It’s time for a big house cleaning. We guess you have a big collection of different cleaning products in plastic bottles full of chemicals under your sink. They may be good for cleaning but have you ever thought that these chemicals could be damaging for your health and the environment?
The chemicals found in traditional cleaning products can do serious damage to the environment, humans and animals. Here is just a short list of the dangers those chemicals can do for your body: asthmatic symptoms from chlorine, damaged kidneys from prolonged exposure to certain metal polishes and skin irritation caused by naphthalene, which is found in mothballs.
Want to get that icky bathroom mess tidied quickly without spraying a lot of unpronounceable substances everywhere? There’s no need for all those toxic cleaning products in plastic bottles if you have a few basics on hand like baking soda and vinegar. So free up some space and follow our clean green tips that are safe for you, your family and the environment.
Follow our sustainable tips on how to go all-natural at home:
- Learn to make your own homemade cleaners. This is a truly green way to go. It will help you save money and you can choose what pure ingredients to use. Lemon juice, baking powder and white vinegar will be a perfect substitute for all the cleaning chemicals.
- Don’t use commercial air fresheners. Instead give a preference to more natural options. Make a sachet with a mix of grounded coffee and some peppermint oil and place it under the sink, in the fridge or freezer to absorb odors. For delicious autumn smell boil orange peels on a low heat and later add a cinnamon stick and cloves.
- If you are not a fan of DIY then choose a commercial green cleaning product. They will work the same as any strong chemicals but won’t hurt your health or the environment.
Be creative, protect your health and the environment.