Bulk Refill Info & Menu
How do our refills compare to common grocery or drugstore brands?
And what are you getting for your money when you shop with us?
These are commonly asked questions and we're here to help answer them! (See also our menu of refill options available in the shop, below!)
Broadly speaking, our refills cost more than a brand like Mrs. Meyers or Seventh Generation but less than a brand like Aveda.
Sometimes, our refill products (like laundry soap) work out to cost the same as a Target-type brand when you consider what they cost per load, instead of per ounce in the bottle. This is because our products are more concentrated and not unnecessarily diluted with water, so you use less at one time.
Example: our average laundry soap costs $.40 per ounce, but you can get two loads of laundry from only one ounce of soap, so it works out to be .20 per load, which is the same as the current cost of Tide Free & Gentle at Target.
If you fill an old Tide bottle with our laundry detergent, it may cost more up front but it will last much, much longer. The beauty of bulk refilling also means you don't have to fill it all the way either! You can buy only as little or as much as you want at a time.
But shouldn't bulk shopping & refilling always be cheaper?
Bulk shopping & refilling is cheaper than if you bought these same brands in prepackaged, new containers. But comparing our refill brands to grocery store brands often isn't a true "apples-to-apples" comparison.
When comparing price, take into consideration all of the added benefits you receive at a small, sustainable, independent refill store that you don't get when you buy big commercial brands:
- Truly clean, healthy ingredients instead of 'greenwashing'
- Cruelty free brands that are NOT part of multinational conglomerates that still test on animals
- Supporting small-batch makers & small businesses
- Supporting fair trade/ fair labor standards, and
- Investing in a closed-loop, circular economy that eliminates the need for single-use plastic waste
So the reason our refills may cost a little more than say Dawn, Seventh Generation, or Mrs. Meyers is because we hold our suppliers to higher standards than those brands. Our refill products are sourced from small businesses in the U.S. and Canada, made small-batch with clean ingredients, cruelty-free, and at fair wages/ labor standards.
Most importantly, our refills products are closed loop...
which means that our business and the makers share responsibility for returning & reusing the packaging in which the refills are shipped, so there is no unnecessary waste generated.
If products like Dawn, Tide, or Seventh Generation met these standards and took true responsibility for the impact of their production, they would cost much more than they do now.
Did you know that Seventh Generation, for example, might look like a "green" company, but it's owned by Unilever? Unilever is one of the largest and most powerful brand conglomerates in the world. They are a huge proponent of palm oil, and also responsible for the toxic recall of non-natural dry shampoos, for example.
Imagine what Dawn dish soap would cost if... its parent company took responsibility for reusing every single plastic bottle they produce, in addition to making a product free from toxic, synthetic, or petroleum-based ingredients?
You can also search & read more from the Environmental Working Group Guide to Healthy Cleaning database where brands marketed as 'clean' and 'natural,' like Mrs. Meyers ( 'D' rating), Seventh Generation (a 'D' rating), and Method (an 'F' rating) actually score low because of the poor quality of their ingredients.
When you refill with us
In addition to saving & reusing the bottle you bring, you're also supporting products with actually clean, healthy ingredients made by independent small businesses, with cruelty free processes, and supporting a full circular economy from start to finish-- using your dollars to vote for the kind of world you want to live in.
Making your home more sustainable and free from unnecessary toxins and plastic waste takes time and planning, but when you also use other reusable products (like upcycled washable cloths instead of disposable paper towels) and make a plan to consume less in your household overall, this is also where you save money, along with your health and the environment.
And, as always, we're happy to chat more about any of our products in-store.
See our list of what's available to fill & refill below!
Menu & Important Info
Bring your own bottles or purchase refillable ones in-store to refill any of the supplies below.
IF YOU BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLES THEY MUST BE EMPTY, CLEAN, AND DRY BEFORE FILLING
To maintain quality & prevent contamination from former contents, all bottles you bring for refilling must be empty, clean & dry.
Please note there's not a publicly accessible sink to rinse bottles on site.
All prices are by weight ounce (oz.) unless otherwise noted.
