If you haven’t converted your home to natural cleaners yet, it is more than time. It’s as simple as that. The reasons to get rid of toxic household cleaners are obvious: it is better for your health AND better for the environment. However, there are 2 reasons that we often hear from people who do NOT want to replace their old commercial cleaners filled with harsh chemicals. But if you look deeper into those reasons, you will realize that in fact, they are myths.
Myth #1: Natural cleaners are not effective
Maybe sometimes it is true. Maybe you’ve tried to switch to less toxic cleaners but did not like the results. All cleaners were not made equal. But this statement also applies to commercial cleaners, not only natural cleaners. When green cleaners were introduced 20 or 30 years ago most of them were poor performers. But for the last decades, manufacturers went back to the drawing board and came up with cleaners that are at least as effective as commercial ones if not more.Learn more about them at house cleaning dublin.
Even when it comes to disinfecting, you may be surprise how natural cleaners can do the job. E-Coli, Salmonella, listeria and most germs are killed by white vinegar and essential oils like, thyme, rosemary, basil and tea tree just to name a few. Tea tree essential oil is even effective to remove mold. Commercial cleaners also do the work well, but they also come with a load of potential problems, from health hazards to environmental threats.
The one thing to remember when it comes to natural cleaners effectiveness is that since they do not contain harsh chemicals, you need to give them time to do their work. Spray the surface then let sit for at least 60 seconds before wiping.
Myth #2: Natural cleaners are more expensive
If you go to the grocery store and compare prices you will find that natural products cost between 50 and 150% more than their toxic equivalent. But if you look closer, natural cleaners are usually more concentrated so their cost per use is much lower. A little goes a long way. Also, it is easy to make your own cleaners for pennies using good old-fashion products such as vinegar, lemon and baking soda.
If you are not a DYI fan, you can also find some very good non-toxic cleaners online for about 30-40% less than products found in grocery stores but you need to know where to look and do a little bit of research.