10 Green Cleaning Gifts

Best Green Gifts 2009

We know. Cleaning products- how sexy. We're not saying dishwashing liquid is for everybody, but we'd actually be delighted to get some pretty new scrubbers and soaps in our stockings. And think about it: Everyone has to clean up. Why not make the process smell better, feel better, look better? We've got ten cool items that are all eco-friendly. How's that for peace (and cleanliness) on Earth?

Top Row:

1. Dishwashing tools from Full Circle. Faith and her husband have been using these for a while now and love their elegant, simple design. Plus, they look more expensive than they are (most tools are under $10).

2. Method Home Smarty Dish Detergent in Pink Grapefruit, $6.50. Such a bright, cheery little tub of dishwashing pellets! Method is a good standby in the green cleaning category- easy to find at most stores. Check out the site for gift packs, too.

3. Sponge Blossoms from Twist, $5.25 at Greenfeet. We've seen these at Whole Foods, too. They're biodegradable sponges that pop up when you get them wet. We love those kinds of sponges. Easy to store!

4. Twist Hemp Ravioli Scrubby Sponge, $3.95. Another cute product from Twist. A ravioli "filled" with a sponge.

5. The Skoy Cloth. Dana loves these as a paper-towel alternative. Go read her full post to see why.

Bottom Row:

6. Better Life Even the Kitchen Sink Gentle Scrubber, $6.99 at Walgreens. A really funky, cool line of products, and this gives you a little abrasive action for tough pots.

7. Tawashi Dish Scrubbers. The editors at Ohdeedoh did a whole roundup of these hand-knitted dish cloths. We love the ones from Etsy seller Laksaware.

8. Goodbye Detergent Scrubs. These have been blogged everywhere, but we still think they're great. Scrubbies made from recycled corn cobs and peach pits. Go read all about them at Re-Nest.

9. Lola Bamboo Tampico Dish Brush, $5.85 at Amazon. Tampico is a natural fiber made from the Agave plant. Apparently it's soft when wet and tough when dry. We also really like the smooth, bamboo handle.

10. Misprint Waste Can, $24 at Viva Terra. Cleaning up involves garbage, too. These cans are made from recycled sheet metal.

Posted originally from: TheKitchn

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