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The Best Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products for Every Corner of Your Home

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Green cleaning products help us keep our homes clean and fresh without exposing us, our pets, and the environment to harsh substances with harmful side-effects. Being just as effective as conventional cleaners, they have the added benefit of natural and non-toxic ingredients that are tough on grime but gentle on our health.

But their contents and potency are not the only things worthy of praise. Green cleaning products are, in most cases, made by companies that use sustainable production methods and take social responsibility to heart. For example, many of these manufacturers support their communities by creating jobs, working with local suppliers or by volunteering. Others often give a portion of their profits to causes and organizations that further social, environmental, and educational change.

All the brands featured in this guide are committed to making a positive difference through their products in terms of quality, safety, and environmental impact. If you’re ready to make the switch to green cleaning, you can find most, if not all, products listed below in natural food stores, large supermarkets or online at amazon.com

Table of Contents

  1. About This Guide
  2. All-Purpose
  3. Windows and Glass
  4. Furniture (Fabric & Upholstery, Leather, and Wood)
  5. Floor (Carpet, Wood, and Multi-Surface)
  6. Kitchen (Surfaces, Cooktops, and Ovens)
  7. Dishes and Dishwashers
  8. Bathroom (Surfaces and Toilet Bowl)
  9. Laundry
  10. Why Should We Use Natural, Non-Toxic and Green Cleaning Products?

About This Guide – Why Should You Trust It?

The Green Cleaning Products Guide was born out of sheer necessity. I wanted to know:

  • if green cleaning products are as effective as advertised;
  • how to differentiate between real eco-friendly claims and greenwashing strategies;
  • which are the highest-rated products in terms of safety and performance.

After learning more about cleaning products, labels and manufacturers, the idea of creating a guide sneaked in.
Still, I felt I needed more information, which is why I took the matter to a friend, an environmental specialist with a solid background in waste management. He gave me a brief description of the most toxic ingredients commonly found in conventional cleaners and their impact on the environment.
I also contacted a chemist, who was kind enough to explain
how green cleaning products are formulated, specifically, what they should and should not contain to be truly safe, natural and effective. To make the first draft, I’ve went through multiple product guides, analyzed the top-ranking and best-selling green cleaning products from small and major online retailers and read hundreds of consumer reviews. As a final step, I researched each shortlisted product on the GoodGuide and EWG’s databases.

Some of the resources used for research and documentation are:

The Best Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products

1. All-Purpose Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products

 

Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner - Green Cleaning Products Guide

Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging, Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (PETA certified).
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “All-around the best natural cleaning product (…)”
Brand’s Social Impact | Puracy regularly donates their products to local charities and organizations, promotes local artists by featuring their work, and supports the local economy by establishing all their operations within the USA.
Brand Profile | Puracy is a small company based in Austin, Texas, founded with the purpose of creating natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly household products that are highly-effective and affordable. The company’s commitment to their mission is supported by their contributions to their local community, socially and economically, and by their transparency policy: in addition to disclosing all product ingredients, they also explain in detail what “made in USA” means (for example their essential oils come from Indiana and Oregon, their bottles come from California, Georgia, and Missouri, their packaging features local artists, and their advertising & marketing is done in Austin, Texas).

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Renewable Raw Materials. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).*
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “Best cleaning spray I’ve ever used.”
Brand’s Social Impact | Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day supports the Whole Planet Foundation, which funds microlending programs, training and other financial services across the globe, empowering low-income community members to start or grow their home-based businesses.
Brand Profile | Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day was inspired by Mrs. Thelma A Meyers, a real mother of nine passionate about gardening, the environment, and author of “Mrs. Meyers Clean Home” book. The company makes natural, non-toxic and green cleaners, as well as hand & body care lotions, and all of their products truly live up to their name. In addition to working “like the dickens”, Mrs. Meyer’s household products are also popular for their garden-fresh scents, ranging from Lavender and Basil to Lilac and Peony.
*in 2008, the brand was bought by SC Johnson, which is not cruelty-free.

