Experts Tell Us the Best Environmentally Friendly Household Products

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Environmentally Friendly Household Products. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

S’wheat Bottle

This product was recommended by Sophie Gibson from S’wheat

S’wheat creates award-winning reusable bottles from an ethical, renewable source and with each sale, plants trees, removes ocean-bound plastic and donates towards protecting sea life. At just 250 grams, it’s almost 50% lighter than your average steel reusable bottle, yet holds 550 ml (18.6 oz) and is three times more durable. Our bottle has a handy carry clip, too, so you can take it everywhere. It’s also free from toxins such as melamine and BPA and is naturally antibacterial.

Bamboozle Food Compost Bin, Indoor Food Composter

This product was recommended by Kamila Flieger from Green Snooze

If you’re looking for an easy and eco-friendly way to start composting at home, the Bamboozle kitchen counter compost bin is a great option. Made of biodegradable bamboo fiber, it’s durable and dishwasher safe. Simply add your food scraps to the bin and they’ll begin to breakdown naturally. When the bin is full, you can use the compost as a natural fertilizer for plants in your garden. Not only is composting a great way to reduce your impact on the environment, but it can also help your plants thrive.

Meyers Clean Day Dish Washing Liquid

This product was recommended by Marc Bromhall from StorageBuddy

It’s made using a cruelty-free formula meaning it doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates, or animal-derived ingredients. It is also Leaping Bunny certified.

Seagrass Wicker Basket

This product was recommended by Pratishtha Kaushik from Healthyly India

These Seagrass wicker baskets are great for towel organization, keeping toiletries, perfumes, and even fruits. You can keep anything of your choice and give the place a rustic feel.

Bamboo Drawer Organizer

This product was recommended by Pratishtha Kaushik from Healthyly India

This 8-piece bamboo drawer organizer is great for keeping your junk drawer or cutlery drawer or stationery drawer, super-organized always.

Natural Loofah Sponge

This product was recommended by Markus Maibaum from Veganivore

Loofah sponges are made from the egyptian cucumber. It can be used is scrubbing bath sponges or even for dishes. Loofah sponges last a long time and are a great natural eco substitute for plastic sponges, that only last a couple of weeks. Lesser known-tip: I also use cuts of loofah sponges as soap holder. Because of their gaps they let water through and lead to fast drying of the soap after using. It also prevents a mess with too much soap water.

Smol Cleaning Products

This product was recommended by Kevin from NANBF

Smol has eliminated single use plastic and harsh chemicals from their products, without sacrificing the effectiveness of their products, or any of your convenience, so it is perfect for use in a busy household. The surface sprays are small tablets, which are dissolvable in tap water, avoiding the expense or carbon cost of transporting water. Everything can be reused, returned, or recycled, so you don’t have to worry about landfill – they really are the perfect ethical choice for a concerned homeowner.

bioGo Reusable Coffee Cup

This product was recommended by Sharon Dylan from Management Help LLC

Coffee is an essential product in every home. Hence, the use of high-quality, environment-friendly, and safe coffee cups is a necessity. The bioGo Reusable Coffee Cup is one of the best environment-friendly coffee cups available on the market. It is 100% leak-proof and is made of 18/8 stainless steel, both for its interior and its exterior. It is painted with premium and scratch-proof paint. Most importantly, it is also insulated so it can keep your coffee hot for a long time. Overall, this is a very reliable and reusable coffee cup.

OstWony Silicone Stretch Lids

This product was recommended by Rachel Scott from National TASC LLC

Food waste is one of the biggest problems in the world right now. So many foods are being thrown in the garbage because they became spoiled. To solve this problem, there is a need for a safe material to increase the length of time our foods are viable and safe for eating. These silicone stretch lids are used to keep fresh food safe. This is especially useful when you cut a big fruit but cannot eat all of it in one seating. With six different sizes, it sure can accommodate different kitchen items. It can easily be cleaned so it is easy to maintain it.

