Besides bath and body products, I like to emphasize the importance of eco-friendly (homemade or store brought) cleaning products. Here are a few great tips from my fellow bloggers on green cleaning:
Are you still using bleach in your laundry and to clean your home? I remember when bleach was the be all end all of cleanliness while growing up. Little did we realize how toxic it is. Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Bleach by The Good Human gives us a few great alternatives.
Several months ago, Sommer Poquette of Green and Clean Mom wrote an article on kids and bleach in Bleach Prescribed to Relieve Eczema Itching: Talk About a Toxic Bath! I found it hard to believe that bleach is an actual recommendation for dealing with eczema (especially for babies). What else can you do? Sommer gives us good suggestions.
Do you own one of those Swiffer (mops) that requires disposable wipes? SquakFox has a great alternative to buying and tossing out those disposable Swiffer wipes in 4 Swiffer Cleaning Hacks for Cheaper Dust-Free Living. Not only will these hacks help you save money, but it will reduce waste.
Though we should be very concerned about outdoor and environmental air quality, according to the EPA, research indicates that some people spend 90% of their time indoors. That would include the sick, people with limited mobility and the elderly. My guess is this is especially true if you live in an not so friendly climate – especially in the winter. Indoor Air Quality by Focus Organic gives us basic steps on how we can improve the air we breathe.
Keep your eyes peeled for another eco-friendly pet product giveaway in the coming weeks.