It’s no secret that moms are making the switch to non-toxic cleaners more than ever before.
This is more than a trend, and it goes deeper than remembering to take out the recyclables. Rather, informed parents are deciding to embrace safer practices in almost every area of their lives.
This includes the cleaning supplies they use to make their homes shine.
If you’ve stockpiled the area below your sink with conventional, big-brand bottles you picked up at the store, have you ever stopped to read the ingredients? While they might be effective, they could also be toxic.
Today, we’re sharing a few reasons it’s smart to make the switch to citric cleaners instead. Ready to learn more? Let’s get started.
Improve Your Family’s Health
When it comes to our family’s health, we read every fine-print detail we can get our hands on. We devour parenting books and pick apart ingredients lists to make sure there’s nothing dangerous lurking around.
Yet, we grab a sponge and squirt the first all-purpose cleaner we find onto our countertops, never thinking twice.
Did you know that there are toxic chemicals in cleaning products that can increase your loved ones’ risk of serious diseases? Some of the most serious ones to look out for include:
From respiratory infections and chemical burns to infertility and cancer, these substances can cause a wide range of health concerns. In addition, many of them are unregulated.
The most challenging part? Even when the cleaning solutions dry, the harsh chemicals stick around. As a parent, you’ve got your hands full and can’t dissect a mile-long list of difficult-to-pronounce chemicals.
Instead, you need a cleaner with simple ingredients you can feel good about! While these are designed with your family in mind, they still deliver a powerful and effective punch.
Clean the Air in Your Home
Research shows people spend 90% of their time indoors. How clean is the indoor air that your family members are breathing?
When you make the switch from toxic cleaning products to citric ones, you’ll do your part to help make it a little clearer. While there are many culprits that can compromise your air system (mold and carpet chemicals among them), what you spray on your surfaces matters, too.
Save Money in the Long-Term
Most people reach for the cheapest commercial cleaner on the bottom shelf not because they think it’s the best, but because it doesn’t cost as much as high-priced alternatives.
Most of us are pre-wired to think less-toxic, family-friendly products have to cost more, especially those with the word “organic” in them. Because these cleaners include powerful naturally occurring ingredients, you won’t need to use as much.
That means you won’t be heading to the store for a refill as often. Over time, you’ll discover that you can use a smaller amount of these cleaners and still make your kitchen cabinets, bathroom sink, and living room floors sparkle.
Encourage the Kids to Help
Simple, age-appropriate chores help kids develop responsibility and personal motivation. Yet, you can’t exactly hand your four-year-old a bottle of bleach and ask her to start the laundry.
When you invest in non-toxic cleaners, you can let the youngest in on the action without an ounce of concern. These products allow everyone to pitch in and do their part to help around the house.
A few chores that kids 10 and under can complete with our cleaning products include:
- Wipe up spills
- Wash the glass doors
- Wipe down the table after a meal
- Clean their bathroom sink
- Start the dishwasher
Find Them in Seconds
Only a few years ago, finding safer cleaning solutions was a time-consuming and laborious effort. Few were sold in stores and the ones available online were expensive.
Now, it’s easier than ever to hop online and find what you’re looking for, including non-toxic cleaners for your home. One way to know you’ve found a reputable product?
Look for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Safer Choice certification seal! This helpful emblem signifies that EPA scientists evaluated every ingredient in the product against strict criteria, deeming them safe for your family.
The Non-toxic Cleaning Supplies You’re Looking For
In your quest to be the most informed and responsible parent possible, you might have overlooked one of the most important aspects of all: how you clean your house.
Now that you know some benefits that safer cleaning supplies provide over toxic commercial alternatives, are you ready to try some out for yourself?
If so, let’s connect.
Our household cleaning products are powered by citric extracts, free of toxins and chemicals and completely safe. They might be gentle on the Earth, but they’re still tough enough to get the job done.
Contact us today to learn more and start cleaning smarter, starting today.