As the COVID-19 situation continues, we've rounded up our 10 favourite, tried and tested, natural and organic products for keeping your home, your body and your family clean, safe and free from germs.
How can cleaning help
Although you may not feel as though you are bringing germs into your home while working from home and social distancing, it's important to remember that coronavirus is a viral infection and it can be picked up simply by touching a surface previously touched by someone with the virus. This is mind, it's essential to practise good hygiene as we all still need to bring groceries into the home, accept mail and, in some case, fill our cars with petrol.
With symptoms ranging from a runny nose and fever to a heavy cough and difficulty breathing, government advice tells us that risk of infection can be minimised through thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, regularly washing hands, and practicing good sneeze etiquette. In short, keeping your home and family clean can significantly reduce your risk of infection.
Our 10 favourite natural cleaning products
1. Microfibre wipes - Resparkle Bamboo Microfibre Cloth 3 Pack
Wipes are a home essential as well as a great thing to have on hand should you need to wipe down a surface when you do leave the house. Many mainstream wipes contain micro-plastics that can pollute our waterways- but a clean house should not come with a high environmental cost. Whichever natural cleaning product you choose, pair it with these 100% natural and plastic-free reusable cleaning cloths. The microfibres easily wipe away dirt and other contaminants without scratching surfaces.
2. All purpose spray - Counter Culture All Purpose Organic Cleaner
An eco friendly cleaning multitasker, this probiotic cleaning tonic kills harmful bacteria without any harsh chemicals. Ideal for naturally cleaning food preparation surfaces and substrates including granite, wood, and tiles, this natural antibacterial spray is suitable for use on food and safe for use around pets and children.
3. Floor cleaner - Counter Culture Probiotic Floor Cleaner Concentrate
Vegan and suitable for septic tanks, this antibacterial cleaning solution works to rid floors of dirt, bacteria and other potentially harmful pollutants brought in from outdoors. This probiotic floor cleaner can be used on wood, laminate sealed stone and tiles.
4. Dish brush - Eco Max Dish Brush
Keep dishes and tableware clean with this naturally antibacterial dish brush. Resistant to mould and fungus, this brush will ensure that all food prepared and served in your home will be free of contamination and germs. At the end of its life the fully biodegradable brush can be composted, making it one of our favourite eco friendly cleaning products.
5. Bottle brush - Eco Max Bottle Brush
Hydration is essential, and it's important to maintain a healthy routine and diet, even when in isolation, to boost your immunity and flush your system of germs. Water bottles often harbour a whole host of bacteria that can cause illness and contaminate your water, so it's important to thoroughly clean your water bottle (don't just rinse it!). We love this natural antibacterial and antifungal brush, which is designed to get inside your water bottle and clean out all internal corners and crevices.
6. Organic disinfectant - Resparkle Commercial Grade Disinfectant
Kill 99.9% of germs and disinfect surfaces without harsh and potentially harmful chemicals with this all-natural, Certified Organic disinfectant. From kitchen surfaces to shower screens and bathroom mirrors, this product uses a blend of Bitter Orange and citrus extracts to kill germs and harmful bacteria.
7. All-purpose soap - Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap
Dr Bronner's iconic castile soap is one of the best cleaning products for both your home and your body, because it has 18 different uses! We love using this natural antibacterial soap to wash our body, cleanse our hair, as a laundry detergent and as a mopping liquid.
8. Laundry - Ecostore Laundry Powder - Fragrance Free
Suitable for top and front-loading washing machines, this fragrance-free laundry powder naturally and deeply cleans clothes, bedsheets, towels, and other laundry. As it contains no added essential oils or fragrances, it is suitable for ultra-sensitive skin.
9. Natural hand sanitiser - Life Basics Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser
Hand sanitiser is a precious commodity at the moment, but our very favourite organic hand sanitisers are still available. The Life Basics Hand Sanitiser is enriched with natural antibacterials such like Aloe Vera and Green Tea to kill germs on the go without drying or stripping your hands.
10. Hand soap - Thankyou Hand Wash
Keep hands clean and healthy with this natural antibacterial hand wash, which is specially formulated for sensitive skin. With goat's milk, Lemon Myrtle oil, and Aloe Vera, this nourishing natural hand wash will hydrate and soften your skin while effectively ridding the hands of germs and bacteria.
While the traffic through your household may have slowed, it's essential to maintain thorough hygiene practises to keep your family safe as the COVID-19 situation continues. Shop our natural home products and body care products online now.