AND YOUR BUSINESS Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services for Homes & Businesses
NATURAL & ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS THAT KILL THE CORONAVIRUS
There are only a few sources I trust to help me make decisions in my business and in my home when it comes to ensuring the safety of my clients, their loved ones and myself (for you it may include your employees) none of my decisions are ever based on information provided by those who make a profit by trying sell me a product.
Health Canada - Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. It ensures that high-quality health services are accessible and works to reduce health risks. In the U.S. it is the CDC
Consumer Reports - Consumer Reports, located in the U.S. but researches and tests many products we use here in Canada, is an independent, non-profit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.
Women’s Voices For The Earth - Women’s Voices for the Earth, located in the U.S. but advocates for change in many of the products we use here in Canada, amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. Their goal is to stop the toxic assault on women’s health and the planet by engaging, inspiring, and mobilizing women to call for a thriving, toxic-free future.
Environmental Defense– Environmental Defence is a team of policy experts and communicators supported by scientists, business leaders, lawyers and community members working hard to protect Canada’s environment and human health. A leading advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities
Soap and Water – It can’t get any simpler than this and it is cost effective (from Consumer Reports) Just the friction from scrubbing with soap (any kind of soap) and water can break the coronavirus’s protective envelope. “Scrub like you’ve got sticky stuff on the surface and you really need to get it off,” says Richard Sachleben, an organic chemist and a member of the American Chemical Society.
Discard the towel or leave it in a bowl of soapy water for a while to destroy any virus particles that may have survived.
Using antibacterial soap won’t give you added protection against the coronavirus because it kills bacteria, not viruses.
PRODUCTS THAT DO NOT KILL THE CORONAVIRUS
Essential oils – no matter what is being shared on the internet there is not an essential oil out there, including Tea Tree, that has been proven to be effective against the Coronavirus. Vinegar – there is no reported evidence that vinegar is effective against the Coronavirus so don’t take any chances by using it as a disinfectant Vodka – Even though it has always been my signature ingredient in my products, vodka does not contain a high enough percentage of ethyl alcohol to kill the Coronavirus
But if you or your clients and/or your employees feel they need more to feel safe here is a list of Health Canadaapproved COVID-19 disinfectants for use in your Eco-friendly and/or natural cleaning business
JUST A REMINDER – Disinfectants only disinfect non-porous hard surfaces.
FYI - I receive no kickbacks (monetary reward) for any products or companies listed on this page
To get the full list of approved disinfectants by Health Canada (include conventional products) click here
DID YOU KNOW - to protect yourself and your clients you must use a damp cleaning method throughout the entire home and business such as damp clean cloths, and/or a wet mop. Do not dust or sweep which can distribute virus droplets into the air. This means ditching the feather, lambswool and microfibre dusters (and yes, the Swiffer products too)
From John Hopkins Hospital - NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only -between 3 hours (fabric and porous), -4 hours (copper and wood) -24 hours (cardboard), -42 hours (metal) and -72 hours (plastic). But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.