A Guide to Healthy Cleaning

A Guide to Healthy Cleaning

When I think back to my childhood, I realize I was likely awash in a cocktail of chemical compounds (sorry, mom!). Dryer sheets, air fresheners and a full cupboard of hard- hitting cleaners and equally harsh sprays were part of our daily routine, touted as solutions to help us scrub and scour our home free from any potentially “bad bugs.”

Thankfully, as I am raising my own children, a lot has changed, from our understanding of the science behind eco-friendly chemicals and products, to the products available to us as we seek to detoxify our homes and our world. And that’s a good thing: The average person spends 65% of their entire lifetime inside their home, according to a 2019 report from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, making it a frontline space in your quest to avoid exposing your family to unnecessary chemicals.

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