When it comes to natural cleaning products, many folks are skeptical as to how effective they actually are. We know products with harsh chemicals get the job done, but on the other hand, we want to keep potentially toxic ingredients out of our homes — especially if we have little ones or four-legged friends.
As more families are reaching for natural, non-toxic products to keep their homes squeaky clean, we want to make sure you don’t waste your money on something that doesn’t get the job done. So we dug into the reviews of some of the most popular natural cleaning products to see which ones really pass the test. Take a look below to see what you should stock up on before you start scrubbing!
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Bon Ami Cleanser Powder
Known as "America's original natural home cleaner," this scratch-free scrubbing powder has been a favorite for household cleaning since the late 1800s.
Where to buy: $8.33, Amazon
White House Foods Cleansing Vinegar
If you like using vinegar to clean, but aren't a fan of the accompanying odor, this lemon or lavender scented multi-purpose cleaner might be the perfect solution.
Where to buy: $13.99, Amazon
A rave Amazon review lists this natural solvent's many perks: "The versatility of this product is unbelievable. It can deodorize, cut through grease, makes a great 'sanitizing additive' to clean laundry even more effectively, and can keep a dishwasher clean and odor free."
Where to buy: $19, Amazon
Trader Joe's Pop-Up Sponges
Looking to save space? These flattened sponges plump up by adding water before you wipe away a mess. Plus, they can last a lot longer than more traditional sponges.
Where to buy: $12.89, Amazon
Better Life Naturally Dirt-Destroying Floor Cleaner
One customer review claims this product works great on multiple surfaces, including tile, pergola, natural stone, laminate, porcelain, and hardwood. They were also impressed by the citrus and minty scent.
Where to buy: $11.98, Amazon
Ecover Toilet Bowl Cleaner
You'll have no need to grab harsh bleach with this lightly-scented cleaner in your cabinet. Spray it around the toilet bowl, let it set for awhile (perhaps while you clean other areas of the room), then easily wipe away any stains.
Where to buy: $6.29, Amazon
Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring Remover
For more stubborn toilet bowl stains, this natural pumice works by buffing away the porcelain to reveal a brand new shine.
Where to buy: $9.30, Amazon
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
This company offers plenty of natural products for all around the house, but the reviewers really love their multipurpose spray for general cleaning. Bonus points for its chemical-free scent.
Where to buy: $11.97, Amazon
Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes
These plant-based cleaning wipes are totally biodegradable. Reduce waste by tossing them into a compost pile rather than a trash can!
Where to buy: $12.28, Amazon
E-Cloth Home Cleaning Set
The microscopic fibers in these cloths can help grab gunk and residue from surfaces around your home without anything more than a little water. Reviews claim they also never develop any icky odors.
Where to buy: $27.16, Amazon
J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner
The grapefruit scent of this spray will leave your home feeling refreshed overwhelmed by the citrusy aroma. According to one review on Amazon, it's "the best all-purpose cleaner on the market. The smell is great and leaves no residue."
Where to buy: $11.33, Amazon
Puracy Natural Home Cleaning Set
The price for this full set might seem a little steep, but plenty of reviews claim it's worth every penny. You can always start with an individual cleaning products for laundry, dishes, or home surfaces if you want to test one out first.
Where to buy: $53.00, Amazon
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Dilute a bottle of this product with water and it can reportedly be used for months on pretty much everything in your home — including laundry, dishes, and in the shower for your hair and body.
Where to buy: $29.99, Amazon