2023 KnoxFiller Faves

Our KnoxFillers had great things to say about our top ten best sellers of 2023! Check out our five top zero waste refills and five top sustainable swaps below. If we can't convince you, let our KnoxFillers do the job... 

Laundry Powder

Our Laundry Powder was our #1 refill of 2023 — KnoxFillers LOVED it! This is extra special because our laundry powder is made right here in Knoxville, TN by Dandy Soap. It comes in both Unscented and Lavender. Haven't tried it yet? Try a sample.

“I’ve refilled my detergent powder 3x now, and it’s my new favorite. My laundry is fresh and clean without any skin reactions!” 

"I love this laundry powder! I’ve been a loyal Charlie’s Soap user for years, but this is my new favorite. It even gets my husband’s stinky workout clothes clean."

"My husband and I are very sensitive to synthetic fragrances, so I used to make my own laundry detergent. I'm really glad I found this, because the scent is amazing and it's so much easier to buy instead of make! Our clothes smell clean and fresh - and no allergic reactions!"

Dishwasher Detergent

The runner-up refill of 2023 is our Dishwasher Detergent. Instead of plastic-wrapped pods and other chemical-filled dishwasher detergents, we carry a simple 9-ingredient powder from Nellie's Clean. 

“This has been my go-to dishwasher detergent for a year now. I love the no-waste model and that no dyes or additives are a part of this product.”

"We switched from cascade premium dishwashing detergent for a healthier version and the difference is noticeable! No more residue, no harsh smell on plates or throughout the kitchen. I would highly recommend."

"Loving this dishwasher detergent. Doesn't leave a scummy residue on my dishes and washer like some other "green" products I've tried. I use in combination with white vinegar as a rinse aid and it works great."

Hand Soap

Refillable Hand Soap is another top essential — and the scents are wonderful! Ditch the plastic bottles and opt for a refillable soap that you'll love. Scents include Peppermint Lime (mojito, anyone?), Citrus Ginger, Lavender Bergamot, Goldenseal & Citrus, and other seasonal scents. Not a scent person? We also have Unscented Hand Soap!

“I received this soap as a gift and have been refilling since, I love it! It seems to last much longer than anything else I've used for my family of 4.”

"We use refillable hand soap for our business! We love going zero waste and supporting the local initiative. The best part is having our clients take notice and say they want to use KnoxFill too!!"

"This is my go-to hand soap for the house! Love the smell of the citrus ginger, and it's so easy on my hands."

Liquid Laundry Detergent

If you prefer a liquid detergent for your laundry, try our Liquid Laundry Detergent. It's concentrated, so you only need 0.5 - 2 ounces per load. This detergent is only 5-6 ingredients (unscented vs scented), and KnoxFillers love the Lavender Rosemary scent, which is scented with 100% pure essential oils. We carry a Hypoallergenic Unscented option, as well.

“We enjoy using the liquid laundry detergent because it works well, is easier on the planet than many others, and we can get it refilled. The bottle is nice too!”

"It gets the job done with half the amount of detergent and no dyes."

"I ordered the sample size of this detergent a couple of months ago to try it out, and absolutely loved it. It smells so good!!! (And the smell lasts even longer if you hang dry the clothes or put lavender essential oil in dryer balls). It doesn’t take much per load, and overall it cleaned my clothes pretty well. Planning on buying in the bigger size soon!"

Dish Soap

Our Dish Soap smells amazing and cleans well! You'll love the smell when you're washing dishes, and it's gentle enough to use on your hands. Rosemary Lemongrass is our top scent, but you can't go wrong with Grapefruit, Lemon, or our seasonal scents! You might find our locally grown Natural Loofah Sponges or our Casa Agave Pot Scrubbers handy for 100% plastic-free dishwashing.
"It’s the only liquid dish soap we use. It works amazing, scent is great, and obviously working with KnoxFill is always great!"
"Love it! It gets nice and sudsy and smells amazing. Will definitely be back for a refill. The bottle is also really nice and I feel that it will last for years to come!"
"Works like a dream! Love the grapefruit scent, cuts grease like a knife, and works well in our countertop pump (the one that comes installed with the sink). Can't wait to try the solid soap next!"

