CLEANING PRODUCTS, INCLUDING DETERGENT
The Cellular Impact
With our animals’ sense of smell at 40 times that of humans, these smells do even more damage to their bodies. We know when we encounter a smell we do not like, we have to leave. The animals, however, are stuck in our households, and do not have a lot of places to go to get away if we are liberally using toxic cleaning products.
These TOXIC PRODUCTS change their chemistry in their body primarily affecting the liver, spleen, kidneys and heart, adding to their “toxic load”. This includes all living creatures in your households, birds too!
Impact on Animals: Ingested through SKIN and via SMELL
What might be in your detergents, if you are buying directly off the shelf in any mainstream store:
1. Fragrances containing phthalates which have been linked to diabetes, obesity, and hormone disruption (affecting both development and fertility.)
2. Surfactants: irritants and toxic to aquatic life https://smartklean.wordpress.com/2010/12/03/are-you-and-your-family-exposed-to- toxic-surfactants/
3. Bleach: irritation and breathing problems https://www.beyondtoxics.org/work/green-home-cleaning-campaign/bleach/
4. 1, 4 Dioxane: known carcinogen – very, very, very dangerous to all organic bodies
5. Phosphates and EDA
6. SLS (Sodium Lauren Sulfate): Sodium Lauren Sulfate is so bad for us and the environment that it actually has 7+ different names, so it can be harder for the public to identify. Similar to what the corporations are doing with MSG…
7. NPE (Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylate): This is a known endocrine disruptor. How does the toxicity impact you and your loved ones? It is absorbed via all bedding, and clothing when one sweats. It travels into the environment and impacts the planet and her water resources exponentially.
What are some of direct effects to the organic body?
• respiratory problems
• eye irritation
• neurotoxicity – biochemical and cellular changes
• hormone issues – developmental and reproductive
I invite you to read this article:
What do we use?
We use Dr. Bronner’s soap, Rose and Eucalyptus depending on the load. Everything comes out clean and lovely. I do not find any off-gassing in the house during the washing and drying loads, so my animals and the external environment, the planet via the dirty water and air via the dryer hose are not being impacted.
For all wool products – this is the best that I have found:
Ecostore Eucalyptus Wool & Delicates (New Zealand)
Stain Remover: For clothing, carpets, and even countertops we have found:
Buncha Farmers All Natural Stain Remover http://www.bunchafarmers.com/store/c7/All_Natural_Stain_Remover_Bar.html
This link has great info about conventional products and what is possible:
Great substitutes and recipes for making your own detergent and dryer sheets:
Impact on Animals: Absorbed through SKIN and via SMELL
It is incredible how FEAR can market such a deadly product with it being made available now all through hospitals, even at bank tellers I see it. These are harsh chemicals, triclosan used heavily, which literally travel to your heart in 40 seconds.
Please stop using this stuff. It kills all good, friendly bacteria in your body and increases your toxic load on all your organs. Good old soap and water will do the trick. Check all the info out on the web, children and pets will be heavily impacted.
I cannot even imagine the internal damage if pets are licking this off your hands or if you are handling their food once applying this.
If one would like to take this a step further, check the Material Data Safety Sheet for each of the chemical ingredients on the back of the bottle. Toxic soup.
Resources worth reading:
Impact on Animals: Absorbed through SKIN and PAWS, and ingested via SMELL
Please use cleaners which are neutral in scent and are made from the earth’s organic compounds. Also, please read the label carefully before buying any product as many corporations are throwing this word “organic” or “green” on packaging which, has nothing to do with the ingredients in the actual product.
I help the animals heal with smell, so even the ones that smell lovely to you may impact your being’s physical body negatively, as every being is different.
Also, it is incredible that pet products, including the terrible food, are sold in the same aisle in the grocery store as the cleaning products. This is a red flag to us all! The whole aisle is toxic and smells toxic, too. None of it should be in your household, much less ingested.
Cleaning with Essential Oils, the Impact on our Animals
Every essential oil’s scent has a role in healing the body, mind, and spirit, but they still need to be chosen by the being. For example, one day lavender might smell lovely to you, and another day terrible. This is because your body does not need healing with this plant’s properties on that particular day. The same applies to our animals.
Therefore, do not use essential oils in spaces where your animal cannot escape the smell. You will potentially do damage to their systems, their health. I do not advocate cleaning with any essential oils as again you can impact the animal’s internal cell structure.
We use the following, for example: Cleaning: Baking soda and vinegar; Windows: Vinegar and water; Toilet bowls: Baking soda with Dr. Bronner; Laundry: Dr. Bronner or Seventh Generation; Dishwasher: Seventh Generation dishwashing liquid; Dishes, by hand: Seventh Generation; Floors: Dr. Bronner, unscented – THIS IS A BIG, BIG DEAL – as our animals are on our floors all the time and whatever you use will be going directly to their organs, their heart; Kitchen counter spray: Seventh Generation.
And based on the above, we are not paying huge amounts of money for toxic chemicals, as our product base is very small.
Dishwasher? Just in case anyone does not know this – always leave your dishwasher open a little to dry out. This will prevent mold harvesting in it. I always see people closing their dishwasher which then becomes a breeding ground for all kinds of things. Keep it open and let it breathe after every load and especially throughout the night. Even if it has stuff in it, let the machine breathe. It will be healthier for your all.
This is a great article about a woman who healed her cancer and changed all her “products”.
What is in your Cupboard?
This is a great video about what may be in your home hurting ALL organic bodies:
10 Toxic Household Products found in your Home
Vinegar by Vicki Lansky
Baking Soda by Vicki Lansky
101 Amazing Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar by Susan Branson
Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home: The Simple, Room-by-Room Plan for a Natural Home by Becky Rapinchuk
Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness: Health Remedies and Green Cleaning Solutions Without Toxins or Chemicals by Halle Cottis