Eco-Friendly Floor Cleaner: Best UK Brands For A Sustainable Sweep

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Looking to spruce up your home the environmentally-friendly way? Here are the best eco-friendly floor cleaner brands for that sustainable sparkle and shine.

Conventional floor cleaning products might leave your floors looking shiny. Yet behind that shine lies a plethora of toxic chemicals that are bad for your health, and the health of the planet.

A better choice is to make your own natural cleaning products or to use eco-friendly cleaning products.

If you don’t want to make your own cleaning products, then thankfully it’s not difficult to make the switch to more eco-friendly floor cleaner products. Once a niche product, these types of cleaners have become more and more accessible, as awareness of the impacts of conventional cleaning products grows.

So if you are looking to get your floors spick-and-span without harming the environment, then join me as I share the best eco-friendly floor cleaners. From vegan and palm oil-free brands to plastic-free brands, there’s something for every preference.

The Best Eco-Friendly Floor Cleaner Brands To Try

Metal mop bucket on floor next to eco cleaning products, with a blue text box that reads the best eco-friendly floor cleaners for a sustainable sparkle.

Use these quick links to jump to information about each eco-friendly floor cleaner brand, or keep scrolling for the full post:


✅ Best for budget-friendly eco-friendly floor cleaner in plastic-free packaging.

Glass bottle of Miniml eco-friendly floor cleaner
Palm oil-free(uses sustainably sourced palm oil)
Made inThe UK
Price£3.95 for 500 ml
Price per ml8p
Available fromMiniml

Miniml’s concentrated Nutty Almond Floor Cleaner is naturally caring and protective for all hard floor surfaces. It cleans your floors quickly and effectively, leaving nothing but a natural and subtle almond fragrance behind.

There’s no toxic chemical footprint here either. This eco-friendly floor cleaner is free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorine bleaches, solvents, lanoline, sulphates, chlorine bleaches, mineral oils, triclosan, synthetic fragrances, parabens and phosphates. This makes this floor cleaner non-toxic and readily biodegradable. Plus it’s safe for septic tanks.

Don’t want a plethora of bottles clogging up the cupboard under your kitchen sink? As well as hard floors, this floor cleaner is also safe to use on a variety of surfaces. This includes paintwork, tiles, painted wood, metal surfaces, glass, rubber, kitchen appliances, work surfaces and manufacturing areas. And it’s safe to run through pressure and power washers too.

You can buy a 20-wash glass bottle for a plastic-free shine. And when you are running out, you can then buy a 750 ml plastic refill bottle, or a 5-litre refill depending on what storage space you have available.

When you’ve refilled, you can then return the empty packaging to Miniml for free. These empties are then washed and used again, for a truly closed-loop approach to cleaning.

As an Ethical Consumer best buy and certified by both the Vegan Society and Cruelty-Free International, you can be sure you are in safe hands.

💷Get 10% off all Miniml cleaning products by using the code CLEAN10 at the checkout.

Bower Collective

✅ Best value eco-friendly floor cleaner

Bower Collective recyclable pouch of cleaning concentrate.
Palm oil-free
Made inThe UK
Price£5.69 for 1 litre
Price per ml6p
Available fromBower Collective

Bower Collective’s Floor Cleaner with linseed soap is made in the UK using 100% naturally derived and ethically sourced ingredients.

This B Corp’s vegan-friendly and cruelty-free floor cleaner is free from harsh chemicals, including petrochemicals, phosphates, preservatives, and enzymes. This makes it readily biodegradable, as well as suitable for use in septic tanks and around pets.

Perfect for cleaning wooden floors, ceramic tiles, vinyl and laminate flooring, it’s sure to add a sustainable sparkle to your home.

To use, add 50ml – 100ml of floor cleaner to 5 L of lukewarm water. Then apply it to your floor with a mop or cloth, before leaving it to dry.

Coming in 1-litre refill pouches, you simply decant the product into a bottle and then return the pouch to Bower in the free pre-paid envelope provided. You don’t even need to wash the pouch out. Simply pop it in your nearest post box as is.

