Eco Cleaning / Green Cleaning Services

Try out our Mean Green Cleans™ today by booking a Domestic Cleaning Service with Green Cleaning / Eco-Friendly Cleaning at Raquel’s Home Services, enjoy our special blend of natural ingredients, and benefit from superior cleaning power without compromising your health, supported by clinical research.

Natural cleaning agents we use for Domestic Cleaning services with Green Cleaning / Eco Cleaning:

  • Essential Oil Combinations (your choices of any of lemon-myrtle, eucalyptus, orange, sage, patchouli, tea-tree, lavender, peppermint,  clove, cedar oils, a blend of any essential oils your choosing; or leave it to the professionals to decide.)
  • Extra pet safe essential oils of lemongrass, lavendar, cedar, and sage oils are available!
  • Vinegar / Acetic Acid
  • Borax (for its antimicrobial and antifungal properties)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (not used in conjunction with vinegar but separately)
  • Detergent
  • Steam

Household cleaning chemicals we use for standard Domestic Cleaning services:

  • Bleach
  • Surface Cleaner/Floor Cleaner/Disinfectant with
    benzalkonium chloride
  • Gumption
  • Detergent
  • Steam

Eco Cleaning/Green Cleaning Services

Our Eco Cleaning / Green Cleaning Services are designed to not only provide a spotless and clean environment, but also to prioritise the health of our clients, without compromising on cleaning quality or safety, as well as the planets.

Utilizing steam mops, steam cleaning tools, and natural products such as essential oils like eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, oranges, and lemons, as well as white and apple cider vinegar, borax, and bi-carb soda, we ensure your home remains pristine and free from harmful chemicals.

You get all the benefits of a regular cleaning service at the same price, but with the added assurance of a clean and green approach.

Using natural essential oils and fragrances in the steam cleaning process (e.g. Your choice of lemon-myrtle, eucalyptus, orange, sage, patchouli, tea-tree, lavender, peppermint, clove, cedar, oils in the steam mopping process to keep your house smelling beautiful and fresh.)

And using natural and/or less toxic and harmful cleaning agents in the cleaning process as well, as opposed to toxic and/or harsh chemical cleaning agents (E.g. substituting the use of Bleach, "Floor Cleaner", "Surface Cleaner", "Disinfectant" (all of which usually have a main active cleaning ingredient of benzalkonium chloride) with vinegar, borax, bicarbonate soda, tea tree oil, lemongrass, cedar oil and clove oil as a floor cleaner)

We care about the environment, your health, as well as your loved one's, childrens and pet's health and well-being. That's why we use eco-friendly cleaning products as standard that are safe for your property and the planet in our green cleaning and eco-cleaning bookings.

Our eco-cleaning service is optional and comes as an alternative set of chemicals that are used instead of the regular set of household chemicals used in our regular domestic cleaning service bookings which we also provide. If the client wants the use of harsher and/or non-natural chemical cleaning agents such as Bleach, "Floor cleaner"/"Surface cleaner"/"Disinfectant" agents (E.g. Pine-O-Cleen Floor Cleaner/Surface Cleaner/Disinfectant /w benzalkonium chloride), then the customer must notify their appointment setter for their requirements or preferences of the use of regular chemical agents rather than green cleaning agents to be used in a regular domestic cleaning service prior to the commencement of the service.

If clients would like their own cleaning chemicals to be used instead of our own, this may be arranged as well.

If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of Green Cleaning for a healthier household without compromising on cleaning effectiveness, and explore academic studies endorsing the effectiveness of natural cleaning products against typical household bacteria, fungi, and even methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (a superbug commonly found in hospitals),
you can also
click here.

The Unpleasant Reality of Mainstream Cleaning Supplies and Avoiding Harmful Chemicals

Maintaining a clean and inviting home is a universal desire. However, this goal shouldn’t come at the expense of your well-being. Ensuring that the products you use are gentle on both your health and the environment is crucial.

Many commercial cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can contaminate indoor air and lead to various health issues, such as skin irritation and allergic reactions. Beyond these immediate effects, exposure to VOCs can also result in headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Thankfully, there’s a safer option available. Opting for green cleaning products allows you to achieve cleanliness without jeopardizing your family’s health.

By choosing eco-friendly alternatives, you can achieve the same level of cleanliness without exposing yourself to harmful chemicals. Simple ingredients like baking soda and vinegar can serve as effective substitutes for commercial cleaners, safeguarding your family’s health while also being budget-friendly.

Regardless of the cleaning products you use, proper ventilation is essential. Opening windows and running a fan for at least 30 minutes post-cleaning can help dissipate harsh odors and circulate fresh air.

