|Cleans||Floors (wood, tiles), kitchens, bathrooms, or furniture|
|Certifications||EPA BfE, USDA Biopreferred|
|Cleans||Most surfaces except stone and some woods|
32 oz., 2 pack
28 oz., 8 pack
|Cleans||Counters, tile, stone, wood, glass|
|Certifications||EcoCert, USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project|
25 oz., 2 pack
23 oz., 2 pack
|Cleans||Any non-porous surface|
Earth Friendly Products
Natural pH Neutral All Purpose Cleaner
Cold Pressed Orange Oil Concentrate
ECOS All-Purpose Cleaner, Parsley Plus
All Purpose Cleaning Vinegar
All Purpose Cleaner, Super Concentrated
Natural All-Purpose Cleaner, Clary Sage & Citrus
All Purpose Cleaner, Ginger Yuzu
Natural All Purpose Cleaner
Daily Surface Cleaner
Power Cleaner from a Company Dedicated to Sustainable Practices
2 Ingredients Do Just About Everything
A Green Cleaner That Leaves the House Smelling Fresh
Vinegar-Based Cleaner to Protect Your Microbiome
Concentrated Cleaner Makes Up to 32 Gallons
A Super Tough, Truly All-Purpose Cleaner
Effective, Non-Toxic Cleaner in Bulk
Organic, Essential Oil-Based Disinfectant
Plant-Based and Works Well for Everyday Messes
Non-Toxic Disinfectant for Families With Children or Pets
|Cleans||Floors (wood, tiles), kitchens, bathrooms, or furniture||All surfaces||All surfaces||Most surfaces except stone and some woods||Most surfaces||All surfaces||Counters, tile, stone, wood, glass||All surfaces||All surfaces||Any non-porous surface|
|Certifications||Ecolabel||–||EPA BfE, USDA Biopreferred||–||–||–||–||EcoCert, USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project||–||–|
You don’t actually need dangerous chemicals to clean things effectively. In fact, some of the best cleaners include ingredients that you might be able to buy yourself. Some ingredients that you might find are baking soda, vinegar, essential oils, and good old-fashioned soap.
Luckily, by checking to see if the cleaner even has an ingredients list, you’re likely cutting out the worst chemicals for you - because the ones that are full of harmful chemicals usually don’t want you to know exactly what’s in them.
Artificial fragrances are full of phthalates, which are known hormone disruptors, as well as volatile organic compounds that can cause headaches and respiratory distress. Dyes, on the other hand, are simply added chemicals without added benefits.
It’s kind of trendy to be eco-friendly right now – that may even be the reason you’re here. In response to that, a lot of products now claim to be “natural,” “green,” or “organic.” But unlike food items, there’s no regulatory system to define what these terms mean for cleaning products.
The Environmental Working Group is an environmental advocacy group that conducts research and oversight on agriculture, toxins, and corporate accountability. To get a quick, simple overview of how green a product is, look towards the EWG’s A through F rating system available on their website.
There is a pervasive idea that although eco-friendly cleaners are better for us and the environment, they aren’t very great at cleaning.
While it may be true that some traditional cleaning products are super effective because they’re toxic (the chemicals in oven cleaners, for example, melt fat and protein - the stuff that humans are actually made of!), that doesn’t mean that eco-friendly options aren’t effective.
Thinking about changing your lifestyle to be more eco-friendly all around? It can be hard when getting started - there's a lot of information to sift through - so when you need help on finding clean alternatives, take a look at one of our other buying guides!
There you have it – a quick guide to finding the best eco-friendly cleaner for you. By switching out your cleaning supplies, you’re not only doing good for the Earth, but also for the health of you and your family. And considering all-purpose cleaners are used for so many things, that could be huge.
The Eco Warrior is a site specializing in eco-friendly, sustainable goods for use around the house. If you're looking for more ways to help the environment, we - and blogger and sustainable living advocate, Chante Williams - suggest paying them a visit.
Sweet Orange, 20 ml.
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