Last Updated: June 17, 2021

30 best natural household cleaning products.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 43 min read

If you’re not cleaning your house with natural household cleaning products, chances are you’re using products packed with chemicals that are causing harm to you and the other people and pets who live in your home. Natural cleaning products keep the air in your home clean from toxic chemicals so you can breathe easy even on cleaning days. Plus, natural cleaning products won’t cause harm to the environment either, which is a big plus in our book.


Switching to natural household cleaning products is something we should all do (if we haven’t already, of course) to protect ourselves and the planet. Take a look at our list of the best ones to get started with, including Grove Co. best-sellers like this Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate and our newly released Grove Co. All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner. No matter what small swaps you start to use, you’re taking one big step toward sustainability.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner

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This Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner is kitchen-counter worthy, but can also be used in bathrooms and other rooms with often-touched surfaces waiting to be cleaned. Animal lovers will be happy to know it’s also vegan, 100-percent cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny–certified. It’s made with essential oils and plant-based ingredients in the USA and …

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2. Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate

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A multi-purpose cleaner concentrate proven to cut 2x more grease than other natural brands.* Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.
  • CUTS 2X MORE GREASE*
    Our Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate powerfully cleans away grime and grease from surfaces and is proven to cut 2x more grease than other natural …
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2 Count
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3. method Toilet Cleaner

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Banish germs and grime from the toilet without the use of toxic chemicals. Method’s disinfecting toilet bowl cleaner uses citric acid and proprietary “powergreen” technology to tackle tough-to-kill bacteria and stains, leaving behind a clean toilet bowl and refreshing spearmint and peppermint scent, with just a hint of geranium. Pair this …
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24 Oz
$5.49
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4. method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner

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Disinfect your bathroom with this method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner, and kill 99.9% of germs in your powder room. This bathroom cleaner is biodegradable, triclosan-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, and vegan. Plus it’s made in the USA with responsible packaging, Leaping Bunny–certified, and a healthy choice to use around children and pets. Tackle …

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28 Oz
$3.49
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5. Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Concentrate

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Meet your new cleaning companion: Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Concentrate. This formula uses healthy, plant-based ingredients to blast away dirt and grime from pretty much any non-porous surface inside or outside of your home. Plus, this concentrate is extra powerful and lasts longer because you dilute it (versus conventional spray cleaners, which …

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32 Oz
$7.99
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6. Grove Co. Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle - Twist & Slide

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A Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle with Twist & Slide labeling system for any of our surface cleaner concentrates. Sustainably crafted for the long run to help you clean and care for your home without the plastic waste.

  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR CLEANING ROUTINE
    Designed with a unique Twist & Slide silicone sleeve, our cleaning glass spray bottles …

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16 oz
$14.95
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7. method Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner

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A wood floor cleaner that smells good? You better believe it. Method’s nontoxic and biodegradable floor cleaner not only leaves behind a gleaming floor without any filmy residue, but imbues your home with the subtle scent of almond. Quick-drying and thorough without requiring you to haul out a bucket (squirt directly on the floor and mop with a …

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25 Oz
$4.99
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8. method All Purpose Cleaner

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Show our planet some love — swap out your toxic and chemical-smelling surface spray for this natural yet potent method all-purpose cleaner. It’s safe enough to use around your family and furry friends but tough enough to handle everyday messes around the house. Using powergreen technology to target and break down dirt and grime, this formula is …

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28 Oz
$3.99
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9. Mrs. Meyer's Cream Cleaner

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Baking soda has been used for cleaning purposes for years and years, and this Mrs. Meyer's Cream Cleaner channels the scratch-free cleaning power of baking soda to help keep your bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms their cleanest. This household cleaner is made in the USA, paraben-free, bleach-free, non-caustic, and Leaping Bunny–certified. Plus, it …

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12 Oz
$3.99
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10. method Heavy Duty Degreaser

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Messy cooks rejoice: Method heavy duty degreaser knocks out hard-to-remove grease, oil, and other nasty food splatter in the kitchen. Perfect for taking on burner grates, range hoods, and even microwaves, this degreaser banishes grease with ease, and it doesn’t leave a pungent smell in the air. Your kitchen is one of the most germ-infested rooms in …

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28 Oz
$3.99
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11. method Daily Wood Cleaner

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Dusting got you feeling down? Here’s a quick pick-me-up — method wood cleaner works to remove dirt and dust so your wood surfaces can sparkle and shine like new. This plant-based, paraben-free wood cleaner is strong enough to tackle filth to the fullest for a dust-free home. Even better? It leaves behind a soothing almond aroma that’s a great …

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28 Oz
$5.99
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12. Caldrea Countertop Spray

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Clean your counters from top to bottom with this Caldrea Countertop Spray. This countertop cleaner is phthalate-, paraben-, triclosan-, glycol solvent–, chlorine-, and formaldehyde-free, plus it contains no artificial colors. It uses vegetable protein and other plant-derived ingredients to tackle dirt, grime, and odors, too. It’s a healthy choice …

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16 Oz
$10
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13. Meliora All-Purpose Home Cleaner

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This All-Purpose Home Cleaner is your one-stop solution for cleaning the hard surfaces in your home. Floors, walls, countertops, and even the greasy fingerprint smudges on the fridge.

