Using eco-friendly products is the new trend in the cleaning industry. More people are turning to green cleaning, realising the harmful effects of powerful chemicals used in regular cleaning solutions and detergents. But how do you make sure that the products you buy are really eco-friendly? Do you just take the advertisers’ word for it?
Well, here are a few things that you can check.
Always read the list of ingredients that make up the cleaning product you are buying. Make sure to avoid products that have petroleum-based solvents, ammonia, chlorine and phosphates.
Read the label carefully, even when a product claims to be “natural”; petroleum is considered “natural”.
Look for information on biodegradability; it is important that the products are biodegradable.
Reject products with synthetic fragrances and go for those that use essential oils for scent. Also, stay away from products that have ‘danger’, ‘warning’ or ‘poison’ labelled on them, as they are usually toxic and harmful.