Spring cleaning – do you love it or hate it? I love opening up the windows and letting the warm fresh air in, after a long winter of being cooped up inside. Spring cleaning (or any cleaning for that matter) doesn’t have to mean filling your home with harsh, toxic chemicals. You can breathe easy – this is the ultimate guide to your all-natural and non-toxic spring cleaning.
Do you remember the Mr. Yuck commercials and jingle on TV? Not much has changed with mainstream cleaning products. I was never one to buy into the hype about all-natural cleaning. Chemicals are made for cleaning, right? If it doesn’t smell clean, then it’s not clean, right?
All good in theory, but according to the Environmental Working Group, mainstream cleaning products contain fumes and ingredients which can lead to asthma, cancer, and other ailments.
But Holly, isn’t everything going to cause our demise at some point?
Of course. It’s almost impossible to pinpoint cause and effect. But I do believe the research. And after my cleaning lady accidentally used mainstream cleaning products instead of my all-natural ones, the second I opened the door, the fumes hit me like truck. I had trouble catching my breath, and an instant migraine followed. Believe what you want, but I know how much better I feel living in an all-natural and healthy home.
This is a list of my favorite products that I use. Do 100% of these products follow 100% of the “rules?” No. Are they all organic AND gluten free AND vegan AND cruelty free AND sulfate free AND paraben free AND… AND… AND…? No. But many and most of the products check off the majority of the boxes and are all within my threshold of being clean and all-natural. I only listed items that I personally have used and can honestly recommend as quality products and brands.
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