Labels, green household products, secrets of grandmothers: 13 tips for a clean house and planet ...
It's a paradox: who cleans, pollutes. Most detergents are made from petrochemical derivatives that are harmful to the environment. However, each inhabitant consumes 11 kilos a year. Aware of the problem, manufacturers are putting more and more green products on the market. The logos affixed to their packaging make it possible to recognize them.
THREE LABELS TO KNOW
The little blue planet underlined by the web address www.sustainable-cleaning.com indicates that the company adheres to the sustainable cleaning charter drawn up by the professional union of European industrialists. This means that it uses safer manufacturing methods that take into account the environment and sustainable development.
The "flower", the eco-label of the European Union, reports products that meet strict ecological criteria revised every three years.
The two red butterflies of Ecocert, an inspection body, are affixed to 100% green products. To obtain this label, the criteria are more stringent, requiring the use of renewable ingredients, often from organic farming.
5 GREEN HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS
1. Soap from Marseille vegetable without animal fats. € 3.65, BHV.
2. Degreaser with organic mint essential oil, also serves to detach the laundry. € 4.99, Stamen of Lily at Botanic.
3. Cleanser made from vegetable ingredients with lemon. 1,89 €, Monoprix Green.
4. Black liquid soap pure vegetable enriched with linseed oil for soils. € 7, Florame.
5. Multipurpose cleaner with lime. 2,10 €, Rainett.
5 SECRETS OF GREAT MOTHERS
White vinegar cleans, disinfects, deodorizes. Often used to dissolve limestone, it also removes mold.
The coffee grounds eliminates odors from the refrigerator, moisture or mold.
Liquid black soap or marseille soap overcomes grease stains on worktop, floor tiles or tiles.
Baking soda essential to clean your oven or refrigerator, launder laundry, freshen carpets or shine the sink.
Lemon juice mixed with vinegar cleans and disinfects sanitary, descales and shines faucets or silverware.