18 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products From iHerb

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If you’re interested in eco-friendly swaps for your kitchen, this post is going to be SUPER helpful for you. I recently got a bunch of eco-friendly kitchen tools & products from iHerb.com and I’m including my favorites here (pictures + review + which styles were my favorites).

I’ve been on a mission to eliminate plastic in my kitchen for several years now (we don’t use ziplock bags anymore, we only use glass containers for leftovers, and we haven’t purchased the plastic cling stuff in years). 

If you’re currently on your own journey to live greener, you know once you start down the rabbit hole, it just keeps going and going (and going). 

best eco-friendly kitchen products

I’ve partnered with iHerb to test out some of their eco-friendly kitchen products and share my thoughts with you. And while this post is sponsored by iHerb, all opinions are 100% my own. I would never recommend something I didn’t 100% believe in. You’ll see pros AND cons in this post, folks.

As I was browsing through the iHerb website, I was blown away by their selection. There were SO many options for eco-friendly kitchen items. I seriously had to limit myself when looking through all the choices. I wanted to try them ALL. I mean, iHerb has over 30,000 natural products on their site. That’s a lot of choices. 

In this post you’ll find eco-friendly options for sandwich & snack bags, produce bags, dishwasher detergent, dish soap, and so much more. So you can wave goodbye to your plastic containers and ziplock bags once and for all.

Food Storage Bags

When you decide to stop buying Ziplock bags, you’ll start wondering…where do I put my sandwich? And how doI bring snacks for my kids with me in the car? What about freezer meals? What should I do about those? Well I tried a bunch of different shapes and styles from iHerb and am here to share what I learned.

Stasher Stand Up Bag

Okay, this silicone stand up bag was super intriguing to me when I first saw it on the website. If you’ve ever tried to pour something into a plastic bag (or silicone bag) and had it flop over with a mess on the counter, you know how valuable a bag that stands on its own is. And that’s exactly what this is.

Stasher stand up bag in package (from iHerb)
Stasher stand up bag (side view)

  • Pros: It stands up on its own, it’s 100% silicone (and can be heated safely). The zipper/closure mechanism is also 100% silicone, which means it’s SUPER sturdy. 
  • Cons: The sturdiness of the zipper that I mentioned as a pro means my kids have a hard time getting into these bags. I guess that’s a good thing if you’ve got your chocolate stashed inside 🙂
  • Best Kitchen Uses: Snacks on the go, soups for lunch, you could even use these bags to organize your cupboards (anybody else have a ton of little spice packets from all sorts of places? This bag would be PERFECT for that).

Stasher Snack & Sandwich Bags 

Overall, I’m just so impressed with these Stasher reusable silicone storage bags. I’ve used some non-plastic eco-friendly bags before, but they came with a warning of “do not put hot things inside” (which probably means they weren’t actually 100% silicone). These Stasher bags do NOT say that, and in fact they say you can heat them, cook in them, freeze them, etc. 

They seem so versatile and I can’t wait to use them more. I’ll definitely be ordering more of these in the future. I ordered the sandwich bag size (with the oranges inside) and the small snack size (with the trail mix).

Stasher snack & sandwich bags with trail mix & oranges inside
Stasher snack & sandwich bags
  • Pros: These come in several sizes. I ordered the sandwich size and the snack size. I love both of them so much! The zipper is super sturdy and I feel so confident knowing my food is being stored in a 100% silicone bag.
  • Cons: Like I mentioned above, the zipper is really sturdy, so if you’re thinking young kids can get in and out of these, they’ll likely need some help until their fingers get used to it.
  • Best Uses: Snacks, on-the-go lunches, they could even work outside the kitchen for travel, or your purse organization.

Ecobags cotton bread bag

This cotton bread bag is made with 100% organic cotton and can be used as a gift bag to give a loaf of homemade bread (instead of plastic), or as a storage bag for your bread. 

If you’re worried about your bread drying out inside a cotton bag, you could wrap the bread in parchment paper and then put it in the bag. I haven’t tried storing bread in it yet, but according to reviews on the website, there are mixed reviews. Some say it is a great storage bag, and haven’t experienced any drying out. Others say their bread got dried out. My guess is it depends on what kind of bread it is (store bought vs homemade, and how much moisture is already in the bread).

cotton bread bag
  • Pros: It looks great. I love that it’s 100% organic cotton. 
  • Cons: I haven’t tried it with bread yet, but I imagine the bread might get too much air (and therefore get too crispy) unless it’s in a separate bag inside. 
  • Best Uses: Use as a bread storage bag, or even as a gift bag to store a loaf of homemade bread. Who doesn’t love getting homemade bread?

Produce Bags

I don’t know about you, but when I get home from the grocery store and realize how much plastic I brought home with me, I’m pretty surprised. I’ve used these produce bags at the grocery store (instead of the plastic ones they have there) and I’ve gotten SO many questions and compliments from others who wish they had similar ones. 

iHerb has several brands of produce bags. I tried a bunch of them. Just for you, my friend.


