Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Or probably, most likely, next year! Betty Yi cleaning products.
It's funny how an idea just takes you over. I've been doing the green clean (or what I thought was green clean) for years, but now that I've started to really research this, I'm discovering that green might not be the correct nomenclature for some of the base ingredients used to make those so-called green cleaners. Baking soda, for example, is mined. How green and earth-friendly can that be? Hydrogen peroxide (which I've never used for cleaning house) is also considered a green cleaner, but is it really? And how about vinegar? Depends on whether it's sourced from petroleum (oh, yes, Ms. Yi, most white vinegar is a petroleum by-product) or from botanicals. How green is your white vinegar?
Some of these basic green cleaning products aren't green, but they are better for your health than quite a lot of the more chemical laden, commercial cleaning products. Unless, of course, you're allergic to them.
Anyway, back to the research.