Cleaning the floor can be the most woeful of chores—and most of us wouldn’t mind a small miracle to ease the agony. Unfortunately many of the conventional cleaning products that promise an easy and sparkling floor, are terrible for our health and the environment. We can’t provide a fairy godmother here, but we can show you how to clean your floors without compromising your health.
If you use conventional cleaning products on your floor, well, think of it as swishing and swashing potentially toxic chemicals across the largest surface area of your home. Also consider this an Environmental Protection Agency study showing indoor levels of pollutants (like formaldehyde, chloroform, and styrene) ranging from 2 to 50 times higher than outdoor levels—much of it from conventional cleaning supplies. Some floor cleaners include a surprisingly toxic ingredient list—people exposed to the heavy-duty cleaners often experience eye irritation, dizziness, loss of concentration, fatigue, wheezing, coughing, asthma attacks, respiratory infections, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
“Smart” Floor Maintenance Tips
The key to minimizing the need for cleaning formulas is good regular maintenance. Dirt on the floor can abrade the surface making the floor even harder to clean. Here are some “smart” techniques that reduce the need for cleaning:
• Place doormats at the entrances (called walk-off mats, will reduce not just dirt but lead and pesticides).
• Ask that shoes be removed at the entrance.
• Plan regular sweeping, vacuuming or dust-mopping.
Did You Know..??
Floor cleaners that give you shine also give you off-gassing of petroleum-based polymers. In addition, most of the fragrance that accompanies conventional floor cleaners are either indoor air pollutants on their own, or are inert on their own but mix with ozone to create formaldehyde and other toxic air contaminates.
Ever read the ingredients in regular floor cleaners, and other floor cleaning products.? Not what I want my little one crawling around to get affected by! The great news is that Natural Organic floor cleaning solutions are incredibly great substitutes to them.
A growing number of commercial non-toxic home cleaning products are also available, as healthier and environmentally responsible alternatives. Your use of these organic floor cleanser helps promote the growth of green businesses which are contributing to a sustainable economy.
How to make ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER at home:
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. baking soda
- 1/4 gallon (1 liter) hot water
- A few drops of essential oil (optional)
- Combine the ingredients, stir, and let cool for a few minutes before pouring into a spray bottle. Tea tree essential oil has antiseptic properties, making it a winner for cleaners. But my favorite aromas come from orange, lemon, and lavender essential oils. Use and enjoy!
What are the Benefits of Green Cleaning?
The benefits associated with green cleaning are numerous and varied. Specifically, green cleaning products have been found not only to be safe for individuals who use them on a daily basis, but also for the environment in which they are often released. In addition, green cleaning products can often be a cost-effective alternative to more expensive, traditional products. Finally, unlike some other products, green cleaning items are often multi-purpose, and can be used for a number of functions around the home or office.
1. Non-toxic cleaners are perfectly safe around children.
It’s a relief that kids can be around, no problem, when you’re cleaning without chemicals. The toddler and preschooler crowd loves to hang around the parents, so it’s perfectly fine for them to follow you and “help” as you scrub the bathroom counters.
2. Non-toxic cleaners keep the air you breathe clean.
Most store-bought cleaners are full of toxic chemicals. After all, why would most of them have so many warning labels about not breathing in the fumes? That can’t be good.air quality inside many homes can be two to five times more polluted than the air just outside our homes. Traditional household cleaners play a huge factor.
3. Non-toxic cleaners are much, much cheaper
Most basic cleaning recipes require the same basic ingredients, and they can be found in just about every grocery store. It’s even cheaper when you buy the ingredients in bulk.
4. Non-toxic cleaners don’t harm the environment.
Conventional cleaners easily seep into our water, and it’s difficult for many water treatment plants to treat a large volume of these chemicals. Built up over time, and this can affect wildlife and other natural resources. Many cleaners are also petroleum-based, which causes further damages.
How and Where to Shop for Organic or Green Cleaners
Years ago, finding high-quality commercial cleaners was quite difficult. With today’s trend towards “greener” cleaning techniques, however, the sale of these items in grocery and home improvement stores has increased quite dramatically.
Completely Natural Cleaner which is Cost-effective and an Environmentally-friendly alternative for cleaning Floors, Tiles and Surfaces. Very Cost-effective (approximately quarter of the cost) compared to other cleaners – only a few drops required per liter of water. A 60ml bottle lasts a normal house at least 3-4 months
Now after you have cleaned your home naturally & organically, its time to decorate it. As Diwali is approaching, we all are obviously very excited about the look and presentation of our house. We want that beautiful rangoli at our entrance also to be organic & chemical free. Then when we have guests coming in, who doesn’t want their house smelling pure and divine.
So, Don’t Worry..!!
Here are few Natural & Organic home decorating products you can shop from the comforts of your home:
The health benefits of Vanilla Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anticarcinogenic, febrifuge, antidepressant, sedative, tranquilizing and relaxing substance.
Fill your surroundings with the gentle notes of Rose. Whether it is your cupboard, bedroom, living room or car, this Aroma Pouch with Bottle will spruce up any space.
Lavender oil has this yummy, fresh floral scent with a dash of sweetness and herby aroma. These are used with the aroma lamps in Offices, Hotels & Homes also . This is also a great scent to use for savasana during yoga practice; one breath and you’ll feel blissful. These allow you to naturally inhale the specific aromas while breathing. Aroma essential oils help to relieve stress, anxiety, depression and tension, thus improving and uplifting the mood.
They are handcrafted with natural vegetable wax, an environmentally friendly resource. Natural wax candles, unlike regular candles, burn without emitting harmful toxins
This Organic Rangoli Colours is made from organic herbs. Organic nature of these herbal Rangoli Colours make them additionally useful and extra safe.
Have a Safe & Organic Diwali..!!