Toxins in Common Household Cleaning Products

Green Home Blog

Toxins in Common Household Cleaning Products. It can seem impossible to sort out what’s dangerous, both to your family and the environment, so below we’ve compiled a list the hazardous chemicals that can be found in household cleaning products. They are the most important part of any cleaning product, and are found in all sorts of cleaners, especially all purpose cleaners , detergents , fabric softeners , and stain guards.

3 Easy DIY Cleaning Products: Save Money & the Planet!

Elephant Journal

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How To Make Green Cleaning Products At Home

Green Home Blog

How To Make Green Cleaning Products At Home. Clean Green! They’re supposed to keep our homes in tip-top shape, but many commercial cleaning products are really doing anything but. Fortunately, there are lots of safe, eco-friendly ways to clean using things you already have around your home. I use it on the bottom of the oven to get rid of burned-on food (just be sure you’ve rinsed everything good and clean before you use the oven again).

Homemade Cleaning Products

Green Living Ideas

There are so many reasons to make your own homemade cleaning products: less plastic waste, reduced chemical exposure in the home and a good clean home too! Homemade cleaning products made using vinegar, baking soda, natural essential. The post Homemade Cleaning Products appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living baking soda homemade cleaning products homemade living natural home vinegar

What to Look for in Green Cleaning Products

Green Home Blog

What to Look for in Green Cleaning Products. You use them to keep your house clean and safe, but soap and other cleaning products can actually be one of the biggest sources of dangerous toxins and chemicals in your home. Most household cleaning products contain a variety of manufactured chemicals that are potentially hazardous to the health of your family and the environment.

How to Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Eco Friendly Daily

Cleaning will definitely never make my list of favorite pastimes. But to me the worst part about cleaning is the cleaning product companies that constantly bombard us with ads of the latest chemical filled products. The plain truth is commercial cleaning products are packed with chemicals that are bad for our bodies and horrible for the oceans. clean & shine brass and copper with lemon juice.

Eco-friendly Cleaning Products

Eco Friendly Daily

But cleaning products don’t have to be so assaultive to your body and surroundings. A more natural way to clean is to use essential oils. Essential oils are a healthy alternative to the common toxic cleaning products. If you use any other disposable fabrics to clean, find alternatives that are either biodegradable or can be reused. There are a variety of oils that can mixed to create a customized scent and cleaning product to meet your needs.

EcoMum’s Baby Almost Poisoned From Passover Cleaning Products

Green Prophet

It’s every parent’s nightmare: an advocate of simple, green cleaning products, Green Prophet’s Sophie reports how her child was almost poisoned by Passover cleaning products. The pleasure of cleaning out the old for the new and a good spring clean. Well the joy of the Passover spring clean took a very nasty turn for me and my family yesterday, and it was an an even sadder one for another family. Get your dry cleaning wet.

How to Easily Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Green Living Ideas

Next time you go to scrub down your garage door, don’t use chemical filled cleaning supplies. Instead, try using cleaning supply recipes made up from ingredients you have lying around the house. Enjoy these easily made green cleaning products. Juice from a bright yellow lemons makes an excellent cleaning ingredient. Perhaps no home-made cleaning supply is as notorious as good old-fashioned baking soda and water.

Natural Cleaning Products

Eco Friendly Daily

Natural Cleaning Products. Watkins natural cleaning solutions. Most of the ingredients in these cleaning products are things that you could probably find in your kitchen, but that are mixed together in their special way to give a little extra “oomph” when you’re cleaning tough messes. Watkins products as natural as possible. Why on Earth would you need to buy industrial solvents to clean up after yourself in your own kitchen?

