The Pros and Cons of Sustainable All Natural Cleaners

The Pros and Cons of Sustainable All Natural Cleaners

Bill Watchulonis
The Pros and Cons of Sustainable All Natural Cleaners

Sustainable all natural cleaners have become increasingly popular as people realize that non-toxic cleaning products can be just as effective, if not more so, than their chemical counterparts. However, switching to sustainable all natural cleaners means giving up many of the features you may have come to expect from commercial cleaning products – namely, the strong disinfectant smell and the built-in disinfectant properties. These features have been largely replaced by fragrance and green buzzwords, respectively. Here’s what you need to know about using sustainable all natural cleaners to disinfect your bathroom surfaces and fixtures without resorting to harmful chemicals.

The Pros
Sustainable all natural cleaners make you feel like you’re doing something good for yourself and the environment. They also reduce your exposure to chemicals.

1) Eco-Friendly
When it comes to cleanliness, eco-friendly cleaning products are all about removing dirt in an environmentally responsible way. If you’re not using green cleaning products in your home or business, there are plenty of benefits to be gained by making that change. Because these cleaners use sustainable ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and more to tackle dirty tasks, they’re considered environmentally friendly because they help reduce waste.

2) Non-Toxic
When you hear non-toxic, does it sound like an oxymoron? If you haven’t explored sustainable all natural cleaners before, then your initial thought might be that it can’t possibly be safe. But keep in mind that natural is not synonymous with toxic. Non-toxic cleaners are often derived from plants or minerals instead of harsh chemicals. Many non-toxic cleaners are more effective than their traditional counterparts as well.

3) Budget Friendly
When we’re thinking about changing up our home cleaning routine, one of our first questions is often: how much will it cost? We all know that green cleaners can be more expensive than traditional cleaning products. That doesn’t mean they can’t also be affordable. Especially when those cleaning products come as concentrates.

4) Easier to Use Than Conventional Cleaners
Sustainable cleaning products use only natural, plant-based ingredients to eliminate dirt and bacteria. While these products aren’t as harsh on your body as commercial cleaners, they do take a little longer to work. For example, if you need to clean stains from grout lines, you’ll have to let sustainable cleaning products sit for at least five minutes before scrubbing them away with a brush. However, when you rinse the cleaned surface you're not adding toxic or caustic chemicals into the water table.

5) No Residue or Stains
Most natural cleaning products will leave no residue or stains. This means you don’t have to worry about any soapy messes in your bathroom, shower, or sink! It also makes it easier to clean off your shower doors. All-natural cleaners usually contain ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice, which can cut through soap scum more easily than traditional bathroom cleaners. This helps you get your shower doors shining again without scrubbing for hours on end.

6) Naturally Fresh Smelling Rooms
There’s nothing worse than returning to your bathroom after a week away only to discover that it smells like a cross between rotting cabbage and Old Spice. Save your nose (and your guests) from harmful chemicals by switching to natural, non-toxic cleaners like Bio Green Cleaner's line of all-natural detergents. The unscented version is great for those who don’t want any added fragrances, while their essential oil scent varieties make for rooms that smell as fresh as they look.

7) Biodegradable
One of our main criteria for natural cleaners is their ability to biodegrade. We feel that there’s no point in using a natural cleaner if it doesn’t break down like a natural substance. Our number one pick is Bio Green Cleaner All Natural Bathroom Cleaner

8) Better For Your Family's Health
While commercial cleaning products often contain strong chemicals that can negatively impact your health, natural cleaning products are made with plant-based ingredients that clean just as well but don't put you or your family at risk. Investing in a few all-natural cleaners can improve your home's air quality and help keep your family healthier.