Green cleaning products are all the rage, because we want to protect the environment for future generations. Additionally for those that are sensitive to all of the toxic chemicals that exist, the ecofriendly option to cleaning products becomes important.
Unfortunately many of the “green” cleaning products available many are not as friendly as we are lead to believe due to the prevalence of greenwashing. Greenwashing leads to the need to examine common beliefs to determine if they are myths or truths. One common belief is that dye-free and preservative-free cleaners are the way to go.
Dyes & Preservatives in Green Cleaning Products
It is all the rage to be dye-free and preservative-free. And while that may make a lot of sense for the things we put into our body, there may actually be a reason for some cleaners to have dyes or preservatives. It is easy to imply dye-free and preservative-free cleaners are better than their counterparts, but cleaners with dyes and preservatives serve a purpose.
The practical reason for using dyes, beyond a desire for aesthetic appeal, is that dyes in cleaners can help distinguish potentially harmful liquids from plain water. This helps limit the likelihood of accidental exposure. Dyes also can help while cleaning, allowing the cleaner to know which parts of a surface have been cleaned. Since it is a time saver and time is money this benefit pays for itself.
Preservatives extend and protect the life of cleaning supplies. Without preservatives, the cleaners themselves may become homes for microbes and germs.
That said, if you have an intolerance for common dyes used in cleaners, foods, and other common products, you may need to seek this often more expensive option. Natural, dye-free and preservative-free cleaners for many families may be the only option.
As Henry David Thoreau stated, “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” Just as beautiful as the skies, are our children. As such we want to protect them from the traditional cleaners that are oftentimes unsafe, and sometimes even toxic.
For instance the CleansGreen® Kids Cleaning Kit has been designed specifically for your youngsters to use. It contains an environmentally friendly cleaner concentrate along with a navy blue color coded a thick terry type microfiber cloth.
To shield your children, the cleaners selected for you by CleansGreen® are intentionally color coded. This also allows the ease and expedition of cleaning. Additionally, the cleaner is highly concentrated where one ounce is perfectly diluted to a full quart size spray bottle of ready-to-use cleaner.
Kids Cleaning Kit From CleansGreen
What is the Bottom Line for Someone Seeking Green Cleaning Products?
Families can make their own choice on what type of cleaner they prefer to use. None-the-less, arguments exist in favor of dyes and preservatives in our cleaners.
When you hear the words “Green Cleaning”, it is hard to know what is and is not true. Same with any type of cleaning. We are taught by our Mothers, yet often find ourselves idolizing what our Grandmothers did. Are their cleaning strategies true or are they bunk.
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