Clean & trendy – for what’s good for the environment’s
Clean & trendy – for what’s good for the environment’s Household chemicals in standard packaging? Nah..now it’s time for ECO house care in cosmetic containers. Hair spray disguised window cleanser? Dish washing liquid, that looks like body balm? That’s the spirit! Just watch out not to confuse one with another.
The more and more home care come out made from pure natural components, with brands looking to reduce the use so called “chemistry” causing unwanted effects on human health and the environment, as much as possible.
Instead, they’re putting on such ingredients as:
- Spirit vinegar
- White alkali
- Vegetable alcohol
- Essential oils: lavender, tea tree or lemon
Home care packed in cosmetic containers – that’s hell of a hit right now. Check the video to see best latest references from the market.
And here’s some pre-picked sets to use with your products.
When using generic mass-market home care products there’s high risk of exposure to several health damaging substances.
- Benzene, phthalate, formaldehyde – may increase risk of cancer and liver disorders. Typical for air fresheners.
- Artificial flavorings, which are most like derived from petrochemical sources and may cause severe allergies.
- Chlorine compounds – most dangerous for respiratory system.
- Sodium hydroxide – in high concentration may cause burn wounds
- Optical brighteners – widely used in washing powders and other detergents. May be toxic and cause skin irritation
- Fabric softeners - contain benzyl octane and pentane, compounds listed among the most dangerous substances contained in household chemicals.
No household nowadays could function without cleaning chemicals. We’re using them for laundry, washing the dishes, windows, floors – and therefore unintentionally transfer numerous harmful substances into the environment.
Overusing traditional household chemicals results in:
Water eutrophication – excessive water fertility, which seems to be advantageous at first, but in the long run turns out destructive.
Soil degradation – caused, among other factors, by air pollution and abuse of artificial manures.
Growth of plastic waste amounts – natural cleaners, besides containing safe ingredients, also quite often use environmentally friendly packaging, recyclable, re-usable or even degradable, diminishing the numbers of thrown out plastic garbage.
For more sustainable future (also financial) of the brand, considering a shift towards “greener” solutions is always worth. Just remember to use wholesome approach of combining safe ingredients with friendly packaging to avoid turning “green” strategy into greenwashing.