Over time, conventional cleaning products can cause or contribute to serious health problems, and their devastating impact on wildlife and the environment is well-documented. Switching to natural cleaning products is one of the best things you can do to protect your family and the environment from harm, so we’re here to show you how you can make just about everything in your home sparkle naturally — no toxic chemicals required.
Each year, Americans spend a staggering $3.5 billion on household cleaning supplies — not including the $7.3 billion we plunk down for laundry detergent. In a recent survey cited in the Harvard Business Review, 65 percent of Americans say they want to buy sustainable cleaning products, yet only 26 percent actually do so. Indeed, in 2019, natural household cleaners accounted for just 28 percent of the cleaning products market. If you’re on the fence about natural, afraid that non-toxic and less-toxic cleaners aren’t powerful enough — or that they’re too expensive or hard to find — this A to Z natural cleaning guide is for you.