There’s a reason why parents are starting to look into the best natural cleaning products for their home. When we become moms, we start to question the safety of everything around us, from the air we breathe and the food we eat to the clothing we buy and the cleaning products we use. At least, I did. Pre-kids, most of us didn’t think twice about that cheap bottle of all-purpose spray we picked up from the dollar store. Now, we scour through the ingredient list of pretty much every brand (and natural cleaning product) we buy from to make sure there are no harmful chemicals lurking inside that could pose even the slightest health risk to our little cherubs.
If you’re one of the moms wondering if it’s worth it to spend an extra couple bucks on green cleaning products, the answer is a resounding yes. “While sterilizing chemicals found in most cleaning products arguably do a good job at cleaning, the side effects are potentially far more dangerous than whatever it is they’re trying to clean in the first place,” explains Layla Samra, mom and founder of FizzWizz Crystal Clear Laboratories, LLC.