Adapted from Spafinder
Natural. Organic. Clean. Green. Eco-friendly. It’s hard to keep up with the buzzwords, especially when it comes to home cleaning products. If you want to live in a non-toxic environment, knowing the difference between cleaning products that are truly better for the environment and those that greenwash is essential. We’re here to help you sort through the mystique and start living a cleaner, greener life with these natural cleaning products.
DIY Recipes for Non-Toxic Natural Cleaning Products
This article from our friends at Spafinder has tried and true recipes for cleaning the kitchen, bath, living room and more. You probably have many of the basics in your cupboard but who knew vodka is an excellent addition to DIY room sprays?!
- Baking Soda – cuts through grease, cleans and disinfects
- Distilled White Vinegar – grease-buster, floor cleaner and window sparkler
- Lemon Juice – we love the fresh scent or lemons – also removes mold and grease
- Essential Oils – adds natural scents to cleaners (handy if you don’t like the scent of vinegar)
- Hydrogen Peroxide – hydrogen peroxide is a common way to clean and disinfect cuts. It also works as a disinfectant in non-toxic DIY cleaners and stain removers.
3 Favourite Off-the-Shelf, Eco-Friendly Cleaners
Mrs. Meyers’s, Saje and Dr. Bronner’s top our list of natural cleaning products.
Mrs. Myers’s home cleaning products are bio-degradable and they do not contain ammonia, chlorine or phosphates. Plus, because they include essential oils, just about everyone likes their scents (lavender, geranium and lemon verbena). Favourites include the all-purpose cleaner and countertop spray. Explore the product lineup here and find Mrs. Meyers in most grocery stores.
Saje Natural Wellness is best known for its all-natural essential oil blends and diffusers, but did you know they also sell cleaning supplies? Saje’s multi-clean invigorating all-purpose cleaner combines the stress-relieving qualities of essential oils (peppermint, lavender, rosemary) with powerful ingredients to remove dirt and grease from all surfaces. This multi-surface cleaner will freshen and deodorize kitchen counters, sinks, cupboards and more. Find Saje Multi-Clean here.
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner does it all: floors, laundry, dishes, furniture, even car. It’s a gentle plant-based cleaner that biodegrades quickly and has no synthetic dyes, fragrances or preservatives. And Dr. Bronner’s is never, ever tested on animals. Find Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds here.