The cleaning products you use become part of the environment you live in. You breathe them in, you touch them, you wash your plates with them, then they wash down the drain. How much of a difference do eco-friendly cleaning products make?
It’s a fact that eco-friendly cleaning products are much better for your health. The toxins found in regular cleaning products can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, skin irritation and respiratory problems to name a few symptoms. Natural cleaning products don’t contain the irritants that cause these health issues.
If you have kids you should be extra concerned about the cleaning products you use. Kids are explorers, and are constantly putting things in their mouths that don’t belong there. If you’ve been cleaning with products that include bleach, phosphates, and other toxins you know those are ending up in your littlies’ mouths. The same goes for pets, who are often even more sensitive than humans to the effects of these toxic additives.
Eco-friendly cleaning products are an obvious choice for people with sensitive skin and allergies. Enzymes, bleach, brighteners, and perfumes found in regular cleaning products can cause dryness and itchiness, and you could suffer for years without discovering the root of the problem. The solution could be as simple as switching cleaning products!
The effects of toxic cleaning products on humans is bad enough, but what about the environment? Whatever we use for cleaning our homes is inevitably washed down our drains and into our waterways. Eco-friendly cleaning products are biodegradable, as opposed to regular cleaning products which can remain in streams and rivers for years, upsetting the balance of nutrients. In this time they are consumed by animals and enter the food chain.
Switching from regular cleaning products to eco-friendly ones can actually be just as good for your wallet as it is for your health and the environment. If you want to go DIY the key ingredients for most green cleaning recipes are already in your cupboard – baking soda, vinegar and citrus are among the most popular.
Of course, maybe you don’t want to do your own cleaning at all. You’ll be pleased to know that even if you hire a cleaner you can make the eco-friendly choice. TidyMe cleaners use Method cleaning products, which are all natural and leave your house looking and smelling amazing.