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Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products vs. Regular Cleaning Products

What are the benefits of eco-friendly cleaning products? From environmental to health issues, here's why you should switch to plant-based cleaning!
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Written by Tenley Haraldson. Reviewed by Sean Busch.

As an eco cleaning brand, it's understandable that we can't stop talking about the benefits of natural cleaning products.

If you're wondering what the difference is between eco-friendly cleaning products vs. regular cleaning products, keep reading. There are seven major reasons that might surprise you!

A Quick Note About Natural Cleaners vs Chemical Cleaners

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We see a lot of "chemical free cleaning products" being advertised, but "chemicals" are simply a reaction between two or more substances (even water can be considered a chemical substance).

No matter the formula, every cleaning product contains chemicals of some kind. Any claims of "chemical free household products" are erroneous, but there are plenty of products out there that use questionable ingredients like bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde.

1. Green Cleaning Products Are Good for the Environment

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From the seemingly innocuous sodium lauryl sulfate (toxic to aquatic life) to phthalates (linked to reproductive health issues in animals and humans), plenty of common cleaning chemicals are known to cause environmental damage.

The EPA recommends using eco-friendly cleaning products that are low in volatile organic compounds like glycol esters, limonene, and hydrocarbons.

Fun Fact: All Puracy cleaning products are biodegradable and safe for greywater systems.

2. Plant-Based Cleaning Products Tend to Conserve Resources

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Rather than purchasing multiple products to clean your kitchen, bathroom, toilets, showers, sinks, and windows, a multi-use cleaner cuts down on unnecessary waste and space.

For example, our Natural Surface Cleaner is available in a hyper-concentrated formula. A a small amount of product to the bottle of your choice, fill with water, and you’ve got a grease, gunk, and grime fighter.

Our BPA-Refill Packs Save Resources and Money

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Reducing plastic, water, and energy output by about 90%, Puracy refills are another great way to save resources and money (over 20% per fluid ounce, in fact). Since we introduced them, these BPA-free refill packs have saved more than 5 million bottles from entering the environment. That's just one way Puracy offsets its environmental impact.

3. Natural Cleaning Products Tend to Contain Fewer Allergens

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Conventional cleaning products can cause respiratory or sinus irritation in certain individuals. We started Puracy to provide the best plant-based cleaning products anywhere. That's why we'll never use common allergens and irritants like:

  • Perfumes
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Sulfates
  • Ammonia
  • Gluten
  • Caustics
  • Formaldehyde
  • Phosphates
  • Chlorine
  • Bleach
  • Dyes

4. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Are Usually Cruelty-Free

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Most natural cleaning companies strive to create sustainable, eco-friendly products.

From the source to the bottle, Puracy is 100% cruelty-free and vegan. We applaud all our competitors who have taken a stand against animal testing.

5. Eco-Friendly Chemicals Are Gentle on Sensitive Skin

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Exposure to certain ingredients in cleaning products can lead to skin irritation – and worse. Two popular additives include:


Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen that can also cause skin irritation and allergic responses. It may also be known as the following:

  • Formalin
  • Formic aldehyde
  • Methanediol
  • Methanal
  • Methyl aldehyde
  • Methylene glycol
  • Methylene oxide

Pro Tip: Multiple ingredients can actually release formaldehyde.

Chlorine Bleach

Often found in cleaners and disinfectants, exposure to chlorine bleach has been linked to chronic respiratory problems (like asthma). Some people suffer from extreme allergic reactions, chemical burns, and permanent tissue damage.

Is it possible to clean your bathroom and whiten clothes without using bleach? Absolutely. And we’re happy to prove it to you.

6. Natural Cleaning Products Avoid Caustic Chemicals

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According to the EPA, many commercial cleaning products contain harsh and synthetic ingredients. Concentrated cleaners can be especially hazardous, causing burns, lung damage, or accidental poisoning (a major concern for households with small children and pets).

We've tested all of our plant-based cleaning products (especially our eco friendly disinfectant) for safe use around your family. No fumes, residue, or “bad stuff" involved.

7. Green Cleaning Products Are Created for Homes & Families

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Puracy is an eco cleaning brand that takes care of what matters most: our loved ones and the environment. That’s why our team of biochemists carefully create eco-friendly, plant-based cleaning products with completely transparent ingredient lists (and highly effective formulas).

Discover the Benefits of Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

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It's no coincidence that our Natural Surface Cleaner has a 4.7-star rating and keeps landing on best-of lists. From windows to countertops to play equipment, this easy, streak-free, 99.5% natural formula can be used on any non-porous household material.

Cleaner products to clean your home – what could be more perfect than that?