Monday, July 12, 2010

Considering Green Cleaning Supplies

I was talking about green cleaning supplies today when it was mentioned that 'the earth-friendly stuff' takes extra elbow grease and "never looks clean." Well, no, they don't leave things eerily white. And yes, they do take a little extra scrubbing. They do the job, though, and I much prefer my home to smell of nothing rather than chlorajawhateverscent is in most cleaning supplies.

And my baby (and your pets!) can lick the floor (gross), and I don't wonder if his eyes will turn into two mini x spots within two seconds of doing so.

No, your kids should not guzzle down your dish soap. But when you are using eco-friendly cleaners without toxic ingredients, you don't have to panic if they lick the floor after a scrubbing. Poison control does not need to be notified if they drink a little cleanser. Sure, per the directions, see a physician and drink water. But it isn't life and death.

And eco-friendly is about the earth, but it is also about a comfy, safe, family-friendly home.

What's better than that?


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  2. I use mostly all green products and love it! They are getting better :) I know what you are saying though...about having to scrub :)

  3. I use all green home-made products. They are so much cheaper and healthier for our family. My husband and I think our house is cleaner and smells better. We hated the bleach/yucky smells that commerical cleaners had.