The Peakfresh produce bags are reusable produce storage bags that are designed to keep your produce fresher for longer. You could take these to the store with you (stash a few in your purse), use them to gather your produce items (lettuce, herbs, other veggies & fruits) then bring them home and use them in your fridge (or the counter).

Peakfresh bags
Peakfresh bag with paper bag & mushrooms inside
  • Pros: Keeps your produce fresher longer. I’m trying mushrooms first, as they seem to always go bad on me. The box says to store the mushrooms in a paper bag, then in the Peakfresh bag. So that’s what I’m doing.
  • Cons: I can’t figure out what these are made of. I don’t think they’re plastic, but it’s unclear on the box so I just am not sure.
  • Best Uses: Transfer produce to them when you get home OR take them with you to the store and eliminate one step in the process.

Ecobags (medium, full size)

I ordered two sizes of these Ecobags (the medium, and the full size). They’re made of 100% cotton, so you can feel good about reducing your plastic consumption without really noticing at all. I love this material and how easy they are to just keep in my purse to have on hand in the grocery store.

Ecobags medium & full size bags
  • Pros: Love the feel, and that they’re cotton and not made of plastic.
  • Cons: Haven’t found any yet!
  • Best Uses: I love using them at the store in place of the plastic bags provided in the produce section.

Produce & bulk bags

I really like these produce & bulk bags. I love the design on the outside, and that three different sizes come in a package. I can use the small one for a smaller bunch of herbs, the medium one for avocados, or apples and the bigger one for sweet potatoes or onions. 

These bags also have their weight printed on them so you can avoid paying extra for using them. Just tell the cashier how much each bag weighs so they can adjust the price accordingly. 

Eco bags produce & bulk bags in package
Eco bags produce & bulk bags
  • Pros: I love the design of these and the drawstring design. Three sizes come in each package, and the weight is printed clearly on each bag. 
  • Cons: Haven’t found any yet!
  • Best Uses: Use for bulk foods or produce items instead of the plastic bags the grocery store offers.

Cleaning Cloths & Dish Cloths

Have you made the transition away from paper towels yet? We haven’t bought paper towels in a few years, and at first, it’s definitely a transition. But when you have cleaning cloths, and super absorbent dish cloths, it makes the transition so much easier. I’m a sucker for things you can re-use, so I was super excited to see these on the website.

Full Circle Cleaning Cloths

These cleaning cloths are labeled as being extra absorbing. They definitely are! I was amazed when I ran them under water and went to ring it out. There were only a few drops that squeezed out! I’ll definitely be using these in our kitchen.

Extra absorbent cleaning cloths
  • Pros: SO absorbent!  
  • Cons: They’re white (or off-white), so they won’t look clean for long…not in my house anyway 🙂
  • Best Uses: I think you could use these anywhere that needs cleaning (or dusting).

Full Circle Dish cloths

These dish cloths are super colorful (which I love) and work really well, too. The colorful threading gives a little extra texture so you can get anything that’s stuck on your dishes or counter off without as much effort.

Dish cloths from iHerb - out of package
  • Pros: I love the colors, and the threading gives some awesome texture for cleaning!
  • Cons: None found yet!
  • Best Uses: Wiping down counters, tables, cleaning dishes

Picnic Gear & Utensils

When it’s summer time and all you want to do is have some family and friends over for a BBQ, or take your kids on a family picnic, why not bring eco-friendly picnic gear along with you? It’s a choice everyone can feel good about (and others likely won’t even know the difference).

Compostable Straws

I’m sure you’ve heard how bad plastic straws are for the environment and the ocean. If you haven’t, do a quick google search. I was really excited to see these compostable straws in the iHerb catalog. 

Compostable straws
Compostable straws
  • Pros: They’re compostable, bendable, and reusable.
  • Cons: The box says you need to compost them in a commercial composting facility. In some areas, this may be hard to find.
  • Best Uses: To entertain your children (my kids love straws), or easily drink your beverage of choice.

Compostable Cutlery

This box of compostable cutlery comes with 150 compostable forks, spoons, and knives. Buy a box and use it all summer at your picnics & BBQs. Your guests will never know the difference!

Compostable cutlery
  • Pros: They’re compostable and work great.
  • Cons: The box says you need to compost them in a commercial composting facility. In some areas, this may be hard to find.
  • Best Uses: Picnics, BBQs, etc.

Compostable Plates

The big problem with most 100% paper plates is that they don’t usually handle juicy things very well. So you end up with a flimsy, soaked plate that was SUPPOSED to be holding your food steady so you could eat it. That’s why you’ll see so many plastic disposable plates in the “paper plate” aisle. 

With these compostable plates you won’t need to use plastic at all. These 10” plates are super sturdy, and 100% compostable. 

Compostable plates
  • Pros: They’re compostable and a great size for a dinner plate (10”), very sturdy.
  • Cons: The box says you need to compost them in a commercial composting facility. In some areas, this may be hard to find.
  • Best Uses: Picnics, BBQs, etc.

Kitchen Smells GONE!

Ever had a stinky smell in your fridge? Or maybe your stinky kitchen is caused by the food scrap bin under the sink? The bad air sponge was created JUST for those smells. So that your kitchen doesn’t HAVE to smell bad…ever! 

