Unless you’re new to Accidentally Green, you know that most cleaning products on the market contain hazardous ingredients.
U.S. manufacturers still aren’t required to list all ingredients in their cleaning products – so they don’t.
And U.S. marketers still can claim any product is natural – even if and when it’s false advertising.
With all of the deception and toxicity that come with cleaning products, how can you make sure your cleaning routines are safe – and simple?
1. If you choose to use commercial cleaning products, know what you’re using.
Check the safety of your products through the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.
2. Make your own cleaning products.
Use cleaning staples like baking soda, castile soap, essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, lemons, salt, and white vinegar. It’s not difficult – but it does take a little time, along with some trial and error. (You can find recipes for cleaners I’ve attempted here.)
3. If you don’t feel like checking the safety of ingredients – or even making your own cleaners – switch to a simple, safe and effective cleaning product like Norwex.
I’ve done this in the past year and have been amazed with just how easy it is to clean now. All I use is tap water and Norwex microfiber.
What safe and simple cleaning products do you choose to use?
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