Organic Floor Cleaners

Many of us do not realize how toxic our daily household detergents can be! 

They contain chemicals, harsh presevatives, irritants, and pollutants that affect not only sensitive individuals, pregnant women, the elderly, pets, children, and wildlife, but all of us, too! Yet, they are sold in regular grocery stores as harmless products.

 

Conventional Cleaners 

Conventional detergents contain toxic ingredients and chemicals that are cheap to produce, harsh on us, the planet, and the environment. They are linked with asthma and respiratory damage, skin allergies and irritations, development and reproductive toxicity, posing cancer, and environmental hazards. You can check your current detergent's toxicity  EWG.org ratings

To keep our house a healthy place, we need to ditch conventional cleaning products and use natural ones! ​
❌ ​Besides many popular brands such as Clorox, Ajax, Lysol, Mr. Clean, Arm & Hammer, Up&Up, Windex, with products rated F- toxic by ewg.org, there are many "greenwashing" products around.

Greenwashing Cleaners

❌ Greenwashing companies are filling their “natural" products with synthetic petrochemical, oleochemical emollients, thickeners, detergents, fragrances, and preservatives. Brands such as Method, Safeway, Green Works (a Clorox company), Babyganics, and Mrs.Meyer’s are still classified as toxic by ewg.org, with products classified D and F. ​

❌ Many "natural cleaners" contain controversial ingredients mixed in their almost natural formula such as preservatives, dyes, fragrances, surfactants, bleach, alcohol, quats, hydrogen peroxide, or any other harmful chemicals. 

Methylisothiazolinone:  preservative skin sensitizer, linked to allergies, lung, neurological, and organ toxicity. Plus it is very toxic to aquatic life. Check at the bottom of the page the greenwashing brands.

Since there is no government regulation of the words: “organic” or “ natural.” ​We need to buy organic products and to spot them we need to carefully read the labels.

That’s why we need to have the right information that allows us to buy a better detergent to protect us, our family, pets, and the environment.  Use your nose and eyes. Read the ingredients list. Avoid fragranced products and colored liquid products.

 

Organic Cleaners

They are a just few natural and organic floor brands that are safer, not greenwashing, and transparent. They list in their ingredients and they meet my strict criteria. 

On this page will find only the most natural and safe floor detergents on the market, kid-friendly, and pet-friendly. They are all listed below.

💕These are my choices! 

Here is a ewg.org guide for flooring 

Organic Floor Cleaner Lavender
organic floor cleaner, non-toxic, natural floor cleaner

🌸 I use this personally it is my number one recommendation. It contains only vinegar, fresh essential oils & plant-based ingredients.

🌸 It grabs even tough dirt and grime. Use with buckets, floor cleaning machines, or spray bottles.

Extra-clean finish – floors sparkle!

  • Lifts grime – naturally breaks up tough stuff, including greasy kitchen spills.

  • Neutralizes odors – clears the air without heavy perfumes.

  • Super Safe – for pets, kids & the 5-second rule.

  • Clean, not chemical-y. Vinegar dissipates naturally, leaving a clean neutral scent that comes alive with our 100% essential oil blends.

Gives new life to tile, linoleum, sealed hardwood, sealed stone, concrete and more.

INGREDIENTS: Distilled White Vinegar, Sugar Surfactant (Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside), Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Juniper Berry Oil, Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Tangerine Peel Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil.

Natural Floor Cleaner Lavender
organic floor cleaner, non-toxic, natural floor cleaner

🌿 Mandarin & Peppermint Floor Cleaner combines nature’s most aromatic ingredients in one powerful, non-toxic formula.

This biodegradable and eco-friendly plant-based formula effortlessly cuts through grime without the use of harsh chemicals and is safe for use on any surface, especially wood. Allow the energizing zest of mandarin and peppermint to bring freshness to your floors and surfaces, and fill your home with the scents of Australia. 

🐨Safe, powerful, plant-based. Made in the USA with Australian essential oils.

Kind to your family and the environment. Everything is: biodegradable,

plant-based, never tested on animals, greywater and septic safe.

Without: dyes, masking agents, synthetic perfumes, chlorine, bleach, sodium laurel sulphates & phosphates.

  • Natural

  • Effective & powerful

  • Refreshing scent

  • Eco-friendly

  • 100% POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED BOTTLE AND RECYCLABLE! 

