5 Of The Best Kitchen Cleaning Products For The Planet

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5 Of The Best Kitchen Cleaning Products For The Planet


From eco cleaning bundles to all-purpose cleaners, here are pebble's best kitchen cleaning products to use for the planet.

Francesca Brooking

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Cleaning products are essential to a sparkling clean and hygienic kitchen.

But standard detergents, bleaches and sprays are packed full of chemicals that are hazardous to you and the environment.

An alternative is to start using eco-friendly cleaning products.

Person spraying a cleaning bottle

From cleaning bundles to eco all-purpose cleaners and sustainable alternatives to plastic sponges, pebble has rounded up 5 of the best kitchen cleaning products that are both effective and kind to the planet.

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Why switch to eco-friendly cleaning products in your kitchen?

Have you ever wondered what your cleaning products are really doing in your kitchen?

Or what happens to them when you wash them down the sink?

Most standard kitchen cleaning products contain hazardous chemicals which can cause allergic reactions such as headaches, skin rashes and respiratory problems if you get exposed to them.

But that’s not even the worst of it.

Some of them will even contain carcinogens, neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors. They're not what you want to have around food!

Cleaning products can also contribute to higher levels of pollution indoors than outdoors.

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) get released when products are used - and even stored - and have been linked to a whole host of health and environmental problems.

Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products in your kitchen is not just a good idea for your health but for the planet too.

Conventional cleaning products don’t tend to be biodegradable and end up polluting the waterways, damaging aquatic life and entering the food chain.

And what about the plastic containers they’re in?

It’s well known that plastic is a scourge on the environment.

By contrast, green cleaning products are made using sustainable manufacturing processes from naturally derived, safe, non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients.

What's more, many of them come in recyclable or reusable packaging and are available in concentrated formulas to reduce their carbon footprint in transit and make them last longer - saving you money too!

So, make your home and the environment free of toxic chemicals with these eco-friendly kitchen cleaning products.

5 Of The Best Kitchen Cleaning Products For The Planet

Bottle of Nookary kitchen cleaning product with a pear and flowers

1. Best cleaning bundle: Astris & Green

Ideal as either a housewarming gift or treat for yourself, Astris & Green’s Deluxe Eco-Kitchen Set is a stylish addition to the kitchen cupboard.

The bundle comes complete with:

  • a 500ml amber glass cleaning spray bottle
  • kitchen cleaning refills from Iron & Velvet
  • an EcoLiving dish brush
  • large tea towels
  • a multi-purpose cloth
  • a scented Astris & Green No.1 candle to top it off.

The pebble team likes that there are two cleaning refills to choose from depending on your needs - antibacterial concentrate or surface cleaner. Although it would be even better if you could get both...

Both cleaning products have fresh fruity and zesty scents to make your kitchen smell fresh and clean without the toxic chemicals.

Finished off with a soy vegan candle with a citrusy blend of lemongrass, lime and bergamot essential oils for the perfect eco-friendly clean.

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Astris & Green candle with matches

The Astris & Green cleaning bundle comes with a soothing candle

pebble’s verdict

Pros: Affordable | multi-purpose | Recyclable packaging | Fresh & natural scents | Shop by scent and product | Cruelty free

Cons: May not be suitable for those sensitive to fragrances | Expensive

The Deluxe Eco-Kitchen Cleaning Kit is priced at £40. View on Astris & Green.

Kitchen cleaning bundle and candle from Astris & Green

Astris & Green's kitchen cleaning bundle makes a great housewarming gift

2. Best refill cleaning starter kit: Purdy & Figg

New to the cleaning scene, Purdy & Figg is on a mission to help you ditch bleach from your home - while still delivering an effective and hygienic clean solution.

Its Counter Clean Starter Kit and refills to follow are ideal if you’re just starting to make the switch to a more sustainable cleaning product.

If you’re a little on the fence, the Counter Clean works by binding to grease, grime and dirt along with bacteria, viruses and mould so they’re 100% instantly removed.

Standard disinfectant kills 99.9% of bacteria, allowing 0.1% of microbes to gain resistance.

pebble loves Purdy & Figg’s brand new limited edition Frankincense & Myrrh Counter Clean Starter Kit.

Available for a short time from 19 November, the cleaning product contains a warm and spicy essential oil blend to get your home smelling like Christmas.

You’ll also receive two additional signature refills, a Bottle for Life and a premium microfibre towel.

