Our homes are our safe havens. Therefore, they have to be nice and clean. Unfortunately, many cleaning products that we use to keep our homes fresh, clean, and comfortable have dangerous chemicals that are unsafe for our environment, children, pets, and our own health. According to the EWG, common cleaning products “can be laced with the carcinogenic impurity 1,4-dioxane” and “contain preservatives that release low levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.” They can also cause chemical burns, allergies, and asthma.
The best thing to do to avoid these dangers and protect our environment is buy eco-friendly cleaning products. To help you get started, we put together this list of 15 eco-friendly cleaning products available on Amazon for your kitchen, bathroom, and home in general.
1. ATTITUDE Hypoallergenic Kitchen Multi-Purpose Cleaner
This Hypoallergenic Kitchen Multi-Purpose Cleaner by ATTITUDE is natural, biodegradable, PETA certified vegan and cruelty-free. It’s specially designed for automatic dishwashers. It’s also EL Ecologo Certified for reduced environmental impact and is CO2 neutral. Scented with energizing citrus and made from worry-free, plant- and mineral-based hypoallergenic ingredients. The price for 27.1 fl ounces is $12.99.
An Amazon customer says, “Love the scent and muscle power of this cleaner. My new favorite!”
2. Natural Dish Scrubber Vegetable Sponge for Kitchen
This Natural Dish Scrubber is a 100% loufa veggie, breathable, sustainable, and organic sponge. When done using, you can toss it with your compost pile because it’s eco-friendly. The sponge is durable, antibacterial, and gentle on surfaces. This is a great addition to your vegan and zero waste kitchen products. The price for a pack of 2 is $10.99.
An Amazon customer says, “Now my dish washing work is totally friendly with environment because I only use dish scrubber with hot water for washing. Free from washing chemical and plastic scrub.”
3. Kitchen + Home Heavy Duty Eco Friendly Machine Washable Reusable Bamboo Towels
Kitchen + Home says their Reusable Bamboo Towels are stronger, more absorbent, and durable than regular bamboo towels. They can be used exactly as you would use conventional paper towels. One roll replaces 60 conventional paper towel rolls. Using bamboo towels decreases 3,000 tons of paper towel waste a day. The price for one roll is $7.99.
Caz says, “I frickin love this. These are great for those times you need a paper towel but don’t want to create all the waste to throw it out. They’re definitely a lot thicker than a normal paper towel, but function just as well for being easy to crumple up or soak up liquid.”
4. Biokleen Dish Liquid Soap
Source: Biokleen Dish Liquid Soap
Biokleen Dish Liquid Soap is not just a plant-based liquid soap, it also moisturizes hands with it’s soothing aloe extract. It breaks up grease without any artificial fragrance, colors, or preservatives. One gallon costs $24.99.
An Amazon customer says, “I have been using this for years! So many other dish soaps are harsh on skin but this one isn’t. Among the dish soaps that aren’t harsh I had a hard time finding one that cleaned well, but the enzymes in this do a crazy good job. A tiny bit goes a long way. I have yet to find anything it won’t clean.”
5. Bayes Premium Eco Friendly Granite Countertop Cleaner and Rejuvenator Spray
Use this Countertop Cleaner and Rejuvenator Spray to keep your granite counters beautiful and like new. This cleaner has a lemon aromatic scent and is non-toxic and biodegradable. The bottle is recyclable and non-aerosol. The product is pH balanced and cruelty-free! The price for one is $11.61.
Tina says, “Best on the maket! Keeps my granite like new and better than new after years of use!”
1. Naturama All Natural Bathroom Cleaner
Naturama’s Natural Bathroom Cleaner is water soluble, so no mixing is necessary. Made with a plant-based formula, it’s cruelty-free and biodegradable. It’s non-GMO and free of bleach, acid, fumes, color, and VOCs; totally safe to use around family and pets. The price for one gallon is $21.94.
2. ECOS Earth Friendly Shower Cleaner with Tea Tree Oil
ECOS Shower Cleaner with Tea Tree Oil can be used to prevent soap scum and strains from hard water, mold, and milder. To use, just spray after every shower; no need to scrub, wipe, or rinse. This will help you extend the time between deep cleanings. Made with plant-powered ingredients, tea tree essential oil, and aloe vera, it contains no dyes, parabens, phosphates, or phthalates. The price for a pack of 22 ounce cleaners is $15.85.
Micaela says, “Absolutely loved this product! I just had a new baby so I have been trying to find products for my household hat are “Eco friendly”, Well this one fit right in! I am so tired of the bleach smelling cleaners that are made specifically for showers/bathrooms. Upon opening Ecos Shower Cleaner the first thing I noticed was the amazing smell! The tea tree smell is so refreshing, and clean. More importantly not harsh, and chemical smelling! Aside from the great scent the product really does work. It cuts right through the soap scum on the shower doors, tile walls, the actual tub basin, and the surrounding tub areas. Not only did the product work great on the actual shower, but I was able to use it on the bathroom sink!”
3. Green Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Source: Green Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Green Works Toilet Bowl Cleaner is bleach free and removes tough stains from rust, mineral deposits, and hard water stains. The thick gel coats the toilet bowl and leaves the bowl clean and smelling fresh with an angled nozzle to help reach under the bowl rim. It’s safe on septic systems too! The price for 96 ounces (a 4-pack) is $11.96.
