Septic safe cleaning products, shampoos, soaps and more

Keep your septic system happy and healthy with our full range of products from self care to home care. Every small change you make has a meaningful impact. Check out our 3 top septic system tips and 5 everyday items to watch out for below.

Transform your personal and cleaning routine into a septic safe one

A healthy septic system needs plenty of healthy bacteria to function well. Using harsh chemicals and cleaning can disturb this and prevent the breakdown of waste. While it can seem like a challenge to find environmentally friendly substitutes for some of your favourite products, we have found a full range of septic safe cleaning products from household cleaning to shampoos and washes, toilet paper and more. Our range is available online and in store at our Hervey Bay location.

3 tips for a healthy septic system

There are 3 simple steps you can take to ensure your septic system stays happy and healthy:

  1. Don't dispose of solids, oils and fats down your sinks or toilets like coffee grounds, litter and sanitary items, frying or cooking waste
  2. Avoid using any fabric softeners or products with quats (ammonium compounds), emulsion stabilisers and petroleum products
  3. Don't use any products containing bleach, caustic soda, high levels of phosphorus, sodium, nitrogen or alcohols

What products should I be mindful of using with a septic system?

There can be some surprising culprits for problems with your septic system. As a good rule of thumb, you should always check if products are biodegradable as a start. There are 5 daily household items you should be mindful of:

  1. Household cleaners: Use natural, biodegradable cleaners instead of harsh chemicals. Avoid using antibacterial soaps or cleaners that contain bleach, as these can harm the beneficial bacteria in the septic system that help break down waste. Simply Clean has great septic safe dishwashing powder, laundry powders and other household cleaners. Enviroclean also stocks a range of septic safe cleaners.
  2. Laundry detergent: Use a liquid laundry detergent that is labeled as septic-safe. Avoid using powdered detergents, as they can contain fillers and other materials that do not break down easily in the septic system. Check out Kin Kin naturals for septic safe laundry detergent.
  3. Toilet paper: Only use toilet paper that is specifically labeled as septic-safe. Avoid using thick, quilted, or ultra-soft toilet paper, as these products take longer to break down and can clog the system. Who Gives A Crap is septic safe toilet paper.
  4. Personal care products: Use natural, biodegradable personal care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, and soaps. Avoid using products that contain microbeads or other synthetic materials that can harm the septic system.
  5. Cooking oils and grease: Avoid pouring cooking oils and grease down the drain, as these can clog the septic system. Instead, dispose of them in the trash or compost.

By following these guidelines, you can help ensure that your septic system functions properly and avoid costly repairs or replacements. Additionally, it's important to have your septic system inspected and pumped regularly by a professional to keep it running smoothly.

Is borax septic safe? How much can I use?

Yes, natural borax is septic safe. To maintain the health and good bacteria in your septic system, it is important to remember to use everything in moderation. While it is not toxic, using large volumes of borax or any septic safe cleaning product can have an impact.