Going green at home and at work is a choice that people are making as we all put stronger consideration into the impact we’re leaving on the environment.
One significant benefit to using eco-friendly products is how it impacts your health and, as it often is, natural can mean better. Some have chosen to use home-made products, often involving baking soda and lemon, as natural cleaners, but we’ve decided to leave it to the professionals.
These are some of our favourite over-the-counter eco-friendly cleaning products!
Murchison-Hume Furniture Spritzer
Often upholstery cleaners can be harsh and filled with chemicals, and inhaling those fumes isn’t good for you. Our spray can remove grime from human oils and dirt from outside. It’s meant to be used with a brush, but it helps if you allow it to soak in for a few minutes to allow the oils to be broken down.
The Laundress Surface Cleaner
This multi-purpose cleaner can be used on any hard surface. It’s biodegradable, so you won’t have to wonder what happens to the residue after you wipe it off with your cloth or paper towel. It’s gentle on the hands, and the best part is it leaves a nice, soft smell after it’s been sprayed, so there’s no need for potpourri or anything like that.
Greenworks Free & Clear Laundry Detergent
Greenworks is a very popular line of cleaners because it works well while staying true to its brand. We particularly like their detergent, as it stands out from a number of environmentally friendly competitors. It’s been tested by dermatologists, making it a great choice for people with skin conditions. We like this one because it’s also an economical choice, so it’s good on the skin and great for the wallet.
Mrs. Meyer’s Lavender Surface Wipes
Cloths may be reusable but they can hold lots of microbes that will only be spread around when you do the cleaning. These wipes are perfect for surfaces that need to be clean enough to eat off, such as table tops, stove tops, and kitchen counter tops. They’re tough enough to withstand vigorous scrubbing, even when it comes to hardened stains. Plus they come in a portable package so you can bring them with you when you have cleaning to do in the yard or at the office.
Earth Friendly Products Everyday Stain & Odor Remover
Some sprays claim to remove odours, when in fact they only cover up the smell with strong perfumes. Everyday breaks down the smells so you don’t have to cover up the smell over and over.