Many domestic cleaning products can cause indoor pollution which is associated not only with negative human health effects, but also with environmental damage.
Natural cleaning products are environmentally friendly alternatives to the toxic cleaning chemicals which do not only protect your health, but are also more cost efficient and at the same time they provide excellent cleaning results. Natural options are increasingly used today in many homes and by many professional cleaning companies.
Most traditional cleaning products eventually reach water, air and/or soil where they can influence the natural balance of natural ingredients and cause irreversible damage to plants, animals and even humans. Cleaning ingredients can easily reach the natural environment as very often they are flushed down toilets and sinks, sprayed into the air or dumped onto the ground. This is how the toxins contained in many cleaning products damage the environment and could contribute to ground water pollution, soil contamination and depletition of the ozone layer which can have a direct effect on animal, plant and human life.
Some domestic cleaning products contain harmful ingredients like neurotoxins, carcinogens, allergens, heavy metals, and other agents which can cause problems of the human respiratory system, allergic reactions and even behavioral problems.
The Alternative – Natural Cleaning Products
Natural cleaning products can be used as substitutes for most toxic cleaners. It is important however that you know how to use them in order to achieve optimal cleaning results.
The information below provides guidance on how to use of some natural ingredients and advice on their application for house cleaning?
Baking soda for example can be used as a very effective cleaning product for metals and plastics. It neutralizes acids and also softens fabrics.
Borax, also known as sodium borate is a natural substance which is very effective anti-bacterial cleaning, fungicidal and bleaching agent. It can be used to deodorize, to prevent mold and mildew, and is an effective stain removal product.
Lemon Juice is an excellent windows and glass cleaning agent. It is also used as air freshener and stain removing substance.
Mineral oil polishes furniture
Vinegar can be used as a cleaning product to remove mildew, grease, and wax. It also deodorizes and is an excellent cleaning agent for windows, brick, and stone.
Washing soda (sodium carbonate decahydrate) removes grease, and cleans laundry
Choosing to use natural cleaning products instead of hazardous chemicals would not only keep your home cleaner but it will also contribute to protecting the environment for current and future generations.
Protect your family and the environment by switching to natural cleaning products.