Although keeping your home clean may seem like one of the best ways to stay healthy, ingredients in certain products have been linked to allergic reactions, respiratory problems, nausea, headaches, and more severe conditions.
Rather than worry each time you reach for a spray bottle to disinfect your countertops or bathroom, consider making the switch to healthy cleaning supplies. In addition to protecting your health and the environment, these natural solutions safeguard your furnishings by slowing the deterioration process. Let’s take a look at some healthy solutions that remove the toxins but leave your home fresh and clean.
No one wants to purchase and then store a dozen different sanitizing solutions. Fortunately, some healthy cleaning products are expert multi-taskers. Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade and Organic Sal Suds Liquid Cleaner garners an “A” rating from the Environmental Working Group and is so versatile it can be used on countertops, floors, and even laundry.
Sure, everyone knows that bathrooms are among the dirtiest places in the house. Though it’s tempting to grab a bottle of bleach, harsh chemicals can actually harm grout and tile, not to mention sensitive skin. Instead, consider AspenClean Bathroom Cleaner, which is safe and effective on multiple bathroom surfaces. Seventh Generation Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner contains a plant-based non toxic formula that eliminates stubborn stains while essential oils and botanical extracts add a fresh scent.
Beyond simply looking and smelling good, a clean kitchen is vital to maintaining your health. Even if you rarely cook, you still want this room to be one of the most sanitary in your home. Germs that cause foodborne illness can’t be seen, so it’s extremely important to make sure your countertops are disinfected regularly. Don’t forget those cabinet knobs and refrigerator handles, either. BuggyLOVE Organic Multi-Surface Kitchen Cleaner removes grease and grime from granite countertops, porcelain sinks, and stainless steel appliances. Instead of toxins, it brings a refreshing tangerine scent to the table.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors are amenities homeowners love but to show them off to their full splendor, they need to be crystal clear. Made from 100% naturally-derived ingredients, Simple Green Naturals Glass Surface Care cleans glass, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces without the use of harsh ammonia or rubbing alcohol. Instead of chemicals, all that’s left behind is a fresh scent and a streak-free shine.
Proper ventilation and storage
No matter which products you use, it’s important to ensure you have proper ventilation while cleaning so you’re not inhaling anything other than fresh air. Open windows if possible or consider an indoor air filtration system that cleans out all indoor pollutants. Even when you’re working with healthier cleaning supplies you still want to store them in a safe place that’s out of reach of children and pets.