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Cleaning Without Chemicals

Can You Clean Without Harmful Chemicals?


These days, we’re spending a lot more time at home. We’re cooking more at home, working more at home, and playing more at home. So it would stand to reason, our homes need more cleaning as well!


Keeping our homes clean is an important and continuous task. You want products that are reliable, simple to use and that get the job done quickly.


For generations, homes have been cleaned using cleaning chemicals; availability and variety have grown in recent decades so that there’s an entire aisle in the grocery store dedicated to just these products.  

So with such choice and bounty available, why would you consider alternatives?

Why clean without cleaning chemicals?


When it comes to our lives, finding nourishing foods and personal care products with the best ingredients is simple.  How do we find out what’s in a pre-made meal or new shampoo?


We read the label.


Unlike personal care products, cosmetics and food, cleaning products don’t have to provide a complete ingredients list on their label.  According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) only 7% of cleaning products adequately disclose their contents. And the ingredients aren’t always understandable. (1)


So even if you’re diligent and read the label, it’s not always possible to understand what you’re bringing into your home without contacting the manufacturer.

Why does label transparency matter? 


Our health is the main reason. 

We know cleaning chemicals can be dangerous, thanks to the warnings they do have to include on the labels. However, according to EcoWatch, of the 84,000 chemicals on the market, only about 1% have been studied for safety. (2)


After assessing more than 2000 cleaning products, the Environmental Working Group found that 53% contain ingredients known to harm the lungs, and this supports findings of a recent long-term study into cleaning sprays and lung function. (3)

Without full testing, there is no way to know the full extent of long term health impact.


Don’t I need chemicals to clean, especially now?

At the moment with our current global health crisis, cleaning is of utmost importance. 


Understanding the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting is critical to performing each task properly.

Bleach and other chemicals used to disinfect surfaces become inactive if they come in contact with organic matter. (4)

For more information on Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting, take a look at our blog on Creating a Healthy Home


This means, if the surface isn’t actually clean, sanitizing and disinfecting won’t work.


If we’re using chemicals to sanitize our homes, removing the need for chemicals when you clean is a great step to improve the air quality and health of our home.


Does cleaning without cleaning chemicals work?


Yes, If you want to reduce the number of chemicals in your life and be kinder to the Environment, then cleaning without chemicals is for you. For 30 years, ENJO has been creating healthy homes around the world and teaching our clients to clean their homes without harsh chemicals.  Studies have been performed and show that cleaning with ENJO is 6x more effective than traditional methods.

How does cleaning without chemicals work?


Simple, effective engineering.


The reason ENJO cleaning products can clean without chemicals comes down to mechanics – physically removing dirt, grease, grime and unwanted guests. Unlike disposable cleaning cloths, everything about the ENJO fibre is designed to remove dirt from surfaces.

1. Carefully
selected materials


Each ENJO cleaning product has a slightly different composition of raw materials.  Each fibre has been tested for its cleaning ability and durability.

2. Fibres 100-times finer than a human hair


The fibres being so fine serves a number of needs. It creates a lot of surface area for picking up and trapping dirt and grime, and it also means the fibres can reach into crevices for a deeper, more effective clean.

3. Fibres with a unique wedge-shape


When you add water to the surface of the fibre, it creates a capillary action, naturally lifting the dirt, grease and grime from the surface up into the fibre.

4. Expertly woven materials


ENJO fibres are woven by a variety of methods to suit the product’s purpose – like trapping dust, grease
or soap scum.


The dirt then gets trapped in the weave instead of being left behind on the surface.

How to clean without chemicals


Cleaning with ENJO is fast, simple and more effective than traditional cleaning methods.

For cleaning, simply Wet, Wipe, Dry.

1. Wet the surface and/or your fibre
Just add water. If the surface is particularly soiled, let the water sit for 5 minutes.

2. Wipe the surface
As you would clean with chemicals, simply wipe over the surface.  Most ENJO Fibres have two sides, one for more stubborn dirt and the other for quick cleans.

3. Dry the surface
For a streak-free shine, dry the surface you’ve cleaned with the super absorbent ENJOfil.



Simply wipe the surface.  The ENJO Dust fibres pick up dust with less disturbance/lifting into the air, for an overall more effective clean and reduced indoor air pollution. 


Contact us – and let’s have a chat about

your cleaning needs



Environmental Working Group https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/content/findings/
Ecowatch  https://www.ecowatch.com/84-000-chemicals-on-the-market-only-1-have-been-tested-for-safety-1882062458.html
Environmental Working Group  https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/content/findings/
CDC https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/introduction.html