The basic idea for being
green when you clean is to be environmentally friendly and have less of an
effect on human health than with traditional cleaning products. Using green-cleaning
products and natural cleaners offer a safe and non-toxic way to clean your
home. From cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, windows and more, green cleaning uses
products that are made up of environmentally- friendly ingredients and also may
have eco-friendly packaging.
Here are four tips for green
Look for products that are labeled as
‘zero’ or ‘low’ VOC, which stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.
Baking soda, lemons and vinegar are
considered natural green cleaners that can be done as a ‘do-it-yourself’
Avoid products that have artificial colors
or fragrances, phosphates or chlorine.
When shopping the cleaning aisle, you may
find products labeled as made from recycled packaging, are biodegradable or
supportive of environmental causes.