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SPY Guide: The Best Cleaning Products Safe For Children & Expectant Moms

* Safe alternatives to your everyday cleaning products
* Eco-friendly formulas that won’t cause toxic fumes
* Options available for every room in your home

Cleaning products are notorious for their toxic, eco-disastrous and chemically filled formulations that can do a happy home a huge disservice. This may not be at the top of your mind initially, but once pregnancy and children come into the mix, the thought of using anything even remotely harmful can cause nightmares.

However, safe and environmentally sound cleaning products do exist and are improving. In lieu of mixing your own “clean” solutions of vinegar and baking soda, we’ve put together a list of the best-reviewed non-toxic cleaning products that all use some form of plant-based ingredients, are non-toxic, effective and will keep your home safe and healthy.

1. Honest Company

The Honest Company is probably one of the most popular and transparent of all our safe cleaning product options. Each product undergoes rigorous safety testing, and they’re all plant-based  and made with food-grade preservatives. Their Multi-Surface cleaning spray powerfully and effectively cuts through grease and grime without leaving chemical residue behind This cleaner can be used to clean messes on virtually any sealed surface from kitchen countertops, hardwood floors to high chairs and bathrooms.

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2. Dapple

Dapple is a line of products made especially by moms for moms that are tailored for households with babies and kids. Their High Chair Cleaner is a no-worry spray that gets rid of grime and soap scum while leaving no irritating residue behind. This gentle, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free formula easily and safely cleans plastic baby tubs, standard bathtubs and tiled surfaces, is made from biodegradable ingredients and is safe for the most sensitive of baby skins.

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3. Method

Method is another brand that puts safety, environmental health and sustainability at the top of their list in their formulas and packaging materials. Offering safe products for happy and healthy homes is their mission, and their Bathroom Tub & Tile Cleaner will do all the heavy lifting for you. This is a plant-based formula with “powergreen” technology that dissolves soap scum and stains, so you can spend more time with the kids and less time on chores. This technology uses only naturally derived, non-toxic ingredients to deliver a powerful clean that works even after you have left the shower preventing future soap scum and lime deposits.

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4. Mrs. Meyers

Another tried and true cleaning company known for non-toxic products is Mrs. Meyers. Their collection of household products are made with essential oils from flowers and herbs that not only smell nice, but work hard against daily dirt and grime. Their

is an example of one of their more popular formulas that effectively cleans floors, counters and surfaces in bathrooms, kitchens or any other room in your home.

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5. Dr. Bronner’s

Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Liquid Cleaner is a concentrated hard-surface all-purpose cleaner that is great for a slew of different types of general household cleaning such as dishes, floors and even laundry. It is made with plant-based surfactants and natural fir needle oils and does not contain synthetic dyes, fragrances or preservatives. Sal Suds cleans and rinses with exceptional power, yet is mild and gentle on the skin and won’t cause any toxic fumes.

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6. Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner is one best-selling product from the brand’s Botanical Disinfectants line that uses their CleanWell Patented Disinfecting Technology. This streak-free cleaner will clean and disinfect in one easy step while deodorizing and effectively controlling odors when you are finished. Seventh Generation’s’ specially formulated products also kill 99.99% of household germs botanically and the bathroom cleaner is especially effective against most standard cold and flu viruses.

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