Cleaning product labels are notorious for telling you everything and nothing. They’re primarily marketing copy that throws around words like “biodegradable,” “organic,” and “natural” without backing up the claims. How do you know you’re buying a product that won’t harm your family’s health or the environment?
To help you sort through the hype, I’ve come up with my very own cleaning product quality scale. Generally, the more transparent a product is about its ingredients and the more legitimate certifications it has, the better it scores.
|Product Quality Score||Definition|
|Manufacturer claims the label “organic” and is supported by proper certifications; product often quoted as a percentage organic, often states what’s not in product|
|All ingredients are derived from plants; sometimes quoted as a percentage plant-based|
|Manufacturer claims the label “biodegradable” and ingredients have been reviewed and verified as biodegradable
|Manufacturer claims the label “biodegradable” but ingredients have not been reviewed and verified as biodegradable|
|Lengthy list of synthetic chemicals; review of ingredients typically not needed as content is evident|
Here are how some popular products rate on my Green Gene Product Quality Scale:
5 (Organic): Shadow Lake Castile Soap
4 (Plant-Based): Earth’s Natural All-Purpose Spray
3 (Biodegradable Green): Better Life Dishwashing Soap
2 (Biodegradable Untested): Clorox Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner
1 (Synthetic): Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner Spray
Look for the Green Gene Product Quality Scale at Get Green with Gene and Life’s Pure Balance. For help finding all-natural cleaning products that are safe for your family and the environment, contact me today.
Here’s to breathing easy and living life to the fullest!
Gene Wood, Life’s Pure Balance