Problem is, sifting through the onslaught of sustainable (or worse, supposedly sustainable products) can be a challenge. There's a lot on the market, all promising to do wonders for consumers and Mother Earth alike. For those new to all this, navigating the sea of eco-friendly products can be overwhelming.
Luckily, we did the the hard work for you—hundreds of products cross our desks each week. Below are 15 editor-approved home products that are actually sustainable, tried-and-tested for quality and vetted for brand assurance. That way, you can shop, room by room, for the sustainable home products actually worth shopping.
The best sustainable home products to shop, room by room
Your dish soap
Threemain’s line of sustainable soaps and cleaning supplies are all packed in stylish, aluminum bottles that can be refilled over and over again (or recycled). This lemon-scented dish soap cuts through grime and grease using responsibly-sourced ingredients that are as safe for you as they are the planet. Buy it once, or subscribe to have refills sent to you automatically.
Yep, sustainable sponges are a thing, like this one from Grove Collaborative, a one-stop-shop for all-things eco-friendly. The one side is made from a plant-based cellulose, while the scrubby side is made from walnut shells and recycled fibers. There’s no weird plastics, dyes, or chemicals—it’s designed to safely clean your dishes while doing the planet good, too.
Skip the saran wrap or single-use plastic baggies and store food in these food wrappers. They’re made from a blend of beeswax, jojoba oil, organic cotton, and tree resin, meaning they’re biodegradable when they’ve run their course. It doesn’t hurt that the honeycomb prints are super cute, either.
Your laundry room
Toss the dryer sheets and try these wool dryer balls instead. They’re made from the wool of sheep that live on an organic farm where no pesticides or chemicals are ever used. Throw them into your dryer to for a natural alternative that cuts down on wrinkles, static, and dry-time.
Your laundry detergent just got cooler (and way more sustainable). Dedcool makes a detergent that smells just as good as its personal fragrances, not to mention ticks off all the sustainable boxes: It’s 100 percent biodegradable, non-toxic, and vegan.
These are not your average lint rollers. Full Circle’s lint brush is made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo and recycled plastics and features two types of brushes: larger bristles for collecting bigger pieces of lint and debris, microfiber brush for collecting fine lint and dust. It’s compact, reusable, and cuts down on the waste that comes from traditional sticky rollers.
Your living room
The editor-approved Bearaby weighted blanket is also sustainable, giving you even more reason to cuddle up with it. It’s made from soft, chunky organic cotton with no artificial filler or harmful chemicals. Trust me—no couch should go without one of these blissful blankets.
This pillow is just one of hundreds of sustainable products to bring into your home that are good for the Earth, the small-business community, and social change. The pillow is filled with organic cotton and muslin provided by Cece’s Wool, a not-for-profit that offers training, jobs, and services to people with developmental disabilities.
Set this trendy, minimalist candle on your coffee table and soak up the warm, cozy scents of sandalwood, amber, and leather. Public Goods’ candles are all poured with natural soy wax and cotton wicks, sans dyes, BPAs, or phlthalates. When you’re done, re-use the glass jar to keep the sustainable streak alive.
Cleaning a bathroom requires the good stuff, and for that, Method has you covered. This bathroom cleaner is formulated with non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients that are potent enough to cut through grime, dirt, and whatever else lingers in your bathroom, without putting your body (or the earth) at risk. For $5, making the switch to something this sustainable is a no-brainer.
Eddi might make the prettiest hand soaps ever. The chic dispenser is made from stainless steel that’s designed to hold the brand’s plant-based soap. Dispenser aside, the soaps themselves are totally trendy, scented in fragrances like “Happy Hour,” a warm and woodsy scent, and “Sunday Drive,” which is super refreshing.
This plastic-free bar soap is about to be your shower time BFF. It’s made of healthy, body-loving ingredients, like Himalayan sea salt, coconut oil, and shea butter. It’s luxurious on the skin, not to mention made to last—each bar can last as long as three 22-ounce plastic bottles of body wash, saving you (and the planet) a lot in the long run.
Yep, your mattress can be organic. Birch (which is Helix’s sustainable sister brand) just dropped this luxurious, eco-friendly mattress that’s made of organic cashmere, Fair Trade cotton, New Zealand wool, and natural latex. The result? A dreamy night’s sleep on a breathable, comfy mattress.
Keep this sexy, sustainably personal lubricant in your bedside table for when things heat up. There’s no suspect ingredients, like silicones or parabens, and it’s 96 percent organic. Plus, 1 percent of every purchase supports women’s health organizations around the U.S.
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