Frequently Asked Questions

Homethings

Our products remove the need for potentially millions of single use bottles and trigger sprayers. Most cleaning products are also 90% water with 10% being the actual stuff that cleans. We won't sell you water or single-use plastic.

How It Works

Making your Homethings cleaning sprays is pretty easy; and all done from the comfort of home.

Add Water - Fill up your Homethings bottle with lukewarm water. If you’re not sure why Luke is warm, then bad news, neither are we. 

Drop tab - Drop your tab in your bottle and watch it fizz. Leave the trigger off and let it fully dissolve. Don’t shake it or you’ll wake the beast. Trust us.  

Spray it - Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for. It’s recommended to leave the spray to work for longer on tougher stains before wiping clean. 

Use + Reuse - We are big fans of things you can reuse. Especially when they look this good.

Allthings - This is your all purpose hero. Mainly found in the kitchen, working away at grease and grime on all surfaces and worktops. Surfaces: Quartz, Stainless Steel, Tiles, Laminates, Stone, Granite, Marble and sealed Wood. 

Baththings - Suitable for almost all surfaces in the bathroom from shower trays to bath tubs, taps and sinks. Whether there’s beard trimmings around the plughole again or there’s some slightly more sinister mould and mildew brewing, Baththings has it covered. 

Shinythings - If you can no longer see your reflection in it, Shinythings is here for that. Suitable for cleaning and shining glass + mirrored surfaces. We recommend cleaning by spraying and wiping with a damp cloth first and then shining by ‘buffing’ the surface with a dry cloth.

Our tabs have been specifically formulated and developed to work just as well in hard and soft water areas. One of our key ingredients is citric acid. Citric is a great natural chelating agent that helps soap / cleaning products to perform effectively in hard water areas. We also have antimicrobial agents in our products since hard water is known to have a higher bacterial count. Additionally, each time you finish a solution you should rinse the bottle out thoroughly before topping up. Don’t worry, they’re dishwasher safe.

Nope, keep it warm. Using lukewarm water will help the tablet to dissolve quicker. Find out why luke is warm here. Mind blown.

Using surfactants. Surfactants reduce the surface tension and loosen the bonds between the mess to be cleaned (whether it germs, stains or dirt) and the surface. Wiping the surface once you’ve sprayed wipes away the residue.

Bottle

Our bottles are designed to last without compromising on performance over time.  Unlike plastic bottles, glass does not leach harmful chemicals and can be infinitely recycled.

Our bottles are made from high quality borosilicate glass. This is a type of glass that is more shatter and heat resistant whilst also being dishwasher safe. Glass is also infinitely recyclable, unlike plastic.

The trigger is made of plastic (polypropolene, or PP, to be precise). We decided on fully plastic triggers as they are easier to downcycle. We haven't found a trigger (yet) made from recycled material hence why we call it down-cycled. The sleeve is made of silicone due to its durability.

A Homethings bottle is not just for Christmas. Don't leave it stranded at the back of your cupboard. It's built to last – we'd like to see our bottles passed down from generation to generation. If you do need to dispose of it, glass can be recycled pretty much everywhere.


Plastic triggers are often collected by your local authority. If they can't, you can send it back to us and we will get it downcycled for you.

If you can’t upcycle your silicone sleeve (pen pot or swimming cap for your cat are two of our favourite options) or your local authority does not collect it for recycling, you can send it to us and we will get it downcycled.

Tabs

One of the key ingredients in our product is Citric Acid which is a great natural antibacterial agent. That said we don’t use any specific harsh anti-bacterial agents in our cleaning products as we don't actually believe that 'killing 99.9% of all bacteria' is a good thing and neither, necessarily, is a completely sterile home environment. Our products are effective at removing bacteria from your surfaces (using surfactants) but not necessarily biocidal in terms of killing all of the microorganisms present. Our view is that there is lots of good bacteria out there and a lot of new studies suggest that the bacteria being reduced in the total cleaning process are the ones that are actually beneficial for your health. That's why our formulations are non-toxic and contain no nasty ingredients used as antibacterial agents.

Citric Acid

What it does: Versatile cleaning and disinfecting agent with antibacterial properties. 

This is a naturally occurring acid found in the juice of citrus fruits like lemons and grapefruit. Tough on stains like grease, mould and mildew but gentle to humans. Oh, and ours is food grade.

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Sodium Bicarbonate

What it does: A natural, multipurpose cleaning agent and odour remover. 

This miracle ingredient is used in all manner of things from baking to medication and toothpaste. Super effective, super safe and non toxic. And again, ours is food grade.

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Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate 

What it does: Loosens surface tension helping to remove grease and grime. 

This is a mild surfactant and cleanser derived from sarcosine, an amino acid found in the human body and just about every type of biological material from animals to plants. This ingredient is not to be confused with sodium lauryl sulfate.

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Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate 

What it does: Very mild and eco friendly surfactant and cleansing agent found.

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Gluconolactone 

What it does: Helps to maintain shelf life. 

This is a food grade, naturally derived preservative booster derived from rice or maize. It is vegan friendly and does not contain lactose.

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Sodium Benzoate 

What it does: Helps to maintain shelf life. 

An antimicrobial, food grade preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

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Potassium Sorbate

What it does: Helps to maintain shelf life. 

An antimicrobial, food grade preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

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Modified Starch 

What it does: Helps to leave surfaces shiny and streak-free. 

A natural based, biodegradable hydrophilized polymer that is highly effective at leaving surfaces shiny and streak free. There is no direct EWG toxicity rating available for this ingredient but the supplier has EU Ecolabel status approved. 

Fragrances

What it does: Makes things smell nice. 

Our signature scents are what makes our sprays smell so damn good: Grapefruit + Mandarin (Allthings), Lavender + Tonka Bean (Baththings) and Peony (Shinythings). We source concentrated eco scents that require one tenth of the dosage of ordinary scents, saving resources in the fragrance production process. The scents are comprised of natural and synthetic blends in order to achieve the concentrate and resource efficiency required. All scents are free of Phthalates. 

Food Grade Colorants 

What it does: Helps you to identify the product. 

We use very little colourant as it doesn’t actually do anything in our products other than help you distinguish them from one another. That’s true of almost all cleaning solutions, so don’t think it's any less powerful than your glow in the dark supermarket cleaner. 

Our fragrances are made from concentrated eco scents that require one tenth of the dosage of ordinary scents, saving resources in the fragrance production process. The scents are comprised of natural and synthetic blends in order to achieve the concentrate and resource efficiency required, and do contain some potential allergens.

The potential allergens are:

Allthings: Citral, Pinene, Limonene, Citronellol, Lauraldehyde

Baththings: Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Linalyl Acetate, Heliotropine

Shinythings: Citronellol, Hexyl Salicylate, Linalool, Methylenedioxyphenyl Methylpropanal, Nerolidol Isomers

Yep. You can see everything that has gone into the tabs in the question above.

Our signature scents are what makes our sprays smell so damn good. Grapefruit + Mandarin (Allthings), Lavender + Tonka Bean (Baththings) and Peony (Shinythings). We source concentrated eco scents, comprised of natural and synthetic blends, that use one tenth of the dosage of ordinary scents, saving resources in the fragrance production and packaging process.

 Yes. We are in the process of obtaining the certification but in the meantime, take a look at our ingredients and see for yourself.

Yes. The products have not been tested on animals.