At The Ecology Works, we take cleaning seriously, and we believe that cleaning is a major form of self-care. After all, the act of cleaning helps to remove harmful pathogens and allergens while also visually improving your space. It’s also likely that you feel a glowing sense of pride and satisfaction after you’ve cleaned. But do you know what’s in the products you use around your home?
What you spray on your kitchen countertop or wash your clothes with matters – and the dirty truth is that many of the household products available today are filled with harsh ingredients that you don’t want anywhere near your food, skin, or loved ones. There is a better way! Here are just a few reasons to use The Ecology Works products in your home.
1. Our Products Save Resources & Space Under Your Kitchen Sink
Rather than buying different products to clean and disinfect your kitchen, bathroom, windows, showers, toilets, sinks, floors, and countertops, you can cut down on unnecessary waste – for example, packaging from multiple products – by choosing an all-in-one multi-purpose cleaner and disinfectant, like Vital Oxide. It’s so versatile in its cleaning uses, you can clean your entire home without switching products. Vital Oxide is even NSF-certified as a food-contact surface sanitizer (no rinse required) and kills 99.999% of bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria, in less than 60 seconds. After use, Vital Oxide breaks down into a simple salt, making it an environmentally-friendly choice.
Our gallon-size refill options for Vital Oxide (you’ll receive over $20 in savings with the gallon-size vs the 32 oz spray bottle) and our Anti-Allergen Solution (you’ll receive nearly $35 in savings with the gallon-size vs the 32 oz spray bottle) are another fantastic way to save money and cut down on packaging.
2. Our Products Are Better For Your Family
Commercial cleaners and laundry products often contain harsh irritants and allergens that can cause asthma, allergies, headaches, coughing, sneezing, skin irritation and rashes, bronchial irritation, and even permanent lung damage. Studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that indoor air can be five times – and occasionally more than 100 times – more polluted than the air outdoors. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because most people spend about 90% of their time inside.
According to the EPA, many conventional cleaning products contain harsh ingredients. Not to mention, many harsh chemicals (like bleach and ammonia), when mixed together, can be downright dangerous. Small children and pets are especially vulnerable to the effects of harsh chemicals due to higher exposure levels because of their size. Plus, household cleaning supplies are among the top five substance classes accounting for calls to the National Poison Control Center.
Considering that many of the harmful chemicals in conventional household products are often carcinogens, neurotoxins, or endocrine disruptors, it’s definitely worth ditching them in favor of gentler cleaning products. At The Ecology Works, we believe that cleaning shouldn’t be a hazard – which is just one of the many reasons why we choose not to use harsh chemical ingredients. All of our household products are free from:
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Synthetic Dyes
- Perfumes and Synthetic Fragrances
- Caustic Chemicals
- Optical Brighteners
3. Our Products Are Better For the Planet
Choosing cleaner and greener products can go a long way to reduce the long-term impact your choices have on the Earth. At The Ecology Works, we care deeply about our customers and our magnificent planet, which is why we constantly strive to make our products more sustainable. From the 100% biodegradable formulas of our Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent and Anti-Allergen Solution to our VOC-free all-in-one cleaner and EPA-registered disinfectant Vital Oxide, and the 100% solar-powered manufacturing plant that produces our Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo in recycled PET bottles; every product we make comes with the promise that we are actively working toward environmentally-sound products.
4. Our Products Clean As Well (If Not Better!) As Conventional Products
Many people shy away from alternative household and cleaning products because they aren’t convinced that they’ll get the job done. Ultimately, we know that people need products that get things really, truly, clean! Our founder and president, James Burnett, founded The Ecology Works in 1993. Today, we are still a family-owned and operated company. All of our products are designed, formulated, and manufactured in the USA. We stand behind the quality of our products, so much so that we use them in our own homes and around our families and pets. All of our products perform just as the labels say – no hidden information or exaggeration – just good, high-quality products that work.
At The Ecology Works, our mission and purpose are simple: make being eco-friendly easy with innovative products that are effective and affordable. Won’t you join us?
Have questions about cleaning or reducing harsh chemicals in your home? We have answers! The Ecology Works has been leading the way in green cleaning since 1993. We can help you select the products you need to live a better, allergen-free life. Please feel free to Contact Us or message us on Facebook. No question is too small! We're here to help.