If you're looking for some easy ways to avoid harsh chemicals, here are some sustainable and non-toxic tips for greening your cleaning routine.
Montreal based company Attitude develops all of its plant-based, vegan cleaning products in an in-house lab according to ECOLOGO standards. Their products are EWG verified. Their products are also tested in an independent lab to ensure they are free from carcinogens including 1,4 dioxane and ethylene oxide. Attitude products are among the most affordable on the market. Their All-Purpose Cleaner and All-Purpose Cleaner Disinfectant 99.99% both start at only $4.95
Really Great Goods
Really Great Goods makes their products in small batches at their Toronto headquarters. The ingredient list for their Lemon Zest Cleaner all-purpose cleaner is remarkably simple: distilled water, distilled white vinegar and lemon oil. Their Refresh all-purpose adds pink grapefruit, rosewood and organic Eucalyptus. They each cost $9 for a 500ml bottle.
Natural and luxurious is the branding idea behind Love Fresh. Their eco-chic line of all-natural cleaning products are made in Toronto. Their all-purpose cleaner comes in Grapefruit or Lavender Tea Tree for $15 for 500ml.
In addition to their line of all-natural cleaning products, AspenClean provides eco-friendly house cleaning and maid service in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver using their natural, plant-based, vegan cleaning products and supplies. You can do it yourself with help from their Organic Grapefruit and Lavender All-Purpose Cleaner for $8.99 USD for 650ml.
DIY Cleaning Products
One of the upsides of all-natural and non-toxic cleaners is the simplicity of the ingredients. It's so simple that you can easily make your own Homemade Cleaning Products. An all-purpose cleaner can be made with vinegar OR castile soap. Do NOT use vinegar on stone surfaces, including marble and granite. The castile soap version (non-citrus) can be used on sealed granite or marble.
BentallGreenOak hopes these eco-friendly tips help you to go green while you clean.