The concept of green cleaning products has not caught on with most people. Many of us continue to use a chemical detergent because it has a good advertisement, or because we like the packing, or even because the deal on a pack of three is very good, or just because we got used to it. Needless to say, all of these reasons are very wrong and one should choose a detergent and other cleaners with much more attention.
The question that most people ask is, why bother with a green cleaner when the chemical ones available are so handy and effective too? The answer is simple, because you want to live healthy.
Yes! Your chemical cleaner can harm, even kill you and this is the reason why we should take our cleaners much more seriously than we do at the moment.
Green cleaners have several advantages and none of these are shared by its chemical counterpart. Let’s have a look into why green cleaners are so important for us and what their advantages are:
- Non toxic - The first and most important advantage of green cleaners is that they are non toxic. All chemical cleaners on the other hand have chemicals that are highly toxic in nature and can damage not only the humans in the house but also the pets and plants. Natural cleaners on the other hand pose no such threat and can be used safely around the house.
- Added advantages – Natural cleaners always come with added advantages. So if you are using lime and baking soda to clean you fridge, aside from cleaning the dirt, this combination will also help to remove germs and add a sparkle to the cleaned area. Almost all green cleaners will come with a list of benefits that will add an extra punch to the deal. Chemical cleaners on the other hand always come with risk factors. So if you use bleach to clean your clothes, the chances that the bleach may react with your skin or fade the color of the garment are always there.
- Less expensive – Natural cleaners are home made and they use products that are easily available in the supermarket. Needless to say, these cleaners are much less heavy on the pocket as opposed to the commercially packed chemical ones. You will be surprised at how well your home made cleaner will clean your clothes in less than one fourth of the cost as compared to a commercial cleaner. Remember these manufacturers of commercial cleaners have to pay for everything, from advertising, promotions, packing, to salaries and much more.
The advantages of green cleaners are many and the disadvantages of commercial chemical cleaners are many too. Yet we continue to use these damaging chemical cleaners without giving any thought to our cleaning, simply because we are taken in by the advertiders of these products. So the next time you reach out for that commercial chemical cleaner in the super market, stop and rethink your action.