An Amazon customer says, “This is a great deal for the GreenWorks toilet bowl cleaner– I wanted something as natural as possible that works, and this cleaner got fairly high ratings. It’s been hard to find in all my local stores, and considering the price I finally paid online for 1 of these, I’m very happy I found this bulk deal for a fantastic price. It works just as well as the ones with bleach without the harsh overpowering smell, and it’s safe for septic systems which is what I was looking for.”
4. The Crown Choice Natural Essential Oil Air Freshener
This Natural Essential Oil Air Freshener is organic and made with a plant-based natural essential oils blend. It’s non-toxic to children, pets, and the environment. Can be used all over the home, especially the bathroom as it can eliminate odors without masking the odors with chemicals. It’s hypoallergenic, vegan, bio-degradable and does not contain artificial perfumes, fragrances, or animal by-products. It’s available in the following scents: vanilla/cinnamon, lemongrass/geranium, and Bora Bora. A pack of 2 costs $15.99.
Nicole says, “I bought this a little over a month ago, and we are still on the first bottle. We use it in our bathroom. I cannot use any fragrances anymore, it gives me severe headaches, so this is perfect for me, it doesn’t bug me at all and smells great!! You only need to spray it once or twice too, so it lasts a lot longer than those harsh, toxic chemical perfumed air fresheners.”
5. Earthworm Drain Cleaner
Source: Earthworm Drain Cleaner
This Earthworm Drain Cleaner is great for all slow running drains, sinks, and garbage disposals. It’s a liquid drain cleaner/opener that doesn’t leave any harsh chemical residues and is safer for children and pets than traditional drain cleaners. The natural enzymes in this cleaner won’t damage plumbing. The price for 64 ounces is $19.49.
Bob says, “Builder didn’t install sewer trap in bathtub. Effectively eliminates odor from sewer gas coming out of the drain. Pour about 3-4 oz directly into drain every 3 days to keep air smelling fresh.”
General Home Cleaning
1. Puracy Natural Home Cleaning Set
Source: Puracy Natural Home Cleaning Set
The Puracy Natural Home Cleaning Set is developed by Ph.D chemists from MIT. These products are natural, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan, gluten-free, biodegradable, and certified cruelty-free. They do not contain any sulfates, parabens, phosphates, perfumes, dyes, caustics, animal by-products, or petroleum-based ingredients. This set of 5 products includes a dish soap, hand soap, stain remover, multi-surface cleaner, and laundry detergent, and costs $39.99. This would make a great gift for someone who likes to keep their home stocked with natural and eco-friendly products.
An Amazon customer says, “Best cleaning products I have used. I love the stain remover and multi surface cleaner. I have used the stain remover in my kitchen sink and on my rug to get stains out. I really like that its a free and clear product so I feel safe using it with my daughter and our cat.”
2. Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes
Use Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes to clean any surface around your home. The wipes are biodegradable and can be tossed in the compost to help reduce waste. They don’t use harsh chemical fumes, leave residue behind or have a strong scents. The price for 186 count (3-pack) is $14.88.
An Amazon customer says, “Fresh, not overly strong scent and great cleaning power. I started using these once I learned that other wipes contain harsh chemicals and are made of non-degradable plastic fibers. It’s nice to use these without worrying about harmful chemicals and know that they won’t be in the environment for decades.”
3. Reusable Microfiber Mop
Source: Reusable Microfiber Mop
This Reusable Microfiber Mop is an eco-friendly alternative to the classic Swiffer mops that are convenient but can product a lot of waste. This mop is made with hard strong aluminum alloy and reusable, washable pads. It can be used for mopping and scrubbing hardwood, wood, tile, laminate, vinyl, and concrete. It includes the mop head, mop handle, 2 microfiber refills, and 2 scrubbing pads. It’s also machine wash-friendly. The price is $34.95.
An Amazon customer says, “After using a swiffer for a few years, I got tired of constantly having to buy new pads for it. Additionally, It always seemed to dry out to quickly and I didn’t like all of the waste I was creating. While looking through amazon, I came upon this mop. It looked like it had a great design, awesome support and great reviews! I can truthfully say that this mop is one of my best purchases! It cleans way better than the swiffer, both picking up more as well as staying wet longer. Additionally, I love that I can reuse the cleaning pads and feel a lot more eco-friendly.”
4. Biokleen Laundry Detergent Liquid
This Laundry Detergent Liquid by Biokleen leaves no residue or harsh scent and contains no artificial fragrance, colors, or preservatives. It’s made with citrus and grapefruit seed extracts. It’s eco-friendly and non-toxic making it safer for your family and pets. The price for 32 ounces is $14.00 and for 150 ounces, it’s $26.99.
An Amazon customer says, “I am so happy to have found an inexpensive detergent alternative! Biokleen has an A rating from the EWG. I am just now reordering after my last bottle lasting almost 7 months for a family of 5!”
5. Earth Friendly Products Pet Stain & Odor Remover With Natural Enzymes
Pets are a part of our family and just like us, they contribute to the mess in our homes… okay, maybe more than us. But this Pet Stain & Odor Remover is eco-friendly and made with natural ingredients making it safe for our families, pets, and environment. The price for 32 ounces is $14.47.
An Amazon customer says, “I will forever repurchase this product. Cruelty free, effective, and cheap. What more could you want?”
We hope this list helps you choose more eco-friendly and cruelty-free products for your home the next time you buy cleaning products. If you enjoy articles like this, check out 8 Super-Easy Natural and Eco-Friendly DIY Home Cleaning Hacks, The Best All-Natural Cleaning Products For Your Home, and Ultimate Guide to DIY: Cleaning.
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