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. 

Basic Products

You can purchase products through Earth Concerns store 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.  Links to product in bold – or click on image.

  1. All Purpose Soap  (vegetable-all-based) – for example: Nature Clean All Purpose LotionAttitude Dish SoapDr.Bronner’s Castile Soap
  2. Glass Cleaner –  for example: Attitude Glass Spray Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds – vinegar* & water in a spray bottle
  3. Toilet Bowl Cleaner – for example: Nature Clean Toilet Bowl Cleaner – Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds  washing soda* or borax*
  4. Heavy Duty Cleaner- for example: Nature Clean Multi-surface SprayAttitude Disinfectant All Purpose SprayDr. Bronner’s Sal Suds – baking soda*
  5. Floor Cleaner for all floors including wood** – for example:  Attitude Wood Floor Cleaner – vinegar* or basic soap diluted in water

*for those who have a preference for simple basics ( soap, baking soda & vinegar).
*Make sure to let us know if you do not want vinegar or baking soda used in your home or on a specific surface.
**If you have a preferred product for floors, please provide info for our base job-note.

5-in-1 Multi-Surface Cleaner – cleans & disinfects hard-surfaces (NOT FOR delicate unsealed surfaces):
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds  dilute this concentrate and cover more than one area:
Bathroom & Kitchen Surfaces, Sealed Floors, Glass, Sink & Tub Scouring, Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Optional Specialty Cleaners – for example:
Nature Clean Non-chlorine Liquid Bleach for disinfecting
Attitude Floor Surface Cleaner for sealed floors like tile & linoleum
Bonakemi Hardwood Floor Spray to dust-mop hardwood floors (microfibre mop required)
Bonakemi Stone Tile & Laminate Floor Spray to dust-mop stone tile & laminate floors (microfibre mop required)

Tools You Need

  1. Well functioning and effective vacuum cleaner
  2. Mop & Bucket
  3. Broom & Dustpan
  4. Toilet Brush for each toilet
  5. 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

Disinfecting

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

Here are some wonderful additions to our product line that clean and disinfect: 
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds  natural fir needle and spruce essential oils (no cheap, harsh pine stump oil)
Attitude All Purpose Disinfectant 
Cleaner 

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.