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It’s hard to avoid all of the advertising claims lately about green cleaning products. The problem is that many green cleaning products are not actually safer for you and your kids. They may be trying to be a bit more “earth friendly” but they often still have all kinds of chemicals, carcinogens (can cause cancer), and ingredients that are harmful, especially to children.
I have been passionate about cleaning safely for a few years now, ever since I realized that it was just about as important as eating clean foods. The cleaners we all use come into contact with our hands, little bottoms (in the bath tub), the air we breath and even our food when we wash dishes in the sink and food touches our counter tops.
I have finally found cleaners that I absolutely love and feel very safe about using around, and even with, my children. They are from NewLeaf Clean. All of the ingredients are all natural and you can actually pronounce them! Each ingredient is something you will recognize like vinegar, organic coconut oil, organic aloe vera, peppermint essential oil blend and others.
These cleaners work amazingly well and smell really good. No chemical smells here. They sell an All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Granite Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, and Dish & Hand Soap. My favorites are the All-Purpose that I use all over and the Granite Cleaner that cleans and shines granite amazingly well.
Because I really believe in training my children to be able to clean on their own one day, I allow them to use these cleaners while doing their chores. I feel perfectly safe with them using them. I do supervise the younger ones with cleaning but will let them spray these cleaners. Aside from some homemade cleaners, NewLeaf Cleaners are the only ones I feel good about them using.
My kids love having their own chairs, especially when that chair is a comfy, easily movable seat to read in, play in, or watch a movie. This year I am going to invest in a couple Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere chairs for Christmas. I love that there are so many different prints available, from pretty flowers to boyish plaid, so I can get one for each kid to fit their personalities.