Homemade Cleaning Products That Work As Well as Those You Buy

Green Living Ideas

Natural cleaning with vinegar and baking soda is easy, affordable, and makes your clean home super green and healthy. The post Homemade Cleaning Products That Work As Well as Those You Buy appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living green home living natural cleaning natural cleaning recipes non-toxic cleaning products sustainable products

How to Make Green Cleaning Products

Eco Friendly Daily

Cleaning is maybe the last item to do on your list, and when you are ready clean it’s more convenient to have all of your cleaning supplies in one area. However, with all of the different cleaning agents for wood, floors, toilets, glass, etc., you can end up with an entire closet filled with cleaning products. that enable you to use some of these products. These products can be used on just about anything when you mix some warm water with them.

Ed Begley Jr. Launches New Line of Green Cleaning Products


s new line of Begley's Earth Responsible Products are eco-friendly. Ed Begley, Jr.'s Read More. Home Lifestyle News Top News ed begley jr

Cleaning Products: MyCleaningProducts Joins Olympics 2012 Green Dream with Green Cleaners

Green (Living) Review

Miami, FL : The Summer Olympic Games 2012 and green cleaning products have something in common. Particularly, it does so by providing green cleaning products. Learn More About MyCleaningProducts Unlike most of the home cleaning solutions available today, MCP's cleaners were formulated using natural ingredients. Without the use of harsh chemicals, the company's cleaning products benefit health and the environment.

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Cleaning Products and the Right to Know


Steve Israel (D – NY) announced the introduction of the Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act, legislation that will require ingredient labeling for domestic commercial and institutional cleaning products. You have a right to know what’s hiding in your household products. That’s why I’m introducing legislation to require full disclosure of the ingredients in everyday cleaning products,” said Rep. On Thursday, Rep.

DIY Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Products


The Eco-Me DIY range allows you to make cleaning products for your home, body, baby and pets using all-natural ingredients. Due to the popularity of the DIY range, Eco-Me founders Robin Kay Evine and Jennifer Mihajlov have also launched pre-mixed, ready-to-use products. These eco-friendly products include pet shampoos and litter freshener, to laundry soap and floor cleaner.

Put a stop to buying chemical cleaning products

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Instead of buying and using chemical cleaning products use vinegar instead. Vinegar is great for cleaning floors, windows, mirrors, and laundry. That way the surfaces are cleaned and disinfected at the same time. After wiping a blade clean this way apply some lubricant as a blade protector; some salvaged olive oil or other cooking oil will do nicely. What a great price for a ever so useful product.

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What to Look for When Shopping for Household Cleaning Products

Green Living Ideas

Going green is as much about renouncing your old ways and habits as it is about choosing green products and services to fit your lifestyle. If natural cleaning products are the way you want to go, then it’s high time you let go of the brands that you might have been loyal [.] What to Look for When Shopping for Household Cleaning Products. Eco Cleaning Solutions for a Healthy Home. Using All Natural Household Products in Green Kitchens.

The Pros and Cons of "Ecolabels" in Cleaning Products


The environmental certification seals, preferred ingredient lists and consumer product guides appearing on cleaning products in the United States and abroad are the topic of the cover story in Chemical & Engineering News. In the article, C&EN Assistant Managing Editor Michael McCoy explains that cleaning products are at the forefront of efforts to inform consumers about the sustainability and environmental impact of goods used on a daily basis.

Guide to Homemade Cleaning Products: An Infographic

Green Living Ideas

The Green Living Ideas Guide to Homemade Cleaning Products is a beautiful infographic showing you the WHY and HOW of homemade cleaning products! The post Guide to Homemade Cleaning Products: An Infographic appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living homemade natural cleaning products natural home

10 Green & Good Cleaning Replacements for the Toxic Bad Guy

The Green Samaritan

So after I discovered this awful silver cleaning spray polish that has been following me around for years and until recently, was still lurking in the dark corner of my cabinet beneath the kitchen. Green Living Tips green cleaning products homemade cleaners how to make eco-friendly cleaners Method Mrs. Myers Seventh Generation

Green Cleaning Products That Work Great and are Good for the Planet

Green Living Consulting

I When talking with people about green cleaning products, I am oftern asked “do they really work?&#. With all the reports on greenwashing and skepticism about true green products (See recent MSN article on greenwashing), it’s hard to know what products to trust, and which ones will do the job. Tags: Uncategorized Green Cleaning

