Switching to fragrance free cleaning products will make your home greener and safer for your family, without harmful phthalates and VOCs. If you’re ready to get started with switching fragrance free and more natural cleaners, we hope this list helps!
For the past decade or so, we’ve been using green cleaning product swaps when cleaning our own home, choosing to reduce our use of scented products as well as those that are full of cleaning chemicals. And while a spray bottle of white vinegar and water is our go to for most day-to-day cleanups (dusting, floors, etc.), sometimes you need something a bit heavier duty.
Switching to greener and cleaner products – those with fewer and safer ingredients – will make your home safer for your family and the environment. And for the most part will do so without sacrificing on actual cleanliness.
If you’re ready to get started with switching to fragrance free and more natural cleaners, we hope this list helps!
(Editors note: if you’re looking specifically for cleaners to disinfect against COVID-19, please refer to the CDC guidelines here. This article makes no claims about COVID-19 beyond what the CDC says).
Best Fragrance Free Cleaning Products
- Best Overall: Force of Nature Multipurpose Cleaner
- Best All Purpose Spray – Better Life All-Purpose Cleaner
- Best All Purpose Powder Cleanser – Bon Ami Polish Cleanser Powder
- Best for Greasy Surfaces – Grab Green Naturally Derived Biodegradable and Streak Free Spray
- Best Unscented Castile Soap – Dr Bronners Pure Castile Liquid Soap
- Best Laundry Powder – Mollys Suds Original Detergent (Unscented)
- Best Fragrance Free Liquid Laundry Detergent – Better Life Concentrated Detergent
- Best Natural Stain Remover – Mollys Suds Natural Laundry Stain Remover
- Best Fragrance Free Floor Cleaner – Eco Me Floor Cleaner
- Best Fragrance Free Dish Soap – Better Life Natural Unscented
- Best Dishsoap for Baby Bottles – DAPPLE Bottle Fragrance and Sulfate Free Dish Soap
- Best Accessory for Fragrance Free Cleaning – Life Miracle Nano Towels
Best Multipurpose Natural Cleaning Products
I love the concept behind Force of Nature: less waste from packaging and a non-toxic clean!
This product uses salt, water and vinegar, and – wait for it – electricity, to make hypochlorous acid, which is just as effective as bleach at disinfecting.
Another piece of good news? The EPA has identified Force of Nature as being effective against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) on non-porous surfaces, as well as Norovirus, Influenza A, Salmonella, MRSA, Staph & Listeria.
This eco-cleaner is great for every-day messes like crayon marks on the wall from your little artist and smudges on baseboards. It’s a spray cleaning product made of 100% mineral- and plant-derived ingredients such as soap bark, coconut, and corn. It doesn’t include ammonia, alcohol, ether or scent.
It can also be used as a spot-cleaner for laundry stains, and it is PH neutral, so it won’t damage plastic or acrylic surfaces. You won’t need to do any scrubbing or rinsing, and it works pretty well on grease.
This eco cleaner is free from alcohol, petroleum solvents, dyes, parabens, and SLS/SLES, and it’s cruelty free. Gentle choice for kids, pets, and the planet earth.
If you prefer the abrasiveness of a powder cleaner, but still want to use green cleaning products, Bon Ami is a great alternative. It’s a minimal ingredient natural clean product made from tallow soap, feldspar, limestone, soda ash, baking soda, and a non-SLS surfactant. No chlorine, perfume or dye, it’s an all-purpose cleaner but works especially well for bathrooms and kitchens. The addition of the baking soda also helps absorb odours on the surfaces you clean.
Perfect for almost any surface in your home, this cleaner is specially formulated to cut through grease. Grab Green makes safe cleaners, suitable for using in a house with family and pets. It doesn’t include phosphates, ammonia, formaldehyde or dyes, and is fragrance free, including free from essential oils as scent.
One in a line of biodegradable and all-natural cleaning products, this spray is made from naturally-derived ingredients. Additionally, Grab Green never tests their cleaning products on animals and it’s made in the USA.
