In my continuing quest to use only cleaning products that are safe for the environment and for my family, I stumbled upon Sol-U-Gard, a cleaning spray by EcoSense which uses thyme oil as the active ingredient. Thyme oil is a natural disinfectant/antibacterial and is as effective in eliminating the toughest household germs such as Salmonella and Staph from hard surfaces as any brand-name household cleaner...only without the use of harsh chemicals or phosphates.
Sol-U-Gard comes in a spray bottle, and is super convenient to use. The only caution I'll offer is that since thyme oil is the active ingredient in the formula, it has an extremely strong herbal scent. If you don't like the scent of thyme, this probably isn't the cleaner for you. I'm not a huge fan of thyme, especially since being pregnant this time, and I personally don't care for it in the kitchen; however, I love that my bathroom has a fresh, clean smell when I'm finished cleaning and not a strong chemical smell. Plus, I don't have to worry about it being safe to inhale while pregnant, or about my daughter being right behind me while I clean. I love it for my toilet tank and seat, sink and counters. Just spray and wipe away...no need to rinse and it doesn't leave surfaces sticky!
I highly recommend trying Sol-U-Gard to anyone looking for cleaning alternatives. This one REALLY works!