Do You Know What Is In Your Cleaning Supplies?
There are so many things to worry about when you have children. Always trying to keep them safe you worry about the things they eat, the things they wear, down to the things that they come in contact with. The things that we often don’t give enough thought to is the things that you use to clean their rooms, the floors and the spaces in our homes. Cleaning supplies can be one of the most harmful things that our children come into contact with, yet we spray it freely about the house and just assume that it is safe. There are many ingredients that are found in our everyday spray bottles that if we understood how dangerous they were, we wouldn’t even allow them in our homes.
Make sure to read instructions
The grocery shelves are lined with different products that clean everything from floors to ceilings to bathrooms, and we just assume that if they are being sold, they must be safe. That is a very presumptuous assumption to make. There are many things that are being marketed to us that are not good for the health of our family, or our pets. If you read things closely enough, which we often don’t have time to do, there are all sorts of warnings about what to do with the products we use. We don’t always read instructions closely about how to come into contact with them, and ways to use them.
We give very little thought to getting into a closed shower with cleaning supplies to spray and breathe them. I know that I am not the only one who has almost passed out from mixing things that aren’t supposed to go together. But, I thought “I am sure that if they were harmful I would know” . So, I started to look into those things that I just thought were fine for my home, my family and myself and found that they may not be as fine as I thought.
Use more natural cleaning products
There are many new cleaning supplies on the market that are safe and natural. They pose no problem to our health, and they clean just as well as the other chemically based ones. The problem is that we are so programmed to believe that we have to come at dirt with a heavy hand to kill it off that we overdo it. Dirt needs not much but some good elbow grease and soap, but we think we need industrial strength ingredients when we don’t. Just some vinegar, ammonia, and baking soda are enough to clean anything in your home.
The next time you reach for something to clean your home or have a cleaning service like King of Maids come to your home with cleaning supplies, make sure you know what ingredients they contain. The general rule is if you wouldn’t put it on your skin, you shouldn’t spray it in your home. Everything in your environment makes its way into your system. If it is in the spaces of your home, it is being absorbed into your body. Always choose cleaning supplies that are natural and made from 100% organic materials. They do just as good a job as the ones that are produced in a lab somewhere. Most of them smell better to boot. A clean home is a healthy one, but not if it is riddled with harmful chemicals and agents that have a negative effect on your home and health. I would rather deal with a little dirt than things that are not supposed to touched. Clean your home with care, not with ignorance.