Natural Cleaning for a Healthier Home
DANGER: CORROSIVE. Causes irreversible eye damage and skin burns.
Harmful if swallowed.
Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Wear protective eyewear, protective gloves and protective clothing.
WARNING: Causes substantial but temporary eye injury.
Vapors may irritate, avoid prolonged breathing of vapors
CAUTION: Prolonged exposure will cause cell damage
These are some of the cautionary labels found on standard household cleaners like Clorox Bleach, Windex, and toilet bowl cleaner.
We had a realization over the past year; it is NOT worth the risk to use chemicals that we know cause us harm. It’s just not, no matter how well they clean. The fact is, there are better options out there.
Let’s Control What We Can
With so many environmental toxins entering our bodies, let’s control what’s right in front of us- our home cleaning chemicals. Let it Shine is proud to offer an all natural cleaning regimen using a mix of homemade cleaners and tried-and-true commercially produced natural cleaners.
We make a few of our own cleaners using vinegar, essential oils, baking soda, and castile soap. All of the ingredients we use are environmental friendly and very low in toxicity. The great thing is, they still do a fantastic job!
To supplement our homemade cleaners, we also use some store bought products as well. Here are some of the brands we may use when cleaning your home:
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day
Made from mostly plant-derived ingredients and essential oils for efficient, and safe cleaning. It also smells really delicious. Mrs. Meyer’s obtain their materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, palm, corn, soy or olive and none of their products contain any chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, parabens, phosphates or phthalates which are widely known as some of the most dangerous ingredients in cleaners and other household items.
A company whose mission is to “inspire a consumer revolution that nurtures the health of the next seven generations” by making eco-friendly, safe, and sustainable home, beauty, and baby products. They have a “free and clear” product line that champions no synthetic dyes or fragrances, and I used their toilet bowl cleaner that is fume-free, septic safe, plant material-derived, and best of all- nontoxic. Their toilet bowl cleaner is nontoxic and will not cause “serious eye irritation”.
Third, we use a natural powder cleanser for the tough stuff.
It’s a scratch-free powder cleanser made with feldspar, limestone, sustainable cleaning agents from renewable corn and coconut oils, and a touch of baking soda. They call it “America’s original natural home cleaner”! It literally has no smell, so you’ll never be inhaling toxic fumes, and it does an AMAZING job. It’s definitely a Shine favorite. Most notably, it received a “A” rating from EWG (Environmental Working Group) for it’s low concern ratings for skin allergies and irritation, developmental and reproductive toxicity, cancer, and environmental concerns.
If you would like to migrate towards a natural cleaning regimen in your own home, request a free estimate today from Let it Shine. We pride ourselves on offering high quality cleaning using only the best natural cleaners and equipment to clean your home safely and effectively.
We are proud to say that we do not use any of the EWG’s Cleaner Hall of Shame.
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