Happy 40th Earth Day! Today we celebrate the place where we all live and hopefully in the process become more aware of how we can do our part in preserving the Earth. Even small steps such as choosing natural cleaning products can make a big difference!
If you’re are interested in reducing the amount of chemical exposure in your home, here are a few of my top picks to get you started. These companies are also offering free shipping today in honor of Earth Day!
2. Seventh Generation
I remember seeing this brand while shopping at Whole Foods, but had never given it a try. It wasn’t until I received a trough of these diapers and baby detergent while pregnant with the twins. I decided to read more about the company (I read EVERYTHING while on bedrest) and learned about the potentially harmful chemicals found in baby diapers and even had a (quickly) fleeting thought of using cloth diapers. Seventh Generation is passionate about their little ones and are currently rallying in Washington to reform toxic chemical policy with their Million Baby Crawl. Please check out their site for more info. The diapers are more pricey than the national brands, but they do offer coupons on their website…sweet!
I began using method on our wood floors when the kids started to crawl. I purchased their omop floor care kit in almond from Target and never looked back. In fact, I also use their wood for good wood cleanser on our furniture. The smell is amazingly fresh and clean and was a welcomed change from the pine-scented competitor! We also like method’s grapefruit hand soap and the packaging is pretty cool, too!
4. Mrs. Meyers
If you are looking for a product that feels like it’s been passed down for generations, you should try Mrs. Meyers Clean Day. Not only does she have the most delicious scented products, but she also gives good common sense advice about life, parenting, housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, etc. Check out her series of videos here. She’ll remind you of your sweet, little grandmother.
Have you considered integrating natural products into your cleaning routine? If so, what are some of your favorite eco-friendly products? Do you have any homemade cleaning solution recipes?