When the experts at Natural Home Magazine named their favorite eco-friendly cleaning product lines, nine companies made the list:

  1. Earth Friendly Products
  2. Ecover
  3. Howard Naturals
  4. Laundry Dropps
  5. Lucky Earth
  6. Mother Natural
  7. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day
  8. Planet Inc.
  9. Seventh Generation

Each company’s products are free of toxic chemicals, so look for them at your local natural and organic food store.

You can also create your own economical, eco-friendly household cleaners, using natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, liquid detergent and tea tree oil. Here is a basic recipes for do-it-yourself scouring scrub.