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We swear by these 5 spring-cleaning products for allergy sufferers

If you or someone in your household is one of the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies each year, you know how uncomfortable it can be. From sneezing to watery eyes, itching skin, to breathing difficulties, allergies can result in pure misery. Along with following doctor’s orders or taking recommended allergy medications, there are ways you can help reduce allergic reactions by removing allergens inside your home. How? The answer may lie in the frequency and method of your regular cleaning.

Any allergy management plan should include a consistent weekly cleaning of your home. But, cleaning can actually trigger allergy symptoms as dust, and other allergens are stirred into the air. Using the right tools and cleaning products, specifically made for allergy sufferers, will trap allergens and limit exposure to allergy-causing chemicals. 

Allergy-friendly cleaning products every allergy sufferer needs

These allergy-friendly cleaning products will help you clean your home while keeping yourself safe! Let the spring cleaning season begin!

Scotch-Brite 3-in-1 Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Ordinary dusting cloths let dust fly around while you clean, which can trigger an allergy flare-up. These multi-purpose cloths are absolutely indispensable for any allergy sufferer. The microfiber fabric actually attracts and traps dust and dirt better than cotton, paper towels, or disposable dust wipes to help keep dust contained and out of your breathing space. The best part? When you’re done cleaning, throw them in the washing machine, and they are ready to use again and again. 

Bonus: They also are terrific for drying dishes and glassware, as they absorb up to 50% more moisture than ordinary cotton dishcloths! 

Flat Squeeze 4-Piece Mop Bucket Set

Some mops swish dirt around the floor; this one removes it! That’s what buyers love best about this unique floor mopping system. A revolutionary self-cleaning design lifts dirt from your floors, and the built-in squeezer keeps it off. It is easier to use than a spin or spray mop, reducing both chemical and water usage while cleaning more effectively. 

It can be used wet or dry, so it’s perfect for every room in your home—hardwood, laminate, and tile floors. Use it wet for deep cleaning or dry to dust floors, ceilings, windows, and other surfaces.

Kit includes:

  • One ultra-fine, washable, and reusable microfiber pad to effectively lift dirt and dust and retain water better than cotton or disposable spray mops.
  • One nylon-bristle washable and reusable microfiber head for scrubbing stubborn dirt and grime.
  • Heavy-duty bucket with a rust-resistant stainless-steel mop handle.

Ammonia- and sulfate-free cleaning products for allergy sufferers

Sulfates are found in most dish and laundry detergents, while ammonia is a common ingredient in many household cleaning products. Both can cause adverse reactions in people prone to allergies. Luckily there are many cleaning products on the market today that are ammonia and sulfate-free. Here are a few we love! 

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Lemon Verbena Cleaner

It’s hard to believe that something that smells this great can be so tough on dirt and grime, but it can! Utilizing a combination of garden-inspired scents, essential oils, and plant-derived multi-purpose cleaning ingredients, this all-purpose spray works on all non-porous surfaces, including finished wood and tile floors, countertops, walls, porcelain, bathroom fixtures, sealed natural and synthetic stone, and more.

With more than 20,000 Amazon reviews, this cleaner is praised over and over for how effectively it cleans—without harsh chemicals—and how amazing your house will smell when you use it! Talk about multi-purpose; more than one customer raved about its ability to kill pesky household ants on contact and keep more from coming back!

Bon Ami Powder Cleanser

A household favorite since 1886, this amazing non-toxic powder cleanser has just two simple ingredients: tallow soap and feldspar. It excels at cleaning everything from dried-on food to scuff marks yet is gentle enough to use on most hard surfaces. Easy-to-shake can contains feldspar abrasive for polishing and tallow soap for cleaning. What it doesn’t include are any detergents, bleach, perfumes, or dyes. 

You can find thousands of glowing reviews online from buyers, some of whom have used Bon Ami for 50 years or more!

Ecover Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Cleaning toilets is a dirty job, but this toilet cleaner makes the task a bit more pleasant. Made with renewable, plant-based ingredients, the formula cleans, decalcifies, and freshens the toilet bowl with just a brush and flush, without harmful chemicals or dangerous fumes. 

And, reviewers can’t get enough of the clean pine scent—so much better than eye-stinging, cough-producing bleach or ammonia!

Spring cleaning is the perfect time to switch over to more allergy-friendly cleaning products. Always check ingredients and read customer reviews to ensure you’re getting the right products to get your home clean while helping to keep allergies at bay. 

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