Top 5 Eco-Friendly Household Cleaners

Healthier For You, Healthier For The Environment

By: GwenL

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released their 2012 edition of the Cleaners Hall of Shame which is designed to “out” household cleaners that are packed with toxic chemicals and are simply just not healthy for us and the environment. The EWG says:

Cleaners labeled "safe," "non-toxic" and "green" can contain hazardous ingredients. There should be a law against bogus claims, but there isn't. Some companies are willing to bend the truth—because they can.

And it is true. As a consumer, it is very important for us to educate ourselves so we know what we are bringing into our homes and exposing our families to. Here are my top 5 picks for the most eco-friendly household cleaners, all of which can easily be found at any local store carrying natural products.

After working for many years as a successful tech writer, Gwen decided to leave that world behind to become a stay-at-home mom to her two children. Soon after, she started paying more attention to what was in the products she brought into her home and realized that it was not all good. She stepped into action and educated herself on exactly what is safe, and what is not. Once she decided on the products she liked, she soon learned that it was no easy task to find these things in one convenient place so this was when she decided to open up an online eco-store. After all, she couldn’t be the only parent out there who had this problem, right?

After six very rewarding years of being a store owner and being immersed in the "green world," Gwen made the bittersweet decision to close down her popular online shop.

Gwen uses her educational background in Journalism and Computer Programming in the first business she started where she works as a writer and web-editor/content manager. She also writes on her own blog, Delightful Adventures, AND also happens to be YummymummyClub.ca's Sponsored Content Production Manager. She’s busy, right? But guess what? She loves every single thing she has her hands in and wouldn’t trade what she does for anything.
 
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