Best All-Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

When it's time to remove dirt, grease, and other debris from different areas around your home, you need a cleaner that is powerful and effective but won't pose safety hazards to you, your family, and pets.  The ideal all-purpose cleaner should be as versatile as possible and allow you to get rid of dust and grime without giving yourself a workout.

About Haus Naturals All-Purpose Cleaner

That's where Haus Naturals All Purpose Cleaner comes in.  While it is not designed for use on floors, you can spray it on a variety of other household surfaces, including:

  • Tile — such as around the shower
  • Granite
  • Stainless steel
  • Other materials commonly found on countertops and other areas around the home

Like other Haus Naturals products, the all-purpose cleaner is safe for your household and the environment.  Derived from a variety of natural elements, it's biodegradable and doesn't pose the health risks typically found in many common, chemically-laden home cleaning products

How to Use Haus Naturals All Purpose Cleaner

Wiping a bathroom sink with paper cloth.

Before we take an in-depth look at how the product performs, here are the basics on how to use it correctly.  Shake well first to make sure all the ingredients are distributed evenly.  Then, spray the product directly on the surface you're cleaning and wipe the area with a clean, dry cloth.

Results

Since this cleaner is so versatile, I tested it on several surfaces in my home.  First I tried it on a section of countertop next to the stove that is a catch-all for grease that pops out of the skillet during pan-frying.  This is a granite countertop that is smooth and shiny when clean.  But right after a cooking session, it can look dull and smudgy.  After some generous spraying and wiping, the grease came right up, bringing out the details in the stone.  It was helpful to see that this all purpose cleaner works so well on granite.

You can compare the shine before and after.

Before...

Closeup of a granite countertop before it was cleaned.

And after

Closeup of a granite countertop after it was cleaned.

I also sprayed some cleaner into the bathroom sink, a frequent collector of soap scum and toothpaste residue.  After spraying and wiping out the sink bowl, it sparkled and felt smooth and free of residue.

Closeup of the bathroom sink bowl after it was cleaned.

Closeup of the bathroom sink bowl after it was cleaned.

I also tried it in the tub.  It doesn't take much for the tub to lose its shine, especially when soap scum builds up around the perimeter of the bottom of it.  In the "before" picture, you can see that it looks rather dull.  After a thorough wipe-down, with just a bit of elbow grease applied to the soap build-up, the tub looks brighter, and you can see some shine reflected in the light.

What the bathtub looked like before it was thoroughly wiped-down.

After a thorough wipe-down, with just a bit of elbow grease applied to the soap build-up, the tub looks brighter, and you can see some shine reflected in the light.

Since this cleaner is designed to be used on stainless steel, I tried it in and around my kitchen sink.  The sink not only is a receptacle for dirty dishes, but is also a catch-basin for the occasional leaf and dirt particle, as it sits just below a small herb garden in the window.  The sink, therefore, requires frequent, thorough attention — but doesn't always get it.

After clearing away all the dishes, I sprayed some cleaner into both sides of the sink, as well as around the faucet and outside edges.  Then, I wiped as directed, and the grime and debris came off almost as if they were dissolved by the product.

A Gentle Product with a Clean Scent

I also appreciated that this product didn't do a number on my hands, as most common household cleaners can be drying or downright irritating to the skin.  Additionally, powerful chemicals can leave behind a noxious smell, but this product has a clean, calming scent that doesn't linger.  Although if it did, that would be a welcome dose of aromatherapy.

Applications

This product certainly lives up to its description as "all purpose", as it can be used on a variety of surfaces, including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Granite
  • Countertops
  • Tile
  • Stainless Steel
  • Other household surfaces

Ingredients

When struggling to figure out ingredient labels, you may feel as if you're trying to crack a secret code.  It can be difficult to spell, much less pronounce some of them.  And if you don't have the time to type them into a google search, you have no idea what a particular food item or cleaning product contains.  Here's an overview of the ingredients in Haus Naturals All Purpose Cleaner. Knowing what you're buying will help you make the most informed decision possible about which cleaners are right for you and your family.

Sodium citrate

Derived from the naturally-occurring citric acid, sodium citrate is often a staple of phosphate-free cleaning agents and detergents.  It is a biodegradable substance that is also sometimes used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Plant-Derived Surfactants

Surfactants reduce surface tension of a compound when it's mixed with water.  This component is a common additive of soaps and detergents.  Since it's plant-based, you know that in this case, it consists of natural components.

Soda Ash

Soda ash is the same thing as sodium carbonate.  Also called washing soda and calcined soda, sodium carbonate is frequently used in eco-friendly cleaning and skincare products.  This alkaline substance is well-known for its disinfecting (antimicrobial, antifungal) properties.  It's a must-have ingredient in many household cleaners because of its ability to cut through grease and grime.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are extracted from citrus fruits, such as lemons and oranges, as well as flowers and herbs.  In this product, the oils have been added to enhance its fragrance.  Essential oils are also known to provide a variety of health benefits and are frequently used in personal care and aromatherapy products.

Preservative

This product contains only a trace amount of preservative (0.05%) to maintain its consistency and quality.

Final Takeaways

It's not surprising that Haus Naturals All Purpose Cleaner ranks among the best all-natural all purpose cleaners.  It allows for hassle-free cleaning since removing dirt and other debris can be accomplished just by spraying and wiping.  A small amount of cleaner goes a long way, so you can spray it sparingly but still clean thoroughly.  It doesn't leave residue and doesn't require you to rinse it off after applying, saving you several steps if you are pressed for time.

While you should still take safety precautions when storing and using the solution — such as avoiding contact with your eyes and keeping it away from children and pets — it's potentially less hazardous than synthetic chemicals.

Since it has a subtle scent, it won't hang in the air like a vapor cloud for hours after you use it.  It's less likely than synthetics to aggravate allergies or sinus issues.  You don't have to worry about what you are inhaling.

Another advantage of using this cleaner in lieu of synthetic products is that it is less of an irritant to your skin and clothing.  The essential oils in it not only give it a pleasant scent, but they also add moisturizing properties so the cleaning substance is less likely to cause your hands to become burned or chapped.

With harsher chemicals, such as bleach, spills can discolor your clothing, frequently causing damage beyond repair. Haus Naturals All Purpose Cleaner is not abrasive or corrosive, so it's kind to the materials it comes into contact with.  When you use this gentle cleanser, you don't have to worry about possibly ruining your favorite shirt if you decide to wear it while knocking some chores off your "to-do" list.

If you limit your go-to cleansers to those that are environmentally-friendly, this product fits that criteria, too.  It's made of natural substances and it's biodegradable, so it won't leave synthetic by-products in its wake when it breaks down.

What you're likely to appreciate most about this product is its versatility.  This all-in-one formula works on a variety of surfaces, from tile and stainless steel to granite and plastic.  You can easily apply it to countertops, appliances, grills, and more. In a nutshell, Haus Naturals All Purpose Cleaner does it all.