Better Life All-Purpose Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made using solar power). Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “Cleaning Life after Vinegar..”
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Better Life by Clean Happens was founded by two fathers and lifelong friends who challenged themselves to create a range of plant-derived, non-toxic, and eco-friendly cleaning products that would defy expectations for safety and performance. Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013, the safety-conscious and eco-minded company has since expanded its product range with a variety of cleaners, soaps and lotions, all with the same tagline that started it all: “safety and performance can (and should) play nice together.”

J.R. Watkins Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.7 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “Greatest cleaner EVER!!!”
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Started almost 150 years ago, J.R. Watkins has grown from a single-product brand (the Pain Relieving Liniment) to a multi-national company that manufactures high-quality natural products. In August 2007 J.R. Watkins increased its commitment to naturals by upgrading its home care line with non-toxic, plant-based formulas that are biodegradable and phosphate free. Currently, their portfolio covers home care, bath & body, as well as gourmet spices and health remedies.

Seventh Generation All Purpose Natural Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with recycled materials), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “Very sensitive to smells”
Brand’s Social Impact | Seventh Generation supports their community through volunteer programs and by taking action on different initiatives such as Women’s Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative.
Brand Profile | A pioneer in social responsibility and a certified B Corporation (“better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment”), Seventh Generation has been championing natural products, responsible business practices and social activism since 1988. Best known for their natural and non-toxic detergents, all purpose cleaners and wipes, the Seventh Generation product range also includes perfume-free diapers and organic feminine care items.

All-Purpose & DIY cleaning recipes:

Dr. Bronner’s Biodegradable Sal Suds Liquid Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Fair Trade Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic using renewable energy), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.8 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “I so love this stuff”
Brand’s Social Impact | From Fair Trade partnerships and wage equality to youth programs, animal advocacy, hemp & drug policy reform, Dr. Bronner’s regularly funds and supports projects that make a concrete difference in people’s lives and their communities.
Brand Profile | Funded in the late 40s, iconic in the 60s and revolutionary for the past seven decades, Dr. Bronner’s makes socially & environmentally responsible products of the highest quality. From household and body care to edibles and monthly specials, their entire range is guided by the company’s All-One mission: “work hard and grow, do right by customers, treat employees like family, be fair to suppliers, treat the earth like home, and fund and fight for what’s right!”. What’s not to love?

2. Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products for Windows and Glass

Better Life Glass Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made using solar power). Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Amazing!!! Just try it!
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Better Life by Clean Happens was founded by two fathers and lifelong friends who challenged themselves to create a range of plant-derived, non-toxic, and eco-friendly cleaning products that would defy expectations for safety and performance. Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013, the safety-conscious and eco-minded company has since expanded its product range with a variety of cleaners, soaps and lotions, all with the same tagline that started it all: “safety and performance can (and should) play nice together.”

Frosch Natural Bio Spirit Glass & Multi Surface Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients (locally or sustainably sourced), Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging, Cradle-to-Cradle Manufacturing. EMAS certified. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.8 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | Cleans AND conditions glass to a gel like finish.
Brand’s Social Impact | The Frosch Initiative (various programs to reduce the carbon footprint of their community).
Brand Profile | Established in 1986, this European green pioneer takes a holistic, Cradle-to-Cradle approach to manufacturing. Their entire product range is natural, non-toxic, and made with a high degree of resource efficiency, successfully embodying the “kinder to people and the environment” company motto. Frosch was voted Germany’s most sustainable brand in 2009 and even its corporate headquarters is LEED platinum certified (the highest international award for sustainable building), producing more energy than it consumes during everyday operations.

Seventh Generation, Free & Clear Glass & Surface Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with recycled materials), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “Works great. Was worried about the streaks since other people …”
Brand’s Social Impact | Seventh Generation supports their community through volunteer programs and by taking action on different initiatives such as Women’s Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative.
Brand Profile | A pioneer in social responsibility and a certified B Corporation (“better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment”), Seventh Generation has been championing natural products, responsible business practices and social activism since 1988. Best known for their natural and non-toxic detergents, all purpose cleaners and wipes, the Seventh Generation product range also includes perfume-free diapers and organic feminine care items.

3. Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products for the Furniture (Fabric & Upholstery, Leather, and Wood)

Fabric & Upholstery

Biokleen Bac-Out Fresh, Fabric Refresher

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | B
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | “Love it!”
Brand’s Social Impact | Biokleen has  restored more than 6,000,000 gallons of water through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Water Restoration Certificate program.
Brand Profile | Now in its second generation of family management, Biokleen was started in a garage almost 30 years ago, way before natural products were “a thing”. The company makes high-quality, non-toxic and green cleaning products, placing a special emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency. Their Vancouver, WA facility operates on 100% wind power, has skylights installed for a more natural heating and illumination, and manufactures with cold water to reduce gas reliance and output.

Puracy Natural Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging, Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (PETA certified).
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Non-Toxic – Fresh Smelling – Effective. What More Can You Ask For
Brand’s Social Impact | Puracy regularly donates their products to local charities and organizations, promotes local artists by featuring their work, and supports the local economy by establishing all their operations within the USA.
Brand Profile | Puracy is a small company based in Austin, Texas, founded with the purpose of creating natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly household products that are highly-effective and affordable. The company’s commitment to their mission is supported by their contributions to their local community, socially and economically, and by their transparency policy: in addition to disclosing all product ingredients, they also explain in detail what “made in USA” means (for example their essential oils come from Indiana and Oregon, their bottles come from California, Georgia, and Missouri, their packaging features local artists, and their advertising & marketing is done in Austin, Texas).

Sunny & Honey’s Pet Stain & Odor Miracle (for Pet Owners)

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Works Better Than Expected!
Brand’s Social Impact | Sunny & Honey donates 10% of their profits to animal rescue groups and no-kill animal shelters.
Brand Profile | Initially created by two loving animal owners to improve the lives of their own little family members, Sunny & Honey has quickly grown into a household name for all things messy and stainy. This provided the impetus for a new mission – to help as many animals throughout the world as possible – which is why the company is regularly donating a considerable slice of their profits to all types of pet-related causes. Their product range includes an equally popular carpet cleaner, specifically created for busy households with children and pets.

Leather

KevianClean Leather Cleaner & Conditioner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly |  Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic Formula, 100% Recyclable Packaging, Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |BooYah is by far the best leather cleaner I have tried
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | The KevianClean brand is owned and operated by RCW Marketing, a small family business located in Tennessee. Primarily catering to car owners, their products are made in USA with natural, eco-friendly ingredients and packaged in 100% recyclable bottles. Their most popular product, the KevianClean Leather Cleaner & Conditioner, contains a gentle plant-based formula that works wonders on leather car seats as well as leather furniture, shoes, boots, handbags, jackets and many other leather items.

Wood Polish

Seventh Generation Wood Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with recycled materials), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |This is a very good product
Brand’s Social Impact | Seventh Generation supports their community through volunteer programs and by taking action on different initiatives such as Women’s Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative.
Brand Profile | A pioneer in social responsibility and a certified B Corporation (“better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment”), Seventh Generation has been championing natural products, responsible business practices and social activism since 1988. Best known for their natural and non-toxic detergents, all purpose cleaners and wipes, the Seventh Generation product range also includes perfume-free diapers and organic feminine care items.

ECOS Earth Friendly Products Furniture Polish

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Giving this product 5 stars because it is awesome!
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Founded in 1967, ECOS is a family owned and operated business that manufactures natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly household products. The company’s mission is to make green cleaning affordable to all by using sustainable practices that benefit people as well as the environment. Their entire product range is made with Zero-Waste guidelines in four carbon-neutral plants powered by renewable energy, enabling them to stay true to their mission and deliver exceptional quality at affordable prices.

