Many people today are becoming more interested in the use of organic products in the home. It’s no longer just a passing trend – people are beginning to realise that there is a direct connection between the way we lead our personal lives and the health of our environment as a whole.
Organic cleaning products are a big part of the current discussion.
What Makes Organics Different?
Standard cleaners are a combination of man-made chemicals, most of which are harsh and toxic. Besides adding to the clutter of landfills, they pollute the air we breathe, and must be removed from the water we drink. Many people today suffer from allergies, which are attributed at least in part to the use of harmful chemicals.
By contrast, authentic organic cleaners are made from plant materials. They are non-toxic, biodegradable and safe to use around children and pets. What may be surprising to some is that they are just as useful as harsh chemicals for cleaning purposes around the home.
Which Products To Use
Organic lines of cleaning products have been made for many different uses around the home. These can be found in several retail stores in the UK, under such brand names as Ecover. They are usually stocked in a separate section from standard cleaners, for easier identification to the buyer. They can also be purchased over the internet.
Be aware, though that the word “organic” has become a popular manufacturer term that could be misleading. The best way to know if a product is truly organic is to read the ingredient list.
You can also make your organic cleaning products to use around the home, from such common household ingredients as baking soda and vinegar. Recipes abound over the internet for such home made cleaners, which can not only be used for all purpose cleaning but will save you a lot of money in the process.
The truth is that although cleaning products today have become highly specialised according to the type of cleaning needed, such specialisation is more the result of manufacturer advertising than anything else.
A few basic organic cleaners can be used very effectively in many areas of the home.
Organic cleaning products are the wave of the future. They are healthier for the environment and every living thing.