It’s finally time to open up those windows because spring has sprung! What is it about spring that makes us want to organize, clean, and even purge items we no longer use? Whatever is in the fresh air, I'm not arguing— it's a season that always arrives with newness and cleanliness. With these products, you can clean every single surface in your home, even all your legos and your little one's toys, with complete confident to keep them safe. After extensive research, and even testing some of these myself, you'll be happy to know there's a cleaner and greener way to spruce up your home!
If you aspire for a safer, cleaner home but don't know where to start— we wrote this article for you! So let's open up those windows, breathe in some fresh air, and discover baby-friendly cleaning products that will make your home more eco-friendly.
The Grove Co. has grown quite a following and it’s easy to see why. Their cleaners are plastic free with 92% plant based ingredients. That means no parabens, phthalates, phosphates, formaldehyde, and other toxic chemicals. Sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet, you can’t go wrong with any of these cleaners.
With cleaning solutions for both laundry and your dishes, Dropps plant based pods pack a powerful punch! The dishwasher pods cut through grease and the laundry detergent will freshen up your clothes. You can’t go wrong with these small, but mighty cleaning pods.
Also made with plant based ingredients, Seventh Generation has a range of products for your whole home. From laundry detergent, to liquid dish soap and more, these products are not only safer for your home but safer for the planet. They even have fragrance free options which are a lifesaver for anyone with sensitive skin.
Common Good launched to tackle the problem we have with excessive waste and uses only recyclable or reusable packaging. Their green cleaning products are child and pet safe. Plus they will make your home smell amazing! Not only can you repurpose the containers, but Common Good is a staple in many refill shops around the country. Which means you can bring in your containers to refill instead of buying new, saving our planet by preventing more waste in our landfills!
Step up your sustainable cleaning game with Marley’s Monsters UNpaper towels. These reusable cloth towels get more and more absorbent each time you wash. Use them for whatever you would paper towels. Clean your counters, windows, and even your face and hands! Plus they come in a ton of prints, colors, or plain white to go with any kitchen aesthetic!
Puracy has everything you need for a naturally green home. Beyond their basic surface cleaners, they also have a line of carpet, upholstery, and stain removers. These are doctor developed to be baby and planet safe. With biodegradable formulas locally and sustainably sourced in the US. You might even find Puracy in your local refill shop to keep the sustainable streak going. Fun Fact: Nine years ago, two best friends from Austin, Texas started Puracy with a single goal – to make effective, plant-based cleaning and personal care products that were gentle enough to use around their newborn daughters.
ECOS really does have the planet in mind. Family owned and operated, they have managed to become carbon and water neutral, and even offsets their employee’s carbon emissions! These affordable organic cleaners are a top sustainable choice. Their all purpose cleaner and laundry detergent are some of their best product choices. The detergent is even cloth diaper friendly! Another reason to love ECOS? ECOS was named U.S. EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year in 2020.
Fully biodegradable, fragrance-free, non-GMO, and made with natural ingredients like baking soda and chamomile. Branch Basics is a great choice with little ones in the home. The detergent is powerful enough to handle baby blowouts, yet gentle and safe to not irritate a newborn’s skin. Buy the organic cleaners as is or opt for the concentrate to fill up and clean on your own terms!
No matter where you are in your green cleaning journey, these cleaning products safe for babies are sure to take your home to the next level. With little ones in the home, we need to be especially mindful of what we bring into our homes and expose to our family. Each one of these products have your family and the planet in mind. It doesn’t matter what you’ve used in the past, what matters is the steps you’ll take for the future.
Interested in learning more about what's in your cleaning product? Take a look at the Environmental Working Group, EWG's Guide to Healthy Cleaning.
Happy (and healthy) Spring Cleaning!