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.


Should bulk shopping & refilling always be cheaper?

Bulk shopping & refilling is cheaper than if you bought these same brands in prepackaged new containers. You can fill a gallon at a time here, or you can opt to fill a small bottle each time you visit, and you'll benefit from the same bulk discounts.

How does that work? Our refill store isn't the same kind of 'bulk' as what 'bulk' means for a place like Costco.

We buy all of our products in bulk quantities to stock the store for refilling, but you don't have to fill huge quantities if you don't want to. You benefit from the lower price that comes from our purchase of the product without packaging, regardless of how much you fill.

Per ounce, all of the products we carry in the shop are cheaper than if you bought them in new bottles.

Just be aware if you're comparing our refill brands to the price of grocery store brands-- it's not 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'
  • Products free from petroleum-derived ingredients, in addition to no plastic-bottles
  • Cruelty free brands that are NOT part of multinational conglomerates that still test on animals 
  • Supporting small-batch makers & small businesses in the U.S. & Canada
  • Supporting fair trade/ fair labor standards, and
  • Investing in a closed-loop, circular economy that eliminates the need for single-use plastic waste, and brands that take responsibility for reusing the packaging it requires.
  • Supporting an independent, local, woman-owned small business that reinvests directly back into your community.


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. (Method, Mrs. Meyers, and 7th Generation, by contrast, are owned by global conglomerates Unilever and SC Johnson).

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, Method, 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 (rather than pushing them off on overburdened recycling programs that don't work), 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 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

REPEAT: IT MUST BE DRY!!!!!
To maintain quality & prevent contamination from former contents, all bottles you bring for refilling must be empty, clean & dry.  Water can bread bacteria, so even water left in the bottle after cleaning it is not a good idea.

Products that contain water as an ingredient often use distilled water and have perfected the right balance of ingredients that you don't want to be thrown off and potentially contaminated by a dirty, wet bottle or one with residual contents from another manufacturer.

Please note there's not a publicly accessible sink to rinse bottles on site.

All prices are by weight ounce (oz.) unless otherwise noted. 

**This is a general list of what we regularly stock in rotation-- it's difficult for us to keep this list updated 100% of the time if we run out of something, but we're always reordering! If there's a specific scent or product you're looking for that was out on your last visit, you can always message us on Instagram to confirm it's been restocked!

CLEANERS

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 (add to 24 fl oz water) $2.75 per tab
Unscented Tablets, Meliora (add to 16 fl oz water) $5 for 3 tabs

BATHROOM
Toilet Bombs Cleaning Tabs, MamaSuds $1.29 per tab 
Eucalyptus Mint Tablets, Blueland $2.75 per tab

CASTILE SOAP, MULTI-PURPOSE 
Lavender Scent, MamaSuds, $0.44 
Lemon Scent, MamaSuds $0.44 
Peppermint, Vermont Soap $0.48

DISH SOAP LIQUID

Lemon, Rustic Strength $0.40
Unscented/ Hypoallergenic, Rustic Strength $0.38



DISHWASHER MACHINE
Dishwasher Powder, Nellie’s  $0.54
Dishwasher Powder, Rustic Strength, $0.42
Dishwasher Gel, Restore Naturals, $0.35
Dropps Pods $0.42 each or 10 for $3.99
Blueland Tablets $0.47 each or 10 for $4.49
Rinse Aid, $0.24

FLOOR CLEANER

Nellie's Clean Care Floor Cleaner, $0.32

FURNITURE
Furniture Polish, Restore Naturals, $0.30


GLASS CLEANER
Unscented Glass & Mirror Tablets, Blueland $2.75

HAND SOAP

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, $2.75 each 


LAUNDRY LIQUID


Humble Blend: Frankincense/Lime/Basil, Root & Splendor $0.54 
Hush Blend: Lavender, Rosemary, and Sandalwood 
$0.54 
Swell Blend: Lemongrass/Bergamot/Cedarwood, Root & Splendor  $0.54 
Fresh Linen, Rustic Strength $0.40 
Lavender, Rustic Strength $0.40 
Unscented/Hypoallergenic, Rustic Strength $0.37 

LAUNDRY POWDER 
Lavender, Meliora $0.50 
Sweet Orange & Lemongrass, Humble Suds $0.43

Unscented, Meliora $0.50
Unscented, Nellie's Baby Laundry Soda $0.36

BLEACH ALTERNATIVE
Oxygen Brightener Bleach Alternative, Meliora $0.50 

STAIN REMOVER
Pre-spotter Foaming Stain Remover Spray, Root & Splendor $0.35

OTHER

Epsom Salt, Rustic Strength $0.24
Bug Spray, Beat It! $1.10
Vinegar, Organic 200 Grain, Rustic Strength, (3x concentrated vs. grocery store brands) $0.40
Unscented Pet Wash, YaYa Maria's $0.44
Room Spray, Swell Blend, Root & Splendor $2.26


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$0.47 each or 10 for $4.49
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
Lemongrass, YaYa Maria's $0.44
Spearmint, YaYa Maria's $0.44 


FACE
Gel Face Wash, Unscented, Zerra & Co $2.65 
Face Moisturizer, Unscented, Zerra & Co $3.29 
Moisturizing Makeup Remover, Juniperseed Mercantile $2.45 
Rosewater & Witch Hazel Facial Toner, $1.50 

SHAMPOO
Lemon Lavender, Fillaree $0.99

Unscented, Fillaree 
$0.99 
Wild Orange Vanilla, Fillaree $0.99
Rosemary Mint Vanilla, Plaine Products, $1.35/oz 


CONDITIONER
Lemon Lavender, Fillaree $0.99
Unscented Fillaree 
$0.99
Wild Orange Vanilla, Fillaree $0.99
Rosemary Mint Vanilla Conditioner, Plaine Products $1.35

BODY LOTION

Lemon Lavender, Fillaree $0.89 
Unscented, Fillaree $0.89 

SHAVE GEL
Aloe & Comfrey, Heliotrope $1.11

Page last updated May 23, 2024