6 Non-Toxic Home Products Every Woman Should Know About
Hate the idea of living in a toxic environment? Then make 2019 your year to do something about it. A good place to start: your house, which should be a safe space, not one filled with harmful chemicals and dangerous fumes. Here, a few products to begin with in your quest for a non-toxic home.
Greenman Eucalyptus Kitchen Degreaser
Kind to the environment – and your wallet – this proudly South African degreaser is a 100% eco-friendly, non-carcinogenic cleaning spray packed with powerful natural ingredients. The star, though, is eucalyptus oil (such a lekker fresh scent!) with its antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties. From cleaning the oven, stove and hob to the extractor fan, it’s perfect for general degreasing, and a spot of heavy-duty cleaning too. R52 at Faithful-To-Nature.
The Apothecary Citric Acid Cleaner
One ingredient, multiple uses – oh how we love a simple multitasking product. Add this to your dishwasher as a rinsing aid, use it to remove limescale from taps and kettles, and disinfect your kitchen surfaces. Citric acid is crazy-powerful and eradicates mould and mildew, hard water stains and soap scum, even rust! Citric acid is naturally occurring and easily biodegradable, safe for the planet’s water system and contains no harsh toxins – in fact, it’s often added to food and drinks as a natural preservative or flavouring. R30 at Faithful-To-Nature.
Earthsap Toilet Bowl Cleaner
And over to the bathroom… With zero toxic fumes and vapours (hurrah), this loo-cleaning formula cleans, decalcifies and freshens without the risk of skin burns or environmental damage. Only pure essential oils, including coconut, palm, citrus and other plant oils, are used. Bonus: It’s not limited to the loo – you can also use it for sinks, tubs and tiles. Completely biodegradable, this won’t harm aquatic life or affect marine plant growth. Nice. R46 at Faithful-To-Nature.
Güdsheet 2ply Toilet Paper
There are two reasons why you’re going to love this product. First: Humans flush about 27 000 trees worth of toilet paper daily. But this bog roll is made in large part from… drumroll… sugar cane. Güdsheet is made using eco-friendly sugar cane fibres and wood pulp. Second: Every time you buy Güdsheet Toilet Paper, a portion goes towards building toilets for underprivileged schools and crèches in the Eastern Cape. R9.50 at Faithful-To-Nature.
Greenman G Wizz Heavy Duty Cleaner
Got some heavy-duty cleaning to do? This biological active liquid formulation completely breaks down all organic ingrained dirt, proteins, starches, fats, oils, grease and… faeces (yup). It was formulated to work on even the grimmest drains and garbage disposal areas, and can fight even super-heavy grease. It actually digests organic waste and removes odours, while being completely biodegradable and suitable for septic tanks. So yeah – it’ll defs sort out your manky toilet… R77 at Faithful-To-Nature.
Mimu Baby Bath Cleaner
Who wants to dip your bundle of cuteness into a tub cleaned with harsh chemicals? Now you can simply spray the tub, wipe clean and put baby straight in. This safe non-toxic product is specially formulated for bathroom grime from baby baths to big tubs and even tiles. R55 at Faithful-To-Nature.