Going green is more than just recycling here and there; it’s a lifestyle choice. Switching to natural cleaning products is one extra way you can contribute to helping the environment, but also improve the health of home. Here are some reasons why you should take the plunge.
Better Air Quality
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) reports that inside the typical home, the air is 2-5 times more polluted than directly outside; this is due to the use of chemical cleaning agents. Conventional store-bought products contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which may have short and long-term adverse health effects. This includes the increased risk of:
- respiratory irritation and asthma
- damage to the central and peripheral nervous system
- heart and lung disease
Natural cleaning products can help improve overall indoor air quality as they use the power of nature to clean and restore your home instead of the use of artificial, toxic ingredients.
Child and Pet Safety
‘Danger! Flammable! Corrosive!’ With labels like these on some conventional cleaning agents, you get a pretty good idea that they aren’t safe. Small children and pets are especially vulnerable due to higher exposure levels because of their size. The skin absorbs chemicals in the air or during direct contact with recently cleaned surfaces. This is especially dangerous for young children who may rub at their eyes or suck on their thumbs, also for our four legged friends who may lick surfaces. These common chemicals used e.g. chlorine and ammonia may have a detrimental effect on their health. Avoid!
Protect The Environment
Many common household cleaners contain harmful chemicals like ammonia, SLS and phosphates. When using these products to wash clothes, dishes and even flush the toilet, it is possible that the chemicals are being sent back into the water supply and contaminating it. Not only can they come back into the water that you drink, but they also have a negative impact on the environment and wildlife.
Go Green – Make The Switch
Why not pop into our shop or visit our website to check out the only totally toxin-free home cleaning range on the UK market – TINCTURE. They have everything:
- Washing Up
- Glass Mirror Steel
Each formulation harnesses the cleansing power of botanical extracts and essential oils to rid your home of dirt and germs.
Why We Love TINCTURE
- 100% Natural – made from sustainable plant/vegetable sources
- Clinically Tested – all dermatologically approved
- Sustainable and Biodegradable
- Cruelty Free
- Eco Friendly Packaging
- Zero Waste – offer glass refills so you can reuse your white, antimicrobial bottle
- Vegan (apart from Furniture TINCTURE which contains sustainably sourced beeswax) – all made from 100% natural, plant-based ingredients
- Made in England – support local businesses and manufacturers – all products are hand finished
Switch to TINCTURE and ditch the nasties. Create a safer environment for yourself and our planet.