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Commercial Cleaning Products

Commercial cleaning products can have harmful effects on your health as well as a negative impact on the environment. Just because you find it in you local supermarket does necessarily mean that it's not harmful in some way. That's why we never use any of these products in our homes and why we would never use them in your homes.
Here are a few of the most typical household cleaning products, along with a brief breakdown of what they contain and why these might be harmful.

Commercial All-Purpose Cleaners
Commercial Deodorisers
Commercial Washing-Up Liquid
Commercial Disinfectants
Commercial Furniture Polishes
Commercial Glass Cleaners
Commercial Washing Detergent
Commercial Oven Cleaners
Commercial Toilet Cleaners


Follow these links below to find our Lady Green Clean Ecological Cleaning Recipes. These are our suggested recipes for making cleaning products which are safe for your house and won't harm your family, they actually work together with nature to keep your house looking and smelling fresh and clean.

Commercial All-Purpose Cleaners

Commercial all-purpose cleaners may contain these substances:

  • Complex phosphates
  • Chlorinated phosphates: can form organo-chlorine compounds, which are then stored in fat cells and can enter mothers' milk.
  • Dry bleach
  • Morpholine: a very toxic liver and kidney poison
  • Sodium bromide: can cause confusion
  • Glycol ether, Kerosene, Stoddard solvent, Naphtha: neurotoxins and central nervous system depressants , which can cause confusion, headaches and symptoms of mental illness.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Stoddard solvent, Morpholine, Naphtha: hazardous waste which causes pollution.
  • Petroleum-based surfactants: non-renewable resources which break down slowly and contain impurities which contaminate the air and water.
  • EDTA: Binds with heavy metals in our lakes and streams and then activates these metals.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: All-Purpose Green Cleaner

Commercial Deodorisers

Commercial deodorisers may contain:

  • Methoxychlor: a chlorinated pesticide which accumulates in fat cells and can enter mothers' milk. It is also neurotoxic and can over stimulate the central nervous system.
  • P-Dichlorobenzene, aromatic hydrocarbons, and naphalene; are central nervous system depressants and neurotoxins which can headaches, confusion, and lack of concentration.
  • Salicylates: very toxic and can cause strong allergic reactions.
  • Formaldehyde: is assumed to be carcinogenic.
  • Piperonal butoxide: is a suspected carcinogen.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Petroleum distillates, aromatic hydrocarbons, formaldehyde and toxic materials like Salicylates: are considered to be toxic waste.
  • Aromatic hydrocarbons: contain impurities which contaminated air and water.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Air Fresheners and Odour Removal

Commercial Washing-Up Liquid

Commercial Washing-Up Liquid may contain:

  • Chloro-o-phenylphenol: very toxic and also a metabolic stimulant.
  • Diethanolamine: is caustic and a possible liver poison.
  • Naphtha: a central nervous system depressant and a neurotoxin which can cause headaches, lack of concentration and confusion.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Complex phosphates which cause algae bloom.
  • Naphtha and chloro-o-phenylphenol: very toxic materials which are considered hazardous waste.
  • Chlorinated materials: can form organo-chlorine compounds, pollutants which break down slowly in the eco-system, and are stored in the fatty tissue in wildlife.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Cleaning in the Kitchen

Commercial Disinfectants

Commercial Disinfectants may contain:

  • Aphtha: a neurotoxin and central nervous system depressant which can cause headaches, lack of concentration and confusion.
  • Butyl Cellusolve, Sodium Nitrate: highly toxic.
  • Sodium Sulfits: can cause death in asthmatics.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Naphtha sodium hypochloride and butyl cellusolve: very toxic materials which are considered hazardous waste.
  • Sodium hypochlorite and chlorinated germicides can form organo-chlorine compounds (DDT), pollutants which break down slowly in ecosystems and are stored in the fatty tissue of wildlife.
  • Petroleum-based surfactants: non-renewable resources which break down slowly and contain impurities which contaminate the air and water.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Green Floor Cleaners

Commercial Furniture Polishes

Commercial Furniture Polishes may contain:

  • Naphtha, diglycol laurate, amyl acetate, mineral spirits: neurotoxins and central nervous system depressants which can cause headaches, lack of concentration and confusion.
  • Diglycol laurate: can also be a kidney and liver poison.
    Mineral spirits: can cause upper respiratory tract irritation and can contain impurities.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Naphtha and mineral spirits are considered hazardous waste.
  • Petroleum-based surfactants: non-renewable resources which break down slowly and contain impurities which contaminate the air and water.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Cleaning and Polishing Furniture

Commercial Glass Cleaners

Commercial Glass Cleaners may contain:

  • Organic Solvent, naphtha, petroleum-based waxes: neurotoxins and central nervous system depressants which can cause headaches, lack of concentration and confusion.
  • Organic solvents: often contain impurities such as the carcinogen benzene and can cause respiratory irritation.
  • Butyl cellusolve is very toxic.
  • Phosphoric acid and ammonia are highly corrosive.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Organic Solvent, naphtha, petroleum-based waxes, ammonia and Butyl cellusolve are considered to be hazardous waste.
  • Complex phosphates cause algae bloom.
  • Petroleum-based products: non-renewable resources which break down slowly and contain impurities which contaminate the air and water.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Glass Cleaner

Commercial Washing Detergent

Commercial Washing Detergent may contain:

  • Tetrapotassium pyrophosphate: highly toxic, corrosive and irritating and is suspected of forming organophosphate properties.
  • Fluosilicate is so toxic it is used as a pesticide.
  • Benzethonium; highly toxic.
  • Optical brighteners: can cause strong allergic reactions when exposed to sunlight.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Complex phosphates cause algae bloom.
    EDTA: Binds with heavy metals in our lakes and streams and then activates these metals.
  • Chlorinated materials: can form organo-chlorine compounds, pollutants which break down slowly in the eco-system, and are stored in the fatty tissue in wildlife.
  • Petroleum-based surfactants: non-renewable resources which break down slowly and contain impurities which contaminate the air and water.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Washing Detergents

Commercial Oven Cleaners

Commercial Oven Cleaners may contain:

  • Ether-type solvents, petroleum distillates, butyl cellusolve: neurotoxins and central nervous system depressants which can cause headaches, lack of concentration and confusion.
  • Methylene chloride: a chlorinated hydrocarbon which is stored in fatty tissue. It is also a liver poison.
  • Lye is a corrosive poison.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Ether-type solvents, petroleum distillates, methylene chloride, butyl cellusolve and lye are are considered hazardous waste.
  • Chlorinated materials: can form organo-chlorine compounds, pollutants which break down slowly in the eco-system, and are stored in the fatty tissue in wildlife.
  • Petroleum-based surfactants: non-renewable resources which break down slowly and contain impurities which contaminate the air and water.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Oven Cleaner

Commercial Toilet Cleaners

Commercial Toilet Cleaners may contain:

  • Sodium acid oxalate, chlorinated phenols, and o-or-p-Dichlorobenzene are highly toxic.
  • Chlorinated phenols are not only highly corrosive but also metabolic stimulants.
  • Fungicides can cause liver and kidney damage.

They may also contain other materials which are harmful to our environment:

  • Sodium acid oxalate, chlorinated phenols, and o-or-p-Dichlorobenzene are considered hazardous waste.
  • Chlorinated materials: can form organo-chlorine compounds, pollutants which break down slowly in the eco-system, and are stored in the fatty tissue in wildlife.
  • Petroleum-based surfactants: non-renewable resources which break down slowly and contain impurities which contaminate the air and water.

Lady Green Clean Recipe: Toilet Cleaners