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    23 Natural Cleaning Products People Actually Swear By

    Because "Toxic" should be part of your karaoke repertoire, not your cleaning products.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A J.R. Watkins all-purpose cleaner that'll seriously cut down on your scrubbing time, removing dirt and grease with a simple 1. spritz, and 2. wipe away with a cloth.

    It's plant-based and made with natural oils to leave behind the freshest scent. And it works on appliances, sinks, counters (including sealed granite), stainless steel, tile, woodwork, walls, and more!

    Promising review: "This is seriously the best cleaner on the planet. I've started buying the six-pack so I can give them to friends. I actually look forward to cleaning now β€” which for me is very scary. So far I haven't found anything it can't clean. We had a shower with a terrible mildew problem. I've tried everything and nothing worked. Got out my J.R. Watkins cleaner and sprayed it down and left it. Without even scrubbing it was all gone when rinsed with water. It was AMAZING. I feel so lucky to have found this product!!" β€”It's Liz

    Price: $24.54+ (for a pack of six (also available in a pack of three); available in four scents)

    2. A Seventh Generation disinfectant spray made with thyme oil (a botanical disinfectant) to kill 99.9% of germs, including cold and flu viruses β€” and even mold, too!


    Promising review: "We love that this spray allows us to quickly and effectively disinfect items in our home, including toys, without the pain of wiping it up. It dries on its own." β€”Tara

    Price: $43.38+ (for a pack of eight; available in three scents)

    3. A lemongrass-lime stainless steel polish to keep your appliances completely streak free. Brb, using my fridge to check whether I have lipstick on my teeth.

    Promising review: "Can I give this more stars??? I just cleaned my stainless steel fridge with this product. I cannot believe my eyes! I have had a smudgy looking dark spot at eye level for over a year. At first, I tried every stainless steel cleaner I could get my hands on when I went to the local stores in hope of finding the right one to get rid of the smudge. I finally gave up and resigned myself to cringing just a little ever time I opened the refrigerator door and it met my eye. Guess what? No more smudgy dark spot. I cleaned the rest of my stainless steel appliances and same great results." β€”JustGot2SayIt

    Price: $14.18 (also available in fragrance-free)

    4. A biodegradable Method antibacterial toilet cleaner that'll get the grossest job in your bathroom done, thanks to powerful (but natural) ingredients like citric acid.

    The bottle is even made of recycled plastic.

    Promising review: "I purchased it on a whim because I like the other Method products and this one just blows me away. I love the mint smell and it really gets the toilet clean. I had been trying to remove water stains forever, and I let this sit about 10 minutes and when I came back I hardly had to scrub at all. I will definitely continue using this to keep my bathrooms clean." β€”Diana G.

    Price: $3.99

    5. Dishwasher detergent pods with a blend of powder and gel to clean, degrease, and remove stubbornly stuck-on foods without leaving any residue behind. And hard water dullness on your glassware? Gone for good.

    Promising review: "I was ready to get a new dishwasher. I had tried rinses, and additives and several detergents. Then I got a sample of Lemishine detergent and bought a bag for myself. It is AMAZING! As you can see in the picture, one glass is with the other detergent and one is with the new Lemishine. I will never use anything else. I have already told my friends and four have purchased. Obviously not every water needs this, and not everyone's situation is the same, but I highly suggest giving this a try!" β€”ErickR Pfaucht

    Price: $16.57 (for a pack of 42 pods)

    6. A multi-surface cleaner you can use on everything from stainless steel to painted wood to unsealed stone to toys and even electronics. No streaks, grease, or fingerprints? No sweat!

    Promising review: "This cleaner is the bomb!! The first time I used it I cleaned my kitchen, bathroom, and some spots on my tile floor. It has two settings; spray & stream. The spray is the perfect amount, not too heavy and not too fine. The stream is a regular stream. It smells slightly citrusy coupled with an herby smell, it's wonderful. While cleaning my bathroom, I noticed that all of the water spots, dirt, makeup, etc came off really well. I cleaned my stainless steel faucet as well and it did a pretty good job without smearing and leaving water marks. I just remodeled my bathroom and used this on the floor where there were spots of dried grout from doing the new tile. The grout came up as I scrubbed with a PAPER TOWEL, not even a sponge!! I really like everything about this cleaner, especially that it is naturally sourced and non-toxic. I feel safe using it around my family and my dogs." β€”cheesecake traveler

    Price: $13.29 (for a pack of two)

    7. A Babyganics non-toxic spray specifically designed for cleaning everything your baby loves to touch (and also put in their mouth) without irritating their sensitive skin.


    Promising review: "This is safe enough for your baby to eat off after you use it. I find myself using it on a lot of surfaces, including our laminate floor in the kitchen. It doesn't leave a film, and I don't have to worry about him crawling in cleaner! I use it on nearly every surface in the kitchen and on all his toys." β€”Joanna B.

    Price: $7.58

    8. A Puracy carpet and rug shampoo you can spray + blot as a spot treatment or dilute and use in your favorite carpet cleaning machine. Either way, stains and odors won't know what magic hit 'em.


