Green cleaning is not only good for the environment, but it provides safe alternatives for you and your family. The cleaning industry has expanded and improved it’s green cleaning products giving consumers more options. With more options has come some confusion for buyers though, especially since there are currently no regulations in place. Labels are often marked with words like natural, eco-friendly and organic.
To help you determine if a product is a safe, eco-friendly option, visit the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website. The EWG evaluates and rates more than 2,500 products, and provides a reference guide for consumers with its top picks. You can also look for certifications such as Green Seal, EcoLogo, and Safer Choice.
To help you get started, here are five top picks to add to your shopping list.
All-Purpose Cleaner: Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Liquid Cleaner
Bleach Alternative: Force of Nature
Laundry Detergent: Biokleen Free and Clear Laundry Liquid
Dishwasher Detergent: Seventh Generation Dishwasher Detergent, Free and Clear
Cleaning Cloths: Skoy Cloth
More on how to green clean your home here.