1. Fill your Happy Human Forever bottle with warm water to the line
2. Drop in the tablets
3. After the tabs dissolve, twist the lid back on and start using your cleaning product!
Our bottle should last you a similar length of time as a traditional cleaner or foaming handwash. How long one bottle lasts depends on how often you clean / wash and how much you use, often dependent on the size of your household.
Using warm water is better simply because your tablet dissolves more quickly. Using cold or hot water is also okay, but we would recommend warm water.
Just as the name implies, Happy Human bottles are meant to be reusable forever, so you don’t need to throw it away. Unlike many conventional single-use cleaning or soap bottles, there is no risk of leaching with continued re-use.
One tablet makes 500 ml of cleaning solution and 300ml of foaming hand wash.
Yes - our mission is to encourage reuse and refill to end the single-use plastic crisis, so of course you can reuse your own bottles! Two things to note though:
1. The hand wash bottle needs to be a foaming dispenser. It has a foam pump with wider neck and air chamber that creates the thick foam! Otherwise, we'll likely have an unhappy customer and that's the last thing we want!
2. Be mindful of the water level used to ensure the same efficacy! Each foaming hand wash refill sachet has been formulated to work best with 300ml of water; our multi-purpose cleaner works best with 500ml of water.
Tabs: Our products are developed and tested in Sydney. We spent 6 months trying to find a tablet manufacturer locally but fell short as it's an innovative product format and our order volume isn't huge enough to invest in new machineries or set up a manufacturing facility. We eventually partnered up with a Taiwanese manufacturer who can ethically source ingredients and manufacture our effervescent tabs.
Packaging and bottles: All of our packaging has been thoughtfully designed in Melbourne. The reusable glass and PET bottles are made in China. We ensure that all our manufacturers have the appropriate work, health, safety and human rights practices.
If you catch wind of any local manufacturers who could help us produce at a small business quantity, please do let us know!
Update: We have been introduced to a WA manufacturer and are currently looking to move our production there.
Our full ingredient list can be found under drop down of each product or below
All ingredients are on the EPA Safer Chemical Ingredients List and none of the ingredients on the EWG Unacceptable List
Our products and packaging are made from 100% recyclable or compostable materials.
Bottles: Designed to be reuse over and over again! Given hand wash product is more stationary on countertop, we made it with 100% recyclable flint glass material. Our multi-purpose cleaner bottle is designed with portability in mind (especially given it's typically used on slippery or wet surfaces), hence made of shatterproof, BPA-free and non-leaching PET plastic (Recycle #1).
Nozzles: Made of PP - Polypropylene (Recycle #5). It's the most available and affordable material for this feature currently in the market.
Box Packaging: 100% recyclable cardboard boxes. We also use fully recyclable Kraft paper tape to pack your order! Not to mention 100% carbon neutral shipping when delivering your products.
Tablet Wrapper: Made of 100% compostable materials - 3 layers of FSC-certified wood cellulose and bio-polymers from renewable plant starch. These tablet wrappers are ASTM D6868 certified to be compostable in an industrial facility and/or home compost, as long as the right conditions are present.
See below on the conditions required for the wrappers to be home composted:
a. Oxygen (must rotate the pile frequently)
b. Moisture (this will come from the other items in the compost)
c. Micro-organisms (this will come from the other items in the compost and can be started with starter-packs of micro-organisms)
d. Heat (industrial composters reach heat of 60 degrees Celsius or 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Most home compost doesn't reach this level of heat. We've tested in degrees of 45-50 under home compost settings and the wrappers break down within 180 days). We advise cutting them into smaller pieces so they decompose quicker!
e. Right ratio of Carbon to Nitrogen
We are aware that 100% home-compostable-only packaging would be the best option, but so far the ones we've tried wouldn't protect the moisture-sensitive refill tabs for more than 180 days pre-mix (vs. 2 years shelf life pre-mix in this industrial and/or home compostable packaging we're currently using).
If you know of any innovative company who may have a better 100% home compostable option with strong moisture barrier properties we could test out, please reach out to us and let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
By purchasing the starter bundle, you can reduce way more single-use plastic waste and cut down on your carbon footprint. That said, you can purchase items individually based on your needs or just the refill packs.
If you are just getting just the refill packs, be mindful of the water level to ensure the same efficacy designed to work best with each tablet sachet we have formulated.
The shelf life of our refill is 2 years before dissolving and 6 months after dissolving. Comparable to most natural brands in the market.
Go to your Account page and click on the order you're interested in tracking. You'll find the order number next to each of the items that has shipped. Once we ship your order, we'll also send you an e-mail with your tracking information, so you'll have it on hand.
Standard orders processed in Australia will take 2-4 business days for major metro areas, and 7-10 business days for regional areas.
Overseas deliveries can take anywhere from 9-16 business days. You'll receive a tracking number once we process your order.
Give a gift for the future to family & friends. Our bundle kit comes with beautiful packaging which is perfect for gift giving, for someone you love and for yourself. Just make sure to add the name & address of the recipient in the delivery details. Shoot us an email afterwards explaining who it is for and we can make sure your gift has a message included.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping is currently available only to Australian residents. Shipping is free for orders over A$40. For Australian orders under A$40, a flat rate shipping fee of $9 applies. If you're ordering just the refill packs, we'll be able to ship them to you in an envelope at a A$2 domestic letter with tracking (flat rate).
Free shipping on Happy Human's bundle or over A$40, otherwise a flat rate shipping fee of $9 applies.
To keep cost low for our customers on the refill packs, we offer an untracked Australia Post Letter option at $2.50 flat rate. The trade off is that we can’t track and once we’ve sent it, it’s in Australia Post’s hands. Most of the time they are pretty good and manage to deliver in their estimated time frames of 5 - 8 business days. Sometimes it can take up to 12 business days, so it is best to expect that and be pleasantly surprised when it arrives early 🙂 The tracked Australia Post registered mail option for refill packs would be $7.50 flat rate.
Note: Some Parcel Lockers may or may not accept refill orders sent with untracked Australia Post Letter shipping, so best to choose tracked if you’d like to send it to your parcel locker 😊
Your Happy Human Bottles and tablets will be shipped in 100% recyclable materials - cardboards and recycled paper. The tablets’ packaging is also made of 100% compostable materials.
Our products come with a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. Please reach out to hello@heyhappyhuman with your order number and the products you’d like to return along with reasons for return, and we’ll send you everything you need. Credit card refunds usually take 5-25 business days to appear on your statement.
All returns will be processed within 2 weeks of receipt of shipment, and your refund, less the cost for return shipping, will be credited to your original method of payment.
If you received a damaged or incorrect product, please take a photo of your packaging and erroneous product and email us email@example.com and we will get you the right product in your hands ASAP.
Firstly, thank you so much for being a part of the movement to ditch single-use plastic! Now that you have your products, begin by following our 3 simple steps to make your products.
1. Fill your Happy Human Bottle with warm water to the line
2. Drop in the tabs
3. After the tabs have dissolved fully, twist the lid back on and start using your cleaning product!
We can't wait to hear what you think of our products. If you have any feedback and suggestions on what we can improve on, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are happy with our products, leave us a review! :)