Monday, June 16, 2008

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

What to do when you've got a sink full of pans, bowls, dishes, spoons, and such after creating an amazing vegan feast? I use a vegan, earth friendly soap to clean it up! Earth Friendly Products' Ultra Dishmate is concentrated, so you don't have to use a lot, and it lasts a long time. I like it because it smells so good, it's effective, and it's soft on my hands, which is good because I usually wait until my sink is full and there's a lot to wash.
I just found Natural Value kitchen sponges for about a dollar. They are made with 50% post-consumer recycled materials and really look and act like any other non-recycled sponge.

For laundry, I like Seventh Generation products. Their "Delicate Care" detergent works just as well as Woolite, but it's so much better for the environment!This laundry detergent powder is very light, yet as effective as any other detergent I've ever tried. As I was seraching for pictures of their products, I found this interesting tidbit: Sounds good to me!
For the bathroom, I like Mrs. Meyer's Surface Scrub because it works so well and it smells SO good (I've only tried geranium, but I know there's also basil and lemon verbena scents). I've also tried the geranium toilet bowl cleaner, which works really well. Seventh Generation Emerald Cypress and Fir Toilet Bowl Cleaner also works well. There are a bunch of economical and eco-friendly cleaning products out there that are not only better for the environment, but better for your health!


Bianca said...

I use Dishmate sometimes too. And I like Method and Seventh Generations dish soap...but sometimes, I buy the Whole Foods 365 brand cause its cheaper and still Earth-friendly.

I always use Method detergent (it's all natural too, and available at Target). Haven't tried Mrs. Meyer's cause it's always a dollar or so more at Whole Foods than the other stuff. I'm cheap. And a little poor.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I try to buy 7th Generation, and have even convinced my parents to switch at least to 1/2 eco-friendly products.

Oh, and I love your purple smoothie! Looks so pretty and yummy. (I love purple foods!)

Vegan_Noodle said...

I love the Meyer's brand of cleaners! I saw those sponges once at whoel foods awhile ago but haven't seen them since! Thanks for the product information, stuff like that is always useful.