Are you going green with your cleaning products this year? I would like to share with you my favorite green cleaning products. Since there are so many products to choose from on the market today, it can be overwhelming to make a decision. Some of the green cleaning products available contain synthetic fragrance, which is problematic for people with allergies and asthma. After years of searching, I finally took a class with Deborah Eden Tull, a Sustainability Coach. Because of her workshop, I successfully changed all of my cleaning products to “green,” and my allergies have been much better! The last few years, my clients have been asking for my green cleaning supply list. Once they switch to these products, they seem to be very happy. I have also purchased and placed them in a bucket as a moving-in gift. Here is the list of products that clean everything in my home:
1. Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
I love products that can be used for many purposes so I don’t have to buy as many items at the store. This is great for counters, sinks, ovens, floor, and more. This product needs to be diluted, so you get a lot for your money!
2. Bon Ami Powder Cleanser
The most difficult product to replace for most people is the powder for scouring the sink and tub. This does the job, especially when blended with the Sal Suds.
3. Earth Friendly Products Furniture Polish
This is basically olive oil and an emulsifier. You can also make DIY furniture polish if you would like.
4. Ecover Dishwashing Liquid
This product works and does not contain a synthetic fragrance! Some people find that they use more of this product since it does not contain the chemical that causes suds. Try it or another unscented green dish soap, such as Method Naked. Also available in dishwasher tablets.
5. Distilled White Vinegar
Dilute this to make your own tile or glass cleaner, or use it full-strength to clean drains. An added benefit of cleaning with white vinegar is that it is also a pest deterrent. I like to pour it down the drains before going away on vacation.