Did you know many common household cleaners have toxic chemicals that have negative effects on your health? Even when properly used, these chemicals can cause severe symptoms such as respiratory issues, asthma, reproductive problems, endocrine disruption and even cancer. These toxins can be especially dangerous for small children and pets.
Trying to find household cleaners that are natural and eco-friendly can be a tall order. It can be challenging to sort through the plethora of cleaning products. The Good Trade has a comprehensive list of household cleaning brands that you can find at your local retailer.
Non-toxic, all natural vinegar water can be used just about anywhere in your house.
Some oils like Melaleuca (Tea Tree) or Cinnamon have antibacterial properties. Add a few drops to your vacuum bag or mop water, or put a couple drops on a fresh furnace filter!
Several product lines are less toxic to you and the environment. My personal favorite is Norwex (not sold in stores), a line of microfiber antibacterial cleaning products.