With social media influencers like my girls Megan Hickman and Amy Darley, I have become increasingly aware of how crucial it is to be intentional with the products that we use in our homes. I use some kind of cleaner on a daily basis! From laundry detergent to dish soap… I have had a lot of contact with some potentially harmful chemicals!
For the moms out there, it is important to keep in mind that the chemicals you use to clean your countertops/floors/ etc. could potentially end up in your baby’s mouth. For the homemakers without babies, lets keep in mind that we also inhale the chemicals that we use to sanitize our home and keep smelling & looking fresh!!
Kind of scary.. so I decided to do some research to see for myself what these harmful products can have!! Lets look..
Here are some chemicals that can be found in traditional cleaning supplies:
- Formaldehyde… can be found in laundry detergents!
- Nonylphenol Ethoxylate
- Phthalates…often listed as “fragrance”
Scary, right? I don’t even know what over half of these things mean!! I want to ensure that I am keeping my family healthy and safe from products that will potentially advertised on TV as the things that caused cancer. My biggest fear!!
when going green…
Many people are turned off from green cleaning supplies because of the fact that they are more expensive…however the few extra dollars is worth the sense of security you have knowing that you are giving your family only the best.
The benefits of green cleaning supplies are tremendous. They do not damage surfaces over time. They are even better for the environment!! (Especially those products that often end up getting rinsed down a drain after cleaning a surface.) It is important to keep in mind that what goes down our water ways eventually comes back to us in one way or another!! (throwback to third grade when we learned the water cycle and found out we are actually drinking dinosaur pee!!)
Interested in trying some of my FAVORITE all natural cleaning supplies? use this link to make your first order on Grove and go green with me 🙂 A free gift set is included with your first purchase of at least $20. It is unbeatable. Just in time for some the most amazing FALL SCENTS TOO!!
until next time, wishing you all the best!! Happy ALMOST Fall!!!
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