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5 Safe, Non-Toxic Winter Cleaners

5 Safe, Non-Toxic Winter Cleaners

By the Care2 Staff.

As the days get longer in the northern hemisphere, and the sun begins to stream in the windows, all the dust shows itself in stark clarity and we tend to clean. But winter cleaning provides its own challenge, which is to be careful not to dirty the air with toxic cleaners with the windows closed. Solvent-based products such as furniture polish, soot cleaners, oven cleaner, synthetically scented cleaning products of any sort, and, ironically, air fresheners, are all culprits that can pollute your home.

Here are five safe and non-toxic winter cleaning staples, including a light and lemony dusting cloth:

Alternative Furniture Cleaning Polish

Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner

Air Fresheners

Light and Lemony Dusting Cloth

Washing Soda All-Purpose Cleaner (and soot cleaner)

Read more: Home, Non-Toxic Cleaning

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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4:25AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

We also need to guarantee the cleanliness of our planet

1:04PM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Once again, thank you for helping us get this good information.

6:30PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012


7:44AM PDT on May 8, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:56PM PDT on Mar 18, 2012


6:50AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Thank you

11:56PM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Cleaning products I can feel good about! Thanks for sharing!

10:53AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

Great tips, thank you.

7:28AM PST on Dec 8, 2011


1:25AM PST on Dec 8, 2011


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