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New cleaning products with embedded enzymes could mean cheaper laundry bills


While there are treatment plants that clean up the sewage water, a decrease in the addition of these chemicals could be really helpful. Enzymes are the catalysts in detergents that help effectively clean clothes and remove dirt. Advance could mean stain-busting super scrub brushes and other new laundry products. B.Sameer Kumar: Doing laundry also adds to chemical content that gets flushed down the drains and eventually reaches water sources.

Dubai’s Eco Maid Is Green And Orange

Green Prophet

When a close friend became pregnant several years ago, and he introduced pets into his Dubai home, Tolga Soytekin began to search for environmentally-friendly cleaning products. A few years down the road and post-economic crash, that search evolved into the UAE’s first eco-friendly cleaning service. Tolga is convinced that in time the company will be recognized as the leading cleaning service provider. EcoMum’s Baby Almost Poisoned From Cleaning Products.

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Product of the Week - Wow Green Cleaning Products

The Go Green Blog

Wow Green products are different from other cleaning products out there. That’s because these cleaning products don’t immediately “kill” what you spray, but instead “break down” your dirt, stains and spills into harmless waste that you can then easily wipe away. A nd that also means no lingering chemical residue, like the residue that can be left behind and build up when you clean with traditional, chemical-based cleaners.

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How to Create Buzz Around Your Product with Instagram

Green Prophet

Before Ecover was my favorite ecological cleaning brand, it was just someone’s little idea to change the world one sink of dishes at a time. If you want to increase product sales, one of the best ways you can do that is to create buzz around your product with Instagram.

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Organic Business Ideas that will Help You Earn More

Green Prophet

Before Ecover was my favorite ecological cleaning brand, it was just someone’s little idea to change the world one sink of dishes at a time. The online world truly revolutionized the retail industry, with more and more products now being available online.

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Vinegar Cleaning Tasks: 10 Ways to Clean with this Cheap, Readily-Available Ingredient

Green Living Ideas

There are many vinegar cleaning tasks that are easy, affordable and totally safe for you and your family. Here's 10 ways to clean with vinegar in your home. The post Vinegar Cleaning Tasks: 10 Ways to Clean with this Cheap, Readily-Available Ingredient appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living cleaning products household chemicals natural cleaning non-toxic cleaning products organic vinegar

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How To Make Eco-Friendly Lemon Furniture Polish

Green Furniture Home Design

Furniture polish is a great way to clean and shine wood, it’s also a great way to breath in some nasty chemicals or really irritate your eyes. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products VideosNot to mention the irreversible damage that can be made to furniture if the wrong polish is used. There is no sense in sourcing those beautifully reclaimed pieces of furniture if you are just going to ruin them with some random chemical polish you picked up at your local hardware store.

Toxic Infertility | Wend Magazine - Greenery

Wend Magazine

This Seattle mother and her husband, Zack, are keenly aware of what’s in the food, toys and cleaning products in their home. Repeated miscarriages caused them to seek out information on how commercial products and chemical substances in their home might impact their reproductive health. “So that means that the fetus was exposed to toxic chemicals that can lead to early puberty, reduced sperm production, and learning disabilities.&#

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Detoxify your Home with Products from these 5 Eco-Friendly (& Affordable!) Companies.

