8 Eco Products That Make Dish Duty Look Dreamy

For most of us, doing the dishes is pretty far down the list of tolerable chores. It’s such a slog — and something you need to keep up with every day, week by week, till the end of time. A good time? I think not.

Lucky for us, there are a lot of brands out there who are working hard creating clever products that make dish duty a lot more fun. Here are some of my favorites!

This Dish Soap

Not all dish soaps are created equal. Lots of them contain numerous chemicals, including foaming agents like sodium laureth sulfate, carcinogenic antibacterial agents and synthetic fragrances. Fortunately, there are a number of delicious, non-toxic variations out there: a favorite is this safe and effective formula by Eco-Me.

This Swedish Dishcloth

You may have seen these cute little dishcloths slowly popping up in boutiques and specialty kitchen stores in recent years. Made from earth-friendly cellulose, cotton fibers and water-based inks, these reusable sponge cloths last about a year and compost at the end of their life. Cool right!? To clean, simply toss in the washing machine or microwave when damp to kill bacteria.

These Bar Mops

These hand towels do what you wish every paper towel could. Made from 100% cotton, these lightweight, absorbent towels are durable and efficient, plus they dry quickly so you won’t have to worry about mildew. Once you’re done with the task at hand, send them to the laundry. The earth will thank you!

These Copper Pot Scrubbers

Who knew a pot scrubber could be so elegant? These scrubbers are made from copper threads, so they’re tough enough to remove even the most stubborn food residue, but gentle enough to keep from scratching your beautiful cookware. And, bonus: they can be recycled at the end of their useful life.

These Dish Towels

Renewable hemp woven in a honeycomb pattern makes this beautiful dish towel both strong and beautiful. Because hemp is especially durable, you can expect these eco-conscious towels to last for years to come.

This Wooden Dish Brush

Bürstenhaus Redecker has been handcrafting brushes in Germany for over 75 years, and their commitment to high quality craftsmanship certainly shows! Use this brush to clean everything from coffee mugs to pots and pans. The hard bristles will hold up to just about anything.

These Vintage Trays

Vintage knick knacks always come in handy. A quick Etsy search of vintage dish trays yields a vast selection of darling secondhand trays eager to prove their worth at your kitchen sink. This one is a personal favorite (it will match your Swedish dishcloths) — this one too!

This Bamboo Drying Rack

Perfect for all those hand wash-only items or kitchens without the luxury of a dishwasher, this bamboo dish rack is an attractive addition to the countertop. This particular one is made from eco-friendly bamboo and has two individual racks for large plates and glassware. Plus, it folds up neatly for easy storage!

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34 comments

Paula A
Paula A2 months ago

tyfs

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Olga Nycz-Shirley
Olga N2 months ago

TY

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Leopold Marek
Leopold Marek2 months ago

Thank you :-)

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Clare O
Clare O2 months ago

just repurpose other items but the main thing is to keep bathroom and kitchen tools separate.

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Clare O
Clare O2 months ago

buy reusable dishcloths? We cut up old t-shirts and other clothes.

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Margie FOURIE
Margie FOURIE2 months ago

Thank you

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David C
David C2 months ago

thanks

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Angela K
Angela K2 months ago

noted

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nahia L
nahia L2 months ago

The bamboo dish rack is really not that great... not only it isn't very stable, water from the dishes makes it moldy and it rots away very quickly..

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Ruth R
Ruth R2 months ago

What makes dish washing dreary is the boredom of seeing the same old crockery day in day out. I'd love to be able to smash the lot and splurge on new stuff. It must be great being in one of those movies where couples have plate-throwing fights!

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