cleaner is safe to use on practically any surface, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of switching around multiple cleaning products.

We know we’d love to have a versatile and convenient option like this to tackle messes.

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Multi-Surface Cleaner 500ml (retailing from $4.95)

Use it literally anywhere in the house, from cleaning wall tiles and laminate cabinets to your grimy windows.

Don’t forget about all those high-contact surfaces in your home, like the doorknobs, switches and remotes – for a thorough clean, the Multi-Surface Cleaner and a cloth are all you need to arm yourself with.

It’s also very effective since it removes 99.9%* of germs without leaving harsh chemicals behind.

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You also save energy and time since these formulas are rinse-free, meaning you don’t need to take that extra step to mop/wipe down with water.

And the best thing about these products – from the Dishwash Liquid to the Multi-Surface Cleaner – is that you get a unique dual-note fragrance in your house, depending on the variation you pick.

Fancy the pleasant aroma of lemongrass and green tea in your living room, or lavender and bergamot in your bedroom?

*Based on lab tests on selected germs


Easy first steps to being eco-friendly

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We love that plant-based cleaners don’t benefit just us, but also the environment.

bio-home’s home cleaners are eco-friendly inside and out: they’re made up entirely of biodegradable and plant-based ingredients. They come in recyclable packaging too, which helps to reduce the environmental impact in the long term.

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They won’t weigh too heavily on your wallet either – apart from the affordable cost, you’d need to use less of the product to achieve the same result as a regular cleaner.

This is because they are more concentrated, so your cleaner will last you a while longer before you need to get a refill.


bio-home’s plant-based cleaners: from Nature, for Nature

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If you’re ready to purge harmful chemicals from your cleaning routine, look no further than bio-home’s plant-based cleaners! All the products we’ve featured are made with 100% plant-based active ingredients that are gentle for you and your home.

And if you want to do good for the environment but don’t know where to begin, making the switch to plant-based cleaners can be a simple yet powerful first step.

Kickstart your eco-friendly journey with bio-home with promo code LSSECO to enjoy $3 off* when you purchase $18 worth of bio-home products on Redmart!

Shop bio-home on Redmart

*Valid from now until 15 January 2023.


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