I may sound like a Woolworths fan boy, but I’m only using their products as an example in this article because we actually use them (and love them) in our house. I try not to write about things I can’t personally vouch for.
Woolworths has a range of organic cleaning products (which it looks like they’ve named “earth friendly“) that has a couple of benefits.
Save the Planet!
The first benefit is the obvious “I feel good because I’m helping the planet”. I don’t really know if organic products are always better than their non-organic versions, but for cleaning and disinfecting, I’m pretty sure using organic of synthetic “poison” would be a little better.
They have a “natural marble and granite cleaner” spray which contains bergamot, eucalyptus and thyme. It smells great, and my wife says it works really well (and I must say, the granite counters really do look clean afterwards 🙂 ).
The description on the back says the following:
Carefully formulated with naturally derived, plant-based ingredients that are both tough on dirt and grime, our marble and granite cleaner gently yet effectively cleans all natural marble and granite surfaces, leaving them sparkling clean and fresh.
- made with biodegradable ingredients
- no petrochemicals
- not tested on animals
- no artificial colours
- no animal ingredients
- fragranced naturally with essential oil
As kind to the environment as it is to your home and family.
Don’t poison yourself!
Another benefit is the most important benefit of all. Obviously.
My wife works for a large retail chain. And when I say large, I mean LARGE! (No, it’s not Woolworths). And she says that it’s their policy not to use ANY poison near food in their shops.
So if there is a need to get rid of flies or bugs, they have to use other methods of doing this. (And if you DON’T see flies or bugs, it’s because whatever they’re doing is working).
When my wife saw that Woolworths was selling organic products, she snapped them up.
It’s obviously really important to her that we follow standard food and safety guidelines at home, so I guess I can be happy about.
How are YOU helping to keep your family safe and sound at home? Can you pass on any tips to our fellow readers?