One of the easiest ways to become more environmentally friendly is to use green cleaning supplies. With so many eco-friendly brands on the market—that are available at friendly-priced retailers like Target and grocery stores—you can easily find a line of green cleaning supplies that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
The following are a few of the most popular green cleaning supply brands:
What makes these brands “green” as opposed to other brands? Many use more natural ingredients, don’t test on animals, and don’t use chemicals with toxicities. This means that these products are not only good for the environment, but also good for you and your family’s health and safety.
Contrary to past perceptions, many modern green cleaning supplies can handle tougher stains and dirt just as well as a heavy-duty chemical.
If you aren’t quite ready to make the full transition to green cleaning supplies, there are a few types you should definitely use in your household:
- Dishwashing soap
Dishwashers have a habit of occasionally leaving soap residue on dishes. If the soap you use contains chemicals, you can potentially ingest those chemicals. By using an eco-friendly option, you can make sure your dishes are safe to eat of off.
- Laundry detergent
Many people don’t realize that laundry detergent can easily cause skin ailments, like itchiness, or allergies. They experience these symptoms but don’t realize it could potentially be coming from the detergent being used. A green laundry detergent cuts out the chemicals and possible skin irritants.
- All-purpose cleaner
Most people clean their kitchen counters, tables, and other surfaces several times a week. And every time you spray the cleaner, you’re inhaling the chemicals. With a green all-purpose cleaner, you can safely clean your kitchen and other surfaces without breathing in harmful toxins.
- Bathroom cleaner
For the same reasons as all-purpose cleaner, a green bathroom cleaner should be used to avoid inhaling chemicals.
- Cleaning wipes
If you’re going to use any kind of cleaning wipes, green cleaning wipes (like Green Works Cleaning Wipes) are biodegradable and compostable, so you don’t have to feel guilty about tossing away wipe after wipe.
- Floor cleaner
A green floor cleaner gets rid of bacteria without using severe chemicals. Many products, like Dave by Eco-Me All Floor Cleaner can be used on several different flooring, including tile, wood, and vinyl.
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