Looking for Natural House Cleaners

Updated on March 04, 2008
A.C. asks from Allen, TX
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I am looking for great natural house cleaers that are non-toxic and safe for little ones. Any suggestions? :)

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L.H.

answers from Austin on

Hi A.,

The best cleaner is Simple Green. It is concentrated so it goes a long way. You can clean anything with it.
I know this because me and my husband have a house cleaning business and we use it all the time.

Try it. You won't be sorry.

L.

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E.D.

answers from Dallas on

I used Maleleuca for a while, but you have to buy into it monthly, etc and there are so many more on the market as good or better.
Vinegar & baking soda are great.
Green Works too
Method is the Target Brand.
Then, Whole Foods, Central Market, Tom Thumb, etc... all have tons of choices.

GOOD LUCK

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E.C.

answers from Dallas on

I've switched to vinegar & baking soda mostly so I can clean while my kids hang around (I got sick of cleaning bathrooms at midnight!) This site has been helpful.

http://www.natural-healthy-home-cleaning-tips.com/vinegar...

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C.H.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi A.,
I use Melaleuca products. They are non-toxic, environmentally safe, smell good & are concentrated so they actually cost less then what you find in the grocery store. You can email me if you would like more info on how to get the products. I am a marketing executive for the company & can get get you set up so you can purchase the products.
C.
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J.T.

answers from Dallas on

Clorox just came out with a new line called Green Works. I bought some last week and love it. i always hated cleaning the bath tub with harsh chemicals then giving my daughter a bath. I also use a vinger and baking soda mix but the Green Works has several cleaners(Bathroom, toilet bowl, General Purpose spray and one you dialute. Hope this helps.

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J.S.

answers from Dallas on

I make my own cleaners and use the veggie based soap that seventh generation makes.

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A.F.

answers from Wichita Falls on

If you're willing to make your own cleaners, here are a few suggestions:

Half olive oil ad half lemon juice= furniture polish (spray bottle, shake, spritz on cloth, wipe wood)

Half cup white vinegar and bucket hot water= floor cleaner

Lemon slices or juice= rust stain and mineral deposit remover

Cornstarch= grease absorber

Buying them? Clorox Green Works is the cheapest I've come across.

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M.N.

answers from Dallas on

Clorax just came out with a "green" cleaning line. Check it out at:

http://www.greenworkscleaners.com/products/detail.php?id=...

I know their Spray anywhere cleaner is very safe and non-toxic too. I love it and use it all the time now.

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C.H.

answers from Houston on

We use white vinegar which I keep in a spray bottle (labeled). I use it on all hard surfaces and the tile and wood floor too. It makes faucets shine so nice! I also use it on my kitchen table before and after meals.

We like citrus oil on my stainless items. I also like it on my wood furniture. I

know it is not so natural - but I use regular Clorox in the bathrooms.

Best wishes!

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A.O.

answers from El Paso on

New on the market is the line of natural cleaning products that are as effective as conventional cleaners but made from plant-based ingredients from the Clorox family. They are called Green Works by Clorox and I think that they are worth your while. Good Luck!

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M.P.

answers from Corpus Christi on

I use Melaleuca cleaning stuff. It is great and I like everything I have tried thus far including laundry care. It is super concentrated and lasts a long time. The website is www.melaleuca.com. It is sold though consultants or members but I signed up for the membership since I order different things monthly. I have found that the price comparison is either the same or a little cheaper than store bought stuff.

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J.R.

answers from Dallas on

Meyers is my favorite. I am very sensitive to all chemical cleaners after I had my children so I use it for everything. You can find it at Market Street grocery possbily the new sprouts in Frisco or whole foods as well as Tom Thumb I believe. I dilute the lavender cleanser with water and put it in a spray bottle, I use it for everything. They also have other great products. Shaklee is good as well but it is more expensive and you have to find a distributor. Good luck. JR

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D.M.

answers from Houston on

i am a marketing consultant for melaleuca and would love to share our product infor with you if you have a few minutes. they are awesome products that are non toxic and safe for kids. the products have elimiated my sons excema as well.

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A.F.

answers from Houston on

hi A...

i use melaleuca. my youngest daughter is sensative to most chemical cleaners, and i use their products. the laundry soap is the only one i could use. before mela, i used a mix of vinegar, water, and tea tree oil. if i had a tough job, like scouring, i used bon ami, which is non toxic also. i also love to clean with baking soda. the house will have a nice clean smell. the nice thing about mela, the prices are good, products are concentrated and the products are delivered to your door, so no heavy lugging. :D i have had the same 96 oz bottle of laundry soap since early november and i am just finishing the bottle today!

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T.B.

answers from San Antonio on

I use water with a touch of lavender oil. It works as an antibacterial. I saw it on how clean is your house, the British ladies had it on their show. I got the lavender drops from sun harvest and filled up a bottle and just poured some in there and I use it on my kitchen counters and it smells awesome!

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C.S.

answers from Amarillo on

I love the Clorox "Hard Surface Anywhere" cleaner. IT is safe to spray around kids, pets, food, and still is 99% antibacterial. No harsh fumes and perfect for cleaning high chairs, toys, kitchen cabinets, bathroom counters, etc. I love it and use it around any and all things my kids handle.

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M.A.

answers from Houston on

Hi A.,

I used to use Seventh Generation-seemed I had to use a lot to get the job done and I had to buy it often because I kept running out. I also used Myers (I found it at H.E.B.) and again I was limited on what I could buy there. I now use Melaleuca products because they save me time and money. Their products get the job done and I can order either online or through their toll-free number. I have been a customer for 4 years and wouldn't use anything else. I have seen a big difference in my family's health as well. Let me know if you would like more information. I will also be happy to send you some different cleaning tips.

Blessings
M.

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A.K.

answers from Austin on

we used to use melaleuca but found out they aren't as clean as i thought. we mainly use vinegar and baking soda now. it's easy and it works and while the vinegar does smell, it dissipates rapidly. if you have a whole foods around you they have a lot of choices, seventh generation is a good one and dr. bronners soaps can be used for lots of things.

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M.M.

answers from Dallas on

I use Method non-toxic cleaning solutions. I buy them at Target. They smell great and are safe.

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T.T.

answers from Dallas on

Hi A.!! I use some great products. Not only cleaning products, but personal products, vitamins/supplements, pharmaceutical items, organic foods...the ingredients are the best of science and nature and therefore the safest and best for you and your family. I love them...they work awesome and I know my little ones and puppy are safe! My allergies have also gotten TONS better because I am keeping the chemicals/toxins out of my house!!

T.

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