From kitchen countertops and bathroom sinks to tile backsplashes and hardwood floors, our homes are filled with surfaces made from a variety of materials. How do you clean it all? While there are certainly times it can be useful to use products specifically designed to make bathroom tubs gleam or rid your stove of grime, a general, all-purpose cleaner is a household workhorse for daily wipe downs and weekly cleaning sessions.
Avoid These Toxic Cleaning Ingredients
On ThriveMarket.com, we carefully curate our cleaning supplies—here are just a few of the ingredients we avoid.
- Formaldehyde: You’ll often find this ingredient in conventional soaps and shampoos, but it’s been classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Ammonia: If you’ve ever done a deep clean of your oven with conventional cleaners, it may have relied on ammonia (which may contribute to asthma) to help degrease your stainless steel appliances.
- Chlorine: It might rid dishes, toilets, and swimming pools of germs, but chlorine has been associated with some unpleasant symptoms like dizziness and vomiting, among others.
Top All-Purpose Spray Brands
Clean your house from top to bottom with picks from these top brands.
This cleaning line was founded by Ali Florsheim and Melina Marcus, who wanted to rebel against toxic ingredients and prove natural cleansers work just as well. This household brand offers all-purpose sprays, dish soap, and laundry detergent.
Founded in 1989, Planet is one of the leading manufacturers of green household products and formulates everything without harmful chemicals. Even the packaging is made of recycled materials!
Our line of nontoxic cleaners are made with eco-friendly ingredients that are just as effective as the conventional stuff. Plus, we worked with suppliers to ensure the formulas are both biodegradable and naturally derived.
Best All-Purpose Cleaners
Here are some of the best all-purpose cleansers our members reach for daily.
Better Life All Purpose Cleaner
This biodegradable cleanser tackles every kind of mess and leaves behind a soothing clary sage and citrus scent.
Schmidt’s Multi-Surface Vinegar Cleaner, Amber & Aloe
Vinegar is an eco-friendly alternative to harsh chemicals. This bottle uses vegan and cruelty-free ingredients to refresh your home with the fragrance of amber and aloe.
Thrive Market All-Purpose Cleaner
This citrusy spray smells like a lemon grove and cleans every surface with biodegradable ingredients. Member Erin from Alabama says it works great for kitchen clean-up.
Thrive Market’s Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips
When it comes to cleaning, there’s always a nontoxic way to do it.
10 Pet-Friendly Cleaning Products
Whether you have children, pets, or both, clean your house the nontoxic way with our favorite cleaning products that are safe for all family members.
Recipes for DIY Cleaning Products
Looking to make your own oven cleaner? How about DIY laundry tablets? This post rounds up our best DIY cleaning recipes, plus the tips and products we love.
Homemade Bathroom Spray Recipe
Believe it or not, you only need two simple ingredients (apple cider vinegar and castile soap) to make an eco-friendly bathroom spray that’ll get your bathtub extra sparkly.