Clean Sweep: 15 Non-Toxic Cleaning Products for Your Home

Celia Macarelli for The Upside Blog

by | Updated: February 21st, 2024 | Read time: 5 minutes

It’s no secret that a clean space is a mood-booster. With spring cleaning season coming up, it’s time to tackle the tough spots for a fresh finish throughout your entire home. Cleaning products are often loaded with harsh chemicals that can potentially put yourself, your kids, or your pets in danger. These non-toxic products change the game, bringing unconventional concepts into everyday chores while packing serious cleaning power. Try these unique and safe cleaning solutions to switch up your routine for a home that sparkles from top to bottom!

Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

New and Unique Non-Toxic Home Cleaning Products

From laundry to toilets, your home deserves the best. Check out these innovative cleaning products made without toxins to get rid of stubborn messes.

ECOS Laundry Detergent Sheets HE Lavender VanillaECOS Laundry Detergent Sheets

Say goodbye to messy laundry detergent with these easy-to-use sheets! To use, just toss a detergent sheet straight into the washer drum. The sheets dissolve into a powerful cleaning detergent to target tough stains (no matter the water temperature). They’re non-toxic, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and have a lovely lavender vanilla scent to produce a fresh load of laundry every time.

Package Free Laundry Detergent 3-Ingredient Powder LavenderPackage Free Laundry Detergent 3-Ingredient Powder

This laundry detergent is made with just 4 ingredients: sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium cocoate, and lavender essential oils. This non-toxic cleaning solution is completely free of questionable or harsh chemicals. It’s 100% biodegradable, cleans up to 60 loads, and is gentle enough for babies and kids.

The Unscented Company Dryer Balls - Pure Natural WoolThe Unscented Company Dryer Balls

If you’re looking for a way to soften your laundry without toxins, check out these dryer balls. They’re made of pure natural South American wool from free-range sheep, making them gentle on the planet and your clothes. They’re compostable, dye-free, and fragrance-free with over 500 loads worth of use. These dryer balls help to get rid of static cling, naturally soften fabric, prevent wrinkles, and reduce drying time by 25%. These fabric softeners make chores easy- just toss 3 of the dryer balls in with your laundry and they’ll take care of the rest.

Hate Stains Miss Mouth's Messy Eater Stain Treater WipesHate Stains Miss Mouth’s Messy Eater Stain Treater Wipes

If you have messy eaters in your house, these stain-removing wipes will be your new best friend. They’re non-toxic and effective, made with gentle ingredients and no chlorine, phosphates, or chlorine. These wipes are equipped to clean whatever stains you’re faced with- from food spills to diaper mishaps. Simply dampen the mess with water, apply the stain remover, launder as usual, and admire your stain-free fabric.

Better Life All Purpose Cleaning WipesBetter Life All Purpose Cleaning Wipes

On busy days, even the smallest time-savers can make a difference. These all-purpose cleaning wipes are made to simplify your routine without alcohol, petroleum solvents, synthetic fragrances, parabens, dyes, SLS, or SLES. They’re cruelty-free and plant-based cleaning agents made from coconut, corn, and soap bark. They’re naturally fragranced using pomegranate, orange, and grapefruit extract. These multi-surface wipes naturally fight grime, grease, and filth for polished surfaces without any harsh ingredients or fumes.

Nellie's Dish Butter Semi-Solid Dishwashing Soap in Refillable Ceramic ContainerNellie’s Dish Butter Semi-Solid Dishwashing Soap

This zero-waste dish soap comes in the form of butter. It’s a semi-solid alternative to classic dish detergent that comes in a reusable ceramic container. To use this dish butter, wet a sponge and lightly dab the solution (it’s highly concentrated, so a little goes a long way). This cleaning product is made to last- one container of dish butter can be used for 3 times as long as liquid dish soap.

