The Benefits of Using Eco Friendly Cleaning Products
Are you wondering why so many people are making the switch to eco-friendly cleaning products?
There are so many reasons to ditch store bought cleaning products. Just like switching to an eco-friendly laundry routine, natural cleaning products are another great place to start or continue your eco-friendly journey and are not only much better for you and our family, but for our planet, too.
What are the benefits of using them?
1. No toxic chemicals
Unlike store bought cleaning products that contain labels such as ‘Toxic’ and ‘Keep away from children’ and contain chemicals such as chlorine, ammonia, and formaldehyde, green cleaning products are free of any harsh chemicals. This means no itchy skin, runny nose or coughing - all side effects that can be associated with harmful chemicals.
2. Better for your allergies
Household chemical cleaners can penetrate our skin (our biggest organ) which means it quickly absorbs harmful chemicals that can affect our bodily functions and general health.
Eco-friendly cleaning products are hypo-allergenic, making them safe for any family member with allergies as they reduce if not remove the risk of any skin allergies or irritations. One of the first things a lot of people who switch to natural cleaning products mention is that any symptoms such as headaches, rashes and sneezing ‘mysteriously’ disappear once they have done away with chemical cleaners.
3. Better for your breathing and better for your nose
Breathing in the residue left behind by chemical spray cleaners can increase the risk of asthma as well as aggravate any existing respiratory issues. Don’t forget that asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses and is a leading cause of missed school days.
Eco-friendly cleaning products reduce the amount of chemicals released into the air in your home. This is due to their ingredients and the fact they are also naturally scented by essential oils. The scents of green cleaning products leave your home feeling naturally fresh rather than leaving harsh and lingering chemical scents or odors
4. Better for your wallet
There are still many people who view eco-friendly cleaning products as being more expensive than store bought ones and that if you buy natural cleaning products, they won’t give you the same clean and that they aren’t antibacterial and anti-fungal.
Prices of eco-friendly cleaning products have become more competitive due to an ever increasing demand. What’s more, you can often tackle multiple cleaning jobs with just a few natural cleaning products which means you don’t have to worry about having a cupboard full of cleaning products or getting bleach on your clothes as you switch between bottles as you’re cleaning.
5. Safe for the environment
We can’t forget that whatever liquids we have leftover when we’re done with cleaning. If we use chemical cleaners, we end up draining all those chemicals into our waterways.
According to a National Poison Control Center annual report, household cleaners were one of the top five substance classes. Small children and our pets are especially vulnerable to higher exposure of chemicals due to their size. Eco-friendly products are free of harmful chemicals and are also not tested on animals making them much safer and kinder to our wildlife as well as our planet’s waterways.
6. Reduce waste
Chemical cleaners tend to come in single use plastic bottles and some even use plastic that isn’t recyclable (depending on your local town’s recycling guidelines) so that ends up in more landfill waste and then we’d be off to the supermarket to repeat the process.
Green cleaning products are exactly that, a greener choice for us and our planet. It’s common knowledge that eco-friendly companies are big advocates of reducing, reusing and recycling by focusing on producing toxic-free products and reducing excess use of water and raw materials.
Eco-friendly cleaning products also tend to come with a zero-waste bottle and then you simply buy refills so that you can cut down on unnecessary waste.
7. Use fewer antibacterial products
According to the FDA, washing with antibacterial soaps isn’t any better than using a regular soap. What’s more, the American Medical Association (AMA) found that overusing antibacterials can promote bacterial resistance which includes reducing the effectiveness of any antibiotics we may need to take.
Antibacterials such as triclosan can lead to hormonal and thyroid issues. Using natural cleaning products reduces your reliance on antibacterials and helps you remove store bought cleaning products that claim to remove 99.9% of germs and bacteria without telling you any of the other issues they may cause.
8. Ingredients you know
Did you know that manufacturers of mass-produced cleaning products aren’t required by the U.S. government to divulge ingredients? This means that there is a possibility that manufacturers aren’t listing a portion of their ingredients for numerous reasons.
Small businesses producing natural cleaning products are more transparent and make it their policy to be so. As green cleaning products have fewer ingredients that are familiar to all of us as well as easy to pronounce, you won’t have to worry about wondering what is in your eco-friendly cleaning products.
Our Favorite Eco Friendly Cleaning Products
Whether you've been using all-natural cleaners for a while or are just starting out on your journey, this cleaning starter kit with bathroom cleaner, multi-surface cleaner and dish soap has you covered.
Made in the USA, all are specially and naturally formulated to tackle all of your home's mess without any chemicals, parabens or sulfates meaning they are kind to you, your family and our planet, too.
All cleaners come with a zero-waste 16oz aluminum spray bottle with refills available for purchase as needed.
Ingredients: (Multi-Surface Cleaner): Water, Naturally Derived Surfactant (from coconut and palm oil), Hydrogen Peroxide, Citric Acid, Organic Lemon Essential Oil (for aromas), Baking Soda
100% natural all multi-purpose cleaner that is tough on dirt but soft and safe on you.
Made from all-natural ingredients, this spray can be used on household surfaces and even around babies making it a great choice for everyday use to care for your home, family, and our planet.
Ingredients: Organic Saponified Oils (Coconut, Olive & Jojoba), Lemongrass Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Euclayptus Oil, and Organic Aloe Vera.
This all-natural and biodegradable multi-surface cleaning spray will make doing the housework much more enjoyable by effectively cleaning any hard surface while freshening up your home, too.
This dual-purpose multi-surface cleaner has an enhanced ability to clean hard surfaces around your home and still be safe for you, your family and our planet.
This reusable and zero waste 16oz spray bottle ships empty and is accompanied by a waste-reducing recyclable plastic 1oz concentrated bottle refill.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Naturally Derived Surfactant, Lavender Oil, Washing Soda, Olive Oil Soap, Coconut Oil Soap, Patchouli Oil, Avocado Oil Soap, Castor Oil Soap, and Lemongrass Oil.