Tips on how to clean your kitchen the eco, natural way
A guide to natural kitchen cleaning using natural products that are eco friendly, plastic-free and environmentally friendly.
Compostable, eco dish sponges
Instead of using plastic and synthetic sponges to get your dishes clean, you can opt for a plastic-free, compostable, eco dish sponge cloth made from natural ingredients. Durable, absorbend, and reusable these eco, dish sponges are super for cleaning plates, wiping down the side, and general all-purpose natural kitchen cleaning. The best thing is, they are completely biodegradable and leave no trace and no toxic plastics behind once you throw them out.
Make your own kitchen spray
Natural kitchen cleaning products like natural kitchen spray are great! Did you know you can make your own kitchen spray that is just as effective as anything you would buy in the shops, but that is way better for the environment? All you need is a sustainable, eco glass bottle, white vinegar, baking soda and, if you like, some natural, organic essential oils like lemon and tea tree, add in a bit of tepid water and shake. This makes a great all-purpose cleaner for most of the surfaces in your home. If that sounds a little bit like too much hard work, get your hands on these eco, plastic free cleaning sachets that you can mix up with a bit of water, put in your bottle, and use right away.
Eco floor cleaner
When it comes to natural kitchen cleaning and you are looking for something natural to clean your hard floors, then this tea tree and thyme natural, eco floor cleaner is perfect for the job. Sustainable, zero waste, and made using only natural minerals and essential oils, all you do is sprinkle a bit into your bucket of water, mix it up and get to work! It is also supplied in 100% plastic free packaging, so no single use plastic to be seen here!
DIY kitchen cloths
Why not make natural cloths for cleaning your home out of leftover fabrics you would otherwise discard? Towels are great for absorbing, cotton t-shirts are good for dusting, and old tights are effective for cleaning mirrors! Before you throw away any clothing, consider what else you can use it for! This eco, up-cycling approach to natural kitchen cleaning clothes is zero waste and means we are getting the most out of everything we have, instead of discarding then after one use.
Natural, eco rubber gloves
Our final eco friendly, natural kitchen cleaning tip is instead of opting for plastic or latex gloves, get your hands (excuse the pun) on these natural, eco rubber gloves from If You Care. Made from fair trade FSC natural rubber, they are hard wearing, heavy duty, and completely plastic free meaning they biodegrade once you discard them. They are also home compostable so you can discard of your eco rubber gloves in the comfort of your own home or garden.