Recommended Green Cleaning Products from Maid-zen

“Green cleaning” is a term used to describe the process of cleaning your home or small office with eco-friendly and mostly organic cleaning products. Most commercial cleaning products contain chemicals and other toxic substances that can wreak havoc on your kids, pets, and surface, and also leave unwanted “chemically” smells in the aftermath.

Green home cleaning products are made from natural, safe, biodegradable and non-toxic material. As a green cleaning company for residences and small offices, we know our way around some of the best green cleaning products out there. The following is a list of a few household cleaners you might want to keep around the house for regular use or in case of emergency.

Generic Cleaners

Baking Soda

Baking soda is an all around cleaner. Not only is it great for cleaning and deodorizing, it also helps cut through grease, oil, and other sticky messes. It’s great to combine with water or vinegar and some essential oils to cut through grime on pretty much any surface.

Club Soda

Club soda, similar to baking soda, is great for helping mitigate stains and other substances from penetrating fabrics.

Vinegar

Vinegar can clean just about anything. Because of its acidity, it’s great for cutting through grease, grime, scum, and more.

Lemon Juice

If you’re dealing with issues of mildew and mold, lemon juice if should be your go-to cleaner. It’s great at cutting through and disinfecting those areas.

Essential Oils

In conjunction with the products listed above, essential oils will help with cleansing aromas. Sometimes vinegar can leave an undesirable smell but with Tea Tree oil, Rose Hip oil, or other essential oils, you can have a fresh smelling abode.

Name Brand Products

We’ve also gotten to know some name brand products. Below are some of our faves.

Lemi Shine Multi-Purpose Appliance Cleaner

Lemi Shine Multi-Purpose Appliance Cleaner is a biodegradable and non-toxic cleaner used in cleaning appliances such as dishwashers and garbage disposals. Just put a little of it on the appliance you want to clean and run a wash. It’s made from strong citric extracts and costs approximately $7.

Ecoegg Laundry Egg

These laundry eggs are used in place of soap and detergents. They are mild, gentle to skin and fragrance-free. An egg contains tourmaline ceramic pellets and mineral pellets. These pellets help to remove dirt from clothes and make them smell fresh. Each egg can be used for 270 washes though mineral pellets need to be replaced every 72 washes. They cost $27 for a full egg.

Better Life Toilet Bowl Cleaner

At $6 you can get this thick, deodorized toilet bowl cleaner that is made from plant extracts. Squirt a little of it under the toilet bowl and let it stand for at least 5 minutes. Brush your toilet bowl and flush. It is an effective cleaner and can be used on stubborn stains.

Puracy Natural Carpet and upholstery Shampoo

This carpet cleaner is non-toxic, non-allergenic and plant based. You can use it with a machine or by hand. It is able to remove stains while keeping your home safe from chemicals. It costs about $15.99 and leaves fabric clean and nice-smelling.

Ecover Bathroom Cleaner

The packaging for this product is made from sugarcane. It is a plant-based formula that cleans out scum, mold and mildew without harming yours health or the environment. You can use it by spraying onto surfaces and using a piece of cloth to wipe out. Depending on the amount of scum, mold or mildew, repeat the process several times leaving the spray on for a few minutes. When it is clean, rinse out the surface with water. A liter of it costs $7.90.

Bath Petals California Rose Garden Glass Cleaner

This product deep cleans windows and glass surfaces using a completely natural vinegar, mineral, and alcohol formula. It has a pleasant rose smell. It is a great alternative to harsh smells and chemical-based sprays like Windex. It costs approximately $10.

Scrub Daddy

This product is for cleaning glass, cast iron, plastic, wood, and stainless steel. Scrub Daddy mixes with cold water and leaves surfaces clean and smooth despite the tough scrubbing. It costs $14.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oils Cleaner

This biodegradable, citrus-scented natural surface cleaner is derived from timber mill solvents and plant-based modifiers. The bottles used for packaging this product are completely recyclable and it can be used on sinks, tiles, tubs and countertops. Spray a little after every shower to remove scum and lime deposits. Its price is $3.

Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring Remover

This completely natural pumice stone is used to clean stubborn stains on toilet bowls. To use it, hold the handle and scrub your toilet bowl. It removes rings, rust and build-ups of lime in a short time and costs $9. It can be used up to 10 times.

Martha Stewart Clean Bathroom Cleaner

Doesn’t everyone want Martha’s helping hand in their bathroom? Her natural cleaner I made from 99% plant and mineral extracts. It can be used on metal, marble and wood. Spray a little bit on the tub or whatever surface you want to clean and scrub. It costs approximately $10.

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