Clean with peace of mind that you’re doing something great for the environment, and your well being.
Spring is here and so is the time to clean. With the environment in full swing as the daffodils peek forth, you be pining for a sparkling home. You aren’t necessarily seeking out some of the toxins that can come with it, though.
Many common household cleaners contain chemicals that are likely best left in the bottle. The wrong mixture of bleach and other cleaners can produce a strong irritant for you eyes and lungs. Other products contain ingredients that have been linked with memory loss, cancer, reproductive problems and nerve damage.
How can you clean your home and keep your body safe at the same time? There are many non-toxic products out there to assist you. Here are our top 10 best non-toxic cleaning products that get the job done just as well as traditional cleaners:
This may seem as unglamorous as it comes, but if you haven’t tried vinegar and water as a cleaning agent yet, you’d be amazed. This simple, long-used solution can clean your windows (grab some newspaper to go with it), cut down on grease on your countertops and even prevent mold growth.
Pick up a spray bottle at the dollar store, and you’re accomplishing true cleaning on a budget. Add in a few drops of lavender oil for a soothing smell that relaxes while it disinfects.
2) Baking Soda
I’ve used baking soda as a cleaner for years in my home. It will clean your sinks to a shine, deodorize your carpets and even take the tarnish from your silverware when used with tinfoil. Mix it with vinegar to help unclog a drain.
Mrs. Meyer’s makes biodegradable cleaning products that are about 97% naturally derived. From dish soap to multi-surface everyday cleaner, hand soap, detergent, dryer sheets you’re covered.
Worried about your little one and soap? Babyganics ensures bath time is safe with tear-free, non-allergenic soaps that are tested and recommended by both pediatricians and dermatologists, alike.
Made for dishwasher use, this automatic concentrate is said to be much more powerful than competitors like Cascade. No chlorine, fragrances or phosphates. Remove tough stains and food with ease and a worry-free mind.
This company has been in business for 28 years, making powerful plant-based cleaning solutions for your home. From laundry soap to baby wipes, household cleaners, dishwasher detergent, diapers and all-purpose cleaners, the brand is a one-stop shop for your cleaning needs.
Method has a wide variety of stylish cleaning sprays at your disposal. One of my favorites is the daily shower spray. No more scouring: keep it clean all the time.
Use this multi-surface spray on glass, stainless steel and more. Streak free: a perfect way to clean the outside of your fridge.
9) Laundry Ball
Tired of detergent? If you suffer from skin irritations after washing your clothes in traditional laundry detergent or are seeking to cut down on your environmental footprint these balls could be a good change of pace. Reusable and non-toxic, you can wash up to 3 years of laundry with a few balls.
From Germany this green cleaner promises to remove dirt, grime and soap scum for “intense” cleanliness.