Getting Ready for Summer!

Over the last week I had noticed that a row of irises which I had planted last year was finally starting to blossom.

We also have a porch swing which was set up last fall but had to be taken down during the winter and was stored unassembled on our porch. Though the cushions are made of waterproof material, they were exposed to some pretty harsh elements during the winter months and required a serious cleaning before anybody could sit on them. Rather than resorting to the same toxic cleaning products (which almost make me suffocate), I decided to use my new “tough and tender” non-toxic biodegradable cleaner to clean the cushions. My husband had his doubts about how strong these non-toxic green products could possibly be but was thoroughly impressed with the job that this cleaner did. Check out the before and after below.

This is the “before” picture when I just started to clean.
This is the “after” picture taken the next day, after the cushion had time to dry. I think the difference is pretty impressive!

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Non Toxic Household Cleaners as an Alternative to Cancer Causing Products

One of the main selling points which led me to sign up with my current company was the wide assortment of non toxic household cleaning products that they offered. During a company presentation, it was mentioned that there are so many toxic ingredients in most name brand cleaners that using these products on a daily basis is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day! This is now suspected to be partially responsible for the increase in lung cancer rates among non-smokers in recent years. They are also a hazard to those with asthma.

Some other disturbing statistics that I learned are:

Women who work at home have an ~50% higher cancer risk compared to those who work outside of the home. This is largely due to the toxicity of many popular household cleaning and disinfectant products.

Women who clean houses for a living are at an 80% increased risk.

Toxic chemicals in household cleaners are three times more likely to cause cancer than air pollution.

Within 26 seconds after exposure to chemicals such as those found in cleaning products, traces of these chemicals can be found in every organ of the body.

These above mentioned statistics are not simply false claims made up by the company to sell products. This information is readily available from multiple online sources.

For my April order, I purchased an all purpose cleaner, disinfectant, and an air freshener to replace some of the older products I had in my home. These products are economical as well since they are very concentrated, sometimes up to 12x. I especially like the new air freshener since it is a “tropical sorbet” fragrance. It is also available in Tuscan Orange and Sea Salt and Vanilla varieties. As you can see from the labels, the cleaners contain no chlorine bleach, ammonia, toxic chemicals, formaldehyde or phthalates. These substances are also known to have harmful effects on the body, as noted above.

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