10 of the best eco-friendly cleaning products that will leave your home sparkling clean


What makes a cleaning product green?

The first thing to do is to determine if a product is truly environmentally friendly.

Environmentally friendly means product formulas must be plant-based and non-toxic to prevent air, water and soil pollution. This is complemented by the use of environmentally friendly packaging, which can take the form of biodegradable, recycled or reusable packaging to reduce waste going to landfill.

If you’re looking for cleaning brushes and utensils, look for ones that are biodegradable or made from minimal recycled materials – some cleaning tools can also be completely natural, which is even better.



What are the best green cleaning products to buy in Australia?

Now that we’ve figured out what to look for when shopping for green alternatives, it’s time to get acquainted with the best green cleaning products that make you think twice about why you don’t have them. made (oh, so easy) ecological exchanges earlier.

1. Home cleaning package, $79 (usually $97), Tirtyl

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Keep your kitchen counters and dishes sparkling clean with this ultimate household cleaning kit from Tirtyl. Climate and ocean friendly, this kit includes laundry sheets (say goodbye to laundry detergent), ultra-concentrated, biodegradable dishwasher tablets and the brand’s new Universal Cleaning Kit filled to keep surfaces free of grease and dirt. In addition, for each dishcloth and dishwashing tablet sold, in partnership with plastic bankTirtyl retrieves a plastic bottle tied to the ocean.

2. Stain Remover Combo, $12.99 (usually $13.99), Zero Co

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In a fresh scent of lemon myrtle and Australian gray gum, this stain remover combo from Zero Co includes a reusable refill pouch made from recycled materials diverted from landfill and a “forever” bottle made from plastic from the ocean, beach and landfill.

If reducing single-use plastic is high on your agenda (it should be), once you’ve emptied the refill pouch, simply return it to the Zero Co team and they’ll refill it for you. Being eco-friendly while keeping your clothes stain-free is a win-win in our books.

3. Urthly Organics No Planet B Stainless Steel Dish Swisher, $34.95, Biome

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Make your dishwashing routine plastic-free with this stainless steel dishwasher. Simply place a bar of dish soap in the cage and hold it under running water or swish it around in the basin before you begin – plastic-free swapping has never been easier.

4. Natural Window Cleaner, $12.95, Koala Eco

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Nothing is more satisfying than a spotless mirror and a glass door. In a refreshing peppermint scent, Koala Eco’s natural glass cleaner effortlessly cuts through film and polishes glass and mirrored surfaces – without the toxic chemicals. Contained in a post-consumer recycled bottle, you can rest assured that no new plastics can be found in Koala Eco’s cleaning range.

5. Full Circle bottle brush, $17.50, Nourished Life

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After getting your reusable bottle out for a day trip, you’re back home and it’s time to clean up that baby. This ergonomic bottle brush from Nourished Life is designed to clean both the inside and outside of baby bottles. Made from recycled plastic and stainless steel, it’s perfect for water bottles, travel mugs, baby bottles and more.

6. Ain’t Sexy Triple Pack Single Use Hand Soap, $59.95, The Iconic

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Australian owned and doing wonders for those who want an easy eco-friendly exchange. Featuring the last soap bottles you’ll ever need to buy, Single Use Ain’t Sexy’s Triple Pack includes three glass (not plastic) soap bottles and ten dissolvable hand soap tablets. Just fill the bottle with water, drop in a tablet and you’ll have foaming hand soap in seconds.

7. Little Pepino compostable kitchen towel, $19.95, Banish

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Quick drying, super absorbent and 100% compostable. These tea towels (also known as Swedish sponges) are made from sustainably sourced wool pulp and have been used in kitchens around the world for over 60 years. In a nice line drawing, just insert your worm farm or compost bin when you’re done and watch it disappear.

8. Universal Cleaner, $29.95, Koh

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From stoves to countertops, floors to bathrooms, this powerful universal cleaner from Koh is the all-in-one cleaning solution you need in your home. With no harsh chemicals in sight and a simple refillable system, it’s eco-certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) and Cruelty-Free International. Plus, it’s allergy and asthma friendly – recommended by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice program.

9. Dishwasher Starter Kit, $29, Blueland

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A consciously clean formula free of petroleum, parabens, ammonia, phthalates, and artificial colors and fragrances – this dishwasher starter set from Blueland will leave your dishes sparkling clean. The set includes an adorable tin case (which you’ll probably want to display) to store your dishwasher tablets unwrapped.

ten. Safix Coir Scouring Pad, $6.50, Biome

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Made from natural coconut fibers bonded together with a non-toxic adhesive, this unique scrub will easily remove baked-on food and greasy deposits. Due to its natural properties, it is fully biodegradable and compostable after use, what quality?

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