Finding the right cleaning products for your home

Although cleaning products are supposed to make your house clean, they might actually be making a negative impact on your health. Conventional cleaners can have synthetic fragrances and harmful chemicals that art toxic to your body and the environment.

Find out if your current cleaners are safe for your family by checking with the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

The EWG works hard to rate products for the safety of the consumer and the environment, and provides a thorough list on its. website. To give you an idea of just how many cleaning products are out there, according to EWG, there are 507 all-purpose cleaners, 112 brands and 81 companies. Of those, only 59 products scored an A rating on its safety scale — 48 scored a B, 94 scored C, 199 came in with the largest number of products at a score of D and 151 scored F. This goes to show that you really need to pay attention to the household cleaning products you buy.

EWG evaluates characteristics such as what hazardous substances the product contains, the credibility of the ingredients, the number of ingredients within the product that are hazardous, and whether or not the product/company shares all details, such as exact names of ingredients rather than being vague. It also looks at whether the products are certified as green cleaning products and how the products rate overall.

Our recommendation for the home is  Shaklee Healthy Home. Shaklee screens for over 350 contaminants, pesticides, and impurities on every new botanical ingredient. There are no harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals in their products. They are also gentle on the environment and never tested on animals.

You can find these products in our office or place an order sending us an email at


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