Welcome to Chowhound Recommends, Chowhound’s weekly series where our staff shares our favorite food and kitchen items around a central theme. We love to make a mess in the kitchen, and wish we had a magic fairy godmother to do our dishes…but we don’t. So this week we’re going through our favorite all-natural cleaning products—from soap to laundry detergent (spill red sauce on your white jeans? No worries, we got you).
As food writers, editors, producers, and social media managers, we’re constantly scouring the market for the latest and greatest products. And when we find a product we love, we want to shout it from the rooftops! We’re packaging up our weekly finds and sharing them with you, because we think you’ll love them too. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @Chowhound to catch us talking about our favorite products every week.
Owen Stretch: Manager, Content Production
I’d say that Dr. Bronner’s Castille Soap has a thousand uses but that might be an underestimation. I use it on dishes. I use it to mop the floor. It even works as body wash in a pinch. It’s 100 percent natural, includes no synthetic preservatives, uses only certified fair trade ingredients, and comes in a 100 percent post-consumer recycled bottle. This soap is something you can feel good about in nearly every sense.
Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap Peppermint Value Pack, 2 for $29.99 on Amazon
Kristin Cassidy: Director, Special Projects
Product: Rebel Green Laundry Detergent
I am obsessive about our laundry. When my boyfriend and I first moved in together I totally revamped (read: improved) his laundry routine. Instead of the nasty chemically-filled products, we are an organic and all-natural laundry family now. Rebel Green makes an awesome line of natural cleaning products, but I especially love its lavender and grapefruit laundry detergent. It smells so good, but it’s subtle (like your perfume should be). It’s also concentrated so one bottle lasts 64 loads, which is a lifetime for a family of two.
Rebel Green USDA Organic HE Liquid Fresh Laundry Detergent, Lavender and Grapefruit, $21.30 on Amazon
Lauren Zaser: Social Media Manager
Product: Puracy Cleaners
I really like using the Puracy line of natural cleaners around my house. They smell great and have stain removers for laundry, body wash, and multi-surface cleaners for every corner in your home. Don’t worry about the price tag because the larger bottle sizes last forever. Added bonus? For every sale made they donate natural and organic products to families in need. So you can feel good about buying it.
Puracy Natural All Purpose Cleaner, 2 for $13.51 on Amazon
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Header image by Lauren Zaser.