Eco-friendly cleaning products to save the planet (and your health)

While you might think scrubbing your house clean if the healthiest thing to do, some of the chemicals you’re using might be doing more harm than good.

Microplastics and dangerous gases from regular household products are a real cause for concern both in and outside of the home.

Thankfully, there are plenty of environmentally conscious products out there that promise to be a bit more gentle on the planet – and on you.

Read on to see what eco-friendly change you could make to your cleaning regime.

Seep sponge with loofah scourer

Swap ugly, plastic scourers for compostable, wood pulp sponges topped with loofah fibres, so you can clean pots and pans without damaging the planet.

Buy it for £8.50 (four pack) from Seep.

Plastic-free cleaning full house pack

These reusable, glass bottles can be filled with non-toxic, eco-friendly pods and tap water to become powerful household cleaners. Ten per cent of profits go to anti-plastic waste charities.

Buy it for £29.99 (Refills £ 6) from Raindrop.

Tru Earth Eco- Strips laundry detergent

This is neat: ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic detergent strips that dissolve in hot or cold water to wash your dirty laundry. Space-saving, eco-friendly and vegan. We’re in.

Buy it for £13.99 (32 loads) from Tru Earth.

Bio-D furniture polish

Buff up your banisters and timber tables with this vegan polish made from a blend of plant-based wax and natural oils. Time to shine…

Buy it for £7.80 from Bio D.

KitchenCraft natural elements coconut washing up brush

Make a clean sweep of the washing up with this dish brush made from coconut fibre bristles with bamboo handle.

Buy it for £5.49 from Amazon.

Toucan Eco eSpray

This clever gadget makes safe, eco-friendly disinfectant from just water, ordinary salt and electricity.

Buy it for £59.99 from Toucan Eco.

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