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5 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products to Use in Your Home

If you’re looking for non-toxic cleaning products that are safe for the environment and your family, there are plenty of eco friendly options to choose from.

Samara Geller, a senior science analyst at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), says it’s important to read ingredients carefully. She notes that many conventional cleaners contain corrosive chemicals like hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that can burn your eyes and skin.

1. Blueland

Blueland is a startup that makes cleaning products in reusable bottles and tablets, which can be refilled many times over. Their products reduce plastic bottle waste and use environmentally friendly ingredients.

Blueland’s cleaning formulas contain no harsh toxins or chemicals, so they are safe to use around pets and children. And their hand soaps are hypoallergenic and free of triclosan, which can cause skin irritation in some people.

You can purchase their refill packs directly on their website or sign up for a subscription. The company ships to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

2. Earthy Edith

Earthy Edith is a family-owned, zero waste cleaning product company based in Pennsylvania. Its Simple All Purpose Cleaner and Simple Bathroom Cleaner are made with non-toxic ingredients, such as distilled water and organic essential oils, to disinfect and remove germs from your home.

It also has stone cleaner spray, which is great for granite and marble. The company is vegan, cruelty-free, and does not test on animals.

Its reusable glass bottles are wrapped in post-consumer paper to reduce plastic waste. They also ship without plastic packaging and offer refills to keep you stocked up on your favorite eco-friendly products!

3. Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative is an online subscription service that delivers a curated selection of natural home products directly to your door. They make it easy to subscribe to a monthly order so you always have the right cleaning essentials at your fingertips!

Their products are incredibly effective and made with minimal plastic (Grove has pledged to be completely plastic-free by 2025). They’re also free of ammonia, chlorine, phthalates, parabens, BHT/BHA, formaldehyde, and other harmful chemicals.

They’re also Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free and have a strong emphasis on ingredient transparency. They’re 100% organic and plant-based whenever possible, and they don’t use synthetic fragrance. They’re also EWG-certified, so they’re a great choice for your family. You can even buy refillable bottles if you’d rather avoid plastic altogether!

4. Walnut Scrubber Sponge

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly upgrade to traditional sponges, this walnut scrubber sponge is a great choice. It’s made from a natural vegetable cellulose sponge and a walnut-based abrasive side, meaning it will tackle tough stains and spills with ease.

These cleaning sponges are also a great alternative to disposable dish sponges that take years to break down in landfills. When they’re finished, simply dispose of them in your home compost bin.

Public Goods has a few options for natural sponges, including this sustainably sourced sea sponge from Greece (and an eco-friendly version of their classic walnut scrubber sponge). The sea sponge is antibacterial and biodegradable.

5. ThreeMain

Cleanliness is essential to good health, and it’s also important for our planet. However, many cleaning products are either packaged in plastic that’s toxic or safe but ineffective.

Founders Lauren Simonelli and Joe Budzienski are on a mission to create cleaner solutions that are good for you, your home, and the environment. They’ve created eco-friendly, non-toxic products that are biodegradable and have 100% sustainable ingredients you can trust.

The company’s products are sold in aluminum bottles that dramatically reduce plastic use, and 3% of all sales go to programs protecting the ocean from plastic pollution. The team hopes to shift the way people think about the way they buy household cleaning products, making it easier to eliminate single-use plastics and switch to more sustainable alternatives.

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