Shop for eco-friendly cleaning supplies in Vancouver

There’s clean, and then there’s CLEAN. When you want to buff, polish, and wipe away dirt and grime from your home, it makes sense to go green with environmentally safe cleaning supplies. Freshen up your space with eco-friendly household products from these Vancouver shops.

Whole Foods Market

1
510 8th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C5

From organic oranges to biodegradable sponges, this beloved grocery store chain is a go-to for Vancouverites who are dedicated to healthy living – and don’t mind paying for it. All of the natural cleaning supplies on the shelves are labelled with an eco-scale rating system developed by a third-party agency. These helpful labels allow customers to evaluate the products’ environmental impact before buying. In keeping with the retailer’s high standards, you wont find Benzene, Phosphates, Phthalates, Sodium Chlorite or Formaldehyde on any of the ingredient lists. Bestselling brands include Mrs. Meyer’s, Seventh Generation, Method, and Earth Friendly Products.

The Soap Dispensary

2
3718 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7

This cozy Mount Pleasant dispensary is incredibly conscientious in its approach, carrying fair trade and organic goods from local suppliers whenever possible. For those with skin allergies and sensitivities, many of the shop’s gentle products are free of added fragrances and dyes, such as the hypoallergenic coconut-based liquid laundry detergent from Live for Tomorrow. Bestsellers include environmentally friendly toothbrushes (made from 100 per cent biodegradable and compostable materials) and the complete line of plant-based, biodegradable liquid dish soap, all-purpose cleaner and laundry detergent from Burnaby-based brand Sapadilla. Check out the online events calendar for soap- and candle-making workshops.

Green Earth Organics

3
1864 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1K2

This Vancouver-based organic grocery delivery service makes it easy to shop for eco-friendly cleaning supplies. In addition to healthful foodstuffs, Green Earth Organics carries environmentally safe cleaning products for every room in the house. Simply order products from the online store and arrange for delivery to your door at a time that works for your schedule. Stock your cupboards with compostable waste bags, all-natural glass cleaner, reusable dryer sheets and more. We love the biodegradable dish and laundry soaps from Vancouver Only, which are formulated to work with the city’s soft water.

Homestead Junction

4
649 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R2

Vancouver’s urban homesteaders head to Homestead Junction for all their DIY supplies. When it comes to eco-friendly home supplies, the beloved specialty store carries composting bins, essential oils, recycled spray bottles, old-fashioned wooden washboards, and reusable glass containers in all shapes and sizes. Not quite sure where to start? Check out the impressive collection of how-to books (indoor composting with worms anyone?) or sign up for an in-store workshop. The homesteading emporium hosts affordable classes throughout the year for newbies who want to learn how to start making their own household products.

Cook Culture

5
377 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6C 3N2

Cooking up a gourmet meal at home can be a lot of fun; cleaning up afterwards? Not so much. At-home chefs with a flair for food prep love Cook Culture for its selection of high-end kitchenware, utensils and the cleaning supplies. Take an eco-friendly approach to food waste with sleek composting supplies; the downtown shop carries green bins and accessories to match you own design aesthetic – the RSVP stainless compost pails are particularly slick. Cook Culture also carries a number of cleaning liquids from Burnaby brand Sapadilla, including a refreshing rosemary and peppermint counter spray and dish soap.

Welk's Mart

6
3511 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N4

This Main Street landmark might just be the most well-curated general store in the city. A favourite shopping destination among Mount Pleasant locals, Welk’s charms with its selection of everyday goods and on-trend specialty items. Amongst the cocktail bitters and colouring books you’ll find environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and skincare items from a number of popular brands. We love the laundry and kitchen products from Vancouver’s Nellie’s All-Natural; the WOW Stick (with lemongrass and sweet orange) works wonders on stubborn stains and is sweet smelling to boot. Welk’s also carries green houseplants – nature’s best chemical-free air purifier.

It’s decorative gourd season y’all! The changing seasons are an ideal time to spruce up your interior with festive fall decor. If you’re dreaming of harvest-themed table runners, planter boxes filled with sunflowers and pumpkin-scented candles, it’s time to log off Pinterest and head to these local home decor stores to shop for autumnal accessories. [Photo credit: iStock.com/deiata]
When you’re trying to figure out what to wear for a theme party, there’s nothing better than finding a creative shop with an inspiring selection of dress-up gear. Whether you’re looking for a spooky, sexy or silly ensemble, these Vancouver costume stores can help you transform your look with out-of-the-ordinary apparel and accessories. [Photo credit: DragonImages]
Looking for stylish clothes and accessories that’ll have your little ones looking like they belong at the top of the class? Back-to-school shopping is a breeze at these locally owned kids’ boutiques in Vancouver, where parents can find everything from pint-sized designer duds to budget-friendly basics for growing boys and girls. [Photo credit: iStock.com/monkeybusinessimages]
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