Spring is finally here, and for many of us that means it’s time for a once-yearly spring cleaning. But the downside to a good cleaning is it can often involve harsh chemicals and soaps with skin-irritating ingredients. Fortunately, there are a number of natural cleaning products available, and many of them are made right here in North Carolina. Here are a few of Latitude on Hillsborough’s favorites!
Do You Have Sensitive Skin or an Aversion to Strong-Smelling Cleaners?
Check out Charlie’s Soap, based in Mayodan, North Carolina. This locally owned and operated company is run by its original founder, his wife, and their four children. They produce biodegradable, hypoallergenic laundry detergent and surface cleaners that are free of scents, so all you smell is clean. You can buy their products at Amazon, Target, The Home Depot, Whole Foods Market, Walmart, and on their own website.
Want to Add a Little Flair to Your Cleanup?
Once the scrubbing is done, why not dry things off with some attractive handmade towels from The High Fiber? This Asheville-based company sews and hand prints their products using natural fibers and “environmentally kind inks and processes.” Even their silkscreens are burned naturally using the power of the sun. Buy their products on their website and from a variety of boutiques located throughout North Carolina and the rest of the country. Check their website for their full list of retailers.
The Cherry On Top: A Fresh New Smell
Now that there are no scents left but the smell of clean, why not add a little fragrance to let the world know your home is ready for another year. Grow Fragrance was founded by husband and wife Daniel and Kelly Swimm due to a concern over the safety of existing products on the market. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Grow Fragrance produces a wide range of 100% plant-based, toxin-free scents that follow a farm to table principle, using only what is in season to inform their lineup at any given time. Their products are available through their website, on Amazon, and at many other shops, including TheBullCity.org.
Happy Spring 2021!
Latitude on Hillsborough hopes these products help your spring cleaning go off without a hitch. For more tips on what to do and buy in Raleigh, visit the Latitude on Hillsborough Neighborhood page.