On a whole, people are much more mindful of the impact they are having on the planet. Plastic bottles? Better be recyclable! Microbeads? No thank you! But have you ever taken a second to extend the eco-conscious consideration to your cleaning products?
Thankfully, some brands have already done some of that consideration for you!
When a product is classed as ‘eco friendly’ that usually means it adheres to some or all of the following practices:
A lot of eco cleaning products are also vegan and cruelty free – who’d have thought you’d have to check if your kitchen spray was vegan – eh?
A better question is why wouldn’t you? If you can achieve the same squeaky-clean results with an eco-cleaner while reducing the impact your cleaning has on the environment, then it’s a no-brainer really.
It’s not just about the harm these strong chemicals can have on the environment either. If you’re not using gloves 24/7, then chances are that these formulas will also get onto and react with your skin, and get distributed throughout the air in your house, where they could potentially do some harm.
From eco kitchen sprays and glass cleaners, to drain un-blockers, laundry detergents and toilet cleaners, there’s an eco-cleaning product for every room of the house. Here are some of our favourites.
The bathroom is a biggie – nobody wants to try and get clean in a dirty place, right? However, that doesn’t mean you have to blast every surface with super-harsh chemicals to get it looking squeaky clean, the technology is a lot smarter now.
Let’s take you through some of our favourite eco bathroom cleaners:
Bleach free, non-toxic and full of plant-based ingredients, this clever cleaner will get your toilet bowl clean, sanitised and smelling ocean fresh!
This Method shower spray is made from gentle and biodegradable ingredients that have been assessed by independent scientists to make sure it’s both safe for us and the environment.
Powergreen® technology dissolves and prevents soap scum – all with no chemical residue. You don’t even need to rinse!
If you like the idea of buying your toilet cleaner in bulk, this Ecover toilet cleaner could be for you. Just pop it in an empty toilet cleaner bottle you’ve already used so it’s easier to work with, topping up as and when.
Get those tubs and tiles sparkling naturally with this gentle, biodegradable spray. It easily dissolves soap scum and pesky stains, so you don’t have to scrub so hard.
Banish limescale the natural way. This specially formulated limescale remover deeply cleans lime deposits that have built up on surfaces and around taps / showerheads.
The kitchen – eco-friendly kitchen cleaners
A lovely clean kitchen shouldn’t have to cost the earth or leave strong chemical fumes lurking, you can get it looking spic and span with these eco-friendly kitchen products. Here are some of our faves:
This beautifully citrusy spray delivers a mighty cleaning punch, using only naturally derived and biodegradable ingredients from corn and coconut.
It breaks down grime and dirt naturally, leaving only a gleaming clean and fresh scent behind.
The bottle of this amazing limited-edition washing-up liquid is made from 50% recycled plastic and 50% plastic waste collected from the sea, waterways and shores of Rio, Brazil. So, not only do your dishes get an incredible eco-cleaning, so does the sea – pretty cool, right?
The easiest way to clean the dishes just got eco-friendly! These all-in-one dishwasher tablets harness the power of biodegradable, plant-based ingredients that leave your dishes squeaky clean, as well as your water waste.
Dirt – beware, this eco multi-surface spray is here to clean you up! Spritz this zingy pink grapefruit spay on sealed surfaces to break down dirt and help you wipe it away smoothly.
This powerful cleaning sponge has been designed to provide a spotless clean with just plain old water.
Get rid of mould, pen marks, oils and more with this cloth’s tough exfoliating power on virtually any surface – no trong chemicals necessary.
Last updated: 23 March 2021