Try out our Mean Green Cleans™ today by booking a Domestic Cleaning Service with Green Cleaning / Eco-Friendly Cleaning at Raquel’s Home Services, enjoy our special blend of natural ingredients, and benefit from superior cleaning power without compromising your health, supported by clinical research.
Raquel’s Home Services’ Hourly Rate Guarantee
Not happy with the service you paid for? Worry not! At Raquel’s Home Services, we promise a hassle-free experience. If we find that our cleaners didn’t uphold our strict cleaning standards, and you can show evidence of the problems encountered, we’ll send a cleaner back to your designated address free of charge to ensure the work is completed to your satisfaction!

“Constant exposure to these chemicals[Regular household cleaning chemicals] can create a build up in our bodies, which can lead to some pretty scary health defects including weakened immunity, hormonal imbalances, reduced fertility and an increased risk of cancer.” – From article “Is Scotchgard Safe?” at

      “Remarkably, lemongrass EOs completely inhibited all MRSA[Methicillin Resistant Staphycoccus Aureus] growth on the plate. Lemon myrtle, Mountain savory, Cinnamon bark and Melissa EOs showed a significant inhibition.” ().
     “Investigations performed by Zouhir et al. demonstrated lemongrass essential oil can eradicate the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in vitro ().”  (Gao et al., 2020).
     “Topical tea tree oil regimens show similar efficacy to standard treatments for decolonizing the body from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus” (Kairey et al., 2023).
      “Lemon myrtle oil was shown to possess significant antimicrobial activity against the organisms Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Aspergillus niger, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Propionibacterium acnes comparable to its major component-citral.” 
(Hayes AJ, Markovic B., 2002).
      “LEO[Lavender Essential Oil] appears to be an efficient enhancer of the well-known antiseptic OCT against MRSA strains.”
(Kwiatkowski et al., 2019).
       “The results demonstrated that eugenol[Clove Essential Oil]  could effectively inhibit the growth of S. aureus and E. coli, and is therefore a potential  natural antibacterial agent for controlling foodborne diseases induced by S. aureus and E.”  (Jingwen et al., 2023).
      Our results showed that CEO[Cedar Essential Oil] had strong antibacterial effectiveness against the growth of M. luteus and S. marcescens on the  bread, carrot, and celery models. … Our results also showed antifungal activity of CEO against P. aurantiogriseum, P. expansum, P. chrysogenum, and P. italicum growing on the bread model.” (Kačániová et al., 2022)
     The current study demonstrated that a blend of EOs[Essential Oils] of orange, patchouli, peppermint, and clary sage, provides greater growth inhibition of P. aeruginosa, S. aureus, Str. pneumoniae, and A. brasiliensis than an air freshener, and similar inhibition to a liquid soap, and a body spray … Blending these four essential oils provided a wider antimicrobial benefit than observed by its individual single oils.”
(Paula et al., 2017).

What’s Included in Our Green Cleaning Service?

  • Vacuuming & Mopping: Completing the cleaning process by vacuuming and mopping floors to remove dust and dirt.
  • Steam Cleaning: Utilizing our trademarked high-pressure green steam cleaning methods to effectively remove dirt, grime, and bacteria from various surfaces, leaving them sanitized and refreshed.
  • Cleaning the Bedrooms: Tidying up and dusting bedrooms, making beds, and ensuring a clean and welcoming environment.
  • Cleaning the Bathrooms: Ensuring bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, including scrubbing showers, sinks, and toilets.
  • Cleaning the Kitchen: This involves tidying up and sanitizing the kitchen area, including wiping down surfaces and appliances.
  • Cleaning the Living Spaces: Vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting living areas to maintain cleanliness and comfort.
  • Cleaning the Toilets: Scrubbing and sanitizing toilets to ensure they are hygienic and fresh.
  • Cobweb and dust removal: Thoroughly eliminating cobwebs and dust to maintain cleanliness and freshness.
  • Cleaning the Sinks: Wiping down and sanitizing sinks in bathrooms and kitchens to remove grime and bacteria.
  • Cleaning the Stovetop: Thoroughly cleaning and degreasing the stovetop to keep it in top condition for cooking.
  • Additional Extras may be added to your cleaning package, such as deep cleaning services.
Book 4 hours of standard domestic cleaning as a weekly or fortnightly recurring service, get 1hrs worth of home help and deep cleaning services, and 3 hours of standard domestic cleaning in your 4 hour package for no extra charge!
Let Raquel’s Home Services be your extra pair of hands around the home and office!

Deep cleaning services  and Home Help services we do in a regularly booked 4 hr weekly or fortnightly domestic cleaning:

Window cleaning
Fridge cleaning
Oven cleaning
Walls & ceiling cleaning
Spot carpet stain removal
Door cleaning
Mirror cleaning
Laundry and Drying (own wash/dry facilities must be provided)
Wiping down pictureframes
Cleaning skirtings and cornices
Patio/veranda/outdoor entertainment area cleaning
Housekeeping Chores (Laundry, Garbage, Dishewashing)
Meal preparation
Pantry cleaning
Mowing (own mower must be provided)
Gardening/pruning/watering plants

Frequently Asked Questions about our Green Cleaning Services!

Certainly! Our standard domestic cleaning service includes the use of regular ISO approved household cleaning chemicals. However, if you prefer eco-friendly options, we offer an optional Green cleaning service with alternative chemicals for your convenience.

You can easily set up recurring cleaning services on our booking platform, with no long-term contracts required.

Absolutely! Please let us know in advance about your pets, and we’ll inform our cleaning team accordingly. During cleaning, we kindly ask that all pets be relocated from the designated cleaning area for their safety and comfort.

No, your presence is not required. Simply leave a key and entry instructions in the Request a Service form, and our team will handle the rest with confidentiality and professionalism.

We offer a variety of cleaning services, including regular domestic cleaning, office cleaning, commercial cleaning, NDIS cleaning, and deep cleaning. Choose specific services or opt for a comprehensive deep clean tailored to your needs. Click here to see a full list of our services and prices.

Our pricing options include flat rate (for bond cleaning only) and hourly rate. Receive an instant quote using our online form.

Booking is quick and easy. Fill out our form and make payment over the phone to confirm your booking. Make a booking online by clicking here and filling out the form.

 We accept cash, Direct Bank Transfer, and PayID.

We offer flexible booking options. Contact us for late-night or early-morning services.

Are cleaning supplies included? Our team brings their own eco-friendly supplies and equipment. If you have preferred products, let us know, and we’ll accommodate your requests.

Our cleaning products are eco-friendly and have a mild scent. If you have specific preferences regarding cleaning supplies, please inform us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.


 Absolutely! Our skilled team brings all necessary equipment.

 Yes, we use only eco-friendly products safe for both children and pets. You can also request extra Pet-Safe essential oils for added peace of mind.

The duration depends on your home’s size and services required. Our team will discuss this with you beforehand.

To find out more, chat with Raquel's Home Services today by calling us on 0474 167 415.

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Amazing service and value for money. One phone call and everything was booked - so easy. They attended at the exact destination promptly and cleaned the house to perfection. Would 10000% recommend.
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Amazing service and value for money. One phone call and everything was booked - so easy. They attended at the exact destination promptly and cleaned the house to perfection. Would 10000% recommend.
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Raquel did a cleaning on my girlfriend's home in Lismore before the rental inspection. The real estate said the house never looked better. So we will use her everytime and go to the beach for the day like we did last week. Life is awesome when you have a reliable home cleaner for inspections. No more stress 🙂 thanks heaps for helping us
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I recently hired Raquel from Raquel's Home Services, and I am beyond impressed with the results. From start to finish, the experience was seamless and professional. Firstly, scheduling was a breeze. Their team was accommodating and flexible, ensuring that the cleaning appointment fit into my schedule without any hassle. My home was left clean and smelling wonderful with the essential oils she incorporates into her steam cleaning process. She was punctual and came fully prepared with all the necessary equipment and supplies. What stood out to me the most was her attention to detail. Not only was the quality of her work outstanding, but she was courteous and respectful. She was attentive to my specific cleaning preferences and went above and beyond to ensure my satisfaction. Overall, I couldn't be happier with the service provided by Raquel's Home Services. They have truly set the standard for professionalism and excellence in the cleaning industry. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of top-notch cleaning services, and for people sensitive to chemical cleaning agents.
Karen Hazan
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I have used Rachel’s cleaning services for a few months now and have always been really pleased with her work .I would highly recommend this service. Great quality and efficiency !
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Narelle Edwards
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I choose to try Raquel out of all the various cleaners advertising because of "the extra pair of hands" and that's exactly what she's been. My entire home had descended into chaos over a long period and I desperately needed help cleaning and restoring order. I'm reasonably fit & capable, just time poor; Raquel has been wonderful going above and beyond, and getting through the work faster than I could given the same time. This has been the best investment in my wellbeing I could possibly have made.
Liz Lewis
Liz Lewis
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A rare cleaning gem is Raquel, she is very professional and gets the job done. Very good value for money and I would recommend her cleaning service to anyone.
Tenielle Bryant
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We are lucky enough to be supported with a regular service by this fantastic local business. Not only are the staff kind, efficient and detail oriented in their work, but they are reliable and trustworthy. They are easy to communicate with and flexible when able. I highly recommend their services. Thank you for all you do to support our family.
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Racquel is great at what she does . She is a great cleaner !
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Really kind and caring team. Ky in particular was super helpful and accomodating
Sandra Shields Bell
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"Racquel is the ultimate cleaner! She had the best equipment and eco cleaning supplies. She has an amazing eye for detail and does a beautiful job. I would highly recommend Racquel."
Brad Maxwell
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I had gardening done and found Raquel's Home Services to be very efficient and tidy. All work was done on time with good results.
Trent Costello
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Raquel cleaned our house and my wife and I thought the job she did was wonderful. Lovely to come home to a clean house with 6 of us living here and not finding the time to clean the house Recommend her services.
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cleaning services are of very high standard and care and consideration with everything.

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