We don’t mean to freak you out but have you ever thought about the damage that your cleaning products are doing to your health and the health of your kids and pets? Just think about it; we use cleaning products every day, all over our homes and offices. We use cleaning products on the dishes and countertops we eat off, the clothes we wear, bedding we sleep on, floors, and windows. In our aim to fight off germs, we can actually make it worse by not using the correct, safe cleaning products. It’s up to us all to question what is really in those products that give us a quick fix and think about the effect these ingredients have on us. With that in mind, here are 4 reasons why you should clean with environmentally friendly products. 

1. You’ll Have Healthier Home Air

Household cleaning products tend to linger a little longer you would think! Products let off their chemicals into the air, polluting the air in our homes. Which means you are breathing all those nasties. Switching to a natural, environmentally friendly product, that does not contain toxic ingredients will ensure that there are no more nasties in the air to be inhaled or absorbed into your skin. Environmentally friendly products do not create fumes or leave residues that are harmful to humans or pets.

2. Your Family Will be Healthier

Regular cleaners can contain dyes, chlorine, bleach, dioxin, and optical brighteners, which can be highly irritating to our skin and noses. Many diseases, allergies and asthma have been linked to the toxic chemicals found in our cleaners and toiletries. Allergy sufferers are often better off using natural based products as they contain no irritants and harmful chemicals.

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3. They Don’t Test on Animals

Besides protecting ourselves and the environment from the chemicals found in household cleaners, animal testing is another issue we are faced with. Animal testing is done to determine the toxic levels and to test the safety of each product, before being put on the market. You can be rest assured that environmentally friendly products are never tested on animals.

4. You’ll Have a Healthier Environment

Many commercial products contain harmful chemicals that are released into the air, harming the environment. Natural products are better for all living things and clean as effectively as any commercial product. Which means there’s no danger of your dog licking a window and digesting chemicals from cleaners and no danger of your little one crawling on the floor and getting a rash from the tile cleaner.


If you’re searching for a fabulous line of green cleaning products then check out Earthsap – the products do NOT use dyes, synthetic fragrances or SLES/SLS, artificial preservatives, phosphates, petrochemicals, chlorine or bleaches, animal or GM ingredients. They are also nontoxic and 100% Biodegradable.

The Earthsap range includes the Earthsap Cleaning Products Range, Earthsap Automatic Dishwasher Gel, Earthsap Automatic Dishwasher Gel (priced from R51 for 500ml), Earthsap Toilet Bowl Cleaner (from R29.80 for 750ml), Earthsap All Purpose Cleaner Scrub (from R29 for 750ml), and so much more.

Earthsap is available from Wellness Warehouse, health shops nationwide, www.faithful-to-nature, selected Pick n Pays and Spars.