With spring swiftly approaching, cleaning has been top of mind. There’s nothing I appreciate more than a fresh and organized space. Having a clean home brings so much peace to everyone in my home and has the ability to improve the moods of my entire family. Plus, it creates an inviting atmosphere for guests.
However, keeping things clean while also living a healthier lifestyle can seem daunting. Many cleaning products have harsh chemicals that can have a variety of impacts on our health. From endocrine disruptors in fragrances to respiratory issues from sulfates, it can be tricky to know which products are better for you and your family. I have chosen some of my favorite brands and products to share with you today to get you on track for the cleanest spring yet.
My favorite product: Branch Basics Premium Starter Kit
If you’ve delved into the natural cleaning product world already, then you’re likely familiar with Branch Basics. I consider this brand to be one of the best choices if you’re hoping to find cleaner products. Their concentrate-based system means you do not pay money for extra water in your products.
You simply mix the concentrate with water to create sprays that work on different surfaces, like glass, all-purpose, and even laundry detergent. The brand also makes a product called Oxygen Boost that works wonders on stains and can brighten your whites in the laundry.
*Use code MEGANSPITERI for 15% off all Starter Kits, except the Trial Kit.
My favorite products: Puracy Natural Dish Soap and Puracy Natural Stain Remover
Puracy is a great choice if you’re looking for non-toxic cleaning products that work really well. I’m a big fan of their dish soap as it doesn’t leave any residue or chemically smell on my dishes. Trust me, you won’t miss your fragrance-filled dish soap when you make the switch.
Another product I love from Puracy is their stain remover—it’s honestly life changing. Try using it on grass stains and all the other things your kids may bring home from school on their clothes.
My favorite product: Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner
This household cleaner is made using the essential oils from Young Living. This means that it’s formulated with only the cleanest, highest-quality essential oils out there. The scent is so fresh and uplifting, and it works super well on stubborn smudges and stains. You can use this throughout your house—as a floor cleaner, glass cleaner, and even on grime in the kitchen and bath. It even works great on oven grease!
My favorite products: Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent Packs, Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach, and Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Natural Cleaner
Seventh Generation is a well known brand that is available at most major retail stores. This accessibly is something I love to see in clean products! Making the healthier choice is becoming easier and easier for everyone. Their dishwasher detergent packs are amazing. They don’t leave any streaks behind and will leaving your dishes sparkling.
I also love the Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleaner because the ingredients are simple. It does such a great job at cleaning up the surface without using any synthetic fragrances, dyes, or chlorine bleach. Cutting out the harsh fumes from your cleaning routine will be a game changer in your life and overall health, and eliminating bleach is one of the best ways to start.
My favorite product: Kind Laundry Detergent
Kind’s laundry detergent is such an innovative and amazing product. Detergent sheets are an incredible way to avoid plastics (goodbye waste!) and toxins in your home. They’re compact and are amazing for traveling. Another perk: They will never leave big blobs of colored goo all over your washing machine. They’re made with only active ingredients (no filler) so there is no residue left behind on your clothes. Simply put, they’re effective and clean—just the way I like it.
My favorite product: Molly’s Suds Natural Oxygen Whitener
Molly’s Suds Oxygen Whitener is not only great for whites, but all colors. It gets the musty look out of your husband’s white shirts, and keeps your kiddo’s soccer clothes free from grime. Made with plant based ingredients, it makes for a great bleach alternative that is also safe on colors for all those mixed loads you do (who has time to sort these days?).
My favorite product: Bon Ami Scratch-Free Powder Cleanser
One of the best cleaning tips I’ve ever received is to treat your sink as the last dish you wash. No matter what type of sink you have, food sticks. This stuff from Bon Ami is magic. It is a clean alternative to the classic Comet and will do the same job without the crazy harsh chemicals and scent. Sprinkle a bit onto your wet sink once your dishes are done, let it sit for a few minutes, and scrub with your scrub brush! Then rinse the junk and all of your anxieties away. There is just nothing better than a clean, sparkly, and scratch-free sink at the end of the day.