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Eco-Friendly Cleaners vs Regular Household Cleaners

Regular household cleaners rely upon such chemicals as chlorine bleach and ammonia to clean and disinfect your home. Although these products do clean effectively, they are not good for the environment and can even pose health risks to humans and animals. Eco-friendly cleaners rely upon citrus-based solvents, vinegar, essential oils and natural abrasives to clean and disinfect without harmful chemicals.

Eco-friendly cleaners often come with a higher price tag, but you may worry that they will not work well. On the whole, rest assured that they are effective. Buyers should keep in mind that some eco-friendly cleaners may require more elbow grease than standard household cleaners, and they should look for the right cleaner for the job. Good quality cleaning supplies, including mops and scrub brushes, will improve the effectiveness of your cleaning needs.

We use eco-friendly cleaning Products because we consider your home to be composed of thee things, your body, the home you live in, and the planet we all share. By using our services, you are participating in the Green Movement by caring for all three, not to mention your family, and your pets. Take care of yourself by raising your standards. Eliminate toxic chemicals from your life, but keep your home clean, and pure. We are here for you!

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Tahoe green homecare Specialties

We specialize in Eco-Friendly House Cleaning, Property Caretaking, Estate Management, Home Sitting, Home Care taking, Property Management and Concierge Services in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area. We also have our own product, an Eco-Friendly Home and Body Care Line.

All of your services are explained in more detail in "Our Services" Page! Please take the time to check it out. We are here for you and are happy to help take care of you and your properties needs like never before! 

Have a wonderful day – thrive and be well!!!

Owner, Natalie Schaefer (530) 318-3024

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Essential Oils We Use, And Their Cleaning Properties Simplified

Lavender-antibacterial, and a powerful antiseptic. helps with insomnia, decreases stress, calming, soothing.

Rosemary-Powerful antiseptic, and antibacterial.Helps with healthy respiratory, helps with memory, and mental clarity. Helps with respiratory, 

Peppermint-Is proven to be Antifungal, anti-bacterial, and antiviral properties. Decreases allergies, Good for pest control. Invigorating

Lemongrass- The anti microbial properties in this oil inhibit bacterial growth both internally and externally of the body. Helps with mental fatigue, boosts lymphatic system, uplifting.

Grapefruit-Is know for it's antimicrobial properties. Is proven effective against staphylococcus aureus, and many others. Very uplifting mood enhancing, cleansing, clearing.

 

 

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A List Of Essential Oils We Are Currently Using In Our Products and Their Benefits!

Lavender: This essential oil is a powerful antibacterial that can boost your immunity. Regularly using lavender essential oil can help provide resistance to a number of diseases and viruses. Due to its antibacterial, and antiseptic properties, lavender essential oil is considered effective in treating various skin conditions as acne, psoriasis and other inflammatory conditions of the skin. Please note: We have had a client sensitive to this oil, so we are happy to refrain from use upon request of any of our oils our to specific allergy.

Peppermint: its antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral properties, peppermint essential oil is a great way to boost your immune system. It contains such compounds as menthol, camphor, and carvacrol, which are impervious to many dangerous strains of bacteria such as salmonella, E. coli, and staph infections.

Rosemary: a recent study which found that it can inhibit the spread and growth of some 60 different strains of Escherichia coli (E.coli). The study published in August 2013 set out to examine this oils as an alternative treatment to deal with multi-drug resistant bacterial strains.

Grapefruit: known for its antimicrobial effects. One study15reports that this oil is effective against strains of bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus Faecalis, Staphylococcus Epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Salmonella Thyphimurium, Serratia Marcescens, and Proteus Vulgaris. Citrus oils are known for is their positive effect on the lymphatic system, which plays a role in your body's detoxification mechanism.

Lemongrass: The antimicrobial properties of this oil inhibit the growth of bacteria internally and externally of the body. It helps to fight such bacterial infections as urinary tract infections, malaria, typhoid, food poisoning, body odor and various skin conditions.

 

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Why use an eco-friendly house cleaning service?

eco-friendly house cleaners

A green house cleaning service cleans homes using healthy, environmentally friendly cleaning products, usually on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. One of the major benefits to this kind of business is that conventional cleaning solutions can produce noxious fumes, especially when combined with fumes from other chemical-based cleansers.  This leads to chronic health conditions for workers in conventional cleaning services and potentially for the occupants of the home.  Thus, it is healthier for you, your family, your pets, your home, and this planet as a whole.

The efficacy of modern green cleaning materials, is now unquestioned for all but the most heinous cleaning jobs, and many cleaning companies have been using products like these successfully for many years.

 

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5 Surprising Reasons Why Spring Cleaning is Good for You ...

1. SPRING CLEANING INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY

Making the effort to declutter and organize your home or office can save you tons of time looking for or replacing lost items in the future. Organization experts say that this makes you more productive, while the cleaning process itself can increase energy levels.

2. SPRING CLEANING IS HEALTHY

A good spring clean can help you avoid allergy symptoms, according to a study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Removing allergens from the home can make you feel healthier, especially at a time when allergies are rife.

3. SPRING CLEANING MAKES YOU HAPPY

Taking the time to thoroughly clean and maintain a tidy home makes people happier, studies have shown. The act of cleaning provides a sense of satisfaction, which in turn can put you in a good mood.

4. SPRING CLEANING REDUCES STRESS

Cleaning and organizing your personal spaces lets you enjoy a tidier and more organized environment and this can relieve stress. Levels of stress can also be reduced during the act itself as cleaning is considered to be therapeutic.

