This list is based on what I’ve tried, used, and can usually find at places like Whole Foods and other stores. I’ve provided Amazon links for shopping convenience, as well as links to (when available) so you can see more details about product ingredients and health concerns. Some products can be found for cheaper on

Household Cleaning


Planet Ultra Dishwashing Liquid (EWG info)

Most highly rated for hand-washing dishes.

Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Powder, Free & Clear (EWG info)

Note: Avoid the dishwasher when possible to promote better gut health!


Baking soda + water mixture–Arm & Hammer is fine (and cheap!). Just dampen a good scrubber with water and clean away.

Green Shield Organic All-Purpose Cleaner, Fresh Lemon (EWG info)

Whole Foods Market Green MISSION Organic All-Purpose Spray Cleaner & Degreaser, Lemon Zest (EWG info)

Sponges & kitchen scrubbers–try to get eco-friendly brands.

All-Purpose Cleaning:

Whole Foods Market All-Purpose Cleaner, Citrus (EWG info)

Planet All Purpose Spray Cleaner* (EWG info)

Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner (EWG info)

Baking soda + water with a good cleaning scrubber or sponge

DIY recipe:

1 cup water

1 cup white vinegar

Essential oils, 20-40 drops (lemon, orange, eucalyptus, tea tree, thieves oil, etc.)

Optional: 1-2 tsp. baking soda

Directions: add to spray bottle, shake, and clean with cloth or paper towels. Test on a small area first if you’re uncertain about how it’ll affect certain furniture, etc.


I have yet to find a good non-toxic cleaner that doesn’t leave streaks and that foggy look… Still using Windex to be honest. Let me know if you find one!

DIY recipe:

2 cups water

1/2 cup white or cider vinegar

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

Several drops of orange essential oil (optional)

Directions: add to spray bottle, shake, and clean with cloth or paper towels.


Green Shield Organic Bathroom Cleaner, Fresh (EWG info)

Green Shield Organic Toilet Bowl Cleaner (EWG info)

Seventh Generation Natural Tub & Tile Cleaner, Emerald Cypress & Fir (EWG info)

Seventh Generation Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Emerald Cypress & Fir (EWG info)


Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value 2X Concentrated Laundry Detergent, Unscented (HE) (EWG info)

Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent Powder, Free & Clear (EWG info)

Planet 2x Ultra Laundry Detergent, For HE & Standard Machines* (EWG info)

Planet Ultra Powdered Laundry Detergent, Hypo-Allergenic (EWG info)

Green Shield Organic Laundry Detergent, Free & Clear (EWG info)–we are currently using this one, but have tried all of the above!

Note: Avoid anything with fabric softener and skip the softener sheets in the dryer! Why? Fabric softeners and dryer sheets are laden with chemicals that end up coating the surface of your clothes and laundry. These chemicals are known to disrupt our central nervous system, contribute to allergies, are carcinogenic, and can have an overall negative impact on health. But what about that “nice” smell you get with fresh laundry? Don’t get too excited–it’s toxic and doing harm to your wellbeing. Maybe you (or your kids) feel no negative effects now, but over time we become more sensitive to the fragrances and chemicals and an allergy or condition can develop… even if you were once seemingly ok using these products. Or, these items may secretly be contributing to a condition you or one of your family members already has, whether an allergy, autoimmune issue, etc. Furthermore, these chemicals are shown to make little to no difference on laundry and can even “dry out” your items, making them lose softness more quickly. What does this all mean? Basically, a marketing hype has led us to believe we “need” these products, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Stain Remover:

Sun & Earth On the Spot! Instant Stain Remover (EWG info)


Ecover Non-Chlorine Bleach Liquid (EWG info)

Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Bleach, Free & Clear (EWG info)

Floor Care:

Good ol’ fashioned soap and water. We like Bronner’s soap mix, diluted, on hard floors or in a carpet cleaner for carpet.

Personal Care and Hygiene

Bath & Shower:

Bronner’s Soap (EWG info)

Acure shampoos

Acure conditioners 

Body & Self-Care:

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub 

Acure Facial Cleansing Cream

Acure Oil Control Face Moisturizer (or Acure Day Cream)

Acure Night Cream

Acure Body Lotions 

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Body Lotion

Primal Pit Paste Deodorant Stick

Everyman Jack Deodorant, Citrus 

Desert Essential Tooth Paste, Mint or Fennel (EWG info)–can also be used to clean household and personal products

Bronner’s Cinnamon toothpaste (EWG info)–love the taste!

Desert Essence Dental Floss

Ursa Major Face Wipes