You must surely be aware that many substances contained in household or cleaning products are harmful . Not only are they for our skin, our health but also for our planet . Because yes, despite the precautions taken to wear gloves, masks and even if you wash your hands afterwards, cleaners, dishwashing liquids, detergents and others can come into contact with your skin. And hello damage.
In addition, the cleaning products that we breathe can have consequences on our health: asthma, cough, allergies, inflammation... I'm going on!
And where do the used products go? Most of them end up in our waste water (for example for washing powder, dishwashing liquid, etc.). These are sent to treatment plants but the chemical molecules are unfortunately not all eliminated. Most of them end up in our environment and natural environment.
In this article, we highlight the harmfulness of these products but also why it is essential to switch to natural and homemade cleaning products !
And big announcement : BeautyMix joins forces with the brand Briochin to bring you this solution! Awesome, right?
Let's denounce industrial cleaning products!
During our research we were able to identify several points that we would like to highlight. Indeed, many studies have been conducted to denounce the chemicals present in these products. The magazine "60 million consumers" announces the following figures: out of 108 detergents evaluated, half were diagnosed as " dangerous or even very dangerous " for the environment and for humans. 40% are correct and only 10% are good.
Take, for example, ingredients like form height very present in household products and highly carcinogenic. Some products even contain biocidal substances in the same way as insecticide bombs. Some contain phosphates. Although banned in detergents for several years, they are still present in dishwasher products. And these are just a few examples.
In concrete terms, a household product is made up of several ingredients such as synthetic surfactants which are difficult to degrade, volatile organic compounds spreading through the air and which are harmful to our lungs... and a whole host of other different products depending on the product ( amonia, limonenes, dichlor ...). Sprays are also to be banned because they cause proven pollution in indoor air for several hours.
These products are therefore dangerous for us but also jeopardize the biodiversity both aquatic and terrestrial.
So we agree, the use of these products on a daily basis is necessary to maintain our interior... But at what cost? What are the alternative solutions available to us? We urge you to switch to natural products , but again you have to be careful. Indeed, some brands promote products made from natural ingredients, but this can be misleading. Some add only a small amount of natural products in their formula. Or these can be, for example, essential oils which are sometimes irritating. We must remain attentive to the compositions and not only be convinced by a misleading marketing speech.
What are the advantages of making your own cleaning products?
From a health point of view, replacing so-called "toxic" products with natural products considerably reduces our exposure and the toxic load on our organism. It also limits exposure to allergenic products .
It's simple and quick to do. Generally the list of ingredients for household product recipes is short. Therefore, it is also economical because you only need very few products and these are often at an affordable price . Especially for the quantity used for each recipe... The investment pays for itself very quickly! You only have to buy the raw materials . So you also save on containers that you can disinfect and reuse after each use. Here, we are in a zero-waste approach !
In addition to being ecological, it is healthy . The products used are natural and biodegradable (if you choose the right ingredients, of course). You know exactly the composition of your products and know which ones are in contact with your skin and your body.
You also find the pleasure of doing it yourself , like in a little chemist's workshop, but in complete safety !
Finally, it works ! The recipes offered, although simple, are tested, made and approved by thousands of cleaning product enthusiasts. Because this practice is not new... Yet it's time for everyone to get started, right?
BeautyMix x Briochin
Aware of these environmental and medical issues, we have embarked on a new project ...
BeautyMix is no longer just the robot that allows you to make your own cosmetics... We have been working for months on the launch of our cleaning product recipes!
The purpose of this collaboration ? To offer you a kit and products allowing you to make your own cleaning and home care products. This is made possible thanks to the combination of our BeautyMix and the natural, healthy and quality ingredients of Briochin.
We have chosen to work with the Briochin brand because it is an authentic brand that develops natural and effective products that have been known and recognized for years. Of course, we share the values conveyed by it and are delighted to work with them on this project.
Together, we offer a better and healthier alternative to take care of your interior.
Advantages ? They are many!
Ease of manufacturing thanks to our robot
The safety provided by the robot in the manufacturing process by following the recipes offered, respecting the dosages indicated, storing your creations in suitable containers...
Comfort for the skin thanks to Briochin products
Find all our recipes here and start making them for a better mode of consumption!