A Green Clean Kitchen

by Sara Cifani

Spring is in the air! That means outdoor barbecues, picnics and a whole lot of room for germs to float through your kitchen--traditionally the most germ-filled room of the house. Keep those pesky germs from crashing your spring party plans with these green cleaning products that are safe for the whole family.

MRS. MEYER’S

Lavender Surface Scrub

Gentle, yet effective, this chlorine and phosphate free USA-made powder cleans most kitchen surfaces including cookware, tile, stainless steel, porcelain fixtures, and more. The soothing lavender scent is de-stressing and relaxing. mrsmeyers.com

DR. BRONNER

Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner

Made with plant-based surfactants and natural spruce essential oils, this concentrated hard-surface all-purpose cleaner packs a powerful punch on grime, and is gentle on the skin. Sal Suds is 100 percent cruelty free and biodegrades quickly. Use to mop your floor, clean countertops, scrub sinks, even laundry. drbronner.com

SUN & EARTH

Natural Concentrated Floor Cleaner

Clean your kitchen floors without carrying chemicals on your feet (or paws). The light citrus-scented cleanser powers through dirt and germs on hardwood, ceramic, tile, vinyl and linoleum floors. The safe and effective formula is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable. sunandearth.com

J.R. WATKINS

Aloe & Green Tea Liquid Dish Soap

Power through greasy, dirty dishes with just a small squirt--a little goes a long way. Transform scrubbing dishes into a pleasant aromatic experience with hydrating aloe and refreshing green tea. Safe enough to use to refill your kids bubble solution! jrwatkins.com

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