Every day we perform chores that impact the environment. From cleaning with chemicals to buying products enrobed in plastic, cleaning needs to become… cleaner. Tru Earth is on a mission to achieve exactly that, with a full array of safe and sustainable options for your home. 

Tru Earth cleaning products for the bathroom, laundry and kitchen are all made without animal products or testing. They are all in condensed form to avoid plastic jugs. This not only means less plastic production and waste, but also less required space for shipping, saving on transport emissions and the associated pollution

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In the case of the multi-purpose cleaner, the condensed products allow you to use regular tap water. For the toilet cleaner and laundry detergent, you simply drop the strip in and let it work. 

The laundry strips are available in several package sizes and scents. A standard 32-count package replaces an equivalent 32-load jug of laundry detergent without any post consumer waste. The strips dissolve in the laundry without additional steps and the sleeve they come in is made from recyclable paper. The same is true for the multi-purpose and toilet bowl cleaners. 

Recently, the company released their newest product: dishwasher tablets. Unlike many wash pods, these tablets do not contain plastic. Packaging is minimalist and recyclable when your tablets are gone. 

“With our newest innovation in the household cleaning products space, Tru Earth is introducing a dishwashing solution that gives families another opportunity to further eliminate plastic containers in their homes without forgoing the effectiveness they expect and deserve from their cleaning products,” said Brad Liski, CEO and cofounder. “Our Tru Earth Dishwasher Detergent Tablets deliver a cleaner way to clean and demonstrate how our collective impact can make true lasting change.”

The company has expanded beyond cleaners, offering sustainable swaps for many single-use items. It offers dryer balls, a laundry basket made from natural materials, cotton swabs, compostable sponges, dishcloths, mesh produce bags, stainless steel straws and reusable grocery bags. It also produces beeswax snack bags and food wraps, a bamboo cutlery set and reusable bamboo makeup remover pads. 

Tru Earth has offices in Canada and the United States. In addition to its dedication to fully biodegradable, natural products that are good for consumers and the planet, Tru Earth donates 32 loads of laundry detergent for each eco-strip subscription. 

The back packaging of a Tru Earth cleaner

Tru Earth product review

The company reached out with an offer for samples. Having used the laundry detergent before, I was happy to see what else they had in the pipeline. When I discovered Tru Earth laundry strips several years ago, it was an innovative idea in the world of washing. Since then, the company has expanded its cleaning product line to include multi-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner and dishwasher detergent. They sent me some of each. 

I haven’t had a chance to try all of the laundry detergent scents, but scent is a personal preference anyway. I’ve relied on the Tru Earth laundry detergent for everyday washing in the past and can happily vouch for its efficiency. The strips dissolve completely, unlike some pods I’ve used. They don’t leave any slimy residue either (another issue I’ve found with some pods). Simply put, they just work like they’re supposed to. 

Plus, the Tru Earth toilet bowl cleaner couldn’t be easier to use. Simply rip off a strip and drop it into your toilet water. Give it a few minutes to dissolve and get to work. Then clean as normal. Again, it’s easy and effective. What more could you ask for?

The multi-purpose cleaner is fun to make. I might be easily entertained, but it’s a bit of magic really. Each strip is mixed with just over a cup of water (250 milliliter). I rolled up the strip and placed it into a recycled squirt bottle. Then I added the warm water and gave it a shake. The strip dissolved quickly and completely. Then I got to cleaning. I wiped down appliances, cabinets, countertops and floors, all with great results. At one point I was making sauce for lasagna and my husband was brewing beer. Between us, we made quite a mess of splattered red sauce and boiled-over wort. The Tru Earth multi-purpose cleaner tackled it all with ease. 

Finally, there is the brand new dishwasher detergent tablets. I was only able to run one load so far, but the tablet performed well. I have an old dishwasher and well water, so achieving cleanliness is expected, but dishes that come out looking shiny are often unachievable. Tru Earth dishwasher tablets have a built-in rinse agent that did a nice job on everything from the stoneware to the glassware. The tablet dissolved completely and didn’t leave any residue in the detergent compartment or on the dishes. 

In conclusion, I encourage you to try Tru Earth for yourself. With the money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose. 

+ Tru Earth

Images via Dawn Hammon 

Editor’s Note: This product review is not sponsored by Tru Earth. All opinions on the products and company are the author’s own.

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