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
Lemon, Lime, Orange & Grapefruit Lots of Purpose Spray, Rustic Strength, $0.36/oz
Lavender Lemon & Mint Lots of Purpose Spray, Rustic Strength, $0.36/oz
Lemon Scent Tablets, Blueland $2.69 per tab
Unscented Tablets, Meliora (add to 16 fl oz water) $5 for 3 tabs
Bergamot Bathroom Cleaner, Common Good, $0.46
Tub & Tile Cleaner, Better Life $0.16
Toilet Bombs Cleaning Tabs, MamaSuds $1.29 per tab
CASTILE SOAP, MULTI-PURPOSE
Lavender Scent, MamaSuds, $0.48
Lemon Scent, MamaSuds $0.48
Unscented, Vermont Soap $0.58
DISH SOAP LIQUID
Lemon + Eucalyptus, Rustic Strength $0.38
Unscented/ Hypoallergenic, Rustic Strength $0.36
Dishwasher Powder, Nellie’s $0.54
Dishwasher Tablets & Pods $0.42 each or 10 for $3.99
Rinse Aid, $0.24
Nellie's Clean Care Floor Cleaner, $0.35
Bergamot Glass Cleaner Spray, Common Good, $0.44
Unscented Glass & Mirror Tablets, Blueland $2.69 OUT OF STOCK
Citrus Bliss, Rustic Strength $0.44
Fruity Green Tea, Rustic Strength $0.46
Rosemary + Peppermint, Rustic Strength $0.46
Unscented/ Plain Jane, Rustic Strength $0.42
Foaming hand soap tablets by Blueland, $2.69 each
Humble Blend: Frankincense/Lime/Basil, Root & Splendor $0.48
Hush Blend: Lavender, Rosemary, and Sandalwood
Swell Blend: Lemongrass/Bergamot/Cedarwood, Root & Splendor $0.48 OUT OF STOCK
Fresh Linen, Rustic Strength $0.40 OUT OF STOCK.
Lavender, Rustic Strength $0.40
Unscented/Hypoallergenic, Rustic Strength $0.37
Lavender, Meliora $0.50
Sweet Orange & Lemongrass, Humble Suds $0.43
Unscented, Meliora $0.50
Unscented, Nellie's Baby Laundry Soda $0.36
Oxygen Brightener Bleach Alternative, Meliora $0.50
Pre-spotter Foaming Stain Remover Spray, Root & Splendor $0.35
Beat It! Bugspray $1.10
Epsom Salt, Rustic Strength $0.24
Organic 200 Grain Vinegar, Rustic Strength, (3x concentrated vs. grocery store brands) $0.38 OUT OF STOCK
Unscented Pet Wash, YaYa Maria's $0.44
Room Spray, Swell Blend, Root & Splendor $2.26
Stainless Steel Cleaner Tablets, Unscented, Myni $2.08/tab
PODS & TABLETS
Unscented Laundry Tablets, Blueland $0.42 ea or 10/ $3.99
Sensitive Skin & Baby Unscented Laundry Pods, Dropps $0.42 ea or 10/ $3.99
Stain & Odor Laundry Pods, Dropps $0.42 ea or 10/ $3.99
Scent Booster / Fabric Softener Pods, $0.42 ea or 10/ $3.99
Unscented Dishwasher Tablets, Blueland $0.42 ea or 10/ $3.99
Lemon Dishwasher Pods, Dropps $0.42 ea or 10/ $3.99
FACE & BODY
BODYWASH/ SHOWER GEL
Lemon Lavender, Fillaree Soap & Suds $0.50
Wild Orange Vanilla, Fillaree Soap & Suds $0.50
Unscented, Fillaree Soap & Suds $0.50
Grapefruit, YaYa Maria's $0.44 OUT OF STOCK
Lemongrass, YaYa Maria's $0.44
Spearmint, YaYa Maria's $0.44
Gel Face Wash, Unscented, Zerra & Co $2.45
Face Moisturizer, Unscented, Zerra & Co $2.45
Moisturizing Makeup Remover, Juniperseed Mercantile $2.45
Rosewater & Witch Hazel Facial Toner, $1.14
Fruity Green Tea, Rustic Strength $0.50 OUT OF STOCK
Lavender, Uncle Harry’s Shampoo $0.58 OUT OF STOCK
Lemon Lavender, Fillaree $0.96
Unscented, Fillaree $0.96
Wild Orange Vanilla, Fillaree $0.96
Rosemary Mint Vanilla, Plaine Products, $1.35/oz NEW!
Lemon Lavender, Fillaree $0.96
Unscented Fillaree $0.96
Wild Orange Vanilla, Fillaree $0.96
Rosemary Mint Vanilla Conditioner by Plaine Products $1.35
Lemon Lavender, Fillaree $0.89
Unscented, Fillaree $0.89
Aloe & Comfrey, Heliotrope $1.11
Page last updated Nov. 17, 2023