Organic + Chemical Free Cleaning Products…
Okay friends, let’s talk about organic cleaning products. Everyone’s favorite topic, right? – Here’s the deal, until about a year and a half ago I put much less thought than I should have into what I was using to clean the surfaces in my home. Then the baby came. If finding leaves on the floor and eating them was an Olympic sport, my toddler would hold the gold medal.
All of the sudden I became hyper-aware that the things I was using to clean with needed to be more than just cleaners – they needed to be safe! Not just for my son, but for myself as well because touching these cleaning products allowed my skin to absorb all those harsh chemicals. So, I did some research and I found some companies that make it their business to produce products that clean well but don’t have a ton of harsh chemicals in them. There are a ton of oraganic and even chemical free products out there to choose from these days, so make sure you are aware of the harsh chemicals you could be exposing yourself and others too.
TOP ORGANIC CLEANING PRODUCTS
Seventh Generation – Made of primarily plant-based ingredients that are environmentally friendly and easy on you and your clothes, Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent is a product that if safe for the whole family. This detergent comes in liquid, powder and pack form and they have fabric softeners as well so whatever your current routine consists of- they have it. These products are hypo-allergenic and safe for sensitive skin too, so if you are going through breast cancer treatments this is a must have!
ATTITUDE nature + Hypoallergenic Baby Bottle and Dishwashing Liquid – Whether you are cleaning greasy pans or baby bottles, this dish soap does the job. This product comes in a variety of scents, or of course scent free and uses plant and mineral based ingredients making it tough on dirt and food but easy on your hands. ATTITUDE products are all also cruelty free, vegan, ECOLOGO certified and recyclable.
Biokleen Multi-surface Floor Cleaner – Free from chorine, ammonia and a long list of other pollutants and toxic ingredients, Biokleen is a safe way to clean your floors whether they be wood, tile, bamboo, you name it. Biokleen markets itself as “a unique blend of live enzyme-producing cultures, citurs extracts and orange oil” and has no artificial odors or colors.
Branch Basics Concentrate – Branch Basics Concentrate is an all-purpose cleaner, but it’s streak free way of work makes it great for cleaning glass. The top three ingredients in this product are purified water, coco glucoside (sugar based cleanser) and chamomile flower extract and on top of all the ingredients being non-toxic, this product is even gluten free and nut and tree nut free. It is also fragrance free, so you don’t have to worry about strong odors or needing to ventilate the room after using it in large amounts and the bottle it comes in is, of course, recyclable. As an added bonus, the cost of this product is pretty low and you can save even more if you sign up for a subscription!
Better Life All Purpose Cleaning Wipes – Founded by two dads who wanted to make a cleaning product safe for their kids to interact with, Better Life boasts that its products are free of ingredients that are dangerous for people, pets, marine life and the planet. Free from things such as perfumes, dyes, alcohol, ammonia, bleach, chlorine, phosphates and more, these wipes are safe to wipe down tables, counters, toys, you name it.