Spring is in the air and let me guess, spring cleaning is on your gotta-do list. Aside from distilled white vinegar, baking soda and lemon, a cost-effective and trusty solution – if you’d like to try some brands that won’t harm you or hurt the environment, here’s a roundup of a few of my top Tried and True favs:


(above) Mrs Jones’ SoapBox – love the entire line, the Leather and Wood Cleaner is awesome.


(above) Grab Green – California-based, this biodegradable line is great, I especially like the Dishwashing Detergent and Room & Fabric Freshener.


(above) Eco Clean – Made in Denmark, the land of highly eco and energy minded individuals, the non-toxic Eco Clean line is free from parabens, phosphates, bleach, ammonia and petro chemicals. The line’s cleaning power is derived from plant and sugar based surfactants – specifically, fatty acids of sugar beets, (D-Glucopyranose) a sustainable, renewable, readily biodegradable plant. Great stuff.


(above) Better Life – planet-, people- and pet-friendly Better Life cleaning products are 99 percent derived from plants. No parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates, VOCs, ethoxylates, ammonia, bleach, solvents, dyes, toxins or synthetic anything. Simply amazing line. Especially love Simply Floored, I Can See Clearly Wow and 2am Miracle.


(above) Shaklee – don’t let the “big name” scare you – awesome stuff, especially cool is the Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. A real grime fighter – just a little dab does the trick – smells great and lasts a long time.


(above) Supreme Surface eco-friendly Granite countertop cleaner and conditioner wow! a 100% organic, non-toxic and food-safe option for those granite surfaces – you can see and feel the difference – not just clean, but conditioned – very cool.


(above) Let’s not forget spiffing up the car: skip the car wash – check out our review of Eco-Touch Waterless Car Wash products – they’re amazing. They leave the car nice and clean; the Quick Wax helps keep things shiny for quite a long time.