Where To Find Bulk, Refillable & Plastic-Free Household Cleaning Products In Hong Kong

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Many of us are taking steps to live more sustainably, but are overlooking a major culprit of household waste? Cleaning products are a large source of ocean and landfill waste, and some figures say that the average household throws away between 30 and 50 plastic cleaning product bottles a year- and that’s not counting laundry products! In most supermarkets, the household cleaning aisle tends to be a single-use packaging nightmare. While recyclable packaging is a bit more eco-friendly (but not really, globally only 9% of plastic gets recycled), avoiding packaging altogether by using refillables is even better. As always, Green Queen to the rescue with a complete list of where to buy bulk home cleaning supplies. Below a guide to Hong Kong’s best BYO, packaging-free and refillable household cleaning products.

Live Zero Bulk Beauty – Sai Ying Pun

Hong Kong’s first packaging-free zero-waste store Live Zero’s Bulk Beauty Store has a great selection of household cleaning and bath products, from local to international brands. They also have in stock a range of natural household cleaning products like tea seed powder and vinegar. 

What: Natural household cleaning substances (75% and 99% ethanol, acetic acid vinegar, baking soda, borax, citric acid anhydrous), multi-purpose bar soaps for dish and laundry, toilet cleaners, laundry and dish detergent, floor cleaning products, silica gel, soapnut berries, sodium percarbonate bleach powder. 

Brands: Soapnut Republic (dish soap, liquid and powder laundry detergent, floor cleaner, toilet cleaner), Dropps (dishwasher and laundry pods), Bathe to Basics (bath products), Coconut Matter (bar soaps and deodorant), Claire’s Handmade Soap (bar soaps), Faith In Nature (hand and body soaps), Happy & Merry Mart (soaps and cleansing oils).

Where: Live Zero Bulk Beauty, 20 High Street, Sai Ying Pun. Open Monday – Saturday: 11.00am – 8.00pm; Sunday: 11.00am – 6.00pm.

Slowood – Kennedy Town

Source: Slowood

Slowood is a great pick for stocking up on household cleaning products, biodegradable beauty essentials and other zero-waste refillable items in their large store space in Kennedy Town.

What: Bulk laundry detergent, body wash, bath and dish soaps.

Brands: Common Good (liquid laundry detergent, hand and body soaps), The Unscented Company (all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent), Ecodis (black household soap, spray cleaner, sodium bicarbonate powder).

Where: Slowood, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town. Open daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm. 

Slowood – Discovery Bay

slowood bulk shop discovery bay hong kong
Source: Slowood

Slowood‘s second brand in Discovery Bay is the first bulk store on Lantau Island and as large (or more) as its Kennedy Town sister, offering many options for sustainable browsing.

What: Bulk laundry detergent, body wash, bath and dish soaps.

Brands: Common Good (liquid laundry detergent, hand and body soaps), The Unscented Company (all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent), Ecodis (black household soap, spray cleaner, sodium bicarbonate powder).

Where: Address Discovery Bay: Slowood, Shop Unit 151, 1/F, DB Plaza (Block C) Discovery Bay. Open daily: 10.00am – 10.00pm. 

Pimary – Tai Po

Pimary Hong Kong Low Waste Zero Waste Natural Shop Tai Po
Source: Pimary

Pimary is mostly a reusables and eco-lifestyle retail concept but they also have a selection of bulk household cleaning supplies so you can stock up on floor cleaner, multi-purpose and the like.

What: Bulk household cleaning products.

Brands: Common Good (liquid laundry detergent, hand and body soaps), The Unscented Company (all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent), Ecodis (black household soap, spray cleaner, sodium bicarbonate powder).

Where: Pimary Tai Po Concept Store, 25 Lo Tsz Tin Tsuen, Ting Kok Road, Tai Po. Open Monday, Thursday and Friday: 12:00pm – 6pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am – 7pm

Pimary The Mills Store, Shop 105, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan. Open daily: 12:00pm – 7pm

Live Zero – Sai Kung

Live Zero also has a branch in Sai Kung, where alongside their spread of bulk food products is a selection of some packaging-free household cleaning products for you to refill your containers. 

