The best part about getting your Blueland cleaning starter kit in the mail is that every single piece of their packaging is 100% recyclable. That includes everything from the wrapping on the cleaning tablets to the actual shipping materials.
In fact, the Blueland cleaning tablet wrappers are actually compostable and biodegradable. Such a win!
I also loved the aesthetic of the Blueland packaging. Super clean and simple.
They also included some inspirational messages on the inside, reminding you that you’re making a difference.
Blueland Cleaning Unboxing
Unboxing the Blueland cleaning products was simple.
Inside the starter kit pack was one of each of their forever bottles, one cleaning tablet for each product, and also a short getting started booklet.
(1) Foaming Hand Soap Forever Bottle + Cleaning Tablet
I love the simplicity of the packaging and the design.
Each bottle is clear with a slight color at the bottom (except for the foaming hand soap which is just clear). Each cleaning tablet is marked with the corresponding color to the matching forever bottle.
I think this was a really smart but simple design choice. For people who love to clean and stay organized, it makes it incredibly simple to never really mix your Blueland products up.
They even went as far to put the matching color (either blue, pink, or yellow) on the back of the spray nozzle. If you were removing and filling multiple products at once, you would never mix them up.
It’s a small detail. But, a good one.
The instruction packet is short, but sweet.
There really aren’t too many instructions to include. The process is very simple. The booklet lays out three steps which basically tell you to fill the bottles with warm water to the appropriate line, and drop the tablets in!
At first glance for the unboxing, I think they did a spectacular job with the whole package.
But, it’s not all about just the looks. We care about how these non toxic cleaning products perform too!
Blueland Cleaning Products
Blueland Forever Bottles
There has been a lot of commentary on why Blueland didn’t use glass bottles for all of their products.
The three larger cleaning forever bottles (glass + mirror, multi-surface, and bathroom) are all made of shatterproof acrylic, not glass.
I believe the acrylic came about after customer feedback during the design process that glass could shatter and break more easily.
The acrylic forever bottle is specifically designed for reuse. It will not leach over time, is 100% BPA free and certified Cradle to Cradle Platinum. The Cradle to Cradle certification is globally recognized measure for safer more sustainable products that are good for people, and the planet. Platinum is the highest level rank possible.
The glass foaming hand soap bottle is also Cradle to Cradle Platinum certified.
The acrylic bottles was one thing I felt skeptical when first making my Blueland purchase.
But, I have to admit, they feel really nice.
The forever bottles have a heaviness that makes you feel good. Like you know you bought a quality product. But not like you’re going to hurt your arm carrying them around.
Blueland Forever Bottle Nozzles
The nozzles also feel really high quality.
I did experience a little leaky drip with two of my bottles when I first set them up, but when I slightly adjusted the nozzle it stopped. I haven’t had an issue since.
As I mentioned earlier, I really like that the nozzles are color coordinated with the bottle.
The nozzles also have an On/Off options when you turn them.
Blueland Cleaning Tablets
The Blueland cleaning tablets are just large enough to fit perfect in the top of your forever bottle. With two of them I had to apply a TINY bit of pressure to push them in.
They are pretty lightweight and look kind of like a large chewable candy or vitamin. Please, don’t eat them though.
One thing to note that’s really great about these tablets is the impact you’re making on your waste output.
If you were ordering single-use plastic bottles each time you purchased a new cleaning product you would be putting way more plastic out into the world, but also more shipping waste.
While the Blueland package is slightly heavier when you get your starter pack, the refill packages are SUPER small and light. That means it takes shipping pollution hitting the world on behalf of your products.
Blueland Cleaning Product Scents
I found all of the Blueland scents to be quite nice.
I’m not a person who likes an overpowering scent. I easily get headaches. But these, didn’t bother me one bit.
The glass + mirror cleaner is actually completely unscented, which didn’t bother me either.
I found the bathroom cleaning to have a slight mint clean scent, the multi-surface cleaner to have a little bit of a lemon scent, and the foaming handsoap to have some fruity + floral vibes.
For now, there is only one scent available for each product. If you don’t like it, you’re out of luck.
I do think it would be nice if they offered additional hand soap scents down the line.
I know a lot of us get sick of one scent and like to switch things up. Especially surrounding certain seasonalities.
But for now, it’s not a deal breaker for me.
Blueland Cleaning Fizzing Process
The Blueland cleaning tablet fizzing process is as easy as it sounds.
You fill up the forever bottles with warm water to the designated line, and drop your tablets in.
The fizzing starts immediately. I would say it took my bottles about 10 minutes to fizz completely.
I did notice some sediment at the bottom of my bottles even after they were done. I was slightly concerned about the quality after seeing this. Then, I happened to notice a note on the instruction booklet that said having some sediment at the bottom was totally normal and would not change the effectiveness of your solution at all.
No shaking necessary!
Once they are done fizzing, the products are immediately ready to use.
Blueland Cleaning Review
I immediately tested out each of my products (which you can see in the video above).
I found each product to be totally functional.
The hand soap container gave a nice amount with the pump, and the bottles gave a good spray as well.
I tested the multi-surface cleaner on my kitchen counter and it left a nice clean scent with no weird residues or streaks. The glass + mirror cleaner worked wonders on my bathroom mirror. And the bathroom cleaner was able to quickly remove a stain that was developing around the drain of my sink.
For now, I’ll call that a win!
I do plan on checking back in with another video once I’ve been using the products for a few weeks.
I was so pleased that I already went ahead and ordered another starter kit (I like to keep a set upstairs), and also additional hand soaps for all of the bathrooms in our house.
I guess when I go all in, I go all in!
Blueland Cleaning Products Pricing
You guys, maybe the best news yet is the pricing. Blueland cleaning products are SO cheap!
If you go the extra mile to buy toxin free natural cleaning supplies you know they can be slightly more than the big box brand crap. (Even so I think they’re pretty reasonable).
BUT, Blueland refills are only $2. Yes, TWO DOLLARS.
After you buy the starter kit (which is only $38 for FOUR forever bottles and tablets) you’ll only be paying $2 for each new cleaning product refill.
I think that’s pretty darn amazing.
Have you tried Blueland cleaning supplies? What did you think?
I love that Blueland is tackling both the aspect of toxin free, and totally eco friendly.