The sun is shining, we are good humored and are full of energy: the ideal moment for spring cleaning! Nothing stops us from cleaning our entire house completely, right? Well, not exactly…

With chemical cleaning products our house looks clean, but the toxic ingredients actually contribute to indoor pollution. Luckily there is an increasing number of ecological and natural alternatives that clean both the surfaces and keep the air indoor healthy.

Environmentally-friendly cleaning products, directly from the Belgian Ardennes

Yokuu

Do you already know Yokuu? This Belgian brand makes natural and environmentally-friendly cleaning products. Their products consist of healthy bacteria from the forests of the Belgian Ardennes and all have the vegan label. They offer all-purpose cleaners, cleaning products for the bathroom, glass and mirrors and floors. In Antwerp City you can find them at Lov Elly and Circuit, in Turnhout at VITA concept store and in Zwalm at Zonnehoed.

Clean without waste: shop at zero-waste stores

Did you go shopping at a zero-waste store before? Here you can often find ecological and sustainable cleaning products as well.

Antwerp: Minimal en Robuust

In Antwerp Berchem you can find a cozy zero-waste store called MINIMAL. Discover their packaging-free products, gender neutral clothing and even a bar. For your perfect spring cleaning they offer products to clean, do the dishes, wash your clothes and store things.

Another zero-waste store in the province of Antwerp is Robuust. This shop in the center of the city of Antwerp sells packaging-free products that are local, biological and sustainable, like their ecological household products for bathroom and kitchen.

East-Flanders: Tarra and OHNE

In East-Flanders you can find Tarra, a zero-waste shop in Dendermonde. Besides natural and biological food and skin care products, you can also find natural cleaning products and even zero-waste toilet paper.

You also have several OHNE shops in Nevele, Zwalm, Aalst, Ghent Steendamand Ghent Koningin Elisabethlaan. Are you curious about their packaging-free, local and biological offer? Discover next to biological food sustainable washing-and cleaning products that are mild for the environment. Do you want to go completely zero-waste? Then do not forget your own bottles or boxes! These you can fill with cleaning products at the refill station. Did you forget your own? No problem! You can always use the glass (spray) bottles from their collection.

Flemish Brabant: OHNE

Are you looking for a zero-waste store in Flemish Brabant? Then you can go to OHNE in Ternat. Just like in the other OHNE stores they have a broad assortment of biological food and also sustainable cleaning products.

Find everything for an ecological lifestyle

Kudzu in Bruges

Are these shops not in your area? No worries, Kudzu helps you out. This eco webshop with a collecting point in Bruges makes a sustainable life easier by the sustainable alternatives for everyday products that they offer. They sell almost anything, from the category cooking and dining to house and garden to clothes, toys and books. Also for your perfect spring cleaning they offer different types of products: from all-purpose cleaners to degreasers, mops and a DIY cleaning box with which you can make your own ecological cleaning products. Their packaging gets recycled or is already recycled and their shop works with a green server.

Ecological workshops: make your own cleaning products

Anne Drake and De Groene Stadshut

Did you completely catch the spring fever? Then you can go to Anne Drake. She organizes workshops throughout Flanders in which she teaches you how to make natural cosmetics-and cleaning products. Next to that she offers DIY-sets with access to online instruction videos. She also has her own webshop where she sells ecological lifestyle products. On June 4th she organizes a workshop to make ecological cleaning products at Zonnehoed in Zwalm. What are you waiting for?

De Groene Stadshut in Antwerp also organizes lovely ecological and DIY workshops. Do you know a better spring activity as team building or with friends? We do not think so!

Click here to discover more sustainable workshops and activities.

Do you also want to discover sustainable clothing? Then make sure to take a look at our shopping guide and discover sustainable shops close to you.

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