Best eco-friendly cleaning products: 6 buys to clean your home the natural way

Buy the best eco-friendly cleaning products to keep your home clean but free from harmful chemicals

Best eco-friendly cleaning products
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Looking for the best eco-friendly cleaning products to replace the harsh chemical-laden liquids and powders you've been using up until now? There is, happily, a vast choice of really effective eco-friendly alternatives that can quickly have your home sparkling inside and out, so sourcing a natural solution is much easier than it used to be. To help you get started, we’ve gathered together the best eco-friendly cleaning products you can buy below. Together, they can tackle everything from floors and furniture to tiles, toilets and trainers.

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What are the best eco-friendly cleaning products?

Below are our favourite eco-friendly cleaning products at a glance. For mini reviews and the best prices on them today, keep scrolling: 

lemon and ginger floor cleaner

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1. Method Lemon & Ginger all purpose floor cleaner

Best eco-friendly floor cleaner

Best for: Giving hard floors such as stone, tile and laminate a really deep clean
Size: 739ml
Reasons to buy
+Cleans and deodorises floors+Natural ingredients+Biodegradable+Easy to use
Reasons to avoid
-Some prefer mixing their cleaner with water in a bucket to make it go further-Can be pricey

This lovely smelling Method Lemon & Ginger All Purpose Floor Cleaner simply squirts straight onto the floor – no diluting or bucket needed.

Best for…
Giving hard floors including stone, tile and laminate a good clean without the use of chemicals or toxins.

Fresh fragrance
The lemon and ginger aroma smells wonderful and it doesn’t use artificial perfumes to achieve it.

Easy to use
There’s no need to dilute it in water or get the bucket out, as with this floor cleaner you simply squirt it directly onto the floor and mop.

Good to know
Never tested on animals.

ecogurus floor cleaning paste

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2. The EcoGurus natural cleaning paste

Best eco-friendly stain remover

Best for: Keeping in the cupboard for when you need to get rid of marks and stains on pretty much everything inside and outside the home
Size: 250g
Reasons to buy
+Works on pretty much everything+Natural ingredients+Safe for use around children and pets
Reasons to avoid
-Quite expensive-Some users say it didn’t clean the way they wanted it to-You need to use a lot of elbow grease in some cases

This The EcoGurus Natural Cleaning Paste is great for removing stains from hard surfaces. 

Best for…
Cleaning anything from limescale and soap scum in the bathroom to kitchen taps, pots, pans, windows, paintwork, rust, greasy hands and even garden furniture. 

Natural ingredients
This eco-friendly cleaning paste is made from natural ingredients so it’s completely safe to use around children and pets and is biodegradable and preservative-free with no added phosphates.

Save money
A little goes a long way so you’ll find that this paste lasts and lasts, making it great value for money.

Good to know
Uses micro-active technology to tackle stains on any hard surface around the home, leaving it sparkling clean.

ecover toilet cleaner

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3. Ecover pine fresh toilet cleaner

Best eco-friendly toilet cleaner

Best for: Giving the loo a good clean while keeping it fresh and chemical-free
Size: 5L
Reasons to buy
+Multi-action decalcifying agent+Great value+Lasts a long time
Reasons to avoid
-Some users complain of a strong smell

Choose this environmentally-friendly Ecover Pine Fresh Toilet Cleaner to keep your toilet hygienically clean without using chemicals

Best for…
Those who have a septic tank, as this toilet cleaner is safe to use as there are no petrochemical ingredients, no residue or unnecessary chemicals and its fresh fragrance is derived from plant based ingredients.

Triple action
With Ecover toilet cleaner you get three in one: as it cleans, decalcifies and freshens all at the same time. 

Perfect packaging
The bottle and label are made of polyethylene and the cap is made of polypropylene, both of which are 100% recyclable.

Good to know
This one is fully biodegradable and is not tested on animals either.

