Spring Cleaning the Natural Way

With toxic chemicals showing up in home cleaning agents, beauty care products and even in our streams and water supply, consider taking a fresh look at spring cleaning this year. Pharmaca offers its customers safe, effective and high quality options, so get started this spring by cleaning out your cabinets.

Corrosive chemicals in many cleaning agents can be harmful to your health as well as the environment. Instead of products with petroleum distillates, phosphates and artificial fragrances, use plant-based natural cleaners made from essential oils, citrus extracts and natural fragrances. We offer a selection of top natural cleaning products from brands like Mrs. Meyer’s and Seventh Generation.

Once the dust bunnies are banished, consider what may be lurking on your skin. According to the Environmental Working Group, less than 10 percent of the approximately 100,000 synthetic chemicals used in beauty products have been tested for their effects on human health. Choose products that are formulated without coal-tar-based dyes, sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate, formaldehyde or parabens. Companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics—a pledge to avoid potentially harmful ingredients in beauty care products—include Dr. Bronner’s, Dr. Hauschka, Weleda and many more Pharmaca lines.

Making responsible purchasing decisions for everyday products goes a long way toward a cleaner world. That’s why Pharmaca carries eco-friendly items for those who want their lifestyle to reflect their values. If you believe in supporting organic farming practices to reduce pesticide use in agriculture, try one of our organic cotton towels. Need another pair of reading glasses? We have recycled plastic frames available. From solar-powered cell phone charges to reusable water bottles, our selection makes it easy to live a cleaner, greener lifestyle.


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