Did you know? There’s no legal requirements for ingredient labeling on household cleaning products? That means that the companies that provide these cleaning products aren’t required to list harmful chemicals included in their products or even state that they are harmful towards you or the environment.
In recent years, many people have researched how harmful some cleaning products and it’s ingredients actually are, and it’s actually worth take a deep looking in to.
People all around the world are starting to become more conscious and it’s becoming a trend to adapt a “greener” way of cleaning.
A few green cleaning options are:
Truman’s is one of the only companies that isn’t only dedicated to bring you safe and non-toxic home cleaners, BUT they are also saving the earth, one plastic bottle at a time.
Truman’s offers a starter kit for $22 ($15 with a subscription) which includes 4 reusable bottles and all the cleaners you need including a Floor Cleaner, Window Cleaner, Shower Cleaner, and All Purpose Cleaner – all of which are toxin free and ammonia free! Don’t worry, a subscription is not required, you can choose to only purchase refills, which are like cartridges for your bottles, as you need them. Refills are just $3.75 and always free shipping!
Truman’s refills significantly reduce plastic waste, and they’re recyclable, which highly reduces plastic waste vs. cleaners from the grocery store.
Truman’s is proud to be a 5 Star company Made in the USA with thousands of satisfied customers! Check them out here.
Method is a well-known brand that is currently available in select stores throughout the U.S.A. Many of their products are also available on Vitacost.com.
They currently offer a wide variety of household cleaners including laundry detergent, dish soap, hand soap, all-purpose cleaners, and more. Method focuses on using safe and effective ingredients, preservatives, colorants, and fragrances, so there’s less worry for the customer!
You can find a $1.00 off coupon towards any Method brand product on their website at methodhome.com
Mrs. Meyers mainly produces cruelty-free laundry detergent, air fresheners, hand and body care, and household cleaners. The scents are garden inspired made with essential oils and other thoughtfully chosen ingredients.
This company is another great choice if you’re looking to cut down on plastic waste. The packaging is all recyclable and they use less pumps and caps.
Mrs. Meyers was formed by a conscious mother of 9.
DIY Recipes –
Vinegar – Vinegar is well known for it’s strong smell, and it’s heavy duty cleaning strength. Many use vinegar to wipe filthy surfaces and to get rid of disgusting smells. However, vinegar is not a registered disinfectant and does not kill dangerous bacteria like staphylococcus.
Borax – Borax has been used as a cleaning product for quite some time. Along with detracting insects such as ants, it can also rid of mold, mildew, and stains. Many use borax with their laundry detergent.
Essential oils – Love air fresheners and candles? Try boiling some water and adding essential oils for a fresh smell. You can even add these to your homemade cleaners. Earth Element’s Organics has a great selection of organic essential oils including medicinal herbal oils also!
Castile Soap – This product can be used for so many things including shampoo, body wash, hand soap, laundry detergent, surface spray, and more. You can purchase them in bars, melt them down, and make your own creation.
It is always best to be mindful and check the ingredients label on basically anything you consume and ask yourself a few questions. Is this safe for my home and the people around me? Is it non-toxic? Does it fit into my lifestyle?
Do what works best for you and your family!
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