We all have a responsibility to leave our children with a better world than the one we were born into. The last thing we want to leave is a legacy of environmental degradation. One way of doing your part to improve the environment is to use green cleaning products in your home. In addition to benefiting the environment, the use of these products will also benefit your family’s health by not exposing you to a bunch of toxic chemicals that can cause problems later in life.
if you are looking to eliminate dust and the build of up other materials on your furniture, consider using Murchison-Hume “Everyday” Furniture Spritzer. This can be safely applied to a variety of different materials including wood, plastic, and upholstery. The product contains a completely biodegradable colloidal cleaner. The surfactants used in the product are alkyl polyglycosides derived from cane sugar which are extremely safe for human use compared to the harsh surfactants used in conventional cleaners. The cleaner also has no chlorine or other toxic chemicals added to it.
When it comes to laundry, the last material you want to use is Clorox. Clorox contains a potent mixture of chlorine which is quite toxic to both humans and your brightly colored clothing. Greenworks Free & Clear Laundry Detergent is a natural formula that does not contain toxic chemicals. Dermatologists have endorsed the product as being safe for human skin. It also has the same powerful cleaning ability as Clorox. You might also enjoy the nice fruity scent it leaves on your clothes after they come out of the dryer.
Sometimes you need something a little stronger to get rid of stains and nasty odors in clothes and your carpets. A great healthy option is Earth Friendly Products Everyday Stain & Odor Remover. The formula is derived from plants and uses naturally occurring enzymes to break down the stains and odors plaguing your clothes.
Next it is time to tackle your windows. Forget the Windex and use something much more environmentally friendly. Use a natural cleaner such as J.R. Watkins Aloe & Green Tea Window Cleaner. As the name suggests, this cleaner uses an all natural aloe and green tea formula to get rid of the stains on your windows and mirrors. The cleaner is also available with a sweet lavender scent.
We all know that drains can be tough to unclog. A lot of people will turn to Drano which is basically made out of harsh battery acid. A better alternative is Citra Drain Natural Enzymatics cleaner. This cleaner also uses natural enzymes along with natural bacteria cultures to do the dirty work while leaving behind a fragrant citrus smell.
When moving on to doing the dishes, consider using Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwashing Pacs. These small packs can just be put into your dishwasher and allowed to do their magic without the use of toxic phosphates. They also are chlorine free with no artificial ingredients added to enhance the smell.
Protect your environment from harsh chemicals. Begin to use green cleaning products such as those listed above.