Making some simple swaps in your kitchen can really impact how you operate. Now I’m not going to tell you that your cleaning will be more fun with these but it will be loads more Eco & even a little stylish!
It’s important to use up what you have & as they tire, replace them with more earth-friendly options. The goal here is to keep our footprint as light as well can & not get crazy buying the fancy new Zero waste thing on the market.
The best rules to follow are REDUCE – REUSE – REPAIR – RECYCLE
Coconut fiber, metal or copper Scrubbing Pad
Wooden/natural bristle bottle cleaner
Cotton Dishcloth – DIY from old towels, tea towels, knit or crochet one – or buy online
Wooden Scrubbing Brush
Wooden Loo Brush
Cleaning Rags – chop old towels & clothing
Old spray bottles – save those spray bottles ready for reuse
Natural Rubber gloves
Dishwashing Liquid – can be purchased at your local bulk store, BYO jar/bottle to save costs & pop it in an existing squeezy bottle
Basic Cleaning products
Is a natural deodorizer abrasive, perfect for scrubbing areas that can take a little bit of elbow grease it also brightens. Purchased from the supermarket in Cardboard boxes (McKenzies) or in Bulk from your local bulk store.
Liquid castile soap
Dr Bronners is great & can be purchased in 8L containers, mine has lasted me nearly 3 years! Stick to an unscented one & add essential oils. Some Bulk stores sell castile soap in bulk as well.
Its acidity makes it effective for dissolving oil, grease & soap scrum. Don’t leave for long periods on areas that are porous like tile grout though. Refill your own bottle in some bulk stores. Manly Food co-sells in bulk but failing that opt for the largest bottle you can find in the supermarket.
Perfect to lift the mood of any cleaning job as well as disinfecting & deodorizing
Disinfecting oils – Lemon, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lime