Everyone wants a clean living or work environment, but cleaning can be hazardous to your health if you use cleaners with harmful toxins.
Natural Home Cleaning is the safest and easiest ways to get rid of the majority of chemicals polluting our body on a daily basis. Exposure to the harmful toxins found in cleaning products can worsen asthma and cause allergic reactions.
You may not even be aware that you’re polluting your home when you do cleaning and scrubbing. But if you’ll check the ingredients posted on the side or back of regular cleaners, you’ll see many allergy and cancer causing ingredients listed.
You can research these chemicals and see the harmful health effects they’ve been linked to.
Using organic cleaning products offers many benefits that chemical based ones do not. By using natural cleaners, you can rid your home of chemical cleaner toxins. Natural cleaning products don’t contain harsh chemicals that will not only damage your skin but can affect your lungs if you breathe in the vapors.
Cleaning products are used in every room in the house, including on counters, on floors, and on furniture – and everyone in your home is exposed to whatever active ingredients make up the compound of the cleaning product. What do you want your family to come in contact with?
The number of children diagnosed with asthma continues to rise, and concerns have been raised by study groups that exposure to the toxins found in household chemicals may be to blame. One form of asthma, called extrinsic asthma, is caused by environmental contaminants.
By using organic products, you’ll create a safer home environment for everyone around you. Because they’re non-toxic, natural cleaners are safer to use around kids, and they’re also safer to use around your beloved pets, too.
Organic is a better alternative for allergy suffers as well as people with asthma. Going live cuts down on (and in many cases eliminates) illness brought on by being around chemical cleaners. Not only are organic products better to use in your home for health reasons, but they’re also better for the environment.
Chemical cleaners can contain harsh abrasives that damage the surfaces of counters – even granite ones – and bathroom fixtures too, whereas organic products are gentle and won’t hurt the surfaces. Even when you’re finished using a chemical cleaner, the chemical toxicity can stay on your counters, tubs, and toilet for several hours if not longer before evaporating.
Organic cleaners can clean as well as (and in most cases, better than) chemical cleaners. Plus, there’s the cost involved. Chemical cleaners seem a lot less expensive, but they’re not in the long run. The reason is that they don’t last as long as organic cleaning products do, so you have to buy them more often.
Because you can use less of a natural cleaning product, it lasts longer and is less expensive.
Now let’s talk about the natural ways to clean your home, kitchen, and dishes.
I am going to divide this post into 5 part series where we will discuss some organic means and DIY natural recipes to clean our dishes, countertops, floors, home dust & laundry.
NATURAL HOME CLEANING – YOUR DISHES
Food is the center of many of life’s celebrations, but at the end of the ceremony, when all the guests are heading home, the clean up has to begin.
Doing the dishes, whether you put them in a dishwasher or wash them by hand, takes up a lot of time. And depending on what you use to aid in the cleaning up, the product you use can be environmentally unfriendly and unsafe for your skin.
Organic cleaners are for every task you need to do – so that means you don’t have to skip using natural materials to clean your dishes, regardless of whether you choose to wash them by hand or load them in a dishwasher.
There are a lot of organic cleaners that can give your dishes sparkle and make them shiny clean. If you choose a dishwasher, you can buy organic cleaning pods that come with delightful fragrances like thyme.
- Thyme, lavender and rose scent can give your entire kitchen a fresh smell. Because natural ingredients are better at cleaning than non-organic, you won’t use as much of the product when you do your dishes.
- Look for natural dishwashing detergents that don’t have any chlorine or phosphate in them.
- Natural cleaners can make a greasy clean up job a lot easier by cutting through the grease. And if you get the pre-measured organic pods, this even cuts back on time spent in the kitchen, too.
- All you have to do is stick one into the dishwasher – no time needed to measure and no chance of accidentally overfilling the soap dish.
- If you want to hand wash the dishes, then using organic soap won’t only clean your dishes without unsightly spots, but the soap is also good for your hands, too.
- Find one that contains aloe vera or chamomile to soothe your skin.
- Instead of using dishwasher detergent that has synthetic scents and colors, use ones that have citrus extracts like lemon so that your kitchen is instantly refreshed after you cook a meal with strong odors.
- You can make a friendly cleaner yourself just by using a mix of borax and baking soda with an extract scent of your choice.
- This may not have the beautiful color and suds that you had when you used store-bought dishwasher detergent, but you also won’t be putting anything harmful down your drain.
- Make sure you play around with the do it yourself recipes for organic cleaners because each one of us has a different level of hardness to our water at home so don’t forget to observe how your skin reacts to the ingredients, too.
- You might need to wear gloves while cleaning.
PIN FOR LATER
DIY DISH SOAP RECIPE
1 cup liquid castile soap
1 tbsp lemon juice
Combine ingredients for a safe,chemical-free dish soap.
SHOP THE CASTILE SOAP
READY MADE NATURAL LIQUID DISH SOAP
NATURAL LIQUID HAND WASH SOAP
To learn more about the toxic chemicals and it’s deadly impact on our daily lives check out this post How To Live Toxic Free Lifestyle
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