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How essential oils are shaping the future of home cleaning products

How essential oils are shaping the future of home cleaning products

How essential oils are shaping the future of home cleaning products

The use of essential oils in chemical-free cleaning products is fast being common in many homes.  Essential oils don’t only smell divine, but they can actually help to improve your mood and cleaning efforts.  In this article, we’re going to explore why essential oils are becoming such a large component of our daily lives and what this means in the future of home cleaning products.

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How your purchases are helping to support a larger cause - 1% For The Planet Charity

How your purchases are helping to support a larger cause - 1% For The Planet Charity

1% For The Planet is a beautiful example of the power, strength and dedication a group of people can have when trying to give back to a larger cause.  Since 2002, this non-for-profit organisation has generated an overwhelming $175 million which has been put back into the environment.

Why is 1% For The Planet Charity so special?

1% For The Planet has gained large amounts of popularity due to their altruistic and unique approach to helping to change the world.  The charity has six core areas that it wants to support and improve: climate, food, land, pollution, water, and wildlife.  By receiving an incredible amount of encouragement from a global network of businesses, individuals and non-profits, 1% For The Planet is able to turn their vision into a reality.

1% For The Planet operates by following their heartfelt mission statement of “bringing dollars and doers together to accelerate smart environmental giving”.  The charity can now boast of having more than 1,200-member businesses, numerous amounts of individuals as well as thousands of non-for-profit partners all around the world.  Their network spans across more than 40 countries.

How are you, our customers helping to assist this wonderful cause?

At Koala Eco, we believe strongly in trying to look after this beautiful world we live in.  By introducing chemical-free cleaning products that are effective, safe and sustainable, we are attempting to do our part to help preserve our environment.  We feel that 1% For The Planet has similar goals and hopes for our environment which is why we felt it was only right to join them on their movement. 

At Koala Eco, we have proudly joined up with 1% For The Planet Charity and arranged for a portion of EVERY sale made to go to their amazing cause.  This means that anyone who purchases our cleaning products is not only helping the environment by using chemical-free alternatives, but they’re also supporting a larger cause; 1% For The Planet.

If you would like to know more about 1% For The Planet and their exciting plans for the environment, please feel free to visit their website HERE (http://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org).

And just remember …

You may not be directly donating to the charity, but we’ll ensure that every purchase made through our website will have a portion of the money go to this non-for-profit organisation. For those of you that weren’t aware of this, you can now enjoy our products on a completely new level J

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in the Home

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Exposure to Toxic Chemicals in the Home

You may or may not have already realised it, but our homes can become an area that leaves us susceptible to the detrimental health effects caused by being exposed to too many toxic chemicals.  A comprehensive study conducted in the US https://www.nrdc.org/resources/not-just-dirt-toxic-chemicals-indoor-dust) shows that when analysing samples of household dust, over 90% of these samples returned positive to containing some form of chemicals.  These included toxic chemicals including: phthalates, fragrance, flame retardants, and phenols.

Regardless if you live on your own, with a dog or with your partner and children, no one is immune from the impact that these chemicals can have on our health.  It is therefore imperative that important steps are taken to help reduce the number of toxic chemicals that you and your family are exposed to.  In this article, we will be highlighting 5 simpleways that you can reduce exposure to toxic chemicals in the home as of today!

  1. Don’t forget to wash your hands!

Washing your hands is not only great for killing germs, but it also plays a role in removing chemicals from them.  Chemicals which they’re exposed to every day such as toxins, heavy metals and phthalates.

  1. Store your chemicals properly

If you’re reading this article and feel that there are certain toxic chemicals you can’t give up such as chlorine for the pool or petrol for the lawn mower, you should instead find a way to store them properly.  Ensuring that these types of chemicals are stored securely and away from children is extremely important.  You should also try to find the least dangerous product that will be suitable for the job.

  1. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter

A High Efficiency Particulate Airfilter (HEPA) is extremely effective in helping to reduce the number of chemicals in your home.  It acts by trapping the toxic chemicals in the filter and therefore prevents you from breathing them back in.  As we mentioned before, chemicals such as fire retardants are quite common to find in homes.  Using a suitable machine to suck-in all those nasty toxins as they drift around the house with dust particles is a big step towards creating a healthier home.

  1. Take your shoes off

The professional cleaning industry estimates that we track 85% of the dirt in our homes from the outside on our shoes or on the paws of our pets. In a recent warning about lead exposure, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that shoes remain outside the house. According to a report called The Door Mat Study, lead-contaminated soil from the outside causes almost all the lead dust found inside of homes. The study revealed that wiping shoes on a mat and/or removing them at the door cuts lead-dust by 60 percent. The study also explained that limiting the amount of dust and track-in may also help reduce exposure to lawn and garden pesticides, wood smoke and industrial toxins, mutagens, dust mites and allergens. 

   5.   Using chemical-free cleaning products

A major way to reduce exposure to chemicals in the home is to switch to chemical-free cleaning products. Regardless if you’re using kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner or glass cleaner, chances are that if it doesn’t claim otherwise it may contain some less than desirable chemicals. 

At Koala Eco, we strive to provide our customers with a safer and more effective method of keeping their homes clean without being exposed to toxic chemicals.  All of our cleaning products have been carefully produced to ensure they’re not hurting the environment or you and your family.