Wax Polish

Daddy Van’s All Natural Unscented Beeswax Furniture Polish

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Reusable Packaging (made with recycled materials), Made in USA. Cruelty Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.7 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Makes wood look amazing
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Daddy Van’s is a division of The Happy Owl company, and was launched in 2007 in Fairview, NC. A member of the Natural Products Association, the brand has been awarded the Green America Business Seal of Approval for setting a high standard in environmental sustainability and social justice. Its sole product is the All Natural Unscented Beeswax Furniture Polish, a USDA Certified Biobased Product that has earned the Natural Products Association Seal of Approval for Natural Homecare Products.

4. Natural, Non-Toxic &Green Cleaning Products for the Floor (Carpet, Wood, and Multi-Surface)

Carpet

Biokleen Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover Foam Spray

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | B
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |this product really works!
Brand’s Social Impact | Biokleen has  restored more than 6,000,000 gallons of water through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Water Restoration Certificate program.
Brand Profile | Now in its second generation of family management, Biokleen was started in a garage almost 30 years ago, way before natural products were “a thing”. The company makes high-quality, non-toxic and green cleaning products, placing a special emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency. Their Vancouver, WA facility operates on 100% wind power, has skylights installed for a more natural heating and illumination, and manufactures with cold water to reduce gas reliance and output.

Sunny & Honey Carpet Miracle – Carpet Cleaner and Deodorizer Solution

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Peace of Mind in a Bottle
Brand’s Social Impact | Sunny & Honey donates 10% of their profits to animal rescue groups and no-kill animal shelters.
Brand Profile | Initially created by two loving animal owners to improve the lives of their own little family members, Sunny & Honey has quickly grown into a household name for all things messy and stainy. This provided the impetus for a new mission – to help as many animals throughout the world as possible – which is why the company is regularly donating a considerable slice of their profits to all types of pet-related causes. Their product range includes an equally popular carpet cleaner, specifically created for busy households with children and pets.

Biokleen Carpet And Rug Shampoo Concentrate

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |GREAT Product.
Brand’s Social Impact | Biokleen has  restored more than 6,000,000 gallons of water through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Water Restoration Certificate program.
Brand Profile | Now in its second generation of family management, Biokleen was started in a garage almost 30 years ago, way before natural products were “a thing”. The company makes high-quality, non-toxic and green cleaning products, placing a special emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency. Their Vancouver, WA facility operates on 100% wind power, has skylights installed for a more natural heating and illumination, and manufactures with cold water to reduce gas reliance and output.

Wood & Laminate Floors

Black Diamond Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Water-Based, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Made in USA.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |I will never use anything else!
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | The Black Diamond company was established in 1997 with the simple belief that quality, value, and performance never go out of style. Their initial product range included five cleaning and sealing products for natural stone and ceramic tile, which proved to be a huge market success. This has enabled them to grow their portfolio to over 30 products dedicated to home & floor care, the “Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner” being one of their most popular items.

Multi-Surface Floors

Better Life Floor Cleaner, Citrus Mint

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made using solar power). Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.3 out of 5
Most Helpful Review | Good cleaner
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Better Life by Clean Happens was founded by two fathers and lifelong friends who challenged themselves to create a range of plant-derived, non-toxic, and eco-friendly cleaning products that would defy expectations for safety and performance. Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013, the safety-conscious and eco-minded company has since expanded its product range with a variety of cleaners, soaps and lotions, all with the same tagline that started it all: “safety and performance can (and should) play nice together.”

5. Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products for the Kitchen

All-Purpose Kitchen Cleaner

Green Works Multi-Surface Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Sustainable Packaging (with post-consumer recycled material wherever possible). Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |No Toxic Chemical Smell
Brand’s Social Impact | Green Works supports girls in STEM programs, with a focus on science, to help nurture the next generation of female scientists.
Brand Profile | Inspired by an environmental biologist (the founder’s daughter), Green Works was born in 2008 as the brainchild of Maria Ochomogo, a Clorox scientist. She enrolled her colleagues on finding a natural, affordable and effective formula for cleaning products that was safe for people and gentle on the environment. Mission accomplished: the company now manufactures natural, non-toxic and green household products which are acknowledged by the EPA’s Design for the Environment program.

