Clean Green: Earth Friendly Cleaning ProductsCleaning your home is always a big task. Wiping down the counters. Vacuuming. Mopping the kitchen. Dusting shelves. We won't even get started on the bathroom.

In the midst of cleaning, you might not realize how many chemicals you are using, touching, and spreading around. These are a danger to your, your family, not to mention your health. Different cleaning supplies claim to be "green" and safe for you and your family. Why then do they still suggest taking inconvenient measures to protect our skin and cover our mouths while using them? Why do some cleaning supplies leave your skin irritated, red, and itchy? This shouldn't be something we worry and stress over, but trust that we're safe and our homes are clean. There are a few cleaning products on the market, and others you can make that aren't harmful to your health or the environment.

Your home should not  smell of harsh chemicals masked in unflattering "flavors," but smell genuinely clean and fresh. Now it can have that clean and fresh smell! There are tons of reputable environmentally friendly cleaning brands and products out there. It will just take a small amount of research time on your part to find the best ones for you and your family.

Seventh Generation. Method. Simple Green Naturals. Shaklee. ECOS - Earth Friendly Products.

Just to name a few. You can find these at your local stores or online. It's worth the wait if you buy online and possibly find some deals to buy in bulk. These products are made with safer chemicals as opposed to harsh toxins. Breathe fresh, clean air after you use the products around your home.

If you aren't convinced that these products are right for you, take the all natural approach. Vinegar and baking soda! This simple duo can virtually clean your entire home. It's safe for your health, good for the environment, and fits into any budget. What could be better? Baking soda is effective on your counters and safe for your skin.

There are many "recipes" for other homemade and natural cleaning products that are safe for the entire family. This also removes the stress and worry over tiny hands getting into the chemical cabinet under the sink. Safety measures should always be taken, but with more organic, and natural products you can put your mind at ease.

You don't live in a germ infested home, so stop cleaning with harsh chemicals! Your health is important, as is the environment. Start using different eco-friendly products. They will keep your home just as clean, if not cleaner. Healthy lives and environmentally friendly products are worth the cost when it comes to cleaning supplies.

Carly is a blogger for Forward Home Security. She can always be found at a local coffee shop hunched over her laptop, and loves blogging about home improvement, and DIY projects.