    Promising review: "Love this product. I LOVE the brand. I have two dogs (one a puppy) and fiur kids. Keeping furniture, rugs and carpets clean and odor free is difficult. This is one of the few products that doesn't allow the dog scent to linger. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!" β€”Little.08

    Price: $14.99

    9. A baking-soda based Mrs. Meyers Clean Day cream cleanser so you don't have to DIY your own. Just let it sit, and it'll scrub away any cooked-on messes on your cooktop, pots and pans, or in your bathroom. No bleach, no scratching, and only a little bit of elbow work.

    And it smells like lemon verbena!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product. After literally of trying virtually every product on a ceramic stovetop, this stuff ACTUALLY works. Put it on overnight and cover stovetop with wet paper towels. In the morning wipe clean. Now I use it to clean my stainless steel pots, cookie pans, everything. It really gets off stubborn grease that resists every other cleaner β€” and it’s non toxic and smells good, too." β€”Spega

    Price: $15.19 (for a pack of two)

    10. Compostable Green Works cleaning wipes perfect for lazy cleaners who don't want to feel guilty about the environment.

    They fight grease and grime with just one swipe, leaving behind a delightful scent but zero icky residue.

    Promising review: "These clean beautifully and smell awesome. Being compostable is a huge plus. I like having disposable wipes ready to clean with, but I don't like spreading antibiotics everywhere. (Doing my part to avoid creating superbugs and whatever). I was happy to find these wipes ready to use for cleaning, not necessarily decontaminating. Highly recommend!" β€”Beth Peacock

    Price: $16.86 (for a pack of three)

    11. Foaming garbage disposal tablets to clean that part of that kitchen you usually forget about β€” until it starts to get that nasty smell. Just pop one in and the bubbling magic will scrub away gunk while their proprietary ~FunkGard~ formula prevents odors from coming back.

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with this product. It’s the only garbage disposal cleaner that I have ever found that truly works." β€”Erin A.

    Price: $22.99 (for 16 uses)

    12. A daily Method shower cleaner that'll fight soap scum, mold and mildew β€” just spray on after showering, no scrubbing OR rinsing required!

    I use this myself and it really works marvelously!

    Promising review: "Just spray and leave. My husband and I mist the shower after every use, even on the glass shower doors. No more scrubbing. This product helps keep the hard water stains, bacteria and mold away naturally. I love it!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Price: $2.99

    13. An almond-scented Method hardwood floor cleaner to make your floors look shiny and smell fantastic β€” just squirt and mop, no rinsing needed!

    Promising review: "I own a house cleaning business so I am always looking for the best products. I've tried many products (including non-green products in my own home) and this is my absolute favorite. Many wood floor cleaners leave a film and can be sticky, but not this. Just squirt and mop. I've tried the other Method scents and they work great, but the almond is my favorite. My clients always rave about the scent and often ask what I use and where to get it. Absolutely love this!" β€”Jamie Parsons

    Price: $9.60

    14. Bleach-alternative laundry pods that'll boost your detergent to make your whites and colors brighter with its blend of plant- and mineral-derived ingredients β€” and all without killing the bacteria in your septic tank.


    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical when I ordered these about whether or not it would really brighten like bleach, but I could tell the difference on the first load I washed with these. I've used it on my whites and colors and I am very pleased with the results. I'm so happy I found a great bleach alternative that is all natural, odor free and septic safe!" β€”HeRos

    Price: $13.48

    15. And to blast away super tough spot, a Puracy enzyme-powered stain remover reviewers swear by to rid their favorite items of blood, sweat, grass, tomato, and pet stains. Spill-prone? You definitely need this.

    Promising review: "This stain remover keeps working again and again on clothing that I thought for sure was ruined. It works best if you rub it in with an old toothbrush and let it sit for a few minutes, overnight is best in my experience. In some cases, the enzymes work by themselves and dissolve the stain before the item is even washed. This stuff works better than every Pinterest method that I have tried β€” including Dawn dish soap, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, etc.! The mini bottle are perfect for keeping one at work or in the car and I purchase the refill bag to fill these small bottles and the larger spray bottle that we keep at home." β€”Amanda

    Price: $19.99 (for a pack of two)

    16. An all natural ~smelly towel cleaner~ laundry cleaner that'll rid those funky mildew odors that just won't go away from your machine AND your clothes/linens β€” both at once! Just add a capful in with your load.

    Promising review: "This is THE BEST thing to happen to laundry since water. I have a giant blanket I washed and threw in the dryer and forgot about for a week. I assumed it had dried. I WAS SO WRONG. It smelled horrendous. I proceeded to wash it three more times, using every trick in the book. I scoured the internet, I prayed to gods I didn't believe in, I wore tinfoil hats, I bargained with the devil. I almost promised my mom a grandchild. But then I stumbled upon this miracle product. In just one wash, it transformed my life. YES MY ENTIRE LIFE. It not only rid my blanket of that god awful stench (you know the one, mildew plus despair), but it gave me hope again. It made me believe that if I just have a little faith, things truly will be okay. Thank you, Smelly Towel Cleaner. Thank you for making me a believer." β€”Jeni Chen

    Price: $17.99

    17. A Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day concentrated cleaner for an earth- (and wallet-) friendly option you can dilute and use on any non-porous surface. The plant-based ingredients and essential oils will leave your home fresh and smelling ahh-mazing.

