Eco-Friendly House Items You Never Knew You Needed (or Wanted)

Safety, safety, safety. We all know how important it is for us to keep our household and environment clean and safe. But most of the cleaners, wipes, toilet rolls and other household items that we use every day at home are not helping. These items are made from materials that put our health at risk and harm the environment. So what do we do?

It is time we shifted to natural household alternatives. The household alternatives are not only good for us, but they also help our environment to be free of harmful substances. They are the coolest items we can use for taking care of ourselves and household items.

Check out the following products that have been expertly selected by us at Green Energy Approved.

All-purpose Cleaner

An all-purpose cleaner that was specifically designed to be all-natural, all-purpose, non-toxic and eco-friendly. Oh, and it smells great!

WOW does this stuff work. It really, really works. Everything it says it can do it does, which is something we need to shout about. Standing behind what you say in a product? That’s the stuff we need to celebrate. The reviews speak for themselves. We have not been able to find anything that came close to being this effective and this safe.

Check it out for yourself here and you decide if it’s all we say it is.

Toilet Paper

How often do you use the toilet? Probably once per day right? Sometimes more depending on the situation. Why not give the private parts the care they deserve and use toilet-paper that was designed to be good for it? Tested, unbleached, 100% tree-free, made from bamboo and sugar cane.

Hypoallergenic, non-chlorine, BPA-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and non-GMO project verified. This two-ply bathroom tissue is not just soft on the buttocks, but also strong enough to clean all the mess! The product has 12 double rolls with 300 sheets per roll.

Caboo is accredited by the BRC Global Standards, FSC, ISO 14000, and is proudly panda friendly. What’s not to like about this stuff? We agree.


We like to have wipes around just in case an accident happens. Are you the same? Have kids? Wipes! Pets? Wipes! Did you make a mess and need to clean it up? Yup, wipes!

We are not saying you need to use them constantly for every single little thing (although you could if you wanted to right?) but having them available especially when you are on the go is a no brainer. Shoot, stuck a few away in your car just in case.

Get yourself Green Works Compostable Biodegradable Cleaning Wipes. They work, are non-toxic and are biodegradable, You don’t have to spend hours cleaning surfaces endlessly because these will get the job done. Being compostable is a huge bonus especially when we are all trying to make environmentally conscious decisions.

Compost Bins

This one definitely depends on your needs. Yes, they are useful. Yes, you need one. Yes, you are about to get one. But, you need to take a look around and figure out how much food you go through and what size you will need.

Controls odors naturally using a replaceable activated charcoal filter. Extremely easy to clean, open it up, soap, wash, done. Made from stainless steel and made to last a lifetime. 1.3 Gallon size so you can put it anywhere No need for anything else, it works and it may work for you.

This one is a vintage option if you are looking for some style and it comes with 7 charcoal filters so you save money also. It is also 1.3 Gallons so you can move it anywhere.

The title speaks for itself. It really is beautiful. Comes in 17 gallon and 35 gallon sizes with two color options, Black and Hot Pink. Oh, yah! Ladies this is all you! Watch the man come home to this and you let him know you just took composting to the next level baby! Incredible reviews, made in the USA, extremely well built and no assembly required. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.

The #1 purchased composter and for good reason. It does what it says it will do and is built to last. All composters should be built to last but it’s nice to know an item is tried and tested and will do for you what is says it will. It’s why we are recommending it. Add your scraps and leftovers, turn it 5-6 times every 2-3 days and in no time you will be composting. This item is made from BPA free UV inhibited recycled polypropylene which means it will not degrade under sunlight. The steel frame is galvanized and corrosion resistant,

Here is a quick video on the basics of composting.

If you decide on one of the mini options, try out the best Biodegradable compost bags we could find like the Primode 100% Compostable Bags. These will work perfectly for either of the 1.3-gallon options and stood out as being the most reliable out of all the options available.

Herb Saving

Tired of your herbs going bad? Come back from the Farmer’s Market with fresh cilantro, parsley and rosemary and a few days later you haven’t used it and the freshness it once had is now gone. You can always get a cup or far, fill the bottom with water and put a sandwich bag over it to keep it fresh but that isn’t cool. When we saw Herb Savers existed we knew we had to share. It saves you money and reduces waste. Win and win again.

Herb Growing

Not many of us have the space to start our own gardens. As wonderful as that would be, it just isn’t reality. However, that does not mean you cannot grow your own food. Technology has come such a long way and people like us are really interested in making it happen for everyone else. With the AeroGarden Ultra (LED), you can grow your own fruits and vegetables all year round. The best part other than growing your own food? You know exactly what’s in it and to us, that is the most important thing. If you have the counter space, you can even set up 3-4 of these and really put in some work. A small investment for a big return? High-quality organic food is a HUGE return for us.

Want something a little smaller and simpler? Check out the Plant Grow LED Light Kit by Torchstar. Similar to the AeroGarden but at a fraction of the cost. It’s small, can be tucked in a corner and still produce what you need it to. Out of all the mini versions, this one stands out as being the best. Go see for yourself!

Interested in more of Green Energy Approved recommended products? We have a ton of really cool stuff that’s handpicked by us and more importantly environmentally friendly, reusable, sustainable and renewable. Take a look at our official Amazon affiliate store.



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