WHY NATURAL CLEANING?
IN HOME POLLUTION:
*Americans, on average, spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2-5 times higher then typical outdoor concentrations.
*Cleaning supplies, paints, insecticides, and other commonly used products introduce many different chemicals, including volatile organic compounds, directly into the indoor air.
*Many of the chemicals and synthetic fragrances found in conventional cleaning products contain allergens or irritants. Formaldehyde, choline, and chlorine compounds, glutaraldehyde, and other common ingredients used in cleaners can cause respiratory or sinus irritation if exposed to them, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
*The dangerous chemicals found in regular cleaners can damage our environment, like alkyl phenol ethoxylates, a surfactant that can cause "adverse reproductive effects of the types seen in wildlife exposed to polluted waters," according to the EPA.
*As an alternative, the EPA recommends choosing cleaning product that are biodegradable, low in toxicity, low in lifecycle energy consumption, low volatile organic compounds, and that use less packaging.
*Natural product companies strive to create sustainable, eco-friendly cleaners, and animal testing goes against that goal. For this reason as well as ethical and moral concerns, we never test on animals. Many of our competitors in the natural cleaning space have also taken a stand against animal testing, and we applaud them for that.
*All of the harsh chemicals (including formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, SLS, glutaraldehyde, carcinogens, reproductive toxicants, ozone-depleting compounds, and regulated hazardous materials) we've walked through that can be found in traditional cleaning products aren't things you want your little ones or furry friends to be around.
*You will feel a peace of mind using plant and mineral derived formulas that aren't dangerous to the health of kids or animals. Using our eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and non toxic All Purpose Cleaner, made from water and plants, in one way to use a cleaner product to clean your home and feel good using it around your family.
Natural products typically avoid the use of dangerous or irritating chemicals. For example, all Scrubs Organic products are 100% naturally derived, helping reduce your risk of exposure to allergens and other irritants. In particular we avoid the us of SLS, SLES, sulfates, phosphates, petroleum-based ingredients, animal by-products, dyes, chlorine, petrochemicals, ammonia, or caustics.
*According to the EPA, exposure to certain ingredients in everyday cleaning products can lead to skin irritation and other cancers. Some ingredients to watch out for on product labels include: 1). Formaldehyde is found in many household cleaners and can irritate the skin and cause skin problems, as well as exacerbate eye, nose, and throat irritation and allergic responses. 2). Chlorine Bleach is also a common chemically reactive ingredient in cleaners and disinfectants, and can be corrosive to the skin or eyes. It can also irritate the lungs.
*By contrast, natural products are made from plant-based minerals, vitamins, botanicals, and natural fragrances, like essential oils, that promote healthy living through naturally derived ingredients.