Better Life Kitchen and Bath Scrubber

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made using solar power). Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |a must-have for your kitchen
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Better Life by Clean Happens was founded by two fathers and lifelong friends who challenged themselves to create a range of plant-derived, non-toxic, and eco-friendly cleaning products that would defy expectations for safety and performance. Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013, the safety-conscious and eco-minded company has since expanded its product range with a variety of cleaners, soaps and lotions, all with the same tagline that started it all: “safety and performance can (and should) play nice together.”

Frosch Natural Grapefruit Multi-Surface Kitchen Cleaner Spray

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients (locally or sustainably sourced), Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging, Cradle-to-Cradle Manufacturing. EMAS certified. Cruelty-Free
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.3 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Smells divine cleans like a dream and delightful to use
Brand’s Social Impact | The Frosch Initiative (various programs to reduce the carbon footprint of their community).
Brand Profile | Established in 1986, this European green pioneer takes a holistic, Cradle-to-Cradle approach to manufacturing. Their entire product range is natural, non-toxic, and made with a high degree of resource efficiency, successfully embodying the “kinder to people and the environment” company motto. Frosch was voted Germany’s most sustainable brand in 2009 and even its corporate headquarters is LEED platinum certified (the highest international award for sustainable building), producing more energy than it consumes during everyday operations.

Stove Top

Lainnir Glass Ceramic Cooktop Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |So Happy I Took the Chance
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Lainnir is a small Canadian company that manufactures family-and-eco-friendly household cleaning products. Certified non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-flammable by an independent Canadian laboratory, their cleaners contain no ozone depleting chemicals, no silicone or solvents (other than water). Moreover, their entire range is color–free, phosphate–free, silica–free and paraben-free.

Oven

Shaklee Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula. Cruelty Free.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |MAGIC.
Brand’s Social Impact | The Shaklee Corporation regularly sponsors top performing athletes in various disciplines. Currently running a grant program for nutrition and brain health research. Between 2006 and 2008, Shaklee planted 1,000,000 trees as part of its Million Trees campaign.
Brand Profile | Best known for its nutritional supplements, the Shaklee corporation also manufactures household products that are natural, non-toxic and very effective. The company’s list of achievements is impressive (even top NASA commanders used their supplements) but what really stands out is their commitment to being eco-friendly: in addition to planting one million trees, and using 100% green power, they were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral™ certification and totally offset its CO2 emissions.

6. Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Dishwashing Soaps and Detergents

Liquid Dish Soap

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dish Soap

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Renewable Raw Materials. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).*
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Switching from Dawn after a lifetime
Brand’s Social Impact | Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day supports the Whole Planet Foundation, which funds microlending programs, training and other financial services across the globe, empowering low-income community members to start or grow their home-based businesses.
Brand Profile | Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day was inspired by Mrs. Thelma A Meyers, a real mother of nine passionate about gardening, the environment, and author of “Mrs. Meyers Clean Home” book. The company makes natural, non-toxic and green cleaners, as well as hand & body care lotions, and all of their products truly live up to their name. In addition to working “like the dickens”, Mrs. Meyer’s household products are also popular for their garden-fresh scents, ranging from Lavender and Basil to Lilac and Peony.

*in 2008, the brand was bought by SC Johnson, which is not cruelty-free.

Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid, Free & Clear

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with recycled materials), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.7 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Some marketing hype, but this product performs well, and is more natural than some alternatives
Brand’s Social Impact | Seventh Generation supports their community through volunteer programs and by taking action on different initiatives such as Women’s Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative.
Brand Profile | A pioneer in social responsibility and a certified B Corporation (“better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment”), Seventh Generation has been championing natural products, responsible business practices and social activism since 1988. Best known for their natural and non-toxic detergents, all purpose cleaners and wipes, the Seventh Generation product range also includes perfume-free diapers and organic feminine care items.