INGREDIENTS: Plant-Based Ingredients: Aqua (purified water), Isopropylidene Glycerol (glycerin derived eco solvent), Alkylpolyglucoside (plant based surfactant), Mentha Piperita (peppermint essential oil), Citrus Reticulata (mandarin essential oil), Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Glyceryl Caprylate (plant based emulsifier), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate (mild plant based surfactant), Cocamidopropylamine Oxide (plant based foam booster).

Meliora Organic All-Purpose Home Cleaner
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🍃Just add water!This All-Purpose Home Cleaner is your one-stop solution for cleaning the hard surfaces in your home. Floors, walls, countertops - even the greasy fingerprint smudges on the fridge.

This "people-and planet-friendly" cleaner is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and MADE SAFE Certified. As a Member of 1% for the Planet, 1% of every sale goes towards environmental causes.

🌿Here is how to use their all-purpose home cleaner:

  • Their refillable glass spray bottle comes pre-loaded with one All-Purpose Home Cleaner tablet

  • Remove sprayer and add warm water

  • Close the bottle and shake gently; wait for the tablet to dissolve. Warm water will dissolve the tablet faster than cold water (do not use very hot or boiling water).

  • Spray your All-Purpose Home Cleaner on any hard surface*

  • Wipe until clean and dry for a streak-free finish
    *Always test any stained/finished surface in an inconspicuous spot

  • When empty, add 1 All-Purpose Home Cleaner Refill Tablet to the bottle and repeat the steps above. Every refill tablet eliminates the need for one more single-use plastic bottle. Hooray!

🌿 Here is their difference:

✓MADE-SAFE Certified ✓ Single-Use Plastic-Free ✓ Dye-Free✓ Preservative-Free ✓ Palm-Oil Free ✓ Cruelty-Free ✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free

 🌱 INGREDIENTS: Vegetable Soap [Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Water, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

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Miessence  Household Cleaning 

🍃BioPure is a highly concentrated, all-natural household and industrial cleaner containing powerful probiotic bacteria, antioxidants, and enzymes that break down grease, grime, and dirt and neutralize odors.
🍃 BioPure means cleaning without chemicals and its living benefits continue to work even after the initial application.

The probiotic properties of BioPure ensure it is eminently safe for humans and the environment, and uniquely effective as a surface-active agent to ionize and digest organic matter for surface cleaning and odor reduction. Can be used safely in septic systems and is fully biodegradable.

🍃 BioPure can be used as a general-purpose household cleaner, for floors, kitchen surfaces, mold and mildew areas, and bathrooms. BioPure is a probiotic cleaning liquid and works differently from anti-bacterial products, which attempt to kill bad bacteria. BioPure utilizes beneficial bacteria to regenerate and repopulate with healthy bacteria so they can dominate harmful, disease-causing (pathogenic) bacteria. This creates a natural, healthy and clean environment. When used consistently, BioPure prevents the re-emergence of pathogenic bacteria.

INGREDIENTS: aqua (purified water), certified organic molasses, naturally occurring probiotic bacteria and symbiotic yeasts, organic mineral powder, sea salt, certified organic oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, certified organic vanilla planifolia (vanilla) fruit extract

Mama Suds All-Purpose Cleaner 
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🌿Eight REFILLS packed into one BOTTLE! Save the money and the plastic!

🍃There hasn't been a non-toxic household cleaner that has made the colored markers quiver in their box since.... well, never. Grease dissipates at the mere sight of the bottle and germs burst into tears at just the whisper of its name (MamaSuds All-Purpose Cleaner). Bold statements? Absolutely... but just wait until you see this all-natural cleaner in action! 

🍃MamaSuds All-Purpose Cleaner is tough on the crud but safe enough to wash out a potty mouth. Actually, don't do that, it tastes horrendous.

🍃You don't need a special cleaner for every nook and cranny of your home. Sinks, counters, doorknobs, stove-tops, garbage lids, the side of the couch where your mini-me drew a self-portrait.... all you need is this brilliant and effective formula that leaves nothing behind except faint aroma of pure essential oils.

INGREDIENTS: water, MamaSuds handcrafted Castile Soap (potassium olivate), aloe vera gel juice with non-GMO citric acid*, pure essential oils of clove bud, organic cinnamon leaf, lemon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary.

