Using organic carpet cleaners can do the same job without the adverse effects of chemical-based cleaners. When chemical-based, or toxic, carpet cleaners are used; they have an impact on physical health and the health of the environment. No matter how a toxic cleaner is used, such as poured, sprayed, or mixed for cleaning, the process of washing and rinsing the carpet does not remove all toxins in the carpet. When the cleaner is disposed of, it impacts the environment in a negative way.
Top Benefits of Organic Cleaners
Decreased noxious fumes that form when synthetic carpet meets chemical cleaners. This chemical mix can cause allergic reactions in loved ones, including pets. This is diminished if you have an organic carpet, but not eliminated.
Decreased pollution in the home, which often lasts for days after cleaning, and it adds chemicals into the environment air. The indoor chemical air cause more severe reactions like headaches, nausea, asthma attacks, an overall irritation of the nose, lungs, and eyes. It can cause coughing, sneezing, congestion, fatigue, and more.
Organic carpet cleaners greatly reduce mold growth potential because most organic cleaners are dry. Dry cleaners minimize the growth of mold spores.
Organic Carpet Cleaners
The best organic carpet cleaners are nontoxic, biodegradable, and in packaging that is 100% recyclable. If you prefer to have your carpets professionally cleaned, there are professional cleaners that specialize in organic carpet cleaning. Over the past two decades, companies that clean carpets organically, or green, have expanded, so it should be easy to locate one in your area.
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you can make your own carpet cleaner with a few simple ingredients like vinegar and fresh lemon juice. Here’s one organic carpet cleaner recipe: 1 cup baking soda, 18 drops organic essential oil like bergamot (citrus scent), coriander seed (woody scent), or lavender, and 1 teaspoon natural liquid soap made of vegetable or nut oils. Mix the baking soda with the oil, and add the soap to make a creamy paste. Apply to spots on the carpet, scrub, and blot until dry.