What’s lurking in your household cleaning products?
Have you ever checked the ingredient label on your favorite household cleaners? If you have, chances are you still have no idea what chemicals are making your glass sparkle and floors look spic and span. And while some companies develop products that contain a never-ending list of toxins, others are looking to change that.
Here’s a list of a few companies that are looking to make household products safer and more natural:
- SC Johnson has released its Exclusive Fragrance Palette, a list of the fragrance ingredients found in the company’s products. Housed on the company’s ingredient disclosure website, WhatsInsideSCJohnson.com, the list is smaller and more exclusive than the International Fragrance Association’s list of fragrance ingredients that are used in consumer goods worldwide, the company said.
- Clorox developed its GreenWorks line a few years ago, which are products made with plant- and mineral-based cleaning ingredients, come from naturally derived biodegradable ingredients, are not tested on animals, use environmentally sustainable packaging whenever possible, and are acknowledged by the EPA’s Design for the Environment program. Clorox recently launched an app that discloses the ingredients in its products as well!
- Full Circle allows users to create their own natural cleaning solutions. The Come Clean natural cleaning set is eco-friendly and includes stylish spray bottles with a built-in lemon juicer. What’s more, the set also provides users with hassle-free recipes that feature items that are free of toxic chemicals and can be purchased at any grocery store.
If you don’t have time to shop for these household cleaners, here’s a quick list of great natural cleaners you can find in your pantry or refrigerator:
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Rubbing alcohol
If you’re curious about what’s inside your household cleaners, check out the Department of Health and Human Services’ Household Products Database here.
Tell us: What types of household cleaners do you use?