A lot of people ask me why on Earth I spend more money to buy natural and non-toxic cleaners. What’s the big deal? There are a few different reasons why I do what I do. The decision came to me when I had my first child. I didn’t feel right having anything in my home that said,”Contact Poison Control Center if…” It just wasn’t worth the risk for me when I knew that there were safer alternatives.
Today my 2yr old insisted on helping me clean our sliding glass doors. I had no problem letting her spray, wipe and touch our glass and surface cleaner. There was no concern on my part at all. Anyone with a small child can tell you how difficult house cleaning can be with someone right under your feet. When I sprayed the glass door and watched the excess spray float in her direction I never batted an eye. What a relief. I have too many more important things to think about than whether or not my glass cleaner is going to make my daughter break out in hives or cause her temporary blindness.
I personally recommend Seventh Generation Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner to anyone looking to make the switch to a healthier alternative. It works great! Even on glass and surfaces that has been exposed to smoke and/or dust for an extended period of time.
As time has progressed, I have created quite a collection of natural cleaners and come to realize that not only are they safer for ourselves and our families, but they are safer for our Earth as well. If every household in the U.S. replaced just one bottle of 32oz solvent-based glass and surface cleaner with solvent-free Seventh Generation Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner, we could prevent 11 million pounds of Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) from being released into the environment.
For a list of Volatile Organic Chemical Contaminants visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/drinkingwater/vol_con.htm
If you are concerned about the increase in cost for making the switch, consider starting a local co-op with quality products for natural living (at wholesale pricing) at http://recipes.frontiercoop.com/