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When it comes time to clean house, there is no shortage in choice of cleaning supplies that we can use to help us with the process. Most of them are very helpful and will end up giving us very clean houses. However, most of them also contain very harsh chemicals that, while getting the house clean, are not very good for the environment. If you plan on applying them to surfaces that you will have your family around, you should know about the dangers of the chemicals contained in them.

Unfortunately, many of the commercial cleaning supplies contain chemicals that are extreme health hazards to us and our families. If you breathe them in, even accidentally, they could do severe damage to your lungs and possibly even poison your pets or other members of your family if accidentally ingested.

So how do you know if something contains a chemical cleaner or not, and what type of natural cleaners are good cleaners that will effectively clean your house? A good rule to live off of is to read the active ingredients on the back of your cleaning supplies. If you cannot read any of the words, or if you do not know exactly what the substance does or haven’t heard of it before, you probably are holding a very harsh commercial cleaner in your hands.

Some of the best natural cleaners out there have ingredients like salt, lemon, and orange. The cleaning agent is usually some type of vinegar, particularly distilled, that will cut through grease like it was its job. Additionally, by law, if something states that it is organic, they have the responsibility to prove to the government that all of their ingredients are, in fact, all organically grown. While the system has its flaws and there are many instances where a company claims something is organic when in reality it is not, it is still a good thumb rule to live by.

To find out more about earth friendly cleaning Products, including Miracle II and the hundreds of other ways you can use it, visit Miracle II Products

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When you use a go green product, remember it can be concentrated. I know this is true for both “miracle ii soap” as well as Dr Bronner soaps. If you are using the miracle 2 soap on your face, be sure to dilute it as otherwise it can be a skin peel product (which is what some people do intentionally!). Obviously doing a job of washing the floors will require less dilution than to use on your own skin. Think it out when you try to design things. I try to make various spray bottles for different applications – for instance for personal care I use one strength, for kitchen small jobs another and for hard grease cleaning jobs , a max strength version of miracle ii soap .

I am sure for other organic go green cleaners you need to do something similar. Of course this is also good to save money as you use less of the product. Also remember that certain go green products there is peppermint or other oils, you may not want to use these on floors as that can make them slippery! Use common sense.

Also certain products look natural but they have clorox or dangers about requiring ventilation! This is because a lot of commercial products now try to captilize on the go green movement, yet without modifying their chemicals and ingredients. Just throwing in aloe vera or something natural does NOT make it a go green product!

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