Today’s society has been ‘going green’ for many years now, and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. We are eating greener, using green methods for our health, and eco-friendly solutions for cleaning your house are becoming popular as well.
However, many individuals still do not understand what being eco-friendly means. With the information provided here, you can become knowledgeable about going green and what steps you should take to do so. For an eco friendly house cleaning service, contact us today.
What is Eco-Friendly?
Being Eco-friendly is much simpler than you might think. It means being Earth-friendly as opposed to using products that are ripe with chemicals you can’t even pronounce. By being eco-friendly, you are protecting and conserving Earth’s resources: Water, Soil, Air, and Energy.
What it boils down to is conserving our resources in order to help Mother Earth and afford future generations a healthier environment to live in. With the information provided here, you will be on the path to living green and using eco-friendly solutions for all aspects of your life.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
None of the following eco-friendly products contain harmful chemicals. You can buy them online or in-store. The choice you make is dependant upon your personal preferences.
White vinegar, as well as apple cider vinegar, make excellent disinfectants around your home. They also offer many health benefits. The unfortunate part of using vinegar as a cleaner is the smell of it. But the smell can be masked with the use of essential oils put into your vinegar solution.
Mixing equal parts water and equal parts vinegar will give you a natural disinfectant for countertops, tables, refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, coffee pots, and other items in your kitchen and living areas.
Mrs. Meyer’s Surface Scrub
Mrs. Meyers surface scrub is available in lavender and lemon fragrance. Some of the other products are available in mint, honeysuckle, rosemary, geranium, basil, and many other fragrances. They are free of artificial colors, chlorine, formaldehyde, and other potentially harmful ingredients, and they are never tested on animals.
Mrs. Meyers products are made of all natural ingredients including essential oils, plant-derived ingredients, and other natural ingredients all which are carefully chosen for each product. All of the Mrs. Meyers products are safe to use daily for your cleaning needs. The Mrs. Meyers product line is readily available for purchase online, at hardware stores, at home and garden stores and large discount stores. Consider trying more of their valuable products for your green cleaning needs.
Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner
Seventh Generation all-purpose cleaners are made with natural ingredients and are safe for most surfaces in the home. Be sure to read the instructions before use as some caution is needed for their use on surfaces such as acrylic, fiberglass, marble, and some others. These products should not be used on aluminum, brass, oil-based painted wood, and unfinished wood.
As of now, the only two products offered as ‘free and clear’ are All-purpose and Glass & Surface Cleaner. They are free of any scents and VOC’s (volatile organic compounds). However, with their other cleaning products, which are mostly surface-specific, they include essential oils and botanical extracts for fragrance. With such a wide variety of products, consider their other cleansers for your needs.
Common Good Bathroom Cleaner
Common Good bathroom cleaner is made with plant-derived lactic acid and is proven to remove soap scum, and lime build-up on all of your bathroom surfaces, so it is safe to use on ceramic and porcelain. Common Good bathroom cleaner is a plant-based cleanser and has 100% essential oils for fragrance. It is readily available to buy online and at stores like Walmart.
It is environmentally safe and biodegradable, meaning it breaks down without leaving dangerous toxins behind. This product can also be safely used around pets and kids. Be sure to check out their entire product line for your cleaning and personal needs.
Ecos Creamy Cleanser
An easy to use cleaner that can make your appliances and surfaces sparkle. Simple to use, squeeze a dollop on a damp cloth and wipe down surfaces. Ecos cleaners can be used for the kitchen, household, laundry, carpet, bathroom, and some products are made to be used on your pets.
As with most eco-friendly cleaners, they include essential oils in their ingredients for fragrance and as an addition to other natural ingredients for cleaning most everything in your household. Be sure to check out their entire product line for your personal needs.
JR Watkins Lemon All Purpose Wipes
These all-purpose wipes work great on grime and grease you might find around your house. Their entire product line includes cleaning products made from essential oils and other natural ingredients.
The JR Watkins cleaning line help naturally clean your home and giving everything a fresh, pleasant scent. Their line of cleansers are found online and at local retail stores.
As you may have noticed, each of the products we’ve included here for you have one thing in common, they all include various essential oils as one of their topmost ingredients. Not only do essential oils have pleasant scents, but they are also often because of their various cleansing abilities.
Some of the top essential oils used include:
Wild Orange oil
Tea Tree oil
Other Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions
Use old towels as cleaning rags.
Use newspaper or coffee filters to clean windows.
Get rid of odors by setting out fresh lemons.
Use coffee to cut foul odors in your refrigerator.
Sanitize sponges with salt.
Use baking soda to scrub the bottom of your oven.
Rust removal with salt and lime juice.
Use old socks for dusting.
Unclog drains with baking soda and vinegar.
We hope the information we’ve provided you with helps you in understanding how going green and becoming eco-friendly is beneficial to everyone. There are many other eco-friendly cleaning solutions available to you with some creativity and research, you can turn your entire household cleaning routine into an environmentally friendly task. Future generations and Mother Earth will thank you!