While cleaning is supposed to give your home a refreshing feeling, most mainstream cleaning products have frustrating components: toxins, pollutants and an awful chemical smell. This is especially irritating -- and even dangerous -- for those who have allergies or asthma. Luckily, more companies have been presenting natural, plant-derived cleaning products to help consumers cleanse their homes without filling their households with hazardous products. Here are some of the best all-natural products to use in your home:
This company is dedicated to the creation of products derived from the rawest materials in nature, and its massive cleaning kits allow you to scrub every corner of your house without using any chemicals. Its products, which are scented with essential oils, are all biodegradable, aren't tested on animals and are safe for kids and pets. The organic ingredients and the natural scent can be used in many versatile ways in any room in your home.
Buy it online for $49.99.
Mrs. Meyers is focused on creating products that are just as tough on surfaces as chemical cleaners, but without the sour smell and negative environmental impacts. The company's multi-surface everyday cleaner comes in a variety of incredible essential oil scents, such as peony, lavender, lemon verbena, rosemary, basil and mint. The cleaner is created using only plant-derived ingredients, but still packs the same punch as standard household cleaners, ensuring that irritating chemicals won't be necessary to deeply clean the dirty, grimy areas in your home.
Buy it online for $3.99.
Biokleen takes raw ingredients to the next level -- the company's all purpose cleaner concentrate, which requires dilution of only one ounce to a gallon of water, is made from grapefruit seed extract, citrus and other natural plant products, excluding chemicals most mainstream cleaners include, such as phosphate, chlorine, petroleum solvents and EPA priority pollutants.
Buy it online starting at $8.05.
When this company says "naked," it means it -- it strips down its products to nothing but natural ingredients and makes sure you can see exactly what goes into their cleaners. Every product the company produces is non-toxic, vegan and environmentally friendly. Its website even includes what the company considers "unacceptable ingredients", including bleach, fluorides and sulfates. The "Every Thing" cleaner comes in refreshing and is made from vinegar, water and essential oils. And as the name "every thing" suggests, this cleaner can be used to fight against bacteria and mold on almost any surface in your home.
Buy it online for $8.49.
Simple Green was started over 40 years ago and has since released more than 20 all-natural products that provide a deep clean to any area of your home. With scents including lemon and lavender, Simple Green's all-purpose cleaner is non-toxic, biodegradable and safe for the humans and pets in your home. It can be used on every surface from countertops to carpets, fighting grime and dirt without leaving traces of toxic chemicals behind.
Buy it online for $4.97.
Airbiotic is revolutionary in its development of new natural cleaning products, and the company is dedicated to producing even more cleansers to create a healthy home or work environment without the residue of chemical cleaners. One of Airbiotics' main goals is to create products that are safe for people with asthma and allergies to use, and are safe around children and pets. The all purpose cleaner is a healthy alternative to most traditional, toxic cleaners and is powered by probiotics, which boosts the immune system when ingested, ensuring that the cleaner is healthy to inhale and touch.
Buy it online for $29.99.
This company is founded on the basis of utilizing essential oils for cleaning and disinfecting tough surfaces while leaving a pleasant smell behind in its wake. The natural all purpose cleaner isn't just known for the variety of plant-based and natural products that make up its formula -- it is also known for what is not found in the mixture, as the company goes out of its way to make sure that chemicals and other ingredients common in mainstream cleaners are avoided, such as ammonia, peroxide and synthetic fragrances. Along with its various natural ingredients, this cleaner is also effective in masking harsh smells, whether from household messes or other harsh, chemical products.
Buy it online for $6.99.