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Healthy Home, Healthy You

March 20th, 2019

Healthy Home, Healthy You

It’s important to know what’s in the cleaning products you use every day. We all know that the harsh chemicals can be bad for your skin and cause irritation, but how do you know what to look for in your cleaning products? Here are several things to look out for in your cleaning supplies and why it’s important to use natural cleaners.

Importance of Natural Cleaners

Studies show that some chemicals in your cleaning products can be dangerous, but we still don’t know the full effects of daily exposure to all the different household cleaners that people use in a typical home. When you consider many homes can have at least half a dozen or more cleaning products, you can imagine the effect that can have on you and your home, not to mention your skin and body.

However, there is something you can do about it. Choosing natural cleaners like our Meyer Lemon product line can keep your home safe and naturally clean. Because many of the hazardous chemicals in conventional products are often carcinogens, neurotoxins, mutagens, teratogens, or endocrine disrupters, opting for a natural cleaner eliminates the harmful daily exposure to those products.

We also pride ourselves on our nature-inspired cleaning products being paraben and phthalate-free (pronounced tha-late). Parabens and phthalates have been reported to lead to harmful effects if they come into contact with your skin routinely. Not to mention, it certainly doesn’t help to breathe them in.

Absorbing Chemicals Through Skin

Through daily exposure, it’s possible for cleaning solutions to find their way onto the skin. Your skin can absorb these chemicals where it then enters your bloodstream directly, bypassing your body’s filters like the stomach, liver, intestine, etc. Chemicals on your skin can also clog and break down skin cells in the process. Although the list is much longer than this, a few major offenders are parabens, ammonia, and chlorine. It goes without saying it’s best to avoid these chemicals when you can. Opting for our Meyer Lemon cleaning products help to limit this exposure while keeping your skin away from harsh solutions.

So, don’t worry about the strong smells of bleach or ammonia with our cleaners. We use the power of essential oils for a natural, fragrant scent. Also, our Meyer Lemon product line is cruelty-free and contains no parabens, phthalates, ammonia, chlorine, artificial dyes, or lauramide DEA.

What’s All Natural?

We just talked a lot about using natural cleaners, but how can you tell what’s natural when everyone advertises “all natural” these days? Needless to say, just because something says it’s all natural, doesn’t mean it is. To make it harder, the U.S. government does not require cleaning product manufacturers to divulge their ingredients, either. Being conscious of our environment and the health of our customers, we make it our goal to be transparent. All of our ingredients are right on the bottle, so you know what you’re bringing into your home. No need to worry about harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances, we only have earth-friendly, biodegradable home products.

Natural Essential Oils

From the scents to the cleaning agents themselves, knowing what’s in your cleaning products is half the battle. As with most of our products, we use primarily natural essential oils.  Our cleaning products free of harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances help keep your home looking and smelling its best, but you don’t have to worry if it’s safe for you or your family. They are also eco-friendly, so your home will smell nice naturally without harming the environment.

Our Meyer Lemon products will help keep you and your home happy and healthy. So instead of going for yet another cleaner with harmful chemicals and synthetic fragrances, use our earth-friendly, biodegradable blends.