Clean Habits Probiotic Kitchen Cleaning SprayClean Habits Probiotic Kitchen Cleaning Spray

Probiotics are well-known for cleaning up your gut health, but what about your home? This kitchen cleaning spray is made using probiotics like bacillus ferments to remove unwanted grime, odors, and air and surface viruses from your kitchen. This filth-fighting agent has 5 days of cleaning power for a long-lasting fresh feeling. It’s environmentally friendly and made without any sulfates, parabens, or harsh detergents for a non-toxic clean finish that’s safe for people and pets.

Molly's Suds Sink Scrub Natural Sink Cleaner BeachMolly’s Suds Sink Scrub Natural Sink Cleaner

This natural cleaner may be a sink scrub, but this multi-use product can also clean toilets, bathtubs, pots, pans, carpet stains and odors, and even your garbage can or shoes! It’s packaged in recyclable, reusable, and refillable glass to prevent plastic waste. Just sprinkle on the surface cleaner, gently scrub with a sponge, and rinse away with cool water for a spotless sink. This powerful scrub is made without petrochemicals, dyes, solvents, or pesticides.

Earthworm Drain Cleaner with Natural Enzymes - Fresh Citrus & SageEarthworm Drain Cleaner with Natural Enzymes

This drain cleaner is a much safer alternative to generic solutions, which are often chock-full of potent chemicals. It works using natural enzymes to effectively break down build-ups of grease, food, and other materials for smoother, fresher drains without harmful chemical residues. Made in the USA using non-toxic ingredients, this product is safe for septic systems and your home. You can use Earthworm to unclog slow drains as needed or twice a week as a preventative measure to keep your septic system clog-free.

Tru Earth Toilet Bowl Cleaner Eco-StripsTru Earth Toilet Bowl Cleaner Eco-Strips

These highly concentrated toilet bowl strips are convenient, biodegradable, eco-friendly, and made with zero-waste packaging. Ditch the plastic jugs and opt for these eco-strips- just place one into the bowl, allow it to dissolve into the water, and scrub away to keep your bathroom feeling ultra-fresh.

ECOS Bathroom and Shower Cleaner with Tea TreeECOS Bathroom and Shower Cleaner with Tea Tree

This plant-powered spray will kick every surface of your bathroom into tip-top shape. Made without 1,4-dioxane, ammonia, chlorine, or synthetic fragrance, this solution uses mineral-based water softeners for a deep clean. This bathroom spray easily wipes away soap scum and stains, smudges, and grime. Its formula is made with tea tree oil to aid in antibacterial properties and leave behind nothing but a subtle and refreshing scent.

Better Life Stainless Steel PolishBetter Life Stainless Steel Polish

This stainless steel polish delivers a streak-free shine without putting your household in harm’s way. Made without any harsh fumes, mineral oil, waxes, silicones, ethoxylates, synthetic fragrances, parabens, SLS, SLES, gluten, or dyes, this steel polish cleans without leaving behind any toxic chemical residue. It’s cruelty-free, made in the USA, and formulated using plant-derived cleaning agents. To use, shake the polish, spray onto stainless steel, and use a clean, dry cloth to wipe along the grain. Use the other side of the cloth to buff and admire your stainless steel surface that shines like it’s new again.

Full Circle Neat Nut Walnut Scour PadsFull Circle Neat Nut Walnut Scour Pads

These scrubbing pads are made out of walnut shells for an eco-friendly, non-toxic, durable, and effective cleaning solution. Walnut shells are natural and gently abrasive to scrub away tough messes and stains. These scour pads are sustainable and easy to use for a naturally clean home.

If You Care Paper Towels Reusable Natural CompostableIf You Care Paper Towels Reusable Natural Compostable

One box of these certified compostable paper towels replaces 18 rolls of generic paper towels! Each paper towel sheet absorbs 16x its weight in water, lasting at least one week per sheet. They’re unbleached, certified compostable, non-GMO, and tear-resistant. They were created to be environmentally conscious, drastically reducing the waste that comes with conventional paper towels. They’re made using unbleached cotton and mirabilite for a hyper-absorbent fabric that effectively cleans surfaces without leaving behind fiber traces (even after several uses). To use, rinse and wring out any extra water. Clean up messes using water, household cleaners, or soap and water. Between uses, rinse and wring out the cloth and lay it flat to dry.