Written by Tenley Haraldson. Reviewed by Sean Busch.

At Puracy, we’re not ashamed to admit that we take cleaning seriously. Cleaning visually improves your space, helps to remove allergens and pathogens, and you likely feel a sense of satisfaction from it. 

There’s been an increasing argument for eco-friendly cleaning products vs regular cleaning products – and for good reason. Seven major reasons, actually. 

1. Biodegradable Cleaning Products Are Good for the Environment 

From the seemingly innocuous sodium lauryl sulfate (which is toxic to aquatic life) to phthalates (which have been linked to reproductive health issues in animals), many common cleaning chemicals are known to cause environmental damage. 

The EPA recommends eco friendly cleaning products that are biodegradable and low in volatile organic compounds, especially glycol esters, limonene, and hydrocarbons.  

Fun fact: Puracy cleaning products are biodegradable, safe for greywater systems, and our refill packs are super-concentrated to cut down on shipping and water usage. 

2. They Often Save Resources (Like Packaging) 

Rather than buying separate products to clean your kitchen, bathroom, toilets, showers, sinks, and windows, cut down on unnecessary waste and space by choosing a multi-use cleaner. 

For example, Puracy Multi-Surface Cleaner is now available in a 7x concentrated formula. Simply add water to your original bottle and you’ve got something special.

benefits of eco friendly cleaning products

Puracy refills are another fantastic way to save money (20% per ounce) while cutting about 90% of plastic, water, and energy output. In under seven years, these refills have helped save more than 5 million bottles from entering the environment. 

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2. Eco Friendly Cleaning Products Contain Fewer Allergens 

Conventional cleaning products often contain allergens and irritants that can cause respiratory or sinus irritation

That’s just one of the reasons for why Puracy pledges never to use chemicals that can cause allergic reactions like: 

  • Perfumes & synthetic fragrances
  • Ammonia
  • Soy
  • Gluten
  • Caustics 
  • Formaldehyde 
  • Chlorine
  • Bleach 
  • Dyes
  • Sulfates

3. Natural Cleaning Products Are Typically Cruelty-Free

Most natural cleaning companies strive to create sustainable, eco friendly cleaners. We applaud any – and all – of our competitors who have taken a stand against animal testing. 

From the source to the bottle, Puracy is cruelty-free and vegan-friendly. 

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If you couldn’t tell, the Puracy team is (rightfully) obsessed with their pets. 

4. Green Cleaning Products Tend to Be Gentler on Sensitive Skin

Exposure to certain ingredients in cleaning products can lead to skin irritation – and worse. Two popular additives include:


Not only is formaldehyde a known carcinogen, but this common household cleaner ingredient can also cause skin irritation and allergic responses. What’s more, multiple ingredients can actually release formaldehyde. Formaldehyde may also be known as the following: 

  • Formalin
  • Formic aldehyde
  • Methanediol
  • Methanal
  • Methyl aldehyde
  • Methylene glycol
  • Methylene oxide

Chlorine Bleach 

Often found in cleaners and disinfectants, exposure to chlorine bleach has been linked to chronic respiratory problems (like asthma). Some people suffer from extreme allergic reactions, chemical burns, and permanent tissue damage. 

Is it possible to clean your bathroom and whiten clothes without using bleach? Absolutely. And we’re happy to prove it to you. 

5. Natural Cleaning Products Avoid Caustic Chemicals

benefits of natural cleaning products

According to the EPA, many commercial cleaning products contain harsh and synthetic ingredients. Concentrated cleaners can be especially hazardous, causing burns, lung damage, or accidental poisoning (which is a major concern for households with small children). 

Natural cleaning products typically harness the power of plants. Puracy is proud of creating products that are safe to use around every member of your family without fumes, residue, or “bad stuff.” 

7. Green Cleaning Products Are Created for Your Family

why use eco friendly cleaning products

Puracy was founded to take care of what matters most: our families and the environment. That’s why our team of Ph.D. chemists and medical physicians carefully create eco-friendly, plant-based, and effective formulas with completely transparent ingredient lists.

Cleaner products to clean your home – what could be more perfect than that? 

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It’s not a coincidence that our Natural Surface Cleaner keeps landing on best-of lists and has a 4.7-star rating on Amazon. From windows to countertops to play equipment, this 99.96% natural formula can be used on any household material for easy, streak-free cleanup.