It’s a time that we all naturally have a spring in our step and feel a little extra motivated. So why not take advantage of this and freshen up your home, eco-style?
Spring is here, the days are getting warmer and the evenings are stretching out. At Peace With The Wild, we definitely think this is something to celebrate! If, like us, you are ready to dust off the cobwebs and embark on a green spring clean, perhaps torn between Hinching culture and the environmental impact of mainstream household cleaning brands, we have put together four of our essential eco-friendly cleaning products to get the job done this spring.
The first of our four natural cleaning products is an absolute must-have since it is so versatile. Our eco-friendly alternative to bleach is just as effective as chlorine bleach, removing stains, disinfecting surfaces and brightening your whites, without harming the environment. Our non-toxic and gentle Oxygen Bleach doesn’t give off any harmful fumes and is safe, biodegradable and consciously packaged.
Bicarbonate of Soda
When it comes to eco-friendly cleaning products, it’s often believed that they just aren’t as tough on stains and dirt. But Bicarbonate of Soda proves that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Perfect for removing limescale from taps and shower screens, mould from bathroom crevices and grease from ovens, DriPak’s Bicarbonate of Soda can be paired with vinegar, lemon or simply water to be used as a mild abrasive, scouring agent or deodoriser.
If you’re looking to freshen up your rugs or carpets with an earth conscious product, we have full faith in Planet Detox’s Carpet Freshener – a sustainable, zero-waste alternative which uses only natural minerals and essential oils. Eco-friendly cleaning products are often odourless, so what we love about this Carpet Freshener is that it is naturally scented, with a choice of thyme, pine, lemon or lavender, to leave your living space smelling beautiful for days.
OceanSaver’s clever solution to single-use plastic spray products is their variety of water-soluble Cleaning Drop sachets. Creating a natural, eco-friendly cleaning solution for your surfaces just got a whole lot easier with their range of products. Whether you’re looking for antibacterial, kitchen and bathroom-specific or a reliable floor cleaner, switching to these drops feels really easy. A little goes a long way with these plastic-free, no-fuss Cleaning Drops, ready to dilute with water in a reusable spray bottle.
Why switch? Sadly, chemical products such as bleach, oven cleaners and multi-purpose sprays have long-term environmental effects. Not only are they often packaged in mixed materials that are difficult to recycle, they are associated with ozone depletion and impact global warming. As well as this, when chemical products such as chlorine bleach enter our waterways, they mix with other elements to create toxins – one of which (Dioxin) has been labelled by Greenpeace as one of the most dangerous chemicals in history.
The earth-conscious cleaning products we’ve listed above, plus each and every one that we stock, demonstrate that household cleaning products can be both kinder to the environment yet still efficient in their purpose. Take a look at our Instagram to see some of the brands in action, or let us know your favourites in the comments below.
Written by Hannah Stark