Killing me softly … Are my cleaning products safe?
If you are using standard MNC manufactured home cleaning products, you probably are using very harsh chemicals to clean your home. These chemicals when inhaled are really bad for you.
Don't believe it? Ask Google.
Hundreds of research and thousands of websites point to chemicals in everyday products that have very harmful effects on the human body.
Here are a few pointers on how to select a safe and natural cleaning product for your home.
Read the ingredients and make sure there are only naturally derived ingredients in that product
For more information on how to make sense of complicated ingredient names, check out our other article here.
As much plant derived ingredients as possible, plant derived ingredients are typically natural and does not go through harsh chemical processing to be derived.
Biodegradable or eco-friendly means it is safe for the environment, it does NOT mean it is safe for you.
SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (Sodium laureth sulfate), both plant derived is a very good example of plant derived ingredients that are biodegradable and eco-friendly, but causes skin irritations.
Absolutely nono to these chemical ingredients:
Ammonia, bleach, triclosan, petroleum by products, phosphates, phalates
Look out for warning signs when bottles state the product is Poison, Dangerous, Corrosive, Warning, etc.
Beware of what is not included in the labels, i.e. Fragrance is often a general term used to include all sorts of chemicals, including those that are really harmful to you.
Finally, if in doubt, question the manufacturer. If you get a response that is vague and inconclusive, they typically are hiding something.
Soapnut Republic range of personal and home care products are all made from natural ingredients that are safe from you. We do still have a small percentage of preservatives in all our products to ensure shelf life. The preservatives we use in our products are all cosmetic grade ingredients that strive to be as safe as possible. Our ingredient list are listed on every bottle, and also on the product detail page of our website. If you have any questions, please fell free to drop us a note via email or on our Facebook page.