    Promising review: "I love all Mrs. Meyer's products I've tried so far, but this is my favorite as it is SO economical! I've had a 32-ounce bottle for over a year and I only use this for all my cleaning. It cleans amazingly well, smells delicious, and I feel so much better using this than the harsh, chemical-laden stuff I used to use. I tried just vinegar & water for awhile, which is the cheapest (and arguably safest) cleaner, but I could not handle the awful smell. This is so cheap that I will never go back." β€”Chelsea Hibbard

    Price: $13.29 (for a pack of two)

    18. A scent-free Better Life glass cleaner that'll ~clearly~ banish smudges and smears from mirrors, windows, chrome surfaces, acrylic, and more β€” without leaving streaks or overpowering scents.


    Promising review: "I have never been good at cleaning windows. They always look worse when I am done than before I started. I tried everything, both off-the-shelf products and mix it yourself, and nothing worked. This not only works, but with very little effort." β€”Karen D.

    Price: $9.48 (for a pack of two)

    19. A citrus-based degreasing cleaner you'll discover is even *better* than Goo Gone when it comes to banishing almost any type of grease or grime. Looking at you, sticker residue.

    Promising review: "I have used this product for about 25 years and nothing works better! It's clean, green, and mean on goo. The strong orange scent takes a while to dissipate, but it is not 'chemical'-smelling or repulsive. I have tried other products (when I couldn't find this one at local stores) β€” products like Goo Gone and Simple Green, but all are inferior to Citrasolv. You won't be disappointed with it." β€”Judy S.

    Price: $13.23 (also available in a larger size)

    20. A sulfate-, paraben-, SLS-free, baby-safe Puracy dish soap to cut through caked-on messes but stay soft on your hands β€” thanks to the coconut oil–infused formula.

    You can use it on ceramic, crystal, glass, plastic, baby bottles, porcelain, metals, jewelry, patio furniture, toys, rubber, and more.

    Promising review: "WOW! After reading so many positive reviews, it sounded a little too good to be true. But this dish soap can really cut through grease, and you don't need a lot at all to clean your dishes. Definitely not more than other commercial non-natural soap requires. Those non-natural soaps destroy my skin, but not this one. This one just leaves my skin soft; no more cracking on my hands! It's almost unbelievable how good it is. I am so happy I found this product!" β€”Mikan

    Price: $6.12 (also available in refill bottles)

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    21. A Better Life lavender and cinnamon furniture polish that'll protect and clean all your wooden pieces, removing dust, smudges, and dirt *while* conditioning and bringing out mega shine.

    Spray it on your favorite polishing cloth or even directly on the wood itself.

    Promising review: "This is the safest and most efficient wood polisher I've ever tried! Not only it smells so good and is 100% safe on humans and the furniture (and of coarse pets too), but it really cleans out wood like I haven't seen before. The first time I use it after it arrived, I couldn't believe how dirty my wood cabinets were. After cleaning them with this I could see how inefficient other wood polishers are. They only clean on the surface. Better Life not only gives shine but deeply removes dirt!" β€”Kindle Customer

    Price: $5.49 (also available in two-packs)

    22. A plant-based, paraben-free makeup brush shampoo so you can feel good about *finally* washing caked-on foundation out of your favorite tools without irritating sensitive skin or leaving behind residue. The formula'll even leave the bristles soft and conditioned.

    Promising review: "This is the best brush shampoo I've ever used. I've used brush shampoos from high-end/luxury lines, too, and they did not work as well as this. First and most importantly for me, there is no scent! I absolutely hate when companies put heavy perfume in products that end up touching or going near the face. When washing brushes with shampoo that is heavily perfumed, that just ends up irritating my sinuses whenever I'm using the brushes to apply makeup. So awful. This is not like that at all, so I can use my makeup brushes without having sinus/allergy trouble. It cleans extremely well! No more going over and over again like with using other makeup brush shampoos. A little goes a long way, too, so it is extremely economical. The value is awesome. I highly recommend this brush shampoo and will continue purchasing it." β€”L.L.

    Price: $6.79

    23. A biodegradable kitchen and bath cleaner formulated with ~microabrasives~ that'll scrub hard so you don't have to β€” whether it's in your oven, on your grout, or even on your glass cooktops.


    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I don't really know how this works but it got some stains off of my bathtub that I've been struggling to remove with bleach. I'd recommend to anyone. Worked so well I called my family into the bathroom to show them how good it worked. Grandma was amazed as well." β€”Lisa D.

    Price: $14.16 (for a pack of two)

    Now if only you could wrangle some songbirds to help you clean...


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