Just because a store-bought "green" cleaner label makes claims of being natural or ecofriendly doesn't mean the contents match the message. According to research from the American Chemical Society, the truth behind green-cleaning product claims varies wildly, with some loaded with harmful petrochemical ingredients....
"As the authors of the study point out, their findings underscore the significance of the fact that there are no regulatory definitions for advertising words like 'natural' or 'ecofriendly,'" explains Karyn Siegel-Maier, author of The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning (Storey Publishing, 2008). "Of course, if you make your own cleaners, there’s no question about the contents."
Besides being potentially toxic, conventional cleaners cost a lot more than those you make yourself. If you feel like you're somewhat of a homemade-cleaner novice and all the DIY cleaning recipes are overly daunting, never fear.
Karyn Siegel-Maier has suggestions for ingredients that should be in every home green cleaning kit:-