Puracy 100% Natural Liquid Dish Soap

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging, Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (PETA certified).
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |That’s pretty significant, considering I’ve tried every liquid product out …
Brand’s Social Impact | Puracy regularly donates their products to local charities and organizations, promotes local artists by featuring their work, and supports the local economy by establishing all their operations within the USA.
Brand Profile | Puracy is a small company based in Austin, Texas, founded with the purpose of creating natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly household products that are highly-effective and affordable. The company’s commitment to their mission is supported by their contributions to their local community, socially and economically, and by their transparency policy: in addition to disclosing all product ingredients, they also explain in detail what “made in USA” means (for example their essential oils come from Indiana and Oregon, their bottles come from California, Georgia, and Missouri, their packaging features local artists, and their advertising & marketing is done in Austin, Texas).

Biokleen Dish Liquid, Hand Moisturizing

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.3 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |One of the best natural soaps I have come across
Brand’s Social Impact | Biokleen has  restored more than 6,000,000 gallons of water through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Water Restoration Certificate program.
Brand Profile | Now in its second generation of family management, Biokleen was started in a garage almost 30 years ago, way before natural products were “a thing”. The company makes high-quality, non-toxic and green cleaning products, placing a special emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency. Their Vancouver, WA facility operates on 100% wind power, has skylights installed for a more natural heating and illumination, and manufactures with cold water to reduce gas reliance and output.

Dapple Fragrance-Free Baby Bottle & Dish Liquid

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |AMAZING SOAP
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Created by two moms, Dapple makes non-toxic, green cleaning products for households with babies and kids. Frustrated that in a market full of baby-friendly products they couldn’t find anything specific for baby bottles, cups and dishes, Tamar and Dana made their own product line featuring award-winning green technology. Their cleaners are formulated with biodegradable plant-based ingredients, free of phthalates, parabens, SLS, SLES, dyes and preservatives.

Dishwasher Detergent

Grab Green Natural Automatic Dishwashing Detergent Pods

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural & Naturally-Derived Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Responsible Packaging (pouch packaging using 98% less plastic than conventional products). Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | B
Amazon Rating | 4.3 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Great product
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Grab Green was launched in 2006 by Patricia Spencer and Michael Edell, two spirited entrepreneurs who teamed up to develop a complete line of natural, non-toxic and green cleaning products. The first in the industry to offer pod-based detergents and to list every ingredient on the label, Grab Green prides itself with being innovative, transparent and eco-responsible. Their product range covers everything household-related, from laundry and cleaning solutions to body care and room fresheners, and all of their cleaners have fragrance-free options.

Biokleen Automatic Dish Soap Powder

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Love it & love it some more & then some!
Brand’s Social Impact | Biokleen has  restored more than 6,000,000 gallons of water through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Water Restoration Certificate program.
Brand Profile | Now in its second generation of family management, Biokleen was started in a garage almost 30 years ago, way before natural products were “a thing”. The company makes high-quality, non-toxic and green cleaning products, placing a special emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency. Their Vancouver, WA facility operates on 100% wind power, has skylights installed for a more natural heating and illumination, and manufactures with cold water to reduce gas reliance and output.

Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent Gel Soap, Free & Clear

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with recycled materials), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.3 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |I just don’t need my dishes to smell like island breeze
Brand’s Social Impact | Seventh Generation supports their community through volunteer programs and by taking action on different initiatives such as Women’s Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative.
Brand Profile | A pioneer in social responsibility and a certified B Corporation (“better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment”), Seventh Generation has been championing natural products, responsible business practices and social activism since 1988. Best known for their natural and non-toxic detergents, all purpose cleaners and wipes, the Seventh Generation product range also includes perfume-free diapers and organic feminine care items.

7. Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products for the Bathroom

Better Life Kitchen and Bath Scrubber

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made using solar power). Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |a must-have for your kitchen
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Better Life by Clean Happens was founded by two fathers and lifelong friends who challenged themselves to create a range of plant-derived, non-toxic, and eco-friendly cleaning products that would defy expectations for safety and performance. Featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013, the safety-conscious and eco-minded company has since expanded its product range with a variety of cleaners, soaps and lotions, all with the same tagline that started it all: “safety and performance can (and should) play nice together.”

BioKleen – Bac Out Bathroom Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | B
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Amazing Product
Brand’s Social Impact | Biokleen has  restored more than 6,000,000 gallons of water through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Water Restoration Certificate program.
Brand Profile | Now in its second generation of family management, Biokleen was started in a garage almost 30 years ago, way before natural products were “a thing”. The company makes high-quality, non-toxic and green cleaning products, placing a special emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency. Their Vancouver, WA facility operates on 100% wind power, has skylights installed for a more natural heating and illumination, and manufactures with cold water to reduce gas reliance and output.

Eco-Me Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (PETA & Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | B
Amazon Rating | 4.7 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |I’m glad on a whim I decided to look for a bathroom cleaner(…)
Brand’s Social Impact | Eco-Me  participates in charitable actions and supports organizations such as the Pasadena Humane Society, the Breast Cancer Fund, Walden House, Best Friends, and many others.
Brand Profile | The Eco-Me brand was born out of love and concern for people and for the environment. When the founder’s sister got diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35, she began researching environmental factors as a possible cause. Seeing the amount of toxic chemicals contained by the mainstream cleaners her sister was using, Robin was determined to find a better, safer alternative – hence the Eco-Me range. All of their products are made in southern California with food-grade and plant-based ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible.

8. Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Laundry Detergents (Detergents, Soap Nuts, and Bleach)

Detergents

Nellie’s All Natural Laundry Soda

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Reusable Packaging, Hypoallergenic. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | B
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Nellies…just clean
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Nellie’s All-Natural was built on three powerful principles: honesty, simplicity and eco-mindfulness. Inspired by a real person named Nellie, the brand’s founders developed a line of laundry & household products with natural and biodegradable formulas, free of irritating toxins and phosphates. Their aim? To keep the environment as spotless as your home.

Molly’s Suds All Natural Laundry Powder

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients (sustainably sourced), Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Great value natural laundry soap
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Natural and eco-friendly, Molly’s Suds was started in 2008 when Monica Leonard, a nurse and a mother of four, decided to make a positive difference in the lives of people all around the world. Her determination was sparked by the stillbirth of her daughter, Molly, tragedy which has led Monica to learn about the dangers of common household toxins. Their product range is natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly, formulated with the purest of ingredients and contaminant-free.

Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent, Free & Clear

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with recycled materials), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | C
Amazon Rating | 4.3 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Good All Around Natural Detergent
Brand’s Social Impact | Seventh Generation supports their community through volunteer programs and by taking action on different initiatives such as Women’s Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative.
Brand Profile | A pioneer in social responsibility and a certified B Corporation (“better for workers, better for communities and better for the environment”), Seventh Generation has been championing natural products, responsible business practices and social activism since 1988. Best known for their natural and non-toxic detergents, all purpose cleaners and wipes, the Seventh Generation product range also includes perfume-free diapers and organic feminine care items.

Biokleen Laundry Liquid

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging (made with at least 25% post-consumer content), Made in USA. Cruelty-Free.
EWG Score | A
Amazon Rating | 4.6 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Good natural detergent
Brand’s Social Impact | Biokleen has  restored more than 6,000,000 gallons of water through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s Water Restoration Certificate program.
Brand Profile | Now in its second generation of family management, Biokleen was started in a garage almost 30 years ago, way before natural products were “a thing”. The company makes high-quality, non-toxic and green cleaning products, placing a special emphasis on sustainability and resource efficiency. Their Vancouver, WA facility operates on 100% wind power, has skylights installed for a more natural heating and illumination, and manufactures with cold water to reduce gas reliance and output.

