About Ecover

If you are looking for ways to keep toxic chemicals out of your home, your body, and the environment, using natural cleaning products makes a huge difference! Ecover uses only natural plant-based ingredients to make their dazzling eco-friendly cleaning products. These products are safe for you and your family and pets, great for sensitive skin, and free from overpowering chemical smells. By using Ecover you can make sure that your home is sparkling clean without causing any harm to the environment along the way. 

How did Ecover start?

Ecover was born in 1979 by a group of Beligan hippies turned scientists. They were struck by the damage to waterways and sea life caused by cleaning chemicals and set their minds to find a new cleaner way. Their product development started in a shed, from which they soon launched Ecover’s first biodegradable cleaning products using new formulas free from phosphates. But it wasn’t until 10 years later, in 1989, that Ecover hit the shelves and created a new market for eco-friendly cleaning products. In 1991 Ecover came to the UK and the rest is cleaning history! Read on to learn more about what makes Ecover so special.

What makes Ecover stand out? 

Ecover is a brand for change and has even been recognised by the United Nations for their ‘outstanding achievements in protecting and improving the environment’. They are not only innovating new eco-friendly cleaning formulas but also rethinking how we use plastic and how we consume household products. By using their innovative eco-friendly cleaning products you are joining their Clean World Revolution. They have more than 600 refill stations across the UK helping people save both plastic and money, not bad hey! Ecover is all about action and truly has been a trailblazer in offering innovative and sustainable ways of taking care of our homes, our furniture and our laundry.

How does Ecover choose their ingredients?

Ecover uses clean, natural ingredients that are vegan-friendly. Ecover takes full environmental responsibility for their products - from the sourcing of the ingredients, to the packaging and the production. They are constantly refining their biodegradable formulas to use less water, less energy and fewer materials - always with the planet in mind. 

Ecover makes a wide range of eco-friendly products with carefully selected ingredients to help keep your home and your clothes sparkling clean. They have Ecover laundry liquid, Ecover washing up liquid, Ecover dishwasher tablets, Ecover fabric softeners, Ecover refills and much more. There is a whole ocean out there of outstanding Ecover products for every cleaning need, so to guide you, we’ve selected some of our eco-friendly cleaning favourites below! 

Top Ecover products to try

Ecover - Laundry Liquid (Bio, Colour & Non Bio) 

Join the eco-friendly laundry revolution with Ecover's Laundry Liquid! There is a laundry liquid for every need, whether you’re looking for Bio, Colour or Non-Bio laundry liquid. Made with plant-based biodegradable ingredients, and dermatologically tested on sensitive skin. It’s the perfect eco-friendly laundry liquid for the environmentally conscious consumer. 

Ecover - Washing Up Liquid - Lemon & Aloe Vera

This fragrant Lemon and Aloe Vera Washing Up Liquid will keep your dishes sparkling clean, and will leave only natural ingredients on your skin and in your dishwater. Choose the size that suits you and get going. Washing up will be a whole new experience using Ecover’s sustainable washing up liquid.

Ecover - Fabric Softener Apple Blossom & Almond

Nothing better than fresh laundry? Well, that would be fresh SOFT laundry. The natural fragrance of Apple Blossom and Almond makes getting into fresh, soft bed sheets an even more enjoyable feeling! This is a refillable laundry staple and a must for every eco-friendly homeowner. Most fabric softeners are actually quite bad for the environment, so make the move to be able to enjoy your super soft laundry with a good conscience. 

Ecover - Classic Dishwasher Tablets

Keep your plates and bowls as free from chemicals as your food with Ecover’s environmentally friendly dishwasher tablet. Made from only natural ingredients and just as effective as your regular dishwasher tablets. This is a go-to staple product in every eco-conscious household! 

Ecover - Delicate Laundry Liquid

Did you know that Ecover has laundry liquid that is not only extra kind to the environment, but also to your delicate clothes? This laundry liquid is gentle on your skin, and will leave your wool and delicates feeling clean and smelling fresh! It has a subtle scent of waterlily and honeydew for that ultra fresh feeling. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who has sensitive skin and delicate clothes that need extra gentle care. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ecover cruelty-free?

Yes, we’re proud to let you know that all of Ecovers products are certified cruelty-free under the Leaping Bunny program. To achieve this certification Ecover’s production practices are regularly checked to ensure they meet the Standard of Compassion for Animals comprehensive criteria. When you buy Ecover cleaning products or laundry products you can do so safely knowing that no animals have been harmed in the making of them. 

Are Ecover products safe?

For Ecover, safety is a top priority. Ecover chooses natural ingredients, only very occasionally using synthetic ingredients when plant-based alternatives do not exist. They select ingredients that have low aquatic toxicity which means that their impacts on animal life are minimal. It’s a great choice if you're conscious about human, animal and environmental welfare. 

Is Ecover vegan?

Ecover does not use any animal by-products to make their cleaning products, and their products are not tested on animals. Ecover, therefore, consider themselves vegan-friendly, although they have not applied for a certification from the Vegan Society’s vegan trademark.

Are Ecover laundry products okay for sensitive skin?

There are no harmful chemicals or parabens in any of Ecover’s products. Parabens are chemicals included in products to stop them from biodegrading, they may be potentially bad for our health and skin, and bad for the environment.

Are Ecover products plastic free?

For their liquid products Ecover uses plastic made from a mixture of post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR) and plant-based plastic, made from sugar-cane rather than petroleum. Many of these containers are refillable.