Spring is in the air and that means so is Febreeze, Windex, Pledge and the stiff smell of bleach. While you might think cleaning your home with these kinds of products does your family a service, you could be doing just the opposite.
These chemicals can be toxic to not only us, but the environment as well. With ingredient lists that include ammonia, xylene, carcinogens and hard to pronounce agents like ethoxylated nonyl phenols or trisodium nitrilotriacetate, one sponge full of this stuff can pack some serious power.
Constant exposure to these potent compounds is becoming a serious concern. Indoor air pollution is a growing problem in homes across the country but one that thankfully, can easily be avoided.
Our creative director, Koral, is a firm believer that being conscious of the products we buy is a more than worth it.
“I look at it as an investment in my family’s health. Sadly the toxic chemicals in most household cleaners can cause real health issues down the road. I happily pay a little bit more for the healthier cleaners so that I can save money, time, and worry from doctor visits and medications down the road.”
When you pull on your bright yellow gloves to get some spring cleaning done this month, reach for a greener kind of household cleaner. You can make your own with natural, safe versions with simple ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and lemons or purchase risk free products from brands like Green Works, Mrs. Meyer’s, Honest Company and Seventh Generation.
We asked Koral to share a few of her go-to items for a healthy home. Here’s what she told us:
“I use Mrs. Meyer’s Multi Surface cleaner in my kitchen and the smell is SOOOO good.”
“I use Honest Company Window and Glass Cleaner because my toddler LOVES touching and kissing windows and mirrors.”
“I also use Young Living’s Thieves Cleaner as a disinfectant.”
“And, I will also use a mixture of vinegar, baking soda, and dish soap to clean just about anything and everything in our house. Works great for bathrooms!”
They do the same work, without all the harsh chemicals. Keeping your home clean, your family healthy and our air safer. Bring on the spring cleaning!