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8 Effective Household Products That Are Safe To Use Around Children

Keeping up with an entire living space is nearly impossible when there are mini human tornados around taking out every toy you just put into the toy chest, unfolding blankets you just folded, or dumping that bag of legos you just put away. You can spend the whole day tidying up just for your space to look halfway decent by the end of the day.

We understand. When it comes to using cleaning products with our children around, we don't want to expose them to harsh chemicals that can be damaging to their health, and our own. These 8 natural cleaners are proven to effectively clean your family's home without the worry and can all be found on Amazon.

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8 Green Works Multi-Surface Cleaner

This cleaner is 98% naturally derived and will remove soap scum, grease, and dirt. The good thing about multi-surface cleaners is that they can be used for every surface around the home. Because this product removes soap scum, it can also be used to clean sinks, showers, and tubs.

You won't have to worry about residue from harsh chemicals or strong, unpleasant smells. The cleaner is sold in a unique bottle with a built-in tube that allows you to use every drop of the product and get your money's worth. The available scents are Simply Lemon and Original Fresh.

7 Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner

This cleaner is gentle enough to use daily but powerful enough to clean effectively. Its versatility allows you to use it as a floor cleaner, tile cleaner, and wall-cleaner in addition to being used on any non-porous surface.

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It is formulated to remove stubborn dirt that has settled in different areas around your home. It also removes odors and freshens rooms with hard surfaces. All Mrs. Meyer's products are cruelty-free. The scents available are Lemon Verbena, Lavender, Geranium, Honeysuckle, and Basil.

6 Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner

Many natural multi-surface cleaners don't have properties that kill bacteria and it's difficult to find natural products that do. This product botanically kills over 99.99% of household germs on non-porous surfaces such as Influenza A virus, H1N1, Rhinovirus type 37 (the Common Cold virus), Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli.

This disinfectant promises a streak-free, germ-free clean for your surfaces. There's no need for wiping down or drying off any surfaces that need to be disinfected. Allow the spray to air dry, which is less work for you. Just spray and walk away! This product comes in a Lemongrass Citrus Scent. Keep in mind that the lemongrass scent isn't for everyone. The smell may be strong and off-putting to some, while others don't mind it.

5 Bean & Lily Home Surface Cleaner

This cleaner is pH neutral, non-toxic, safe for pets, and is never tested on animals. It cuts through grease and is safe to use throughout the home. This product cleans without corroding surfaces, unlike harsh products that contain chemicals that can damage the very thing you need clean.

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It can be used on all natural stone, countertops, metals, plastics, wood, and painted surfaces. It's not recommended to use this product on glass, however, the Bean & Lily brand sells cleaner specifically for glass. The available scents are Cucumber Basil and Grapefruit Rosemary Lime.

4 Better Life Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

This all-purpose cleaner might be the only cleaner you will ever need. It is 100% plant-derived with cleaning agents from coconut, corn, and soap bark. It powers through grease and grime, perfect for the kitchen. This product is safe to use on any water-safe surface. It can also be used on upholstery as long as it is marked "W" or "W/S".

Products by Better Life are cruelty-free and free of dyes, fragrances, sulfates, and petroleum solvents. These products are packaged using recyclable materials, making them eco-friendly. Scents available are Unscented and Clary Sage & Citrus.

3 Vinegar

Vinegar is a natural solution that can be used for cooking, cleaning and taken orally. This acidic liquid naturally disinfects, too! The preferred vinegar to use for cleaning is white distilled vinegar. It's not the best-smelling solution, but it's pure and it's safe. Because of its many ways to clean, vinegar is one of the go-tos for green cleaning.

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You can use white vinegar in your laundry to keep your whites clean and you can use it to clean and disinfect the bathroom and kitchen. It also works great on glass and chrome. In fact, vinegar has been a natural cleaner for many years and is now sold as a cleaning agent. Cleaning vinegar can be found at your local Wal-Mart store. The White House brand comes in Lavender and Lemon scents.

2 Method All-Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner

This non-toxic cleaner is advertised to "put the hurt on dirt" with its "Powergreen" technology. It also tackles grease and grime, degreasing those kitchen surfaces. This product can be used on most non-porous surfaces, including glass and even wood. You don't have to worry about streaks or leaving behind residue due to the purity of this natural cleaner.

This dirt warrior is available in Pink Grapefruit, Cucumber, Lime & Sea Salt, Clementine, Mint, Waterfall, Honeycrisp Apple, French Lavender, and Ginger Yuzu scents. There are many to choose from and increases your chance of finding one you will love.

1 Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner

Puracy is our personal favorite. This product has received a 5-star rating from over 2,000 users and has been featured on CBS and ABC. It is deemed to be "the best all-purpose cleaner" and we have to agree! It is 99.5% natural and is safe for all non-porous surfaces.

This natural solution is made from plants, water, green tea, and lime. It can even be used to clean stainless steel! It cleans mirrors and glass shower doors without streaking. This natural solution diminishes soap scum from tubs and showers, yet it's safe enough to clean your baby's high chair. It is available in a refreshing, mild Green Tea & Lime scent.

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