The Clean: HEPA filtration removes 99.97% of allergens from the air. A translucent dust compartment lets you know when you should empty it. Accessories include hard floor brush, carpet brush, crevice nozzle, upholstery tool. Telescoping wand, pet hair brush, and multi-angle flex brush.
The Green: This bagless vacuum cleaner has an energy-saving suction feature. Filters can be washed out with water to extend their use.
About the Company: Ovente seeks to provide consumers with the best kitchen appliances with an emphasis on energy savings.
Plain, white vinegar is one of the simplest solutions when it comes to mopping. Simply add ¼ cup of vinegar to 4 cups of hot water. Combine with a few drops of an essential oil of your choice for fragrance. Floors will be clean and sanitary, but not sticky.
The Clean: The 18-inch mop head swivels 360 degrees to access hard-to-reach spots under furniture and around corners. The mop can be used for wet or dry dusting.
The Green: Mop pads and dust pads are machine washable, reducing waste, saving money, and eliminating the need for disposable pads. The stainless steel handle will stand up to frequent use and outlast plastic alternatives.
About the Company: Microfiber Wholesale was not created to be eco-friendly. The reusable nature of their products is what makes them green.
The Clean: A mix of natural bacterial enzymes unclogs drains and helps keep them clear. Non-caustic solution will cut through grease, hair, and protein buildup without corroding pipes.
The Green: This product does not contain sodium hydroxide, a common ingredient in other drain cleaners. It is made without dyes, parabens, phosphates, or phthalates. It is also septic-system and greywater safe.
The Company: ECOS products are manufactured in one of four carbon-neutral plants using zero-waste guidelines.
There isn’t an off-the-shelf solution for quick and easy oven cleaning, but these two ingredients (and a little elbow grease) will leave you with a sparkling surface. No chemicals required. Just follow these steps.
The Clean: Organic plant oils power this degreaser without the help of harmful chemicals. Use it to remove buildup from any surface, from the kitchen and bathroom to the nursery and garage.
The Green: It’s made with organic SOAP, no synthetic ingredients, and no GMOs. It’s never tested on animals, and one, concentrated 32-oz. bottle makes four gallons of cleaning solution.
About the Company: Unlike other natural brands, Fit Organic contains no synthetic ingredients or artificial surfactants at all. Fit Organic also received an “A” from The Environmental Working Group,a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.
The Clean: The super-concentrated dish soap means it only takes a few drops of liquid to clean a full sink of dirty dishes. Aloe and herbal extracts enhance cleaning power and help protect your hands.
The Green: Non-toxic, biodegradable formula is made with renewable, plant-based and mineral ingredients. Fragrances are all-natural, and packaging is made of recycled and plant plastic. Ecover products are not tested on animals.
About the Company: Products are currently manufactured in green facilities in Belgium and France. Ecover’s next facility in Chicago will be the first in the industry to earn the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum-certified distinction.
The Clean: Ground walnut shells make this sponge extra durable. Use it on any surface, including cookware. Then put it in the microwave for one minute to kill bacteria. You can also wash it in the dishwasher.
The Green: On top of being 100% biodegradable, this plant-based sponge contains no petrochemical plastics. It also uses less energy to produce.
About the Company: Full Circle is B Corps Certified, which means the company has met “rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”
The Clean: Lac Larde Organic Room Spray neutralizes odors in the air and leaves your room smelling of lavender and chamomile. The spray is made with purified water, natural essential oils, and liquid castile oil.
The Green: It’s NOT made with petrochemicals, phthalates, sulfates, GMOs, synthetic colors and dyes, or formaldehyde donors. It’s also vegan and cruelty free.
About the Company: Started by a mother who had trouble finding cleaning products that were both safe and effective, Lac Larde is a small, family-operated business in New York, according to the company’s website. Ingredients are all USDA certified, and the company relies on consumer feedback to ensure top quality products.