Astonish cleaning products are well-known to vegans in the UK and Ireland as they’re vegan and cruelty-free and can be bought really cheaply in discount shops and many other stores. I was in Euro Giant recently and saw they had Astonish products for €1.50 each so stocked up on some. I had lots of spring cleaning to do so was pretty excited to get lots of cleaning products. I know, I have a very exciting life!
They had a large range of different products to choose from for all different purposes. I got the multi-surface cleaner, bathroom cleaner, 4-in-1 disinfectant and carpet shampoo.
I don’t like to use disinfectants too much but sometimes do as we have a dog and two cats, and the veterinary nurse in me comes out. I was especially happy that they had carpet shampoo for machines as I have a carpet cleaning machine and had been looking for a cruelty-free shampoo to use in it. A carpet cleaner is a good investment when you have dogs bringing mud in to the house and kids getting food everywhere!
I usually try to buy more natural and eco-friendly cleaning products than these, when I can, bonus points if they are a local company. But they can also be quite expensive and sometimes I don’t have the money for them. That’s what’s great about Astonish products. They are so affordable (€1.50 each). It shows that you don’t need to spend a lot to get products that aren’t tested on animals and that being vegan doesn’t have to be very expensive.
They also have the Leaping Bunny symbol and the Vegan Society logo so you know for sure that they are vegan and not tested on animals. You can tell from a glance without having to look it up. I know a lot of non-vegans who tell me that they’d like to buy products that aren’t tested on animals but don’t know what to buy, so I think it’s very important to tell people that these products are available.
I tried out all the products I bought, and they all work really well. They work a lot better than some other brands of a similar price and I really couldn’t fault them in that way. The carpet shampoo in particular worked really well and my carpets look much brighter and cleaner. They’re definitely worth a try for anyone trying to avoid products that are tested on animals.
You can find out more about Astonish cleaning products and see their full range of products here.