Ecos all purpose cleaner

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ECOS all purpose cleaner

Best eco-friendly kitchen and bathroom cleaner

Best for: Sensitive skin, as it’s pH balanced and hypoallergenic
Size: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+Carbon neutral+Plant formula is Eco-Control and Safer Choice certified+Vegan and cruelty-Free
Reasons to avoid
-Some don’t like the smell

Ideal for use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, this carbon neutral Earth Friendly Products Parsley Plus Multi-Surface Cleaner is made using renewable energy

Best for…
All hard surfaces around the home, such as kitchen worktops, hobs, tiles and sinks, as well as bathroom areas – check label before use if you’re unsure.

Stone surfaces
It can also be used to clean stone countertops and is safe for use on sealed stone such as granite and marble. 

Fresh smell
The lovely parsley fragrance really lifts the kitchen and gives it a wonderful aroma.

Good to know
This plant-based surface cleaner is vegan and cruelty-free.

ecogurus limescale remover

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5. The EcoGurus all natural limescale remover

Best eco-friendly limescale remover

Best for: Naturally dealing with the dreaded limescale, a great buy if you live in a hard water area
Size: 750ml
Reasons to buy
+Made of apple vinegar acid+Cleans windows+Descales
Reasons to avoid
-Some users say it does smell strongly of vinegar-Streaks tiles unless you rinse well

The EcoGurus All Natural Limescale Remover cleans pretty much any limescale deposits that you’d given up on, including rust and soap scum in the bathroom as well as calcium deposits on shower screens.

Best for…
Removing limescale the natural way and perfect for bathrooms, as it works on baths, sinks, tiles, taps and shower trays

Family friendly
This product is perfectly safe to use around children and pets as it’s preservative-free with no added phosphates and it’s biodegradable. 

Cleans glass
Buyers say it cleans glass so well that shower screens come up like new with no water residues, no smearing and it’s easy to apply, simple to rinse and dry off. 

Good to know
Works great at removing mould and mildew around baths, shower seals and tiles, too.

dirtbusters multi clean eco orange general purpose

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6. Dirtbusters Bio Multi Clean Eco Orange general purpose multi surface cleaner

Best eco-friendly cleaning product for grease and dirt

Best for: Getting glass, kitchens and bathrooms super shiny
Size: 5L
Reasons to buy
+Great value for money+Contains microbes that tackle dirt with ease+Lovely orange fragrance
Reasons to avoid
-Could be tricky to store-Some users don’t like the smell

This Dirtbusters Bio Multi Clean Eco Orange General Purpose Multi Surface Cleaner can be used on all types of surfaces around the home, including walls and floors.

Best for…
When you want an eco-friendly cleaner that goes a long way, as this concentrated solution comes in a huge 5L container.

Multi purpose
The great thing about this eco cleaner is that it can be used on floors, walls, windows and in kitchens and bathrooms, breaking down dirt and grease – just add warm water. 

Natural ingredients
This product has a neutral pH, no harmful chemicals or odours and is biodegradable. 

Good to know
You can even use it on oil painting brushes!

How to buy the best eco-friendly cleaning products

Limit how much packaging you buy

Decide whether you want separate, individual items for different uses or if you’d prefer something multi-purpose. Doing so will cut down on the amount of bottles you need to buy. 

Check that the bottle is recycled and/or recyclable – and the bottle top and label are too. Ideally choose something that either comes in a large container that will last and last for ages or something where you can buy refills, which is better for the environment. 

Check the list of ingredients

This way you can make sure they are chemical, bleach, chlorine and phosphate-free and look for natural and plant-based extracts, especially if something has a fragrance. Essential oils are fine but artificial perfumes or additives aren’t.

Look for natural remedies
Of course if you want to create your own eco-friendly cleaning products, you can always stock up on things like e-cloths, baking soda, vegetable soap, lemon juice and vinegar, as these can be used in so many ways to clean just about anything!

Hayley Gilbert
Hayley Gilbert

Hayley is an interiors journalist with 24 years experience who has contributed to a huge range of consumer magazines, trade titles, newspapers and blogs. She has seen so many trends come and go - and come back round again - and has spent the last few years doing up her house in Hampshire. She loves the industrial look and is still a fan of grey in all its many forms. Hayley specialises in writing about kitchens and appliances – although can cover all interiors subjects with ease. For, Hayley writes about small appliances and health and beauty gadgets