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Should You Switch to Natural Cleaning Products?

Are you ready to make the big change? Let this list help you decide.

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Even with all the options for natural cleaners available in the market today, shifting to natural products still seems far on our list of priorities. Understandably, there is hesitation to make the switch because of how little we know about natural cleaners and how well they actually work. To help you decide, we give you all the reasons why you need to give natural alternatives a try: 

These products don't have harmful chemicals

As much as we’d like to ignore it, many commercial cleaners and detergents are filled with harmful, toxic chemicals that do more harm than good. Although they do work in killing bacteria, some may have adverse effects on our health. A couple of cleaners have chemicals that leave behind residue when applied and wiped off, whether you use it on your countertops or floors. Natural cleaners not only cleanse our homes but are also safe to use everywhere.


Using these alternatives can help keep the air clean

Some chemicals may have effects on our lungs, too. When used, these cleaners pollute our breathing spaces with nasty, toxic smells that can damage our respiratory functions in the long run. All-natural cleaners make use of mostly plant-based fragrances and ingredients that are not only harmless to our bodies but smell great, even better.

These are environmentally friendly

When we flush out commercial cleaners down our drains, those chemicals go straight into our biggest water source: the ocean. Not only are these chemicals slowly killing the environment, but it’s affecting one of our biggest sources of food as well.


It can help you save money

You don’t have to spend a lot of money buying pricey, organic, all-natural cleaners. There are inexpensive options that are sitting in your kitchen cupboards. You can actually affordably make your own natural cleaners by mixing together ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and more. Not only are you making cleaners you know are truly safe for your home, but you're saving a lot from your household budget as well. 

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READ: Where to Buy Zero-Waste Home Essentials

Looking for all-natural cleaners? Check out these stores:

  • Messy Bessy

3/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. You can also follow them on Instagram: @hellomessybessy or visit www.messybessy.com.

 

  • Better Life

Available online via Honestbee and BeautyMNL

 

  • BioGlow

Available online via Lazada

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