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Green Cleaning: How it Benefits Your Health and Home

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of our lives and home environment, including cleaning. Green cleaning, also known as eco-friendly or sustainable cleaning, involves using products and methods that minimise environmental impact and promote health and well-being.

In this blog, we explore the benefits of green cleaning for both your health and your home, and why it's an essential practice for today's conscientious individuals.

Benefits for Your Health

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  1. Reduced Exposure to Harmful Chemicals

Traditional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to both humans and the environment. You only need to read the warning labels on the products to be alarmed at how toxic they can be. By switching to green cleaning products made from natural ingredients you can reduce your exposure to these harmful substances and protect your health, the health of your family, pets and the environment.

  1. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Many commercial cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can pollute indoor air and contribute to respiratory problems such as asthma and allergies. Green cleaning products are free from these harmful chemicals, helping to improve indoor air quality and create a healthier living environment for you and your family. To further promote indoor air quality open doors and windows daily to circulate fresh air. You may also like to read our article, Benefits of Indoor Plants which outlines the benefits of indoor plants and which plants are best.

  1. Safer for Children and Pets

Children and pets are particularly vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemicals found in traditional cleaning products. Green cleaning products are safer and gentler, making them a better choice for households with young children and furry friends who may come into contact with cleaned surfaces.

Benefits for Your Home

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  1. Environmental Sustainability

Green cleaning products are made from renewable, biodegradable ingredients that have minimal impact on the environment. By choosing eco-friendly products and methods, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.

  1. Gentle on Surfaces

Harsh chemicals in traditional cleaning products can also damage surfaces over time, leading to wear and tear that requires costly repairs or replacements. Green cleaning products are gentler and less abrasive, helping to preserve the integrity of surfaces such as countertops, floors and appliances.

  1. Cost-Effective

Contrary to popular belief, green cleaning doesn't have to break the bank. Many eco-friendly cleaning products are affordable and can be made at home using simple ingredients like vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil. Additionally, the long-term benefits of green cleaning, such as improved indoor air quality and reduced maintenance costs, can result in savings over time.

Make the Switch to Green Cleaning

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Green cleaning is more than just a trend. It’s a responsible choice that benefits both your health and the environment. Making the switch to green cleaning is easier than you may think. Many of us choose to buy chemical cleaners without giving them a lot of thought.

However, you may be surprised how readily available natural and eco-friendly products are. They can easily be incorporated into your regular routine. Natural products are often more cost-effective and do a better job than chemical alternatives. Make the switch to green cleaning and reap the rewards of a healthier and happier home. In our article, 10 Natural Home Cleaning Hacks, you’ll find some great tips on how to incorporate some simple ideas and household products into your regular cleaning routine.

If you are looking to hire a cleaning company, ensure the products they use are ethically sourced and eco-friendly. The cleaning products used by Bliss Home Care Services are certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). GECA’s ecolabel on products provides an independent assessment and approval that products are better for the environment and reduce their impact on human health. GECA’s standards are rigorous, scientific and relevant to key Australian industries. To learn more about the green cleaning services we offer click here.

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