Works great with the Grove Glass Spray Bottle.
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$4.99
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14. method Glass Cleaner

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If you think it’s impossible to keep your glass surfaces clean without kids, pets, or everyday life getting in the way — think again! This method glass cleaner easily takes off handprints, toothpaste splatter, unknown grit and grime, and other grunge left behind. It sprays a light mist on your glass that does the heavy lifting, and it’s available …

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28 Oz
$3.99
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15. Mrs. Meyer's Surface Scrub

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This Mrs. Meyer's Surface Scrub is one of Grove’s products you’re going to want to have in supply in your home. Not only does it tackle most surfaces, including tile, stainless steel, porcelain fixtures, and even cookware, it also is made from 98-percent naturally derived ingredients, so you won’t notice any harsh chemical smells or left-over …

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$4.99
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16. Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner

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An all-purpose cleaner that really means for all purposes — this Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner can tackle everything from doing laundry to mopping floors. It’s also a great option for households with pets and kids because it’s made with plant-based ingredients, including natural fir needle and spruce essential oils, and it’s dye-free, …

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32 Oz
$13.99
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17. grab green Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods

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Stop soaking your pots, pans, and baking dishes in soapy water for days at a time, and instead opt for these grab green Cookware and Bakeware Cleaner Pods. These plant- and mineral-based pods break down your worst cooking nightmares like burnt-on sauces or marinades without using harsh chemicals. Plus, they’re biodegradable, paraben-free, …

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15 pods
$5
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18. 20 Mule Team Borax 20 Mule Team

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20 Mule Team Borax 20 Mule Team is a Jack (and Jill) of all trades. This amazing, natural mineral found in every corner around the globe is a multipurpose cleaner that can be used to tackle just about anything, from tough laundry stains and odors to dirty carpets and water spots on glassware. Check out Grove's huge selection of other innovative …

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65 Oz
$7.99
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19. method Hard Floor Cleaner

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Cleaning laminate floors no longer has to be so hard — meet method floor cleaner. Perfect for people on the go and anyone looking to save time, this floor cleaner features an ergonomically designed nozzle that helps you spray and clean your floors with less effort and with no built-up residue left behind afterward. Did we mention there’s also no …

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25 Oz
$5.99
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20. Aunt Fannie's Vinegar Wash Floor Cleaner

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Aunt Fannie's is breaking new ground in the healthy home cleaning circle. They believe housekeeping is a daily act of personal wellness, and that’s why they’ve created this Aunt Fannie's Vinegar Wash Floor Cleaner. It’s non-toxic, vegan, and healthy for kids and pets who are the ones that are on the floors most often. It also uses the natural power …

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32 Oz
$7.99
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21. Grove Co. Floor Cleaner Concentrate

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A tile, laminate, and finished wood floor cleaner concentrate proven to easily remove common stains from floors. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.
  • NO STAINS OR STREAKS LEFT BEHIND
    Our floor cleaning concentrate removes common stains like dirt, red crayon, coffee, and grape juice — so your …
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2 Count
$6.95
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22. Aunt Fannie's Carpet Refresher

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You don’t have to compromise health when it comes to clean carpets. This Aunt Fannie's Carpet Refresher is non-toxic, sulfate-free, triclosan-free, and doesn’t use dyes, artificial fragrances, allergens, or disruptors. In fact, it’s just as safe as any homemade remedy you’d make, but you don’t have to put in the extra work of making it. This carpet …

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16 oz
$8.99
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23. Pure Sense Leather Cleaner/Conditioner

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Take care of your leather furniture so you can enjoy it longer with this Pure Sense Leather Cleaner/Conditioner. This natural leather cleaner cleans, conditions, and nourishes leather deep down without using harsh chemicals. See your furniture shine like new and restore your love for your older pieces by giving them the attention they deserve. This …

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16 Oz
$7.99
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24. grab green Garbage Disposal Freshener & Cleaner Pods

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Help prevent kitchen clogs before they happen with this grab green Garbage Disposal Freshener and Cleaner Pods. This non-toxic, naturally derived formula removes grime buildup before major issues begin, and freshens your sink’s smell while it’s at it. This garbage disposal freshener is biodegradable, paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and …

