There’s nothing too exciting about cleaning the glass surfaces in your house. You do, however, get an incredible sense of satisfaction when they are clean:
–> no more fingerprints on your windows
–> no smudges on your computer screens
–> or no splattered toothpaste on your bathroom mirror (It’s okay, everyone has it)
It’s a clean you can see and get immediate gratification from.
There’s a problem with how we clean our glass though. You can smell it every time you reach for your standard glass cleaner.
Everyone knows these products smell like raunchy chemicals, but how bad are they?
Common ingredients found in glass cleaners
Just because it makes your windows clean doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Conventional glass cleaners can use some pretty nasty chemicals. Which you are then putting into the air for you and your family to breathe. All in the name of clean windows.
Here are some of the common ingredients you can find in the leading glass cleaning product, and their known health risks to us and to this planet as a whole:
Ammonium Hydroxide – respiratory damage, general systemic/organ effects, & damage to vision
Hexoxyethanol – general systemic/organ effects, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, and damage to vision
Ethanolamine – respiratory damage, general systemic/organ effects, chronic aquatic toxicity, nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects
Is a streak-free clean on your glass really worth damaging your organs, vision or reproductive capacity?
Are the “green” glass cleaners better?
Until recently there weren’t a lot of options. I found myself cleaning with that stuff too and taking the risk so my mother-in-law didn’t think we lived like slobs after finding a couple fingerprints on the glass door!
After a while, I made the leap and decided to try some of the “green label” alternatives at the store. They promised the same clean without the toxicity. I’m sure you’ve made a similar bet. Sadly, those “green” cleaners are not a better choice. I want to share some pretty crazy information on them that will re-shape your opinion.
It turns out most of these “non-toxic” glass cleaners on the market either don’t work, or actually contain powerful solvents that create countless chemical by-products while coming into contact with the materials you are cleaning off your glass surfaces.
That’s right, you are creating entirely new chemical compounds while using these “non-toxic” alternatives that can be extremely toxic. Compounds that will never be disclosed on a label because nobody even knows exactly what they are.
So, how do you avoid performing chemistry experiments in your home and around your family?
It’s simple…… KEEP IT SIMPLE!
I started researching the best possible formulas for effortless cleaning of your glass and mirrors, leaving no streaks for your in-laws to judge, and absolutely NO toxic chemicals or unwanted by-products from the solvents and surfactants.
After a lot of careful testing, I found a formula that worked better than the leading chemical cleaner and was pure enough to be the most non-toxic solution on the market.
Check out how clean these ingredients are:
- Deionized Water
- Alkyl Polyglucoside (sugar derived cleaning agent)
- Decyl Glucoside (cleaning agent made from coconut, and sugar)
- Cocamine Oxide (fatty acids from plants)
- Sodium Citrate (plant-derived pH adjuster)
- Sodium Benzoate (from plants and lye).
Our new Truly Free Glass Cleaner is exactly what my family needed. I no longer have to worry about chemicals in the hands of my kids.
Another thing very near and dear to my heart, and hopefully yours, is reducing the ridiculous amount of plastic waste that is choking out our planet. Unfortunately, even when you put your old window cleaner container in the recycling bin it is unlikely to even be recycled. Most facilities lack the ability to properly clean out the container. Because of the chemicals in the cleaners, it’s unsafe to recycle them until they are thoroughly clean.
Our Truly Free Glass Cleaner is not only the best non-toxic glass cleaner money can buy, but it’s also the most effective and highly sustainable.
It comes in a refillable container that will be the last container you ever buy. After that, all you have to do is order our refill pouches that contain our super-concentrated formulas that you mix with water to make your full batch of glass cleaner.
This is a product that you can feel good about cleaning around your family with AND one that helps protect our planet from unnecessary waste and pollution.