Dr. Bronner’s castile soap is a roughly 90% organic cleaning product. This soap is a safe cleaner you can use for everything from shampooing your baby’s hair to washing the dishes. It contains no preservatives, detergents or foaming agents. It’s also packaged in 100% recycled plastic bottles, making it a great choice if you’re looking for natural clean products that are earth friendlier.
This cleaning soap is vegan, fragrance-free and not tested on animals. Considering its truly multi-purpose uses, this is a great opportunity to simplify your cleaning routine, so you only have one or two organic cleaning products on hand as your go to choices!
Best Natural Laundry Detergents, Powders & Stain Removers
Unscented products for laundry are often hard to find. If you want to get clean laundry without the chemicals-laden clean laundry smell, and without making your own homemade laundry detergent, try out the following.
Made with minimal, all-natural ingredients, this is a great chemical-free laundry detergent for newborn baby clothes, nursing pajamas and nursing tanks, people with sensitive skin and people with allergies. It is also environmentally friendly and pairs well with high-efficiency washers because it doesn’t produce a lot of suds.
This detergent is certified vegan and cruelty-free, and it is made in the USA. It doesn’t contain any fragrance, dyes, phosphates, bleach or formaldehyde. If you prefer a bit of scent, you can also get a version containing peppermint oil.
This detergent is made of completely natural ingredients derived from corn, coconut and vegetable oil, soap bark, citrus fruit, and minerals, to name a few. It’s safe for newborns and people with sensitive skin, and is hypoallergenic. It is sulfate- and fragrance-free and super-concentrated for the best results.
This detergent is both cruelty-free and biodegradable for extra peace of mind. And despite its strength, it won’t fade bright colors. Additionally, it’s compatible with both high-efficiency and standard washers.
This powerful spray contains an array of active enzymes, each targeting a different type of stain. It can handle tomato-based stains, breast milk, baby food, grease, blood, wine and chocolate, just to name a few.
Made from plant-derived ingredients, this spray is safe for both people and the environment. It is certified vegan and cruelty-free.
Best Fragrance Free Floor Cleaner
This cleaner is safe and effective on an array of different types of floors, including tile, stone, sealed wood, laminate and vinyl. It is made from plant extract and botanicals and even has natural antibacterial qualities.
It is free of synthetic fragrance, dyes and phosphates. While it does contain essential oils, it hardly has any smell, and many reviews from past customers note that it’s suitable for those with scent sensitivities or allergies.
It’s also safe for your septic and won’t harm aquatic life once it has washed down the drain and out into the environment.
Best Fragrance Free Dish Soap
Able to tackle the most challenging dishes, this soap is tough on grease without all of the harmful chemicals. It is unscented and sulfate-free, which makes it gentle on both your hands and the environment.
It is not tested on animals and isn’t harmful to marine or aquatic life once disposed. It has the added bonus of Aloe and Vitamin E to soothe your hands and doesn’t leave any ugly residue on your dishes.
It is hypoallergenic and made from plant-based ingredients, making it safe for both your little ones and the environment. A bonus feature is the pump-top for convenience. Also a good product to use when washing your little one’s hands.
Best Fragrance Free Cleaning Accessory Product
If you want something a bit different, this towel is made of nanolon fiber, which attracts dust, dirt and liquid as well as, if not better than, a chemical cleaner. You can use them dry or with water.
These towels can effectively replace paper-towels for a more economical option, but also making it a green cleaner products alternative. They can simply be thrown in the washer after you use them. They are chemical and toxin-free and could eliminate your need for many chemical cleaning solutions.
Why Go with Fragrance Free Cleaning Products?
We hope you like our round up of greener, more natural, and organic products for cleaning. Most of the time, cleaning with green products is safer for your family and the earth we share. Choosing fragrance free cleaning products also means you’ll expose your family to fewer phthalates and VOCs, both of which are linked to potential health problems.
If you know someone who wants to green their cleaning routine, or have someone in your life with fragrance sensitivities, I hope you’ll share this post!