Home is where you feel the most comfortable, so it should also be the safest place in the world for you and your family. But did you know that a simple switch to green cleaners can do wonders to safeguard the health of both you and your family? Here are five reasons why you should consider switching to green, natural, and eco-friendly cleaners that can benefit your wellness, your wallet, and in the bigger picture, the world.
Lots of Cleaning Power
A common misconception of green cleaners is that they are not as effective or powerful as traditional cleaners. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are green cleaning lines like Get Clean® that are just as tough, if not tougher, on dirt and grime as your traditional household cleaners. The difference is green cleaners achieve their results without using chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the Earth.
A Safer and Healthier Home
There aren’t too many things more alarming than a cleaner that has warning labels on it. Do you really want to clean your house with products that are marked as “flammable” or “toxic”? Even if they do not have these labels, many traditional household cleaners can contain toxins that can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled, synthetic solvents that may cause hormone disruptions, and ammonia that irritates skin, eyes, and the respiratory system. Green cleaners tend to be made with natural and sustainable ingredients, and they are nontoxic with no phosphates, nitrates, chlorine bleach, or other hazardous chemicals.
Cleaner Indoor Air
If you observe some traditional cleaning products in action, you’ll notice they dry up quickly when applied to a surface. This is because they use volatile organic compounds, ammonia, or acetone. These substances and other toxins can evaporate and lower the quality of your indoor air. They may even be harmful to your health when breathed in. The benefit of green cleaners is that they don’t have chemicals that can evaporate into harmful fumes.
Major Money Saver
There are two ways that green cleaners can actually save you some green. The first way is by getting green cleaners that are concentrated. For some common cleaners, a lot of what you’re buying is water, but concentrated green cleaners are more economical by letting you add water to make gallons of cleaning solution. For example, one 16-oz. bottle of Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate makes 48 gallons of powerful cleaner. The second way that green cleaners can save you money is by being all-purpose; instead of buying different cleaners for windows, degreasing, and general use, you could use one concentrated green cleaner with different liquid-to-water ratios for each cleaning use.
As the name implies, green cleaners help keep our planet safer and cleaner. They use biodegradable, earth-friendly cleaning agents with no phosphates, nitrates, or other things the planet doesn’t like. Choosing concentrated green cleaners also helps reduce waste by having less weight to ship and less packaging to throw away. For example, using the Get Clean® Starter Kit helps keep 108 pounds of packaging waste out of landfills and helps eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.*
The next time you need to restock your household cleaners, opt for solutions that would prioritize a healthier home and a healthier planet. Green cleaning is the way to go!
*Based on comparable number of uses from ready-to-use cleaners.