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Eco-Friendly Cleaning In the Home

Whether you've run out of supplies, or you'd just like to be more environmentally friendly – discover the top 3 eco-friendly cleaning products to use in the home!

More and more of us are choosing to ‘go green’ and adopt a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. We recycle our household waste, we turn lights off in favour of natural light, and some of us have even installed renewable energy systems.

If you’d like to be more environmentally friendly, here is a handy list of affordable eco cleaning products that you can use in many areas of your home.

Eco Friendly House Cleaning Products – Natural Solutions

If you can’t find eco cleaning disinfectant or eco washing powder in your local store – or even if you’d simply rather make your own ­­– here are three natural cleaning products that you can use that are good for the environment and for your budget.

Baking Soda

Baking soda contains small amounts of natural acid, making it an excellent eco friendly cleaner. Here are some ways you can use baking soda to clean different areas of your home.

  • Keep an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator and food cupboards to absorb bad smells.
  • Sprinkle baking soda onto your carpets before vacuuming to freshen up the fibres.
  • Sprinkle baking soda onto kitchen work surfaces, and wipe with a damp cloth to remove dirt, stains, and greasy residue.


Vinegar is acidic, and while it’s not as good as baking soda at cleaning dirt, it is considered to be more effective in the removal of germs and bacteria from the home.

  • Pour vinegar onto a washable cloth and wipe over kitchen and bathroom walls to slow down the growth of mould.
  • Mix vinegar with a small amount of salt to make a paste. Use this to clean stainless steel or chrome taps and sink basins.
  • Pour vinegar onto the inside of the oven door and leave to sit for five minutes before wiping off. Any grease stains and food splatters should lift off easily.


What many people don’t know is that lavender oil is actually a very effective antibacterial product.

  • Create your own antibacterial spray by mixing 20 drops of lavender oil with a cup full of water. Keep in a spray bottle and use as necessary. There’s no need to wipe or rinse – just allow to dry naturally.
  • Lastly – soak cotton balls in lavender oil and leave by doors and windows to deter bugs from entering the home.

So, the next time you run out of your favourite brand detergent – you might find there’s an eco friendly cleaner in your cupboard. Give it a try!

Top Tip

Natural cleaning products can often be found around the house, which is great if you’re in need of a quick cleaning solution! Remember that sometimes you may still need a commercial cleaning product to tackle tougher stains.