Toolbox: A Green Sweep

Toolbox: A Green Sweep

Consider making these swaps found by S&H for a cleaner, more eco-friendly home.

07 Tool Loo Hoo Dryer Balls

Instead of using chemical-laden disposable sheets to fluff your clothes, try Loo Hoo Wool Dryer Balls; the name alone will make you smile. ($29)

03 Tool Simply Clean Cover

From the woman who wrote the book on green cleaning, (quite literally; her last book was titled The Organically Clean Home) comes Simply Clean, an easy way to get your home shipshape without polluting the planet or making yourself crazy. ($26.99)

00 Tool Beeswrap

Ditch the plastic and aluminum wraps in favor of Beeswrap, which will keep your food fresh, is reusable, and when it has served its purpose can be wrapped around kindling for use as a fire starter. ($18 for a set of 3)

08 Tool Coffeefilter

Trade in your paper filters for the UltraMesh Reusable Coffee Filter and make the most delicious cup of coffee, while also helping to provide communities with safe drinking water. ($44.99)

01 Tool Grown Up Toothbrush

If you’ve ever thought about where all those plastic toothbrushes go when they are no longer suitable for your mouth, you may consider switching to a biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrush. ($20 for 4)

05 Tool Mosobag

Filled with bamboo charcoal, the Moso Bag absorbs moisture and odors without electricity and can be sprinkled in the garden after two years of use. ($10.95 for 200g bag)

04 Tool Sagecandle

Most traditions in my home begin with lighting a candle. Using pure essential oils, scent your home with the Sage Candle and then reuse the beautiful container. ($78)

06 Tool Methodsoap

For those days when you don’t have time to mix up your own cleaning products, opt for Dish + Hand Soap, from a conscious company dedicated to giving back; the bottle is made from plastic waste collected from beach cleanups and post-consumer recycled plastic. ($3.99)

02 Tool Skoycloth

Ditch the sponges and paper towels for Skoy Cloths, which are completely biodegradable, satisfyingly absorbent, and machine washable; the pretty colors and prints will brighten any chore. ($6.99)

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