Natural Plant-Based Cleaning Supplies

There is no denying that there are countless different cleaning products on the market today; while those products are widely-available and inexpensive, they are petroleum-based and laden with many different chemicals that the average person simply cannot pronounce.

Though people do not always realize it, the chemicals found in average house-hold cleaning supplies are not pet or child-friendly and can bother people who are allergic to certain chemicals. It is far safer and less expensive for individuals to decide that they will be using products made with plant based ingredients vs petroleum based ingredients. Natural, plant-based cleaning supplies have a water, natural oil or natural alcohol suspension; which is both child and pet-friendly.

With natural cleaning supplies, plant oils make up the cleaning agents, rather than harsh chemicals. Not only do these products smell much nicer than commercial cleaning supplies, but they are also a great deal more beneficial. For example, cinnamon, clove, lemon, lime, orange and lavender oils are proven to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. These, along with several other kinds of oils, are known to not only clean and sanitize, but if they are used on wood, they will add a natural shine to wooden surfaces, rather than potentially damaging them.

Cleaning products that contain chemicals are not as effective at killing viruses and bacteria, because such organisms end up developing tolerances against chemicals over time. When an individual cleans with a petroleum-based chemical product, their house may look nice, but they have not managed to destroy the organisms that cause illness and strange smells in the home.

Natural, plant-based cleaning products also have the benefit of being environmentally friendly. Because they are created from plant oils and stabilizing agents that occur only in nature, they do not harm the environment in any way. For example, when an oil-based natural cleaner is rinsed with water, the plant oils simply become neutralized, rather than spreading or forming a dangerous chemical compound.

 

 

     
The Maids of Durham NC is rated 4.3 out of 5 based on 68 reviews from around the Web.
  • 04/28/2016
         
    ******** and her team, purple team do a fantastic job. ******** is always on top of things to make sure they are done correctly and to the home owner's...
  • 06/07/2011
         
    I can never seem to get my whole house clean at one time. I had The Maids come to my home. When I came back not only was it all done but it smelled clean!...
  • 11/29/2013
         
    Just had the Maids clean our house. It's always a little awkward when they first get there. At least for me there was a bit of a language gap and this sense...
  • 05/20/2016
         
    Love having our home cleaned by Xitlali and her team. She's wonderful.
  • 03/26/2017
         
  • 06/07/2011
         
    I can never seem to get my whole house clean at one time. I had The Maids come to my home. When I came back not only was it all done but it smelled clean!...
  • 03/19/2017
         
    We have used The Maids for more than 5 year and have they have consistently exceeded our expectations. They are professional, experienced and rectify any...
  • 09/14/2015
         
    The Maids have been cleaning our house for 5 months now (they come once a month) and we couldn't be happier. It took some time to let down my guard and allow...
  • 11/06/2013
         
    Great folks, provide a great service
  • 06/07/2011
         
    I can never seem to get my whole house clean at one time. I had The Maids come to my home. When I came back not only was it all done but it smelled clean!...
  • 06/19/2008
         
    After having our home cleaned for a wedding, we have been using The Maids on a regular basis. The teams are always professional and curteous and show up when...
  • 03/22/2017
         
    The Maids provides reliable and complete cleaning services. I have confidence knowing that my home is in their care.
  • 05/31/2017
         
    Very positive experience. Maids arrived on time. Very efficient and thorough.
  • 03/28/2017
         
    Terrific service. Trustworthy.
  • 03/12/2017
         
    They do a terrific job of cleaning my home. I have been using them for more than one year. They are dependable, honest and hard working. They will work with...
  • 04/13/2017
         
  • 05/09/2011
         
    The Maids in Durham have been cleaning my house for several months, and do a fabulous job. They arrive on time and are professional and thorough. A team of 3...
  • 09/09/2016
         
    We asked The Maids to come clean our outgoing rental. They were fast, thorough, resourceful,and flexible. Their work was unquestionably the best work we have...
  • 05/09/2011
         
