We want clean floors and surfaces in our homes, but we don’t want harmful chemicals intruding into our family’s everyday lives. What’s the solution?
Eco-friendly, all-natural cleaning products!
Vinegar and baking soda are both long-standing household remedies for many stains and odors. Many people swear by mopping their hardwood floors with nothing more than a vinegar-water solution. Baking soda can be sprinkled onto carpet and then vacuumed up to reduce or eliminate odors.
In addition to these, many products which are completely safe and biodegradable are on the market today.
Begley’s Natural Household Stain & Odor Remover is one of them. It is used to treat stains on upholstery and carpet, but it can also be sprayed on hard surfaces and wiped away, leaving behind a fresh scent that promises not to be overpowering. The product’s manufacturers promise that it can eliminate odors as offensive as spoiled milk and various pet accidents.
Biokleen Carpet & Rug Shampoo is an innovative product which relies on plant-based enzymes to clean carpet at a professional standard. This shampoo can be used in home carpet cleaners or rentals. It leaves behind a natural citrus smell thanks to the grapefruit seed and orange essence which gives it it’s cleaning power. You’ll get maximum cleaning results without harmful chemicals such as chlorine or ammonia. To boost eco-friendliness, Biokleen packages its Carpet & Rug Shampoo in a 64-ounce concentrate to cut down on packaging waste.
Martha Stewart has developed a carpet cleaner/stain remover that contains a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, which is formulated to lighten stains. This is one of the most tested and approved eco-friendly cleaners on the market, with several third-party endorsements, including the United States’ EPA.
For stain removal in clothing, Attitude’s eco-friendly stain remover promotes itself as being completely vegan and certified by EcoLogo (a Canadian environmental initiative). Grapefruit and lavender make a heavenly scent combination, and the product boasts hypo-allergenic and CO2 neutral qualities as well, although it’s known for being extremely tough on dirt and other stains.
The Better Life company Natural Stain & Odor Eliminator has countless customer testimonials about how it smells fresh and clean, not chemical clean. This product can be used for a variety of purposes, making it an excellent value. It can be used as a deodorizer for sports equipment, car upholstery, carpet, or furniture. You can also use it as a laundry booster or stain remover. The bottle itself claims that “blood, pet messes, fresh food stains, dirt & sweat” are not too much for this all-natural cleaner. It’s scent-free and dye-free as well.
Seventh Generation makes both laundry detergents and dish detergents that are free of chemicals. This company’s scents are all natural, derived from plants and essential oils. Plant-based enzymes do the cleaning, so added fragrances and synthetic brighteners aren’t necessary. Almost all of Seventh Generation’s laundry detergents are safe for sensitive skin, and they come in clean, fresh scents like Fresh Citrus and Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender. They offer dishwasher detergent packs and dish liquid varieties in several different sizes, strengths and scents.