Traditional cleaning supplies are not only harmful to us to breathe in but are also incredibly harmful to the planet. Packaging aside, the ingredients in these products can cause serious harm to Mother Earth. These chemicals wash down our drains and toilets and end up in our water systems where they pollute our water and cause damage to wildlife.
It’s important for yourself, your children, your pets, and the planet to choose eco-friendly cleaning brands that are safe and clean for all of you.
But it’s not as easy as going to the supermarket and grabbing a green container of cleaner. In fact, most brands that you’ll find at the grocery store that claim to be “green” or “clean” are a classic case of greenwashing.
Read more about greenwashing here.
Brands love to make their product container green, adding plants and flowers to the packaging and using words like “green” “natural” “organic” and so on. But there are actually no laws in the USA that prohibit brands from making these claims without any proof. Any company can say what they want to get you to buy their product.
So I’ve taken all the guesswork out for you! These are brands that are safe for you and the environment. I’ve tried each and every brand and as someone who had to cut chemicals out of her life for the sake of her health, I can say these are trustworthy brands. And they work.
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Eco Friendly Cleaning brands:
Founded with a love for the earth and a desire for the simple and natural, Earthy Edith’s offers 100% natural cleaning products for your entire home. This family-run business uses ingredients that you can pronounce and that are familiar so you never have to wonder what you’re using on your surfaces. And all of their products are packaged sustainably.
Meliora offers a range of natural laundry products including this stain stick that I swear by. They offer a variety of bulk, refill, and package-free products including a new line of dissolvable all-purpose cleaning tabs that just need water to activate! All of their products are safe and clean and they’re even a part of 1% for the planet!
Dropps name pretty much sums up their product line. They offer little “dropable” pods for your dishwasher, laundry machine and more! Their shipments are carbon neutral and their packaging is 100% compostable! Of course, their products are 100% natural and clean and they offer products for those with sensitive skin and products that are fragrance-free!
Natural, organic, and hypoallergenic, Attitude meets some of the highest quality standards including being PETA certified cruelty free, 100% vegan, and contains no harmful ingredients. Attitude is on a mission to not only clean up our household products but reduce waste by offering a variety of plastic-free, bulk, and products with minimal plastic.
I’m not kidding when I say I use Dr. Bronner’s castile soap for everything. Because it’s a heavily concentrated soap, a little bit goes a long way. This soap is biodegradable and can be used on any surface including your body! Making it the perfect multi-use product. The bottles are also recyclable. They also offer bar soap, and personal care products that are 100% natural as well.
Tru Earth has been my go-to for laundry for years. Their laundry strips are concentrated laundry detergent without excess water and packaging. They’re lightweight, come in cardboard and create absolutely no mess. They’ve even started carrying concentrated multi-use cleaner as well!
All of these brands are innovative and truly care about you and the planet. People think sustainability is just about reusable bags and straws but it goes so much farther than that. We have the power to protect ecosystems and wildlife by making better product choices with safer ingredients. And that’s really important too.
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