Clean Choice Awards 2016: Household Products
These household products will keep your house sparkling, while remaining free of harsh chemicals.
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BREW WITH ABANDON
If You Care Tea Filters
An eco-friendly household extends not only to cleaning products but also to the paper products you buy. These filters for loose-leaf tea are extra long (hello tall mug!) and free of nasties like bleach and chlorine.
Zero Xeno Kombucha Liquid Hand Soap
A beloved brand of ours, this company has a commitment to keeping all their products free of xenoestrogens, chemicals found in many conventional products that can disrupt your hormones. This 100% castile hand soap is supercharged with pH-balancing kombucha.
JACK OF ALL TRADES
365 Everyday Value All-Purpose Cleaner Wild Orange
This versatile, orange-scented cleaner will keep everything from your bathroom to your kitchen (and everything in between) squeaky clean without harsh chemicals so you can spritz it freely in your home.
$3, at Whole Foods Markets nationwide
A GREENER CLEAN
Savvy Green 108 Wash Laundry Detergent
Hypoallergenic and fragrance free, this powder detergent is a perfect product for those with sensitive skin. It’s extra-concentrated, and we love that you can get more than 100 washes out of one package!
Vaska Dish Lemon Rosemary Automatic Dishwasher Tablets
Vaska has done away with the plastic wrapping typically found on dish tabs so it can dissolve completely. Plus, with no chlorine or phosphates, you’re a step ahead of conventional tabs.
$5.50, vaskahome.com for where to buy
THYME TO DO DISHES
Biokleen Lemon Thyme Dish Liquid
Reduce your chemical load by opting for this high-rated lemon and thyme–scented dish liquid (on EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning), which means it’s been given the green light for its pure ingredients. It works just as well as conventional varieties but without the hazardous additives.
$4 to $4.50, biokleenhome.com for where to buy
Ecover 2x Laundry Detergent Lavender Field
With an abundance of ingredients in nature that work well for getting clothes clean, there’s no need for harsh chemicals. This biodegradable detergent in an eco-friendly container gets the job done even in cold water, plus we love its lavender scent.
$15, us.ecover.com for where to buy
Better Life Naturally Static-Stomping Dryer Sheets
Living a clean life shouldn’t mean you have to deal with static – these compostable sheets are naturally scented with lavender and grapefruit and will kick out any spark of static left in your clothes.
PURE & CLEAN
Method 4x Concentrated Laundry Detergent Free and Clear
There’s nowhere to hide nasty chemicals in this fragrance-free laundry detergent – this company is fully transparent about its clean ingredients list. Look on the website to see the breakdown of each ingredient.
WIPE IT DOWN
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes
Instead of chemical disinfectants, these lemongrass-citrus multi-surface wipes use thyme oil to easily disinfect surfaces and keep your home and office free of flu and cold viruses.
$3, seventhgeneration.com for where to buy