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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products That Actually Work? Planet Makes the Grade!

September 6, 2017

If choosing the best eco-friendly cleaning products feels overwhelming, head over to browse the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Its database of more than 2,500 products—like Planet’s Delicate Laundry Wash and Ultra Dishwashing Liquid—gives you the scoop on ingredient safety and generates a rating score for everything from hand soap to cleaning spray.

So, does Planet make the grade? Four of its seven products received an A rating—the EWG’s lowest hazard score—which means the ingredients have been cleared through 16 standard toxicity databases and peer-reviewed scientific papers. “This places these products higher in rank than over 85% of all cleaners rated by EWG, including some leading “green” brands,” says co-founder and president Allen Stedman.

So, what makes these products a great choice for your home and family? Let’s take a closer look:

What you see is what you get

Every single ingredient disclosed on the label. Take the All Purpose Spray Cleaner, there are just six plant-based ingredients listed alongside descriptions, like Sodium Citrate (a plant-based water softener) and Laureth-7 (a plant-based cleaning agent).

Third-party approval

Independent certifications by SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing, and standards development organization, have verified Planet products as being 100% biodegradable. That means they dissolve into basic minerals, carbon dioxide, and water very shortly after going down the drain.

Safe for furry friends

Planet never tests on animals, and the products don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients, either. It even has the stamp of approval from the Consumer Coalition for Information on Cosmetics, the organization behind North America’s Leaping Bunny Program.

Gentle on sensitive-skin

The entire line is hypoallergenic and free from added fragrances, dyes, optical brighteners, or enzymes, so it’s ideal for people who experience allergies or skin sensitivities.

They get the job done!

All the eco-friendly certifications and ingredients wouldn’t be much help if the products weren’t effective. Planet cleans your clothes and home effortlessly—you can even use the dish soap to make a DIY bubble bath!

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Nicole Gulotta

Nicole Gulotta is a writer, author, and tea enthusiast.

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