Person spraying a cleaning bottle

Purdy & Figg's counter spray is more effective than standard disinfectants

pebble’s verdict

Pros: Fully recyclable packaging | Natural and non-toxic ingredients | Refillable bottles | Highly effective | Cruelty free

Cons: Contains essential oils so might not be suitable to those sensitive to fragrance | Product is limited edition but you can get the standard starter kit anytime.

Limited Edition Frankincense & Myrrh Counter Clean Starter Kit is priced at £30. View on Purdy & Figg.

Purdy & Figg bottle with refills and a cloth

Purdy & Figg wants to help you ditch bleach in your cleaning routine

3. Best plastic-free cleaning sponges: Seep

Fed up with using plastic sponges?

Want a more eco-friendly alternative to J-Cloths?

Seep can help with its Mini Cleaning Bundle complete with a pack of 4 sponges and a pack of 3 cloths.

The sponges are made from cellulose wood pulp and raw loofah fibre.

Being scratch-free, they’re easy to scrub plates and dishes with and retain washing up liquid effectively so you don’t have to waste that either.

The cloths are also made from loofah fibres and make a handy all-purpose cloth for wiping and cleaning around the kitchen.

All products in the bundle are toxin-free, durable and made with renewable materials.

The pebble team are particularly impressed with the fact that the sponges can be composted at home. A no-brainer for zero waste cleaning!

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Selection of Seep sponges and cloths

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pebble’s verdict

Pros: Biodegradable | Cruelty free | Made from renewable materials | Durable (lasts about 1 month).

Cons: Made in China (in trusted factories and carbon offset) | Older versions of the cloth contain a trace amount of polyester so not 100% plastic free but they will be discontinued | Not reusable

The Mini Cleaning Bundle is priced at £16. View on Seep.

Eco friendly sponges and cloths in boxes from Seep

Seep's sponges are biodegradable and can be put in the compost

4. Best all-purpose cleaner: Nookary

If you’re looking for a reliable and eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner to use on all your kitchen surfaces, you can’t go wrong with Nookary.

The Probiotic All-Purpose Cleaner Starter Kit comes as a 500ml stylish glass cleaning spray bottle and is filled with 50ml of concentrated formula. All you need to do is add water and you’re good to go.

After that, you can buy reusable refill packets with enough concentrated all-purpose cleaner to fill up your bottle 10 times.

Specially developed to tackle grease, grime, fats, proteins, starch and sugars the cleaner really is an all-purpose essential for your house cleaning kit as it’s safe to use on worktops, limescale, windows and even in bathrooms.

Another reason why it’s a pebble favourite is that the formula comes in a range of scents but there’s also a scent free version which is handy if you’re sensitive to fragrances.

Nookary refill product

These refills can be sent back to Nookary to be reused or recycled

pebble’s verdict

Pros: Refillable | Vegan | Cruelty free and palm oil free | Biodegradable | No single use plastic | Unscented cleaner available

Cons: Not plastic free | Diluted product needs to be used within 3 weeks as it starts to lose effectiveness afterwards.

The All-Purpose Probiotic Cleaner starts at £9.50 with refills for £15 (contains 10 refills). View on Nookary.

Bottle of Nookary kitchen cleaning product with a pear and flowers

Nookary's all-purpose cleaning product is an essential for the whole house

5. Best scented cleaning essentials: Mrs Meyer’s

Say hello to Mrs Meyer’s Clean Day, the best cleaning product brand for beautiful smelling garden-inspired scents for your kitchen.

Choose from a range of multi-surface everyday cleaners with scents including lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, honeysuckle and more.

All products and scents are non-toxic, cruelty free and made with essential oils and plant-derived ingredients.

The cleaning product is best used on non-porous surfaces such as finished wood and tile floor tops, countertops, walls, porcelain, bathroom fixtures, sealed natural and synthetic stone and more.

Once you run out of your starter product, you can order a concentrated formula refill either in the same scent or a new one and it will last much longer too!

Product image of Mrs Meyer's cleaning spray

This multi-surface cleaner can be used all over the house

pebble’s verdict

Pros: Cruelty free | Recyclable packaging | Refillable | Non-toxic ingredients | All-purpose cleaner | Available at Ocado for UK shoppers

Cons: Ships from the US | Scents might not be suitable for those sensitive to fragrance | Not single use plastic free

The scented Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner is priced at £4. View on Mrs Meyer's (US) or Ocado (UK).

Person spraying a bottle of cleaning product

Mrs Meyer's is the place to go for naturally scented cleaning products

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