    The Maids in Durham have been cleaning my house for several months, and do a fabulous job. They arrive on time and are professional and thorough. A team of 3...
  • 05/02/2016
         
    We have been using ******* **** Team for over 15 years and recommend them highly.
  • 06/07/2011
         
    I can never seem to get my whole house clean at one time. I had The Maids come to my home. When I came back not only was it all done but it smelled clean!...
  • 02/28/2017
         
    Overall we are very pleased with the service provided by The Maids.
  • 03/21/2017
         
    Prompt, efficient, good value
  • 05/09/2011
         
    The Maids in Durham have been cleaning my house for several months, and do a fabulous job. They arrive on time and are professional and thorough. A team of 3...
  • 03/15/2017
         
  • 06/06/2016
         
    The Maids are great!
  • 05/09/2011
         
    The Maids in Durham have been cleaning my house for several months, and do a fabulous job. They arrive on time and are professional and thorough. A team of 3...
  • 05/01/2016
         
    Always a treat to have these folks come to our home!
  • 06/07/2011
         
    I can never seem to get my whole house clean at one time. I had The Maids come to my home. When I came back not only was it all done but it smelled clean!...
  • 04/12/2017
         
    I have been using the maids for a little over a year now. They do a fantastic job using eco-friendly cleaners. If you want a particular section to be...
  • 06/07/2011
         
    I can never seem to get my whole house clean at one time. I had The Maids come to my home. When I came back not only was it all done but it smelled clean!...
  • 03/02/2017
         
    The cleaning teams are always on time and do a great job disinfecting bathrooms and cleaning kitchen and carpet.
  • 04/04/2017
         
    The Maids are awesome. We've been with them a long time!!!! They always do an extremely good job. Thanks so much. Sharon and David
  • 03/22/2017
         
    I was so very happy - my house was so clean. With 3 kids, this is a hard task, but they shined it all!
  • 03/06/2017
         
    We have used The Maids cleaning service. for more than 18 months now, after moving to the Triangle Area. They are consistently punctual, hardworking, honest...
  • 05/13/2016
         
    We've used The Maids for years and I would recommend their service without reservation. Whether an empty house clean (as when our son and his roommates moved...
  • 03/19/2017
         
    We have used The Maids for more than 5 year and have they have consistently exceeded our expectations. They are professional, experienced and rectify any...
  • 05/09/2011
         
    The Maids in Durham have been cleaning my house for several months, and do a fabulous job. They arrive on time and are professional and thorough. A team of 3...
  • 01/24/2012
         
    I found The Maids on Yelp and saw that they are a Better Business Bureau member, which is important to me. I've never used a professional cleaning service...
  • 06/19/2008
         
    After having our home cleaned for a wedding, we have been using The Maids on a regular basis. The teams are always professional and curteous and show up when...
  • 06/07/2011
         
    I can never seem to get my whole house clean at one time. I had The Maids come to my home. When I came back not only was it all done but it smelled clean!...
  • 06/07/2017
         
    They do a thorough cleaning job and are friendly and professional. Very happy with the service!
  • 05/09/2011
         
    The Maids in Durham have been cleaning my house for several months, and do a fabulous job. They arrive on time and are professional and thorough. A team of 3...
  • 03/21/2017
         
  • 04/30/2016
         
    ***** and the ****** team always do a great job. ***** knows exactly how I like everything and always makes sure everything is done thoroughly. She is also a...
  • 05/09/2011
         
    The Maids in Durham have been cleaning my house for several months, and do a fabulous job. They arrive on time and are professional and thorough. A team of 3...
  • 03/09/2017
         
  • 04/11/2014
         
    I am a very skeptical, pessimist and rather picky person. I have heard and seen it all, the claims and such versus the actions behind them. So lemme tell ya...
  • 06/05/2017
         
    Although expensive, I find it worth the cost to have my housecleaning needs handled in the most professional way. The crew are 100% reliable, punctual,...
  • 11/02/2017
         
    We hired The Maids (as a birthday gift for our son - a grad student at UNC) to clean his apartment. He needed a deep clean so badly. The Maids came and did a...