Soap Nuts

NaturOli Soap Nuts / Soap Berries

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Recyclable Packaging
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.4 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |Finally, clean & safe way to wash clothes! TIPS…
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | NaturOli Beautiful is a manufacturer of olive-based skincare and natural cleaning products based in Peoria, Arizona. With an earth-friendly approach towards it products and business model, the company develops its own skincare and beauty formulations, using the healthiest, most natural ingredients. In 2008, NaturOli entered the green cleaning market with soap nuts, a highly-effective and 100% natural alternative to commercial detergents, for which they received a USDA Organic certification and a Green Dot Award.

Bleach

Nellie’s All-Natural Oxygen Brightener

Natural, Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly | Natural Ingredients, Non-Toxic & Biodegradable Formula, Reusable Packaging, Hypoallergenic. Cruelty-Free (Leaping Bunny certified).
EWG Score | N/A
Amazon Rating | 4.5 out of 5
Most Helpful Review |great addition to natural laundry care
Brand’s Social Impact |
Brand Profile | Nellie’s All-Natural was built on three powerful principles: honesty, simplicity and eco-mindfulness. Inspired by a real person named Nellie, the brand’s founders developed a line of laundry & household products with natural and biodegradable formulas, free of irritating toxins and phosphates. Their aim? To keep the environment as spotless as your home.

Why Should We Use Natural, Non-Toxic and Green Cleaning Products?

The Facts

There are currently over 80 000 chemicals commonly used in conventional cleaning products, and while some are known to be dangerous – both for people and for the environment – the vast majority of them aren’t even tested or regulated.
Sadly, the manufacturers of cleaning products aren’t required by the U.S. government to divulge ingredients, which allows them to formulate their cleaners strictly for performance, without letting people know what they are exposing themselves and the planet to.
Some may argue that even though conventional cleaning products contain toxic ingredients, the quantities are too insignificant or small to make someone ill. While this might be true, the real problem is that most people use more than one cleaning product for their home: there is one for the furniture and one for the glass, one for the tiles and another for the toilet bowl. The repeated exposure to the chemicals in all of these products can add up dangerous “cocktails” with long-term health effects.

Ingredients of natural, non-toxic and green cleaning products

The “Dirty” List

The worst offenders commonly found in conventional cleaning products are:

  • Ammonia: used in glass cleaners for streak-free results; powerful irritant, can lead to  chronic bronchitis and asthma. Creates a poisonous gas if mixed with bleach.
  • Chlorine:powerful cleaning and antibacterial agent; poses acute (irritation) and chronic (thyroid disruption) health risks;
  • Phosphates: used as cleaning agents and degreasers; toxic for aquatic life.
  • Phthalates: used to help distribute dyes and fragrances; known endocrine disrupters;
  • Triclosan: used as antibacterial agent; suspected endocrine disrupter, probable carcinogen.
  • VOCs (volatile organic compounds): used to enhance product performance; toxic for the liver, kidneys, and for the central nervous system.

Green Cleaning Products Benefits

Better for Your Health

Unlike conventional cleaners, green cleaning products are formulated with safe, naturally-derived ingredients that pose little to no risk to people and pets. By making the switch, you will no longer be exposed to respiratory irritants, carcinogens, hormone disrupters or reproductive toxins. Plus, most green cleaning manufacturers have a full disclosure policy, so you’ll be able to know for sure that whatever you’re using won’t harm you, your family, or your pets.

Better for Your Home

Conventional household cleaning supplies are one of the top five substance classes accounting for calls to the National Poison Control Center according to its 2010 annual report. They also contribute to indoor pollution by releasing harmful substances which linger in the air long after use (see EPA’s “An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality“).

Better for the Environment

Green cleaning products are kinder to our water sources and air, and they minimize our impact on ozone depletion and global climate change by releasing few to none smog producing chemicals (VOCs). Many green products are also made with sustainably sourced raw materials and use recyclable packaging, which means less waste and less pollution.

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The Best Natural, Non-Toxic & Green Cleaning Products for Every Corner of Your Home
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