Non Toxic Home Care
I keep our home free of toxic cleaning products two ways:
- By making my own homemade cleaners.
- By researching the safety of commercial cleaning products.
How to Judge a Cleaner’s Safety
Before purchasing any cleaning product I look it up on the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaners. The online safety guide and downloadable app provide A-F safety ratings for more than 2,000 household cleaning products.
If a product does not rate and A or a B I will not bring it into my home. I am serious about non-toxic cleaning!
Non-toxic cleaning with ecover Cream Scrub
I recently got the chance to try ecover Cream Scrub for non-toxic cleaning and wanted to share my thoughts on the cleaner.
ecover Cream Scrub is a gentle abrasive cleaner made from mineral and renewable plant-based ingredients. It is a better-for-you alternative to traditional liquid scrub cleaners that rates an A on the EWG scale. I feel safe bring it into my home and love using it to clean my kitchen.
Cleaning the Kitchen with ecover Cream Scrub
I’ve found many ways to use ecover Cream Scrub in the kitchen:
- Get a gleaming glass top stove. Glass top stoves get caked with spills and splatters. Cream scrub has enough grit to scrub the glass clean without damaging the surface. The easy rinsing formula wipes clean when the scrubbing is done.
2. Eliminate greasy or burnt on spots inside the oven – Oven spots are annoying but don’t always warrant a full self cleaning cycle. Squeeze a bit of cream scrub onto burnt or greasy spots, let it sit for a few minutes, then buff away.
3. Remove Counter Top Gunk – Use cream scrub to get rid of pesky counter top spills and stains. The scrub is gritty enough to scrape away dirt but gentle so it will not damage surfaces. A quick rub gets counter tops in tip top shape at the end of the day.
4. Degrime the disposal–Cream scrub gets into all the nooks and crannies around the kitchen drain and disposal area. Use a brush to scrub the drain and the back of the garbage disposal flaps. It’s people, pet, and planet friendly so you don’t have to worry about what is going down the drain.
5. Polish the kitchen sink – Wipe stainless or porcelain sinks with a damp cloth and cream scrub after washing a pile full of dirty dishes. The scrub removes soap scum, limescale, and grease. Since it’s non-toxic you don’t have to worry about dangerous substances being left behind in your sink.
6. Scour refrigerator shelves – Pull fridge shelves and drawers and give them a wipe down with cream scrub. After a quick rinse the glass and plastic will be fresh and gleaming.
7. Buff the backsplash – Gotten a good look at your kitchen backsplash lately? Ceramic tile frequently gets splattered with everyday cooking splatters. A quick wipe of cream scrub effectively removes dirt while still being gentle on surfaces.
8. Remove adhesive labels and sticky spots – Remove the adhesive gunk left behind by price tags and kitchen labels with a little cream scrub. Spread a thin coat on the sticky spot, allow the adhesive to soak, then rub away the gunk without damaging plastic or glass surfaces.
9. Revive pots, pans, & cookie sheets – Have a burnt pan, dingy pot bottoms, or tarnished cookie sheets? Rub them with cream scrub to remove the burnt on grime and then rinse clean. The biodegradable formula leaves nothing nasty behind so you can feel good using it on cookware.
Ecover cream scrub is made with naturally derived ingredients so it has no harsh fumes and is gentle enough to use without gloves. I love having this simple, thoughtfully made product in my cleaning cabinet.