Monday, August 1, 2016

Going Green Around the House: The Best Non-Toxic Household Cleaning Products and Tips

Going green around the house is easier than you might think.

Here is a list of the best non-toxic household cleaning products
and tips that I have found and have been using for over 24 years.

As you can see from this picture I use a variety of products to clean around my house.  Some you can buy at your local grocery store.  But, others you have to buy online from the maker's website.

Let's start by going from left to right in the picture.
Supplies List:
White Vinegar (non-food grade)
Baking Soda (any brand)
Mrs. Meyer's (Vitacost)
Basic-H & Basic-G (Shaklee)
 Unscented Dish Soap (7th Generation) Grove Collaborative)

Click on the website name to shop directly for these products.

You'll first need to sign-up with Ebates when you click on the VitaCost name and then search for them from that site to get your cash back bonus. (I am a member)

Shaklee is my long time favorite company for non-toxic cleaning products that get the job done without killing your lungs.  I started with them 24 years ago and would not use anything else for my everyday cleaning needs.
The Basic-H is there household cleaner.  The Basic-G is a germicide.  It will kill any kind of bacteria it comes in contact with.  Be sure to wear gloves when using these kinds of strong cleaners, even the safe ones.

Mrs. Meyer's is my laundry soap champion.  I love the lemon scented one.  It does not bother my allergies.  I get it delivered to my door with free shipping and at a discount using my Grove Collaborative membership.

Next, on my list is Norwex Microfiber Cloths

They come in these pretty colors and each color does a different job.  Purple is for windows and mirrors.  Pink is for all purpose.  Green is for anti-bacterial cleaning all over the house.

You only use water to clean with the green and pink one.  The purple one you use dry like a polisher.  You will never go back to vinegar again to clean windows and mirrors after you've cleaned with these babies.  Giggle!

When I clean with the vinegar I use a combination of dish soap and warm water.  1/4 cup vinegar, 3 cups warm water, 1 teaspoon dish soap and mix well.

To clean the grout on tile floors I use a mixture of lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda and dish soap.  Let it set for 5 to 10 minutes.  Scrub with a brush and the wipe clean.

For more of my great cleaning tips and recipes grab a copy of my Etsy team member's book in my Markets of Sunshine shop.

Tell me what you do to go green at your house in the comments box below.

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See ya next week with some more great ways for you to Go Green around your house.

Sending You Sunshine,

Marsha Jaramillo


  1. Lots of great tips and product suggestions. I've been a fan of Shaklee's cleaning products for years also. And vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice are always stocked in my pantry. Thumbs up on this article!

    1. Thank you Lynda for the thumbs up. hehe! Nothing beats good ole' natural health friendly products.

  2. Marsha, I look so much forward to reading your posts each week! They're the best!! :-D

    1. That makes me feel good to know that you enjoy what I write about. I write from the heart and what I personally experience. Lead by example is my motto.

  3. Great information! I'm always surprised at the amazing things vinegar does. Thanks for sharing at #heartandsoullinkup I'm going to Pin this post so others can see it. :)