Welcome to this post: 6 Green Home Cleaner Products.
When switching to natural alternatives in your lifestyle & household, it’s easy to overlook the most obvious products. Perhaps you grew up (like I did), not completely aware of the ingredients that comprise most generic cleaning products. They are filled with chemicals and are not good for your skin, your lungs and our planet.
The aim for me has always been to minimize the toxins that I’m exposed to on a daily basis. It’s not obsessive, but it’s most definitely a conscious effort to seek out & support brands that are doing things right. These are a few brands that continue to remind me that a clean home and chemicals don’t have to both exist in the same space.
The mingling of coconut oil soap and an ultra-clean essential oil blend naturally fights stains and freshens clothes. This low-sudsing formula contains zero harsh chemicals and no ingredients with more syllables than your head deserves. The highly concentrated formula nets you 32 loads, 32 ounces = 32 loads.
How I Use:
Zum Clean is a staple right next to our washing machine. Laundry detergents are historically full of cruddy ingredients that irritate the skin and increase the toxic burden on your body. Zum Clean is not a detergent. Rather, it’s an entire shift in how you do your laundry. This laundry soap packs all the cleaning power without the junk. The Lavender Cedar & Sweet Orange scents are my favorites. Zum’s other scents include Sea Salt, Frankencense – Patchouli, Frankencense – Myrhh, Lavender, Lavender – Cedar, Patchouli and Tea Tree – Citrus.
- The Concentrate (33.8 fl. oz.)
- Oxygen Boost (2 lbs.)
- Plastic (Reusable) All-Purpose, Bathroom and Streak-Free Bottles (24 fl oz)
- Reusable Plastic Foaming Wash Bottle (10 fl oz)
- Reusable Plastic Laundry Bottle (32 fl oz)
- Works for Standard and HE Washing Machines
How I Use:
One non-toxic concentrate with heaps of uses! I love the simplicity of what Branch Basics has created. It’s a complete reframe from this idea that we need tons of different cleaning products to clean our homes. From glass cleaner, to bathroom cleaner, to all-purpose cleaner, to laundry soap and a foaming hand wash–the cleaning possibilities are abundant.
Founded by Teju Owowe, Clean Rebellion includes beautiful affirmations on their bottles. I have massive gratitude & resonance with this!
A base of water and saponified organic olive oil is complemented by different essential oils (each formulation is unique, respectively).
Teju chose to use organic olive oil in her saponification process (versus coconut oil), because the process of saponification (soap making) transforms coconut oil into a tough cleanser that she believes is better suited for household use.
How I Use:
Castile soap is the single-most useful cleaning product in our entire home. I like the thoughtfulness of the oil choice to make these blends ideal for use on the body. They’re great as a body wash, shaving soap & even shampoo. I also love to clean my makeup brushes with these soaps.
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For me, Dr. Bronner’s as a brand was one of my initial entry points into clean home products. They are one of the OG’s. I’m actually currently in the process of reading the new book by David Bronner & the lead of their supply chain, Gero Leson. It’s truly in depth & fascinating.
The Peppermint Castile Soap (with the navy blue label) is my first choice. I also play around with the Tea Tree Castile Soap & Rose Castile Soap formulas for my sometimes acne prone & red facial skin.
Also, I use this soap for anything and everything. Along the lines of the uses mentioned above, I use this castile soap to clean our floors, in loads of laundry, to clean our bathtub and even as a dish soap. It’s truly the most versatile cleaning product you can stock in your home.
Powered by coconuts & citric acid to deliver a complete, chemical-free clean. Clean Cult’s sustainable refill system allows you to reduce waste. Their innovative refill system makes it easy for you to clean sustainably, with 100% recyclable packaging made in the USA, carbon-neutral shipments, and natural, biodegradable formulas. After you refill your bottles, recycle your cartons. Or, join their free recycle back program and they’ll take care of it for you. Easy peasy.
How I Use:
I happily keep a bottle in any room of the house where I clean frequently. Kitchen, bathroom, basement; it performs on the dirtiest surfaces. Moreover, it’s another one of the brands I’ve mentioned in this post that do a great job of reminding you that you don’t need chemicals to clean your house. You’re so much better off without them.
In addition, Clean Cult has also created dish tabs, hand soap, laundry soap, hand sanitizer & bar soaps to choose from. You are even able to choose the color of your refillable bottle. I like the clay color!
Dropps arrive in zero waste packaging with plant-based materials. Too, they avoid single-use plastics. Additionally, they practice transparency about the ingredients used in the process.
Dropps reusable dishcloths to cut back on paper towel usage. Also, they make wool balls to cut back on the time it takes to dry your clothes. Too, wool dryer balls make your loads of laundry nice and fluffy. Dropps’ wool comes from New Zealand sheep. As NZ has the strictest rules on livestock treatment.
Moreover, Dropps partners with Clearloop to reclaim 100% of the carbon footprint used in shipping their product.
How to Use:
These handy little pods make the whole process so easy & mess-free. Also, the product set up is zero waste. To use, add 1 pod to your dishwasher compartment before you run it. Dropps provide a really thorough, non-toxic clean.
In the world of cleaning products, I afford all of you that it’s a zoo. It’s tough to tell the good from the bad. The best I can tell using my personal judgement and experience, these brands are welcomed & appreciated in our home. I look forward to hearing about which of these formulas you try.
Lastly, comment below what your experience has been like switching to green, clean & non-toxic home cleaner products. Have a brand you love that I haven’t mentioned? I’d love to learn about it!