Plastic Detox – Cleaning Edition

Written by Kajsa IngelssonSeptember 30, 2019

By now we all know what a nuisance plastic is. It’s choking our oceans, killing countless animals and poisoning us humans. While some countries have made some moves to counteract, the changes are not being implemented on a large scale and not fast enough – leaving it (as per usual) up to us to act.

This is the 3de part of my plastic detox series. We already covered the kitchen and the bathroom and boy, I feel lighter, greener and healthier already!

But let’s not stop there. Chances are that you, reading this blog and all, already are using natural cleaning supplies and feeling pretty good about it. I mean, with there being A LOT of evidence stating that many of our most common household cleansers are in fact making us sick to the point of being carcinogenic, how could you not? But let’s take a second look and see how many of these products that come in a plastic bottle? Scary, huh?

And of course, this is where they end up after using them.


I know that you don’t want to be part of any of this now that you know better. So here are my top swaps you should make to be kinder to both your health and our planet.

Green Cleaning 101;

  • Or, use the Cora Ball when doing your laundry.
  • Soapnuts are so cute and a great way to zero-waste your laundry routine!
  • You can source refillable laundry liquid from most bulk stores. You also don’t need fabric softener at all! I don’t use it, and I have not felt or smelt any difference 😛
  • Your zero-waste store (and some webpages) have refillable washing up liquid and refillable liquid cleaning products too.
  • You can also make your own cleaning products with simple recipes containing a few ingredients. Castile soap can be used in so many ways! Baking soda and vinegar are two other magical ingredients to always keep at home.
  • Instead of microfiber clothes, use old and satained cheets or clothes as clots!
  • Make sure that you choose a green dry cleaner when needing one. Best (I always try to obey this rule but fail sometimes) is to not buy clothes that needs dry cleaning.

From this toxic plastic mess;

To this clean greeness;