Eco Friendly Cleaning Products

Eco Friendly Cleaning Products

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products is one of the top suppliers of green janitorial supplies where you will find all the environmentally friendly cleaning products you need. Our selection of environmentally responsible cleaners are ideal for your home or business. All of our organic and non-toxic eco-friendly cleaning products meet environmental requirements and standards so you can feel good about the safety of your purchase, whichever product you choose.

We offer only the best, brand name natural & environmentally friendly cleaning products at wholesale prices. You will find everything from organic laundry detergent and natural floor cleaning products to quality microfiber towels. We also carry eco-friendly cleaning accessories and more. If you have not implemented green cleaning supplies yet because you thought they were too expensive, that is no longer true. Our variety of safe, natural products fit any green cleaning lifestyle and any budget.

If you need all-purpose cleaning kits and all-purpose cleaners, we have those. For carpet cleaning products, deodorizers and disinfectants, we offer those products, also. Perhaps hand soaps, floor cleaning products, along with mops and mop systems are what you are looking for. We carry those in addition to allergy buster hepa vacuums and laundry detergent. If you are in the market for paper products such as towels, napkins, cups, bowls, plates, and cutlery, we have you covered. Of course, what cleaning supply company would not have trash bags and toilet paper? We have a huge selection of those items, too.

Whatever you happen to be shopping for, chances are we have alternative environmentally friendly cleaning products, in stock and ready to ship. If keeping your home or office green is a priority, our online superstore is the place to shop. For the highest quality environmentally friendly cleaning products perfectly priced for any budget, shop and stock your home or business today!

What Is A Green Cleaning Product?

According to the EPA, the term “green cleaning” refers to the use of products with environmentally friendly ingredients and cleaning methods that are designed to preserve the health of humans as well as the environment. These cleaning methods and products do not contain toxic chemicals which can often emit compounds that cause eye, skin respiratory and other potentially harmful conditions.

Why Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products?

There are several reasons why the use of green cleaning products is becoming more widespread. There is some evidence that green products and methods can offer benefits to humans as well as the environment. The EPA states that the actually risks from many chemicals at typical exposure levels are uncertain and probably low in most cases. However, reducing the hazard of certain products can aid in pollution prevention.

Here Are Some Risks of Using Chemical Cleaning Products (according to the EPA):

  • Even though you are using the cleaning products in your home, volatile components are being rinsed down the drain every time you empty a bucket or rinse out a sponge. Those same volatile components can affect indoor air quality as well as be a factor in smog formation outdoors.
  • Certain ingredients in non-green products can be a hazard to those exposed to them (eye and skin irritation) and can also be toxic to some aquatic species living in waters that can receive inadequately treated wastes.
  • Ingredients containing phosphorus or nitrogen can adversely affect water quality, although the EPA states that those contributions are typically small.
  • Benefits of Using Green Cleaning Products:

    The use of less hazardous products that are biodegradable, low or non-toxic, low VOC (volatile organic compound), have reduced packaging, or low energy use helps reduce exposure, minimizing harmful effects on the user as well as those in the vicinity. It also can help improve air quality and reduce pollutants in water while still offering effective cleaning.
    Using concentrated cleaners that have reusable or recyclable packaging as well as appropriate handling safeguards helps to reduce package waste.

    Many leftover chemical cleaners can be expensive or difficult to dispose of. Using less hazardous cleaners can reduce costs when disposing of leftover cleaner.

    When buying green cleaning products, be wary of “environmentally friendly” and “eco-safe” claims. Check for clear and specific definitions of green claims. The Federal Trade Commission website can offer further guidance and interpretation of green marketing claims.

    A more comprehensive overview of the benefits of buying green cleaning products can be found on the website for the Environmental Protection Agency.


    What Should I Look For in Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products?

    The EPA suggests this list of attributed when choosing green products:

    • Minimal presence of the following: corrosive or irritating substances, substances known or classified as human carcinogens, ozone-depleting compounds and regulated hazardous materials.
    • Use of renewable resources
    • Low VOC content
    • Biodegradable
    • Low toxicity in aquatic species reported on product MSDS
    • Low flammability
    • Can be used in cold water to conserve energy
    If there are areas where you are just not willing to compromise and want to use traditional cleaners such as disinfectants, try to limit their use to high-touch surfaces where people are likely to come into contact with contaminants. This includes doorknobs, light fixtures, telephones, etc. There are many cleaning tasks that do not require disinfectants, such as cleaning walls, floors and those surfaces that do not see much hand contact.

    What Are Some Homemade Green Cleaning Products?

    If you’re wary of environmentally friendly claims and just don’t have the time to investigate, chances are there are already some green cleaning products under your roof. Just check in your pantry for any of these products:

    1)    Diluted White Vinegar – Vinegar is a natural deodorizer that can also be used to dissolve dirt, soap scum and hard water deposits. It absorbs odors instead of just masking them and any vinegar aroma will disappear once the surface has dried. It also makes a great fabric softener substitute.

    2)    Undiluted White Vinegar – Great for tougher hard water deposits and soap scum

    3)    Lemon Juice – Lemon juice can be substituted for white vinegar for general cleaning. It can be used to polish porcelain as well as freshen your garbage disposal

    4)    Baking Soda – A great substitute for abrasive scouring cleaners

    5)    Rubbing Alcohol – Can be used as a glass cleaner

    6)    Ammonia – Can be used as window and all purpose cleaner

    Please Heed This Important Safety Tip: Never combine ammonia-based cleaners with chlorine bleach or products containing bleach, such as powdered dishwasher detergent. The fumes they'll create are extremely dangerous. Before doing any mixing, read the product labels first.

    Below are a few "recipes" from Good Housekeeping using these household items as green cleaning products.

    1) Brass Cleaner - Vinegar or lemon juice and salt. Simply sprinkle some salt lightly on a sponge dampened with vinegar or lemon juice.

    2) All Purpose Cleaner & Deodorizer - Mix 4 tbsp. baking soda and 1 quart warm water

    3) Glass Cleaner - Mix 2 cups water, 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration) and 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil for smell (optional)

    4) Heavy Duty Scrub - Mix 1/2 cup borax with half a lemon

    5) Glass Cleaner - Mix 1/2 cup sudsy ammonia with enough water to fill a one gallon container

    There are more where these came from. Check out the Good Housekeeping website for more easy, green DIY cleaning products!