The 5 Best Non Toxic Cleaning Supplies for the Minimalist Home

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After many years of experimentation, I’ve figured out the 5 best non toxic cleaning supplies for the minimalist home.

Truly they’re all you need to keep your home clean and maintain a health surrounding.

With five kids I’ve tried to think like a minimalist even though I may not be one, but I definitely am a minimalist when it comes to cleaning supplies.

And when I say cleaning I’m including laundry, which I do a lot of.

Thank God I actually like doing laundry.

I keep it uncomplicated.

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When Jeremy and I bought our first home and I became pregnant reading became my hobby.

I should say researching became my hobby. I stumble on a newsletter, like an actual comes in the mail newsletter. Old school and amazing.

I wish I could remember the name of it, because I’m curious as to what she’s doing now.

The author opened my eyes to clean living. I was educated about how toxins are ruining our planet and our bodies.

I was determined to keep toxins out of my home and our babies life.

It started with getting rid of the toxic cleaning solutions, laundry detergents and fabric softeners in our home.

I also stopped wearing perfume on the spot.

Through the years I’ve experimented with many non toxic cleaning systems and solutions. Many are green washed products that still hold toxins and impurities.

What I’ve found is less equals more.

There’s no need to complicate how to clean without toxins.

Minimalist nontoxic cleaning solutions keep our home and clothing clean and smelling good without harmful chemicals.

It’s simple.

The 5 Best Non Toxic Cleaning Supplies for the Minimalist Home

Vinegar

Baking Soda

Olive Oil

Unscented Liquid Castile Soap

Scented Liquid Castile Soap

I stand behind these products and there ability to clean with efficiency one hundred percent.

Natural products sometimes get a bad rap in the cleaning industry, but they shouldn’t.

Our need to have our home clean and germ free should not come at the cost of our health.

Chemical cleaners have been linked to cancers and illness. That is something no one wants in their homes.

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How I use these 5 non toxic cleaning supplies.

Vinegar

Vinegar is a must in your cleaning cabinet. Did you know vinegar has antibacterial and antifungal powers?

I combine vinegar and water in a 1:1 solution to clean all kinds of things. It’s the only solution on use on mirrors and windows.

Mix it with water and scented castile soap as an all purpose cleaning spray. Add it to your laundry on extra smelly loads.

Use this environmentally friendly product on the following.

  • Glass
  • Mirrors
  • Stains
  • Laundry
  • Cabinets
  • Doors
  • Walls
  • Stovetops
  • Tiles
  • Coffee Makers

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Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of my favorite non toxic cleaning supplies. It has grit so it works beautiful on pots and pans. It also has a whitening ability so I like to use it to clean sinks as well.

Combine it with vinegar and it’s a powerful scrubbing agent. Use it when cleaning the following.

  • Laundry
  • Inside of frig
  • Musty upholstery
  • Carpet
  • Pots and Pans
  • Grout
  • Wastebaskets

Glass Soap Dispenser  /  Bamboo Dish Scrub Brush  /  Marble Lazy Susan

Olive Oil

Olive oil is surprisingly good at cleaning, and without any toxic fumes or harshness.

It definitely has a place in the minimalist home because it’s a versatile substance that can be used for many things.

It may be surprising it also acts as a cleaning agent.

You can use it to clean many things.

  • Stainless steel
  • Cast iron
  • Reviving leather
  • Polish wood cutting boards
  • Revive wood utensils
  • Removing crayon marks
  • Removing sticky gunk
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Castile Soap
Castile soap is any soap that is made using vegetable oil.

It is one of the best nontoxic, biodegradable

Castile soap is one of the most versatile cleaners for body, home, and much more.

It’s cruelty-free ingredients make it an essential item for daily use and to have on-hand at any given time.
  • Dishes
  • Laundry
  • Handwashing delicates
  • Mopping
  • All-purpose cleaning spray
  • Windows
  • Toilets

I dilute my castile soap with water when using it for sprays. A little goes a very long way.

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Wool Dryer Balls (Made in the USA)

Save money by using unscented liquid castile soap. I use 1/4 cup of this here with every load of laundry.

If it’s extra smelly or dirty I’ll add a sprinkle of baking soda and a dash of vinegar.

Enjoy the natural fragrance of essential oils with scented liquid castile soap.

I love my scented liquid castile soap!

They are such a lovely treat to work with and all high quality natural essential oils.

It comes in several lovely organic essential oi scents.

Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Almond, Citrus, Rose, Baby Unscented, and Variety.

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My favorite waffle weave dish clothes

Keep Cleaning Supplies Simple and Easy

I hope you’ve been inspired by what I’ve found to be the best nontoxic cleaning solutions.

If you streamline your cleaning supplies to the fewest items possible you’ll make the act of cleaning your home easier, as well as more pleasant.

Keep it minimalistic. These 5 natural cleaning supplies are truly all you need for your home.

Happy, easy cleaning!

xo maria

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2 Comments

  1. Lynn

    Hi Maria – I make my own cleaning supplies too! I love knowing that I’m using the least toxic things I can in our home. I have used olive oil on my cast iron but not for the other things you mentioned. I am also going to try Castile soap for laundry. That’s the one area that I haven’t found something less toxic that cleans well. Thanks for all the tips!

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    • Maria Kamara

      Hi Lynn, Using nontoxic cleaners definitely brings peace of mind. I highly recommend Sals Suds for laundry, it really does a great job and you don’t need much!

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