Safe Non-Toxic Cleaners for Your House

My son had asthma, multiple food allergies, and chronic ear infections as a young child. I learned that in addition to providing my children with a healthy vegan lifestyle, I also needed to clean my house with non-toxic cleaning solutions. Because I read everything I could get my hands on about the health of our body and the health of our environment, the research I found directed me to change to the following cleaners. The following safer substitutes for household hazardous cleaners will create a toxin-free home. I love vinegar and baking soda, and you can see below just how useful they are as cleaners for your house:

Vinegar and Baking Soda







Dip a damp cloth in baking soda and rub it over stains. Make a paste and allow it to set on stains.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Use baking soda or white distilled vinegar and a brush.

Drain Cleaner

Use a 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar and boiling water.

To Replace Ammonia Based Cleaners

Use baking soda and water

Wallpaper Remover

Use a spray or roller with a solution of white vinegar and hot water.

Air Freshener

Leave an opened box of baking soda or vinegar in the room, use fresh flowers or herbs, or set out a small dish of pure vanilla extract.

Chemical Fertilizer

Use compost or organic fertilizer free of animal products

Furniture Polish

Use lemon oil.

Glass Cleaner

Use a solution of 2 Tablespoons of vinegar and 1 quart of warm water.

Cleaning Tile or Linoleum Floor

Mop the floor with 1 cup of white vinegar mixed with 2 gallons of water or Ecover Dish Cleaner mixed with water.

Porcelain or Other Counter Top Cleaner

Use a baking soda paste to remove stains.

Instead of Moth Balls

Use cedar chips or lavender

3 Responses so far.

  1. Allsyon says:
    Love your website and the wonderful tips you provide. Thanks for natural cleaning alternatives. Wow, baking soda is so versatile. I wish I had known that vinegar could remove wallpaper when I was removing my wallpaper a few years back. Sure would have saved me a lot of time and headache. Now I know for next time.
    • karen says:
      I have even eliminated the majority of the more environmental-friendly cleaning products because I found that they still had toxic ingredients.
      Baking soda, vinegar, and Bon Ami are my friends and they get used for almost all my cleaning.