Do green cleaners really work? Or do you still need tough chemicals to achieve a tough clean?

We’ve gotten so used to using highly manufactured, dangerous chemicals in our everyday lives that you would be forgiven for thinking that you can’t achieve a hygienic clean without them. But it’s simply not true! It is absolutely possible to clean your home, or workplace, without the use of harsh chemicals.

Humans have been using soaps and detergents for centuries – but we’re pleased to report that it’s evolved somewhat from the ash, oil and salt concoctions of ancient civilisations. Today, with the help of some clever chemistry and the power of enzymes, we’re able to use many of the same wholesome natural ingredients, which have been around forever, to produce gentler cleaning products.

Admittedly, using old fashioned DIY recipes of baking soda and vinegar or lemon juice takes and bit of effort and a whole lot of elbow grease. But, luckily for us, there’s a rise in eco-friendly, green cleaning products, which have gotten stronger in recent years and work wonderfully.

Take Accell Clean NZ for example. This homegrown little company is producing both home and commercial grade cleaning products – in variable strengths – that are completely free of nasty toxins and hidden chemicals. They’ve achieved this by using plant-based surfactants, complex proteins and clean New Zealand water.

Low-tox cleaning products, like Accell Clean NZ, are better for both people and planet than their conventional chemical-ridden counterparts.

First and foremost, the user can rest assured that their cleaning regime is not going to compromise their health. Frighteningly, many mainstream cleaning products contain unnecessarily harmful ingredients. For instance, petroleum distillates, found in kitchen and furniture cleaners, are derived from oil sources and can cause damage to the nervous system and lungs. And Triclosan, common in anti­bacterial products, may disrupt thyroid function.

But it’s not just our health that we’re worried about. The latest Colmar Brunton Better Futures 2020 report shows that kiwis are highly concerned about our impact on the environment and 48%of us have already switched to a brand/service that’s more sustainable. The eco-friendly nature of products like Accell Clean NZ means that it can be used without fear of residues or air pollution.

For cleaning products that are gentle enough to use around children and animals, are eco-friendly and yet tough on grime, check out Accell Clean NZ.