We know you care about the environment, but sometimes it’s hard to know how you can make a difference. The good news is there’s a simple way to make things better. Go green at home! Green cleaning solutions are more effective and affordable than ever before, so now’s the time to make a change.
You’re busy organising family life, so you need products you can trust at prices you can afford. Here are 10 reasons why you won’t regret switching to eco-friendly cleaning products:
They help create a non-toxic environment in your home
You already know that most of the cleaning products you buy at the supermarket are made with harsh chemicals. If not, check the labels and you’ll see words like toxic, danger, poison and corrosive on many of the products you rely on to keep your home fresh and clean.
Inevitably these harsh chemicals leave traces wherever you use them, whether it’s a chemical smell in the bathroom or a chalky residue on your carpet. You, your children and your pets all absorb these chemical traces, and they can cause health problems from skin allergies to respiratory issues.
Green cleaning solves this problem at a stroke. With safe, non-toxic ingredients, green products mean you have one less thing to worry about.
They reduce the risk of nasty accidents
We keep traditional cleaning products away from children and pets for a reason: they’re dangerous. They must be shut away in child-proof cupboards out of reach of tiny hands. You don’t want to think about what would happen if there was an accident.
It’s all too easy to make a mistake, maybe mixing bleach and ammonia when you’re cleaning the toilet. The next thing you know you’re in hospital after choking in a cloud of toxic chlorine gas.
After an experience like that, choosing green cleaning products is a no-brainer. Without traditional toxic cleaning products in the house, everyone in your house is safer.
They don’t destroy the bacteria we need to stay healthy
A lot of the cleaning products we buy today have anti-bacterial ingredients that promise to protect our families from sickness and disease. Unfortunately, the chemicals used in these products can’t tell the difference between the bad bacteria that makes us ill and good bacteria we need to be healthy.
Good bacteria help to prevent asthma, eczema, allergies and other autoimmune disorders in your family. The mild ingredients found in eco-friendly products help to protect our bodies from the bad bacteria without killing these good bacteria. It’s good news for your family, and for the health of the nation as well.
They help improve the environment for everyone
On a more positive note, clean and green solutions have a much better impact on the environment. As well as having non-toxic ingredients that make your home a safer place to be, they don’t pollute the air, the water supply or the food chain.
Because they don’t use harsh chemicals, eco-friendly cleaning products break down safely after they’ve been used and don’t cause problems for the environment once they’ve been washed down the drain. This means they help make the world a better, less polluted planet for everyone.
They’re free from synthetic fragrances
Most manufacturers use synthetic fragrances to cover the smell of the chemical ingredients in their cleaning products. We’ve become so used to them that many of us associate the smell of a synthetic fragrance with a clean home.
But actually, researchers have discovered that the chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are bad for our health. They may contain phthalates, substances that have been linked to a whole range of health problems.
Air fresheners are also a problem. Many of them contains xylene, a neurotoxin and possible reproductive toxin that isn’t good for you or your family.
A great green alternative to synthetic fragrances is using essential oils to keep things smelling sweet. Reliable eco-friendly products will contain essential oils to keep your home fresh and free from these chemicals in future.
They make it easier to re-use plastic packaging
Another big plus of eco-friendly cleaning brands is that they offer refills so that you can re-use plastic cleaning bottles. It takes a lot of energy to make plastic from oil, so reducing the number of bottles your family uses is good for the environment.
When you have the option to buy refills there’s no need to throw out the plastic bottles you already have. If everyone did this there would be a few million less plastic bottles in landfill, each of which takes hundreds of years to break down. Green cleaning is definitely the way to go!
They make green cleaning easier
In the past, when people talked about green and clean solutions they often meant using simple ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to clean the house.
While those options can be effective, it often takes a lot of elbow grease to get rid of tough stains. Today’s green cleaning products use new innovations to boost their effectiveness. For example, some green cleaning solutions are manufactured to be negatively-charged so that they maximise their natural attraction to dirt. This means you don’t have to scrub hard to get things clean with gentler green ingredients.
Used in combination with micro-fibre cloths, green cleaning solutions can out-perform traditional cleaners. They also prevent surfaces getting dirty again so easily because the negatively-charged surface they leave behind naturally repels dirt. Clever, eh?
You can choose from a range of specialist green cleaning products
Another big advance in green cleaning technology is the availability of specialist cleaners that target tricky cleaning challenges like carpets, ovens and blocked drains. These cleaning products are traditionally the ones with the highest levels of toxic, corrosive chemicals that damage the environment and risk your family’s health.
The availability of modern green cleaning options means that you can shift oven grease, freshen up carpets and clear smelly drains without having to compromise on the safety of your home. That’s a big relief!
They’re not bio-accumulative
Most of the time you focus on the health of your family, using cleaning products that remove dirt and harmful bacteria from the home environment so that no one gets sick. But in doing so, you expose yourself to small doses of harsh chemicals that over time may damage your health.
Toxic chemicals are bio-accumulative, meaning that they build up bit by bit in your body’s tissues, increasing your risk of serious health problems, including respiratory disease and asthma to cancer. Switching to eco-friendly cleaning solutions drastically reduces that risk. Isn’t it time you thought about green cleaning for your own sake?
They’re easy to purchase online
Before the Internet it was difficult to find trustworthy eco-friendly solutions, but now they’re just a mouse click away. Online review sites can help you find effective, trustworthy products based on others’ experiences, so you can pick the ones that suit you best.
Ordering online means you can choose the products you need when you need them and they will be delivered to you by post. No more carrying heavy bottles back from the supermarket – the postman can do it for you!
Because many eco cleaning companies sell direct to customers like you they have low overheads. Their products are offered for the same price as traditional cleaners, so you don’t have to pay over the odds just because you care about the planet. Great news for your household budget!
Green cleaning solutions really are a quick and easy way to make your home a safer place, while helping the environment.