Anyone who grew up with an old fashioned grandma, mom, or in their absence, a cleaning lady, is familiar with the harsh bleach scent that lingers after they have finished thoroughly scrubbing the house. Despite the almost magical ability these products have in making any surface look brand new, the detrimental effects they have on the environment and on consumer’s health means that these results come with a price.
It has been discovered that many of the chemicals used in cleaning products are proven lethal toxins, yet the majority of them are not tested for safety and are not legally required to be listed on the product’s packaging. Over time, these chemicals build up on your skin and may lead to serious health problems.
Not only are these chemicals risky for your health, but they also impact the well-being of the wildlife in their natural habitat. When these toxic chemicals go down the drain and into our waterways, they produce physical changes in the aquatic environments that results in the poisoning and killing of fish. Due to the fact that these chemicals do not biodegrade, these effects are long lasting. And if that is not enough, the plastic containers that these products are packaged in, produces thousands of tons of waste each year that piles onto the already overflowing landfills or the oceans.
We, at Jussara Lee, believe that you should not have to compromise quality for sustainability, which is why we only use environmentally friendly cleaning products in our business. One of those products, The Simply Co. laundry detergent, are actually stocked in our store. The Simply Co. laundry detergent is made in the USA and is composed of three simple ingredients: baking soda, washing soda, and castile soap - all packaged in a reusable glass container with a metal lid. Didn’t think it could get any better? Well the founder, Lauren Singer, also lives a zero waste lifestyle - and has been since 2012.
By switching to brands like The Simply Co. you are improving not only you and your families health and well-being, but also the health and well-being of the glorious planet around us. So, we did all the work for you and comprised a list of other natural and environmentally friendly cleaning brands, giving you no excuse not to make the switch.