No one can deny the satisfying feeling of walking around a clean home or office. Sparkling counters, reflecting floors, one deep breath to take it all in and enjoy. There’s just one thing. You can’t help but notice the light sting in your nose and lungs that reminds you that chemicals, disguised as cleanliness, surround you!
While the artificial lavender spray might smell nice, the truth is, indoor air quality is a silent menace that contributes towards illness, and even death, worldwide each year.
An excellent way to reduce in-home air pollution is by minimizing the number of commercial chemical based cleaners you use in your home or office. Using unnecessary amounts of bleach, toxic irritants, and antibacterial cleaning solutions can have a negative impact on your health and even weaken your body’s immune system.
Thankfully, there is an alternative to mainstream cleaning products. Green cleaning products can be created at home and provide just as good, and at times better, results, even when compared to every day under the counter chemical products.
So what is “Green Cleaning”?
“Green cleaning” is a common term used to describe the use of natural, non-toxic ingredients to make green cleaning product solutions. While cleaning green might sound expensive, it’s not!
Chances are you have most of the ingredients you would need in your pantry right now.
It takes just a little time to create your first batch of natural cleaning products but the effort is small and the value of cleaning your home with natural cleaning solutions is one that not only your home will benefit from, but your health as well.
Take a look at our Green Cleaning infographic and see the 6 easy ways you can improve your in-home air quality and get on the path of developing green cleaning habits!