Elephant Journal

I used to be of the mindset that I had to clean with bleach and chemicals for something to be clean. Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) animal friendly carbon footprint eco-friendly fair trade green products method organic cleaning products plant-based PureGreen Seventh Generation Shaklee

Top 5 Household Chemicals to Avoid + 10 Awesome Green Cleaning Solutions

Green Living Ideas

Here are the top 5 household cleaners to avoid and 10 ways you can green your cleaning routine, with information reposted from Women's Voice for the Earth. The post Top 5 Household Chemicals to Avoid + 10 Awesome Green Cleaning Solutions appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living chemical exposure cleaning diy homemade cleaning products household chemicals natural cleaning

Removing Those Awful Mold and Mildew Stains

Green Furniture Home Design

There are chemical products that can be used to clean these stains. However, if you care about the environment, then try to find a way to clean without harming our eco-system. To make it stop growing, it must be killed – which means every speck of slimy mold and downy mildew has to be cleaned from the surface. Then it must be cleaned again, because the tiny spores can not be seen. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products mold mildew cleaning non toxic mold cleanin

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10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil

Green Prophet

Stainless Steel Polish – give the item a general wash, then drop a bit of oil onto a soft, clean cloth. Chewing Gum Remover – I’ve cleaned gum out of my kids’ hair and our dog’s tail with this technique: soak the affected hair in a generous amount of oil. If olive oil can clean skin, shine appliances, and moisturize skin, of course it can keep your shoes tidy. (Not Not recommended for cleaning Uggs.).

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The Key to Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning

Green Furniture Home Design

Traditionally, carpet cleaning has been an artificial, chemical process. The best solution is to keep the carpet clean as you go instead of hiring a professional, industrial cleaning service. There are also many commercially available, green cleaning products if we do not want to make our own. We can call a professional service that specializes in “green solutions” to carpet cleaning. Each of us has had a dirty carpet at one time or another.

Eco Nuts Makes Laundry More Sustainable: A Product Review

Green Living Ideas

Eco Nuts makes a whole line of sustainable cleaning ad launcdy products from the soap nut. Here's our product review. The post Eco Nuts Makes Laundry More Sustainable: A Product Review appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living green cleaning laundry non-toxic non-toxic home organic cleaning product review soap berries soap nuts

15 Surprising Green Uses for Coffee Grinds (Used and New)

Green Prophet

Turn up the shine by rinsing dry, clean hair with strong, cooled coffee. Food & Health Amman beauty coffee community gardens compost gardening green cleaning products organic agriculture recyclingCoffee has a secret life beyond your kitchen filter. Give new life to the mountains of used grinds we toss out every week. I built a fertilizer-maker in my garden with the help of foodie friends, then we tucked into some coffee for their lecture on Composting 101.

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Why You Ahould Avoid ‘Fragrance’ Like the Plague

Eco Chic

If you think that “fragrance” in your cleaning and personal products comes from a field of flowers, think again. If you get random headaches, itchy skin, or often have bouts of sneezing or coughing that seem to come from nowhere, it might be your body reacting to the panoply of chemicals that are added to our cleaning and personal care products. Your best bet it to avoid products with the mystery-label “fragrance.”

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Use Natural Products to Clean Your Home

Green Living Ideas

Most people believe that keeping the home clean maximizes health. While this might be true in theory, research shows that clean houses are increasingly co-related with lowered immunity in families. The reason is that most conventional household cleaning detergents release chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that can be extremely toxic. Use Natural Products to Clean Your Home.

CleanWell All-Natural Sanitizers

Green Life Smart Life

Have you ever wondered what exactly is in the cleaning products you use on yourself and your family? Have you ever wondered what that “freshly clean” smell is? Truth is that smell is often the chemicals used in cleaning products. Yes, you clean yourself and your children with chemicals. Choosing products Powered by CleanWell means fewer toxic chemicals will be manufactured, exposed to your family, and discharged into the environment.

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Uses for methylated spirits

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardDenatured alcohol, also commonly known as methylated spirits, can be a more earth friendly alternative to other cleaning products. Pick up some tips

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Uses for eucalyptus oil

Green Living Tips

It just doesn't get more Australian than eucalyptus oil - discover some uses for this amazing oil around the home - it's a more earth friendly alternative to many common cleaning products we buy

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Improve your Indoor Air Quality

Green Living Ideas

Tags: Indoor Air Quality IAQ indoor air pollution natural cleaning products VOC VOC's

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