Good-Looking, Greener Cleaners
It’s a tricky situation — you want to get your home and yourself clean but don’t want to douse everything with harmful chemicals in the process. The solution lies in greener cleaners, less toxic alternatives to the typical soaps and cleaning products. Luckily, there are quite a few options on the market these days, so we have the luxury of getting picky. Here are four brands that are not only better for your abode and your body, but are also total eye candy for the countertop.
By Natalie Goel
Common Good: Spanning everything from glass cleaner to laundry detergent to hand soap, Common Good products are biodegradable and were designed to be kid- and pet-safe. If you live near one of the brand’s refill stations, you can replenish and reuse your bottle instead of throwing it out.
The Laundress: You know that cashmere sweater that has cursed you with trip after trip to the dry cleaner? You can wash it, and tons of other supposedly-dry-clean-only garments, with biodegradable detergent from The Laundress. You can also visit their site for answers to just about every laundry-related question under the sun.
Murchison-Hume: With some of the prettiest brown bottles around, Murchison-Hume items look more like apothecary products than cleaners. The brand offers all manner of plant-based surface scrubbers, like hand soap, glass cleaner, floor cleaner, dog wash, and more.
Marius Fabre: French soap company Marius Fabre has been producing its swoony products the old-fashioned way — in cauldrons! — for more than 100 years. Its products are organic, vegetable-based, and free from watch-outs like parabens and artificial dyes.