If cleaning the house is the last thing you want to be doing this summer, consider embracing some of the market’s best all-purpose, green cleaning products with fresh seasonal scents that will make you feel like you’ve brought the outdoors in.
Full of aromatherapeutic benefits, they positively affect your mood, not to mention, motivate you to get some cleaning done no matter how much you’d rather be at the beach! And because they contain non-toxic and environmentally friendly ingredients that help clean a variety of surfaces easily and quickly, you’ll be able to get outside and enjoy the summer weather in no time.
Check out these top, eco-friendly cleaning picks for easy breezy, summer cleaning. And if you’ve tried any other green great brands, let me know by leaving a comment.
This eco-friendly, carbon neutral cleaner is EcoLogo-certified and free of carcinogens and nasty chemicals like 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide. Plus, its mood-lifting citrus zest scent is sure to improve your attitude towards cleaning. Guaranteed!
Created by the well-known actor and environmentalist, Ed Begley, Jr., this non-toxic, plant-based cleaner has an uplifting, subtle scent derived from a potpourri of pure essential oils. It’s a little pricier than other brands, but it does perform extremely well for tackling most cleaning projects in and around the house. Check out my in-depth product review here.
Uplift your spirits with the clary sage-citrus scent of this solvent-free and pH neutral cleaner that easily battles grime anywhere from the bathroom to the kitchen. Its no-rinse, no-residue formula makes cleaning simple. Plus, I love the fact that it serves double duty as a fabric treatment and upholstery cleaner. Because it’s available in a fragrance-free version, too, it’s really great for those who are chemically sensitive or who want to add in essential oils of their own choosing. Available in concentrate and large, industrial sizes, too.
As fresh as garden-snipped parsley, this earth friendly cleaner with plant-based surfactants brings the outdoors in. It easily cleans several surfaces in and outside your home, such as countertops, ovens, grills, and wooden decks, so it’s a must-have for summer entertaining. Plus, it can be used on fabric. Its availability in gallon sizes and concentrate forms is an eco-friendly and money-saving bonus.
As revitalizing as a sunny summer day, Eco-Me’s natural, fresh scented cleaners make cleaning effortless. I especially love the lemon-scented cleaner as it really lifts my spirits. But if that doesn’t float your boat, check out the Herbal-Mint, Citrus Berry, or fragrance-free version. Made with pure, natural ingredients and absolutely nothing non-toxic, it’s definitely green as noted in this product review I did for About.com.
This USDA-certified organic, powerful hypo-allergenic and non-toxic cleaner will help you effectively clean and remove stuck-on debris, grease, and grime from those hard-to-clean surfaces in your kitchen. With its natural ingredients, fresh lemony scent, and certifications, it’s definitely a top eco-cleaner.
Method brings the scent of walking along the beach to you in this limited-edition, dewy-scented, all-purpose cleaner with notes of sage and eucalyptus. If you fall in love with the fragrance, which is part synthetic and part pure essential oils, it’s also available in a biodegradable gel hand wash, pump dish soap, and laundry detergent. However, do take note that it has artificial coloring, which knocks off a few “green points.”
Bring the sunshine indoors with this 100% natural castile-soap based cleaner, which has multiple uses, such as cleaning carpets, woodwork, counter tops, and more. Definitely an earth friendly find. Available in small 8 oz., 16 oz., gallon, and 5-gallon sizes. For more info. on the product, read my About.com product review.
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Note: This post was originally published August 27, 2013 and updated on June 22, 2015.