When it comes to cleaning our homes there are a number of products that can make this quicker and easier for you. These range from the soaps we use to wash our hands, to the spray we use on our kitchen surfaces, and to the detergent we wash our clothes with. However, did you know that the air in our homes is more polluted than the air outside? And that by using commercial cleaning products you could be damaging your health as well as the environment? This is why homemade cleaning products are now becoming more and more popular.
What's Wrong With Chemical Cleaning Products?
If you want to know what's wrong with chemical cleaning solutions, I could write an essay on the subject! But, in short, you need to be aware of the fact that most chemical cleaning goods are not legally required to list their ingredients. This leaves them free to use about anything they choose, including:
- Rat poison,
- Toxic chemicals,
- Products that have never tested for safety on humans,
- Products that have a proven link to health problems.
The reason why these so products are so bad for us is that they pollute the air in our homes which we then breathe into our lungs. Not only this, but they'll also be absorbed into our skin through the clothes we wear and through touching the products as we clean. Cleaning ingredients are even washed into our water, which in turn makes the world a lot less healthy to live in.
Is not Eco-Friendly Cleaning More Expensive?
Eco-friendly, or natural, cleaning products are the healthier alternative, but a lot of people avoid using them simply for the fact that they're more expensive. This is true to a certain extent, where many 'eco-friendly' brands charge more for their products. But did you ever consider making homemade cleaning products yourself as a way of saving money?
The Basics Behind Your Own Cleaning Recipes
Homemade cleaning products are not as difficult to create as you might think. The cleaning goods in stores are full of weird ingredients, but the truth is that our home can be cleaned safely and effectively from just a small range of ingredients – ingredients that are very cheap to buy! They will probably be cheaper than your traditional cleaning products, especially if you buy in bulk.
Some of the most popular, healthy and natural cleansing ingredients include:
- Baking soda,
- Lemon juice,
- Natural soap,
So, next time you think that homemade cleaning products are going to cost you too much, think again! It can be a great way to save money at the same time as creating a healthy home for you and your family.