Best Chemical Free Cleaning Products


Ok, so anyone that knows me, knows I am not only a Clean Eating Junkie, I like to keep a “clean” lifestyle too. Meaning I do not like to use products containing chemicals.

I love making my own natural cleaners to use around my home, so with that being said I have created a list of the Best Chemical Free Cleaning Products that I like to use in my DIY multipurpose cleaning spray recipe.

I’ve used it for over 10 years and would never go back to using dangerously toxic household cleaners around myself and my family.

Best Chemical Free Cleaning Products

Brazilian Soap Nuts – most sustainable cleaning product on the market.

Soap nuts are members of the Lychee family, soap nuts are actually a berry that grows on the Soap Berry tree (Sapindus mukorossi)  that contains saponins, a natural surfactant. Soap nuts are very versatile and can be used in many different ways.

First of all you will need to boil up a little soapy soap nut concoction by adding 2 berries for every cup of water and boiling them for 30minutes. A good tip is to try crush the berries while boiling to release as much saponin from the berry as possible.

Allow the water to cool and strain into mason jars (any leftover liquid you would want to store in the fridge to keep it from spoiling).

Hydrogen Peroxide – a antimicrobial agent.

This is a product I always have in the house and has various domestic uses, primarily as a cleaning and disinfecting agent. Hydrogen peroxide can be used for the sterilization of various surfaces. H2O2 demonstrates broad-spectrum efficacy against viruses, bacteria, yeasts, and bacterial spores.

It is seen as an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine-based bleaches, as it degrades to form oxygen and water and it is generally recognized as safe as an antimicrobial agent.

Rubbing Alcohol – disinfecting and sterilizing.

One of the most common household uses of rubbing alcohol is as a cleaning agent. Many toilet bowl and window cleaners, for instance, contain isopropyl alcohol.

Unlike water, rubbing alcohol can dissolve sticky, gummy residues. Isopropyl alcohol is a disinfecting and sterilizing agent and it kills bacteria, fungus and viruses. Hospitals spray it on surfaces to kill infectious organisms and prevent the spread of disease.

White Vinager – not only for cooking.

Vinegar provides an eco-friendly solution for eliminating dirt and foul odor on a wide range of materials such as fabric, metal, glass, fur, tiles, and many others. It can also be used as a natural herbicide or weed killer. White vinegar does not contain ammonia; it cleanses thoroughly without leaving any strong or harmful smells.

I love using a solotion of 1cup of vinager in a bucket of VERY hot water to wash the floors with, Mopping your floors with Vinegar is safe for almost all floor types including wood floors. You should NOT use it on marble or stone, as it will cause the surface to “pit”.  Vinegar is a natural disinfectant  and cuts through grease!!

Essential oils – best smelling, naturally antibacterial.

I have a huge love for essential oils as I studied aromatherapy back in my college days. I always have a variety of different essential oils in the house used for many different things in many different ways. There are plenty of different essential oils for house cleaning- although that’s a post for another day.

My favorite oil for cleaning is lemongrass – I love how the fresh smell lingers for a while… scary fumes needed!


Purchase yourself the biggest spray bottle you can find (you will be using this for literally everything) and combine equal parts of:

  • Your Soapnut liquid
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • White Vinager

Add 15-40 drops of your favorite essential oil (depending on the size of your bottle)

I use this to clean my whole kitchen- counter tops, cupboards, it works great on stainless steel appliances and windows leaving them streak-free. I also use this antibacterial, disinfectant in my bathroom, in fact I use this to dust the whole house with too!

I would love to hear feedback from you, please leave me a comment and let us know how this non-toxic multi purpose cleaner works for you.

10 thoughts on “Best Chemical Free Cleaning Products”

  1. Moni says:

    A great article.. thank you for sharing.

    I keep hearing about Brazilian Soap Nuts and I am keen to try them.

    Currently I am living in Turkey, any ideas how I can get them delivered here?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Moni,
      I would try -this is a wonderful site that sells Soap nuts and most of them ship all over the world.

  2. Kat Schmidt says:

    Great recipe! I love soap nuts for doing my laundry too. I’ve never added the rubbing alcohol before. Is that safe to put down drains and such?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Kat, soap nuts are so versatile I absolutely love it. It also goes such a long way, making it very economical. Isopropyl alcohol evaporates very quickly. It is unlikely to cause any problems in quantities less than a pint. I would however turn on the water while pouring the alcohol down the drain to dilute and run plenty of water down the sink, even after the bottle is empty to be sure the alcohol does not linger in the pipes.

  3. Melissa says:

    A friend made me a natural cleaner a few years back and I didn’t get the recipe, so I will be giving this one a try!!

    1. Rezah says:

      Hi Melissa, would love to hear your what you think of the recipe 😊

  4. Olina says:

    Great recipe. I’m trying to avoid the chemicals as much as possible and been using a baking soda for cleaning my kitchen for many years. Glad I learned about soap nuts- wondering now where I can get them….

    1. admin says:

      Hi Olina,
      I love using baking soda myself, especially for tough cleaning like the oven… keep an eye will post a recipe for this soon. Brazilian Soap nuts are pretty easy to find, you can purchase them from Amazon and
      Happy cleaning 🙂

  5. carol says:

    I certainly hate the scent of those harsh chemicals and have been looking for milder cleaning products. Thanks for sharing this post, now I will make my own Chemical Free Cleaning Product. I am quite familiar with some of the products you have listed, but never as a mixture. I love the Brazilian Soap Nuts, but are they easy to get? Where can I buy these?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Carol.
      Using Essential oils in your diy cleaning products not only smells great but you get the added benefits of mental clarity, relaxation, relieving stress and so much more (depending on which oil you using) making cleaning a breeze. Soap nits a pretty easy to purchase. I recommend Amazon or Etsy.
      Happy cleaning 🙂

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