Eco-friendly appliances and LED bulbs are a great way to make your home significantly more sustainable. But did you know there are also green alternatives to almost every home cleaning product you use each day? Being green doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, it can be as simple as switching the brands you buy. Below we’ve picked some of our favorite eco-friendly cleaning products for each area of your home, from computer screen cleaner to fruit and veggie wash and everything in between!
1. Countertop Cleaner: Earth Friendly Products Countertop Cleaner
Countertops can breed germs and bacteria if not cleaned properly, but toxic, harmful chemicals aren’t the only way to get your kitchen counters clean and pristine. This countertop cleaner uses only 100% plant based ingredients and is safe to use on natural or engineered stone surfaces. Earth Friendly Products pledges that each product they sell is environmentally responsible, works well and provides value. Plus, they never test on animals or use animal ingredients.
2. Dishwashing Liquid: Planet Inc. Ultra Dishwashing Liquid
It’s quick and easy to grab a discounted dishwashing liquid off the shelf at the grocery store, but have you ever stopped to think about what might be behind its powerful scent and flashy hue? You won’t have to worry when it comes to this unscented dishwashing liquid, which is certified biodegradable and hypoallergenic. No artificial coloring or scent is used to keep this liquid pure, gentle and non-irritating. Planet Inc is able to keep their product free and clear without compromising its effective grease-cutting formula that’ll leave your dishes spick and span!
3. Fruit and Veggie Wash: The Honest Company Fruit and Veggie Wash
Pesticides, pathogens, wax, dirt and germs can contaminate the outside of what’s supposed to be your healthiest, greenest food – fruits and veggies. Just spray on this 100% natural non-toxic formula from The Honest Company and quickly eradicate all things unwanted.
4. Hand Soap: Method Gel Hand Wash
Washing your hands is a sure-fire way to stay healthy and germ free, right? Well, Method takes it a step further with naturally derived hand soap assessed by a leading research firm to ensure safety for both people and the environment. Traditional hand soaps can’t compare to this non-toxic formula in luscious scents like Fig+Rhubarb and Mandarin+Mango.
5. Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Toilet bowl cleaning doesn’t rank high on the list of favorite chores, but this cleaner made from natural essential oils and plant-derived ingredients might help it move up a few slots. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Toilet Bowl Cleaner cleans and deodorizes without using chlorine or solvents, and is safe, effective and 100% biodegradable. Added bonus: scents include geranium, lemon verbena, lavender and basil.
6. Shampoo/Conditioner: Acure Moroccan Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo
This moisturizing shampoo does more than just leave dry, damaged hair soft, shiny and manageable. Made with sulfate and Paraben-free ingredients, plus a vegan formula, this Acure shampoo is pure and natural making it an ecofriendly alternative to the brands you may pick up in the grocery store. The company is committed to using safe ingredients and takes a pro-customer and pro-planet approach in all they do.
7. Detergent: Ecover Liquid Laundry Wash
Most people know that washing your laundry with cold water instead of hot is an easy way to be energy efficient and greener. But did you know that what you wash your laundry with can have a positive or negative environmental impact too? Ecover Liquid Laundry Wash uses plant-based and mineral ingredients and is gentle on skin, but tough on dirt! Ecover believes that all small steps matter when it comes to protecting our world, and they work to create products that find the perfect balance between green and clean.
8. Fabric Softener: Vaska Exceptional Fabric Softener
Not everyone’s diet determines what kind of fabric softener they use, but if you’re vegan, you’re in luck! Vaska Exceptional Fabric Softener is made from a completely vegan and gluten-free formula. Even if vegan or gluten-free isn’t a requirement for you, this lavender scented, biodegradable softener is great for everyone and uses no harmful chemicals for an ecofriendly impact. The safe botanical formula softens and protects your fabrics naturally with none of the waxy residue that other brands leave behind.
9. Screen Cleaner: Better Life Green Screen Natural Electronic Screen Cleaner
When it comes to your home office, we recomend installing a smart power strip and LED bulbs to help keep energy use to a minimum, to take your green initiatives even further, you can use green cleaning products in your office like Better Life screen cleaner. This non-toxic cleaner restores your screens to a glistening shine using a plant-derived, 99% natural formula. No need to use synthetic, toxic chemicals to clean your tablets, TVs, laptops and more when you can use this clean, green spray. It’ll leave no streaks, static or scratching.
If you have any additions, or tips you’d like to add, feel free to leave a comment!
Written by: Candice Graham
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