Safe Cleaning Products For Your Family

by Lori

Safe Cleaning Products For Your Family

By: Lori Thayer

Are you worried about the toxic chemicals in the cleaning products you use? These chemicals are very dangerous. Reading the labels on these items is scary. Most aren’t safe enough to have on your hands and if your child ingests one there is a trip to the emergency room.  Use safe cleaning products that won’t harm your kids.

No wonder parents are reluctant to have their kids do chores around the house. You can’t possibly watch them every minute and who wants their kid to handle toxic chemicals. If you aren’t sure what chemicals are toxic print off this list and compare it with the labels of your cleaning products. We all have at least a few on the list sadly.

There are many options for safe cleaning products however. See my Pinterest board on cleaning tips for a lot of great ideas.

A few of my favorites for safe cleaning products:

Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used to clean almost anything and the super bonus, it is really cheap. Buy it in bulk at your local warehouse store.

Thieves Household Cleaner

Another great item to buy in bulk. Thieves household cleaner is so safe you can use it on your body or your child’s and there is no danger.

Mix it to make these cleaning products:

1. Hand Washing liquid

2. Laundry Detergent

3. Dishwashing detergent

4. Shower Spray

5. Counter Spray

6. Window Cleaner

Thieves Household Cleaner ingredient list: 


  • Water
  • Alkyl Polyglucoside
  • Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate
  • Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate
  • Thieves®†
  • Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacitate
  • Citrus Limon† (Lemon) Peel Oil

† 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oil

Vinegar

Vinegar is another safe cleaning product to purchase in bulk at your local warehouse store. 


Set out a bowl of vinegar overnight to remove stubborn odors.


Remove corrosion or chemical buildup from showerheads or faucets by soaking parts in vinegar overnight.

Clean out your clogged drain with vinegar and baking sode. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow with 1/2 cup of vinegar. When the mixture stops bubbling rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Lemon Essential oil

We find lemon in many cleaning products. Why? Because it is has many amazing properties. It is naturally antiseptic and great smelling. Lemon essential oil makes a great cleaner for your produce. Add a few drops to a bowl of water and then dunk your produce to clean it. 

Another great use is to remove gum, grease, oil or crayon. Just use 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil.

Add 10–15 drops of lemon essential oil to a gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains, brighten carpet and rugs, and leave a fresh smell in the room.

Purification Essential oil

Purification cleanses and disinfects the air, removing smoke and other disagreeable odors. Purification also disinfects and can be used on the skin to clean cuts. 

Check out this article for more great tips on using purification essential oil to clean.

Don’t be afraid to throw our the toxic chemicals. Please consider putting them in the trash rather that dumping those chemicals down the drain where they get added to the public water supply. 

Share your safe cleaning products with us in the comments below.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links on this site are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. These are all resources that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. Please do not spend money unless you really need the resource and it will help you reach your goals.

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Lori Thayer is passionate about finding ways to optimize life. As a step-mom of two teenagers, a full-time software tester and a momprenuer she knows how busy life can be. She is dedicated to finding ways to be more efficient and find tools to optimize life so that she can spend more time enjoying life with her family. She loves to hike, camp, read, learn about energy, wellness and online marketing as well as singing karaoke with her husband on the xbox at home.

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