What: Dishwashing and laundry liquids, multi-purpose cleaner, toilet cleaner and floor cleaner. 

Brands: Soapnut Republic

Where: Address Sai Kung: Live Zero, 5 Tak Lung Back Street, Sai Kung, Hong Kong. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday: 10:00am – 7pm; Sunday and Public Holidays: 10:00am – 6pm; Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

Lively Life – Wan Chai

Source: Lively Life

Lively Life is a small retail shop on Hennessy Road in Wanchai. While previously only stocked with some personal beauty and bulk food staples, they now also have on offer some eco-friendly cleaning products. 

What: Eco-friendly handmade soap, upcycled cooking oil waste soap for dishwashing. 

Brands: Bella Sapone (handmade soap), custom and handmade waste-cooking-oil soap for kitchen and bathroom cleaning (oil provided by MANA!). 

Where: Lively Life, UG, Shop 6, 302-308 Hennessy Road, CC Wu Building, Wan Chai. Open daily: 10.00am – 7.30pm. 

SEED – Sai Kung

SEED is another bulk food and zero-waste lifestyle shop located in Sai Kung. They have a number of household cleaning products and personal care items in stock from a variety of local and global brands. 

What: Bulk laundry powders, laundry liquid, bath and body soaps, skincare products.

Brands: Nellie’s All-Natural Laundry Soda (laundry powder), NOESiS (chlorine-free laundry liquid), Dr Bronner’s (bath soap), The Preface (body wash, skincare), Coconut Matter (soap bars and deodorant). 

Where: SEED, 29 Yee Kuk Street, Sai Kung. Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00am – 7.00pm. 

Organic We – Mongkok

Organic We keeps a good supply of local and regional brands offering bulk home care products and household cleaning items. 

What: Dish soap powders, bar soaps and body care products.

Brands: Bathe to Basics (body wash and soaps), Organic We (tea seed powders for dishwashing). 

Where: Organic We, Room 160, 5 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Good Hope Building, Mongkok. Open Daily: 12.30pm – 8.30pm. 

Ecostore Hong Kong – Various

Source: Ecostore Hong Kong

Ecostore is a New Zealand-based company that sells a range of plant-based, eco-friendly and natural household cleaning products, as well as baby care and body care items. They have recently launched refill stations in a couple locations in Hong Kong. 

What: Laundry liquid and powder, fabric softener, spray cleaners, liquid scourer, toilet cleaner, dishwasher tablets and powder, dishwasher rinse aid. 

Brand: Ecostore


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The Bulk Shop HK – Tai Po

The Bulk Shop by Margella HK is the is the newest kid in town and the first bulk shop in Tai Po. Opening in Summer 2020, The Bulk Shop is working on the finishing touches to offer the New Territories a new chance of going plastic-free.

What: A range of sustainable, eco-friendly, plastic-free products, as well as workshops.

Brands: Dr. Bronners.

Where: The Bulk Shop, 25-28, Level 2, Jade Plaza, 3 On Chee Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong. Open Mo-Sat: 11.00am – 6.00pm.

Bonus: Bathe to Basics Home Store

Yes, technically this is not for household cleaning products. But Bathe to Basics is worth mentioning – the company is Hong Kong-based and makes a range of natural and organic skincare and bodycare. Their products are now not only stocked in Hong Kong’s zero-waste stores but can be purchased in their very own refill location in PMQ. 

What: Body and skincare products. 

Brand: Bathe to Basics

Where: Bathe to Basics Home Store, Unit S403, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central. Open daily: 1.30pm – 7.00pm. 

Lead image courtesy of Sunshine Kelly.


  • Sally Ho

    Sally Ho is Green Queen's former resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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