Chemical-free ways to clean your home

Eliza McGowen

You can find chemical-free alternatives to all your favorite cleaning supplies, from daily shower sprays to stain removers to toilet bowl cleaners.

The clean living movement has gained a lot of momentum over the last decade as people adopt lifestyles that cut down on processed food and use more holistic methods for medical care. Chemical-free cleaning has also become popular - consumers are invested in cutting out as many unnatural products from their home as possible.

Deciding to give up on your tried-and-true cleaning products can be a big leap, though. So we've put together some tips and recommendations to help you transition to a greener lifestyle. No matter how you keep your home clean, there are ways to keep it chemical free.

Chemical-free brands

Since there is such high demand for chemical-free cleaning products, there are also a lot of brands that cater to this need. But two of our favorites are Seventh Generation and Uniquely J. Seventh Generation was one of the first companies to adopt more sustainable methods and products - they've been around for over 30 years. All their products are plant-based. It doesn't get more natural than that! We recommend picking up a bottle of their laundry detergent.

Uniquely J is a newer offering from the e-commerce company Their products are EPA Safer Choice certified, as well as non-GMO and cruelty-free. While we've tested products from their whole product line, we particularly like their Lemon Thyme Basil Dish Soap.

Chemical-free cleaning with babies

If you have children at home then it's even more important to use chemical-free cleaning products - for one, you probably use them more often. While most chemical-free brands are safe to use, you can also find some that are specifically made to be worry-free around kids. Babyganics is a quality option - we suggest using their Toy and Highchair Cleaning Spray.


If you want to go full chemical-free and know exactly what is in your cleaning products then you might want to try making your own cleaning products. While it sounds difficult, it's actually quite easy. Most are a combination of vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. You can find thousands of easy recipes online, but the easiest recipe for all-purpose cleaner is mixing one cup white vinegar, one tablespoon baking soda, one cup water, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (we like sweet orange) in a large spray bottle - then spray away messes, worry-free.

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