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The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

By Jil Carrara
14.01.19

Discover our favourite eco cleaning products and tools to make your home sparkling and fresh.

If you’ve recently started watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - aka the show everyone has been raving about on Netflix (if you haven’t seen it yet you’ve got some homework for tonight) - and are feeling inspired to declutter and re-organise your entire crib, as well as give it a really good clean in the process, here’s a list of eco cleaning products we love. The products are formulated to be as clean as possible, meaning they are toxic-free, cruelty-free and have been designed with their entire lifecycle in mind, so they are either refillable, biodegradable or recyclable.

Home Cleaning Starter Set by Tincture

Tincture offers safe and fragrant cleaning products that are made from 100% natural, plant-based, chemical-free ingredients and essential oils. Once you run out, top up your bottles with Tincture's refills to help reduce plastic waste. Made with a mother’s touch, we’re sure that you will love their uplifting botanical products!

All-purpose cleaner by Method

Method makes plant-based cleaning products, is B-Corp certified and does not test on animals. Its bottles are made from 100% post-consumer waste and you can purchase refill pouches to avoid any additional packaging. The all-purpose cleaner is made with the cutting-edge green chemistry of powergreen® technology, designed to leave your surface spotless... without harm. 

Bathroom cleaner by KINN living

KINN living makes certified organic, natural and plant-based cleaning products in the UK. Its range is also vegan and cruelty-free, perfect if you're looking for a #veganuary swap. The bathroom cleaner is pefectly formulated to remove limescale and grime, and to leave your bathroom sparkling and smelling fresh (all natural fragrance of course). 

Washing up liquid by Ecover

Ecover is another innovative UK-based, B-Corp certified company that makes plant-based and biodegradable cleaning products. Ecover is aiming to make all its bottles out of 100% recycled plastic by 2020 and has announced plans to move towards biodegradable bottles after that. Most bottles are already being made with post-consumer waste, including the washing up liquid that we use at Eco-Age HQ too! You can also refill their products at stations across the UK as the bottles can be re-used more than 50 times. 

Splosh - refillable cleaning products

If you've run out of your conventional cleaning products and are looking to buy a set, look no further than Splosh refillable cleaning products. The first time you order a set of cleaning prdoucts in bottles (anything for laundry, dishwashing and home cleaning) and after that you only order refill pouches, which you can send back for Splosh to re-use. All products are cruelty-free. 

Washing Powder by Bio-D

All of Bio-D's products are certified vegan, cruelty-free and hypoallergenic. The company only uses recyclable packaging and the washing powder comes in a recycled paper bag. The powder can be used for machine or handwashing alike, so if your wool jumpers need taking care of you can trust this guy. 

Microfibre washing bag by Guppyfriend

When washing synthetics, plastic microfibres are often released into the waterstream damaging marine life and even ending up in our food supply chain. To avoid this, get yourself a Guppyfriend washing bag that collects microfibres so they don't end up in the environment but can instead be disposed of responsibly. 

Dish brush by EcoCoconut

Sadly a lot of sponges contain plastic and plastic microfibres, which break off and pollute water systems. If you're asking yourself what you could possibly use instead of a sponge to do your dishes (we've been there) the best solution is a dish brush made from coconut fibre. They are entirely biodegradable, highly durable and non-scratch. You can also complement the set with a pot brush, bottle brush and straw brush. 

Wooden Toilet Brush by Oxford Brush Company

At some point in your life you've probably owned a plastic toilet brush (no judgement here, we all have), but if you're looking to swap it out with a more eco-friendly option try this wooden brush made from beachwood and natural bristles. The perfect alternative to avoid flushing microplastic down the toilet. 

Looking for more inspo for you home? Check out our step-by-step sustainable home renovations guide

The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products