Mama Suds All-Purpose Cleaner Spray 
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🌿There hasn't been a non-toxic household cleaner that has made the colored markers quiver in their box since.... well, never. Grease dissipates at the mere sight of the bottle and germs burst into tears at just the whisper of its name (MamaSuds All-Purpose Cleaner). Bold statements? Absolutely... but just wait until you see this all-natural cleaner in action! 

🍃MamaSuds All-Purpose Cleaner is tough on the crud but safe enough to wash out a potty mouth. Actually, don't do that, it tastes horrendous.

You don't need a special cleaner for every nook and cranny of your home. Sinks, counters, doorknobs, stove-tops, garbage lids, the side of the couch where your mini-me drew a self-portrait.... all you need is this brilliant and effective formula that leaves nothing behind except a faint aroma of pure essential oils.

  • BPA-free and recyclable plastic with a spray top (both made in the USA)

  • Earned gold stars for safety from the Environmental Working Group

  • Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and Vegan by PETA

  • Free of any synthetic ingredients

INGREDIENTS: water, MamaSuds handcrafted Castile Soap (potassium olivate), aloe vera gel juice with non-GMO citric acid*, pure essential oils of clove bud, organic cinnamon leaf, lemon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary.

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If You Care Natural Household Gloves

🌸 These are the most eco-friendly Household gloves on the market.

🌸 They are reusable, made with soft natural latex rubber and delicate cotton lining.

Great if you have eczema, that could be provoked by toxic gloves 

These natural gloves are:

  • (FSC) natural rubber, latex

  • 100% natural cotton lining

  • 100% renewable resources

  • Fsc certified ethically sourced latex

  • Packaging-fsc-certified

  • recycled board processed chlorine-free 

  • Biodegradable non-toxic inks and glue box

  • Fair Trade

By using them we are reducing the many gloves that end up to landfills to stay!

❌Not recommended brand:
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Not recommended brand:

Branch Basics The Concentrate, I don't recommend this because it has a controversial ingredient!

INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside, Chamomile Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Phytate.

Sodium Phytate in-household cleaners according to EWG.org  Phosphates in detergent cause lake pollution and eutrophication.
Why do we need to pay $50 for a cheap detergent made with sodium phytate responsible for polluting our lakes??!

I prefer Dr. Bronner's: for only $12 you can use it as personal care and household cleaner including dishwashing, safer ingredients, and no lakes pollution.

Sure it is better than Clorox, but why spend all that money on something that is just ok and also associated with general ecotoxicity concerns by ewg.org.

I wish bloggers out there would make more responsible recommendations.

Conclusion:

❌ GREENWASHING, POLLUTING, GREAT MARKETING

❌Not recommended brand:
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Not recommended brand:

I don't recommend this brand because it has a very stron and harsh preservative. Therea are so many safer alternative that is not necessary to use this brand. 

INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Lauryl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Decyl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Citrus Auranitum Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Extract, Methylisothiazolinone (Preservative, less than 0.01%).

Chloromethylisothiazolinone

Methylisothiazolinone: is a widely-used preservative; has been associated with allergic reactions. Lab studies on the brain cells of mammals also suggest that methylisothiazolinone may be neurotoxic. NIOSH reports that this substance is a skin irritant. You can leanr more here.

Plus it carries California proposition 65 Warning 

Conclusion:

❌ GREENWASHING, POLLUTING, GREAT MARKETING

❌Not recommended brand:
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Not recommended brand:

Force Of NatureI don't recommend this because it has a controversial ingredient!

 

This is a disinfectant, not a household cleaner since its formulation generates a form of chlorine!!

 

Even though it is much less than in a conventional bleach it is still chlorine!

In fact, the company states: "Those individually allergic to Chlorine should avoid direct contact as it may cause irritation with symptoms of redness, itching, and swelling."

Even you are not allergic to it, you are still breathing and touching chlorine. I find chlorine to be also not eco-friendly!

Their chlorine is in their Hypochlorous acid (HOCI) and Sodium Hydroxide (aka Caustic soda) that is formed during the electrolysis of vinegar, salt, and water. 

Chlorine and caustic soda sound eco-friendly to you?

 

1. First sign of greenwashing.

They claim it is only salt, water, and vinegar.

Their full ingredients list is not easy to find!

But in reality, the ingredient list is reported in their safety data sheet:

INGREDIENTSWater, sodium chloride (salt),