Why green cleaning? 2019-06-06T11:06:12+00:00

Why super-green cleaning?

Green cleaning is a global trend.  It’s also a commitment to sustainability.  Green cleaning can make your home healthier, and it keeps everyone's home, our Mother Earth, healthier, too.

Some cleaning products are filled with unpronounceable chemicals that can cause asthma, allergies; cancer; damage to the endocrine, immune, and nervous systems; reproductive and developmental disorders; organ damage; and general conditions such as multiple chemical sensitivity or environmental illness. These substances also injure and kill animals.  Some of these chemicals remain in our water or soil forever, or nearly so.

The human body can handle small amounts of poisons. The more time you spend breathing synthetic fumes and immersing your hands in irritating fluids, the more damage you do to your health.

Unfortunately, the term "green" has become weak through overuse.  Toxic products that contain fewer toxins than they used to, or fewer toxins than another product, may be called "green."  

We are using the term "super-green" to indicate that we use products composed of common substances, most of which are edible.  Of course a product isn't safe by itself--it needs to be handled safely and used in moderation to stay safe.  So for us "super-green" means we pay attention to what we are doing.

When you reduce your environmental footprint by eliminating toxic chemicals, you promote the overall health of your family. By choosing green cleaning, especially super-green cleaning, you help protect our employees and everyone's precious world from being exposed to harmful chemicals.


What's in toxic cleaning products?

Take a look at some of the ingredients found in many cleaning products.

Ammonia
Amyl acetate
Artificial fragrance
Aerosols
Sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate (known as SLS or SLFS)
Butyl cellosolve
Diethanolamine (DEA)
Triethanolamine (TEA)
Triclosan
Phosphate Sodium hydroxide
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Petrochemicals

Chemicals of very high concern:
Alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE)
Artificial musks
Bisphenol A
Brominated flame retardants
Chlorinated paraffin
Organotins
Phosphates

These chemicals can be found in cleaning products are not limited to:
Aerosol spray products, including health, beauty and cleaning products
Air fresheners
Chlorine bleach
Detergent and dishwashing liquid
Dry cleaning chemicals
Rug and upholstery cleaners
Furniture and floor polish and
Oven cleaners


The cleaning products we use:

◇ NO VOCs     ◇ No ammonia     ◇  Non-alkaline detergents     ◇  No artificial fragrance    ◇ Open source, honestly labelled ◇Biodegradable  ◇ Edible ingredients

Sodium-free Biocompatible Detergent

Nitrogen-based, biocompatible, gray water-safe detergents can enrich the soil, rather than contaminate it.

High temperature H20

Good old hot water cuts grease,  sanitizes, and leaves no trace.

Baking Soda

Baking soda ( aka. sodium bicarbonate) is a scouring powder. It neutralizes acids and bases, so it eliminates sour-smelling odors instead of covering them up.

Hydrogen peroxide

It has the ability to destroy odors caused by bacteria, remove stains, and brighten surfaces. Unlike chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide does not destroy fabrics, is surface safe, and, when diluted, is non-toxic. After use, hydrogen peroxide naturally decomposes to oxygen and water.

White Vinegar

The acetic acid in vinegar cuts through mineral deposits on faucets and windows,  grease, shine surfaces, disinfect, and much more. It’s a super multi-purpose cleaner is eco-friendly and non-toxic.

Essential Oil

With antibacterial and freshening properties, essential oils make great green cleaners without the toxic fumes from store bought cleaners.

Lemon, tea tree, rosemary, wild orange, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint cinnamon, pine and thyme are our favorites!

Olive Oil

Olive oil is more than just a healthy cooking oil. It’s also a cleaning tool that can nourish surfaces and loosen stains, grease, and grime.

HEPA Filter

Vacuuming with a good machine cuts the amount of dust you inhale. We  use a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which filters out 99.7% of small particles.