Many of us do not realize how toxic our daily household detergents can be!
They contain chemicals, 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 Household Cleaners
Conventional detergents contain toxic ingredients and chemicals that are cheap to produce, and 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 through 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, and Windex, with products rated F- toxic by ewg.org, there are many "greenwashing" products around.
Greenwashing Household Cleaners
❌ Greenwashing companies are filling their “natural" products with synthetic petrochemical, oleochemical emollients, thickeners, detergents, fragrances, and preservatives.
❌ 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. Found in BetterLife Brand! Check at the bottom of the page the greenwashing brands.
Since there is no government regulation of the words: “organic” or “ natural.” That’s why we need to have the right information that allows us to buy a better detergent to protect us, our family, our pets, and the environment. Use your nose and eyes. Read the ingredients list. Avoid fragranced products and colored liquid products.
Organic Household Cleaners
They are a just few natural and organic household cleaners brands that are safer, not greenwashing, and transparent. The list of their ingredients meets my strict criteria.
On this page will find only the most natural and safer floor detergents on the market, kid-friendly, and pet-friendly.
🌿My number one recommendation is The Wholesome Home Household Cleaners. Made with all-natural and organic, safe plant-based ingredients, it is a bathroom cleaner and disinfectant. It comes in an eco-friendly glass bottle. The 2 oz concentrate refills will give you 2x 16 oz bottles. Making that the best cleaners on the market. My 10% off promo code is PRETTYORGANICGIRL
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The Wholesome Clean Home Kit
🏆This is my number one home all-natural household cleaning products recommendation! 🎉
💖Featuring here 5 essential cleaning products to clean and disinfect the entire home!
🌿 all-purpose cleaner
🌿 bathroom disinfectant
🌿 floor cleaner
🌿 kitchen surface disinfectant
🌿 window & glass cleaner
👉They are made with botanical ingredients and packed in eco-friendly glass amber bottles making them my favorite home kit!👏
💖What is even more amazing is that after you get the full-size bottle you can only get the refills! Just add distilled water to the 2oz concentrate will refill the 16oz bottle 2 times!!
✅Chlorine derived free
✅Made with organic essential oils!
MamaSuds Organic Household Cleaners
🎉So excited to introduce you to this new approved brand!
🌿It offers a collection of organic home cleaning detergents, made with safer ingredients, better than many greenwashing cleaning brands!👏
What I appreciate about this brand is its super short list of ingredients and each ingredient is the most natural on the market!💖Her collection offers organic body wash, bar soaps, hand soaps, organic laundry 🧺, bathroom, and kitchen cleaners.
👗Including their amazing organic laundry soap for fine linen and delicate, organic dishwasher powder, toilet bombs, and dry balms!🌿They come with natural essential oil of lavender, lemon, or pure unscented versions.
✅ I approve of all of them!
* Biodegradable and safe for septic systems
* Free of any synthetic ingredients
* 100% vegan + not tested on animals ever
All-natural, non-toxic, no synthetic ingredients
INGREDIENTS: all-natural and approved
Meliora Organic Cleaning Products
🌿 Meliora is one of my favorite cleaning product brands and one of the most responsible on the market that offers an entire eco-friendly line! They are made with fewer ingredients all Made-Safe certified and packed in the most eco-friendly plastic-free packaging!! And do you know what? They not only clean and work well, but they also make my laundry very soft!! PLUS they are plastic-free!
🍃Their products are made with the simplest ingredients possible and they are one of the most transparent brands around and their ALL plastic-free packaging put them above the competition.
All scents are made from Certified Organic essential oils; no fragrance blends that contain undisclosed ingredients.
It is all plastic-free and they also offer Zero-waste packaging-free options and refills 🎉Their collection includes:
🌿Laundry powder detergent 🌿Oxygen brightener bleach alternative 🌿Soap stick stain remover🌿Cleaning scrub powder🌿Dish soap🌿All-purpose🌿Foaming hand soap
✅MADE SAFE certified
🌿 Here is their difference: Each item is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, 1% of every sale goes towards environmental causes.
✓ Single-Use Plastic-Free
✓ Dye-Free ✓ Preservative-Free
✓ Palm-Oil Free ✓ Cruelty-Free
✓ Synthetic Fragrance-Free
INGREDIENTS: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Vegetable Soap: Sodium Cocoate, Glycerin, Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water
Koala Eco Natural Household Cleaners
🌿 My favorite Organic Spring cleaning Collection!
From the most powerful Australian botanical essential oils Koala Eco
is bringing to you the most natural, powerful, and therapeutical cleaning collection directly to you 💦
🍃100% natural, organic, and plant-based, made in the USA, with Australian allergy and vegan certified ingredients.
Capturing the essence of effortless cleaning experiences that leave behind a botanical and Australian garden aroma!
⭐️To get kitchen and house refreshed, sparkling clean, and aromatized with this amazing natural, plant-based, sustainable cleaning set: 💦
🌿Lemon Myrtle & Mandarine cleaner
🌿Lemon Eucalyptus hand wash
🌿Mandarine fruit & veggie cleaner
🌿Mandarine & Peppermint floor cleaner
🌿Lemon Myrtle & Mandarine dish soap
🐨 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, grey water safe, and septic safe.
Free of use: Palm oil, dyes, masking agents, synthetic perfumes, chlorine, bleach, sodium laurel sulfates & phosphates.
Effective & powerful
100% POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED BOTTLE
Molly's Suds Sink Scrub
🍃Gently scrubs away tough dried food and grease
Helps buff out scratches on kitchen and bathroom surfaces
Trades stinky sink smells for a beautiful, nose-pleasing aroma
Helps gently remove stains from natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain
Made from naturally-derived ingredients that are safe for your skin, your sink, and the environment
🌿Sink SCRUB™ comes in three beautiful, aromatic blends.
Beach: a warm, summery fragrance of coconut and salty breeze scents.
Lavender: a serene, floral scent of lavender fields in the French countryside.
Citrus: a cheering clean of sweet lemon and herbal aroma.
INGREDIENTS: Aluminum-Free Sodium Bicarbonate, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
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
recycled board processed chlorine-free
Biodegradable non-toxic inks and glue box
By using them we are reducing the many gloves that end up to landfills to stay!
❌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??!
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.
❌ GREENWASHING, POLLUTING, GREAT MARKETING
❌Not recommended brand: full review here
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 if 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.
Does chlorine and caustic soda sound eco-friendly to you?
❌ GREENWASHING, POLLUTING, GREAT MARKETING
❌Not recommended brand!
For a full Blueland review check here.
Here you can see their three cleaning products. The tables have all these unnatural colors bosted by synthetic colorants.
MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: made with
synthetic Sodium Benzoate, synthetic potassium sorbate
The fragrance is a mix of natural and synthetic blends, which means a toxic blend, synthetic yellow colorant.
synthetic Sodium Benzoate
BATHROOM CLEANER: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, irritant and polluting, synthetic potassium sorbate, again toxic fragrance and synthetic pink colorant.
WINDOW: synthetic Sodium Benzoate, synthetic potassium sorbate, and blue colorant