Post Party Clean Up – 3 Non-Toxic Ideas
The confetti has settled from your immensely successful event, and now it is time to clean. Don’t reach for products that stress out your system with toxic chemicals. Pick products that are not only clean for your house, but clean for your body. Try these post party clean up tips.
When you think of cleaning, you assume the products only help you, and NOT hurt you. But many cleaning products have chemicals that when absorbed through your skin, or inhaled into your lungs, cause damage you may not see or feel right away. Some of the chemicals found in every day cleaning products can cause major health problems, such as fertility challenges, thyroid dysfunction, and even cancerous growths. Why risk that when there are products you can choose that aren’t going to harm you?
The smell of a cleaning product is always important to consumers. What good is a clean house if it doesn’t smell clean, right? Unfortunately, chemicals that create fabulous fragrances are often some of the common problem causers! Many people have health problems such as allergic skin conditions and asthma after using these chemicals. Products that score well on non-toxic product lists often have no fragrance at all. The following products are unique in that they smell great using non toxic scent combinations so your house will not only look clean, but smell clean!
Non-Toxic Dish Cleaning
Parties generate lots of dishes, so turn your dish washing session into a spa day. Spend some time with your hands in a tub full of warm water and Dish It Out Dish Soap, Clary Sage + Citrus. This product cleans well, even without the use of toxic, cancer causing surfactants typically found in dish soaps.
Eco-Friendly Surface Cleaning
Wipe all your surfaces down with this all-in-one eco cleaner: Simple Green’s Glass and Surface Care. It’s Rosemary Mint scent is light and pleasant and it will clean up all the crumbs your guests have left behind. Because it is a glass cleaner too, it works great on sparkling up your shiny surfaces too. Multi use products often contain chemicals that react with the indoor air to form formaldehyde, which is a known human carcinogen. Choosing a non-toxic product like this one, will remove any unnecessary hazards while cleaning your counters.
Green Floor Care
Finally, after a quick sweep, treat your hard floors with Simple Green’s Naturals Floor Care. This ‘sparkling spruce’ scent is heavenly and will be the final touch in erasing any sign of a recent party. Your thyroid will thank you because this floor cleaner is free of Triclosan, which has been linked to thyroid disruption. After these three steps, you and your house will be ready for anything.
Article by Erika Cleugh
Do you have any post party clean up tips? Would love to hear them in the comments below. Always choose for eco-friendly when party planning. Start with eco-friendly email invitations from Sendo!
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Excellent Idea’s Jennifer!! It will be helpful to arrange eco-friendly parties.
This inspired me to think of the safety of materials used during the party as well. Good suggestions!
Hi Jennifer Sitko Skarakis,
It’s really great ideas! Thanks for sharing……
This is so helpful! I love essential oils and I use them not only in my cleaning detergents but to treat different ailments. But those explanations were really helpful and if sometimes something like that mentioned in the article happens I will know what to do. Thanks!
Thanks for the eco tips!