It’s hard to find the perfect cleaning product for your home. There are specific surfaces, compact corners and delicate fabrics that name-brand products (which typically include harsh chemicals) can be tough on.
Instead of risking yet another rug on a product you’ve had stored under your sink for nearly a decade, consider buying an updated, non-toxic and environmentally friendly cleaning solution that you won’t have to worry about. These products are even safe to clean baby and pet toys with — a rare accomplishment for many cleaning supplies.
Luckily, these cleaning products don’t come with the hefty price that so many all-natural goods do, especially since they’re sold at Walmart. Below are some of our favorite non-toxic products tough enough to work, but safe enough to use in your home.
This multi-surface cleaner is naturally derived from plant and mineral-based ingredients, and it’s still tough on stains.
Use the spray cleaner on kitchen appliances, bathroom sinks, granite countertops, toilets and more to remove grease and grime. The fresh scent leaves a light and refreshing aroma that lasts.
Promising Review: “After having a slew of various cleaning products under my sink, I'm now happy to say I only use Green Works for all my cleaning needs. Great for mirrors, Corian counter-tops, walls, stove-top; you name it! I'm sold and have recommended to all my family and friends.”
Mrs. Meyer’s is a brand cherished for its clean, cruelty-free ingredients that have a hefty impact. This multi-surface concentrate leaves no room for disappointment. It can be used on any non-porous surface to remove dirt.
The biodegradable cleaner has a light lemon citrus scent, and can even be used on walls.
Promising Review: “This fragrance is one of my favorites. ( I have quite a few others!!!) I use this particular one to clean everything in my kitchen; countertops, appliances, floors..... Mrs Meyer's is an amazing product. I highly recommend this product!!!”
Some stains left on granite countertops seem impossible to remove, but the Weiman polish has a specialized formula that will get any grime off easily without damaging stone.
Tons of granite products can remove messes, but the harsh chemicals are damaging to the stone. This natural product is different. There’s a special pH-balanced formula that protects a stone’s seal from discoloring or deteriorating.
Promising Review: “Granite shines like never before and no harsh chemical smell! No sticky residue - beautiful shine - Wonderful product!”
Accidentally bleaching a spot on the carpet is one of the trademark mistakes any homeowner makes. After all, bleach sometimes seems like the only thing that can work on pet stains.
Luckily this Sun & Earth floor cleaner doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or synthetic materials, so there’s no risk in ruining your floor.
Promising Review: “Most of all, I like that it is pet-safe. My furbabies are my first priority regarding choosing cleaners that they may be exposed to - I want a clean floor, but I want my pets to be unharmed. And this floor cleaner smells amazing and really cleans amazingly as well.”
Not only is this a product 94 percent plant-based, it’s also vegan, cruelty free and dermatologist tested. Blended with argan oil and infused with lavender, this laundry detergent works at all temperatures and is septic safe.
Plus, the bottle is recyclable.
Promising Review: “I completely love this detergent! The scent stays through the drying cycle, so no need of fabric softener or drying sheets(which I stopped using anyways). This bottle lasted our family about a month and we are a family of 6(4kids)! I couldn't believe it! I highly recommend.”
Pet owners should especially be wary of the chemicals in products they use in their homes, since toxic chemicals can harm cats and dogs.
The Spot Shot non-toxic spray is perfect for an animal-friendly home because it keeps the pets safe, while working fast in removing any stain left from a furry friend.
Promising Review: “We bought this in a 22 oz. spray bottle and used it on a pet stain on a light blue carpet. The stain had been there for a while under a chair. We sprayed, rubbed it in and vaccumed. Room smelled great and stain was gone. No damage to carpet or color. IT'S GREAT.”
This disinfecting formula is a one-stop-shop for all things messy. The wipes are designed to be used on any hard surface in any room of the house. They’re even safe enough to use on surfaces that constantly touch food — no rinse necessary.
Once more, the Seventh Generation wipes are EPA registered, further affirming the quality.
Promising Review: “I'm leery of natural cleaning products, because I always wonder if they can do the job. I was pleased with how well Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes worked ... The scent was very mild, and unobtrusive...I liked it. I also liked that I didn't need to rinse my counters afterwards. These wipes are a great time-saver, and a wonderful example of a safe cleaner. I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.”
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