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Reducing the toxic chemicals: Green practices for cleaning

Green cleaning can be described in various ways but the main purpose of the green cleaning is to start using sanitising and disinfecting methods which do not endanger our health or our environment. Many people use only lemon juice, vinegar, baking soda or essential oils to clean their homes which pertains to the green cleaning. Bow down to all these people out there! All of these ingredients are natural and do not put one’s health at risk. When you decide to go green, you must give up on using chlorine, artificial colours or artifical aromas. There are many cleaning solutions which are labeled as biodegradable and non-caustic. Take your time to verify!

As our lives become more dynamic and fast-paced, it is tempting to go for the newest detergents which guarantee to take the burden off our shoulders and spotlessly clean even the most stubborn stains. Do you need toilet bowl cleaner? Say no more. Next time when you are at the store, simply grab the bottle which your heart fancies and forget about your worries. Did you ever think about what ingredients are in that bottle, though? If you are one of those people who think of themselves as neat freaks but do not want to endanger your health, you should definitely take your time to consider using greener solutions.

Most of the detergents contain harsh toxins and chemicals which are detrimental to your health along with your family’s and domestic pets’ health. As people find out what the product is composed of, they sooner start looking for more environmentally friendly solutions. If you are interested in going green, read below some of the benefits of going green.

1. Healthy, healthy home

If you decide to use green cleaning solutions, you can be sure that no chemicals will be absorbed into your skin. Studies indicate that using detergents, even not on a regular basis, can trigger asthma and affect the ability to breathe well. The sad truth is that asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the modern world. To protect your health and your family’s health, replace the chemical products with green ones such as baking soda or white vinegar. The outcome of using organic products is just as good as using those harsh chemicals.

2. Take care of the environment

In many experts’ opinion, when people use store-brought cleansers, detrimental chemicals and toxins are released into the nature. Not only are they harmful to the environment but are not healthy for you as well. Imagine breathing all those harmful chemicals? Going green can help reduce pollution to the air and drainage basins. What is even more, going green reduces the impact on ozone depletion. The good news is that most of the environmentally friendly products use recyclable packaging which leads to reducing the waste in the environment.

3. Safer products

Common cleaning detergents can cause burns and skin or eye irritations. Why would you endanger you health when you can go green and use a lot safer products which are not corrosive? It is a good fortune that there are so many healthier alternatives for cleaners.

4. Improved air quality

Most of the detergents have a specific strong odour which many people cannot stand. The other way about, most of the green products include lovely essential oils which smell nicely. Those nice smells can even boost your mood! Give the essential oils a chance and you will never go back to using strong chemicals for cleaning your home! Combine them vinegar, salt or baking soda, and let them work their magic!

5. Cheaper

For doing the chores around your home, white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and more, can do the trick without you having to pay through your nose, in comparison with spending a fortune for buying commercial toxic products. Why would you pay an arm and a leg for these harmful cleaners when you can take advantage of DIY recipes which use ingredients you already have around your household? Investing in environmentally friendly cleaners will surely have a positive impact. Buying more and more nature responsible products make the prices more and more competitive.

6. Fewer antibacterials

Why do you need to go for products that are labeled as “antibacterial”? There was a study which showed that using antibacterial soaps instead of regular ones does not really makes a difference. What most people do not know is that the frequent use of those antibacterial substances can boost bacterial resistance to antibiotics. On the other hand, eco-friendly solutions are not composed of antibacterial substances.

7. Necessary knowledge of the ingredients

Unfortunately, government regulations have nothing to do with the ingredients of the products. Is there any better reason for you to start using your own cleaning products? It is of a great importance to be aware of what exactly the ingredients are in the cleaning product.

Cleaning your home greenly is not any more a challenge and it is not tougher than cleaning it with toxic chemicals. Green cleaning improves the breathing indoor environment and is levels much safer and healthier, especially if you have small kids or domestic pets. Try to replace the chemicals with green cleaning products and you will see for yourself that your home can be just as fresh, clean and disinfected. A big plus is that you will no longer have to worry about your children inhaling or swallowing detrimental substances.

You can save lots of money if you replace the regular rag with a microfiber cloth. You can use it daily for cleaning almost everything around your home with just plain water and dish soap. You do not have to use strong chemicals to be sure that your home is spotless.

When it comes to health, people become more aware of the strong effects the cleaning detergents have which is why they decide to go green. Once you go green, you can never go back.

Take a look at these DIY homemade recipes and hopefully you will find them to be beneficial next time you do the chores.

All-purpose cleaner

– ½ quart water (it is preferable to warm water)
– 2 tablespoons baking soda

This simple recipe can be used for cleaning kitchen areas like worktops, appliances, or inside of them. The best part is that baking soda makes a fantastic deodoriser.

Glass cleaner

– ½ quart water
– ½ cups vinegar (apple cider or white)
– ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
– 3 drops of essential oil (lemon, orange, mint, etc.)

Next time when you are about to wash the windows or any other glass surface, mix the aforementioned ingredients in a spray bottle. First spray the cleaner on a microfiber cloth or a towel and then wipe clean the glass.

Water ring remover

– one part baking soda (or washing soda)
– one part toothpaste (you better not use gel toothpaste)

Rub the paste onto the surfaces to remove the spots and then wipe off.

Marble cleaner

– two drops of liquid dish soap
– 2 ½ cups warm water

Combine the ingredients to clean marble surfaces. Wipe the marble and then rinse to remove the soap residue.