Household Cleaning Supplies – Natural vs. Chemical

Are you a responsible citizen who is concerned about environmental pollution? It is a huge problem that needs to be addressed with urgency. Exhaust from vehicles, emissions from factories, and effluents from industries are all wreaking havoc on our environment. You really want to do something but just don’t know where to start the clean-up? Begin at home. It is a matter of greater urgency!


You’d be surprised to know that the pollution within the walls of your cozy home is worse than that in the world outside! It is important to clean your home but are you creating a more toxic environment in the process? Take a peek inside your mop closet. On an average, a household has around 3 to 25 gallons of toxic chemicals; most of them are found in household cleaning supplies. Are these sweet-smelling cleaning agents the cause for many a malady? Is there an escape from these toxins? investigates…

It is unfortunate that no law makes it mandatory for manufacturers to list the ingredients in a cleaning product or test them for safety. The ingredients are regarded as ‘trade secrets’. Government regulations protect this ‘secret’ rather than protecting the health of humans. Of course, there are warning labels galore; POISON, WARNING and DANGER are too generic and don’t provide adequate information. Nor do they give us an idea of the long-term effects these products would have on our health. Using these cleaning agents for a long time can cause irritation of the respiratory tract and even Asthma. It is a disturbing fact that younger children are much more vulnerable to these health problems than adults.

Laundry detergents, window cleaners, air fresheners, hardwood floor cleaners, stain removers, odor removers, dishwashing soap, bathroom cleaners, disinfectants, trash bags, plastic dishes and containers, paints, herbicides, pesticides, dry-cleaning chemicals, paper towels  and the non-stick surface on frying pans – almost all these cleaning supplies (and the list is nowhere near complete!) contain hazardous carcinogens. Degrading foam in cushions and furniture can release PBDEs (endocrine disruptors) into the atmosphere, adding to its noxiousness.

Alkyl phenols are chemicals used in the industrial production of detergents and other cleaning products. They have been extensively researched and are shown to affect development of mammary gland in rats. Fragrances used in Laundry detergents and fabric softeners could cause severe allergy, headache, irritation in the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. About a third of the substances used in such fragrances are toxic. If it smells so good, something must be fishy!

Let’s face the dirty and dangerous side of household cleaning supplies. These chemical cleaners pose a real threat to your health and well-being. Wouldn’t it be great to clean your home with non-toxic and natural products? Thanks to, you can! The first Natural & Non-toxic Product Marketplace brings to you, a choice of cleaning products that are totally devoid of harsh chemicals, toxins, preservatives, and GMO ingredients. These Natural cleaning products are of the finest quality and are affordable. And, they are biodegradable! For more information on our natural cleaners for home and body, read our blog.

Molly’s Suds Laundry powder is ideal and safe for your clothes AND your family. It is composed of five ingredients that are natural – Sodium carbonate sourced from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, unrefined sea salt, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium sulfate (heptahydrate), and organic peppermint oil (optional). True to the vision of, this super concentrated powder is long-lasting, with just a tablespoonful required per load, and washes 120 loads per bag. This natural product has no chemicals and does not irritate sensitive skin. It is gentle on your clothes too!

Visit our Marketplace at and check out Molly’s Suds Laundry powder. Wash loads and loads of clothes – safely, gently, and naturally!

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