We have a compost bin outside so we save our food scraps to contribute to it and help the garden. Our compost container works pretty well, but when we open the lid sometimes I get a whiff of something unpleasant. So I put our bad air sponge next to the food scrap bin under the sink and since doing that I haven’t gotten any bad scents from under the sink. YES!

Bad air sponge
Bad air sponge
  • Pros: Soaks up smells without harsh chemicals near your food.
  • Cons: Takes up space in your fridge (or wherever you decide to use it) that may be valuable real-estate.
  • Best Uses: Stick it in the fridge, under the sink by your food scraps bin, or anywhere else in your kitchen that tends to get stinky.

Cleaning Supplies

We live out in the country and have a septic tank, so we have to be a bit more careful with what we’re putting down our drains. But even if you live in the city, it’s great to pay attention to what kind of chemicals you’re washing down the sink. 

Here are the cleaning supplies I tried from iHerb (as well as pros, cons & best uses).

Mild by nature (dishwasher detergent)

We’ve been using these dishwasher pods ever since we got them and can’t tell a difference from our less-than-eco-friendly store bought alternative. Big win!

Mild By Nature Dishwasher pods at iHerb
  • Pros: No phosphates, dyes, dissolve well, refreshing scent.
  • Cons: They have a strong lemon scent. If you don’t like that smell, it might not be for you. I think it’s refreshing though!
  • Best Uses: In your dishwasher 🙂

Mrs. Meyers

We’ve used Mrs. Meyers dish soap before, so finding it on the iHerb website was like seeing a friendly face in a crowd of strangers. There are so many different scents to try, the hardest part is picking one!

Mrs Meyers dish soap from iHerb
  • Pros: Biodegradable, works well on grease, cleans dishes well.
  • Cons: Some scents aren’t my favorite (personal preference).
  • Best Uses: To clean your dishes in the sink.

Madre labs

The Madre Labs dish soap was really intriguing when I saw it on the iHerb website. Basically it’s the concentrated form of dish soap so you can use whatever container you have on hand (like an old plastic dish soap container). 

It’s cruelty-free, eco-friendly, dye-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and septic safe. Here’s how it works: pour a pouch into the bottle of your choice and add 12 fluid ounces of water. Shake gently and use! It’s also unscented. You could probably add some essential oils to it if you wanted a scent, but I don’t mind the unscented.

This box has 6 pouches, which essentially saves six plastic bottles from going to the landfill. Oh, and also…they have this style of concentrated laundry detergent and hand soap as well (I’ll definitely be trying those soon). 

Madre Labs concentrated dish soap from iHerb
  • Pros: Saves plastic bottles from going to the landfill by re-using old bottles or using a glass pump bottle. The soap works great, too! 
  • Cons: None found yet!
  • Best Uses: Dish soap (not as a dishwasher detergent).

Better Life

This dish soap works great! We love the lemon mint smell and it’s been cleaning our dishes nicely (even the greasy ones).

Better Life dish soap from iHerb
  • Pros: We like the lemon mint scent, gets grease off dishes well!
  • Cons: none found yet!
  • Best Uses: Washing dishes, pots & pans.

Walnut sponge

I’ve been using this walnut sponge ever since I got it and am loving how it’s holding up and its scrubbing abilities. Big pro is that it’s made from walnuts! 

Walnut sponge from iHerb
  • Pros: made from walnuts, holds up well
  • Cons: none found yet
  • Best Uses: Scrubbing dishes, counters, other kitchen items

Sprouting jar ½ gallon

When I ordered this jar, I kind of just thought it was a glass jar to store stuff in. But I was SO wrong (and I’m glad I was). This jar is a sprouting jar. Which means you can make your own bean sprouts, broccoli sprouts, or other sprouts that you would typically buy at the store in a plastic container. 

sprouting jar from iHerb
  • Pros: Made of glass, has air holes at the top for air flow during the sprouting process
  • Cons: None found yet
  • Best Uses: Sprouting beans, grains, etc.

Overview of iHerb

If you’re looking to rid your kitchen of plastic, harsh chemicals, and other wasteful non-green items, check out iHerb’s huge selection of eco-friendly kitchen products. 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or just need a little help with something, their customer service team works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (in 10 different languages). Talk about service!

Also, a few quick facts that might answer some questions you have:

  • iHerb orders are shipped from climate-controlled distribution centers to ensure the quality of their products.
  • They ship to over 180 countries (WOW!)

I was seriously blown away by their massive selection and top notch customer service, and HIGHLY recommend you pick a few items to try today.

Shipping was super fast, and anything fragile was wrapped carefully to protect it in transit. Plus…NO styrofoam. Woop woop!

iHerb discount

If you’re sitting there like…”okay, okay. I get it. iHerb has a HUGE selection of eco-friendly kitchen items. How do I get the best deal possible?” 

Well, friend. I’m glad you asked. Because if you use this link (or any of the links in this post), you’ll automatically get 5% off your entire order (no minimum purchase required). 

Comment below and let me know which one you’ll be trying first!

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