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:
- Best eco-friendly floor cleaner: Method Lemon & Ginger All Purpose Floor Cleaner
- Best eco-friendly stain remover: The EcoGurus Natural Cleaning Paste
- Best eco-friendly toilet cleaner: Ecover Pine Fresh Toilet Cleaner
- Best eco-friendly kitchen and bathroom cleaner: Earth Friendly Products Parsley Plus Multi-Surface Cleaner
- Best eco-friendly limescale remover: The EcoGurus All Natural Limescale Remover
- Best eco-friendly cleaning product for grease and dirt: Dirtbusters Bio Multi Clean Eco Orange General Purpose Multi Surface Cleaner
This lovely smelling Method Lemon & Ginger All Purpose Floor Cleaner simply squirts straight onto the floor – no diluting or bucket needed.
Giving hard floors including stone, tile and laminate a good clean without the use of chemicals or toxins.
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.
This The EcoGurus Natural Cleaning Paste is great for removing stains from hard surfaces.
Cleaning anything from limescale and soap scum in the bathroom to kitchen taps, pots, pans, windows, paintwork, rust, greasy hands and even garden furniture.
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.
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.
Choose this environmentally-friendly Ecover Pine Fresh Toilet Cleaner to keep your toilet hygienically clean without using chemicals
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.
With Ecover toilet cleaner you get three in one: as it cleans, decalcifies and freshens all at the same time.
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.
Ideal for use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, this carbon neutral Earth Friendly Products Parsley Plus Multi-Surface Cleaner is made using renewable energy
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.
It can also be used to clean stone countertops and is safe for use on sealed stone such as granite and marble.
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.
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.
Removing limescale the natural way and perfect for bathrooms, as it works on baths, sinks, tiles, taps and shower trays
This product is perfectly safe to use around children and pets as it’s preservative-free with no added phosphates and it’s biodegradable.
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.
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.
When you want an eco-friendly cleaner that goes a long way, as this concentrated solution comes in a huge 5L container.
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.
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!