Look for cleaning products that have environmental certification such as the Ecologo or Green Seal. Alternatively, for many cleaning tasks around the home, you can use products that you might already have on hand
- A vinegar and water solution can be used to clean and freshen many surfaces around the home, including walls and cupboards. It also works well to clean windows.
- Baking soda has many uses including absorbing odours, cleaning bathtubs, and deodourizing rugs and carpets.
- Lemon juice can be used to help dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. When added to a vinegar/water cleaning mixture, it also helps neutralize the vinegar smell.
- Cornstarch (as well as baking soda) can be used to help deodorize rugs and carpets. Sprinkle about 1cup per room, then vacuum after 30 minutes.