Bio-D – Brand Review

Bio-D – Founded by Micheal Barwell in the 1980’s. Micheal worked as a commercial ship cleaner. It was tough work using industrial cleaning products for which heavy-duty safety equipment, including a respirator, had to be worn.

Micheal was surprised to see that a lot of the same ingredients were also in household cleaners. It prompted him to look for naturally-derived alternatives that would clean safely and effectively without harming people or the environment, and in 1989, Bio-D was born.

Michael has since retired from the business with Lloyd Atkin taking over after working with the business since 1996.


The aim is to make cleaning products that are made from plant-based, ethically sourced ingredients, use 100% recyclable packaging and that are affordable.

Manufactured in Hull, East Yorkshire UK

Ingredients Policy: Where possible, all raw materials are plant-derived and are obtained from renewable sources. Bio-D operate a strict policy whereby none of their raw materials or finished products are tested on animals and have a fixed cut-off date of 1988. All raw materials are free from genetically modified ingredients; animal by-products and the company is subject to scrutiny and approval by The Vegan Society, Naturewatch Trust, BUAV and The World Wildlife Foundation.

Packaging – made with 100% Post-consumer plastic from UK kerbside collections. Refills stations are in local independent stores.

Awards and accreditations: Certified by Vegan Society, Cruelty-free International, Allergy UK and an Ethical Consumer Best Buy.

Customer Reviews: All products seem to get a good product review. See here

What I like: As a household, we have used the laundry & washing up liquid for years and have always been happy with the results.

What I did not like: Nothing comes to mind.

My hero products: Laundry Bleach – Have used this for over 20 years and have always found it a godsend. Especially years ago, when I had small children and environmentally friendly laundry liquids were not as good as they are today.

Where to buy? Ethical Superstore, Big Green Smile or with your Able & Cole vegetable box

In Conclusion:

Bio-D products have always worked well for me and are a great alternative to buying Ecover if you are aiming to buy a more British product.




100% Recycled

Certified Vegan


Certified Cruelty-free


Certified Organic


Marine Safe






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