As we go about cleaning our homes, many of us are conscientious about the types of cleaning products we use in our homes and around our families. We realize how important it is to use the right kind of cleaning products where our families and pets live. We are aware of the harmful effects of toxic cleaning products. But, sometimes we think twice about spending extra on green or natural cleaning products that can be on the pricey side.
When you are budget conscious just as we are, you still seek green cleaning products that are affordable, effective, non-toxic, plant-derived, kill germs and can eliminate unpleasant odors. We chose safe, hard working products that can be used day after day that are affordable. We listed a few green cleaning products that can do the heavy lifting for you while cleaning your home. Take a look and let us know what you think!
Frosch Natural Grapefruit Multi-Surface Kitchen Cleaner is a natural, vegetable based, gentle kitchen cleaner. Frosch Grapefruit cuts through grease and more importantly is food safe. It can be used for kitchen countertops, cabinets, kitchen appliances and leaves a nice grapefruit scent in your kitchen.
The KKtick Silicone Sponges for Dishwashing are a set of four in different colors. The scrubbers are made of food grade silicone material that is BPA-free, and FDA approved. The silicone sponges can be washed and reused over and over. The sponges are great for using on dirty dishes, pans, and cooking pots.
The Better Life Natural All-Purpose Cleaner is safe for use around children and pets. Better Life all purpose cleaner can be used for cleaning bathrooms, countertops, walls, floors, tables, sports equipment, and for many more uses.
Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths are plush, soft microfiber cloths for cleaning, and dusting. The Microfiber cloths are lint-free leaving surfaces streak-free and won’t scratch surfaces. These Microfiber cloths are versatile and indispensable for home cleaning. Zwipes are a great money saving option to single use disposable paper towels. Zwipes can be reused up to 300 times! For additional information about the many uses of microfiber cloths see our post on 26 Astonishing Cleaning Uses for Microfiber Cloths.
The Full Circle Glassware Cleaning Sponge with bamboo handle can clean glassware without much effort. The glassware cleaning sponge is the perfect tool to clean wine glasses as well as tall glasses that are difficult to reach when washing. A great handy tool to help you in the kitchen and a great feature is that the sponge is replaceable.
Another option to purchasing green cleaning products that many families have embrace is DIY green products. Many families make their own homemade green cleaning products. This is something you can consider as an alternative to purchasing green cleaning products. Creating your own cleaning products doesn’t require much time or effort. In fact, there is a good chance that you may already have some of the key ingredients sitting right in your kitchen. Some of the key ingredients are actually common household items such as baking soda, vinegar, lemons, table salt, toothpaste, and other items. The best thing about making your own cleaning products is that you know exactly what ingredients the cleaning products contain and DIY green cleaning products can save you money! Trust me, it is easy and costs you less! How cool is that?
Below are some items to consider if you decide to make your own green cleaning products. The great thing about making your own products, is that you know exactly what the contents of the cleaning products are. If you have a family member or pet that is allergic to one ingredient in a homemade cleaning formula you can use another formula that doesn’t contain that particular ingredient. The green cleaning formula is custom made by you for your family’s specific needs.
The DilaBee Empty Plastic Spray Bottles come in a set of four. The spray bottles are heavy duty, leak proof, and have adjustable spray settings. They also include labels for your customized homemade green cleaning products. Pretty nice, huh? You simple reuse the bottles to store your favorite green cleaning solutions.
Some people like to add a fragrance to their homemade cleaners. This step is entirely optional and doesn’t help in the cleaning process. The fragrance oils are added to make your home smell nice. If you are sensitive to fragrances, you may choose to exclude oils in your cleaning products. If you do decide to add essential oils to your cleaning products, we’ve listed two fragrances below – orange and lavender but keep in mind that there are so many essential oils available. It is up to you whether to include a fragrance or not. Some of the more common oils are tea tree, peppermint, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, and chamomile.
Sweet Orange Best Essential Oil can be added to some of your homemade cleaning products for an orange scent.
Lavender Essential Oil can be added to some of your homemade cleaning products for a Lavender scent.
For a homemade green all-purpose cleaning mix: use two cups of distilled water, 2 – 3 teaspoons of unscented Castile liquid soap, 1 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil. Mix the ingredients for an all-purpose cleaner. Ready to use when you need it.
These are a few green cleaning products and tips that can make your life easier. The green cleaning products will save you money, keep your home clean, and aren’t toxic to your family or pets. These ideas can help you address any dirty issues quickly because we know you’d rather be by the pool or at the beach than spending extra time at home cleaning. Try them out and let us know what you think!
And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below. We always are ready to help you out.