There are dangerous chemicals in your household cleaning products, like dishwashing liquid, toilet bowl cleaner, and even air fresheners. It seems impossible to escape all these toxins.
However, there are options that are safe and effective at cleaning. Switching to green cleaning products have lots of surprising benefits beyond just cleaning your house. Keep reading to learn why you should make the switch today.
1. Non-Toxic Ingredients
Even if you childproof your cupboard doors, children will find a way to break in. Natural household cleaning supplies are non-toxic, meaning they’re less harmful if accidentally swallowed.
You won’t have to worry about dangerous chemical reactions as well. Traditional cleaning products can make deadly fumes when mixed together. Not all companies disclose every ingredient in their products, meaning you don’t know what could happen.
Many green cleaning products are so gentle that your children can pick up a sponge and help out! These products not only smell better, but they also don’t cause stains or chemical burns.
2. Homemade Household Cleaning Supplies are Cheaper
Homemade cleaning products are made from a combination of white vinegar, baking soda, water, and essential oils. Because you already have these items on hand, you’ll never have to make a special trip to the store when you run out.
Green cleaning products used to be expensive, but as technology advanced, these products became cheaper. Especially if you buy in bulk, the price is comparable to purchasing traditional household cleaners.
3. Better for the Environment
Most green cleaning products are eco-friendly, meaning they use ingredients that won’t pollute the air or water. Companies like Private Level Cleaning Products use plant-based ingredients in their cleaning supplies.
Traditional cleaning agents decompose very slowly, polluting the environment and waterways.
Also, environmentally-friendly cleaning products usually come in recyclable packages. And if you make your own products, you’ll cut down on plastic waste from reusing cleaning bottles.
4. Have a Healthier Home
Antibacterial cleaning agents may be contributing to disrupted hormone signaling and stronger bacteria strains. Thankfully, natural household cleaning supplies usually don’t contain antibacterials or other hormone-disrupting chemicals.
Additionally, exposure to germs helps build a stronger immune system, especially in children. Some scientists speculate that the chemicals in traditional cleaning products can build up in your body, making you sick in the long term.
Natural cleaning products are also better for people with asthma and allergies. They don’t contain ammonia, acetone, or other irritating chemicals. This is especially important for laundry detergents and other things that come directly in contact with skin.
5. More Storage Space
Traditional cleaning supplies have you buying products for wood, glass, porcelain, and more. Green cleaners are usually multi-purpose, meaning one bottle will replace the four or five bottles you currently have.
There really is no need to have a cleaning product for every surface of your home. The cleaning formulas are so similar that it doesn’t make much difference.
Clean Your Home Naturally
Save money and feel better by using natural household cleaning supplies. They’re easy to make and gentle enough for children to use.
Do you use green cleaners? Let us know why you made the switch in the comments below!