You deem yourself a neat freak and habitually tidy up, but does that mean you have a clean home? While commonplace cleaning products claim to kill germs and eliminate bacteria, many of these formulas can be harsh or irritating for people, and the chemicals they are made of aren't always the most gentle on the environment.
Fortunately, the market for safe yet effective products has expanded, and we've rounded up the top brands with the best natural cleaning products. Look no further for an effectual selection of plant-based products that work to clean and sanitize your space just as well as the big, bad guys. Stock your shelves with the best natural cleaning products below.
Back to Basics Cleaner Than Clean
One of our favorite online stores for non-toxic products has finally launched one of their own cleaning products. Back to Basics founder Ashleigh Frager, a homeopathic practitioner, and wellness expert created "Cleaner Than Clean" a dual-action cleaner and deodorizer formulated with healthy, safe, effective, and nature-made ingredients for the home. The best part is the ingredients. It's made of 99.992 percent Electrolyzed Oxygenated Water and .008 percent Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL). It's so clean, you can even put it in a humidifier to clean the air.
Supernatural Starter Kit
Created by the founder of Poo-Pourri, Suzy Batiz, Supernatural is a completely non-toxic cleaning set made of essential oils and plant-based ingredients. The genius, however, is in the packaging. This set comes with four glass bottles and four concentrates. You fill the bottles with water and then add the concentrate (there's one for the bathroom, one for glass, one for wood, and one for countertops). Then when it runs out, you just add another concentrate to the matching glass spray bottle and fill the rest with water. It's good for the environment and sustainable.
Method Bathroom Cleaner Spray
Freshen up your bathroom with the invigorating scent of eucalyptus mint while breaking down bacteria, mold, mildew, and soap scum with this hardworking formula with naturally derived botanicals.
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner
Disinfectant sprays can clean up a mess then leave behind harsh chemicals, but not this effective formulation free of chronic toxicants. The multi-surface cleaner is made to kill 99.99 percent of household germs, including Influenza A virus, H1N1, the common cold virus, staphylococcus, salmonella, and E. coli.
Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner
This all-in-one cleaner promises to take care of everything from the dishes to the laundry to the floor. If you're looking for a singular (and safe) product to handle a list of your household needs, try this biodegradable formula made with plant-based surfactants, natural fir needle, and spruce essential oils.
Meliora Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub
Meliora's 100 percent biodegradable and cruelty-free cleaning scrub can be used on stainless steel, ceramic/porcelain tile, and stovetops. The mixture of baking soda with Meliora's All-Purpose Home Cleaner Soap makes for an effective yet environmentally friendly and safe product for all surfaces in your kitchen and bath—plus it comes unscented for those who are sensitive to fragrance.
Branch Basics The Concentrate
Talk about bang for your buck. This 32 oz. concentrate is truly all-purpose, and suitable for nearly any type of cleaning when diluted with water. This one bottle of concentrate will create nine bottles of household cleaners (ranging from all-purpose to bathroom to streak-free), three foaming wash bottles that are safe for hands and body, plus, enough laundry detergent for up to 64 loads.
J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner
The fresh, invigorating lemon scent of the J.R. Watkins All-Purpose Cleaner could turn anyone into a super fan of this plant-based formula. With its biodegradable and non-toxic formula for humans and pets, you can't go wrong with this natural cleaning product.
Ecover Zero 2X Laundry Detergent
This liquid laundry detergent is unscented and completely free from parabens and dyes, making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. The cherry on top? Each bottle of detergent is made from at least 25 percent recycled plastic.
Better Life Stainless Steel Polish
It's not often that we see a natural cleaning company with a stainless steel cleaner, but this one might be all you need. The Better Life Stainless Steel Polish is completely nontoxic and scented with essential oils and botanical extracts for a safe, clean fragrance that will leave your appliances feeling brand new.
Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent Packs
Say goodbye to the stubborn residue left behind on your dinner plates. This fragrance-free dishwasher detergent uses enzymes to break down grease, leaving you with dishes that feel squeaky clean to the touch.
Babyganics Multisurface Cleaner
This nontoxic cleaning spray uses plant-based ingredients that are tough enough to clean and disinfect the areas that need them most, yet gentle enough to use around your baby. It's been tested by both pediatricians and dermatologists, so you know your little ones are in safe hands.
Method Squirt and Mop Floor Cleaner
Who knew wiping down your furniture could be this satisfying? This plant-based daily cleaner revives and refreshes all wood surfaces with naturally derived ingredients, while leaving your home with the sweetest almond scent. The clincher: All Method bottles are made from 100 percent recycled plastic.