I like a clean house just as much as the next girl. But, some of the cleaners I’ve purchased in the past have had characteristics that really give me pause. Namely, pungent chemical odors and sometimes causing the skin on my hands to become irritated, dry and cracked. To be fair, even without cleaners sometimes the skin on my hands will be really dry and crack, but harsh cleansers definitely exacerbate the issue.
It’s a constant struggle when it comes to purchasing household cleaners for me because I’m always trying new brands of cleaners with many different kinds of ingredients as I fine tune my own personal preferences for such products. I tend to really like certain cleaners over others for their ease of use, ability to clean well, and their scent. That’s why I’m excited to share a new line of products I’ve found, Breathe™ — the first ever line of household aerosol cleaners that have received certification from the EPA’s Safer Choice Program.
I don’t have a preference when it comes to whether a cleaner comes in an aerosol can, a spray bottle, or one that is poured into a sink or bucket and mixed with water. It just needs to clean well and preferably have a pleasant scent, or no scent at all. I have tended to kind of shy away from aerosol cans of all kinds in recent years after hearing news reports about the fact that they primarily use LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) propellants that can have significant effects on one’s health. What intrigues me the most about this line of household cleaners are the fact that their aerosol nozzles are powered by air with BreatheSafe Technology™ and they are manufactured with eco-friendly, non-toxic ingredients resulting in an all-around safer line of home cleaning products.
Some of the health issues that can be caused by cleaners that use traditional aerosol LPG propellants, as identified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) include:
- Difficulty walking or speaking
- Cardiac Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Asphyxia (loss of consciousness)
One area that I’ve had difficulty finding a product that I really like is stainless steel cleaners. My mother-in-law used to use one that she really liked, and she put some in a small bottle for me to try. But, it’s one that somehow has become hard to find. I’ve tried several other brands since then and it seems like there just hasn’t been one that was just what I was looking for.
Get A Clean House Without Harsh Chemicals — Stainless Steel Appliances
For this reason, I was really excited to try Breathe™ Stainless Steel Polish. I have several stainless steel appliances that I love and want to keep shiny and beautiful without it being a huge pain in the butt to clean. All of my kitchen appliances are stainless steel (refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and microwave) as are my beloved washer and dryer. The first time I used this new cleaner (on the refrigerator, since it was the dirtiest appliance at the moment) I ended up spraying more cleaner on than I needed without realizing it. (oops) I chalk this up to the fact that I’m just not used to using aerosol cleaners since I’ve tried to avoid them.
But, my gosh, I love it! It cut right through the grime from people touching the fridge with their dirty fingers which leaves behind smears of food and fingerprints that just drive me crazy!!! I’ve used this cleaner on all of my kitchen appliances now and am very satisfied with the results. The stainless steel just gleams and it doesn’t take a lot of time or cause muscle fatigue to get the shiny clean results I want.
Get A Clean House Without Harsh Chemicals — Wood Furnishings
Ditto Breathe™ Furniture Polish. A little goes a long way and it makes my wood furniture pretty and glowing without leaving behind any sticky-ish residue or filling the air with an overabundance of the odors that other furniture polish products can. All it leaves behind is a nice clean surface and a beautiful glow.
I have a lot of wood furnishings in our home. Nothing pleases be better than looking at these items after a fresh cleaning/dusting and seeing how pretty they look. I do like some of the scented furniture polishes I have previously used so I’m not sure I’d make a permanent switch to this fragrance-free product but it’s nice to know that if I want a scentless wood polish in the future that there is one available.
Get A Clean House Without Harsh Chemicals — Bathrooms
Of all the rooms in my house, the ones I probably hate to clean the most are the bathrooms. This is mostly because many bathroom cleaners I’ve tried tend to have a harsh bleach smell that is pretty irritating to me. Breathe™ Bathroom Cleaner is not only an industrial strength cleaner, it’s also non-toxic and fragrance-free. Even so, it really does cut through the grime that can build up in the bathtub and sinks.
Soap scum in the bathtubs is my greatest nemesis. It can really cause muscle discomfort in my arms and shoulders trying to get rid of it, and cleaning them is no friend to my back, either. So, a cleaner that makes this odious task easier for me is a high priority. And Breathe™ Bathroom Cleaner does! I’m really impressed with how much I like it.
Get A Clean House Without Harsh Chemicals — Multi-Purpose Cleaning
Breathe™ Multi-Purpose Cleaner is great for cleaning kitchen countertops, cabinet doors, sink faucets and the digital displays and glass surfaces on my stove and microwave among other tasks. It works well on the freestanding upright freezer in my mudroom, too, as well as a chest freezer in the garage which are not stainless steel (they’re the more traditional kind, I’m not sure what the surface material is but it’s like some kind of plastic or whatever most fridges are made of). There are so many household items (like gaming consoles, DVR boxes, knick knacks on shelves, audio speakers, remote controls, windowsills, and much more) that I can use it on that makes walking through the house cleaning as I go very easy.
The best part about the Breathe™ line of household cleaners? They cost about the same as most other cleaners on the market. They are very affordable cleaning products. This is a no-brainer. You can get a great cleaning product that is eco-friendly and non-toxic for the same price (or less) than you’d pay for similar cleaners that can contain toxic, harsh chemicals. Bottom line, cleaning your home doesn’t have to make you sick, so why should it?
Are you interested in a healthier way to clean your home? If you’ve tried this line of cleaners, share your experiences with all of us!!!
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