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12 pods
$4.99
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25. Seventh Generation Wood Cleaner

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Clean the wood in your home without unleashing harsh chemicals that could be harmful to your family. This Seventh Generation Wood Cleaner is made with essential oils and botanical ingredients and is safe for treated wood and hard, non-porous surfaces. It’s Leaping Bunny–certified, meaning it’s never tested on animals, and it’s made with responsible …

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23 oz.
$7.49
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26. Mrs. Meyer's Glass Cleaner

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Help your glass surfaces sparkle with an ammonia-free alternative that won’t irritate your nose while you’re cleaning. Mrs. Meyer’s glass cleaner works to remove smudges, fingerprints, and other common marks marring your glass surfaces, without the harsh chemicals of conventional cleaners. Choose from popular fragrances such as lavender to fill …

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24 Oz
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27. Mrs. Meyer's Toilet Cleaner

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This Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day toilet bowl cleaner makes conquering the dreaded chore of toilet bowl cleaning a breeze. With plant-derived powerhouses such as natural citric acids and essential oils, this toilet bowl cleaner makes quick work of germs, stains, and grime — without chlorine, chemical dyes, or solvents. Clean and deodorize the natural …

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28. Pure Sense Stainless Steel Cleaner/Protectant

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Let’s face it, from kids’ handprints to dog drool, stainless steel appliances in your kitchen can get pretty dirty during the day-to-day grind. Use this Pure Sense Stainless Steel Cleaner/Protectant to keep smudges and smears at bay, so your stainless steel can shine on. This biodegradable cleaner is paraben-free, triclosan-free, and Leaping …

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29. Grove Co. All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner - Kills 99.9% of Germs**

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An antibacterial cleaner that eliminates grease while disinfecting and killing 99.9% of viruses and germs on hard surfaces in 10 minutes.*

  • A NOTE ABOUT COVID-19:
    COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV-2. Grove Co. All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner kills similar viruses and therefore can be used against SARS-CoV-2 when used in accordance with the …

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24 oz
$6.95
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30. Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner

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Whether your bathtub doubles as your reading nook or a splash zone for your kids, keeping it clean means you (and your household) can feel your cleanest when washing up. That’s where this Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner comes in. This bathroom and bathtub cleaner is both dye-free and chlorine bleach–free — plus, it’s scented with essential …

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26 oz
$3.99
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FAQs

Do natural cleaning products work?

The answer to this question really depends on how you define “work.” Natural cleaning products do work as they do the job they’re designed to do — they remove dirt, grime, and dust from areas you’re using them to clean. Natural home cleaning products like bathroom cleaners and kitchen cleaning supplies, however, usually don’t disinfect (which means kill 99.9% of germs within 10 minutes of applying) unless it’s stated on the bottle or in the product description for an item.


If you’re specifically looking for natural household cleaning products that kill 99.9% of bacteria, germs, and viruses, then you’re going to need to hunt out those natural cleaning products that are also a disinfectant like this Grove Co. All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner. Those types of cleaners will tackle both the dirt and dust but also the bacteria and germs that hang around, too.


How do you clean toilet stains?

There’s nothing worse than a stained toilet when guests arrive at your house — it’s pretty gross but also embarrassing, too. If you need a quick fix for getting rid of stains on your toilet, follow our lead:


  1. Start by sprinkling either baking soda or Borax on the stained porcelain in your potty — there’s no need to use both so just pick your preference
  2. Spread the powder around using your toilet brush
  3. Then, use your toilet brush and a little elbow grease to scrub the stained spot
  4. Measure out one and a half cups of white vinegar and pour it into your toilet
  5. Leave your toilet alone to soak up these products for up to 30 minutes (You can grab a book to read or listen to a short podcast while you wait)
  6. Use a cup and your toilet brush to rinse the stained area and your toilet
  7. Your stains should be gone, but if they’re still there, you’ll want to repeat the steps above to get rid of those pesky, persistent stains

Are natural cleaning products safe to use around pets?

Yes, in fact, we highly recommend ditching the toxic, chemical-filled household cleaning products when it comes to cleaning a home with kids or pets in it. These harsh ingredients can harm those you love most. Instead, opt for household cleaning supplies made from biodegradable, plant-based ingredients. These types of natural cleaning products are specifically made with people and the planet in mind, and not only are they nontoxic and healthy for your home, but most of them are also sustainably made for an eco-friendly pick.


What happens if you pick household cleaning products with chemicals in them? Well, a lot can happen even if you don’t notice it for some time. Chemical-filled cleaning products automatically let out harmful chemicals into the environment and can hurt the people, animals, and environment where they’re being used. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that phosphorous, nitrogen, and ammonia are among the worst and most harmful chemicals found in household cleaning products today.


What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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