How To Choose the Best Natural Cleaning Products

While we all know we should use natural cleaners, it's not always easy to do so. After all, packaging and labeling can be a tad deceitful at times. Products claiming to be all-natural can be using strategic marketing that doesn’t share the full truth. Do your research and learn how to choose the best natural cleaning products.  

Find the Right Ingredients 

The front of a bottle can make all the claims in the world, but the ingredients list is where you'll find the truth. If there is no ingredient list on a product, that's a red flag. If ingredients are not provided, consider whether you really want to trust the product. Transparency is vital when finding natural cleaning products. Only choose products that have a complete ingredient list. Look for all-natural ingredients such as baking soda, borax, citrus fruit, and vinegar.   

Know Which Ingredients Are Harmful  

Keep these harmful ingredients in mind when you look at an ingredients list. If you stumble upon them, you may want to place the cleaner back on the shelf.

  •  Ammonia: This is a toxic ingredient that can harm your lungs if inhaled. When mixed with the wrong chemicals, it can even become deadly.  
  •  Disinfectants: You don't need a cleaning material that has powerful disinfectants or antibacterial ingredients. In fact, these products do more harm than good. They're primarily why antibiotic-resistant bacteria exist.  
  •  Ethylene Glycol, Monobutyl, Butyl Glycol: These three products are dangerous for humans and damage the nervous system, kidneys, and liver.  
  •  Chlorine bleach: Getting bleach in your eye will compromise your eyesight. Bleach is unnecessarily strong and can lead to stains on your clothing.  

Look for Labeling Tricks  

As stated before, the packaging is very deceitful. Marketers are allowed to make promises that aren't entirely true. The sad truth is that this happens all the time. Dozens of unsafe cleaners claim to be all-natural and eco-friendly, even though such claims couldn’t be further from the truth. It's up to you as the consumer to look at the ingredients and verify their claims. From carpet cleaning chemicals to laundry detergent, don’t let a label go unread. Take the time to read them and choose the most natural cleaning options possible.

By now, you should have a better idea of how to choose the best natural cleaning products. Remember, the packaging for most cleansers will be deceitful. It will claim that the item is organic, natural, and safe. Always check the ingredients before buying a cleaner to see if it’s legitimate. As long as you follow this guide closely, you'll be fine.  


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