4 Reasons to Go Green When Cleaning Your Home

gogreenSince April 22 is Earth Day, it is a great time to think about what we can do to make our environment a little better.  Green products are all the rage right now, and here are 4 great reasons to consider going green.

1). Environmental Friendly

Using natural cleaning products are a fantastic way to reduce toxins in our environment.  The very best green products are non-toxic, safe, and biodegradable since they are made with all natural ingredients.  All Eco-friendly products are not created equal, so always check the labels or consider making your own!

2). Save Some Serious Cash $$$

Although this really applies to making your own, it is SO worth mentioning here.  With 1 gallon of distilled white vinegar, you can make 8- 32oz. bottles of all-purpose vinegar cleaner for less than .38¢ per bottle!!!  How did I arrive at that figure???  Well, the price of vinegar will determine your final price, but here is solid estimate for a 50/50 (16 oz. vinegar and 16 oz. water solution).

128 oz. = 1 gallon vinegar – approximate cost is 3.00/gallon

16 oz. = vinegar per bottle mixed with 16 oz. water

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Makes 8 (32 oz. bottles)

$3.00/8= .38¢ per bottle!

3). Health and Safety

Conventional cleaning products are full of harmful chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to the respiratory system.  Going green will take care of many of the sensitivities people have experienced with chemicals based products, such as headaches, skin reactions and burning of the eyes.  Natural products are also much safer to use around your kids and your pets.

4). Effective

Naturally made products are very effective.  Vinegar for example is acidic and kills bacteria and most types of mold.  It is an excellent all-purpose cleaner as well as a fabulous window cleaner.  Baking soda is another environmentally friendly product that can be used as a scouring powder, whitener (great for laundry), and deodorizer for refrigerators, or even sprinkle on your carpet to freshen it up.

If you haven’t tried eco-friendly products yet…give it a try!  It is so worthwhile and will give you a feeling of pride knowing you are taking a little step to improve our planet.

           

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