10 eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners for a toxic-free home

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10 eco-friendly cleaners
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Try one of these eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners: The dilutable ones will save you money, the larger sizes help you cut back on waste, and the natural ingredients mean your house will finally be clean without the harmful chemicals.

In the war against germs and grime in our homes, we've become a people reliant on a dizzying array of cleaning products to help us do our dirty work. And in our crazed determination to annihilate every last blip of bacteria and dot of dust, with as little effort as possible, we often turn to harsh products that are hard on the planet and literally dizzying ... not to mention other ill health effects ranging from asthma and skin irritation to reproductive harm and cancer.

Fortunately there are companies that make eco-friendly products that don't come with a toxic right hook. The following all-purpose cleaners all scored grades of A in Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Guide to Healthy Cleaning; a well-researched and respected guide with safety ratings to over 2,500 products. While there are plenty more listed in the guide, the ones here are tried-and-true and widely available. Happy healthy cleaning!

INDEX: Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda & Household Cleaner | biokleen All Purpose Cleaner Concentrate | Bon Ami Powder Cleanser | Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds | Earth Friendly Orange Plus All Purpose Everyday Cleaner | Heinz Distilled White Vinegar | Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner | Simple Green Naturals Glass & Surface Care | Whole Foods Market All Purpose Cleaner | Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

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