Spring is finally here! That means your annual spring cleaning is right around the corner. Some people dread the thought of deep cleaning their entire house while others are looking forward to cathartic practice of scrubbing dirt away. Unfortunately, many well-known cleaning products are filled with potentially harmful toxins and chemicals that may irritate and cause respiratory issues. However, there are less harmful products that not only clean your house, but are safe for the environment. These five black-owned business specialize in non-toxic, natural cleaning products that are completely safe and easy to use.
Founded by natural lifestyle enthusiast and yogi Dr. Kristin, BLK+GRN’s mission is to “connect Black women to the tools, resources, knowledge and products they need to lead happier and healthier lives” (BLKGRN.com). All of their products are toxic-free, plant based, and cruelty free. Some of their natural cleaning products include things like sulfate free powder detergent, eco-friendly recycled tissue and multi-purpose spray.
Founder and CEO, Rita Pardo, started Pardo Naturals when she couldn’t find a way to cure her daughter’s eczema. Through her discovery of natural products to help relieve her daughter’s symptoms, she began to branch out, using the same ingredients to make natural, toxic-free household cleaners. Some of her products include citrus scented automatic dishwasher tabs, natural dusting spray and laundry detergent.
The Hoot All-Natural
The Hoot All-Natural owner, Tonya Newsome, got her start after she developed skin irritation and respiratory issues from over 20 years of cleaning and housekeeping work. Through trial and error, she finally created The Hoot All-Purpose Cleaner. Available in five scents, this cleaner is 100 percent free of harmful chemicals and toxins.
Creator of Sister Shareefah, Shareefah Muhammad is also a health enthusiast and Nutritional Lifestyle Coach among many other things. Some of her “Power Powders” include a carpet/car mat cleaner made with lavender, lemongrass, tea tree, and eucalyptus essential oils. The powder can also be used in the bathroom on tubs, sinks and toilets, and in the kitchen on sinks, pots and pans.
Earthlymart is dedicated to provide cleaning products that are safe for the environment, as well as your family and even your pets. All of their products are completely safe for those who suffer from asthma, allergies or chemical sensitivities. Many of their natural cleaning products, like the Natural Choice Glass Cleaner, contain no ammonia, alcohol, solvent, or glycol making it safe for smartphones and TVs as well.