15 Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products That Actually Do What They Say They Will
Good for the planet? Check. Effective? Double check.
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2. A dish soap that will surprise you, because it's just as tough on grease and grime as that favorite brand you swear by.
3. And equally eco-conscious dishwasher detergent because you want to make sure every single aspect of your house cleaning's okay for the planet earth.
4. A countertop cleaner that you can use once a day to make your kitchen look *chef kissing fingers emoji*.
5. An all-purpose cleaner to cut through grease and grime wherever you happen to find it lurking in your home.
6. And the same company's compostable cleaning wipes, because TBH sometimes wipes are just plain more convenient.
7. An enzyme-based carpet and upholstery cleaner that can tackle almost any food or pet stain you throw at it.
8. Or an carpet and upholstery cleaner to wipe away the oldest set-in stains even after you forget what on earth happened in the first place.
9. A lightly-scented laundry detergent that's perfect for anyone looking to lessen the impact that their multiple weekly wash loads have on the water system.
10. Six reusable wool dryer balls for softening your clothes just as well as those single-use disposable dryer sheets.
11. A stronger bath and kitchen cleaner that can bust through hard water deposits and built-up soap scum with just a spray, wait, and wipe.
12. And a no-bleach toilet cleaner — it works smart (and hard!) to completely rid your bowl of buildup.
13. A stainless steel spray for cleaning and polishing up your kitchen appliances so they shine like they did on day one.
14. A no-rinse hard floor cleaner to shine up every square inch that you walk on and leave it with a pleasant, lightly citrusy scent.
15. A concentrated cleaner you mix with other ingredients for dirt- and grease-busting power all around your home.
BTW, here's a bit about the certifications I used to determine if a product counted as ~eco-friendly~ or not:
USDA Biobased Products = they avoid ingredients that traditionally come from petroleum in favor of renewable-resource-derived ingredients.
Whole Foods has a stringent, transparent system they use to evaluate and rate the products they carry in their stores.
Cradle to Cradle is a third-party certification for manufacturers who show commitment to sustainability and local communities.
Leaping Bunny isn't related to the earth-friendliness of particular products, but think of it as an extra bonus: you know none of the company's products or the ingredients in those products were tested on animals at any point.