1. NON-TOXIC CLEANERS ARE PERFECTLY SAFE AROUND CHILDREN.
Those child safety locks for cabinets are made for under the sink — that’s the big no-no area filled with chemicals for most households with little ones. But if you don’t have any chemicals there (or anywhere), then your biggest concern is little Emily making a mess there — again.
It’s also a relief that kids can be around, no problem, when you’re cleaning without chemicals. The toddler and preschooler crowd loves to hang around the parents, so it’s perfectly fine for them to follow you and “help” as you scrub the bathroom counters. Give them a sponge and a little squirt of your homemade cleaner, and watch them imitate your every move.
2. NON-TOXIC CLEANERS KEEP THE AIR YOU BREATHE CLEAN.
Most store-bought cleaners are full of toxic chemicals. After all, why would most of them have so many warning labels about not breathing in the fumes? That can’t be good. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, air quality inside many homes can be two to five times more polluted than the air just outside our homes. Traditional household cleaners play a huge factor.
3. NON-TOXIC CLEANERS ARE MUCH, MUCH CHEAPER.
Most basic cleaning recipes require the same basic ingredients, and they can be found in just about every grocery store. A simple batch of glass or all-purpose cleaner costs mere pennies. It’s even cheaper when you buy the ingredients in bulk.
4. NON-TOXIC CLEANERS DON’T HARM THE ENVIRONMENT.
Conventional cleaners easily seep into our water, and it’s difficult for many water treatment plants to treat a large volume of these chemicals. Built up over time, andthis can affect wildlife and other natural resources God has entrusted us to steward. Many cleaners are also petroleum-based, which further sucks our natural resources.