We are conditioned to associate cleanliness with the odor and harsh nature of toxic products. But, have you ever considered that these very items could be making you sicker? For that very reason, we recommend using non-toxic and cruelty-free cleaners. These non-toxic cleaners are gentle on your family’s health, planet earth and most are also gentle on your pocketbook. With the recent news of this new virus or “the big C”, working to keep your environment as clean as possible will help prevent the spread of all germs and bacteria. In this article we will share with you our favorite non-toxic cleaners.
There are more than 2,000 cleaning and household products currently on the market. Household cleaners, nail polish remover, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, chlorine, oven spray, antibacterial spray cleaners, and air fresheners are some of the products that emit tiny particles that can lodge deep in to the lungs.
They’re called VOC’s or volatile organic compounds and they can irritate our eyes, nose, cause asthma attacks, wheezing, respiratory infections. VOC’s can even have possible long-term effects to your kidneys, liver, central nervous system and cancer. Why irritate your system even further with toxic cleaning products all while you’re trying to prevent against the “big C”?
Help Prevent an Infection & the Spread of Germs
If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know all about this new virus. According to the World Health Organization, “common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.” Clearly, this is not a topic that should be taken lightly!
The World Health Organization recommends that you avoid touching any part of your face and to wash your hands regularly. Washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand rub will help kill any viruses, such as the Coronavirus, that may be on your hands. You might want to also consider cleaning your home or work office areas such as your desk, computer keyboard, computer mouse, kitchen counters, baby changing stations, your entire bathroom, and so on and so fourth.
There are many possible steps to help prevent the virus from spreading. Below are our top 5 non-toxic cleaners for your consideration:
Best Non-Toxic Soap
The Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap is an 18-in-1 product. Yup, you heard us right: 18-in-1! It can do everything from clean your dishes, to mop your floors. Truly a multi faceted and non-toxic cleaner.
Best Non-Toxic Tub & Tile Cleaner
This non-toxic cleaner will help you wipe away all that scum that builds up in your bathroom and is made without chlorine, petroleum-based solvents, glycol ethers, phosphates, dyes or strong acids. The company also claims to have never tested its products on animals.
Best Non-Toxic All-Purpose Cleaning Wipes
Not only are these non-toxic cleaner wipes all-purpose (meaning they can be used on your computer keyboard, on surfaces in your baby’s nursery, or for your pet’s personal items) they also come in these fun scents: bright grapefruit, fresh lavender or lime & sea salt!
Best Non-Toxic Multi Surface Cleaner
This multi surface non-toxic cleaner will work its magic in every single room of your home! It’s made with all natural & non-toxic ingredients making it safe for kids and pets!
Best Non-Toxic Hand Soap
Since washing your hands regularly is highly recommended for prevention against viruses, not just the C, we thought it best to include one of our favorite non-toxic hand soaps in the mix. Mrs. Meyer’s comes in a variety of scents like rosemary, geranium and honeysuckle. Also, every hand soap is non-toxic & cruelty-free!
When it comes to the food we eat, most of us are aware of the harmful effects that chemicals can have on our bodies. While we do our best to avoid these chemicals as much as possible many may not know about the non-toxic options we have when it comes to household and office cleaners.
We hope that you have found our top 5 Best Non-Toxic Cleaners for Home or Office (2020) helpful. We welcome your thoughts and feedback. While you are here, you may be interested in reading our other recent article on Non-Toxic Nursery