15+ Natural Cleaning Products You Need for Spring Cleaning
Stock up on products that will help you get your house in tip-top shape — all eco-friendly and without harsh chemicals.
Spring will be here before we know it. And not only am I looking forward to a season of sunshine and flowers, but I'm also ready for a deep-dive house clean. Instead of using traditional chemical-laden cleaners, though, I rely on natural solutions that don't pose risks to my kids or pets. Switching to natural and organic products also improves overall indoor air quality since you aren't releasing harsh chemicals into the air, which in turn helps reduce skin irritations and respiratory infections. Plus, non-toxic, biodegradable and renewable ingredients are better for the environment. While all of these green cleaners may not kill every virus, they do keep your home microbe-friendly, allowing the "good" bacteria to stay in your home's ecosystem.
Keep scrolling to see the tried-and-true products I use because they are kid-safe, clean my house efficiently and are kind to the earth.
CLEANING SOLUTIONS + SOAPS
A versatile all-purpose cleaner in your spring-cleaning stockpile is essential. This fan favorite is a concentrated formula you can use on your floors, laundry, dishes and even your car — yet it's gentle enough not to irritate your skin. Non-toxic and biodegradable, this product is made with purely organic ingredients, most of which are also fair trade.
Our go-to for quick wipe downs of everything from high chairs to kitchen counters, Babyganics wipes are lifesavers for busy parents. Made from plant-derived and mostly organic ingredients, these are completely safe to use on all surfaces of your house. They really work, too!
We'd be remiss to omit the obvious OG natural cleaner from this roundup – vinegar. Mix half vinegar and half water in a glass bottle, and drop a generous amount of tea tree essential oil and voila, you've just created the most natural all-purpose cleaner money can buy.
For those tough-to-tackle spots, most of us grab a powder cleanser. However, many of them are harmful to the environment and our skin. Bon Ami takes on dirt, rust and stains with renewable corn and coconut oils, making it a smart and natural alternative. Plus, it doesn't scratch appliances and is hypoallergenic, containing no chlorine, perfumes or dyes.
Made in-house at ATTITUDE's Canadian facility, this EWG Verified brand prioritizes sustainability using plant-based ingredients, recyclable packaging and planting a tree for every purchase. This all-purpose cleaner is safe enough to use on food prep surfaces, yoga mats and everywhere in between.
Assistant commerce editor Molly Miller loves the floor cleaner. "I purchased this on a trial basis after my second child was born, and now I refuse to buy any other brand. It's so, so good. I'm excited to try more household cleaners and personal care products from this brand!"
One of the best all-natural laundry products out there, Puracy's stain remover works just as well as its mainstream competitors. Formulated by chemists and evaluated by doctors, the biodegradable solution is comprised of plant-based enzymes and contains no SLS, SLES, sulfates, phosphates, animal by-products, chlorine, bleach, dyes, petrochemicals, caustics or optical brighteners.
Assistant commerce editor Molly Miller says, "it gets out every single tough stain, from baby blowouts to spaghetti sauce. I was amazed at how well this natural cleaner worked."
As the only natural carpet and upholstery shampoo on the market, this clever cleaner is definitely one to add to your cleaning supplies. The concentrated formula reduces plastic, water and energy waste by 75 percent. Simply mix one ounce of the concentrate with 100 ounces of water to remove stains and odors from carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture.
Swap harsh-smelling traditional bleach with this natural alternative. This biodegradable formula is free of fragrances, dyes, chlorine bleach, phosphates and artificial brighteners. It's gentle enough to use on kids' clothes, colorful loads and delicates.
Spring cleaning means confronting those hard-to-remove grease, oil and food splatters in the kitchen. Made with renewable energy, responsible packaging and earth-friendly ingredients, this degreaser will leave your stovetop and counters sparkling without the pungent smell of similar products.
Made with simple, natural and organic ingredients, this powdered laundry detergent comes in a pretty glass jar that you can reuse or recycle. Just spoon in one to two tablespoons and let this environmentally conscious detergent do the dirty work.
This handy cloth eliminates the use of harsh chemicals to keep your stainless-steel appliances grease- and fingerprint-free. With only warm water, the cloth naturally traps dust and grime, as well as 99.9 percent of bacteria and other containments.