Written by Tenley Haraldson. Reviewed by Sean Busch.

Not only does regular cleaning visually improve your living space, but it helps to remove allergens, contaminants, and pathogens. But with so many harsh cleaners and chemicals on the market, you may be doing more harm than you think. 

Discover how a simple switch to effective, non-toxic cleaning products can result in a healthier home and environment. 

1. Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Are Safer for the Environment 

Many cleaning chemicals are known to cause environmental damage from the seemingly innocuous sodium lauryl sulfate (which is toxic to aquatic life) to phthalates (which have been linked to reproductive health issues in animals).

The EPA recommends eco-friendly cleaning products that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and low in volatile organic compounds (e.g. glycol esters, limonene, hydrocarbons).  

2. They Often Save Resources (Like Packaging) 

Instead of buying a basketful of products to clean your kitchen, bathroom, toilets, showers, sinks, and windows, many natural cleaning manufacturers produce multi-use cleaners to cut down on unnecessary waste and space. 

For example, Puracy Multi-Surface Cleaner is available in a 7x concentrated formula. Simply add water to your original bottle to save money, energy, and plastic:

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Here's how to achieve streak-free results on any surface with #Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner. This is a dark matte stone countertop, which actually shows more streaks than glass or black granite. 1) spray once per 2' X 2' area in a sweeping motion to ensure even coverage 2) use a clean, folded microfiber towel 3) make fast, closely overlapping straight-line passes (*important*) Notice how the the wetness trails behind the towel and quickly evaporates. The friction from the towel speed and light pressure maximizes cleaning power while eliminating leftover solution. The result is no streaks, haze, and ugly towel residue. This technique can be used on windows, mirrors, glass, granite, Quartz, marble, polished concrete, electronics, smartphones, TVs, or any surface which may streak or show residue. #streakfree #nostreaks #granitecleaner #stainlesssteelcleaner #glasscleaner #windowcleaner #marblecleaner #stonecleaner #quartzcleaner #streakfreecleaner #naturalcleaner #safeforanysurface #familysafe

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Compared to bottles, Puracy refills are another fantastic way to save money (20% per ounce) while cutting plastic, water, and energy output by 90%. In under seven years, these refills have helped save more than 200 tons of plastic from entering the environment. 

3. Natural Cleaning Products Contain Fewer Allergens 

Conventional cleaning products often contain allergens or irritants that can cause respiratory or sinus irritation

That’s why Puracy promises never to use chemicals that can cause allergic reactions like: 

  • Perfumes & synthetic fragrances
  • Ammonia
  • Soy
  • Gluten
  • Caustics 
  • Formaldehyde 
  • Chlorine
  • Bleach 
  • Dyes
  • Sulfates

4. Natural Cleaning Products Are Often Cruelty-Free

Most natural cleaning companies strive to create sustainable, eco-friendly cleaners. Animal testing clearly goes against that goal, and we applaud many of our competitors who have also taken a stand against animal testing. 

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5. Non-Toxic Cleaning Products Are Gentler on Sensitive Skin

Exposure to certain ingredients in everyday cleaning products can lead to skin irritation and other concerns. Two of the most popular additives include:


Not only is formaldehyde a known carcinogen, but this common household cleaner ingredient can also cause skin irritation and allergic responses. What’s more, multiple ingredients can actually release formaldehyde. Formaldehyde may also be known as the following: 

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

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. 

The outcomes just aren’t worth the risks. We know it’s possible to clean your bathroom and get white clothes without using bleach

6. “Green” Cleaning Products Avoid Harsh 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 (which is a major concern for households with small children). 

To clean homes while keeping harsh chemicals away, natural cleaning products typically harness the power of plants, like vegetable-based cleansers. We pride ourselves on creating products that are safe to use around every member of your family without fumes, residue, or “bad stuff.” 

7. “Green” Cleaning Products Are Safe for Your Entire Family

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Puracy was founded to take care of what matters most: our families and the environment. That’s why our team of Ph.D. chemists and medical physicians carefully create eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic formulas with completely transparent ingredient lists

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