I try to use as many non-toxic, natural, and plant-based cleaning products as I can. I don’t feel good dumping pollutants into the waterways just so that my home can sparkle. I don’t want to use self-scrubbing and foaming products just to avoid having to really use my body. I like when products smell nice, but not at the expense of health.
I set aside three hours every week (usually on Sundays) to smoke a j, turn on a record, and deep clean my apartment, myself, and all my things.
For scrubs, I use machine-washable towels, sponges, and brushes. I make all my own products and use glass packaging to avoid contributing to the unconscionable plastic consumption in this nation.
Some products to avoid are enumerated below:
- Air Fresheners: artificial scents tend to be made from toxic chemicals that can irritate allergies and poison the water source. Many store-bought cleaning products have air fresheners built into them. Rather than scented cleansers, make your own cleaning products and deep clean – this should rectify any odor issues you may be having in your home.
- Corrosive drain/toilet/oven cleaning products are terrible for the environment – they can chew right through your pipes, imagine what they can do to your skin before they enter the pipes and the waterways after they exit.
- Bleaches and ammonias can cause some lung distress and skin irritation.