I stumbled upon Blueland Cleaning Products (Blueland.com, $39 for Starter Kit) when I was researching eco-friendly alternatives to toxic cleaning products. It seems Blueland burst onto the scene when they appeared on the popular product investor show “Shark Tank” and have been catching momentum ever since.
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.
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 of the tablets are natural or naturally derived, pet-safe, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free. They contain no VOCs, Parabens, Ammonia, Phthalates, or chlorine bleach. They are also Cradle to Cradle Certified™, Leaping Bunny (cruelty free), EPA Safer Choice, USDA BioPreferred. Here is a complete list of ingredients in each of Blueland’s cleaning products
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.
All the reviews I’ve seen say Blueland Products clean well and smell good, and not in an overpowering way. One lady did say the tablets took 40 minutes to dissolve in water, so keep that in mind before you clean.
I was a little weary of their “forever” bottles made of sturdy acrylic. 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 sent them replacements for free. By now, they may have beefed them up a bit to reduce cracking. And it seems their customer service is on point.
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.
About Blueland Hand Soap
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.
Where can you buy Blueland Cleaning Products?
Blueland cleaning products are sold exclusively on their website here or click on any of the links above to take you to their site and product.
Since I’m moving more toward eco-friendly products and trying to get my clients to do the same, I’m anxious to try Blueland. Hopefully it is where the future is headed. For a fully eco-friendly cleaning household, try pairing Blueland with reusable paper towels.
You can read an in depth review of all 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.
About The Cleaning Lady
I’m a professional house cleaner with 20 years of experience cleaning houses under my belt, and I’ve learned alot about cleaning, organizing and how people react to these tasks. I’ve worked with hoarders, people will mental disorders and the young and old. What I’ve learned is everyone has different levels of “clean” and most people hate to clean. I try to give you cleaning and organization tips that are easy to use and don’t take all your time. Click anywhere on this bio to see my full bio.