Green Spring Cleaning: 8 Natural Household Cleaners

Green spring cleaning!Green spring cleaning!The spring cleaning urge is hard to resist ... trust us, we know. Although you might suddenly be overtaken by the need to scrub and polish, with all of the toxins and fumes in typical household cleaners, now it's more important than ever to invest in safe all-natural cleaning products.

Instead of breathing in harsh chemicals, here are 7 natural household cleansers that are as good for the environment as they are for your home!







Bon Ami All-Purpose Cleanser, $3.49 Bon Ami All-Purpose Cleanser, $3.49 1. Bon Ami All-Purpose Cleanser, $3.49
Bon Ami has "kept it simple" for 120 years - long before being "green" was cool. Their all-purpose cleanser's formula is made without phosphates, chlorine, or other harmful chemicals - yet it's extremely effective.
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J.R. Watkins Naturals Lemon All-Purpose Wipes, $6.99 J.R. Watkins Naturals Lemon All-Purpose Wipes, $6.99 2. J.R. Watkins Naturals Lemon All-Purpose Wipes, $6.99

These convenient cleansing wipes are good to have on-hand for quick, low-energy cleaning spurts - and they're biodegradable!
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Eco-Me Premix Cleaning Pack, $33.84 Eco-Me Premix Cleaning Pack, $33.84 3. Eco-Me Premix Cleaning Pack, $33.84
Eco-Me was created out of necessity, after the founder's sister was diagnosed with breast cancer without any family history - and after she investigated the harmful and dangerous effects that our home environment can cause (which the EPA said is 3 to 7 times more chemically polluted than outdoor air). This 100% natural, chemical-free cleaning set includes an all-purpose cleaner, wood polish, scrub cleanser, dish soap, laundry soap, carpet deodorizer, toilet bowl cleaner, and an all-floor cleaner.
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Roux Maison Laundry Detergents, $14.99 for 40 loads Roux Maison Laundry Detergents, $14.99 for 40 loads 4. Roux Maison Laundry Detergents, $14.99 for 40 loads

These laundry detergents are made with natural and naturally derived ingredients, designed to be gentle yet effective. Of course your laundry detergent probably won't negatively affect your unborn child, but why not go green all the way across the board - for the environment's sake.
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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Countertop Spray, $3.99Mrs. Meyer's Clean Countertop Spray, $3.995. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Countertop Spray, $3.99
Mrs. Meyer's Clean is one of my very favorite cleaners that I use all the time (along with Method) - and they're made with natural essential oils, and are biodegradable and phosphate-free. I especially love how long they last!
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HAVEN All-Purpose Lemon Mint, $14.50 HAVEN All-Purpose Lemon Mint, $14.50 6. HAVEN All-Purpose Lemon Mint, $14.50

This handmade formula is made with natural ingredients like twice-distilled witch hazel, organic castile soap, organic aloe vera, and vegetable glycerine.
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Method Squirt + Mop Floor Cleaner, $5.99 Method Squirt + Mop Floor Cleaner, $5.99 7. Method Squirt + Mop Floor Cleaner, $5.99

Method is a personal favorite of mine - not only because they really, really work, and not only because they're non-toxic and biodegradable, but because they look so darn pretty on my counter.
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- By Michelle Horton
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