Why Green Cleaning?

Is it all hype?


The debate over whether natural cleaning products clean as well as or better than chemically based products is something people have struggled with for years. How do traditional cleaning products and methods compare to commercial cleaning alternatives? Decades

ago there was no ‘Mr Clean’ – people found successful ways to make natural solutions work. Yet even though this is known as fact, some are skeptical – can natural products and ingredients really clean as efficiently as chemical based products?


Cleaning products are everywhere. From homes, to offices, even in our cars! Most of the conventional cleaning products that were around in the late 80’s were petroleum-based, which obviously had health and environmental implications. Instead of opting for cleaning products that overpower everything in their path (including our noses!), there are plenty of natural products that we could either make ourselves and save money, or buy from our local shops. These methods will keep a house clean and fresh-smelling without the poisonous side effects. Years ago now many people held the belief that ‘It’s not clean unless I can smell the chemicals!’ Thankfully this is no longer the standard by which we measure the cleanliness of our homes. In fact, there is a growing movement to avoid using these toxic chemicals that are

harmful to our health and the health of the environment.


Feel better with green cleaning products – literally. Unlike conventional cleaning products, you’ll know what you’re using won’t harm you, your family, or your pets. Symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, skin rashes, headaches, and more may “mysteriously” disappear once you stop using toxic cleaning chemicals. Considering many of the hazardous chemicals in conventional products are often carcinogens, neurotoxins, mutagens, teratogens, or endocrine disrupters, it is definitely worth ditching them in favor of natural green cleaning products.

All in all, it’s worth the extra effort. After all, your health ends up being the one thing you wished you took care of earlier in your life. And, like time, its one of those finicky things that you can’t get back after you’ve wasted it. So take careful consideration of what you’re using in your home. For health’s sake.