Maintaining Health Through Safe, Natural Products

Maintaining Health Through Safe, Natural Products

One key to staying healthy is paying attention to the types of products you bring into your home. Do you know what’s in the products you use? Have you carefully read the labels?

More and more people are becoming educated on the chemicals manufacturers put into their products. Companies love to add cheap ingredients to their products, whether it makes foods taste better or cleaning products do their jobs better. However, the problem is that while some ingredients and substances do their jobs, they often come with nasty side effects as well.

Case in point: Chlorine bleach. It does a great job at cleaning and disinfecting. But it also can make you really sick if you are exposed to its fumes, get it on your skin, or ingest it. What’s more, chlorine bleach is devastating on the environment, as it can poison waterways and ecosystems.

Companies like Melaleuca have long realized the importance of creating products that are not only effective, but also safe for your home and the environment. The EcoSense line from, for example, is a group of cleaning products ranging from laundry detergent to all-purpose cleaner. None of the products contain chlorine bleach, ammonia, formaldehyde, or other toxic chemicals.

Too many cleaning products that you find in the grocery stores come with warning labels and safety caps. Manufacturers recommend you don gloves and goggles to avoid serious injury when using their products. And we’re OK with using these products in our home and around our loved ones?

The next time you go to the store to buy cleaning or personal hygiene products, take a moment to look at the labels. Do some research and educate yourself on the types of chemicals that wind up in products. Find out what they can do—good and bad—and steer clear of the really scary stuff. Instead, do some online searching to find companies that make safe, effective products that won’t harm your family or the environment.