We use cleaners and cleaning products on a daily basis, inside and outside our home, and around our children, pets, and gardens. Because of this, the ingredients of the cleaners that we’re using really matter for the well-being of everyone in our household. Natural cleaners are a safe, effective option when compared to conventional cleaners commonly found on supermarket shelves. The key aspects that differentiate a natural cleaner from a conventional cleaner are the contents, long-term effects on materials, and the safety of those around us. The infographic below displays these differences.
Composition, or the breakdown of ingredients, is the key differentiator of a natural cleaner vs. a conventional or chemical cleaner. Where conventional cleaners rely on aggressive acids and alkalis, which are dangerous to overall health in small doses already, Natural cleaners use essential oils, salt citrates, and natural clover acid, which naturally occur in many plants, even edible ones.
This translates into a different working method of these two types of cleaners: Conventional chemical cleaners often work by weakly bleaching the surface of a material. The cleaning effect of this bleaching stays at surface level and doesn’t fully remove the pollutants from the material. It also accelerates deterioration of the material it is supposed to clean. Natural cleaners work differently here, as their cleaning agents go deep into the surface and lift the pollutants out of the material. This is less aggressive than bleaching a surface, and, in fact, even makes for a more thorough cleaning effect.
Natural cleaners such as Eco Reviver require only 5 to 10 minutes of exposure time to work with gentle cleansing effect. No protective clothing is necessary as the ingredients aren’t harmful or dangerous. Conventional cleaners can cause damage to the cleaned surfaces, and aren’t safe for the surroundings. Protective clothing is required when handling these cleaners.
The safe ingredients in natural cleaners also allow them to be used on a wide variety of surfaces without causing any harm. They can be used on surfaces such as wood, stone, PVC, vinyl, metal, tiles, aluminum, facades, bathrooms, etc. They are gentle and suitable for almost any material, indoors or outside. Commercial cleaners can clean surface level messes, but may damage the material being cleaned if used incorrectly.
A huge difference of natural cleaners versus conventional cleaners is their effect on the environment. Natural cleaners are often biodegradable (in the case of eco-reviver for example, the product is 100% biodegradable). This means you can use natural cleaners anywhere without having to worry about the surroundings. Conventional cleaners usually have very limited degradability, making the effects of the chemical formula a danger for kids, pets and plants for an extended period of time.