Conscious home cleaning by @kinfill.homecare
We share our recommendations of sustainable cleaning tools.
Our Eco Home Cleaning Essentials
We recently asked our community what type of sustainable home content they would like to see from us, and non-toxic, sustainable home cleaning was highly requested! Our cleaning cupboards and bathroom cabinets are a wonderful place to start if you are looking to rid plastic and potentially harmful products from your home. Here we share some of our go-to eco alternatives for home cleaning essentials from compostable washing sponges to non-toxic home cleaning products.
Plastic-Free Washing Up
One of the first places we recommend looking to if you’re on a mission to cut back on plastic is your sink. Conventional cleaning tools like sponges and washing up brushes are made of 100% synthetic, plastic materials that when discarded will pollute landfills and oceans for thousands of years. There are lots of plastic-free, biodegradable alternatives that clean just as well so you can completely rid plastic from your sink area!
Refill & Refill Again
We are huge advocates of refilling here at the REV office. Most of our team live in London and so we are lucky to have amazing refill stores close by that offer non-toxic, eco alternatives to all kinds of beauty and household products from shampoo to washing up liquid and fabric conditioner. Here are some of our favourites:
Fin and Earth – Dalston
Bulk Market – Hackney
Gather – Peckham
BYO – Tooting
Zéro – Wimbledon
Find your nearest Ecover refill point here.
Amber bottles for refilling.
More amber bottles!
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
Refilling is a great option, but only if you have easy access to a refill store! We also believe it is important to ensure that the product itself you are refilling is non-toxic and as natural as possible, to protect both our health and the health of the planet. Chemicals found in conventional cleaning products can irritate or cause sensitive skin problems like eczema and even respiratory problems like asthma (Source: Tincture London). Here our some of our favourite eco home cleaning labels:
Tincture London natural home cleaning
Kinfill natural home cleaning
Blueland non-toxic, refillable home cleaning
Ecover non-toxic, refillable home cleaning
Supernatural naturally cleansing botanicals and elixirs