Posted by Amy Sardone on 10/30/2023 to Products
With Halloween knocking on your door in a few weeks, we thought it would be fun to find out whether your cleaning products are TRICKING or TREATING you. But what do we mean by that?
Well, if you’re cleaning with conventional cleaning products you may want to think twice about using them because they can contain toxic ingredients—something we consider as tricking you. Don’t believe us? Check out their labels, which are required by law to indicate when the products contain harmful ingredients, ranging from “Caution,” “Warning,” to “Danger.” Toxic chemicals in conventional cleaners can be immediate problems—causing skin rashes, breathing problems, chemical burns or watery eyes—or long term hazards causing cancer, compromised immune systems, and more.
But if you’re using eco-friendly cleaning products like those we offer, then we consider them to be treating you because they are not endangering the health of you, your family, your pets, or the environment. So grab your flashlight and let’s go door to door (or cabinet to cupboard) to find out!
Some all-purpose cleaners contain sudsing agents that can react with nitrites to form carcinogens your skin can absorb. Your skin also easily absorbs nerve-damaging butyl cellosolve which is present in some cleaners. Your lungs can be hurt by fumes from ammonia-containing cleaners. And bleach is highly caustic and should never be mixed with any product containing ammonia or acids, or toxic gases will result. Yikes!
If you’re using our eco-friendly Speed Cleaning™ Red Juice then consider yourself treated. The degreaser in Red Juice is made from seaweed (what’s more natural than that?!) and other all natural ingredients such as soybean extracts. Red Juice is pH neutral, non toxic, unscented and completely biodegradable.
Some glass cleaners contain the nerve-damaging butyl cellosolve and many contain ammonia, which can irritate your lungs and release toxic gases if accidentally mixed with cleaning products that contain chlorine.
Our Speed Cleaning™ Blue Juice is great for glass and mirrors. Blue Juice is non toxic, odor free, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, unscented, and all natural. You will not miss using the toxic version of this that’s available in your local supermarket—our Blue Juice is fast and effective on glass, mirrors, and polished metals.
Many oven cleaners contain lye and sodium hydroxide which can burn your skin and eyes. And aerosol spray oven cleaners can easily be inhaled into your lungs.
Our Pumice Stick w/ Handle works through gentle abrasive action to clean your oven. It's remarkable how fast it removes caked on deposits from your oven without scratching the surface. It also works magic on toilet bowl rings, removes carbon build-up on grills, and removes paint and graffiti from tile, concrete, and masonry walls.
One of the worst culprits in toxic cleaners are the conventional toilet bowl cleaners which contain ingredients that irritate your eyes, skin, and lungs. Some contain sulfates which can trigger asthma attacks, and many contain sodium hydroxide, bleach, or phosphoric acid which irritates lungs and burns eyes and skin.
Our Speed Cleaning™ Scum Bum is a highly effective green cleaner that gently dissolves even the toughest mineral deposits, hard water stains, and soap scum. It also removes mold and mildew.So how’d you do? We hope you ended up with more treats than tricks, but you can always remedy that by shopping from our extensive catalog of eco-friendly cleaning products. When you focus on green cleaning, you’re helping to keep your own environment and the world’s environment free of harmful chemicals. What’s healthy for you and your family is the best choice for everyone on the planet.