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AlmaWin
All purpose washing cream

Automatic dishwasher powder

Cleanut laundry detergent

Dishwashing liquid

Biokleen
All purpose cleaner

Automatic dish gel
Didn't work. (veggydog)
Automatic dish powder

Bac out bathroom cleaner

Bac out drain care

Bac out fabric refresher

Bac out floor cleaner

Bac out septic care

Bac out stain and odor eliminator

Cleaner and degreaser

Dishwash hand liquid

Glass cleaner

Laundry liquid

Laundry powder

Oxygen bleach plus laundry

Produce wash

Rug and carpet shampoo

Soy cream cleaner

Soy solvent

Soy toilet scrub

CitraSolv
All purpose cleaning concentrate

All purpose cleaning ready to use

Castile soaps shadow lake

Dishwashing liquid

Dishwashing powder

Drains and pipes drain enzymatic

Laundry concentrate
I've used a couple bottles of this. It works ok, but doesn't really have a great scent. There's nothing really special about it. I don't even really find that I use less of it, but I don't use much of any detergent. (AC)
Laundry powder

Spot removing spot enzymatic

Window and glass glass surface cleaner

Wood and furniture natural wood and furniture polish

DIY (make your own)
Baking soda
I use baking soda for quite a few things. I've tried it in the dishwasher, but don't know if I noticed a difference. It's great for scrubbing, and cleaning drains. (AC)
I use it to clean the countertops, if there's a stain on them. I also use baking soda to scrub the kitchen sink. (veganrun)
Borax
I (and several others on here) make my own laundry detergent...here's what I do: 2 gallons of water, 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda, 1 bar glycerin or castille soap (I grate it in the food processor), 1/2 cup Dr. Bronner's soap (basically because I like the smell it adds). Boil and cook until the soap melts.  Cool and pour into containers (lotus)
Homemade dishwasher powder: Mix equal parts Borax and Washing Soda (lotus)
Dr. Bronner's
I dilute Dr. Bronner soap and put in an empty spray bottle. I use this to clean the floors, the countertops (if they're not super dirty), and the bathtub. I don't know the dilution--I just added soap until the solution was pretty cloudy and I thought it cleaned well.  (veganrun)
Salt
I like to use kosher salt to scrub the bathtub. I'll spray it with a diluted Dr. Bronner solution, let that sit, sprinkle on salt, then scrub it down. It's like Comet, and wipes away soap scum. (veganrun)
Works with lemon juice to remove rust stains! (AC)
Vinegar
I use ACV mixed with water for mirrors, and white vinegar as a rinsing agent in the dishwasher. I also use it with baking soda for drains, and scrubbing. I've also used it a couple times as a fabric softener in laundry, but don't usually use one. I also use it to clean up stains on the carpet. (AC)
If I'm feeling lazy I'll fill up the bathtub with a thin layer of water, then pour in apple cider vinegar. I let this sit an hour or so, then drain, scrub with sponge, rinse again. Good for soapscum.  (veganrun)
Weed Killer: Mix about 1 quart of Vinegar with 3-4 tbsp dishsoap (or Bronners) in a spray bottle.  Spray directly on weeds.  This works especially well on a really sunny day.  I've killed lots of the dandelions that tried to take over my front yard.  Use 1/2-1 cup vinegar in the laundry rinse instead of fabric softener. (lotus)
I've been using a vinegar/water/lemon mix for bathroom cleaning, and I guess it was ok. I got tired of the smell, though, and it wasn't good at wiping up the hairs that Olen creates all around. (AC)
I use the cheapest white vinegar diluted in hot water to mop my floors.  Initially I just used it on the slate floors, and it was good.  Now I use it on lino and wooden floors and it is fine on these.  I have found this just as good as any other cleaning product I've used before and much cheaper.  Definitely recommend it. (shelloid)
Earth Friendly Products
Baby laundry soap

