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Best Eco Friendly Cleaning Products to Buy or DIY

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If you're looking to live a more natural life and want to remove chemicals from your home, here at the best natural eco friendly cleaning products to buy or DIY.

I've been using eco friendly cleaning products since long before it was a thing, even before the Internet was a staple in each home.  

At first, I did it out of necessity.  We didn't have a lot of money and with a baby on the way, I had to keep a tight budget.



Now, I still use the best eco friendly cleaning products.  Three of us have asthma, and we can't be breathing in the fumes.  


My natural products work well, so I'm not missing out on anything.  They are inexpensive to make, too.  

Sometimes I make my own, and other times I buy them.  Honestly, it just depends on my mood and how much time I have.  Sometimes I just don't have time to make a recipe.  

Or maybe I found a great deal with coupons or by buying in bulk.  I will stock up when I see a great price.


The Best Eco Friendly Cleaning Products to Buy or DIY 


I'm going to separate this into two lists, so it's going to be long.  I was going to make them into completely separate posts, but then I thought maybe my readers are like me.  I like the option of DIYing or buying.  

If you're interested in recipes, scroll down for those.

BEST ECO FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS TO BUY


METHOD LAUNDRY DETERGENT


I do make my own laundry detergent and love it, but sometime I run out and just don't get it made.  That's when I use method laundry detergent.  (Or buy from Grove for free shipping and freebies when you spend $20).

Sometimes I use this just because it smells amazing and it's one of the best eco friendly cleaning products.  I do miss the wonderful smells of commercial detergent sometimes.  

method is super concentrated, so there's little plastic waste.  I reuse them for my homemade detergent and then recycle, but I still like less plastic.  It's also septic safe.

MRS. MEYER'S DISH SOAP



I don't make my own dish soap because I like suds.  Yes, I know they aren't needed, but it's psychological.  Mrs. Meyer's dish soap in lemon verbena is hands down my favorite best eco friendly cleaning products.  (Buy from Grove)

The smell is ah-maaaaazing!  And you get refill jugs for less plastic waste.

GREENWORKS COMPOSTING WIPES


These are a lifesaver, and I'll admit that I buy a lot of these.  I was using another brand, and I about cried each time I tossed one.  The Greenworks wipes are composting, so no more guilt.

I don't use these all over the house, but they are perfect for the bathroom.  My bathroom is teeny tiny, but I can put these in the cabinet and use one every night for a quick clean.  The convenience plus being biodegradable makes them the best eco friendly cleaning products for my home.

BIOKLEEN BAC-OUT STAIN REMOVER


If you haven't used an enzyme cleaner, get this Biokleen Bac-Out Stain Remover post haste.  I will admit that my favorite enzyme cleaner is from Norwex, but I can not handle the pressure to host a party nor do I want to pay $30 for a $10 list price item.

So I switched to Biokleen.  (But if you're at a party, their enzyme cleaner is awesome.)  I put this in the mop bucket when I clean my wood floors.  It's also the only thing that gets of that smell in the bathroom.  Moms of boys know exactly what smell I'm talking about.  

CLEANWELL BOTANICAL DISINFECTANT


A natural disinfectant was the last product I switched to.  For years, I used a natural cleaner in the summer and bought the strong stuff for the winter.  I've since switched to Cleanwell Botanical Disinfectant.

We kept getting sick constantly when I was using my vinegar cleaner.  I have two in the family who get sick if someone so much as coughs within 1000 feet of them.  My son, Caleb, was hospitalized with RSV or pneumonia every year for the first 6 years.  So you get my hesitation.  

Caleb's immune system (or lungs) improved, and I found out about thymol.  It's derived from thyme, and it's a powerful natural disinfectant.  It is almost as effective as bleach.  I made the switch a few years ago, and we still get colds, but we've been mostly healthy.  

METHOD ANTIBAC TOILET CLEANER


We have hard water, so I have to be careful with what I use here.  I found the method antibac toilet cleaner a while ago.  As much as I love their laundry detergent and hand soap, I didn't have high hopes with our well water. (Buy from Grove)

I was wrong. Scrub, let it sit 10 minutes, then scrub again.  Boom, you're done.


MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER


For an all purpose cleaner, you can't beat Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Cleaner. I use this for spot cleaning and cleaning counters.  (Buy from Grove)

I buy the refill and use it to mop my floors.  It makes the best ever car wash soap, too.

HONEST MULTI SURFACE SPRAY



The Honest Company Multi Surface Spray is a nice all purpose spray for most surfaces.  I use it on the counters and other places that get greasy or messy.  This cuts through grease better than others, probably due to the grapefruit essential oil.

Even though money isn't as tight now as it was when we were newlyweds, I still like to save money.  I buy my best eco friendly cleaning products on Amazon or on Grove.  



If you click on the picture, you can get a free Mrs. Meyer's home kit with a $20 purchase from Grove.  You also get free shipping and a VIP trial.

BEST ECO FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS TO DIY

I've made a lot of cleaning products over the years.  Some worked, and some didn't.  The ones I've shared here are the ones that I've tested and tweaked until they worked as good as the store bought versions.

If you're using essential oils in your DIY natural cleaning recipes, here's a list of the best essential oils for cleaning and how to use them.  These are my favorite best eco friendly cleaning products to make at home.

DIY WINDOW AND GLASS CLEANER



This window and glass cleaner recipe is so easy to make!  It has arrowroot powder in it to really scrub off fingerprints and spots.  The arrowroot powder is key to making this the best eco friendly cleaning products window cleaner.


DIY DUSTING SPRAY RECIPE



This dusting spray recipe has oils in it to protect wood.  I also add some lemon essential oil to cut grease, so it's perfect for the table and chairs.


DIY DISINFECTING SPRAY RECIPE




This DIY disinfecting spray is perfect for the counters, door knobs, and even in the mop bucket.  It doesn't smell great, but it works great in the bathroom to kill germs naturally.


NATURAL AIR FRESHENER




This easy DIY natural air freshener puts a light scent in the air and it absorbs odors.  I keep one in the bathroom.

HOMEMADE ALL PURPOSE CLEANER




Use this homemade all purpose spray to clean counters, walls, and most other surfaces.  This is my most often used best eco friendly cleaning product that I make.

DIY LAUNDRY SOAP - NO GRATING




Grating is the worst part about making homemade laundry detergent.  Here's how to make it without grating.  I use this best eco friendly cleaning products all the time and have for years.

CASTILE SOAP CONCENTRATE




I use liquid castile soap to wash my floors and pretty much anything that's dirty.  I make this easy castile soap concentrate to save space.

DIY REED DIFFUSER




Naturally scent your home with this easy DIY reed diffuser.

DIY DISINFECTING WIPES




These DIY disinfecting wipes are definitely on my list of things to try!

DIY DRYER SHEETS



I don't use dryer sheets, but I might try these DIY dryer sheets to get a little fragrance in my laundry.

DIY DISHWASHER TABS



This is another DIY that I haven't tried yet but really want to.  These DIY dishwasher tabs look so easy to make, too.

FABRIC ODOR REMOVER


Learn how to remove odors from fabric naturally and make an easy odor eliminating spray recipe.

SOLID DISH SOAP BARD RECIPE



Wash your dishes with this cold process solid dish soap bar recipe.  It has essential oils to clean and get rid of grease while the fats create a lot of suds to scrub your dishes.

What do you think is the best eco friendly cleaning product?  Have you made any of these recipes?

This article about the best natural cleaning products to buy or DIY was originally published at Everything Pretty.

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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