Healthy alternatives


Ecover – Zero All Purpose Cleaner

Meliora Cleaning – All Purpose Home Cleaner, fragrance-free

Nature Clean – All-Purpose Cleaning Lotion

The Unscented Company – All Purpose

With fragrances (essential oils)

AspenClean – Multipurpose cleaner

Attitude – Multi-surface cleaner

Biovert – Multipurpose Cleaner

Common Good – All Purpose Cleaner

Dapple Baby – All Purpose Cleaning Spray

Earth Friendly Products ECOS – All-Purpose Cleaner

Echoclean – All Purpose Cleaner

Ecomax – Natural All Purpose Cleaner

Greener Choice – All Purpose Cleaner

Greenshield Organic Green – All-Purpose Cleaner

MamaSuds – All-Purpose Cleaner

Sun and Earth – All Purpose Cleaner


The microfibre cloths allow for efficient cleaning without the use of chemicals.

You can also prepare this very effective and healthy mixture. You will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of borax
  • 1/2 teaspoon washing soda
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap based on vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of very hot tap water

Mix borax, washing soda, vinegar and liquid soap in a spray bottle. Add very hot water and shake the bottle until completely dissolved. Spray the surfaces to be cleaned and wipe with a sponge, cloth or terry cloth.

Ingredients to avoid

  • Ammonia: irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes and respiratory and digestive tract
  • Butyl cellusolve: neurotoxic
  • Dyes (coal tar): carcinogen, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • DEA (Diethanolamine): possible carcinogen (by production of nitrosamines)
  • d-Limonene: irritant to skin and eyes, respiratory sensitizer
  • Orthophenol: irritant
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • TEA (triethanolamine): irritant to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract, respiratory and skin sensitizer