5 Reasons to Start Green Cleaning Today
Have you thought about green cleaning, but aren’t sure why it’s so much better than conventional cleaning? I’ve put together 5 great reasons to make the switch today and rest easy knowing you are protecting your health, your family’s, and that of the planet.
1. Make Your Home Safer
Warning! Flammable! Toxic! With labels like these on some conventional cleaning products, you get a pretty good idea that they aren’t really that safe. Many chemicals (e.g., chlorine and ammonia), when mixed together, can be downright dangerous. Small children and pets are especially vulnerable due to higher exposure levels because of their size. Plus, household cleaning supplies are one of the top five substance classes accounting for calls to the National Poison Control Center according to its 2010 annual report. So, minimize your risk with green cleaning products that aren't toxic or as dangerous!
2. Protect Your Health
Feel better with green cleaning products – literally. Unlike conventional cleaning products, you’ll know that what you’re using won’t harm you, your family, or your pets. Symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, skin rashes, headaches, and more may “mysteriously” disappear once you stop using toxic cleaning chemicals. Considering many of the hazardous chemicals in conventional products are often carcinogens, neurotoxins, mutagens, teratogens, or endocrine disrupters, it is definitely worth ditching them in favor of natural green cleaning products.
3. Help the Environment
When you choose to use green cleaning products, you are making a vote to protect the environment so to speak. Most ideal green cleaning products are made using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that don't negatively impact the environment. On the other hand, some conventional cleaning products contain ingredients that are toxic, hazardous, non-biodegradable, and from non-renewable resources like petroleum, so they adversely affect the earth's ecosystems.
4. Save Some Money
Add some green to your pocketbook by making your own green cleaning products, or save money by buying eco-friendly all-purpose cleaners that do multiple jobs, so you won't have to purchase other products. With more and more manufacturers entering the green cleaning scene, natural products are often competitively priced with their conventional, chemical-laden counterparts, and, in some cases even cheaper.
5. Know What’s in Your Products
Manufacturers of cleaning products aren’t required by the U.S. government to divulge ingredients; however, many green cleaning manufacturers make it their policy to be fully transparent, whereas some conventional manufacturers don't and may only list a portion of their ingredients. EcoSense has everything you need to keep you and your family looking and smelling great. Super concentrated, biodegradable, natural enzymes, essential oils, and no harsh chemicals, these amazing formulas also keep the environment clean! I never gave much thought to the household cleaners I used or what was in them. Like most people, I bought whatever seemed powerful and effective and made promises of disinfecting everything in sight. After I went vegan, I learned to be more conscious of my cleaning products, because I was scanning items for animal by-products or animal testing!
Contributed by Nafsika Inc.