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Source: Ken Hamm

We Tested 4 Green Cleaners For The Most Sustainable Solution


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Shopping for cleaning products is a lot more complicated than it needs to be. There are dozens of sprays and concentrates that promise to keep your surfaces spotless, and they usually have confusing words in their ingredients. 

Those confusing words are often harsh chemicals that degrade your home's air quality. These toxins include ammonia, phthalates, and chlorine. Ditching traditional cleaners with these substances for plant-based alternatives is a quick way to make your space safer and more sustainable — and luckily, it's easier than ever. Green cleaners have gone mainstream, hitting the shelves of health food stores and grocery shops across the country. We put four widely available varieties to the test, checking each one for effectiveness and ingredients. Here's what we found: