Go green as you clean and all the world, including you, wins!
In our busier than ever lives, it’s easy for us to go with the flow and grab the colorful purposefully packaged bottle and box on the shelf that promises to quickly and conveniently handle all of our cleaning needs.
Be the change you wish to see with your home and earth by taking a gentle stance and pause for a moment before your cleaning purchase and read the ingredient list. Think about what components have been mixed and placed in this product. Do you really know what goes into each neatly marketed container? Do you have any knowledge of the chemicals involved and their impact on long-term health? While some ingredients are “earth-friendly,” other commonly used cleaners can be harmful over time with exposure.
If you do a Google search on the ingredients, you’ll be surprised at the potential health and environmental hazards from using these including products with ammonia such as glass and window cleaners and products with bleach, a household cleaning staple. Ease of use with these neatly pack-aged cleaners potentially comes with a very steep price. Physical issues to our bodies and our precious environment
Below is a checklist of multiple household products that are potentially loaded with chemicals that are harmful to you and our environment.
- All-purpose household cleaners
- Flea and tick treatments
- Dishwashing detergents
- Oven cleaners, grill cleaners
- Antibacterial detergents for dish and hands
- Window and glass cleaners
- Countertop cleaners
- Laundry detergents and softeners
- Toilet bowl cleaners
- Mold and mildew cleaners and stain removers
- Drain cleaners and de-cloggers
- Multi-surface cleaning spray for shower and sink
Living room areas:
- Rug, carpet, and upholstery cleaners
- Air fresheners
- Household foggers
- Furniture polish
There is an earth-friendly, health-affirming way to keep your home and everything else under your care sparkling clean without using potentially toxic and harmful products.
So, what earth-friendly non-toxic products can you use that will get the job done in your home while reducing the risk of reactions, allergies, and health and environmental issues?
You may be surprised that you already have many of these natural and organic items right in your kitchen! (Hint: baking soda and white vinegar!) These natural powerhouse products have shown their merit for all types of cleaning and sanitizing.
If you are time-crunched and crafting household cleaning solutions is not an option you wish to explore or have time for, you are covered! Today there are many organic, natural, and chemical-free cleaning products available at big box stores and your favorite grocery store!
Make your nest a place of abundant thriving and living as you clean with love and chemical-free green products.
Here Are 10 Natural Green Cleaning Products:
Multi-use cleaner, scrubber, and degreaser. Use this to scrub pots and pans, sinks, and bathtubs. You can also use it to neutralize odors in your fridge.
Distilled White Vinegar
Disinfectant and multi-use cleaner for many areas including floors and laundry.
Disinfect, sanitize, deodorize, and removes stains in laundry. Use to prevent and treat mold and mildew.
Liquid Dish Soap
Use as a base for multi-purpose countertop, stovetop, and appliance cleaning and polishing.
Cleaner, polisher, and a gentle scrubber when mixed in a paste.
Lemon and Other Citrus Fruits
All-purpose cleaner, polisher, and deodorizer.
Tea tree, lemon, orange, and lavender are great options as a disinfectant, mildew preventer, sanitizer, laundry booster, and room freshener.
Disinfectant, sanitizer, deodorizer (think front load washers), and degreaser.
Odor control, gentle polish agent, glass cleaner, and leather/suede stain remover.
Borax is a natural mineral that can be used as a multi-use cleaner and is also good for laundry.
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*Originally published on September 9, 2019.
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