One of the many layers of mindful living is being conscious of the effects of cleaning products that are used in your home. The choices made on the items you purchase have a health impact on you and your family.
Buying cleaning products in an eco-conscious way, not only supports your environment but just as importantly- it supports your own health. The majority of the products we use every day, especially laundry detergents and cleaning products, contain harsh and dangerous chemicals. The fragrances in these products are hormone disrupters and the gases that are inhaled are damaging to your lungs and respiratory health. Wether you are the person cleaning or the person inhaling the product as it lingers on, you are being exposed. Will your Windex kill you? No… but repetitive exposure to these every day house hold products have absolutely been proven to harm your health and our environment.
Thankfully, there are many wonderful products on the market that work well and keep you healthy.
You might be wondering how companies get away with selling us what , I would basically consider, poison. Well, it is very easy , you see… if you turn your products around, you will see a warning label that rids the corporation of any type of liability. And since the effects are subtle and layer over time, you may not ever realize that your Scrubbing Bubbles are the cause for your migraines. My rule of thumb is this- NEVER use a cleaning product that has a poison label.
There are many natural products that work very well in your home. These products contain ingredients that our parents and Grandparents used before Procter and Gamble invaded their homes. Not to mention, just plain old vinegar, works miracles and is super uber inexpensive.
We have had an eco-friendly cleaned home for over 10 years. These are the products that we have come to love and use at our home and in our office-
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This multi-purpose, highly concentrated formula is great on everything from counter tops, to stoves, microwaves and bathroom tops.
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