5 Canadian Natural Cleaning Products For The Eco Conscious Home

5 Canadian Natural Cleaning Products For The Eco Conscious Home

Looking to clean like a green champ?  To help, I’ve rounded up 5 Canadian Natural Cleaning Products For The Eco-Conscious Home.

I have been cleaning my home naturally for 15 years, I honestly can’t remember the last time I bought a conventional cleaning product. My home is clean and smells wonderful, I never have to worry about VOC’s and chemicals hanging around in the air, it’s a safe haven for me, my hubby and my pets (Bella and Buddy).

All of these Canadian cleaning companies are super-natural,  eco-friendly, have great sustainable manufacturing practices are non-toxic and made with the best ingredients. Make sure you read to the bottom of the post for an amazing giveaway and additional information on what you need to know about chemical hiding in your cleaning closet.

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C Is For Clean

For those who want to clean like their grandma did!

 

Chef Maggie founded C Is For Clean, a household cleaning brand that in our opinion wins the award for the cutest packaging and simplest formulas, that smell great (really great) and work amazingly well. This is really an All-Purpose Cleaner that you can use for any cleaning job in your home. I use the Grapefruit All Purpose Cleaner for EVERYTHING!!

“When I found my grandmother’s old cookbook it had a whole chapter dedicated to cleaning recipes, I was inspired. It turns out that before there were chemical factories, people made cleaners in their homes with household ingredients. So I started making my own cleaners. After two years of experimentation, I developed a blend that I LOVED!”

You can buy the brand in Toronto at these locations, or you can shop online here.

 

Attitude  
For non-toxic newbies looking for an affordable alternative!

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 Attitude, a Montreal based company,  whose products are developed in their in-house lab where they meet all of Ecologo’s standards are vegan and plant-based.  Their products are tested in an independent lab for the absence of cancer-causing chemicals like  1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide. They are also EWG verified.

If you are a newbie to green cleaning, these look, feel, and work like more conventional brands and they’re one of the more affordable options on the market. I’ve been using the cleaning products for just over a year now and am really impressed.

 

Love Fresh Home & Cottage

For the eco-chic babe! 

 

Love Fresh began their journey over 10 years ago, beginning first with amazing skincare products and now (very recently) launching a line of the chicest cleaning products. I mean the branding is just so on point and so is the effectiveness.  The glass cleaner works like nothing I have used before, no streaks and the smell is so good.

Founder Stacey is known for making products that are good for you and good for the environment, I kind of consider her the pioneer of green beauty in Canada. The products are made right here in Toronto but can be found in beauty boutiques and all-natural health stores worldwide. A simple moment of natural luxury – without compromise – is the promise delivered with each and every LOVEFRESH product.

 

 

Really Great Goods

For the indie brand lover!

 

Products with a purpose, I just love that! Really Great Goods is a modern brand that infuses simple goods with goods with high vibrations that positively impact both the user and their surroundings.  Not only do they make their products with the best intentions in mind, they also add energy elixirs to each product to raise their vibration and the vibration of all those who come in contact with the products. I simply can’t get enough of the Yoga Mat cleaner and the Lemon Zest All Purpose Cleaner which is affordable, efficient and safe. What’s not to love?

 

Aspen Clean

For the Eco Die-Hard!

I love Aspen Clean. Made in Canada and eco-certified by EcoCert. I use all of their products in my home (interchangeably with ones I make, for variety).  I am not affiliated with them at all and make no money from this endorsement. I just love their products for so many reasons, I can simplify my shopping time by buying all my cleaning products from one company and after trying so many on the market this is by far the most effective for me.

The All Purpose Cleaner contains organic grapefruit & lavender essential oils. Safe and effective on all washable surfaces. 

The All-in-One Concentrate contains organic grapefruit & lavender essential oils, both are amazing antibacterial and anti-fungal agents.

It’s a very economical one-stop solution, effective for most cleaning needs. It can be diluted up to 40 times or can be used as-is for all those super challenging jobs.

Related post: 13 Toxic Ingredients To Avoid. How they Can Harm You + How They Appear On A Label

TOXIC INGREDIENTS HIDING IN YOUR CLEANING CLOSET:

Silica powder- Found in abrasive cleaning powders. A known carcinogen that is harmful when inhaled.

Sodium dichloroisocyanurate dehydrate- Found in toilet bowl cleaners, deodorizers, surface cleaners, and disinfectants. In high doses can cause kidney issues, very toxic to aquatic life.

Sodium hydroxide (also known as lye and caustic soda) -Found in oven cleaners, bathroom cleaners, disinfectants, drain openers, and toilet bowl cleaners. Highly corrosive; can burn the eyes, skin, and lungs and is a respiratory irritant.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium Laureth sulfate (SLES) -Found in dish soap, liquid laundry detergents, cleaning towelettes, and toilet bowl cleaners (as well as sudsy cosmetics). Traces of 1-4 dioxin have been found, a possible human carcinogen.

Triclosan- Found in dish soaps and disinfectants, as well as a wide range of other household products. Look for it listed as an “active ingredient” in antibacterial products. Endocrine disrupts and hormone mimicker. Also, affects water life and ecosystems.

Trisodium nitrilotriacetate -Found in bathroom cleaners and possibly some laundry detergents (more common in industrial formulations). Possible human carcinogen and linked to metals found in fish and other wildlife.

IMPORTANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Cleaning products are big business in Canada, we spend more than $275 million a year on them. Keeping our homes clean is about keeping our homes healthy right? Not the case if you’re buying conventional cleaners that come with a concoction of chemicals. Chemicals that leave VOC’s or volatile organic compounds lingering in our homes, that we breathe in and that cause a slew of health issues.

To make matters worse, these chemicals enter our bodies through the skin or when we inhale household dust and even from chemical residue left on kitchen utensils and when you pour them down the drain they can completely destroy aquatic ecosystems.

Like chemicals found the family essentials section of Smart Swaps, there are no regulations in place demanding companies put the ingredients on the labels, so it’s impossible to know what’s in many of them, dirty business right?

 

 

5 Canadian Natural Cleaning Products For The Eco Conscious Home

 

 

 

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.

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