I am always, always an advocate of choosing the greenest way to clean our homes. Sure it takes some getting used to, but really… do I want spray, pour and mist chemicals around my house? Yea, not so much.
I buy some green cleaners and make some of my own, but I have a confession… I’m addicted to the Magic Eraser!
That would seem fairly harmless (being the only choice out of the “green realm”) but I can’t seem to find any credible information about this amazing little cleaning sponge.
I’ve seen “supposed” information that they’re made of formaldehyde (augh!) but I’ve also seen it debunked even more. I read that it is made of melamine (the same stuff kids’ plates and cups are often made of, so essentially plastic) but while it disintegrates as it’s used, I wonder what this really “means”. Does using green cleaners, kinda, I don’t know… cancel it out? Hmm?
I have also heard that the most active and prevalent ingredient is salt…supposedly that’s the magic abrasive that gives it its cleaning power … problem is, there is nothing on the package that tells you a THING about what it’s made of.
Honestly, I’m addicted… arm me with some green cleaners and a Magic Eraser and I will have anything spic and span in no time. It can magically erase any stain, grim and dirt, but I also want to get to the bottom of it.
Do you know? Have you heard anything? Any resources for CREDIBLE information? If YOU know, I’d love to know…
Please, please just don’t tell me I need to break my addiction…