Clean Choice Awards 2012: Household Cleaning

Responsible and innovative packaging, clean ingredients and irresistible scents make for a killer batch of cleaning products!
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1. This natural dish liquid in lavender floral and mint is non-toxic and scented only with plant extracts and essential oils – just as important, though, it works every bit
as well as any chemical-based dish liquid! $3.50, seventhgeneration.com.

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2. This foaming wash not only looks great on your countertop, but it’s also made from 100% recycled plastic. $4, methodhome.com.

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3. We were blown away by the concept of these refillable cleaning products. When the product finishes, you simply buy a new cartridge containing the concentrate solution, fill with tap water and behold, you’ve saved a bottle. Outstanding! $3.50 per bottle and $2 per refill, planetpeopleco.com for retail locations.

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4. Made with essential oils and naturally derived ingredients, this gentle detergent has an old-fashioned feel that we truly love. It even leaves clothes smelling like fresh lavender! $16, mrsmeyers.com.

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5. We love that Ecover’s plant-based cleaning products are all completely renewable and recyclable, so you’re keeping nasty chemicals out of the environment and your home. $5, ecover.com.

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6. Caldrea uses natural essential oils and safe synthetic ingredients to create this refreshing mint fragrance. This cleanser also contains a vegetable protein extract that naturally removes odors. Plus, we love having their classy packaging on our countertops! $9, caldrea.com.

“This counter cleaner works far better than any of the chemical-laden products I’ve used over the years – I was blown away. The scent is fabulous, too!”
– Alicia Rewega, Editor-In-Chief