When you go shopping for household cleaners, do you look for eco-friendly brands?
This week we’re going to give our cleaning closets an upgrade by stocking them with products that are safe, effective, and healthier for you AND the environment!
💡I know that for many of us, the coronavirus pandemic changed how we approached cleaning our homes and (especially at first) we brought out the BIG GUN cleaners … or in some cases, whatever was available at the store!
👉🏾 But it *totally* is possible to keep your home clean AND also kill off the nasty bugs and viruses you don’t want around you or your family.
⚡The problem with a lot of antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners is that they can be a little too aggressive and kill off beneficial organisms, which can have an impact on gut health, especially for babies and young children.
A major study found that being exposed as babies to disinfectants and detergents was linked to a higher body mass index – while being exposed to eco-friendly products wasn’t.
How do you know which eco-friendly products actually work?
The nonprofit Environmental Working Group is constantly updating its database of products. Check out their free guides, which are constantly being updated, here: www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners.
- Use reusable cloth cleaning wipes instead of disposable wipes.
- Read labels and look for certifications such as “EPA Safer Choice,” “Green Seal,” or the “EcoLogo.”
- Make sure your room is well ventilated when you clean.
Are you in? Let’s see a before and after of your cleaning products closet!!!!
→ What are some of your fave eco-friendly cleaning products?! Do you love any particular brand?