The only thing that actually goes “away” when you throw it away are compostable items. Otherwise, your trash will take thousands of years to decompose.
And that’s true for the cleaning chemicals you use, too. They never simply go “away,” they get washed into our water systems, released into natural rivers and streams, or absorbed into the earth at a landfill site.
One way to combat this, or lessen your impact, is to use non-toxic cleaning products that don’t have secondary effects. Our company is committed to using the best non-toxic cleaning products, which we’re excited to tell you about below.
What Do Toxic Cleaning Products Do?
Many cleaning products contain phosphates and nitric oxides. Those chemicals get washed into watersheds and damage ecosystems, causing an effect called phosphorization.
Phosphorization kills fish and reduces the usability of water, for both recreational and natural uses.
The chemicals below don’t have phosphates or nitric oxides and help us lighten our footprint on the earth.
1. Dr. Bronners Castille Soap
When back when Castille soap was the main kind of soap on the market. Today, we’ve replaced it with chemical formulas.
The great thing about Castille soap is that it cleans naturally, and one bottle of Dr. Bronners has over 32 uses. You can mop your floors with it, clean your counters, and even brush your teeth with it.
As long as you follow the dilution guide, one bottle should last you at least a month.
2. Anything By Mrs. Meyers
We love Mrs. Meyers’s products at Lemon Blossom Cleaning. They’re made from natural ingredients, but the kind that actually gets the job done.
Many organic cleansers make their products too weak so that you’ll end up buying more. Not Mrs. Meyers! They get things clean on the first try.
We also love how many scents their products come in, which is a welcome relief from the rest of the organic cleaning products, which come in only lavender or lemon.
3. Baking Soda
If you’ve ever wondered how we can get all that buildup off your sinks, stoves, or bathtubs, the answer may very well be baking soda.
It’s a naturally occurring mineral (Sodium Bicarbonate) that absorbs anything it comes in contact with. It’s mildly abrasive, but not enough to damage surfaces.
And in case you didn’t know, it’s safe enough to brush your teeth with, too. We love using products that clean your home well while being safe enough for personal use.
4. White Vinegar
One of the best ways to get your dishes to sparkle in the dishwasher is to replace your rinse aid with white vinegar. It’s natural, cheap, and gets the job done!
The Best Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
The next time your Lemon Blossom cleaning team comes to your home, check out what they’re carrying with them in their baskets. You’re likely to see at least one (if not more!) of the above products in there.
We’re dedicated to bringing you the best clean with the best non-toxic cleaning products on the market. Schedule a service, today!