Say hello to mothers today! One day a year is far from enough to thank them for all they do for us. Mothers are the heart and soul of our families, the ones we can turn to for advice and support, because they are always there for the family, sparing no time or energy. Although we cannot take over from them, we hope that our useful tips will make everyday tasks a little easier for them.
If you thank your mother for her care by taking over some of the house cleaning, and if you are still doing for your family at home as a mother, then read our article! This time we give you tips on how to minimise the risk of allergic reactions at home.
Why are allergies on the rise?
It's every mother's biggest fright when her child develops an allergy for the first time. This can be a red patch on the skin, but also a runny nose, cough, difficulty breathing or dizziness.
Many people think of plants or foods that are in bloom at that time of year, but household cleaning products can be full of allergens, which are also the main ingredients.
It is no coincidence that more and more people are suffering from allergies as children. Indeed, it is estimated that one in four people today will experience the unpleasant symptoms of allergies in their lifetime.
Fifty years ago, our grandmothers used to opt for vinegar cleaning, which saved the household a lot of chemicals. But over the past decades, shop shelves - and homes - have become full of household products containing chemicals.
We show you the ones to avoid and give you tips on what to use instead!
Don't go after your nose!
It's no surprise that we all want to smell nice in our homes. Just think of all those commercials where the protagonist comes home to an oasis, not an apartment.You're always envious, aren't you? But did you know that the number one allergenic products are air freshener sprays and fragrances? With over 100 different chemicals that can be released into the air, it's no wonder that they can trigger unpleasant reactions in many people.
What should you do instead? Get regular ventilation and use natural essential oils for fragrance! You'll still get the same effect - a few drops of essential oil, for example, can make your home smell like lavender - but you'll avoid the harmful side effects.
Watch out for allergens when cleaning
For families with young children, we don't even need to show you how cleaning works. It's easier to do it on the fly when the kids are asleep or away. Most of the time, however, it's done under the prying eyes of the children, who don't want to be in the house when Mum is doing all the exciting things. That's why you need to be careful about the products you use when cleaning!
These ingredients can cause allergies
Allergies can develop at any stage of our lives, and from countless things, but there are some typical allergens that increase the risk factor. Many of these are found in the traditional cleaning products that you have been using at home for years. That's why you should always read the label carefully! It's widely accepted that formaldehyde, SLS and ammonia are not good choices, but the range of allergenic ingredients is much wider. But that's not the only reason we recommend switching to chemical-free cleaners at home.
Conventional cleaning products are a threat to the health of the whole family
Many products also contain toxic ingredients that, if inhaled, can have adverse effects on mucosal and lung health. But a clean home doesn't have to mean ruining your health, choose alternatives to traditional cleaning products! By making a conscious purchase, you can easily prevent allergy-related discomfort in your family.
Switch to natural cleaning products!
As our grandmothers knew well, acetic acid, citric acid and baking soda are true all-purpose cleaners. You can use them effectively at home to create a sparkling clean easily and without chemicals. What's more, they don't cause any allergies and even those with sensitive skin can use them with peace of mind. And you don't have to worry about little ones being around while you're cleaning, either, because the ingredients in these child-friendly or even baby-friendly cleaners are safe for your health.
Nor for the four-legged members of your family, as we wrote about in our previous article. You can read more about the importance of dog-friendly cleaning products here.
Eco-friendly cleaners can be made at home, but you don't even have to give up the nice smell at home with the versions available in shops. They contain natural essential oils that provide fragrance without allergens.
CYCLE cleaning products are 100% natural, so they are safe for the little ones in the family. And the new natural dishwashing detergent has also earned hypoallergenic certification, providing perfect cleanliness and safety for the family at the same time.
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