While finding green products has become a little easier in the past few years, finding eco-friendly products at a discount is challenging.
And when you need a last minute cleaning product, the grocery store is not your friend. Unless you get lucky and you have a coupon and the product is on sale, chances are that you’re going to pay more than necessary if you buy your cleaning products at the grocery store.
So, how can you save money on cleaning products? And where can you find green products at a discount?
How to Save Money on Green Cleaning Products
These are some of my favorite places to find eco-friendly products. Sometimes, you might even find them cheaper than their less-green counterparts!
The best part? These retailers are all online, so you’ll save a trip to the store!
Grove Collaborative (formerly E-Pantry) is my favorite place to find eco-friendly cleaning and household products. Their customer service is amazing and they offer a large selection of products.
Grove Pantry also frequently runs promotions. The best part? If you’re a VIP member, you’ll get free shipping and free bonus products.
Amazon offers so many products to simplify your cleaning, both eco-friendly and traditional. Many products, like Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products, are available as part of the Subscribe & Save program.
Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t carry all the scents and prices often fluctuate. I tend to use Amazon to compare prices when I’m shopping for eco-friendly products.
For example, I love Mrs. Meyers Honeysuckle Multi-Surface spray, which is available through Grove Collaborative. However, Amazon often sells the Lavender Multi-Surface spray for a better price.
If you’re not particular on scents or brands, you may find a better deal on Amazon.
Thrive Market is fairly new to me, but it has a vast selection of green products at wholesale prices. It also has a great selection of organic food, perfect for my food allergy family.
Thrive Market has cheaper shipping rates than Grove Collaborative or Amazon (unless you’re a Grove VIP or Amazon Prime member). However, when you place your first order, you’ll get a 30-day trial membership (I’m still using the trial membership), but you’ll have to pay an annual fee after your trial ends.
Thrive Market donates memberships and products to families in need, but the price of a membership can be costly (almost $60). That said, a membership might be something to consider if you regularly buy eco-friendly products at full price.
Ok, so “homemade” isn’t a store, but when you’re in a pinch or if you want a cheaper alternative to some of the products available in stores, try making your own. I’ve had amazing success with making my own shower cleaner, and I’ve started making other cleaners as well, like my own Lysol wipes.
If you’re looking for a safe alternative to some of your favorite cleaning products, read The Best Homemade Cleaners: Recipes To Make Your Own Cleaning Products And Save.
I’ve been having so much fun concocting new “recipes,” like my DIY makeup remover facial wipes and my DIY bug spray.
If you don’t like the way your homemade cleaning products smell (my kitchen smells like a salad after I scrub the floor with vinegar), you can add a couple drops of essential oils. I’ve also heard of adding laundry detergent to give your homemade cleaners a better scent, but I’ve never tried that.
If you’re trying to avoid the stores, I love using these online retailers to buy eco-friendly products.
In addition to making your own cleaning products, there are so many great options for eco-friendly products available. Best of all, Grove Collaborative, Amazon, and Thrive Market will help you spend less while saving the environment!