Every year, more and more people wake up to the fact that many of the products we use and produce we consume are prepared using methods, ingredients and processes that are unethical and harmful to our health. From unethical working conditions to dangerous ingredients that are withheld from the consumer, conscious shopping has grown in popularity over the years. This has given rise to companies like Whole Foods, TOMs and even Honest, from Jessica Alba. The latter is particularly interesting because it focuses on a certain aspect of our life where the ingredients are still taboo – cleaning materials.
Just like what we consume is a product of what it consumed, what we eat, sleep and walk on is affected by what we use to clean those surfaces. It can’t be good for us to drink out of cups, eat off plates and wear clothes that have been cleaned with chemicals that would harm us if digested directly. Of course, we already know this to be true – drink a glass of water that has soap reside still in it and you will have a stomach ache for the rest of your day.
Commercial companies have caught on to this trend and now offer organic services to businesses and homes looking to make health conscious decisions. For example, organic carpet cleaning methods have grown in popularity, and today you can hire companies that use organic methods, such as safe materials, to clean your offices and home carpets, which we have contact with every day. The results have proven to be beneficial. Not only are you not using bad chemicals, which can be harmful to children, the elderly and pets, but results have shown that using more organic ingredients to clean carpets has extended the lifespan of and form of a carpet. It goes without saying that using the same methods across your home can have immense benefits as well.