Did you know that there are potentially harmful toxins in your home that could be negatively impacting your health? From cleaning products and air fresheners to plastics and furniture, many common household items contain chemicals that can have adverse effects on the body, such as respiratory problems, skin irritation, and even cancer. Exposure to these toxins can occur through inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact, and can be particularly harmful to children, pregnant women, and pets.
In this blog post, we'll explore the dangers of toxins in the home, specifically in the products we all use day-to-day, how to identify and avoid them, and tips for creating a safer and healthier living environment for you and your family.
Many cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that can harm our gut health. These chemicals disrupt the balance of beneficial and harmful bacteria in our digestive system, leading to a range of health issues. There are at least 300 chemicals routinely used in our homes that have little or no regulation. Because humans do not ingest them - and we go to special lengths to keep them out of our children's way - they are not deemed harmful, but the truth is that we spread them in our environment. These chemicals end up in our food, our water and in us. For example, triclosan, a common ingredient in antibacterial soaps and detergents, has been linked to gut inflammation, while phthalates, found in many fragranced products, can disrupt hormonal balance and contribute to leaky gut syndrome. In addition, the fumes from cleaning products can irritate the respiratory system, further contributing to gut inflammation and related health problems.
You have probably seen this seemingly reassuring catchphrase 'kills 99.9% of bacteria'. The thing is, that's not a good thing, because not all bacteria are bad! To put it plainly, our bodies, homes, habitats and frankly the whole planet rely on the presence of this microscopic workforce of bacteria. To just kill all of them is an overly drastic, and in the long-run unhelpful solution to avoiding contact with the few bad guys that exist amongst them. Here at Microbz we prefer the approach of BOOSTING the numbers of good bacteria which effectively contribute to good health and the natural life cycle. Here you can find out more about our cleaning products which we have created that are:
- Incredibly effective at their job! (and work longer than chemical products)
- Free from harmful man-made chemicals
- Teeming with 15 strains of live, beneficial microbes
- Safe for children, pets and people with allergies
- Helpful for the environment when they go down the drain
- Very cost effective (36p per 500ml spray bottle)
Welcome to our range
Fabric and Air freshener £7.99
Introduce positive bacteria into your home with our Air and Fabric Freshener, enriched with live active cultures. Spray your home with live cultures, which naturally combat pathogenic or harmful bacteria and indoor air pollution. Protect your loved ones with this spray, especially if they are sensitive to allergies. It not only aims to neutralise unpleasant smells but also creates an environment where mites and other allergenic bacteria cannot survive. A natural breath of fresh air for your home.
Multi-Surface and Glass Cleaner £8.49
Our 100% natural Multi Surface and Glass Cleaner, enriched with live active cultures and pure essential oils, is perfect for wiping down the surfaces in your home. Combat pathogens by restoring a positive microbial balance, so your home stays healthy and hygienic. From dusty mirrors, to windows, shower doors and everything in between, add a touch of calm to your home and keep it sparkling, with ease. This eco-friendly solution will protect your health by restoring a healthy balance of microbes in your home and your gut. Reintroduce nature back into your home.
Power Cleaner £8.99 Perfect for wiping down all surfaces. Enriched with live active cultures and pure essential oils, Power Cleaner will help make your home healthier and more hygienic. Power Cleaner cuts through grease, mould and limescale, leaving behind a subtle scent of refreshing grapefruit and rosemary. Use regularly to prevent build-up of limescale and regrowth of mould or pathogens. Ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and other high-use or heavily soiled areas. No one wants harmful chemicals near areas where food is being prepared nor where the family wash, so our cleaners give you peace of mind. Keep everything sparkling from your worktops, sinks, and hobs to your toilets, showers, bath and everything in-between with our non-toxic cleaner. Using only natural ingredients that are safe for people, pets and the planet.
Drain Clearer £8.95 - £20.95 Keeps all waste pipes clear and odour-free, simply and naturally. This concentrated liquid contains friendly bacteria that get to work in their billions to help restore and maintain healthy efficient septic systems and clear drainage pipes. Designed to prevent expensive blockages and eliminate unpleasant smells. Safe, non-chemical and easy to use.
And, in the meantime, here are 5 alternative toxin-free natural ways that you can clean your home (minus the spreading of good bacteria of course!)
1 Vinegar and baking soda: Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle and use it to clean surfaces like countertops, sinks, and showers. For tough stains, sprinkle baking soda on the surface first, then spray the vinegar mixture on top and scrub with a sponge.
2 Lemon juice: When life gives you lemons! Use the juice to clean and disinfect cutting boards, remove stains from clothes, and freshen up your dishwasher and rubbish bin.
3 Castile soap: This natural soap is made from plant oils and is a versatile cleaning agent that can be used for everything from washing dishes and doing laundry to cleaning floors and bathrooms.
4 Essential oils: Add a few drops of essential oils like tea tree, lavender, or peppermint to your cleaning products for an extra boost of cleaning power and a fresh scent.
5 Microfiber cloths: These reusable cloths can be used for dusting, cleaning windows, and wiping down surfaces with just water, making them a great eco-friendly cleaning option.