When I’m not poring over the latest cruelty-free beauty products, or trying out a new vegetarian recipe with the husband, I’m a permanent fixture in an 8th grade English classroom. Boy is it a wild ride! We have fun days, crazy days, and we have the occasional quiet day. But what comes with middle schoolers are germs, and my cruelty-free philosophy extends into my classroom. Not a teacher? Not to worry! All of these products can work wonders in your office or home, too. I love the fact that I’m teaching some of my students about safe, sustainable, cruelty-free products. I also love that my room stays clean and safe!
Here are some products you must put on your list!
Really anything by Method Home makes my list, but this all purpose cleaner is my personal favorite.
I love the fresh grapefruit scent and I love how easily is gets through those typical classroom stains of ink, pencil, and gluesticks. This product is 100% cruelty-free and made out of natural ingredients like corn and essential oils.
During flu season, and really from September until at least April, I’m constantly wiping down my student desks and my own desk with this cleaner. A handy side-note? This cleaner also works WONDERS on stoves. :)
If I don’t have time to deep clean, I love using Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Wipes.
I know these are technically “baby” wipes, but I like using these when a student spills something or needs to wipe their hands quickly. It’s better than sending them to the lavatory only to have them miss 10 minutes of instruction.
These wipes are super soft, chemical free and plant-based. To be honest, this whole line has me excited for when there’s a mini-me running around! Nowadays there are so many kind, natural, and EFFECTIVE means of keeping everyone clean and happy!
Though those two brands are my personal favorites, there are some other amazing companies who make great products that are perfect for any classroom (or desk, cubicle, office).
Jot these down!
- Mrs. Meyers - their air fresheners are full of delicious scents and NOT full of chemicals! The room freshener makes my classroom smell great without aggravating children’s allergies.
- Earth Friendly Products - They make a safe, natural, and effective carpet and odor remover. I’ve used this on curtains to freshen up a room and make the fabric look new again!
- Nubian Heritage – Need some moisture with all of that wiping down and hand washing? I keep a tub of this stuff on my desk for myself or the kids. Long live soft hands!
All of these products were purchased by the writer and no compensation was provided for this write-up. All opinions are honest and my own.