Here at Bizzy Maid, we like to keep up with the trends, and housekeeping using natural cleaning products is now becoming increasingly popular within the domestic cleaning industry. With greater awareness for the environmental concerns relating to industrially manufactured, chemical products people are now favouring eco-friendly cleaning materials which clean the home without harming the environment. Globally, people are showing commitment to contributing efforts to making a healthier, more environmentally-sound world and green cleaning or the use of natural cleaning products is now one way to do that. But, what exactly are natural cleaning products and what are the real benefits of using them…
What are natural cleaning products?
‘Green’ or natural home cleaning products have been flooding onto the market in recent years, but what are they? The criteria for products qualifying as green is essential that they are organic, eco-friendly products made using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients.
Why use natural cleaning products?
So, what are the benefits…
#1 Reduce your home’s carbon footprint
Switching to natural green cleaning products is not only a healthier option for you and your family, but whilst you protect yourself, you are also protecting our planet. The release of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere and the impact of cleaning product manufacturing can have a serious impact on the health of our planet. Many conventional cleaning products contain ingredients that are toxic, hazardous, non-biodegradable, and from non-renewable resources like petroleum, so they adversely affect the earth’s ecosystems. Green cleaning products on the other hand are made using sustainable manufacturing practices and naturally derived, safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable ingredients that don’t negatively impact the environment.
#2 It’s better for your health
Research has shown that a number of chemical products in cleaning supplies can have a detrimental effect on your health. A Telegraph article by Maria Lally reported how a study by the University of Bergen, Norway, found that people who use harsh modern cleaning products are at greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which includes conditions such as bronchitis and emphysema. The worst offenders within chemical cleaning products are…
- Phthalates – used to add fragrance but can be easily absorbed through the skin
- Triclosan – used in dishwashing detergents and can cause the growth of drug-resistant bacteria
- 2-butoxyethanol – used in multipurpose cleaners, can cause irritation to the throat
- Chlorine – used in bathroom cleaning products but is a respiratory irritant that can cause both acute and chronic health problems.
- Washing tablets are also found to cause greater irritation to eczema-prone skins.
Evidently, there can be a number of health benefits to using non-chemical, natural cleaning products or cleaning solutions to reduce household exposure to these harmful chemicals. An eco-friendly product can help to improve your overall indoor air quality, thus contributing to the reduction of certain health risks such as those mentioned above. Green cleaning products are non-corrosive and must meet strict guidelines regarding toxicity and skin absorption.
#3 Save you money!
Natural cleaning products are also far less expensive than conventional cleaning supplies. The number of household essentials can double as cleaning supplies, such as…
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Lemon juice
- Liquid soap
- Olive oil
- White vinegar
A lot of these items will already be found in the kitchen cupboard and when combined or used individually can become multipurpose cleaning supplies. This not only gives you full control over the ingredients of your cleaning supplies but will also save you money on expensive supermarket products. Try out some of these cleaning product recipes and try your hand at using natural cleaning products!
So now you know the various benefits of switching to natural cleaning products, what are the best ones on the market?
Our top green and clean products!
If you don’t fancy donning the lab coat and making cleaning supplies yourself, there is a number of well developed natural cleaning supplies now on the market to fulfil all your housekeeping needs. Keep your home looking spotless without any need for any harmful chemicals or additives using these top quality natural cleaning products…
Clearly, there are a number of benefits to using natural cleaning products in your home. We understand the importance of this so if you’re interested in household cleaning services Bizzy Maid is at hand to help! If you’re interested in any of our fantastic cleaning services in Redhill and Reigate, Crawley, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells or Tonbridge please do not hesitate to contact us today.