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What is Green Cleaning?

Green cleaning involves techniques, solutions and equipment that are sustainable, non-hazardous, eco-friendly and non-toxic. There are cleaning solutions on the market which use terms such as ‘green’ ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ in order to attract consumers. In reality, some of these marketing techniques are just that, and are not truly safe and non-toxic. Green cleaning is not limited to products with are organic, raw, and unprocessed. Eco-friendly products include refined cleaning solutions which are manufactured and altered to improve shelf life and usability. They may include ingredients such as fruit and plant extracts, oils, and minerals.

Some well-known and effective green cleaning ingredients include:

  • baking soda

  • vinegar

  • lemon juice

  • essential oils

  • castille soap

  • Borax (sodium tetraborate)

  • Peroxide (H2O2)

WHY GREEN CLEANING?

Mina’s Green Cleaning, LLC provides green cleaning services because of the benefits of improved air quality and an overall safe environment for both cleaning professionals and clients. Some individuals have allergies and sensitivities which make using conventional cleaning solutions a health risk. Certain chemicals have been found to be a risk to human health, resulting in a number of illnesses and health conditions. You can take a look at EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning for more information. Green cleaning allows cleaning professionals, individuals, and families to have peace of mind when cleaning homes and work environments.