Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

Featured Article, Healthy Home, Healthy Living
on April 3, 2014
green spring cleaning

Spring has sprung, but is your humble abode ready for fresh flowers, open windows, and warm weather get-togethers? Get your sacred space in spic-and-span shape with our best picks for household cleaning—sans the harmful chemicals. Earth-friendly and all-natural, these six green cleaning products are gentle on the environment but tough on grime. Spray away!



“We’re people against dirty,” promises Method, a full line of home products made of plant derivatives. From all-purpose sprays to daily granite cleaner to detergent, Method’s line of household cleaners delivers top-notch results. The product that won our heart was the squirt+mop floor cleaner, a non-wax, biodegradable floor cleaner—it kept pesky puddles at bay and left hardwood floors looking brand-spanking new.

Mrs. Meyer’s



From the minds behind the delectably scented Caldrea soaps, Mrs. Meyer’s melds refined scents with first-rate results. Tile grime, hard water stains, and other unsightly kitchen and bathroom ailments don’t stand a chance against Mrs. Meyer’s tough-acting surface scrub. We love the lively, refreshing Lemon Verbena fragrance, which leaves your house smelling faintly of fresh citrus.


All Purpose G+B

For the serious greenie, Eartheasy offers everything from cookware to natural garden herbicides, but they don’t skimp on the cleaning products, either. Eartheasy’s All-Purpose Cleaner in Grapefruit & Bergamot tackles every cleaning challenge, including muddy puppy paw prints, soap scum, and even hairspray buildup on bathroom countertops. Made with essential oils, this everyday, non-toxic cleaner will leave your abode sparkling.

The Good Home Company


Home cleaning products with Saks Fifth Avenue sophistication is the only way to describe offerings from The Good Home Company. Freshen up throw pillows, afghans, or even the couch with an invigorating spritz of Beach Days Sheet & Clothing Spray. Before stowing winter clothes for the year, we recommend laundering with Pure Grass Laundry Detergent. Hop over to the Good Home Company blog for helpful hints and homey inspirations.



Treat your dishes and other glassware to a spring pick-me-up with CitraSolv’s tried and true line of dish detergent products. CitraSolvl’s dish soap, pictured above, left red wine glasses glowing. We especially loved the sudsy scents of the Mango Tangerine Dish Soap and the Lavender Bergamot Dish Soap. Not a scent-loving kinda girl? You can still get eco-friendly clean with CitraSolv’s Free & Clear, a line of refreshingly clear and fragrance-free products.

Grab Green


Sure, the garbage disposal might have a certain out of sight, out of mind factor, but it might be contributing to less-than-pleasing kitchen odors. Grab Green has a line of eco-friendly Garbage Disposal Freshener and Cleaner pods that will show a little love to that forgotten space. We also like Grab Green’s simple unscented glass cleaner for dependable streak-free shine.