6 Non-Toxic Cleaning Tools for a Safer Home
The coronavirus pandemic has all of us washing, well, everything on the regular. Keep yourself and your space extra-safe with these efficient non-toxic cleaning tools.
Monos CleanPod UVC Sterilizer
Let there be light—germ-killing ultraviolet C light. The handheld Monos CleanPod UVC Sterilizer ($90) uses LEDs to emit a high-energy beam of UVC light that kills up to 99.99 percent of germs on any surface in just 30 seconds. No chemicals, no mercury, no scrubbing, and most importantly, no germs! Bonus: It's small enough to fit in your purse or suitcase for on-the-go cleaning.
Force of Nature Starter Kit
You don't have to be a chemist to make your own household cleaner. The Force of Nature Starter Kit($89.99)turns three simple ingredients—salt, water, and vinegar—into a natural bleach-strength cleaner. Just add water and a vial of solution to the beaker and push the power button to run an electrical current through the mix. The current changes the chemical composition, leaving you with a powerful non-toxic spray that's safe for kids and pets.
Elyptol Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer
Odds are good you're frequently hand sanitizing. Be sure you're doing it with a skin-safe product, like Elyptol's Antimicrobial Hand Sanitizer ($9.99). Made with naturally derived ethanol and eucalyptus essential oils (and without common sanitizer ingredients like parabens, synthetic fragrances, chlorine, and petrochemicals), the non-toxic sanitizer effectively kills germs without hurting your skin.
Germ Guardian Pluggable UVC Light Air Purifier
Keep a steady stream of sanitation running through your home with the Germ Guardian Pluggable UVC Light Air Purifier ($41.39). The 7-inch plug-in reduces odors and kills airborne viruses with a bulb-powered UVC light, which means you don't have to change out filters every few weeks. Just replace the bulb about once every year.
Branch Basics The Concentrate
It's time to clear out the cleaning cabinet. Branch Basics' The Concentrate ($49) can safely sanitize just about everything. Dilute the plant- and mineral-based solution with water and use on counters, toilets, mirrors, hands, clothes, and a whole lot more. Free of GMOs, fragrances, and parabens, it's the human-safe solution to all your cleaning needs.
Phone Soap Smartphone UV Sanitizer
You use your phone almost as much as you use your hands, so you should clean it just as often, too. Sanitize your tech safely with the Phone Soap Smartphone UV Sanitizer ($79.95). The compact device uses UVC light to give your smartphone an all-over clean, even in those tiny crevices. The best part is you can charge your phone while it spiffies up, making it easy to add phone-cleaning to your nightly routine.