Another reason for eco-friendly cleaners is the health of our pets.  Consider this.  Harsh chemicals used to clean the floor; your pets walk across the floor, lick their paws clean and ingest the chemicals.  Our pets and small children are also closer to the floor and breathe in the chemicals every day.  Has anyone wondered why our pets seem to be getting cancer as humans do today?  We need to protect our little friends as we do ourselves.  As well as for the environment, choose eco-friendly cleaners for your family’s health including your pets’.

Here is a link to find out if your cleaning products have toxic ingredients in them.  Household Products

There are plenty of all natural, non-toxic cleaners on the market today such as Shaklee which has sold non-toxic cleaning products since 1960.  Another option is to make your own cleaners.  Baking soda, vinegar, salt and lemon go a long way in cleaning your home.  Here are some of the cleaning qualities of these items: 

Baking Soda:

  • Harmless to the environment
  • Absorbs odor
  • Mildly abrasive and gentle
  • Breaks down acids (for grease and grime)
  • Great toothpaste and deodorant
  • Makes a fizzy antacid to help with indigestion

 

Distilled White Vinegar:

  • Abundant, inexpensive, harmless to the environment and humans
  • Acidic which makes a great cleaner
  • Disinfectant

 

Lemon Juice:

  • Gives a pleasant smell to your cleaners
  • Antibacterial and antiseptic like vinegar
  • Acidic properties help get stains out

 

Table Salt:

  • Mild abrasive qualities
  • Absorbs liquids

 

If you decide to rid your home of toxic chemicals, please do not throw in the trash as it’ll end up in our earth which we want to avoid. Please look to your local hazardous waste deposal methods. Happy green cleaning for a happy home.

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