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Modern Organic Cleaning Products

Updated on May 1, 2010

Getting Started with Organic Products for Cleaning

Are you looking to start cleaning with modern organic cleaning products, but confused as to where to start? Does ‘environmentally friendly’ mean that the cleaning product you use is safe to use in your home? How do you know which cleaning products will actually work? Which ‘natural’ cleaners are actually full of chemicals?

First things first – organic cleaning products have become a really popular trend over the last couple of years. Many manufacturers are taking advantage of this by simply adding in one or two organic ingredients into their chemical cleaners and renaming them organic. The next time you are looking at shopping for modern organic cleaning products, ensure that you turn the bottle over and read every ingredient. Chances are that if you can find something on the back there that you can’t pronounce or don’t recognise, then it isn’t 100% good for you to use around the home. The main ones to look for are any of the ‘parabens’ or sodium laureth sulphate (a foaming agent).

Don't Be Afraid to Go Green

When householders are thinking of choosing a natural cleaning product, many people are afraid or unsure of what to use. Did you know that you can make your own cleaning products for absolute cents out of the dollar? A really easy one to start with is a typical cream cleanser – save the tub when your cream cleanser runs out and simply fill it with baking soda. Add water and mix until it is of a fairly firm consistency. Now you can use this to clean all of your sinks, tubs, and even toilets (just drop a little into the bowl, and scrub like normal).

Who Needs Harsh Chemicals When Nature Provides So Well?

It is actually an urban myth that you need to use strong bleach and ammonia to clean your toilets. As long as you’re not planning to eat your dinner of the toilet bowl, the use of a natural cleaning product will be just as effective, and so much better for the environment. Beware that many companies will try to charge a lot more for a modern organic cleaning product than a regular one at times, as people will pay for the ‘organic’.

Another homemade organic cleaner you can make, is window/glass cleaner. Simply wash out an old spray bottle, and fill up no more than 10% of the bottle with organic white vinegar. Fill the rest with some filtered water, shake and presto – you have the perfect natural glass and window cleaner. This will work really well on preventing watermarks in the shower too. The smell will dissipate within a minute or so once it has dried. For the perfect mirror finish, buff the mirror with a dry towel after cleaning.

Green is the Way to Go

All in all organic cleaning products are the way of the future. There are so many recipes on the internet available these days, which range from toilet cleaner, to hair shampoo. The challenge is for you to try these modern organic cleaning products to see if they will do just as good of a job – you should be pleasantly surprised.

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    • Zac828 profile image

      Zac828 

      8 years ago from England

      Great hub Maryrae, I used to make my own products but have stopped (stopped cleaning actually!). You have inspired me to start again. Keep posting.

    • Lady Rose profile image

      Lady Rose 

      8 years ago from Taiwan

      Wow, you gave me a good idea about making my own household green products. The window cleaner vinegar based is very interesting and i am sure it works even better than the commercial products. I am going to clean my shower glass right away...

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