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Natural Cleaning Products

Updated: Mar 26, 2019

Natural Cleaning Products


It’s hard to even exist in today’s world without hearing about environmental issues, whether you are keeping up with news, politics, or current events in general. There are individuals in all industries that are constantly warning us about climate change, and the danger that it poses to future generations. One of the most popular politicians in the country, the rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has made the discussion even more prevalent by outlining a “Green New Deal” to tackle the problem, which has caused a tremendous amount of controversy, as well.


For those that are more concerned with their financial security and the well-being of their families; it might be more realistic to focus on daily habits that can be altered to potentially help the environment. One of the ways that is often touted is to start using cleaning products that are “green”, and that don’t contain chemicals that hurt the environment. It seems easy enough, doesn’t it? Here are some reasons why you might want to consider purchasing natural cleaning products in the future.




My Favorite Natural Cleaning Products

Better Indoor Air

We are constantly breathing every day, and every moment, and it is estimated that the average human takes somewhere around 8.5 million breaths per year. Who doesn’t want to breathe clean air? There has been evidence that certain parts of the world, like Beijing, have air that is so polluted that it actually has both short-term and long-term health consequences.

You might not be able to control the outdoors as much, but don’t you want better indoor air for you and your family? Some of the traditional cleaning products have chemicals that can actually damage your liver, kidney, and more.


Economic

There are many people that might be open to green products, but are worried that it will cost more. However, you certainly don’t need to worry about that as much these days. There are more companies involved in the green cleaning product space than ever, and they are all competing with each other - and you can often find products that are actually cheaper than the conventional counterparts. You can save money AND help the environment. What’s better than that? As if that wasn’t enough, many of the companies that manufacture these products also donate to environmental causes, as well.


Become An Example

While you might not be too concerned about your reputation to some, the truth is that if you choose to use green cleaning products, you might end up setting an example for your kids, who might decide to take climate change more seriously. They might already understand that climate change is a big issue that their generation will face, and understand the nobility in taking up for a cause that will affect the world positively. Similarly, if you own a business, you might inspire other businesses or employees to follow suit, or at least think more about the issue. There are many large-scale movements that have started with small steps, and you can be part of one of those small steps.


Clothes/Skin

Cleaning can be grueling, and something that you dread. However, even if you enjoy cleaning, and love putting on some great music and cleaning the entire house - the truth is that you will come into close contact with these products. You certainly wouldn’t want chemicals all over your skin and clothes, do you? This can lead to irritation or having to replace certain clothes of yours. You can avoid all of this with the right natural cleaning products. While this might not be your number one reason, it certainly is one to consider.

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