Green Cleaning Tips
When trying to make the switch to natural cleaning products, it can be difficult to understand which ingredients are best for the job. We have put together a list of products to avoid when making an effort to reduce your carbon footprint, as well as instructions on how to make your own green cleaning products at home.
Air fresheners have been proven to trigger asthma and cause severe breathing problems.
Ammonia is a dangerous chemical which can cause breathing problems if inhaled, and irritate skin & eyes if it comes in contact with your skin. Dangerous chemicals such as ammonia can be resistant to water treatment processes, and therefore they are a risk to wildlife and the environment.
Fabric softeners are known for triggering skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, due to the high levels of fragrance contained within them. If you still want your clothes to smell nice after a wash, you can create “homemade fabric softeners” with essential oils.
White vinegar is a great disinfectant and will get your stovetop looking brand new.
Lemon is another great disinfectant which can cut through grease and leave your home smelling fresh and clean.
Traditional castile soap is made from olive oil.
We can all make a difference by making simple changes in our everyday routine. Why not follow these tips to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your wellbeing: