Spring Cleaning with the Best Vegan Cleaning Supplies
It’s that magical time of year again! Flowers are blooming, the kids are out of school, and your house still looks like it’s on lockdown for the winter. OH NO!
What did this season signal every year growing up?
Unfortunately, things are a little different now that I’m an eco-conscious vegan. (No more mom telling me to hose down her silk plants!)
Most of all, no more Pine-Sol and Windex.. we need healthier alternatives that work just as well!
Vegan Cleaning Supplies to Whip the Nastiest House into Shape
First, I have a confession: I have a sick obsession with cleaning.
Okay, I said it!
I love to clean That’s not quite true, but I do love a clean house! And since I’m not wealthy (or spoiled..), I don’t hire people to do it for me.
This gave me years of experiments with vegan cleaning supplies to find the absolute best. (Remember when I told you I worked in health food stores for years? That’s a lot of time to experiment with different vegan cleaning brands 😉)
That’s why I’m here today, folks! I want to help your house sparkle as much as mine does, without the nasty chemicals usually associated with deep cleaning. Furthermore, I love any product that is multi-use to help cut down on waste. I’m not a zero-waste vegan (nor do I think I’ll ever be 100%), but we can all work towards being more sustainable, right?
Truce: All Natural Cleaning Products with the Power of Essential Oils
If you haven’t hopped on the essential oil train, you’re missing out! Several oils (particularly peppermint) have powerful anti-viral and antiseptic properties. This makes them ideal for cleaning and disinfecting!
With that in mind, say hello to Truce; a local natural cleaning company out of Tempe, Arizona!
Truce knows how powerful essential oils are, so they blended them with:
- Rubbing alcohol,
- Hydrogen peroxide, and
- Pure soap flakes
for an all-purpose cleaner that performs surprisingly well for how simple the formula is. Seriously, I dare you to try to decipher most “natural” cleaning product labels.
Concentrated Vegan Cleaning Power
Another thing I love about Truce is that their all-purpose cleaner is a concentrate! All you do is add water, shake, and ta-da! Best of all, they offer gallon-sized refill jugs, one of which has lasted us almost 2 years of continuous use! Again, we only have to use four pumps of cleaner, diluted to the top with tap water. That’s at least 12 plastic spray bottles saved, yippee!
Other Vegan Cleaning Supplies from Truce
Truce’s awesomeness doesn’t end with an all-purpose cleaner! They also create vegan and cruelty-free:
- Dog Shampoo,
- Dog Odor Remover,
- Wood Cleaner,
- Scouring Powder,
- Hand Sanitizer,
- Room Aromatherapy Sprays,
- and even a Yoga Mat Cleaner!
Dr. Bronner: Magical Soaps for a Magically Clean Home
You’re not a real hippie until you’ve used the iconic Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 castile soaps!
These guys have been family soap-makers since 1858… that’s a helluva lot of time to perfect your method! I use their liquid soap mainly as a body wash, but the uses are endless.
As far as household cleaning goes, Bronner’s is great for:
- Handwashing dishes,
- All-purpose cleaning,
- Dog washing,
- or even a Fruit and veggie rinse!
One bottle for all these uses? Hell yeah! Dr. Bronner’s really is an all-in-one product (which I’m all about!).
The key is dilute the soap first, as it is extremely concentrated. Here’s a quick and easy Dilution Cheat Sheet from a Bronner themselves!
Also, keep in mind that some scents perform better than others. Unscented seems to be a crowd favorite (especially if you’re using it for a food wash).
All together now:
Always Dilute Dr. Bronner’s First!
Along with their righteous liquid soaps, Dr. Bronner’s also makes fantastic:
- Bar Soap,
- Organic Sugar Soap,
- Organic Lotion,
- Organic Shaving Soap,
- Hair Créme,
- Hand Sanitizier, and
- Lip & Hand Balms
Literally a product for every part of your morning routine!
Dr. Bronner’s also has a fantastic write-up on their core mission and values. This includes “Do Right By Customers”, “Treat Employees Like Family”, and “Treat The Earth Like Home”.
I couldn’t have said it better myself! Check out their awesome values here.
The Best Widely-Available Vegan Cleaning Product
Dr. Bronner’s and Truce are both amazing companies. With those two, I have my entire house’s chores covered! Unfortunately, not everyone has access to health food stores (and might not want to order online.)
The solution? Say hello to Seventh Generation!
I should start by stating that while Seventh Generation is vegan/cruelty-free, their parent company (Unilever) is not (BOOOOOOOOOOO!).
You can find them at:
and a whole other slew of conventional stores. Now there’s no excuse to not clean with vegan cleaning supplies!
Furthermore, even if the parent company is run by the devil himself, SG has set several sustainability goals for the company that outpace the competition.
More can be read about their path to restoration here!
In conclusion, you really have no excuse to clean with dangerous chemicals! Whether you want to go minimalist, DIY, or commercially available with your cleaners, there are plenty of options.
- What are your favorite cleaning supplies?
- Do you have a sick obsession with keeping your house spotless (someone make me feel normal??)