As our lives grow busier, it seems like we have less time to choose our cleaning products with care. Companies have increasingly added harsh chemicals and compounds to their cleaning products in order to reduce the amount of time it takes to clean. Thankfully, it’s easier than ever to select green cleaning products that help reduce your impact on the environment.
Additionally, green products clean just as well as those filled with harsh chemicals. A wide variety of green cleaners are available to clean everything from your bathroom to your dining room table. Read on to discover the benefits of switching to environmentally-friendly cleaners!
Help The Environment
Using green products helps reduce your impact on the environment. When you spray chemical cleaners with harsh man-made compounds, you release harmful chemicals into the air. Moreover, the majority of cleaning products end up in our water system in one way or another. Cleaning products made from biodegradable and non-toxic ingredients help lower the amount of damage done to the environment. When combined with other environmentally-conscious decisions, switching to green cleaners means that you are doing your part to help keep our planet clean.
Safeguard Your Health
Harsh chemicals such as bleach can be dangerous when mixed with other cleaning products. Even disregarding these reactions, just the harsh chemical smell can cause children and small pets to face health issues. Chemical poisoning is a real issue that affects thousands of families each year. By using homemade green cleaners or those with all active and inactive ingredients labeled, you can make a smart choice for you and your family’s health.
Increase Your Air Quality
Chemical smells not only permeate throughout your entire home when you clean with traditional cleaners, but they lower the air quality as well. Nearly everyone has one harsh cleaner smell that they can’t stand, like the stench of bleach or glass cleaner. One major advantage of green cleaning products is that they are just as powerful without the overpowering smells.
Many popular homemade green cleaners include essential oils that can make your home smell fantastic while you clean. Even when ingredients have a naturally unpleasant smell, such as vinegar, homemade cleaner recipes call for them to be diluted into water. These smells will not linger in your kitchen or bathroom the same way a chemically “lemon” scent does.
Green Cleaning Is Frugal
Even if you are not creating your own homemade green cleaners, the price of many name brand green cleaning products has dropped over the years. As green cleaning becomes even more popular, expect to see deals and sales for your favorite cleaners, especially during the spring.
However, the most frugal choice is always making your own green cleaner. There are a wide variety of ways you can make your own cleaner, but make sure you understand how each ingredient will interact with each other.
Several common components of homemade green cleaner include:
Peace of Mind
A majority of green cleaning brands make it a point of pride to list all the ingredients in their cleaning products right on the bottle. This allows you to do your own research with ingredients you are unfamiliar with. Many traditional cleaning products go to great lengths to hide their exact chemical formula. With green cleaning products, you will know exactly what is in each cleaner and be able to better determine which cleaners would be right for your family. This is especially true when you make your own cleaner at home - you are in control of every chemical and ingredient that goes into your cleaner!
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