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Spring cleaning: Vegan cleaning products

Spring is just weeks away, but you don't have to wait until the official start of the season to start your spring cleaning (after all, being snow bound indoors is the perfect excuse!). Here are five vegan cleaning products to jumpstart your spring cleanin

Spring is just weeks away, but you don't have to wait until the official start of the season to start your spring cleaning (after all, being snow bound indoors is the perfect excuse!). Here are five vegan cleaning products to jumpstart your eco-friendly spring cleaning.
Spring is just weeks away, but you don't have to wait until the official start of the season to start your spring cleaning (after all, being snow bound indoors is the perfect excuse!). Here are five vegan cleaning products to jumpstart your eco-friendly spring cleaning.

The Drain Claw

Over time, hair and other debris gets backed up in your sink and bathroom drains. Most drain cleaners are not only bad for your home air quality, drain fixtures, and the environment, they can cause second and third degree burns. Opt for The Drain Claw (TheDrainClaw.com; $7), a nifty little cleaning gadget that will snake your drains with just a little elbow grease. The Drain Claw is a long wire tool with a velcro-type end that you insert in the drain, twist around, and pull. That simple!

Life Tree Fresh & Natural Bathroom Cleaner

Made with tea tree and lavendar oils, Life Tree's Bathroom Cleaner (LifeTreeProducts.com; $10 for 32-oz) not only cleans, it helps control odor. Made with coconut derived surfactants, cleaner is highly concentrated but safe for cleaning surfaces that come in contact with kiddos and pets. This cleaner is formulated to biodegrade quickly, and it contains no phosphates, chlorine, artificial color or any other harmful ingredients.

Bio Pac Automatic Bowl Cleaner

Clean your toilet bowl with a cleaner that keeps on cleaning. The Bio Pac Automatic Bowl Cleaner (VeganEssentials.com; $3) is an eco-friendly, cruelty-free gadget you put in your toilet for repeated cleaning every time you flush. Safe for the chemically sensitive, it is biodegradable, cleans, deodorizes, and lets you know when it needs to be replaced.

Earth Friendly Carpet Shampoo

Clean your carpets with the first-ever replenishable, eco-friendly rug cleaner. Entirely free of harsh chemicals, this bergamot-sage scented carpet shampoo can be used in a hot or cold water extraction machine. Earth Friendly Carpet Shampoo (Ecos.com; $8 for 40-oz) is made of purified water, sodium citrate, xanthan gum, and biodegradable low foam surfactant.

Howard Naturals Upholstery Cleaner

If you've got kids or pets, your furniture takes a beating. Keep it looking its best with Howard Naturals Upholstery Cleaner (ShopOrganic.com; $5 for 12-oz). This is a cruelty-free fabric cleaner that removes food, dirt, and grime from furniture, rugs, and even car interiors. It's fragrance-free and made from coconut soap and surfactants. Spring may be the season to clean, but your furniture gets dirty all year round.

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