Gelo – Foaming Hand Soap Refill Pods

This product was recommended by Gianna Ferraro from Behrman Communications

Gelo’s Hand Soap Refill Pods are packed with super concentrated cleansers, plant-based ingredients, and essential oils. The biodegradable & plant-based refills and reusable bottles help make for clean hands & a small footprint on our earth, without breaking the bank. Scents: – Sea Mist, Mineral, Freesia (Gel or Foam) – Lemon, Basil, Geranium (Gel or Foam) – Cucumber, Melon, Jasmine Flower (Gel or Foam) – Fresh & Dye-Free (Gel or Foam) – Forever Rose: Rose, Lavender, Grapefruit (Limited-Edition Foam)

Sun & Earth All Purpose Cleaner Wipes

This product was recommended by James “Jimmy” Watts from Own The Grill

They’re a plant-based cleaning product that substitutes chemicals for nature, and clean just as well as any off-the-shelf brand that you’ll find in the supermarket. And because they’re plant-based, they’re biodegradable which means that once you’ve finished with them, they won’t hang around as landfill for the next thousand years, they’ll fade into the background noise of the ecosystem without harming or jeopardising it.

Benevolence Farm Lavender & Chamomile Soy Wax Calming Candle

This product was recommended by Kristen Powers from Benevolence Farm

Benevolence Farm’s Lavender & Chamomile Soy Wax Calming Candle is a paraffin and chemical-free candle with a cotton wick for a clean burn. The lavender and chamomile infused in the candle are grown using organic practices on a small farm. The best part? Not only can you feel good about burning this candle, you’ll also feel good about the proceeds investing in the living wages of formerly incarcerated women who make this product and all the others listed on the Benevolence Farm online store.

The Happy Hive Beeswax Cutting Board Conditioner

This product was recommended by Carrie Williams Howe from The Happy Hive

This cutting board conditioner is made with all-natural beeswax and fractionated coconut oil (instead of mineral oil) in order to avoid petroleum-based products. It keeps your cutting boards from drying out and keeps wooden spoons, bowls, and other utensils in beautiful condition. Made in Vermont in small batches, The Happy Hive’s motto is good for us, good for the world. Their shop also carries furniture polish, cast iron seasoning, and leather conditioner.

Puracy Multi-Surface Cleaner

This product was recommended by Christina Russo from The Kitchen Community

It’s a New York Times favorite, it’s one hundred percent natural, isn’t tested on animals and completely biodegradable. And while the packaging might not be as environmentally friendly as the liquid it contains, it’s only a matter of time until Puracy solves that dilemma and becomes one of the eco-conscious brands on the face of the planet.

Bonny 2.0 – Amplified Apple Pie

This product was recommended by Bridget Nocera from Push The Envelope PR

Meet apple pie in a glass. And not some heat lamped apple pie, this is fresh out of the oven with a flaky crust that your grandma made. Also, get a metabolism boost with maca root, a Peruvian plant that improves energy and stamina. Bonny 2.0 is premium, high-quality formula in a sustainable tin. Fiber should taste amazing so you actually drink it daily.

Frost Oral Care Birthday Cake Toothpaste

This product was recommended by Bridget Nocera from Push The Envelope PR

Celebrate every day like it’s your birthday with this toothpaste treat! This toothpaste makes brush time feel like a celebration with its sweet yet anti-inflammatory formula. Made with a gentle fluoride formula to prevent cavities and help your kiddo’s teeth grow healthy and strong, this toothpaste is vegan and cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and sugar-free.

Finish – Quantum – 82ct – Dishwasher Detergent

This product was recommended by Tom Cooper from Holiday Parrots

Finish – Quantum – 82ct – Dishwasher Detergent is the best dishwasher detergent for the environment. It has three separate fast-dissolving chambers that are each good for a specific purpose. The first chamber removes grease and food particles, the second one cleans off tough stains, and the third one leaves your dishes with a refreshing lemon scent.