Carpet shampoo

Counter top cleaner

Creamy cleanser

Dish mate

Duo dish

Earth enzymes

Eco breeze

Floor cleaner

Fruit and veggie wash

Furniture polish

Ice melt

Laundry delicate wash

Laundry detergent

Laundry oxo brite

Non abrasive cleaning towels

Orange plus

Orange plush cleaning towels

Parsley plus

Shower cleaner

Silver polish

Spray starch

Stain and odor remover

Toilet bowl cleaner

Uni fresh

Wave gel
It's important to use rinse aid with the detergent though, so I use this. (veggydog)
Window cleaner

Zainz

Ecover
All purpose cleaner

Bathroom cleaner

Cream scrub

Delicate laundry wash

Dishwasher powder

Dishwasher rinse aid
has a really bad pour spout and gets all over the place when you try to pour it in.  I don't remember how effective it was. (veggydog)
Dishwasher tablets
The only one I've found that works worth a damn (veggydog)
Dishwashing liquid

Fabric softener

Floor soap

Glass and surface cleaner

Laundry powder

Laundry wash
I think I like this better than the 7th gen. It's a much smaller bottle, and a much smaller lid, but it smells a bit cleaner. I'm still searching for the perfect laundry soap, but this isn't bad. (AC)
Limescale remover

Non chlorine bleach liquid

Non chlorine bleach powder

Stain remover

Toilet bowl cleaner
I like this and Mrs. Meyers about equally as much. This was has a more neutralish fresh scent, and it's a bit more bubbly..which makes it seem cleaner. No problems. (AC)
Etsy
I've been toying with the idea of making my own laundry detergent recently, but Andy's not really into it. Apparently a woman at his work makes her own and he says she smells really bad...so....I found this seller on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/showertreatsoap?ref=seller_info I just ordered the the powdered detergent in lilac.  I'll report back as soon as I try it out! (erinmonster)
Method
I love everything I've tried! The price is right, and the products are effective! (sb)
All purpose cleaner
I love the pink grapefruit scent. It makes cleaning unbelievably fun. (sb)
Daily shower spray
I used to use this all the time, but haven't bought it in a while. Pungent smell! (sb)
I don't think I like this. I'm not a huge fan of the smell, and I didn't notice it doing anything. (AC)
Foaming hand wash
comes in several scents. I always get unscented. This is pretty cool, but I prefer the gel stuff. (sb)
Gel hand wash
I bought this all the time and once I found a gigantic refill bottle of this at Costco. I still have some left after 2 years, and it's the BEST. (sb)
Glass and surface cleaner
This stuff is good, but I tend to use homemade glass cleaner these days. (sb)
Home cleaning antibacterial bathroom
This stuff works pretty well and smells great. (sb)
Home cleaning dish

Home cleaning floor

Home cleaning kitchen cleaner
I always use the unscented stuff, but they always have new/different scents you can try. Good product! (sb)
Home cleaning kits

Home cleaning mop and floor

Home cleaning multi surface cleaner

Home cleaning wipes
Love 'em. (sb)
Laundry detergents

Laundry dryer sheets

Laundry fabric softeners

Laundry kits

Squirt and mop floor cleaner
This is what I used on my hardwood floors when I lived in California. Awesome stuff. (sb)
Stainless steel cleaner
This is the only product I was disappointed with. The commercial stuff works so much better than this. (sb)
Mrs. Meyers
Household all purpose cleaner

Household all purpose soap bar

Household automatic dish packs

Household countertop spray
(orange clove scent) After using a mix of vinegar/water/lemon for a while, I feel like this spray is so much better. I love the seasonal scent, the spray is good, and it seemed to work well. Definitely more expensive than making own, but I've been happy with most Mrs. Meyers products. (AC)
Household dish soap
I have the unscented one and I really like it.  I'm sensitive to perfumes so I'm really thankful for this!  It gets nice and sudsy, and just a little bit cleans a lot of dishes. (icephrosty)
I'm using the basil scented, and I like it. It doesn't really smell like basil, but it smells nice. It doesn't seem to foam up a ton, so I'm not sure how I like its performance, but not bad. (AC)
Household dishwasher liquid
I have the lemon verbena, and it is SO STRONG. I will never buy it again. It's very concentrated, and I guess works better than some, but it leaves the smell on the dishes! I can't even put certain things in there, because it contaminates the food on the clean dishes with the scent. It's gross. I just want to finish the bottle, and be done. I don't know if other scents are different, but I'll stay away from it for dishes. (AC)
Household liquid hand soap
I really love the basil scent. It's my favorite hand soap. It doesn't seem drying. (AC)
Household shower cleaner

Household surface scrub

Household surface wipes

Household toilet bowl cleaner
I have the lavender. I really like it. It seems to clean fine, and the smell is good. I like it. (AC)
Household window cleaner

Laundry detergent

Laundry dryer sheets

Laundry fabric softener

Laundry kits

What do you all use for laundry?

