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The 10 Best Sustainable Cleaning Products Under $5

Sustainable cleaning products don’t have to be expensive. These get the toughest jobs done for under $5.

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Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipesvia merchant

Disinfecting Wipes

For spills and quick cleanups, reach for sustainable cleaning products like the Seventh Generation multi-surface disinfecting wipes. They make quick work of everyday messes, and can be used for cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, appliances, tables and children’s toys. It’s a smart move to keep a container in the car for surprise messes.  Plus, the fresh garden mint scent is made from essential oils and botanical ingredients—no harsh chemicals here.

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Mrs. Meyer’s Multi Surface Cleanervia merchant

Multi-Surface Cleaner

Available in multiple naturally inspired scents from rose to basil, Mrs. Meyer’s multi-surface cleaner leaves countertops and fixtures sparkling and smelling fresh. The cleaner is a trusted favorite with a devoted following, due to the fact that it’s packed with essential oils and plant-based cleaning ingredients. It removes stuck-on dirt and is safe to use on floors, tiles, countertops, walls and highly touched surfaces, like doorknobs and light switches.

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Method Glass Cleanervia merchant

Glass Cleaner

Reach for Method’s glass cleaner to clean mirrors, glass tables and windows. This ammonia-free household cleaner works quickly to remove fingerprints, toothpaste splatter, dirt and grime. It’s available in two fresh scents—mint and waterfall—and leaves glass surfaces spotless without a harsh chemical smell.

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Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleanervia merchant

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Cleaning the toilet isn’t the most fun chore in the world, but the Seventh Generation toilet bowl cleaner makes the job a little better. This disinfectant is nontoxic, chlorine bleach-free and dye-free. It also stops bacteria and germs from growing on surfaces, like the flush handle.

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Bon Ami Powder Cleanservia merchant

Powder Cleanser

If you’re wanting sustainable cleaning products with baking soda, look no further than Bon Ami’s powder cleanser. This product is triclosan-, sulfate-, paraben-, chlorine-and dye-free. Plus it’s hypoallergenic, so it’s a smart option for those with sensitivities. Use it to clean bathroom fixtures, kitchens and even cookware.

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Seventh Generation Laundry Stain Removervia merchant

Laundry Stain Remover

Stains don’t stand a chance with this laundry stain remover from Seventh Generation. Spray it on the stained area and wash it afterward—even if that’s a week later! The formula is 97% plant-based, making it a thoughtful option for those with allergies. The stain remover works well in all water temperatures and is safe to use on colored clothing.

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Grab Green Foaming Dish Soap Tabletsvia merchant

Foaming Dish Soap Tablets

Remove grease and food residue from your dishes with the Grab Green foaming dish soap tablets. These soap tablets are made with 99% plant- and mineral-based ingredients, and packaged in 100% water-dissolvable paper. Tangerine and lemongrass scents make washing the dishes extra pleasant. Say goodbye to single-use plastic bottles!

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Method Tub And Tile Sprayvia merchant

Tub and Tile Spray

Fight stubborn soap scum, mold and mildew with Method’s tub and tile spray. This spray cleaner is made without triclosan and parabens for a more eco-friendly tub and shower cleaning experience. It’s suitable for most non-porous surfaces. Just spray, wipe and you’re done!

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Method Daily Shower Sprayvia merchant

Daily Shower Spray

The Method daily shower spray is an effortless sustainable cleaning products. Use it to clean the shower in between big scrub downs or right after hopping out of the shower. Spritz a few squirts and let the cleaner dissolve to prevent buildup. Make nontoxic cleaning even easier with the editor-tested Blueland cleaning kit.

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Grove Co. Walnut Scrubber Spongevia merchant

Walnut Scrubber Sponge

When it’s time to clean your home, don’t get caught without a walnut scrubber sponge from Grove Co. This all-purpose cleaning sponge has a scrubber side and a sponge side. The scrubber side is made from durable walnut shells and recycled plastic fibers while the sponge side is 100% plant-based cellulose. It won’t scratch surfaces and is safe to use on cookware, too. It’s one of those easy swaps that’s better for the earth, your home and wallet.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.