Breezy Bamboo Comforter

This product was recommended by Milovan Crowley from lasuens

A light and airy blanket that is made completely of bamboo viscose. There is no plastic water bottles, recycled PET, or feathers. Not only is this a cruelty-free comforter, but also has a substantial feel to it while keeping you cool at night. Because bamboo viscose fibers are thicker and heavier than cotton, the comforter will feel heavier but will not trap heat, allowing you to sleep through the night without extending your leg out.

Orblue Silicone Stretch Lids

This product was recommended by Jason Cordes from CocoLoan

Rather than awkwardly covering opened, half-used ingredient cans, bowls of leftovers, and cut fruit with plastic wrap, these stretchy silicone lids will make everything look great and more flavorful. These food-safe lids, which range in diameter from 2.6 to 8.3 inches, are a simple but brilliant solution for ensuring that no food or plastic in your home is thrown away unnecessarily.

Silicone Reusable Food Storage Bag

This product was recommended by Jason Cordes from CocoLoan

Say goodbye to plastic food storage bags. These silicone Stasher bags come in various sizes and are ideal for packing sandwiches and snacks on the go. Stasher bags are great for holding snacks and cold foods but can also withstand high temperatures.

Zen Living Natural Sponge

This product was recommended by Michael Jan Baldicana from bidetsPLUS

This is a plant-based, biodegradable scrubber that is eco-friendly and non-scratch. It is an ethical alternative to traditional sponges and other cleaning materials that often contain harmful chemicals. They are also great for those who are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cleaning products.

Skoy Scrub, Non-Scratching, Reusable Scrub

This product was recommended by Alexa Justine Callada from Trekroofing

Skoy Scrub is a non-scratching scrub that can be used on almost any surface. It is reusable and dishwasher safe. It will help you save time, money, and the environment by reducing your usage of cleaning products. It is a reusable scrub that can be used on almost any surface in your kitchen or house. It is environmentally-friendly and dishwasher safe. It has been created to help you save time, money, and the environment by reducing your usage of cleaning products

Shed Defender Onesie Bodysuit

This product was recommended by Kacy Matthews from K. Sutherland PR

The onesies are made from Shed Defender’s proprietary “Shed-Tex” recyclable fabric, a durable, flexible material made from recycled plastic water bottles. The Shed Defender Onesie is a fashionable dog leotard that helps owners defend against shedding, dogs recover peacefully, and helps to relieve anxiety. These onesies were designed to contain loose dog hair; owners can save time cleaning up their house and furniture as the onesies minimize dog hair messes and help control allergies caused by the hair and dandruff. The Recovery Onesies are a safe and effective alternative to the old school medical cone, covering the dog’s entire body and allowing them to recover peacefully after surgery. All Shed Defender onesies also help relieve the anxiety that dogs might experience from separation anxiety, storms, strangers, travel, and much more; the onesies are like a security blanket, giving dogs a gentle hug at all times.

ECOS all-purpose cleaner

This product was recommended by Phi Dang from Sidepost

This cleaner uses orange’s natural degreasing powers and cleans any stain successfully, eliminating the dirt and leaving a pleasant smell behind. Not only can it reduce the abundant amount of various cleaning products but also save your space. You want this product also because it does not release harmful chemicals in your home, so it is safe to use. Being in the cleaning business, I can confidently say that even without companies like mine, people should downsize on cleaning products when regularly maintaining their houses’ cleanliness.

Dropps Dishwasher Detergent Pods

This product was recommended by Rousseau Vestal from Find The Aisle

Removes baked-on food and stubborn stains for up to 24 hours. Glasses that sparkle and plates that are so spotless that you could dine off of them. Aids in the removal of stuck-on food and oily residue. It doesn’t leave any residue on your dishes. Powerful, plant-based components have been thoughtfully designed. Animals were never used in the testing process. Synthetic perfumes, colors, enzymes, optical brighteners, and parabens are all absent.

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