Why You Should Invest In Eco-Cleaning Products
Most of us like a clean house, some people enjoy cleaning and others not so much! Either way, there are a lot of chemicals involved, have you ever noticed all the hazard labels on the bottles of cleaning products and wondered what impact they might have on the environment?
Many people have thought about swapping to more environmentally friendly products for maintaining our homes, but it can be hard to know where to start. You might be forgiven for thinking that a more gentle product won’t be tough on stains and dirt, but that is really not the case.
Luckily, there’s a whole variety of natural products on the market, but what does natural actually mean?
A natural product doesn’t mean that it is chemical free, but there are a few well known chemicals that you might like to avoid, such as parabens which can cause skin irritation. Many natural cleaning products avoid using anything that can cause irritation to those around you, check on the packaging to see what chemicals have been avoided.
Shopping for greener cleaning products will mean you will also reduce the amount of flammable and toxic ingredients in your home. Many cleaning products can be irritating to people with allergies and also to pets. So making the switch can minimise your risk.
You can look out for eco-friendly credentials on packaging, such as allergy-friendly or organic certifications for added reassurance. Two easy areas to look at making a switch to greener alternatives are your laundry pile and your general cleaning products, and luckily there are lots of innovative products on the market.
Let’s look at laundry.
The Ecoegg laundry egg is a very popular product with a big fan base online. The egg is designed to replace your usual washing detergent, it can be used over and over, and instead of detergent, you use mineral pellets. The pellets last for up to 70 washes with refill packs costing £4.99. The pellets are vegan friendly and are allergy approved, so ideal for those with sensitive skin. It doesn’t make your clothes smell as strong as many detergents but it does a good job of removing stains and leaves a faint scent, you can buy it in fragrance free, spring blossom and fresh linen scents.
Buy an Ecoegg here
Kitchen clean up.
The OceanSaver range is a smart idea, rather than buying lots of products that fill the cupboards and waste a lot of packaging, you can buy ecodrops instead. You just dissolve the contents of a plant-based cleaning pod in warm water. You can put your mixture into an empty bottle you already have, or you can buy a “bottle for life” from OceanSaver. There are loads of products to choose from too, with a “rhubarb coral” scented floor cleaner to an “ocean mist” scented antibacterial product which is certified by Good Housekeeping. The Delivery on order is only £1 and you can try out the product range with a starter pack for just £5.
The number of eco-friendly cleaning products is increasing all the time, to save on excessive cardboard packaging you could do all your eco-friendly household shopping in one place, we found a huge range to choose from at Big Green Smile.