There are many benefits to using natural and eco-friendly household cleaning products. They’re free from chemicals and toxic ingredients, and safer for children, pets, and the individual cleaning. They’re less likely to have strong odors and can promote a purer environment by reducing pollution to the air and water.
Here are four gentle cleaning products that are available in the Asheville & Hendersonville area, or online, and work on a wide variety of floors:
1. The Honest Company’s floor cleaner
The Honesty Company, founded by actress Jessica Alba, is dedicated to creating a variety of natural products that are “effective, but unquestionably safe, eco-friendly, beautiful, convenient, and affordable.”
This floor cleaner can be used on hardwoods, bamboo, laminate, and other sealed floors. It doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and it’s non-toxic, biodegradable, and pH balanced. It’s also rinse-free!
2. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Concentrate
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day produces “earth-friendly household cleaners” and says their products contain plant-derived ingredients, essential oils, and have garden-inspired scents meant to lift your mood.
This product is at least 98% natural and can be used on non-porous floors. It’s biodegradable and available in nine different scents, including lavender, honeysuckle, and sunflower. It does require dilution to use.
3. Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner
Dr. Bronner’s is a family-owned and run organization specializing in natural soaps! Founder Emanuel Bronner was born into a family that had been making soap since 1858 and started Dr. Bronner’s in 1948. The company values “Old World quality and time-honored simplicity.”
This all-purpose concentrated cleaner is cruelty-free, certified vegan, and made with plant-based ingredients and essential oils. Dr. Bronner’s says it’s gentle on the skin and can be used for mopping your floors as well as doing your laundry! Just remember to dilute it.
4. Naturally It’s Clean Floor Cleaner
Naturally It’s Clean is a collection of cleaning products by Enzyme Fresh Home created to be effective, safe for the earth, safe for people, and cruelty-free. They are also devoted to sustainable business practices and make annual donations to groups that aspire to “protect and restore the earth.”
The ingredients in this floor cleaner are simple, including a plant-based enzyme blend and natural orange scent. After diluted, it can be used on hardwood, laminate, cork, bamboo, marble, travertine, slate, ceramic, grout and vinyl floors. It is also supposed to help remove any lingering odors.
Floor Coverings International Western NC also has eco-friendly flooring options like bamboo, cork, and laminate. If you’d like know more about these options or have any questions, please give us a call. Free, in-home estimates are available.
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