Back in 2018 I reviewed Splosh – purveyors of zero waste cleaning products. I loved them, and still use their products today (Jan 2020). Two years later, I’ve come back and updated the original review with more information, now from a long-time customer’s perspective. All information is correct at the time of publication, and if you have any questions, please ask in the comments!
Disclosure – gifted product
Splosh are a Welsh company tackling plastic waste by selling super concentrated refills to their cleaning products. Angus started Splosh after watching a young mum walk out of a supermarket with a trolley full of plastic bottles while he was putting his plastic bottles in the recycling bank. It struck him that these perfectly useable plastic bottles were going to waste – and so Splosh’s journey began. And what a journey it’s been – to date they’ve saved almost 400,000 bottles from eventual landfill.
Splosh zero waste cleaning products – my review
Splosh sent me their pomegranate washing up liquid, cotton laundry powder and liquid, clementine kitchen cleaner and the mint and eucalyptus toilet cleaner. They also sent me a box of their washing up liquid refills.
The refills came in a box small enough to fit through the letterbox on its own. It’s worth keeping these boxes to one side, because this is what you’ll use to send the refill pouches back for reprocessing. By sending the pouches back after you’re done with them, you reduce plastic waste by 97.5%!
I’m a sucker for a scent. There, I’ve said it. To tell you the truth I hate cleaning and having a product that smells beautiful really helps me motor. Splosh don’t disappoint here. All their products smell gorgeous. Their cotton flower laundry detergent smells especially lovely – putting the clothes out to dry is an experience I’ve been glad to repeat.
Since publishing this post way back in 2018, I’ve added quite a few products to my Splosh collection. I now also use their fabric conditioner, stain remover, glass spray and shower gel. I’m going to add even more to my collection once I work my way through the cleaning cupboard!
How does Splosh compare to Method or Ecover?
All of the products I’ve tested clean just as well as Method, if not better. The washing up liquid in particular is amazing – it smells delicious and foams up so much better than my usual Method washing up liquid. The laundry detergent and kitchen cleaner both clean just as well as their Method counterparts, with the bonus of smelling better.
The refills are pretty cheap – it works out at less than £1.50 per bottle of washing up liquid or kitchen cleaner (far less than I pay for Method). I think the laundry detergent is a little more expensive than I pay but that’s only because I wait until I see Method’s stuff half price then buy a few bottles.
I don’t have a great deal of experience with Ecover, but from the times I have used them I haven’t been very impressed by the scents. The washing up liquid doesn’t foam either. Ecover is similar in price to Method but the laundry liquid is less concentrated, so you get even fewer washes for your money. You can refill some Ecover products – if you live near a refill station. Splosh is the better choice all-round.
Frequently asked questions
The first time you order, you’ll buy a starter kit with the bottles you’ll need. After that? Simply order refills as and when you need them, and they’ll come in a box small enough to fit through your letterbox. You pop the concentrated refill in the right bottle with hot water and you’re ready to clean!
“Owing to ‘taint’ (the residue left from home and personal care products) only bottles containing drinks can be recycled into other bottles. So your washing up liquid bottle gets turned into something like a fleece or a road traffic cone. In other words it’s not recycled, it’s ‘down-cycled’. And when this new product comes to the end of its life? It can be downcycled no further and ends up in landfill.” -Splosh
Order from their website and they arrive in the post in a couple of days. I don’t think I’ve ever waited more than 5 days for my refills to be delivered.
All formulations are cruelty-free and vegan. None of their products were tested on animals.
The fact that I’ve been able to come back to this post and add to it 2 years later (at the time of writing, January 2020) speaks volumes – Splosh is the way forward for eco-conscious people who want to reduce their waste without sacrificing the scent and quality of typical household cleaners. Splosh products smell better, they clean as well, they’re cheaper and most importantly they’re better for our planet. So if you fancy saving money, saving plastic waste and supporting an independent British (Welsh!!!) business without compromising on cleanliness: Splosh is the answer to all of your problems.