We use Eco Store laundry detergent and it's amazing.  Seriously, my husband is one of the dirtiest, smelliest people I know and even his gross work clothes come out of the wash smelling great. It's super effective and makes clothes feel and smell lovely, and because you don't need to use much, it's not really that much more expensive than the standard chemical-filled rubbish.

http://www.ecostore.co.nz/products/laundry/ultra_laundry_liquid.html

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Seventh Generation Dishwashing Gel

I didn't like this at all.  I pretty much had to wash the dishes by hand before putting them in the dishwasher or they would still have stuff stuck to them after.  I thought I just had a crappy dishwasher until I changed from Seventh Generation to Trader Joe's.

Trader Joe's Powdered Dishwashing Detergent

This works really well.  It cleans the dishes and doesn't leave a film.  Really cheap with no phosphates!

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Seventh Generation Dishwashing Gel

I didn't like this at all.  I pretty much had to wash the dishes by hand before putting them in the dishwasher or they would still have stuff stuck to them after.  I thought I just had a crappy dishwasher until I changed from Seventh Generation to Trader Joe's.

Trader Joe's Powdered Dishwashing Detergent

This works really well.  It cleans the dishes and doesn't leave a film.  Really cheap with no phosphates!

I had the same problem with the Seventh Generation soap.

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That same thing happened for me with the 7gen gel, but I've had good luck with the powder.

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I've been toying with the idea of making my own laundry detergent recently, but Andy's not really into it.  Apparently a woman at his work makes her own and he says she smells really bad...so....
I found this seller on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/showertreatsoap?ref=seller_info
I just ordered the the powdered detergent in lilac.  I'll report back as soon as I try it out!

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I tried a bunch of dishwasher detergents that didn't work (including Seventh Generation and Biokleen).  The only one I've found that works worth a damn is Ecover Dishwasher Tablets.  (I think I learned about it back when VegWeb had a formal product reviews section.)
It's important to use rinse aid with the detergent though; I use Earth Friendly Products WaveJet.  I tried the Ecover rinse aid, but it has a really bad pour spout and gets all over the place when you try to pour it in.  I don't remember how effective it was.

Question for the folks who make their own laundry detergent: why do you have to grate and melt solid Castille soap, instead of just using the liquid stuff in the first place?

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Baking soda/water apparently also works for cleaning corroded car batteries! Amazing stuff.

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Method Products: I love everything I've tried! The price is right, and the products are effective!

all purpose cleaning and disinfecting wipes: Love 'em.

anti-bacterial bathroom cleaner: This stuff works pretty well and smells great.

anti-bacterial kitchen cleaner: I always use the unscented stuff, but they always have new/different scents you can try. Good product!

gel hand wash: I bought this all the time and once I found a gigantic refill bottle of this at Costco. I still have some left after 2 years, and it's the BEST.

foaming hand wash: comes in several scents. I always get unscented. This is pretty cool, but I prefer the gel stuff.

all purpose cleaner: I love the pink grapefruit scent. It makes cleaning unbelievably fun.

glass + surface cleaner: This stuff is good, but I tend to use homemade glass cleaner these days.

daily shower spray: I used to use this all the time, but haven't bought it in a while. Pungent smell!

squirt & mop wood floor cleaner: This is what I used on my hardwood floors when I lived in California. Awesome stuff.

stainless steel cleaner: This is the only product I was disappointed with. The commercial stuff works so much better than this.

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What do you all use for laundry?

I use the trader joe's lavender scented stuff. Works good, but I wish there was an unscented version.

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