If you are interested in a healthier home for you and your family, it’s time to take a look at your cleaning products.
Traditional cleaners are full of chemicals and fragrances that can irritate skin and just fill your home with general yuck. Not to mention, all those plastic bottles and disposable wipes create a ton of waste.
We’ve rounded up a few recommended safe and sustainable cleaning products and supplies to help you create a home that’s truly clean.
Better Life cleaning productsare plant-based, dye-free and cover just about any cleaning need you have in your home, including glass, floors, laundry, bathroom surfaces and even stainless steel and granite, which are typically harder to find in natural products.
The team behind Better Life was also featured on Shark Tank in 2014 and was offered a deal by all 5 sharks.
Meliora Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub
The ingredient list is simple, just baking soda, vegetable soap, peppermint oil and tea tree oil.The same cleaner also comes in unscented, in case peppermint and tea tree aren’t your favorite.
It’s safe for steel, tile, and most hard surfaces, except for natural or sealed stone and non-stick cookware.
Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge
These spongesare made from 100% plant-based fibers, meaning they will biodegrade once you are done with them. But you aren’t likely to be done with them anytime soon. The natural fibers are long lasting and easy to clean by tossing it in the dishwasher or boiling water.
Three Bluebirds Swedish Dishcloths
The history ofSwedish dishcloths actually goes back to 1949. Made of 70% sustainably forested wood cellulose and 30% organic cotton, they are 100% natural and biodegradable.
They are a sturdy replacement for paper towels and dish sponges, can be used with cleaners, and they dry quickly to prevent bacteria growth. Each dishcloth can be used up to 200 times and replace 17 rolls of paper towels!
Easily Greener Microfiber Pads
Swiffers are so convenient, but those single use duster and mop pads create a lot of waste. Easily Greener has reusable microfiber pads for both wet and dry cleaning that are specifically designed to fit aregular Swiffer orSwiffer WetJet.
If you are looking for both natural and eco-friendly, Branch Basics has you covered. They use one fragrance-free,multi-purpose concentrate as the base for all purpose, bathroom, glass, laundry and hand soap products.
So, instead of tossing an empty plastic bottle every time your cleaner runs out, you simply refill with the concentrate and dilute with water. That’s less waste and less chemicals in your home.
Mix Your Own
White vinegar and baking soda make a powerful stain remover, and chances are you already have both items in your pantry. Of course, the acrid vinegar smell is not necessarily something you are going to want to use all over your house, so for day to day cleaning, try one of the products above.