Natural Deodorant Cream

If you've haven't found a natural deodorant that works for you, then look no further... Our Natural Deodorant Cream is our top-selling zero waste swap. It's made locally in East Tennessee by Little Seed Farm, and our top three scents (Lavender, Grapefruit Lemon, & Rosemary Patchouli) are even refillable in-store! KnoxFillers have been AMAZED at how this deodorant works for them. See for yourself...
"I was worried about using a natural deodorant after trying one that left me reapplying all day, but this one is a one and done. I put it on in the morning (the holiday scent smells amazing!!), and I have hyperhydrosis so I sweat almost all day. At the end of the night, I do a sniff test, and the holiday scent is not as strong but there’s NO odor like with the other natural deodorants. I will buy this deodorant cream for as long as they sell it."
"Hands down the best deodorant! Works amazing for me, my husband, and my teenage kids!!"
"I bought this not really expecting it to be better than the one I have been using for years but it was and now I am an avid user. I bought the Charcoal and the scent is so simple and fresh, not overpowering at all. All the power goes into preventing odor and this deodorant does the job fantastically. I have sensitive skin but have had no reaction to this deodorant."

All Y'all Soap Bars

All Y'all Soap Bars is Knoxville's favorite soap, and it's made here in Knoxville, TN (you might recognize it as "Knox Girl Soap"). Each bar is nourishing, cleansing, package-free, and smells wonderful. They offer so many scents, you'll definitely find one that you love! We carry a variety of All Y'all products at our store, including Hand Salve, Solid Dish Soap, Glow Body Oil, and more. Take a look at their full ingredients list for in-depth information.

"The best soap products around. The best smells and the longest lasting!! Beautiful soaps by a beautiful person!!"

"Love this soap! So gentle, smells great, doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry at all!"

"I like the Knox Girl Soap bars! They give a good lather and they feel more moisturizing and nourishing than other bar soaps I have used."

ETSW Shampoo Bars

These ETSW Shampoo Bars are one of our top-sellers for a reason: they're the one of the best shampoo bars we've ever tried! KnoxFillers love this solid shampoo option made locally in Alcoa, TN. Pair it with ETSW Detangling Conditioner Bars for plastic-free hair washing. It's important to keep the bar out of direct water to help it last long!

"I was nervous trying a shampoo bar for the first time, but I absolutely love this bar! It’s easy to use, suds wonderfully, smells great, and leaves my fair feeling healthy but also clean. Definitely will be purchasing again after this bar runs out but it also appears to last a long time! Would highly recommend!"

"This was such a pleasant experience with a shampoo bar, as I have had a lot of dryness and breakage from other bars in the past. But this one smells amazing and leaves my hair super soft when combined with the conditioner bar!"

"This is the best shampoo bar I’ve used! Doesn’t leave any residue or greasy feeling in the hair and the goddess scent is TO DIE FOR. Highly recommend making the switch!!"

Moosegrave Unpaper Towels

We absolutely love Moosegrave Unpaper Towels as a replacement for paper towels in the kitchen. These are perfect for cleaning spills, drying hands, and even replacing napkins — just throw them in the washing machine when finished. The various prints are adorable, and each one is made locally by Moosegrave here in Knoxville, TN. Shop in-store to pick out your prints, or order online for a surprise.

"They are soft, look charming, and are good at cleaning up messes! Not much more to say other than I enjoy them a lot and could collect them. So far, we enjoy using them as napkins, but that's pretty helpful for a family with small children!"

"I bought these to try them out - loving the concept but not confident in my family's ability to make the shift. Holy cow, we've never missed a beat since putting our roll of Unpaper Towels on the kitchen undercabinet hanger. My spouse and child weren't too keen on ditching "real" paper towels, so I told them that's fine but I wanted to do my part and try them (I kept a roll of the paper stuff on an open shelf for them to use). Now, they hardly ever use the paper towel back up on the shelf - and we use these for almost everything. I have a system now for how I launder and re-roll them that makes it easy and it hasn't at all been the dreaded "extra steps" I worried it might be. It's been great. I bought four packs of 6 to get started and that was the way to go as we never run out before I'm ready to reload it with the laundered ones."

Swedish Dishcloths

Swedish Dishcloths are a staple in low waste kitchens. They're the perfect reusable cloth for really anything! Super absorbent and reusable, each one can absorb 20x its weight in liquid and replace up to 17 rolls of paper towels. Plus, they come in a variety of prints made by various artisans across the U.S. Wash them in the top rack of your dishwasher or in your washing machine and use over and over again.
"I have been using my Swedish dishcloth for a few weeks since purchasing it from KnoxFill. I love how quickly it dries compared to regular dishcloths. Plus the cute lemon pattern makes me smile!"
"Always love a Swedish dishcloth! I’ve slowly been replacing my old dish towels with these and they’re bomb. Get yourself a few. You won’t regret it!"
"I was hesitant about these because I envisioned something like a sponge that gets disgusting and smelly. I’m happy to report that they are great! We’ve been washing them in the dishwasher every couple days for the past 3 weeks and they are still in perfect shape. Excited to finally be paper towel free!"
Have you tried any of these refills or swaps? We would love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a product review on our website, or review our store on Google!


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