The basic idea for being green when you clean is to be environmentally friendly and have less of an effect on human health than with traditional cleaning products. Using green-cleaning products and natural cleaners offer a safe and non-toxic way to clean your home. From cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, windows and more, green cleaning uses products that are made up of environmentally- friendly ingredients and also may have eco-friendly packaging.
Here are four tips for green cleaning:
- Look for products that are labeled as ‘zero’ or ‘low’ VOC, which stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.
- Baking soda, lemons and vinegar are considered natural green cleaners that can be done as a ‘do-it-yourself’ cleaning product.
- Avoid products that have artificial colors or fragrances, phosphates or chlorine.
- When shopping the cleaning aisle, you may find products labeled as made from recycled packaging, are biodegradable or supportive of environmental causes.