Effective Natural Cleaning Products
It’s impossible not to be aware of the impact our choices have on the environment. Choosing natural and zero waste cleaning products is a great way of having not only a clean home but a green home as well. Natural cleaning products can be just as effective as chemical alternatives and yet they are healthier for our homes, our families and the environment we all have a duty to protect. Plus you may find you end up saving a fair amount of money as well.
Look in the average household cleaning cupboard and there will be multiple bottles of cleaners some of which get used on a daily basis, some of which may have been there for years, as well as laundry detergents, washing up liquid, and countless cloths, sponges and scourers. And unless you have made a conscious effort to make greener, more environmentally focused choices then the likelihood is most of these products are made of plastic or in single-use plastic bottles and that most of the cleaners are chemical-based and not good for the environment or your health.
Finding environmentally friendly and effective alternatives isn’t necessarily that easy. Products might be eco-friendly and natural but they don’t actually work. Or you might find that while the product itself is more natural the packaging is still plastic and single-use. And as much as we can recycle there is no guarantee that the bottles we put in the recycling actually get recycled.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
We’ve done the hard work for you and chosen a range of natural cleaning products that are as effective as they are environmentally friendly.
Ocean Saver’s range of cleaning products are all super concentrated for transport, meaning that you aren’t paying to ship water. This has a huge impact in the amount of fossil fuel required in production and transport. Plus it allows the packaging to be incredibly minimal. The drops come in a cardboard sleeve and you get a sticker to put on an existing bottle when you dilute them.
Another great switch is to swap to solid dishwashing soap. Again these natural products are just as effective as washing up liquid but you add the water at home. A bar lasts ages and your dishes will still be sparkling.
Natural Cleaning Accessories
As well as replacing the cleaning products themselves there is a huge benefit in choosing natural alternatives to plastic disposable accessories. Coconut scourers or wooden washing up brushes with natural bristles are a great alternative to plastic sponges, brushes and scourers. It seems like such a small and simple switch but when you add up the number of washing up sponges you throw away over a lifetime it’s easy to see how the little changes add up.
And while we would never advocate throwing away a perfectly good toilet brush or dustpan and brush, next time you do need to buy a new one why not choose a natural alternative that isn't’t made of plastic.
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