7 Ways to Make the Most Unpleasant Cleaning Jobs Safer & Easier

non toxic cleaning productsWe get it. You want to use more natural cleaning products, but you don’t want to spend hours cleaning when you could be doing something (anything) more enjoyable instead. Thankfully eco cleaning doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, in many cases it’s actually easier than cleaning with chemicals.









First off the loo…

Getting stains off the toilet

Sometimes all you need is a quick swish round the bowl with a toilet brush. But what about those stubborn stains? If you live in a hard water area, lime scale can get stuck to your toilet bowl, particularly below the water line. It then gets discoloured and you end up with unpleasant brown stains that no amount of brushing will budge. In this case it’s very tempting to reach for the most chemical-laden toilet cleaner you can buy, in the hopes that it’ll shift the stains. But even that probably won’t help. Thankfully, there is a natural solution that actually works, and it’s cheap and easy. Citric acid.

Just pour a cup of citric acid into your toilet, close the lid and walk away. Leave it to work overnight, give it a quick swish round with the brush in the morning and flush. Simple. For really bad build-ups, you might need to repeat this a couple of times, but you should see a major improvement that first morning.

Clean your oven without chemicals

Ever seriously considered following a raw food diet, just so you never have to clean your oven again? If you love a good roast dinner, but hate the fumes of heavy duty toxic oven cleaners, you need to pop a bottle of Ecozone’s Non Caustic Oven Cleaning Gel in your basket. It cuts through grease, grime and burnt on lasagne with ease, non-toxic cleaning made easy. 


Get the shine back into your kitchen sink

Stainless steel might not get stained, but it does get dull and discoloured. Method Steel for Real gets the shine back, without the elbow grease. Just use it as you would any spray cleaner. The key ingredients are derived from corn and coconut, so it’s non-toxic. And it works. As one of our customers says it, “cleans really well and leaves a bright finish.” Along with sinks, you can use Steel for Real on other stainless steel appliances, from cookers to toasters.


Annihilate the mould from grouting

Never one of those jobs you relish adding to your to do list, cleaning your grouting is (to put it mildly) a bore. We can’t take all the boredom out of it, but we can take the chemicals and some of the hard work away. Just mix soda crystals or Borax Substitute with a little water to make a paste. Then rub that across the tiles and grouting, and rinse. These natural cleaning non toxic products also have a myriad of other uses, from freshening carpets to softening water.


Clean your drains without chemicals

The old saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ is definitely true when it comes to your drains. Ecozone Enzymatic Drain Cleaning Sticks use natural bacteria to break down the grease, fat and gunk that find their way down your plughole. Just pop a stick down the plughole once a month and leave it to do its job. Easy.


De-grime the washing machine

If your clothes ever come out of the washing machine smelling a bit stale or musty, it’s probably time to give your washing machine a good clean. Thankfully, that’s a lot easier than it sounds. Just pop an Eco Egg Detox Tablet in the drum and put it on for a hot wash. It’ll break down the lime scale and soap scum. The washing machine will be able to work better, so your clothes should smell fresher. And you only have to use one tablet every six months.


Clean your carpet naturally

We’ve been selling Natural & Clean Dry Carpet Cleaner for years. It’s one of those eco cleaning products that people order time and time again. You just sprinkle the granules on your carpet or rug and use the brush to work them in. You can use it on coir, sisal, wool and man-made fibres. The granules trap dirt and odours, ready for you to vacuum them away. The result? Cleaner, fresher carpets, without resorting to scrubbing or harsh chemicals.

For more cleaning tips, check out our A-Z of natural spring cleaning