According to WHO, microplastics in our water come from harsh chemicals and physical particles, which might be in your washing liquid.
A natural washing liquid is safe for the environment and also for your health. It saves you from the risk of breathing in and touching harsh chemicals used in the production of non-plastic washing up liquids. Hence, the need to upgrade your washing up liquid.
Apart from this washing-up liquids list, have a peek at our top eco-friendly cleaning products.
How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Washing Liquid?
There are hundreds of washing up liquids in the market, and keeping your items clean is not the only agenda here. So, what makes washing up liquid eco-friendly?
First, the ingredients must be toxin-free and chemical-free to ensure there will be no allergic reactions and your hands will remain as soft as they are. If the liquid has fragrances, make sure that they are from essential oils.
The packaging must be in recyclable, recycled, or biodegradable packaging. Also, the liquid must be suitable for cesspits and septic tanks because such products do not have enzymes.
An additional feature for an organic washing up liquid is being vegan and cruelty-free, it should not be tested on animals.
So, without further ado here’s our selection of the best eco-friendly and plastic free washing-up liquid
Natural washing up liquid by Bio-D
Bio-D is here with an economical and eco-friendly washing up liquid that is just one click away from being in your kitchen. In fact, this is a fragrance-free option to all our allergic readers in need of an eco-friendly washing liquid. It is effortlessly tough on burton-on and grease stains and, all its ingredients are from plant-based and renewable sources.
The bottle contains 5-litres of product and will last you for a long time. It is suitable for septic tanks and comes in a 100% recyclable packaging. If the fragrance-free is not for you, then you can choose between their lavender and grapefruit fragrances for that heavenly scent in your kitchen.
We love it because: it has plant-based ingredients, a recyclable container, and is suitable for your septic tank.
Method eco washing up liquid
Are you on a tight budget, but your kitchen needs some washing up liquid magic? Method’s eco washing up liquid is the best choice for you. Besides being affordable, this dish soap is vegan, plant-based, and biodegradable.
It is tough on stains, including grease stains, and will leave your utensils and kitchen sink squeaky-clean. And, the bottle is unique with a curvy shape that will catch everyone’s attention.
We love it because: it removes grease stains leaving your kitchen spotlessly clean with a touch of vegan and eco-friendliness.
Lemon and aloe washing up liquid by Ecover
Join the “rebels of the cleaning world” with Ecover’s biodegradable washing up liquid. Its ingredients are from plants and deliver the level of cleanliness we all yearn for in our kitchen. With only one squeeze, you have enough liquid to clean up a whole sink of utensils.
Also, the packaging is economical and it will last you for long., if this fragrance is not for you, then you can choose between four fragrances and their fragrance-free liquid.
We love it because: not only is it economical, but it also has biodegradable plant-based ingredients.
Natural Dish Liquid by Yope
The funny cartoon image on the bottle package is not the only dope thing Yope is delivering to your kitchen. The company also brings you a natural washing up liquid with ingredients that are natural and have minimal processing. Yope’s washing liquid is harsh on dishes but also gentle on your skin.
There are three washing up liquids at your disposal: the mint and mandarin, cucumber, and the bergamot, basil and verbena fragrances.
We love it because: made from natural ingredients, tough on stains, but soft on your hands. Plus, that packaging is Yooope!
Plant Based Washing Up Liquids by Ecozone
Ecozone is one of the best washing liquids from a family-based company. The company’s washing liquid is cruelty-free, vegan, Eco, friendly for pets and aquatic life, and safe for the septic tank. The ingredients are also from plants.
Need we go on? Well, this is also the best for anyone with allergic reactions. But, for those of you in need of some fragrance magic, they have the orange and coconut fragrance and the cool cucumber and apple fragrance at your fingertip.
We love it because: it is vegan, gentle on your hands, plus it leaves your dishes sparkling.
Natural fragrance washing liquid by Wilton London
Wilton London will leave you spoilt for choice between their package of 3 or 6 bottles. Better still, what scent do you want in your kitchen? The grapefruit or the eucalyptus?
The ingredients for their products are plant-based, fully vegan, and are effective in cleaning and killing germs. The bottle is recycled and recyclable. Also, the fragrances are from essential oils.
We love it because: they use essential oils for the fragrance + the recycled and recyclable bottle enhances the product’s Eco ability.
Eco friendly washing up liquid by Seventh Generation
Imagine the serene lavender and mint scent in your kitchen, and no, it is not from a scented candle but your washing up liquid.
Seventh Generation will bring more than this scent, but a wave of sparkling clean dishes. The liquid is made with 91% vegetable ingredients and doesn’ have any toxic dyes or fragrances.
Seventh Generation also uses fully recycled and recyclable bottles to package their washing up liquids. Plus, they have a cruelty-free certification by Leaping Bunny.
We love it because: it is made with vegetable ingredients that are capable of removing those stubborn dirt and grease stains.
KOH cleaner UK – Multipurpose Cleaning Starter Pack
KOH’s multipurpose cleaner is a go-to plastic free washing up liquid if you are looking for a rounded up cleaning product. The most important thing is that the washing up liquid is eco-friendly. Also, it is friendly to your skin and has no fragrance.
KOH’s cleaning package has more than just the eco washing up liquid. It comes with cleaning cloths, diamond sponges, and a refillable atomiser, making it a perfect product for anyone embarking on the eco cleaning journey.
We love it because: it has no fragrance, it is cruelty-free and toxic-free.
All In One Eco Friendly Dishwasher Tablets by Ecozone
Ecozone plastic free cleaning products is more than the earlier recommended washing up liquid. Their eco friendly dishwasher tablets are cruelty-free with organic-based ingredients. The tablets are sustainable and have no harsh toxins and chemicals. Also, the tablet’s wrapping is water-soluble.
The products from Ecozone, including these tablets, have certifications and accreditations from Leaping Bunny Programme, the Vegan Society and the Allergy UK.
We love it because: the ingredients are organic based and cruelty-free, but also an excellent choice for anyone with allergies.
Eco-friendly dishwasher tablets by Claro
If you like cleaning your dishes in a dishwasher, then we highly recommend Claro’s dishwasher tablets. These eco-friendly tablets are free from phosphate and chlorine.
They are also packed in a water-soluble and biodegradable film which goes into the water together with the tablet.
Claro’s multi-tasks cleaner is tough against coffee and tea stains. It contains 100 tablets which means they will last you for long.
We love it because: the tablets have biodegradable polymers, thus leaving no residue after cleaning.
Read also our article on 5 eco-friendly swaps to clean up your waste.
All products are available in the UK, most of them for free!