Healthy alternatives

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
EcoverZero All Purpose Cleaner
Meliora CleaningAll Purpose Home Cleaner, fragrance-free
Nature CleanAll-Purpose Cleaning Lotion
The Unscented CompanyAll Purpose

With fragrances (essential oils)

Brand nameProduct description
AspenCleanMultipurpose cleaner
AttitudeMulti-surface cleaner
BiovertMultipurpose Cleaner
Common GoodAll Purpose Cleaner
Dapple BabyAll Purpose Cleaning Spray
Earth Friendly Products ECOSAll-Purpose Cleaner
EchocleanAll Purpose Cleaner
EcomaxNatural All Purpose Cleaner
Greener ChoiceAll Purpose Cleaner
Greenshield Organic GreenAll-Purpose Cleaner
MamaSudsAll-Purpose Cleaner
Sun and EarthAll Purpose Cleaner

DIY

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 in products you choose

  • 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