A Simple Guide to Eco-Friendly Cleaning
Eco-friendly cleaning, also called green cleaning, simply means cleaning without the use of toxic chemicals – no bleach, no antibacterial soap, no aerosol air fresheners and no ammonia. It’s cleaning with kindness to those you live with (people and pets) and the world at large. Making the switch is much easier than it sounds, all you need are a few guidelines to get you started.
Use Environmentally-Friendly Products
It’s important to avoid cleaning products that contain phosphates, chlorine, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These additives can be harmful to your health and the environment. Look for all-purpose cleaners that contain naturally occurring substances such as lauramine oxide, TEA lauryl sulphate and caprylyl glucoside. You can also make DIY cleaning products from everyday household ingredients. Simply Google any recipe you need.
Avoid Store-bought Air Fresheners
We all want our homes to smell fresh, but chemical sprays aren’t the answer. Stove-top solutions are just as effective. Simmer water with citrus fruits and cinnamon, or other herbs and spices to find the perfect combo. Essential oil diffusers are a popular trend. Stick to organic essential oils as the synthetic ones lose their scents quickly. Plants are another natural way to help clean the air indoors. And, of course, cracking open your windows is an easy-peasy green win.
Look for an Eco-friendly Cleaning Service
The MOLLY MAID Green Housekeeping Program is a green cleaning service designed for the health and safety of our customers, our team and to protect the environment. Our green cleaning products are 100% biodegradable, making them environmentally safe. To reduce our carbon footprint and minimize packaging waste, our green cleaning products are supplied in concentrate and distributed in reusable bottles. This system drastically reduces our overall impact on the environment.