Healthy alternatives


Arm and Hammer – Washing Soda

Attitude – Bathroom Cleaner

With fragrances (essential oils)

Biovert- Bathroom Cleaner

Earth Friendly Products ECOS – Toilet Cleaner

Echoclean – Zesty Lemon Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Ecomax – Natural Bathroom Cleaner

Ecover -Bathroom Cleaner

Greenshield – Organic Toilet Bowl Cleaner

MamaSuds – Toilet Bombs Cleaning Tabs

Seventh Generation – Toilet Bowl Cleaner


White vinegar is a very good natural cleanser. You can use it in aerosol form by mixing it with water (equal quantities).

To scrub toilets, use undiluted white vinegar and scrub it with a toilet brush. This will remove limescale, stains and odours.

To clean the bathtub, shower or sink, use a mixture of baking soda (1/4 cup) and white vinegar (1/2 cup).

Remember to use microfibre cloths to clean without scratching.

Ingredients to avoid

  • 1,4-dichlorobenzine: carcinogenic pesticide
  • Phosphoric acid: irritating to skin, eyes and upper respiratory tract
  • Ammonia: irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes and respiratory and digestive tract
  • Dimetyl chloride: irritant
  • Sodium dichloroisocyanurate dihydrate: corrosive to the eyes, irritant to the skin (strong) and to the respiratory and digestive tracts
  • Ethylene glycol: irritant for the eyes and the respiratory and digestive tracts, skin sensitizer; in case of ingestion: neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, toxic for the digestive system, pulmonary and for the heart
  • Sodium hydroxide: irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes and respiratory and digestive tract
  • Sodium hypochlorite (bleach): irritant
  • Trisodium nitriolitriacetate: carcinogen
  • Sodium orth-phenylpenol: carcinogen, irritant
  • Sodium sulphate: irritant to the skin and corrosive to the eyes