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By The Cleaning Lady

As a professional house cleaner for 20 years, I have tried hundreds of cleaning products and I’m always eager to try the “next big thing” to make my job easier.  Let’s face it, cleaning sucks, especially cleaning for my train wreck clients.  But as I’ve gotten older and more concerned about my health and the environment, I want easy cleaning that won’t take out my lungs or any baby seals.  That’s why I was super excited to try Blueland Cleaning Products. 

Blueland boasts it is the “Future of Clean.” And rightfully so.  They were one of the first companies to come up with refillable and reusable cleaning bottles. And their products are eco-friendly and zero-waste. 

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What are Blueland Cleaning Products?

Blueland has created sustainable cleaning products that are reusable, eco-friendly and refillable. The idea is to reduce plastic waste while cleaning your house with non-toxic products. There motto is “Save money and space, without the plastic waste.” Co-founder and CEO Sarah Paiji Yoo came up with the concept after becoming a new mom:

“My journey to use less single-use plastic began when I became a new mom. I was horrified to learn that all the plastic I was throwing away was contaminating our water supply and generating hundreds of microplastics in the water and food I was feeding my baby.

I wanted to do my part to help, but it was impossible to find household products like window cleaner, lotion, and toothpaste that didn’t come packaged in plastic. From there, Blueland was born.”

-Sarah Paiji Yoo

For $39 you get the starter kit, The Clean Essentials. It includes 4 Forever bottles, which are sturdy reusable bottles made out of acrylic, 3 dissolvable tablets (multi surface cleaner, glass + mirror cleaner and bathroom cleaner) and 1 foaming hand soap tablet.

Blueland Cleaning Products come in zero waste packaging
Blueland Cleaning Products come in zero waste packaging

Then you fill each bottle with water, drop in the appropriate tablet and let it dissolve, This gives you three, 20 ounce bottles of eco-friendly cleaning solutions and one, 9 ounce soap dispenser.

What are the ingredients in Blueland products?

All the ingredients in Blueland cleaning products are eco-friendly/ They are natural or naturally derived, pet-safe, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free. They contain no VOCs, Parabens, Ammonia, Phthalates, or chlorine bleach so they are safe to use around children, pets and pregnant or nursing mothers (it’s best to speak to your physician if pregnant before using any new cleaning product). They are also Cradle to Cradle Certified™, Leaping Bunny (cruelty free), EPA Safer Choice, USDA BioPreferred. Blueland lists each products ingredients right on their product pages.

How Much Do Blueland Cleaning Products Cost?

You can buy Blueland products as a one-time purchase or subscribe to their service for 10% off reoccurring purchases. Below are some prices for their most popular products (listed prices are for one-time purchases). Click on the highlighted link to be taken to the Blueland product page.

  • The Clean Suite Kit, $83. A starter kit that includes 7 different kinds of cleaner tablets for different areas in your home and 7 reusable bottles. Their biggest kit for the biggest savings.
  • The Clean Essentials Kit, $39. Their best seller, it includes 4 different kinds of cleaner tablets and 4 reusable bottles.
  • The Hand Soap Duo, $30. Another best seller, this includes 2 glass reusable Forever Bottles and 6 plastic-free refill tablets
  • The Dish Duo, $34. This includes a powdered dish soap and shaker as well as 40 dishwasher tablets in a cute steel tin.
  • The Toilet Cleaner Starter Set, $22. Blueland’s toilet cleaner has been flying off the shelves, so get it while you can. This set includes 14 foaming toilet cleaner tablets and 1 Forever Tin to hold them in.
  • Laundry Essentials Kit, $44. Includes 40 laundry tablets and 1 Forever Tin.
  • Refills, varies. Depending on your product and quantity, refills can range anywhere from 20 to 30 cents a refill to $2 for some of the cleaners.
  • Disney Hand Soap Collection, varies. Blueland has teamed up with Disney for a limited time to create hand soaps with some of Disney’s most beloved characters pictured. Teach the kids the magic of clean with Blueland and Disney Limited Edition Hand Soap Kits!

Is Blueland worth the money?

After the initial cost of the starter kit, their Refill Packs are surprisingly inexpensive. At $2 or less a piece, it’s cheaper than most cleaning products you can buy at the grocery store, especially the expensive all-natural ones. And these little tablets reduce packaging, storage space, and your carbon footprint as far as shipping goes.

Do Blueland Cleaning Products Really Work?

So here are some of the products that most impressed me:

The Blueland Multi-Surface Cleaner Review

I decided to put it to the test on the dreaded microwave.  I sprayed the solution and let it sit for a few minutes. PRO TIP: Most cleaners actually have to sit on the surface for several minutes to clean effectively, especially disinfectants like bleach.

It did a great job and I was surprised it cut through the grease so effectively.

dirty microwave before cleaning with blueland multipurpose cleaner
Before, ugh!
clean microwave after cleaning with blueland multipurpose cleaner
After. Yay!

