Do you spend a lot of your hard-earned cash on an assortment of expensive cleaning products? Consider making your own green cleaning supplies. You can find many of the ingredients in your cupboards at home. And while most commercial products only clean one surface type, natural ingredients serve multiple cleaning purposes, so you won’t need to spend a bunch of money on an array of products.
In addition to saving you money, green cleaners keep dangerous toxins out of your home. Many commercial products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde and harsh acids. Indoor exposure to such chemicals can cause a variety of illnesses according to the EPA. And the Children’ Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC) notes that VOCs can cause cancer. In most situations, you can use milder chemicals to do the same jobs as VOCs.