Bower will then refill it with the same product at its refill centre, ready to go again! Each pouch can be reused over and over again. And at the end of its life, Bower ensures that the pouch is responsibly recycled with its specialist recycling partner.

Want to give back? 5p from your first order will also go towards the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Save Our Seagrass’ appeal, which aims to protect endangered seagrass meadows in the UK.

💷Get 20% off full-priced items at Bower Collective by using the code MF20 at the checkout.


✅ Best for eco-friendly floor cleaner in home compostable packaging

Homethings floorthings recyclable pouch on a pink background
Palm oil-free💚
Made inThe UK
Price£8 for 20 pods
Price per mln/a
Available fromHomethings

Homethings mission is simple. This certified B Corp wants to make powerful, planet-positive products that make sense, keeping your home (and the planet) clean. Certified by both Cruelty-Free International and The Vegan Society, it’s a brand that does good and its products leave your home looking (and smelling) good.

Floorthings is an eco-friendly floor cleaner with a twist. Instead of a liquid, you get 20 ‘drop and mop’ floor cleaning pods in a home compostable pouch.

To use, simply drop a pod into a bucket of water, let it dissolve, and mop. When you’re done, pop the pouch in your compost bin.

The lavender-scented pods clean your floors without any harsh chemicals, palm oil, or plastic waste. In Homethings words “just clean floors without the hassle”.

💷Get 10% off when you sign up for the Homethings mailing list.


✅ Best for palm oil-free floor cleaner

Bottle of Bio-D floor cleaner
Palm oil-free💚
Made inThe UK
Price£4.40 for 750 ml
Price per ml6p
Available fromEthical Superstore

Bio-D has been on the eco-friendly cleaning scene since 1989. And as you would expect from one of the trailblazers of the eco-cleaning world, this certified B-Corp is endorsed by Cruelty-Free International, The Vegan Society, and Allergy UK.

Ethical Consumer has also awarded Bio D its “Best Buy” status. This is a label that is only awarded to brands whose environmental and ethical records warrant it.

When you look at Bio-D’s credentials, you can see why this brand is so highly regarded. For starters, Bio-D makes all of its products in the UK, for a smaller carbon footprint. Plus Bio D has complete traceability on all the ingredients it uses. This means it can ensure each and every raw material used is ethically and sustainably sourced.

When it comes to its floor cleaner with linseed oil, this cleans vinyl, laminate and ceramic tiles with ease – all without the use of toxic chemicals. The linseed oil soap has conditioning properties that also make it perfectly suited to cleaning wood flooring.

To use, simply add 1-2 capfuls of floor cleaner to 5 litres of lukewarm water. Apply it to your floor with a mop or cloth, and then leave it to dry.

You can buy this floor cleaner in 750 ml bottles, as well as 5-litre and 20-litre refill containers. Do bear in mind though that whilst Bio-D does offer a closed-loop recycling system for its 20-litre refill containers, there is no takeback scheme for its 5-litre refill containers yet. Instead, these are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled in your home recycling.


✅ Best for unscented eco-friendly floor cleaner

Fill refill sustainable floor cleaner bottle
Palm oil-free
Made inThe UK
Price£6.60 for 550 ml
Price per ml13 p
Available fromVeo

Fill make refillable eco-friendly cleaning and household products, that are free from harsh chemicals, and which help you to reduce plastic waste.

This BCorp’s team of chemists combine their expertise to create non-toxic cleaning products. Using biodegradable, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free ingredients, Fill’s products perform without compromise.

Its funky glass bottles are designed to be filled and refilled time and again. Whether that’s at home using one of its bulk cartons, or at your local Fill refill point. Or, of course, you can skip the branded glass bottle and use your own bottle – it’s your call.

Whatever option you choose, you can refill Fill’s concentrated floor cleaner with a choice of an unscented version or a bergamot-scented version. Whatever scent you choose, each formulation is tough on your dirty floors, yet kind to the environment.

To use simply dilute with warm water in a 1:10 ratio for heavy-duty cleaning or in a 1:100 ratio for mopping or light general cleaning. Once diluted, apply it with a mop or cloth, and then leave it to dry.

Here’s to sustainably clean floors! As always, as I come across any more brands I rate, I’ll be sure to update this post.

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