I asked around for what chem-free cleaning brands folks are using because, let’s face it, sometimes the thought of taking the time to make stuff is overwhelming. Our days are packed with “to-do’s” and “to-don’ts” and who has time to cut lemons? Here are the top four favorites amongst my friends and family for chem-free, inexpensive, and easy to use.
Top of the list covering the parameters of chem-free, inexpensive, and easy to use is Seventh Generation, and they have this to say on their website:
We believe in transparency. We disclose ingredients right on our packaging and we won’t test on animals.
We use Seventh Generation in our home as they have the most options and best overall price for us. Their line includes kitchen, bath, laundry, and general purpose as well as, baby care, feminine products, and even eco-trash bags. For us, it is important knowing that they do good for the environment and educate wherever they can.
Green Works (a Clorox company) is found in many stores. Here’s their take on products:
- Are made with plant- and mineral-based cleaning ingredients.
- Come from biodegradable ingredients that are naturally derived
- Are not tested on animals.
- Use environmentally sustainable packaging whenever possible.
- Are acknowledged by the EPA’s Design for the Environment program.
Their pricing compares to Seventh Generation and yet doesn’t quite cover the whole range of general cleaning and laundry detergent that we use.
Method has this to say about their ingredients (and there’s more, very in-depth info) on their website:
we follow the precautionary principle: if there’s a chance an ingredient isn’t safe, we don’t use it. period.
Method’s line of products falls into the mid-range for pricing in our area of Texas. In the chem-free cleaning brands category, they have everything from general purpose and bathroom cleaners to air fresheners.
Mrs. Meyers website has this to say about their products:
Our products do not contain chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, parabens, phosphates or phthalates. We use concentrated, biodegradable formulas and at least 25% post-consumer plastic in our bottles. We do not test on animals.
While they top the list for pricey, they have a decent choice of products including kitchen, bath, laundry, and general purpose. They also have a line of hand and body products and home fresheners.
All of the above four chem-free cleaning brands have bulk options as well. Buy your product and then buy the refill for even more ways to save money and save the landfills.
Do you have a favorite chem-free brand not listed? Please share with us in the comments below.
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