The Blueland Glass and Mirror Cleaner Review

The glass cleaner cut threw my toothpaste-riddled mirror with ease and left no streaks.  PRO TIP: Use a microfiber cloth to clan your mirrors.  This will reduce the lint left by paper towels.

The Blueland Dishwasher Tablet Review

I think I was most impressed with the dishwasher tablets.  I tend to throw the dishes in the dishwasher without rinsing at all.  So I was pretty surprised that they came out so clean and sparkling

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The Blueland Forever Bottles Review

What stuck me first was how pretty the bottles are.  I tend to keep a cleaner on the counter for quick clean-ups and this would be a much more aesthetically pleasing than Mr. Clean’s face guilt-tripping me into cleaning more.  PRO TIP: Keep separate cleaning supplies in the kitchen and bathrooms for quick cleans.

Every cleaning lady knows that sometimes a cleaning solution is only as good as the bottles they come in.  It’s so frustrating when the sprayer on a bottle goes out in the middle of a big job. Or the spray is too weak.  I really like the design of the bottle and spray apparatus on the Forever bottles.  They are comfortable to hold and sturdy.  The sprayer is powerful with a full spray to cover a surface easily.

I was impressed with how pretty and well-crafted the “Forever” bottles were. I tend to keep a bottle of cleaner on the counter for quick clean-ups and these look much better than Mr. Clean staring me in the face over coffee. The spray mechanism seems well built and it produces a strong full spray to cover the surface with minimal effort.

I was initially a little weary of their name, “Forever” bottles. I mean, I don’t consider anything with moving parts “forever” and life happens. I drop my cleaning bottles all the time. Turns out, people were having problems with them cracking or breaking but Blueland has redesigned the bottles with a sturdier material. I reached out to the company to clarify.

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Update on Blueland bottles cracking

I reached out to the company and they have indeed redesigned and formulated their bottles to prevent the cracking problem. Per Blueland:

“We designed this new bottle to be used over and over again. The new bottles are made of Tritan and we chose this material because it’s durable and designed for reuse. It will retain its color and clarity over time. It’s also shatter-resistant, and lightweight compared to glass. It has undergone US FDA testing and has low leachability (per US FDA Regulation 21). It is BPA-free, antimony-free, contains no VOCs or phthalates.”

-The Blueland team

You can read more about their new bottle redesign on their blog.

Blueland Hand Soap Review

For those who are just looking for an eco-friendly and natural hand soap, you can buy just the Blueland Hand Soap Starter Set separately for $16. The reviews for this product are very positive and claims that it won’t dry out your hands like other hand soaps.

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Blueland Toilet Bowl Cleaner Review

I personally love Blueland’s Toilet Bowl Cleaner. I’ve been trying to find an eco-friendly product for easily cleaning my toilet and I believe I have.  It is the first plastic-free foaming Toilet Bowl Cleaner tablets in the U.S! It is 100% bio-based and made without chlorine bleach, hydrochloric acid or cetrimonium chloride (CTAC). It is proven to work on a range of tough toilet stains, including limescale, mineral deposits, hardwater, and rust stains. They even scent it with essential oils. It is a tablet that your drop in the toilet, let fizz, then scrub and flush. Easy and eco-friendly. And it’s super affordable!

Are Blueland Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets safe for septic tanks?

I couldn’t find anything about using Blueland Toilet Bowl Cleaner tablets being safe for a septic tanks so I reached out the the company and this is what they said:

“All septic systems are different, but we don’t use solvents, chlorine bleach, or other harsh chemicals, all of which may cause septic system issues.”

-The Blueland Team

Where can you buy Blueland Cleaning Products?

Blueland cleaning products are sold exclusively on their website. Click the yellow box below to take you to their site and products

Blueland Products certainly get the job done. One note: Blueland products do not disinfect, so if you have a situation in your home where you need a disinfectant, a bleach-based product might be a better choice. But for most of us, eco-friendly cleaners work just fine and it’s worth knowing that you are not inhaling toxic fumes or contributing to the destruction of the environment. Hopefully it is where the future is headed. For a fully eco-friendly cleaning household, try pairing Blueland with reusable paper towels. Also check out my review on new biodegradable trash bags.

You can read an in depth review of Blueland products here.

Also read about Dr. Bronner’s, another favorite eco-friendly cleaning product of mine here.

Disclaimer: This article is based on research and customer reviews.

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2 Comments

  1. Serena Charmian says:

    I am a person who joined your company a couple of years ago. You sent me a new bottles that you replaced because it came apart. Today, my bathroom bottle came apart today (an original one). So I need another bottle. I am good on the “pills” 😉 as I bought extras of all colors.

    I also would like to get another bottle for windows. Tell me what the price is for an extra blue bottle