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The 5 Best Green Cleaning Products for Your Home
 by: Yelena Gertsenova

When choosing products to help keep your home clean and free of harmful germs, it is important to consider the safety as well as the effectiveness of each cleaning agent. Health and green-living experts recommend replacing chemical cleaners with those made from biodegradable, plant-derived solutions to prevent the leaching of chemicals into our water sources and reduce reliance on petroleum. Here are five great green cleaning products that will make replacing chemical detergents and antibacterial products an easy decision.

1. Seventh Generation’s Natural 2x Concentrated Laundry Liquid

Seventh Generation, leading manufacturer of green cleaning products, is dedicated to keeping the earth a healthy place to live for at least the next seven generations. Their laundry detergent is a completely plant-derived, low-foaming stain remover. It contains a water-softener to improve the cleaning capabilities of machines run with hard water and plant enzymes to eliminate even the toughest of stains. It is non-toxic, non-irritating, hypoallergenic and biodegradable.

2. Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner

Simple Green’s cleaning formula was developed over 30 years ago, but it is still one of the greenest cleansers around. Their All-Purpose Cleaner is great for cleaning windows, stovetops, floors, pots and pans and stained carpets, among other things. It can be used on essentially any washable surface. In keeping with Simple Green’s product promise, it is non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, non-flammable and non-corrosive.

3. Method. Hand Wash

Method has made it their job to clean up the way cleaning products are made by removing the dangerous chemicals that kill more than harmful bacteria. Their hand wash is non-toxic and free of triclosan, a chemical suspected to cause cancer in humans. The hand wash is made of largely biodegradable materials like salt, water, citric acid and aloe vera gel. And, it comes in six scents!

4. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Surface Scrub

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day makes cleaning products from naturally derived ingredients in a number of intriguing scents, making it safe (and enjoyable) to breathe while you clean. Their surface scrub is made from ash and oxygen bleach and is perfect for cleaning tile, porcelain fixtures, stainless steel and cookware. It is chlorine and phosphate free and safe for use around children, pets and expectant women. While this product contains minerals that are not completely biodegradable, they do break down into non-harmful decomposition products.

5. Seventh Generation Free & Clear Automatic Dishwashing Powder

Keeping dishes free of harmful chemicals is an important task for any effective dishwashing soap. Without using chlorine or phosphates, this dishwashing powder reaches the ideal pH level for cleaning, softens water and avoids spotting. It is completely hypoallergenic and free of fragrances and dyes. All this, while remaining completely biodegradable!

With green products covering all of your home’s cleaning needs, there are plenty of ways to stay environmentally conscious as you battle the earth’s dirtier tendencies. While we have yet to find ways to limit our reliance on petroleum products for other uses, these products provide a clear alternative. Learn more about keeping your home clean while being conscious of environment at our website at and click through to the blog.

About The Author

Born and raised in Ukraine, Yelena Gertsenova practiced pediatric medicine (specializing in allergy treatment) for 17 years. It was during that time that Yelena saw a clear connection between the cleanliness of one's surroundings and one's health. It was with that thought in mind that Yelena started a Denver cleaning company in 2002 after having moved to the States. Yelena has been publishing articles related to home cleaning for over 3 years and recently Yelena started a blog dedicated to healthy cleaning practices, which can be found at
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