As you probably know, I’m on a mission to source everything I need with as little packaging as possible, and that means checking out lots of local shops.
Health Food Shops have been the unsung heroes of the high street for decades, offering supplements and natural remedies, organic veg and unprocessed wholefoods. They also cottoned onto the need for gluten-free and special diet foods long before the supermarkets.
Now, they’ve joined the fight against plastic, and The Green Shop in Midsomer Norton is no exception.
Back in December, we moved house, and I’m still finding my way around the shops in the area. That’s why I was thrilled to discover The Green Shop, with its superb selection of cleaning refills.
What can you buy?
Among its other ethical goodies, The Green Shop offers refills of natural washing liquid, fabric conditioner, and sanitiser for spray bottles, eco friendly floor cleaner and toilet cleaner, and a selection of natural shampoos and conditioners. I can’t think of anywhere else I’ve been locally that offers so much choice in the way of products like this.
I also spotted a few other zero waste wonders:
- Loose herbs and spices
- Beeswax candles in various sizes
- Beeswax wraps
New to refills?
In case you’re unfamiliar with refilling your cleaning products, it’s really simple. You just reuse an old bottle and refill at the store – turn the tap and away you go! It’s a good idea to make a note of the bottle size if you’ve already removed the label (staff will do the maths for you) and watch out for fast flowing fluids… things can get messy very quickly.
More about The Green Shop
It’s kind of important, when you’re lugging a big bag of empty containers around, to find welcoming staff waiting for you at the other end.
The Green Shop staff were extremely kind and helpful. The shop also has a café, and I was sorry that I didn’t have time to stop and chill with a coffee and a piece of cake on my visit.
Maybe next time…