3 Reasons You Should Try Natural Cleaners

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Our schedules only seem get busier and more stressful, so it’s easy to gravitate towards the latest products that promise to make cleaning chores even easier. But did you ever think about what’s in that container? Most household cleaners are made up of harsh chemicals, which can be bad for your health. Here are three reasons why you might want to consider using natural cleaning solutions for your home!

Healthier Home and Family

When using common household cleaners, you run the risk of allowing dangerous chemicals to get absorbed through your skin or breathed in through the air. Sensitive skin exposed to cleaning products can develop a red, swollen, itchy rash that dermatologists refer to as contact dermatitis. Household cleaning products such as bleach, window and glass cleaner, air fresheners, and laundry detergents are associated with asthma symptoms, especially in women. Conventional cleaning products also pose risks such as chemical burns to your skin and eyes.

Less Expensive

Using natural cleaners like baking soda, vinegar, and lemons will turn into massive savings in comparison to buying conventional cleaning products. Why go out and buy products when you can use things you already have in your pantry? Not only are natural cleaners a cheaper alternative, they may even work better than the chemical cleaners you used to buy at the store!

Fewer Antibacterials

Most green or environmentally friendly cleaning products don’t contain antibacterial agents, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that washing with antibacterial soaps isn’t any better than regular soaps, and the American Medical Association (AMA) warns that the frequent use of antibacterial ingredients can promote bacterial resistance to antibiotics. So while you might be frequently using antibacterial cleaners with the best intentions, you might be doing more harm than good.

It’s no surprise then that more and more people are re-thinking what they are using in their home, and natural cleaners like baking soda, vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, and lemons are taking the lead!

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