Green Cleaning 101
No one really thinks twice about the cleaning products they are using in their homes. With all these chemicals, it’s no wonder that the EPA found the air quality in our homes to be 5 times to 10 times more toxic than the air outside! Much of this pollution comes from petrochemical everyday cleaners.
We worry so much about the smug air outside, and other waste, but what about in our very own homes? However, many people let hazardous, toxic, and carcinogenic chemicals into our homes daily! They are in great disguise in our very household cleaning products! When we clean with these, they find ways into our bodies and can be very detrimental to our health. These chemicals are finding their way into our bodies, and it can be detrimental to our health.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports at more than 90% of poisonings happen in our very own homes!
WOW! The top offenders are:
Just to name a few. So why not ditch all of those and use something that actually will benefit you?
Did you know that this industry is not regulated? That they can really put whatever they want in our household products? Neurotoxins, carcinogens, or reproductive or developmental toxicants are used in soaps and other detergents and everyday household cleaners. Do you ever clean and just fill kind of ick after? It’s because your body does not like all the chemicals and is telling you something.
Convinced that green cleaning is something everyone should start thinking about? Here is the great news; there are fast, easy, affordable solutions! What if you could clean your whole house and feel refreshed after? Well you can! An easy way is to start making your own green friendly cleaners is with essential oils. A few common household ingredients and your essential oils is all it really takes. EO cleaning is good for the environment and good for your wallet. We’re talking pennies per drop here.
Favorite oils to clean with are: