About LeafScore

LeafScore is a website devoted to helping consumers find the best sustainable products. Our unique research process was designed to make it simple for our readers to switch out toxic products for greener alternatives.

Quality follows sustainability

At LeafScore, we believe quality follows sustainability.

Why would anyone care how good a product is if making it harms the planet and the workers that produce it?

The good news is that the best, and longest lasting, products are almost always made with sustainable, natural, non-toxic, and organic ingredients and materials.

When we support companies that support the planet, we “vote with our dollars,” which puts pressure on manufacturers to factor in the environment, and not just their bottom line.

Our research is devoted to finding the very best sustainable brands in every category and product type. We use these products in our everyday lives and offer our readers unique insights based on first-hand experience.

Our story and standards 

The LeafScore site was founded in 2018, originally as a sub-directory on another website called ecoHome. From the time we published our first articles, it quickly became apparent that there is real demand for seriously scrutinized, thoroughly investigated, eco-friendly product recommendations instead of the breezy, green-washed top ten lists that abound elsewhere on the Internet. As the directory and our research grew, a dedicated site called LeafScore was born. 

Leigh Matthews (BA Hons, H.Dip. NT) heads the Leaf Score research team and prides herself on following rigorous journalistic standards and ethics, and maintaining editorial independence – put simply, our recommendations are made without input from the business side of, well, the business.

Research based on first-hand experience

We want to highlight the very best eco-friendly products out there and we want to build and maintain trust with our readers. We’re in this for the long haul, and we hope you are too. That means we often spend dozens, or even hundreds of hours, researching products and industry practices. The work that appears here is based on first-hand experience and personal passion.

The LeafScore rating system 

When researching eco-friendly products in a particular category, we begin by examining scientific literature to see if there are known safety concerns over the composition and function of the products in question.

The research compiled on each product is then used to assign a LeafScore ranging from 1-5 leaves, with products that achieve a 5 leaf rating showing exceptional commitment to the environment.

For a full run down of our process and how it works, we invite you to visit our Methodology page

The wider mission

Hopefully, if you’ve made it this far, you’ll have realized that we genuinely care about the recommendations we make.

And, as much as we are idealists, we are also pragmatic. Even if we might hanker for a zero-waste, minimalist lifestyle, some home products are hard to live without. Thankfully, there are greener alternatives for almost everything we use in our daily lives.

These products can be healthier and safer for your family and those making the goods, as well as for the wider environment.

How LeafScore makes money

If readers choose to buy a product through links on the Leaf Score site, this may support our work through an affiliate commission. However, we will report on the best climate-friendly products regardless of whether an affiliate program is available.

Should the reader be dissatisfied and return the product, any commission is cancelled. This means there is no incentive for us to pad product recommendations, pick lesser quality goods with higher commissions, or cave to pressure from companies and manufacturers.

LeafScore Essentials

After years of researching the best sustainable products, we launched an online store called LeafScore Essentials.

When our team feels we can add a high-quality product to the market at a good price for our readers, we sell it in our marketplace.

Contact us

To get in touch with our leadership team drop us a line at john [at] leafscore.com.

For more general inquiries info [at] leafscore.com.

Note: we do not accept sponsored posts or guest blogs. If you have an eco-friendly brand that should be on LeafScore, product samples can be sent to:

LeafScore, Inc.
970 W. Broadway, Ste E., #422
Jackson, WY, 83001

Our Team

Leigh Matthews

Leigh Matthews, BA Hons, H.Dip. NT, is a science writer specializing in health and the environment. She is a zero-waste, self-sufficiency advocate, long-time vegan, and environmentalist. Leigh studied at the University of York, UK, and obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy & English, followed by study at the University of West London for a Higher Diploma in Nutritional Therapy. Leigh’s work on solar policy has been published in Canada’s National Observer.

Lydia Noyes

Lydia Noyes is a health, wellness, and lifestyle writer who specializes in topics related to general health, nutrition, fitness, farming, and environmental sustainability. She has worked as a health journalist for HighYa LLC and has freelanced for Mother Earth News, Rural Sprout, and dozens of other brands and publications within the health and wellness industry.

Adia Carter

Adia Carter is a pop culture and beauty fanatic with a passion for natural hair products, women-led companies, and clean living. Now six years into her natural hair journey, she’s picked up tips for recognizing power ingredients and hair regimens that promote healthy hair.

Final thoughts from the Leaf Score team

We’re here to expose the problems with conventional manufacturing and highlight truly eco-friendly goods. We want to make it simple for you to switch out toxic products for greener alternatives. This is all part of our team effort at Leaf Score to help make meaningful changes that support a happier, healthier environment for all of us.

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