Lets face it… cleaning sucks and unfortunately there is no way around it. At least if you HAVE to clean, why not #MakeTheSwitch from bleach based wipes to something more Eco-friendly? The problem? It’s a wild west of product brands out there and a lot of them claim to be “natural” and “clean”. So how can you be sure you are getting the best and safest quality product brands for your home?
QUESTION OF THE DAY - have you ever heard of a little thing called quats? Well, they are a mixture that contain a quaternary ammonium compound in their chemical makeup and are used in an extensive variation of everyday products including hair conditioners, moisturizers, body washes and even household products like laundry softeners and anti-static agents.
One of the worst forms of quats is Quaternium-15, because it releases formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen that can cause allergic reactions. Another form is benzalkonium chloride, which has been found to disturb natural hormone function and has been connected with growth-related and generative harmfulness. Some of the main effects after use of products containing quats include: skin irritation, your hair can become dry and brittle, and your airways can be effected. Quats also potentially contributing to several medical conditions, including cardiac diseases, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.
And, let's not even begin the discussion on babies and toddlers crawling around on your fresh QUAT'ED floors (UH), their immune system, and their sensitivities to chemicals.
Sorry to drop so many definitions and words you can't pronounce… we just had to make sure you knew exactly what you’ve been cleaning your house with all these years!! It is more than gross and stinky, it can cause a "laundry list" of illnesses and isn't safe for your nose, lungs, bare feet, or your bathtub. There is even a new ailment called TILT (Toxic Induced Loss of Tolerance) named by Harvard GH Chang. The short of it is, with years of exposure to harsh chemicals your body begins to lose its ability to detox from the smells, and exposures and ingestig of chemicals. Loads of unsavory symptoms ensue. And, that is the extreme version of the generalized headache one gets when being exposed to the quat’s toxic partner in chrime - phthalates.
So say BUY-BYE to those Clorox based formulas.
So what’s our lineup of favorite home cleaning products? Only Sapadilla - the line contains no sulfates, synthetic fragrances, colorants or dyes and no harmful preservatives. Sapadilla has a wonderful, sodium bicarbonate based laundry detergent. A hand soap that washes all those germs away and is made with plant made ingredients and an all purpose cleaner that is so pure and perfect and cleans just about every surface you can think of....
Lets #JumpStartJanuary and GET TO CLEANING!