Eight Natural Products to Clean Your Home

We urge everyone to reduce chemical exposure inside your home. Outside is often polluted enough. Make your home a sweet smelling oasis.



5/21/20233 min read

Organic and non-toxic household products have become increasingly popular in recent years as people become more health conscious. While organic products are generally safer to use, they can be expensive. Non-toxic products offer a good alternative for those on a budget but still want to ensure their home is free of harsh chemicals and toxins. Here are the top ten organic and non-toxic household products to help make your home a safe haven for you, your family, and even your pets.

1. Organic Detergent – Organic detergents are made without harsh chemicals or bleaches that can be harmful to the environment. They're also safe for use around children and pets. Here at Bee Max Healthy, we use Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Sheets: there is no plastic anywhere, and no toxic ingredients--the sheets simply dissolve and there is no plastic waste.

2. Organic Air Fresheners – Opt for natural air fresheners instead of aerosols that use synthetic fragrances and other harmful chemicals. Essential oils are a great way to naturally fill your home with pleasant aromas. At BMH, we get glass spray diffusers and combine our essential oils with filtered water, OR put them in an electric diffuser for a fresh scent in your home that won't give anyone headaches. Be creative with your oil blends: fir or cinnamon for the winter holidays, light oils like Yling Ylang in warmer months, etc.

3. Natural Cleaning Products – Look for natural cleaning products made without harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances. Natural ingredients like baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar are great for cleaning surfaces, windows, and more. Baking soda is cheap and highly effective to freshen, especially pet odor, from carpet. If you want a cheap and effective floor cleaner, mix vinegar and water. It's very important to use natural cleaners on your floors if you have pets, or children. You can't go wrong with Seventh Generation.

4. Organic Pest Control – Chemical pesticides can be harmful to humans and pets. Look for organic pest control solutions that rely on natural ingredients like cedar oil or diatomaceous earth to protect against bugs and pests. BMH loves animals, but we are not huge fans of cockroaches. We can recommend this product which we use extensively in the warmer months.

5. Non-Toxic Carpet Cleaner – When it's time to clean the carpets, opt for a non-toxic carpet cleaner that does not contain harsh chemicals or fragrances. Here at Bee Max Healthy we are 100% baby, pet, and kid friendly. If we have carpets, we spot clean with THIS.

6. Natural Toilet Cleaner – Chemical toilet cleaners can be harmful if ingested and contain toxins that can damage your pipes. Look for natural alternatives made with essential oils or baking soda instead. Honestly, we just run a toilet brush around the inside and clean the outside with the above recommended all purpose cleaner. At Bee Max Healthy, we don't think you need 100 cleaners for every crack or crevice in your home.

7. Non-Toxic Shower Cleaners – Chemical shower cleaners can be hazardous if inhaled and contain toxins that are harmful to your health. Opt for non-toxic shower cleaners made with natural ingredients like vinegar or tea tree oil instead. At BMH we love essential oils for cleaning, healing, pest control, air fresheners, etc...this is a good quality TEA TREE OIL.

8. Natural Dish Soap – Fragranced dish soaps often contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your skin and the environment. Look for natural dish soap made from plant-based ingredients without any synthetic fragrances or additives. MEYERS CLEAN DAY is also a brand that we often go to in the BMH kitchen for our natural cleaning.

These ten organic and non-toxic products can help you create a safe, healthy home environment for yourself, your family, and even your pets! Try to incorporate as many of these items into your cleaning routine as possible to ensure the safety of those around you.

As always, we here at Bee Max Healthy encourage you to consult your trusted health care provider before you embark on a diet, supplements, or increased physical activity program.