Recent technological advancements are changing our way of life at lightning speed. We take care of our health more, go to the gym, and count calories. All the information we could ever need is easily available online. We live in smart buildings, use smart phones, drive smart cars, study and work remotely, shop from the comfort of home. Everything that used to be difficult and inaccessible has now become more easily available and within reach.
Some things in our lives change, but some always remain the same. So while we are learning to adapt to technology and embrace it, taking advantage of the benefits available to us, housework has remained the same. It requires a lot of time and energy, just like it has before. But there is one thing that we can change about how we do our weekly cleaning: make it greener.
Pay Attention To Your Choices
In an attempt to find the fastest and most efficient solution, we usually reach for products that promise to somehow make these difficult and tedious tasks easier. Do we need something to clean the bathroom? We go to the store and buy the latest cleaner, packed in a colorful and beautifully designed plastic bottle, which promises efficiency and performance. And have you ever wondered what’s inside?
Whether you’re the one cleaning the house or somebody else is doing it for you, pay attention to what is in home cleaners. These are mostly cocktails of very strong chemicals, which can be detrimental to the health of you and your family. That is why we asked seasoned professionals at Eco Mama for guidance.
- Some chemicals are irritating to the respiratory tract, eyes, mucous membranes, and skin.
- Some can cause allergies.
- Some are carcinogenic.
- Some can lead to hormonal disorders and reduce fertility.
- Some mustn’t be mixed with others because that makes them even more toxic.
Certain research even shows that, after a couple of years, the lungs of a person who regularly cleans the house with chemical cleaners, have the same level of damage as the lungs of smokers!
People are starting to think about this more. They are now looking at the chemical products they bring into their homes from a different perspective. They actively seek “green” solutions. If you are ready to eliminate or at least significantly reduce the use of household chemicals, read on and take your first step towards a healthier lifestyle.
5 Benefits Of Green Cleaning
1. Your home will be safer
Plenty of commercial products have the words ‘toxic’, ‘danger’, ‘warning’ featured prominently on the label. These should give you a pretty good idea of the harm that can come from them. Think about your children and your pets who are especially vulnerable to toxic ingredients. You can minimize the risk and make your home a safer environment by eliminating those products from your cleaning routine.
2. Think about your health
When you use green cleaning products, you will feel a lot better. Commercial products contain ingredients that you know nothing about. Green cleaners, on the other hand, are usually made of baking soda, white vinegar, or lemon juice. These are safe for human health even when used indoors. By using them you can avoid coughing, sneezing, skin irritations, headaches and many other symptoms.
3. Improve the quality of indoor air
Using conventional solutions with volatile organic compounds contributes to indoor air pollution. They have been associated with various health problems, which we most certainly want to avoid. With green cleaners, you don’t need to worry about that at all. Their ingredients aren’t harmful and have no negative impact on indoor air.
4. You can save money
It is no secret that commercial cleaning products are expensive. You can even save some by making your own cleaners. Eco-friendly ingredients don’t come with a big price tag attached. What’s more, try to stock up on all-in-one cleaning supplies that are versatile and can be good for multiple tasks, instead of having a separate product for every little chore.
5. Help the environment
Make solid steps towards a greener environment by choosing eco-friendly products over commercial counterparts. When you are using naturally derived products, there is no reason for health and safety concerns. They do not pollute the environment the same way as other products do and by incorporating them into your cleaning routine, you can truly help our planet.