How Clean are Your Cleaning Products?

The Slightly Greener Life Podcast | Episode 19

September 1, 2023

Are you concerned about the chemicals in your cleaning products? 🌿 In our latest podcast episode, “Slightly Greener Life,” we’ll dive deep into the world of non-toxic cleaning and expose the greenwashing tactics used by cleaning product companies.

Here’s a quick overview of this episode:

  • The Mystery of Cleaning Product Labels: Discover why cleaning product labels can be so perplexing and why most companies don’t list all their ingredients.
  • Greenwashing Exposed: Learn how companies use terms like “natural,” “eco-friendly,” or “green” to make their products seem more environmentally friendly than they really are.
  • The Unregulated World of Labels: Find out why terms like “eco-friendly” and “green” have no universal meaning and what to look for instead.
  • Safer Choices: We explore certifications like EcoLogo, Safer Choice, and Made Safe, but also explain why not all safe cleaning products carry these labels.
  • DIY vs. BIY: Whether you prefer to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) or Buy-It-Yourself (BIY), we share tips and easy recipes for non-toxic cleaning solutions that are better for your health and the environment.

Cleaning product companies aren’t required to list individual ingredients on their product labels, except for Active Ingredients and “Ingredient of Known Concern” (find out why these typically aren’t labeled either, in this episode).
Companies want to keep their cleaning product formulas a trade secret, so full disclosure is not required.

Here is just one example of a product that doesn’t disclose its ingredients:

greenwashed cleaning products

After listening to this episode, you’ll know what to beware of and what to look for when it comes to cleaning products that are truly “cleaner!”

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