When I started my journey to living a greener, cleaner lifestyle, there were very few eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products on the market and very little choice. In fact, I even experimented with making my own cleaning products! But fast forward to 2021 and there’s an amazing selection of non-toxic cleaning products, many of which have been created by independent and eco-friendly brands. Even better news!
For me, what we use to clean our homes is just as important as what we eat or what we use on
our hair and skin. Avoiding unnecessary synthetic fragrances and chemicals is not only
common sense when it comes to looking after our own health, but also our children’s and pets’
health too. And of course, it’s also essential for the wellbeing of the planet. Luckily, as more and more of us become aware of the damage caused to our waters and wildlife by-products containing potentially toxic chemicals, we are seeking out safe alternatives. Swapping to natural non-toxic products to clean our homes is better for us – and better for our environment.
The best non-toxic cleaning products to freshen up your home
Elmkind is quite possibly one of my favourite home cleaning brands! Founded in Devon by
Emma Moore and Alex Dobson who previously ran an eco-friendly cleaning company,
everything in the Elmkind range has been carefully thought through. Even the packaging chips
they use are made from corn starch instead of polystyrene! Elmkind’s stunning refillable
aluminum bottles are also so beautiful that they wouldn’t look out of place even in the most
stylish of homes! Not only that, but all the products are also formulated with plant-based
ingredients and high-quality essential oils that make your home smell incredible! And the fact
that there are refills for every product also makes this range incredibly eco-friendly, as well as
My favourite Elmkind picks
Elmkind’s Sweet Orange Kitchen Cleaner is an effective kitchen surface cleaner that cuts
through grime and grease easily while leaving your kitchen smelling like an orange grove!
Everything is left sparkling clean and smelling fresh – it doesn’t disappoint on any level. Without
hesitation, I’d say that this is one of the best non-toxic cleaning products I’ve ever used!
A starter bundle with everything you need to make your home sparkle includes Lavender & Tea Tree All-Purpose Cleaner, Sweet Orange Kitchen Cleaner, Eucalyptus Glass Cleaner, and Grapefruit & Palmarosa Bathroom Cleaner, and is just £30 – what’s not to love!
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Clean by Kinn Beauty
Like many boutique brands, Kinn has a beautiful back story. I first came across Kinn in Waitrose
and was immediately drawn to their plant-based formulations. I also found the products to be
very effective and love the fact that they are 100% Vegan and cruelty-free too. Kind to your
hands while still being very effective at cleaning your dishes, this washing up liquid is just
perfect. I love the lavender and rosemary aroma which smells absolutely gorgeous and makes
washing-up a pleasure. Along with the amazing scent, you only need to use a small amount, so
it lasts for ages and is pretty cost-effective too.
Modere Laundry Powder
Modere is a health and wellness company that only uses high quality, non-toxic ingredients in
their products. An added bonus is that all their products and packaging are certified as
environmentally-friendly. Modere Laundry Powder is a concentrated formula so a little goes a
Containing non-toxic anti-greying agents and oxygen bleach, Modere Laundry Powder is still tough enough to remove grease and fatty-based stains while whitening and brightening colours. It also leaves your washing smelling fresh without the use of nasty ‘chemical’ fragrances. Gentle on your clothes, it also leaves them super soft – and it lasts forever, so is very economical!
Sign up to Modere here and get £10 off your first order.
Tincture London Floor Cleaner
Tincture products are formulated without the potentially irritating volatile chemical compounds and detergents used in most cleaning products. 100% natural, sustainable, and completely non-toxic, the range is formulated with essential oils, plant-based ingredients, and active silver. I love this concentrated Floor Cleaner formula, and importantly, it’s great for all floor types from tiles and wood to laminate. Simply add a capful to warm water and smell the lovely botanical oils as they release their aroma! What’s more, the ingredients are all-natural, biodegradable, and
Find my full review of Tincture London here.
The Pink Stuff Cleaning Paste
I came across The Pink Stuff on Tiktok and immediately rushed out to buy it! I’m delighted to report that it didn’t disappoint, and I have heard that even Mrs Hinch is a fan! The Pink Stuff is a tough cleaning paste made from 100% natural cleaning particles. Tough on stains, it also removes grease and grime leaving everything clean and shiny! It’s also a multi-use cleaner which can be used on hobs, tiles, barbecues, toasters and anything that’s looking a bit rusty. You can even use it to clean the soles of your shoes!
Simply scoop out a small amount of the paste with a slightly damp cloth or sponge and apply to
the surface you want to clean. You can leave it for a few minutes on tough stains or just start
scrubbing! It still takes a bit of elbow grease but like it says, it’s ‘a miracle paste!’
Bio D Fabric Conditioner
All Bio-D’s products are made from 100% natural plant-based, ethically sourced materials, come in recyclable packaging, and are Vegan-approved. I have tried quite a few fabric conditioners before I found Bio-D, and this is definitely the best one so far! There are three varieties to choose from – Lavender, Juniper, and Fragrance-Free. My favourite is the Lavender Fabric Conditioner which is fragranced with pure lavender oil. It leaves my sheets smelling fresh and fragrant without the addition of any chemically derived ingredients.
Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent
Soap Nuts are made from berry shells that contain natural soap. 100% organic, they grow on trees and are used by rural communities in India to wash their clothes and hair. Highly effective but gentle at the same time, Soap Nuts can be used in the washing machine, on any fabric, and
at any temperature, and are perfect for people with sensitive skin, allergies, eczema, and psoriasis. They are so gentle that they can be used to wash baby’s and children’s clothes too. I love using Soap Nuts, but when I’m washing towels, sweaty gym clothes, or my husband’s
workwear, I prefer to use the Modere powder which has a bit more ‘oomph’!
Soapnuts come with a handy fabric washbag. Simply add 5 to 7 shells to the washbag, tie it tightly or secure it with a clip to avoid the nuts spilling out, and place in the washing machine drum.
Tip: If you soak the washbag in warm water for a few minutes beforehand, it helps to release the soap. You can also add 15 to 30 drops of lavender or lemon essential oil to your washbag for freshly-scented laundry.
This clever little kit contains 5 water-soluble sachets that you dilute in warm water in a reusable spray bottle or an amber spray bottle. All the products are made with plant extracts and essential oils, as well as being cruelty-free. Super-easy to use, simply drop a sachet into a bottle with 500 ml of warm water, shake and you’re good to go. They all smell great too! Best of all, each sachet comes with its own label so you can label your bottles and not get them mixed up! On top of all of that, it’s a great price at £10 too!
Whether you’re looking for a safe, natural way to clean your home, or you’ve already experienced the benefits of the doTERRA On Guard essential oil blend, you will love how the doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate helps keep your home clean while leaving behind a fresh, invigorating aroma. Onguard is specifically advertised as their ‘protective blend’ to help combat harmful bacteria and viruses.
Easy-to-use, simply add 2 tablespoons of concentrate to warm water in an amber spray bottle. (It needs to be amber to protect the essential oils from degrading.) Then not only do you have a great anti-bacterial multi-purpose spray, but it also smells like Christmas!
Happy non-toxic cleaning!
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