All Purpose Cleaner
One and done. That’s the strategy behind most all-purpose cleaners that let you tackle messes and spills on a variety of surfaces with ease. Just don’t make the mistake of leaving your surfaces dirtier than when you started. Not all all-purpose cleaners are created equal—some use potentially harmful chemicals to give you those sought-after fresh countertops, only to leave behind ingredients you don’t want inside your home. At Thrive Market, we’ve done the dirty work for you, vetting and testing leading cleaners and only offering the ones that work without compromising the health of you and your family. We can’t promise your chore routine will be something you look forward to, but you can definitely breathe easy when you spray any of the top all-purpose cleaners we’re sharing with you below.
Top All-Purpose Cleaner Brands
These three brands will help your home get spick and span.
Dr. Bronner’s has pioneered the home and personal care market for decades, and is known for incorporating fair trade business practices in its supply chain. To source its ingredients, Dr. Bronner’s partners with small-holder farms and local communities on everything from product development to implementing restoration projects.
The first iteration of Truce started in 1996 when professional cleaner Kandie Konomos developed her own natural line after getting contact dermatitus. After her symptoms improved, she partnered with a friend to help bring the products to market.
Before Mrs. Meyer’s became a beloved cleaning brand, there was Thelma A. Meyer, a midwestern homemaker with nine children who didn’t want to clean her home with chemical-filled products and got to work formulating alternatives using her signature plant-based essential oils.
Best All-Purpose Cleaner
Get the job done right using any of these all-purpose cleansers that are some of Thrive Market’s top picks.
Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner
You won’t find any synthetic dyes, preservatives, or fragrances inside this 32-ounce bottle. Instead, it gets your home clean with plant-based ingredients and spruce essential oils.
Truce All-Purpose Cleaner, Peppermint
The refreshing minty-fresh scent of this all-purpose cleaner is just the beginning. Truce is ready to tackle your toughest messes with the power of essential oils, and this spray works on many surfaces like granite, linoleum, natural stone, and tile.
Mrs. Meyer’s All-Purpose Cleaner, Lemon Verbena
Made with a proprietary vegetable protein extract, this citrusy spray helps clean counters and remove odors from your kitchen and baths with ease. It’s ideal for non-porous surfaces like tile, porcelain, finished wood, and sealed natural and synthetic stone.
Paraben-Free All-Purpose Cleaner
There’s no place for parabens in these cleaners. See why Thrive Market members are raving about them!
Better Life All-Purpose Cleaner, Clary Sage & Citrus
If the sage and citrus combo isn’t enough to entice you, there’s also the fact that this cleaner is made without alcohol, petroleum, and parabens. It cleans with biodegradable and plant-based ingredients to get rid of grime, naturally.
Rebel Green All-Purpose Spray, Peppermint & Lemon
A review from Thrive Market member Courtney pretty much sums up what we love about this spray: “It cleans the stove top, tables, and countertops so well, and the smell is so good I bought five more bottles after the first one was delivered.” In short, prepare to stock up after giving this cleaner a try!
Aunt Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar Wipes, Fresh Lime Mint
When you can’t be bothered to pull out a rag, or a quick spill catches you off guard, reach for a wipe that relies on vinegar to nix your germs for good. Essential oils like orange, peppermint, and lemon leave a refreshing scent behind, too.
Cleaning Tips From Thrive Market
Natural doesn’t have to mean ineffective. We’ve rounded up the best tips to clean your home without harsh chemicals.
The Best Nontoxic Cleaning Tips
Keep chemicals at bay! This post is a great refresher on all things nontoxic cleaning, from our favorite DIY recipes to products that’ll make it easy to keep the house spotless.
Using Essential Oils in Cleaning Products
Diffusing essential oils is only one way to use them. We’ve got tips on how to incorporate these natural ingredients into your home on a daily basis, including making your own DIY products.
Apple Cider Vinegar Uses
Apple cider vinegar doesn’t have to stay in the pantry—this workhorse ingredient can polish wood and unclog drains, among other household uses.