Just spray and wipe—that’s how easy it is to make disinfectant spray your go-to cleaner for daily spills, messes, and cooking grime. But not all disinfectant sprays are created equal. Conventional brands often use potentially harmful ingredients you don’t want anywhere inside your home. Enter, eco-friendly disinfectant spray. This green solution is better for the planet and won’t compromise the health of you or your family members. Keep reading to find out the best brands and sprays to pick up next.
Tips for Using Disinfectant Spray
Kitchen counters and bathroom sinks are obvious places to use disinfectant sprays, but here are four other spots you don’t want to miss.
- Doorknobs: When you’re doing a deep clean, don’t forget to walk around the clean off all the doorknobs.
- Light switches: At the same time you’re cleaning the doorknobs, how about disinfecting the light switches? These are high-touch areas of the home as well, and need a little attention once in a while.
- Remote controls: When was the last time you disinfected your television’s remote control? That’s what we thought. Spray some cleaner into a rag and get to work.
- Children’s toys: It probably couldn’t hurt to give your kids’ favorite toys a spray now and again. Kids are notorious for sticking their fingers in their mouths and forgetting to wash their hands (or not washing them properly) so spend a few extra minutes wiping down what you can in their play areas.
Top Disinfectant Spray Brands
CleanWell and Seventh Generation are two of the top cleaning brands on ThriveMarket.com!
CleanWell was founded by Dr. Larry Weiss, who was inspired to create eco-friendly products after his son was diagnosed with an immune system disorder. CleanWell makes nontoxic cleaning products that work (naturally, of course) and are developed with a dedicated team of doctors, scientists, and designers.
Seventh Generation has been cleaning homes since the 1980s and makes all its products with plant-based and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Plus, the brand is also a Certified B Corp.
Best Disinfectant Spray
Get to know the best disinfectant sprays available on ThriveMarket.com.
Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray
Spearmint and thyme essential oils give this spray a refreshing scent that’ll make you look forward to cleaning. Free of synthetic fragrances and chlorine, it’s a safe option to use around both kids and pets.
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi Surface Cleaner
Chlorine-free and nontoxic, Seventh Generation’s multi surface cleaner is designed to be streak-free and kill 99.9 percent of household germs too.
Thrive Market’s Best Nontoxic Cleaning Tips
Swapping out conventional cleaners for nontoxic options? Get our cleaning tips on the blog—including some DIY recipes to try.
Should You Make Homemade Cleaners?
The short answer is: sure! It’s easy and affordable to make DIY cleaners, and most of the time you only need a few simple ingredients such as castile soap and essential oils.
All About How to Clean With Essential Oils
Not only do essential oils release lovely scents to use throughout the home, but they’re antibacterial too! Take your pick from our favorite cleaners that rely on essential oils to keep things green.
How to Banish Breakouts With DIY Cleaning Wipes
Post-workout (or anytime, really) you can help lessen the spread of bacteria by giving your face a once over with an eco-friendly wipe. This homemade version uses soothing ingredients like aloe vera gel, witch hazel, and dried rose petals.