5. SPRING CLEANING HELPS YOU FOCUS

Those who make a point of clearing out the clutter once in a while are able to free up the brain for more essential decision-making, according to a study carried out by the founder of America's Anxiety Disorder Center. A thorough clean helps to clear your mind of things that need to be done around the house and makes it easier to focus on other more important things!!! 

WE ARE OFFERING 10% OFF SPRING CLEANING RIGHT NOW!!!

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Why is it Spring Cleaning time?

Every home should have a deep spring clean at this time of year!

There are many mold spores that can gather from a heavy winter like the one we just had in Tahoe!

Spring cleaning can also remove dust mites, and the microscopic particles sloughing off bodies from skin and hair, and our homes are always giving off dust from the structure itself. Furniture and carpets also gather all of these particles. Dust can seep through cracks in windows, doors and ceilings. This really begins to accumulate over time and be hard on your health.. It is important to remove this from your environment and reintroduce cleanliness, with our eco, friendly products that disinfect, and leave your home with a light, heavenly scent of organic essential oils.

In deep cleaning we vacuum under and around furniture, while baseboards, wipe light switches, fronts of cabinets and handles, where things may have gotten sticky over time! We do a thorough job of cobwebbing, and dusting up high, like selling fans, and beams. We detail dust the home, in the nooks and crannies, and open windows changing the air in your home! Refresh, renew and help you feel organized and rejuvenated...

We are here for you, please call us today to schedule your spring cleaning!!! Why wait?

Call Natalie @ (530) 318-3024.

My crew and I will take the best care of your home with our now 14 years of experience. You can trust an enjoyable experience with us. My staff are experts having worked with me for over 10 years, and we can assure a sparkling surprise when you see your refreshed new home!!!

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FACTS: The Connection Between Toxic Household Products and Your Health

DID YOU KNOW ?

  • THAT OF THE 17,OOO CHEMICALS THAT APPEAR IN COMMON HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS, ONLY 30% HAVE BEEN ADEQUATELY TESTED FOR THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON OUR HEALTH .

  • THE FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY ( E.P.A. ) HAS FOUND THAT
    AIRBORNE CHEMICAL LEVELS IN HOMES WERE AS MUCH AS
    SEVENTY ( 70 ) TIMES HIGHER INSIDE THAN OUTSIDE.

  • THE FEDERAL FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION ( F.D.A. ) CANNOT REQUIRE COMPANIES TO DO
     
  • SAFETY TESTING ON THEIR PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS BEFORE THEY ARE SOLD TO THE PUBLIC .

  • MEDICAL DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS HAVE STUDIED, ANALYZED, EVALUATED, AND CONCLUDED
    THAT THERE IS A DEFINITIVE CONNECTION BETWEEN OUR HEALTH AND
    THE USE OF EVERYDAY COMMON HOUSEHOLD CLEANING CHEMICALS

...AND THERE'S MORE !
( About The Hazards Of Household Cleaning Products )

  • INDOOR AIR IS OFTEN TWO TO FIVE TIMES MORE CONTAMINATED THAN OUTDOOR AIR .
     
  • CHILDHOOD ASTHMA HAS NEARLY DOUBLED IN THE LAST 20 YEARS
    (American Lung Association)

    And Some Cleaners May Be Triggers To Asthma Attacks.

     
  • 70,000 SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS ARE IN PRODUCTION TODAY.
    MANY ARE SUSPECTED TO CAUSE CANCER OR OTHER HEALTH EFFECTS,...
    BUT ONLY 600 HAVE BEEN ADEQUATELY TESTED

     
  • ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOMFORTS AND ILLNESSES are increasing at alarming rates
     
  • 15-25% OF OUR POPULATION HAS SOME TYPE OF BREATHING PROBLEMS such as hay fever or asthma, and are adversely affected by strong odors included in perfume, aftershave, hair spray and body lotions
  • 9 OUT OF 10 BREATHS are likely drawn indoors
     
  • THERE WAS A 38% INCREASE IN PRESCRIPTIONS FOR AIRWAY MEDICATIONS from 1985 to 1990
     
  • THERE ARE APPROX. 4,000 INDIVIDUAL FRAGRANCE COMPOUNDS – several hundred may be used in creating a single scent
     
  • 17-22% OF PEOPLE SUFFER FROM FRAGRANCE-RELATED MIGRAINE HEADACHES
     
  • ADVERSE REACTIONS FROM SCENTED PRODUCTS result in sick time, lost productivity, increased insurance costs and hostility from employers and employees who do not understand the health threats of fragrances. Chemically sensitive individuals cannot simply avoid fragrances...they share air in which they have no control other.

    SOURCE //


    Gloria Gilbere, N.D., D.A.Hom., Ph.D.
    www.cleaningpro.com/toxic.cfm

    Getting Started with Green Cleaning
    www.cleaningpro.com/green.cfm

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Why use non-toxic chemicals?

Today's modern home is loaded with toxic and polluting substances designed to make domestic life easier.

The cost of these commercial, chemical-based products can be high -- long term health concerns for the family, and environmental pollution caused by their manufacture and disposal. In the US, for example, 1 in 3 people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis (US National Center for Health Statistics). Treatment for these conditions should include reducing synthetic chemicals in the home environment. 

A growing number of commercial non-toxic home cleaning products are also available, as healthier and environmentally responsible alternatives. Your use of these products helps promote the growth of green businesses which are contributing to a sustainable economy.

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