Have you considered green cleaning, but aren’t sure if there are any true benefits? Or are you aware of the benefits but unwilling to give up the convenience of traditional cleaning products? If so, here are some amazing benefits of green cleaning that might convince you to make the switch.
When you clean with harsh chemicals, these are absorbed into the skin or breathed into the lungs. Exposure to these cleaning sprays can trigger asthma symptoms. Parents should consider avoiding these products and switching to green alternatives—especially in high-traffic areas, such as the living room or bathroom.
Have you read the labels on those chemical cleaners? Warning labels with words such as flammable and toxic are included several times. It’s obvious that they are not exactly safe. When mixed and used together, some chemicals can be dangerous—especially to small children and pets.
The National Poison Control Center lists household cleaning supplies as one of their top five calls each day. Get rid of these dangerous chemicals and use green cleaning choices instead.
Making your own green cleaning products is super cheap. Multi-purpose green cleaners can also be purchased from the store at minimal cost. Now that manufacturers see that people want these cleaners, you’ll find the prices are becoming pretty comparable. Here are 8 effective ways to save money for the future.
Better Air Quality
We want the air we breathe to be the best quality possible. But the strong odors of chemical cleaners aren’t good for the air or our lungs. Natural essential oils are an effective substitute that you can use to create cleaners that ensure you aren’t breathing in toxic chemicals.
Less Antibacterial Products
The idea of using antibacterial products seems appealing, but research shows us that using these products too much is harmful. The frequent usage leads to bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
Also, research shows us that triclosan, an antibacterial agent in soaps, can cause problems with your hormones and thyroid. Green cleaning products typically are not antibacterial and won’t disrupt your hormones or affect your immune system.
Start Green Cleaning Today
Green cleaning is easier now than ever before. Whether you want to use vinegar and baking soda or switch to a pre-made cleaner, you may just find that the benefits are well worth the effort of making the switch to green cleaning products.
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