- Viren Apothecary Bowl Bombs, Scour Powder, and Crystal-Clear Glass & Mirror Polish
Viren Apothecary is a small business based out of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. They create handmade highly concentrated cleaning and personal care products. Most of the ingredients they use are plant-derived, but one thing their products do not contain is vinegar! Due to its acidic properties, many people use vinegar in homemade cleaning concoctions, but it can leave behind a strong smelly odor. Viren set out to create a new standard for small-batch cleaners that work well but also smell amazing. The products also do not contain phthalates, parabens, bleach, or ammonia, all of which can be harmful to your skin and endocrine system. Many of their products are also available in a refillable glass spray bottle or container, which takes plastic waste out of the equation. Our three favorites from Viren are the toilet bowl bombs, scour powder scrub, and glass and mirror cleaner.