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15 Allergy Free Household Cleaners You Should Be Using

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Everyone wants a clean house, but could your regular household cleaning products be hurting you more than helping you? Several cleaning products today contain chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to the skin. It’s not uncommon to read chlorine or ammonia on a products ingredient list, two chemicals that can burn and irritate skin.

So, how can you make sure you’re using products that will keep your house clean without impacting your or your family’s health?

Skinsafeproducts.com makes it easy to search for cleaning products and other skin care and beauty products that won’t hurt consumers. SkinSAFE is a tool created in conjunction with Mayo Clinic to show the ingredients in products so allergy sufferers and health conscious consumers can avoid ingredients that may be harmful to their skin. SkinSAFE gives each product in the system a rating based on the amount of allergen causing ingredients in the product. If a product is 100 percent allergen-free, SkinSAFE will grant it a Top Free Score. In order for a product to receive a Top Free Score, it must not contain any of the following ingredients:

  • Bacitracin
  • Benzalkonium Chloride
  • Cobalt Chloride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Fragrance
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
  • Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Neomycin
  • Nickel
  • Potassium Dichromate

The following list features some of our top choices of household cleaners for health conscious consumers and skin allergy sufferers.

1. Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda

arm and hammer super washing soda

Baking soda is known for its natural cleaning abilities. This allergen-free cleaner will help freshen and whiten your clothes without the harmful effects of bleach. This product can also be used as a multi-purpose household cleaner.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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2. Charlie's Soap Indoor/Outdoor Surface Cleaner

charlie's soap indoor outdoor

Charlie’s Soap is an all-purpose cleaner which claims to “clean everything from false teeth to diesel engines.” With a hypoallergenic formula, there is no need to wear gloves when using this cleaner. This product is also completely biodegradable and is a great option for cleaning washable surfaces such as boats, driveways, walls, cars, furniture, grills and more.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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3. Bon Ami Cleanser

bon ami powder cleanser

This powder cleanser is ideal for kitchens, cookware, appliances, eating surfaces and plumbing fixtures. It can easily remove spills, burned on grease and any mess that adheres to a surface.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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4. The Honest Company Glass + Window Cleaner

honest company glass and window cleaner

The Honest Company Glass + Window Cleaner will leave glass and windows streak-free without any harsh chemicals and top allergy causing ingredients. The formula is made up of only four natural ingredients which help cut through grease, dirt, finger-prints, dust and more. But be careful, there is a warning attached to the bottle that reads “Warning: The sparkle and shine may cause extreme happiness.”

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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5. Ecover Natural Cream Scrub

ecover natural cream scrub

This plant-based scrub removes soap scum, limescale and grease from countertops, tiles and sinks. Not only is this product allergen free, but it is also environmentally friendly. The bottle is made with recycled and plant-based plastics and the scrub formula is also biodegradable.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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6. Tide Free & Gentle HE Liquid Laundry Detergent

tide free and gentle laundry detergent

Unlike many detergents, Tide HE Free & Gentle doesn’t contain any dyes or perfumes. This laundry detergent allows you to keep your clothes clean without having to worry about your or your family’s skin.

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SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

7. Seventh Generation Auto Dish Packs Free & Clear

seventh generation auto dish packs

In each bag, Seventh Generation provides 20 allergy-free packs that leave dishes sparkling clean. This product is chlorine, phosphate, dye and fragrance free – making it good for your health and the environment. These packs also act as water softeners and help reduce water hardness to improve cleaning performance.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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8. Sun and Earth Unscented Natural Concentrated Liquid Dish Soap

sun and earth liquid dish soap

Concentrated products like this dish soap allow you to to use less soap but still keep the same amount of cleaning power. Sun and Earth’s dish soap is free of dyes, synthetic fragrance and chemical preservatives.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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9. The Honest Company Fruit + Veggie Wash

honest company fruit and veggie wash

This wash allows you to wipe away dirt, pesticides, wax and more from fruits and vegetables so they’re clean to eat. Using this fruit and veggie wash doesn’t leave odor or bad taste behind. This product is also plant-based and reduces browning, helping food last up to 200 percent longer, according to lab tests by The Honest Company.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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10. All Liquid Laundry Detergent, Free and Clear

all liquid laundry detergent free and clear

If you have sensitive skin, this is a great option for laundry detergent as it is Top Allergen Free and also free of all perfumes and dyes. The formula does a great job at cleaning clothes, without irritating skin.

SkinSAFE Rating: Top Allergen Free

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11. Dapple Naturally Clean Baby Laundry Stain Remover

dapple baby laundry stain remover

This stain remover was made by moms for moms. It’s a great option to clean up baby messes including formula, mushed foods, spit-up, diaper disasters and more. Dapple Naturally Clean Baby Laundry Stain Remover is 91 percent Top Allergen Free as it is not MCI/MI Free (Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone and related ingredients).

SkinSAFE Rating: 91 percent Top Allergen Free

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12. Method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner

method antibacterial bathroom cleaner

This product targets hard water stains and soap scum for a cleaner bathroom. Method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner is also 91 percent Top Allergen Free as it contains fragrance. Its bottle is made of 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.

SkinSAFE Rating: 91 percent Top Allergen Free

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13. Resolve Max Laundry Stain Remover

resolve max laundry stain removerWhen you think of a cleaner having max power, you might assume the product has more chemicals, but that’s not the case with this stain remover. Resolve Max is an allergen-free stain remover that helps get the toughest stains out of clothes. This product can even remove dried-in stains. Resolve Max is 91 percent Top Allergen Free as it contains fragrance.

SkinSAFE Rating: 91 percent Top Allergen Free

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14. Simple Green Stone Cleaner

simple green stone cleaner

This spray cleaner will clean your stone counter tops without stirring up your allergies. This cleaner is perfect for granite, marble, tile, limestone, Corian®, Silestone®, and more. Simple Green Stone Cleaner’s nontoxic formula is also a safer option for households with pets and children. Simple Green is 91 percent Top Allergen Free as it contains fragrance.

SkinSAFE Rating: 91 percent Top Allergen Free

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15. Common Good Natural All Purpose Spray

common good all purpose spray

This all purpose spray can be used to remove dirt and germs from multiple surfaces. This cleaner is scented with essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance and has a lavender scent. Common Good Natural All Purpose Spray is also better for the environment as it is packaged in a glass bottle and is 100 percent biodegradable. Common Good's spray is 91 percent Top Allergen Free as it is not fragrance free.

SkinSAFE Rating: 91 percent Top Allergen Free 

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thank you for your information.

August 9, 2016 - 12:51am
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