New Budget Cleaning Product: Eco Clean

New Budget Cleaning Product: Eco Clean

Cambria Bold
Feb 9, 2010

It seems every time we turn around there's another new eco cleaner, which we guess is a good thing! The majority of the population might not be up to making their own cleaners quite yet, so in the meantime it's good to provide non-toxic options you can pick up in the grocery store aisle. The Eco Clean line of cleaners are fully biodegradable and free from phosphates, bleach, ammonia and petro chemicals.

According to their press release, Eco Clean is "made with D-Glucopyranose (alkyl glycoside), the highest quality sugar surfactant derived from fatty acids of plants like palm coconut, and rapeseed... [it] has exceptional detergency properties even on stains that are oily and cosmetic." The cleaners also contain no parabens and, as they're made mostly with plant and sugar based surfactants, you don't have to worry about heavy fumes. The packaging is also made of recycled plastic, and we really liked the pretty labels.

Made with essential oils, the scents also sound nice: orange and rosemary, white tea and sage, spicy lavender, and cool mint. Personally we were more partial to the Kitchen Counter Top cleaner (orange and rosemary) than the Glass Cleaner (white tea and sage), which smelled a little fumey to us.

Buy a 16.9 fl.oz bottle for $4.49 at Duane Reade, New York's go-to drugstore chain. This makes them a little pricier than either Method or Mrs. Meyer's, but definitely cheaper than these lovely and eco-friendly cleaners we recently profiled.

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