Although billions of litres of chemicals are poured into hygiene supplies every year, sustainable cleaning products offer an alternative for a healthier future.
On a global scale, we’ve become increasingly aware of our impact on the earth. We’re ditching plastic straws, eating less meat, and even using our cars less. Naturally, it would then make sense for us to turn our attention to our homes.
In all fairness, you’ve most likely already made a start on improving your home’s sustainability without realising. Processes and systems like composting, solar panels and even catching more rainwater are all big factors in making our homes a healthier place to be, but there’s still one area that is routinely swept under the rug: the quality of our cleaning products.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that there’s no eco-friendly way to tackle the hygiene of our homes, but the reality is that sustainable cleaning products can provide an effective solution – but do they actually work?
Your Guide To Sustainable Cleaning Products
For the unfamiliar, sustainable cleaning products are created with natural ingredients and include none of the harsh cleaning agents that are found in traditional cleaning products. Ethically made and vegan, eco-friendly cleaning products are not tested on animals and are designed to be safe to humans, pets and the environment.
To ensure your sustainable cleaning products of choice are in fact “green” and not simply marketed that way, be sure to scrutinise the labels and enquire to find out the complete list of ingredients if the packaging is vague. As a general rule, steer clear of anything that contains chlorine, mineral oil, artificial dyes, fragrances, phosphates, or triclosan. Labels that are vague and don’t indicate what’s actually in the product may out themselves if there’s any text that says that the ingredients may be hazardous, corrosive, warning, danger or irritant.
Instead, sustainable cleaning products will generally contain labelling that indicates things like 100% pure essential oils, combined with plant-based ingredients, sugar-based surfactants and sugar-based biodegradable alcohol. Other contributing factors generally include no artificial colours, biodegradable or recyclable packaging, and organically grown ingredients using sustainable farming practices. In the right concentration with water, sustainable cleaning products have been proven to be just as effective as chemical cleaners.
Many traditional cleaning supplies or household products can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems, including even the likes of cancer. Some products can release dangerous chemicals into a home or property, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other harmful ingredients include ammonia and bleach. By making the change to sustainable cleaning products, homeowners can avoid all of these potential hazards and do their part in saving the world.
Considering that more Australians than ever before are paying careful attention to their overall health, it makes sense that the same philosophy would apply to our home environments as well. Given the fact that eco-friendly cleaning agents have been demonstrated to be just as effective at tackling various chores as traditional cleaning products, the weekly or fortnightly packages on offer through Goodwings enable Queenslanders to continue on with a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing the cleanliness of their homes.
Enlist The Help Of The Cleaning Angels At Goodwings
Goodwings is slowly revolutionising the domestic cleaning industry one household at a time. Serving the Greater Gold Coast regions, Anita and her team of “cleaning angels” at Goodwings provide families and busy professionals with the opportunity to outsource their home’s cleaning requirements, but in a safe, eco friendly and sustainable manner.
Offering four to six hour cleaning packages, the services provided by Goodwings include bed linen changes, washing, and topping up everyday household goods like washing powder, shampoos, toilet paper and more. The key point of difference with using a provider like Goodwings is that we don’t introduce any chemicals to the property, and instead operate with a holistic approach through only using sustainable and non-toxic cleaning products.
Ultimately, a healthy lifestyle is not just about how we look after our physical bodies, but how we maintain our homes and living environment as well. To outsource your household’s cleaning requirements chemical free, get in touch with Anita and the team at Goodwings today.