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A trip down the cleaning aisle in the grocery store can be a little overwhelming. Any product can call itself “green” or “natural,” but how do you really know which ones are safe for the environment and your family? We made sure that every one of the dozens of products on our reader survey is as green as its manufacturer claims. For help, we turned to our friends at Whole Foods Market, who have created an Eco-Scale rating system of cleaning products. They place ingredients in different eco-friendly categories: red (products containing those ingredients are not carried at Whole Foods Market), orange, yellow, and green (the highest, most eco-friendly level). For a product to be considered for a KIWI award, it had to clear the orange level, which means that it can currently be sold at Whole Foods Market and it contains ingredients KIWI staff feel comfortable recommending to families. (You can find the Whole Foods Market Eco-Scale at wholefoodsmarket.com/eco-scale.)

In the kitchen

Dish soap

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Dishwasher liquid

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Dishwasher powder

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Dishwasher pellets

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Rinsing agent

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Oven cleaner

#1: Nature Clean

Other winners:

Countertop cleaner

#1: Method

Other winners:

Stainless steel cleaner

#1: Earth Friendly Products

Other winners:

In the bathroom

Tub and tile cleaner

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Glass cleaner

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Toilet bowl cleaner

#1: Clorox Green Works

Other winners:

For floor and furniture

Carpet and upholstery cleaner

#1: Clorox Green Works

Other winners:

Hardwood and linoleum cleaner

#1: Method

Other winners:

Wood and furniture polish

#1: Method

Other winners:

For laundry

Liquid or powder detergent

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Whitening detergent

#1: Clorox Green Works

Other winners:

Fabric softener

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Dryer sheets

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Baby laundry detergent

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

Stain remover

#1: Clorox Green Works

Other winners:

For anywhere

All-purpose spray

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

All-purpose gel, cream, or powder

#1: 20 Mule Team Borax

Other winners:

Air freshener

#1: Citrus Magic

Other winners:

All-purpose wipes

#1: Seventh Generation

Other winners:

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