Cleaning with eco products is a great way to ad a spice of healthiness to your life. Many, if not post products on the market use harsh chemicals that can be absorbed into your skin, or breathed in after becoming airborne. Consuming these chemicals can lead to a wide variety of health problems, one of the more popular ones being asthma. In fact using products with harsh chemicals as little as once a week can be enough to educe these symptoms.
Cleaning solutions are not only bad for us humans, but can have a huge negative impact on the environment. When sprays and other products are used, many of the chemicals get released into the air. These airborne chemicals settle down into local waterways, streams and oceans, which are then consumed by ecosystems and aquatic life. The ozone can also be a victim of these chemicals as they can damage the ozone layer and increase climate change. Packaging is another downside to non-green cleaning products, considering most of the green cleaning solutions out on the market are enclosed in renewable or recycled materials.
When using products that are natural, such as vinegar, lemon juice, or olive oil can save you a pretty penny in the long run. There is no point in going out to buy harmful chemicals, when you can use what you have at home to clean your home. If you think about it, you’re paying extra to poison yourself.
While one may think that using solutions that are antibacterial may be better for you, they are shown to be no better than your average regular soap. The problem with antibacterial is that they can actually kill off good bacteria and create a resistance to antibiotics. This is why it is good to just stick with the all-natural cleaning products that don’t contain the antibacterial additives.
One scary thing about government regulations is that there is no requirement for companies to post what chemicals and additives they use in their solutions. Why would you risk exposing yourself and family members to harsh chemicals when you can avoid this whole problem by making all your cleaning products from scratch? Its simple, affordable, and healthy for not only yourself but for the environment as well.