The Environmental Working Group explains that commercial cleaning products can cause numerous health problems, including asthma, allergies, chemical burns and even birth defects and cancer. So why not use an alternative that doesn't have any of those issues?
A study in the journal Molecules explains that these plant essences are widely accepted for their antimicrobial qualities, and have been for a long time. Essential oils destroy microbes like bacteria and viruses with the compounds they contain – which include phenylpropanoids and terpenes, explains the Phytotherapy Research journal.
WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS?
- Kill germs safely
-Do not pollute the water supply or environment
-Can be thrown away safely
-Powerfully concentrated so a little goes a long way
Essential oils offer a fantastic alternative to harmful chemical cleaners because they are safe for fighting certain microbes.
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