All right friends! Bear with us. This is kind of a “first draft” of the cleaning products that are peanut and tree nut free! Since our post earlier this week referencing peanut oil in so many products, we have all been on the hunt for replacements. Our team made many phone calls searching for nut free cleaning products and these are just a few of our findings. We have spoken to Seventh Generation and Method, both companies were very helpful. We’ll be posting more as we reach out to brands that create cleaning supplies for family and home. (I don’t know about you, but our floors need some serious attention.)
Serious, serious disclaimer: As all of us in the allergy community know, this information could change at any time. To be sure you have the most updated information, call the manufacturer with any questions you might have. The information we are sharing with you is the best information we have, but we are not doctors or chemists and we certainly acknowledge room for human error while in conversation with these brands. These are suggested products we’ve found during preliminary research. We have not reviewed any of these products so we cannot endorse them. We’re simply collating a list.
Many of our readers have shared or asked about the presence of milk and other allergens in cleaning products, so please note that the focus of our recent posts was solely on the presences of oils derived from peanuts and tree nuts. Many of these products do still contain coconut. We are continuing to search for products that do not have ANY allergens, including coconut in any form.
And as a disclosure, we’ve used affiliate links in this post. If you click on them and use Amazon to buy any of these products, Scratch or Sniff gets a kickback and that helps us continue to be a resource for the allergy/asthma/eczema community. (So thank you for your support!)
white vinegar – An all-around favorite among Scratch or Sniff writers is WHITE VINEGAR! Floors, counters, bathrooms, tile, refrigerator, you name it, it can all be cleaned with a mixture of vinegar and water. We buy gallons at a time. Use a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water for a quick all purpose or floor cleaning solution. This is a go-to and definitely a perfect cleaning option.
all-purpose cleaner – Kitchen counters, bathroom sink, spot on the floor, the table after dinner… The list goes on! Seventh Generation comes through again with an all-purpose cleaner safe for everyone in your family.
floor mop – A good, old-fashioned, hands and knees floor cleaning is fantastic. But. Convenience is sometimes king and the O’Cedar spray mop is the better option. You can use your own solution and the pads are washable and reusable.
dish soap – This was a huge frustration. Having used Dawn for the longest time, we immediately began a hunt for a safer option! Seventh Generation to the rescue!
dishwasher detergent – Another free and clear option from Method, per a conversation with a Method representative.
hand wash soap – Free and clear per a Method representative.
UPDATE: Seventh Generation has only a few products that are NOT safe for tree nut/peanut allergies. Otherwise, their other scented products are also free of almond oils, peanut oils etc.
The products to steer clear of are:
Containing sweet almond oil-
4X Baby Laundry Detergent (scented)
4X Laundry Detergent Geranium Blossoms & Vanilla
Containing shea butter-
Peppermint Baby Lotion
Chamomile Body Lotion
Lavender Body Lotion
Mandarin Body Lotion
“Grab Green via phone stated they do not use peanuts or tree nuts including oils or derivatives of peanut/tree nuts in any of their products. They have a whole line of cleaning products including dishwasher detergent, laundry and dish soap.” Gina C.
“Biokleen stated that their ‘products contain surfactants from palm oil. We recommend checking with your doctor to see if this is safe for your allergies.'” Gina C.
We’d love to hear more from you and find out what works for your family, and we’ll be sharing some of our favorite homemade recipes. We’re continuing to reach out to brands, and hope to be back with a more comprehensive list soon.
Again, please check ingredients before using them and reach out to your allergist should you have any questions. We’re not doctors or chemists. We’re just your friends on the internet.