The Best Eco-friendly Cleaners

Staff at Earth Concerns Cleaning use public transit or bicycles to access the job-site. We do not have a fleet of cars driving products and tools around the city out of respect for our local air quality and our world environment. Clients need to have vacuum, broom, mop, bucket, products and cloths at the job-site. Moving mops, vacuums and tools from house to house is not hygienic and a potential allergy, bug, and virus issue. Cleaning teams who drive around the city spend 50% of their time in the car.ย 

Tools You Need

  1. Well functioning and effective vacuum cleaner
  2. Mop & Bucket
  3. Broom & Dustpan
  4. Toilet Brush for each toilet
  5. Terry or Microfibre cloths (3 per bathroom, 3 per kitchen, 3 for each floor/level)
  6. Scouring pad for any area that requires scouring (separate scouring pad for each bathroom and kitchen)

Highly recommended

  • Dust mop with extension tool for high dusting
  • 12″ Squeegee
  • Extra cloths on hand
  • 2nd Bucket for cleaning surfaces with concentrated cleaners (not for mopping)

Basic Products You Need

You can purchase products through Earth Concerns Cleaning or support your local store. Products need to be eco-friendly for the health of staff. For health and safety, staff cannot use products containing any amount of chlorine bleach or ammonia.ย 

  1. All Purpose Soap – or a vegetable-all-based soap likeย Liquid Dish Soap
  2. Baking Soda (unless you do not want any scouring in bathtubs and sinks)
  3. Glass Cleaner – or vinegar and water in a spray bottle
  4. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – or washing soda – or borax
  5. Disinfectant Cleaner – or Hydrogen Peroxide (non-chlorine bleach)
  6. Optional: specialty cleaners, for example, wood floor, oven, stainless steel,…

Green Washing

Words like GREEN or NATURAL do not mean the product is biodegradable, organic, environmentally- safe, healthy and non-toxic. Watch out for highly scented and dyed products claiming to be eco-friendly. Dyes and scents are unnecessary and many are artificial with unknown chemical content. Many commercial companies have adopted the word and the colour green to sell products but that is all they have done. Even naturally scented products can be overly scented and disruptive to individuals with sensitivities.


Hydrogen peroxide can be applied after staff have cleaned the surface with soap and water. Nature Clean Non-Chlorine Liquid Bleach (see product line-up below) is 5% Hyrdogen Peroxide. We do not use chlorine bleach for staff health and the world environment.

Attitude All Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner is a wonderful addition to our product line-up (below), cleaning while disinfecting.