The first days of spring bring an urge to throw open the windows, let fresh air rush in and clear the layers of dust and clutter that built up over the long winter. But as you clean and scrub your way to an abode ready for spring gatherings and summer parties, make sure you’re using products that preserve the very environment you’re so excited to enjoy.

Sure, lots of products claim to be “all natural” or “green.” But how do you know which ones really are? 

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On a scale of 0 to 10, GoodGuide rates more than 250,000 common household products that consumers purchase at grocery stores, online retailers and more. Products are ranked in three categories — health, society and environment — which are then averaged out for an overall score. 

How do they come up with the ratings? “GoodGuide identifies the critical issues that need to be evaluated and collects data on a set of indicators that are the best-available measures for assessing performance on that issue,” according to the website. (Read more about their rating process here.)

We used their site to look up environment ratings on cleaning products for bathrooms, floors and kitchens. Here are the results. 

Top 10 bathroom cleaners for the environment:

  1. Seventh Generation Shower Cleaner, Green Mandarin & Leaf (8.7)
  2. Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner (and refill), Emerald Cypress & Fir (8.7)
  3. Seventh Generation Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner Lemongrass & Thyme (8.7)
  4. Method Bathroom Cleaner, Eucalyptus Mint (8.6)
  5. Method Daily Shower Spray (8.6)
  6. Method Tub & Tile Cleaner (8.6)
  7. Method Bathroom Cleaner (8.6)
  8. Method Daily Shower Spray (and refill), Ylang Ylang (8.6)
  9. Ecos Shower Kleener (8.3)
  10. Ecover Household Bathroom Cleaner (8.0)

Top 10 floor cleaners for the environment:

  1. Method O-Mop Floor Cleaner All Floor One (8.6)
  2. Method O-Mop Floor Cleaner Wood For Good (8.6)
  3. Method Floor + Surface Cleaner, Clementine, French Lavender or White Rosemary (8.6)
  4. Ecos Floor Kleener (8.3)
  5. Ecover Household Floor Soap (8.0)
  6. Pledge Concentrated Wood Floor Cleaner with Almond Oil (8.0)
  7. Pledge Tile & Vinyl Floor Finish with Future Shine (8.0)
  8. Pledge Commercial Line Multi Surface Floor Cleaner (8.0)
  9. Pledge Commercial Line Tile & Vinyl Floor Cleaner (8.0)
  10. Pledge Commercial Line Wood Floor Cleaner (8.0)

Angela is a Pulitzer Prize-winning digital editor with more than 15 years of experience delivering news and information to audiences worldwide. Prior to joining SafeBee, she was the features editor for at The Boston Globe, overseeing health, travel, entertainment, business and lifestyle coverage. Before moving to features, she was the news and homepage editor, covering stories such as the Boston Marathon bombing, Red Sox World Series victories, presidential elections, a papal inauguration, and more. Her favorite safety tip: Clean your phone! The average cell phone has 18 times more germs than the toilet handle in a men’s restroom.