Part 2 - Homemade Cleaning Products: Better For Us And Environment

So as I mentioned in the original post, homemade cleaning products are much better for those in a household, but also much, much better for the environment than the typical store bought cleaners.

The ingredients in many cleaning products have been linked to different cancers.  Also children who are exposed to harsh cleaners are also 400% more likely to get asthma! (Is that why I have asthma?  Thanks mom!  jk!!)  So of course these are serious health concerns linked with using such harsh products in your home.  PLUS, think of the high cost of using them as well!  Not only are you taking up a top of space in your cabinet because you had to purchase 20 different products to do 20 different things, you are spending approximately $3 on each bottle!  That is $60 just for cleaning supplies in your cabinet.

Also, I mentioned that using store bought cleaners are bad for the environment because when they are washed down the drain, or put into the air, you are putting these chemicals right back into our water and dirt.  Plus, there is a ton of plastic garbage that comes along with those 20 different bottles of cleaner, and we all know how long that is going to stay in the landfill!!

When all is said and done.  A little bit of baking soda and vinegar can go a long way.  It's cheap and environmentally friendly, and of course it takes up much less space - in your cabinet and your wallet.  BUT if you are someone who is bothered by the smell of vinegar, even with essential oil, Mrs. Meyers has some fabulous cleaning products to try out.  They are great for the environment!  The only downside is that some of them can be a bit pricey.   To read more about Mrs. Meyers, click here, or check them out at your local Wal-Mart.

1 comment:

  1. Also all of these chemicals that we are ingesting, even from the Free & Clear products are killing us! In a way these companies are fooling the masses into purchasing "healthier" products that may not actually be making a difference and they can charge higher prices for such goods!

    When it's all said and done, I am totally on board with switching it over! Let's be cleaner and healthier! After all there are already enough "things" floating around in the air we breathe!