Practicing self-care is the millennial version of the old adage, "treat your body as a temple." But what about our literal temples? If you're someone who already strives to live an all-natural life when it comes to pesticide-free food and non-synthetic skincare, then making an effort to use greener home cleaning products seems like the sensible next step.
Stocking a supply of eco-friendly cleaning formulas can definitely benefit our living spaces, but it can also have a wider environmental impact. According to the EPA, "Buying cleaners in concentrates with appropriate handling safeguards, and reusable, reduced, or recyclable packaging, reduces packaging waste and transportation energy." Ahead we've lined up ten green goods to use at home that are made with renewable resources or contain lower volumes of hazardous ingredients. Scroll ahead for new ways to go green with everything from tile cleaner to dishwashing detergent in the new year.
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This lemon thyme basil-scented all-purpose cleaning spray is EPA Safer Choice-certified, formaldehyde and chlorine-free, and made from plant-based ingredients.
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Sun & Earth's natural surface cleansing wipes are biodegradable, non-toxic, and chemical preservative free.
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Starting your green-cleaning arsenal from the ground up? Invest in a starter kit. Puracy's home cleaning set includes lavender-vanilla hand soap, green tea-lime dish soap, liquid laundry detergent, green tea-lime multi-surface cleaner, and laundry stain remover — each of these natural and non-toxic products are hypoallergenic, vegan, gluten-free, biodegradable, and certified cruelty-free.