We would all like to believe that our homes are safe havens for our families, free from the harsh toxins of the world around us, but this is simply not true. According to the EPA, the levels of air pollution inside the home can be two to five times (and as much as 100 times) higher than outdoor levels, regardless of whether we are living in the city or the country. The American Lung Association ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five environmental risks to public health.
That’s why we use bagless, HEPA filtered vacuums that improve the indoor air quality by reducing harmful bacteria, dirt, mold, and other micro pollutants. They are certified asthma and allergy friendly. This combined with effective plant derived enzymatic cleaning agents, essentials oils, aromatherapy and old-fashioned elbow grease effectively reduces the number of toxins in your home and increase your level of comfort.
Common household cleaning products that are being flushed down drains across America contribute to the billions of hazardous waste materials that ultimately end up in our rivers, lakes and streams. The average American household produces 20 pounds of toxic waste each year.
Useful facts about some of your common household cleaners:
- Glass cleaners often contain Isopropyl alcohol and ammonia which can irritate the skin, eyes, nose and throat, and cause coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
- All-purpose cleaners often contain 2-butoxyethanol which can cause headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness and confusion, in addition to irritating the eyes, nose, throat and mouth.
- Bathroom cleaners often contain Sodium hypochlorite/chlorine which can severely irritate the skin; may cause eye damage, coughing or shortness of breath.
These are some of the reasons why we make our own cleaning products. You can trust that all of our products are made in house and by hand in small batches, using natural cleaning agents and essential oils.