You probably use several common household products through the course of the week, but do you really know what you’re spraying on your counters or scrubbing into the floors? How about the products you’re putting on your skin? You could be slathering on coal tar, ethanolamine compounds, or even formaldehyde without realizing it. These are just a few of the chemicals that have been used in commercial skin and hair care products. If you’re not careful about checking your labels, you probably have only a vague idea of what you’re using.
Fortunately, not all products are noxious. Companies like Amway are more careful about skin care. All trends point to a greener future for the products in our homes, and smart providers are listening. The global demand for eco-friendly products is increasing, with one in three consumers on the lookout for eco-friendly options. Buyers even see the tangible value in these options. Over half of baby boomers and 75 percent of millennials will spend more on sustainable products. Both numbers are up from previous years, pointing us toward the trends to come.
Are you looking for a greener way to stock your home’s cabinets? The first step toward a more environmentally friendly home is an informed shopper. You can learn more about the direction that household products are moving in with the handy infographic below, Home Healthy: The Rise of Eco-Friendly Household Products. You’ll get a closer look at the dangers of conventional products as well as the demand for better options.