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Natural Cleaning for a Healthier Home

 

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DANGER: CORROSIVE. Causes irreversible eye damage and skin burns.

Skull Crossbones DAnger

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

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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.

Seventh GenerationChemical Free Cleaners2

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.

Bon Ami

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.

 

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Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 5.27.00 PMWe are proud to say that we do not use any of the EWG’s Cleaner Hall of Shame.

 

 

 

  2 comments for “

  1. Charlotte Lee
    October 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Mary what is a good product or formula for washing windows? Thanking you in advance for your advice!

    • MParrilli
      October 28, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Vinegar and water works well, but it might leave streaks. In that case, I like to use Seventh Generation glass cleaner or HomeSolv makes a good glass cleaner. Hope this helps!

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