Hull eco business celebrates new listing in Booths

Bio-D Home & Garden Sanitiser 750 ml

Bio-D Home & Garden Sanitiser 750 ml

Directors and staff at Hull based ethical cleaning and laundry products company, Bio-D are celebrating after receiving a new listing in Booths family owned supermarkets.

From 26th March, Bio-D’s Home and Garden Sanitiser will take its place alongside other Bio-D products in 24 Booths stores.

Of the listing, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director said: “We’re delighted that Booths have listed Home and Garden Sanitiser just in time for the busy gardening and outdoor leisure season.  Made from natural ingredients, it is a fast acting anti-bacterial detergent that is great for cleaning patios, greenhouses, plant pots and indoor and outdoor bins as well as sinks and drains.”

Home and Garden Sanitiser costs £2.43 RRP for a 750ml bottle.

Bio-D is an independent, ethically motivated company that is dedicated to promoting the use of environmentally responsible detergents. It manufactures environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products that are UK made, effective, biodegradable and hypoallergenic.  Bio-D’s range of sanitisers includes 750ml Multi Surface Sanitiser, 500ml All Purpose Sanitiser Spray, 500ml Sanitising Hand Wash and, of course, Home and Garden Sanitiser. The are all free from Triclosan and are made from sustainable, naturally derived raw materials.  All of the Bio-D range is suitable for use with septic tanks and are Cruelty Free International (formerly BUAV) and Vegan Society registered.

Organic and Natural Business Cleaning Feature

Picture1We were very proud to be invited to contribute to the Eco Cleaning feature in leading trade magazine Organic and Natural Business.  You can see a snapshot of the article in the image, but please either click on the image or this web link to Organic and Natural Business.

We hope that you enjoy this interesting insight into this burgeoning sector.

Sara and Lloyd

Hull eco business heads to London to launch new products

Welcome to our 100th blog post!

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A leading hypo-allergenic cleaning products company will attend its first major show since its rebrand last year.

Hull based business Bio-D has chosen to exhibit at the Natural & Organic Products Europe show in April to launch four new products and to showcase its extensive range of rebranded and exclusively UK manufactured natural and safe cleaning and laundry products.

The new products are;

  • Geranium sanitising hand wash that is gentle on hands, yet kills germs
  • Multi-use Floor Cleaner with Linseed Soap for effective cleaning of all hard floors
  • Reformulated, concentrated Dishwasher Powder that gives great results regardless of water quality
  • Ecological Dishwasher Rinse Aid for sparkling results

Chairman and Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby explains why Bio-D decided to exhibit at the show: “We wanted to raise awareness about the environmental benefits of using Bio-D products and to highlight the fact that all of our products are hypo-allergenic and felt that the Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibition was the perfect platform to do so.  We’re also looking to drive Bio-D forward with the appointment of some key distributors and hope that we will meet companies there who share our ethical values.”

The exhibition takes place from 13 to 14 April at Olympia, London and Bio-D will be on stand 1052.


Supporting CFI and bathroom blitz promotion

Wow, what a month! We’ve re-launched our new packaging designs and pack formats and had a great day at Tree Time 2013. Please click on the image below to see what’s been happening at Bio-D’s Yorkshire HQ whilst we’ve been out and about visiting customers.

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Special offers & news from Bio-D

Here’s a screen grab of our latest newsletter that features £5 off, a sneak preview of our new packaging, a chance to meet our team and one of our customers – please click on the image for a link to the complete version.  We’d be very grateful for your feedback, as always.  If you’d like to get a newsletter delivered to your inbox, simply sign up on our home page.

BioD newsletter

Many thanks

Sara and Lloyd


Allergy first for ethical laundry products manufacturer

Hi there!

We’re pleased to bring you our latest press release..

Yorkshire based ethical cleaning products company Bio-D is celebrating after being awarded the Allergy Friendly award for its eco friendly fragrance free laundry range.

It is one of only a handful of UK made ethical laundry range to have its products accredited by Allergy UK and has recently been granted the Allergy Friendly Product Award for the following products;

Laundry Liquid

Washing Powder 

Unfragranced Fabric Conditioner

Nappy Fresh (currently on offer!)

Laundry Booster (currently on offer!)

Commenting on the award, Sara Holtby, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director, said; “According to research by Mintel, an estimated 21 million adults and an increasing number of children in the UK suffer from at least one allergy.  We know from our own research that people buy our non-biological and biodegradable laundry products because they benefit the environment but don’t aggravate sensitive skin.”

Delighted allergy sufferer Sally Moon from East Yorkshire tested the products for Bio-D and concluded: “The laundry products left my clothes brilliantly clean without aggravating my sensitive skin.”

The Allergy Friendly Product award is intended for products that may be of benefit for sufferers of allergy, asthma, sensitivity and intolerance, to help improve their state of health and wellbeing or for people who wish to reduce their chemical load.

Products displaying the Allergy UK logo have been assessed by Allergy UK’s panel of advisors and the appropriate type of allergy expert to confirm suitability, as well as being trialled by consumers with allergies.

Available from the Bio-D website plus natural wholesalers and distributors including Suma, Essential, Infinity, Queenswood, Green City and Out of Eden, the hypoallergenic laundry range is gentle, fragrance free, effective at low temperatures and ideal for delicate fabrics.  Please refer to the website for a complete list of stockists.

Bio-D manufactures environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products that are UK made, effective, biodegradable and hypoallergenic. They are produced from sustainable, naturally derived raw materials and do not contain chlorine or optical brighteners. All of the Bio-D range is suitable for use with septic tanks and are BUAV and Vegan Society approved.

Anti-bacterial handwash feedback

Thanks to satisfied customer Raeann Rooms for her generous comments about our anti-bacterial  Lime and Aloe Vera handwash;

“I took the handwash to work to use in the ladies’ and they love it. It does not require that you put handcream on afterwards and smells clean and is a good consistency.”

Sara and Lloyd

PS It also makes a great Christmas present!  You can order it here

Summer holiday competition

Here’s a story about how we’re doing our bit as responsible parents to help you to keep the cherubs occupied during the long summer holiday…

Ethical Hull company Bio-D has launched a competition to encourage children to consider the environment.

The Sutton Fields based business is inviting primary and secondary school pupils to write or draw about what saving the environment means to them and the winning submissions will win a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine.Mar12-Kids-Cover-Small.jpg

Of the initiative, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby said; “We had such a positive response to the workshop that we did on the same theme for Hornsea School’s Green Day that we thought that we’d roll it out as a summer holiday competition.”

To enter the competition, all that the children have to do is a piece of writing or draw a picture that answers the question “What does environmentally friendly mean and why does it matter?” and send it with their name, address, age and parent’s permission to The Bio-D Company, Unit 5A, Bergen Way, Hull, HU7 0YQ or e mail to There will be one first prize for 12 and under and one for 12 and over and 10 runners up prizes.  The closing date is the 3rd September.

We look forward to being inundated with your entries! Have fun!

Sara and Lloyd


We’ve got an online shop!

Here’s our latest news – announcing the launch of our online shop.  Given that you’re already here, why not take a look – it really is rather good!

Ethical company Bio-D has made it easier for loyal customers to buy its environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products with the launch of an online shop.

The Hull based business invested heavily in a new e commerce website following research that suggested customers found it difficult to find retailers who stock the complete range.

Of the new website, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby said; “We’re really pleased that our whole range is now available to all of our customers irrespective of geography and are very encouraged by the sales so far.”

The new website address is and there is free UK delivery on orders over £40.