5 Natural Environmentally Safe Cleaning Products
You don’t need to wait for spring to refresh your home with environmentally safe cleaning products. Any time is the best time to eliminate dust and dirt . You can simply use five natural cleaners to spruce up your home. These cleaners are safe for your family and the environment. You won’t have to spray the cleaner and make a mad dash out of the room. Your home will smell clean and fresh.
1. Natural glass cleaner
• Biodegradable ingredients
• No phosphates or ammonia
• Contains natural ingredients such as white distilled vinegar (instead of caustic chemicals)
• Uses a concentrated biodegradable formula, so there is less waste going to recycle centers
• Effective on a multitude of surfaces, including glass, windows, aluminum, stainless steel, chrome, mirrors and appliances
2. Natural floor/rug cleaner
• Versatile cleaner replaces need for other, more dangerous cleaners
• No chlorine, ammonia or other caustic chemicals
• No toxic or unpleasant fumes—even when mixed with other cleaners
• Use on no-wax floors, oven tops, ventilation hoods, lawn mowers, bicycle parts, barbecues, car engines, garage floors,
decks, outdoor furniture
Mixes Well With Others
Unlike many grocery store cleaners, you don’t have to worry about toxic fumes or dangerous reactions when you mix these cleaners! A mix will tackle grimy barbecue grills and take out greasy stains on clothes.
3. Natural disinfectant
When used as directed, natural disinfectants eliminate 99.99 of the following:
• Salmonella choleraesuis
• Staphylococcus aureus (Staph)
• Pseudomonas aeruginosa
• Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)
• Trichophyton mentagrophytes
• HIV-1 (the AIDS virus)
• Athlete’s foot fungus
Natural disinfectants work well on hard, nonporous surfaces, including counter tops, sinks, garbage cans, toilet seats, pet habitats, prostheses; orthotics, sports equipment, children’s toys, changing tables , food preparation surfaces, and any other surface where bacteria or unpleasant odors are a concern.
The patented broad-spectrum, disinfectant formula is EPA-approved for use in a wide variety of residential, commercial, and medical facilities, including day cares, schools, nurseries, hospitals, nursing homes, food storage areas, zoos, kennels, veterinary offices, kitchens, restaurants, gyms and spas, hotels, medical and dental offices
4. Natural all purpose cleaner
• No chlorine bleach, ammonia or other caustic chemicals
• No abrasive cleaners that can pit or scratch surfaces
• No sticky residues and effective on a lot more than just kitchen counters.
• Use on countertops, appliances, pots and pans, lamps, crafts, cabinets, car interiors, light fixtures, artificial plants, computers, walls and whiteboards
5. Natural all purpose cleaner enhancer
• No caustic chemicals
• Packaged in a recyclable bottle
• Concentrated product contains 10% tea tree oil to take advantage of the natural solvent, penetrating, non-caustic, aromatic properties
• Use concentrate for gum lodged in hair, permanent marker, road tar, tree sap, crayon, paint and nail polish, grease and pet accidents
• Use 5:1 water solution for deodorizing garbage cans, eliminating moldy odors, refreshing the bathroom, removing smoke or pet odor from air and furniture and pet accidents
Typical household cleaners must include some rather shocking warnings such as “Use in well-ventilated area”, “Avoid direct contact with product”, and “Excessive inhalation can cause headache, drowsiness, nausea and lack of coordination.”
With warnings like these, it’s no wonder poison control centers across the nation field receive over 200,000 calls each year involving household cleaning substances. Environmentally safe cleaners contain no caustic chemicals and can be mixed with other cleaners without fear of formation of harmful gases.
Household chemicals can affect more than just the person using them. According to the EPA, household chemicals can seriously pollute the air within your home.(1) Many common household cleaners contain ammonia, phosphates, chlorine and other known offenders. Environmentally safe cleaners do not contain ammonia, phosphates, or chlorine. They are made from all natural, biodegradable products.
1. EPA brochure, “The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality,” (https://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/insidest.html).1 like