I’m always interested to find out about a new product coming to the market. But this one landed out of the blue with a special bit of pizzazz.
It was accidentally released a week early and there’s a B&M shelf stacker somewhere in England who is dreading their next performance appraisal. What a riot and well done to the Instagram account who broke the story on the internet.
I want to go through the real pros and cons of these products, giving you a balanced, unbiased review, so that we can all decide if we really need them.
First, the benefits…
Concentrated- You will get 20L of cleaning solution from one 500ml bottle of disinfectant.In my mind, that means this bottle does not count as “single use plastic”.
Cruelty free- all Astonish products have the Cruelty Free International leaping bunny which means neither the finished product nor its contents have been tested on animals.
Vegan- they don’t contain any animal products either.
Surfactants- a product that contains surfactants will clean as well as disinfect. As I’ve said before, there is zero point in disinfecting a dirty surface. This means this product multi-purpose.
Recycleable bottle- always a good thing.
Natural perfumes- essential oils are still chemicals but they’re much less likely to cause problems.
UK made- made at Astonish HQ just outside Leeds.
Family business– it’s nice to support the “little guy”.
Cheaper than alternatives- at £1.99 per 500ml. Available at B&M Stores.
Now for the drawbacks…
Disinfectant- this is not something most people really need. Cleaning with soap and water is adequate in the vast majority of cases. Your home is not a hospital.
Comes in plastic- it would be better if the bottle was made from recycled plastic.
The Secret Cleaner x
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This product was gifted.