Green Cleaning Products Guide

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More and more people are getting interested in green cleaning and green cleaning products. What are the reasons to go green, and what are the green cleaning products you should buy.

Nowadays, people are being more conscious of the products they use in cleaning their homes. Aside from choosing cleaning items that can clean and disinfect, these products should also be free of toxins and safe for the environment.

Today, we made a list of the best green cleaning products that will help you clean your home and create a healthier, safer environment. But first, here are some of the characteristics you should check when buying green cleaning products:

  • Biodegradable or not
  • Bulk packaging
  • Free of dyes, hypochlorite, and chlorine
  • Label with full disclosure of all active and inactive ingredients
  • Natural fragrances
  • Nontoxic
  • Packaging from recycled materials
  • Phosphate-free
  • Recyclable packaging

Best Green Cleaning Products

General Cleaners

  • Aunt Fannie’s Floor Cleaner Vinegar Wash Concentrate, Eucalyptus
  • Earth Friendly Products ECOS Cream Cleanser, Lemon
  • Poofy Home All-Purpose Cleaner Refill, Medieval Blend

Bathroom Cleaners

  • Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Tub And Tile, Lavender
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Tub And Tile, Lemon Verbena
  • Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Natural Cleaner, Emerald Cypress & Fir

Dishwashing Soaps

  • Aspenclean Dish Soap, Eucalyptus Rosemary
  • Attitude Dishwasher Eco-Pouches
  • Biokleen Natural Dish Liquid, Lemon Thyme

Air Fresheners

  • Arm & Hammer Fridge & Freezer Baking Soda
  • Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Mist, Lavender Harvest
  • Aussan Natural Room Odor Eliminator
Green Cleaning Products

Natural Alternatives

If you’re into DIY stuff and plan on making your own natural cleaners, here are some products that can make good cleaning agents:

  • Baking soda
  • Castile soap
  • Tea tree oil
  • Vinegar

The Green Building Alliance has created a few different recipes to help you create your own natural cleaners at home. These cleaning recipes are quick and easy to make. Plus, they can help you save money!

  • Air freshener: Set out fresh or dried flowers. Alternatively, boil a pot of water with cinnamon, vanilla, slices of lemon, or other spices. Deodorize the carpet or the fridge with baking soda.
  • All-purpose cleaner: Mix 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water in a spray bottle.
  • Disinfectant: Mix 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon liquid castile soap, and 1 teaspoon tea tree oil.
  • Drain cleaner: Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into the drain followed by 1 cup vinegar. Let it sit and fizz for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot or boiling water.
  • Glass cleaner: Combine 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and 2 cups warm water in a spray bottle. Shake well. Wipe glass surfaces with newspaper to reduce streaks.
  • Laundry detergent: Mix 1 cup soap flakes, 1/2 cup washing soda, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1-2 tablespoons oxygen bleach (optional).
  • Multipurpose scrub: Mix baking soda with enough water to make a wet paste. Put the paste on a sponge or brush and scrub. This scrub is good for sinks, stoves, tubs, fridges, and counters. For countertop stains, let the paste sit for a while on stains before scrubbing. Sprinkle on kosher salt for tough spots.
  • Toilet bowl: Sprinkle toilet bowl with baking soda, drizzle with vinegar, let soak for at least 30 minutes and scrub with a toilet brush.

Green cleaning products are much safer for your health and for the environment compared to traditional cleaning items. Use this guide to help you shop for green cleaning products or to help you create your own natural cleaner.

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