Did you know there are a lot of chemicals that we encounter every day just inside our home? Many of these harmful chemicals are hidden in our conventional household cleaning products. In fact, it is estimated that the air inside our home is approx. 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside, with most contaminates coming from household cleaning products and air fresheners.
It can feel really overwhelming when you first learn this, but at KEEPER Denim, we’re here to remind you that you don’t need to eliminate 100% of the chemicals you use, just aim to reduce them to a low level that your body is able to process and eliminate them.
WHY SHOULD I SWITCH TO NON-TOXIC CLEANING PRODUCTS?
Unfortunately, companies are not required by law to list all the ingredients used in many cleaning products, only the ones that are known to be harmful. That sounds alright, doesn’t it? Well, given that many of the chemicals are largely untested and we don’t know the effects of long terms exposure to them, this can be a problem. One of the key things to look for and avoid in an ingredients list is ‘fragrance’. Companies do not have to reveal what chemicals they use to make the ‘fragrance’ of their products, which commonly includes harmful ingredients. Safer options to consider would be vinegar or castor oil based products.
Here at KEEPER Denim, we have put together a list of Australian non-toxic cleaning products to look out for:
Koala Eco is an sustainable cleaning company who make natural cleaning products that really work. They use botanicals and other plant-based ingredients to make their products, ensuring they are safe for you and your family.
Resparkle makes 100% natural household cleaning products in Australia. Plus, they are also on a mission to reduce single use plastic with their reusable bottles and aluminium refill sachets.
Planet Luxe is a Melbourne based company who make luxury products made from natural ingredients. Their range includes a variety of products such as laundry liquid, dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, glass cleaner, all of which are infused with essential oils, making them smell amazing.
Nontre.Co is an Australian owned and operated company specialising in non-toxic, sustainable cleaning products made from plant-based ingredients and essential oils. Nontre.co also plant a tree in bushfire affected areas for every purchase made.
THE BOTANICAL LIFE CO
The Botanical Life Co create non-toxic home and body products. Each product is vegan, palm oil free and made from natural ingredients. Some of their products include hand wash, surface spray and a floor wash.
We hope you didn’t find this KEEPER Denim blog post too overwhelming. Remember you don’t need to be perfect; the goal is just to reduce your exposure to any harmful chemicals in your home where you can. You don’t need to throw out all your conventional products and replace them right away. Instead, continue using what you have until they are finished, then when you next go shopping for household cleaning products, consider the non-toxic options that are readily available both at your local supermarket and online.