Another favorite of mine is buying the unscented bottle of Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar Spray and I add 12-16 drops of Lemon Essential Oil.  My stainless steel products are looking amazing, and it helps prevent fingerprints too.

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31 thoughts on “Are Your Household Cleaners Making Your Pets Sick

  1. It’s crazy to think of the effects that cleaning products can have in our homes. Thank you for these recommendations, I will check them out!

    Posted on 04/21/2018 at 9:50 pm
  2. Always good to clean house

    Posted on 04/22/2018 at 1:43 am
    1. Thanks for reminding us of the bad effects of VOCs in product cleaners. It’s very important to know

      Posted on 04/25/2018 at 12:06 pm
  3. This is very interesting. To be honest, I have a dog, but I have never thought about what the cleaners can do to them. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on 04/22/2018 at 7:37 am
    1. Most people don’t Victor but science is showing regular household cleaners are causing long-term disease not only to us but our pets too

      Posted on 04/22/2018 at 11:23 pm
  4. My husband I were recently just talking about this! So many common household cleaners are so bad for pets. We recently switched to using pet friendly cleaning products.

    Posted on 04/22/2018 at 11:10 am
    1. Good for you Ally; its good for you and your husband too

      Posted on 04/22/2018 at 11:22 pm
  5. Never thought on the issue this way. While I cannot agree more to what you just point out, cleaners and fresheners also do harm to us. That also we need to keep in mind, right?

    Posted on 04/22/2018 at 5:54 pm
    1. Air fresheners are the worst when it comes to VOC’s. They cause all sorts of lung issues. allergies and even some types of cancers

      Posted on 04/22/2018 at 11:21 pm
  6. We stopped using any cleansing products when I got pregnant and start using vinegar and soda. It works great and our kid and the cat are healthy!

    Posted on 04/22/2018 at 6:52 pm
    1. Yes, we use a lot of cleaning vinegar in this house. We should own stock in 4 monks:)

      Posted on 04/22/2018 at 11:20 pm
  7. Thank you for these recommendations, definitely checking them out. We are not always aware of all the bad effects products can cause in our home.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 12:27 am
  8. My favorite cleaner is white vinegar. I use it for almost everything. Its the best for removing soap scum.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 3:43 am
  9. Excellent viewpoint. I love where you are coming from with this. I will have to check on these products for sure!

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 4:16 am
  10. Thanks for this post! I too have a dog and she likes to sniff everything I am using when cleaning. I do use the unscented bottle of Four Monks Cleaning vinegar spray for my kitchen appliances.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 4:28 am
  11. This post is so important. It reminds me to check on the things that I use to make sure my little boy is healthy. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 4:49 am
  12. I try to always buy organic cleaners with safe materials in it. My dog is my baby and can’t afford to harm him.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 6:06 am
    1. I highly recommend downloading the Think Dirty App; many so-called safe cleaners get for bad ratings because they use fragrance oils. I thought I was using safe products( a very popular green brand) and it had 9 out 10 on the dirty app. Check it out

      Posted on 04/24/2018 at 9:41 pm
  13. It is good to clean your house. My favorite cleaner is white vinegar. I use it for almost everything

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 7:18 am
  14. These are some great recommendations where most people including me don’t have much knowledge about the common household cleaning supplies. Pet-friendly cleaning supply is a great idea.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 3:47 pm
  15. This brings up an interesting subject. I hadn’t really thought of how my cleaners could be affecting my pets. I love the smell of thieves oil and will definitely look into using it for cleaning my home.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 4:50 pm
  16. These were some really great suggestions. I don’t have a dog so I had no idea how harmful some of these cleaners could be to animals.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 8:24 pm
    1. These cleaners are just as harmful to humans; so make sure you’re using non-toxic cleaners for your home too

      Posted on 04/24/2018 at 9:39 pm
  17. So glad you are raising awareness of this. I’m sure many people will find this so useful and lots of pets will benefit greatly!

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 8:29 pm
  18. It’s a great thing that pet-friendly household cleaning products are available now these days. It’s better to switch when we have pets at home.

    Posted on 04/23/2018 at 10:05 pm
  19. This is a great alternative to household cleaners. Non toxic and does the job.

    Posted on 04/24/2018 at 11:27 am
  20. This is so helpful. Our Mango(puppy) and Kiwi(kitten) are safe!

    Posted on 04/24/2018 at 7:52 pm
  21. Thanks for the awareness. Using those will really cause danger to pets.

    Posted on 04/25/2018 at 10:03 am
    1. and to you as well Nik,:)

      Posted on 04/27/2018 at 3:31 pm
  22. That’s really great! I love the information you are sharing:) I myself like to use clean products at home, I swear my health shifts when I go into a house that’s been freshly cleaned with conventional products.

    Posted on 04/26/2018 at 2:33 am
  23. I didn’t know air freshener could be that deadly =O thanks for the tip

    Posted on 05/19/2018 at 9:58 am