• Chemicals are harming YOUR  health
  • Chemicals are harming OUR environment
  •  GREED by major companies
  • Our CHILDREN are suffering more with each generation

The majority of mainstream household products generally contain very toxic ingredients.  Advertisers would have us believe these products are essential to safeguard our family's health, but this may be very far from the truth.  Many of these products seriously damage our health and that of our environment.  What is most concerning manufacturers don't even have to list these toxic ingredients on the label, so unless we do some serious research we would not even be aware of the problem.  

So here is some information about just some of those ingredients and their effects & information on each of the ingredients in our products and how they can help you and your environment.  Reasons enough to look for toxin-free alternatives like My Habitat products, and this is the reason we created them in the first place. We keep our products simple but very effective.

Some common toxic ingredients of household products 

& their health effects:


Petrolium Based Detergents

Found In
-Laundry powders & liquids
-Multipurpose cleaners
-Toilet & bathroom cleaners
-Pre-wash stain removers
Environmental & Health Effects

-Contain toxic impurities such as benzene
-Are heavily polluting in their production
-Casuses allegric irritation of the skin, lungs, sinuses, eyes
-Biodegrades slowly & incompletely
-Pre-wash stain removers
-Oven Cleaner
-Causes brain damage at high doses
-Can be addictive
-Has been linked to infertility and miscarriages
-Contributes to air pollution
Tical Brighteners
-Laundry powders & liquids
-Can cause skin irritation & allergies
-Are petrolium derrived & biodegrade slowly
Synthetic frangrances
-All types of cleaners
-Can cause reactions to chemically sensitive people
-Are petrolium-based and biodegrade slowly
Synthetic frangrances
-All types of cleaners
-Can cause reactions to chemically sensitive people
-Are petrolium-based and biodegrade slowly
Chlorine bleaches & compounds
​-Toilet cleaners
-Bathroom mould removers
-Dishwasher Powders
​-Used originally as a poison in WWI
-Irratates & damages throat & eyes, worstens asthma
-Is toxic to the brain & nervous system
-Causes skin irritation & premature skin ageing
​Laundry powders & liquids
-Dishwasher powders
​-Contributes to the eutrophication of waterways, leading to toxic blue-green algae blooms
​-Multipurpose cleaners
-Oven cleaners
​-Produces vapors that are highly irriating to eyes & nose
-Attacks the lung mumbranes and worsens asthma, bronchitis & emphysema
enol / Phenyl
​-Is extremly toxic when swallowed & are rapididly absorbed by the skin
-Can damage the brain, li ver, kidney, & speen with reapeated exposure
Kills the bacteria in sewage treatment works
​-Laundry powders & liquids
​-Has cancer-causing properties
-Can cause birth defects
-Is slow to biodegrade
​-Laundry powders & Liquids
-Dishwasher Powders
​-Degrades slowly
-Forms compounds with heavy metals which are dumped into the the water system
Chlorinated phenols
​-Toilet bowl clearners
​-Are toxic to respiratory & circulatory systems
Diethylene glycol
-Window cleaners
​-Depresses the nervous system
​-Are toxic to respiratory & circulatory systems
Nonylphenol ethoxylate
​-Laundry detergents
-All-purpose cleaners
​-Banned in Europe
-Biodegrades into even more toxic compounds
​-Spray and wick deodorizers
​-Irritates the respiratory system
-Is a suspected a carcinogen
Petrolem solvents
​-Floor cleaner
​-Damages mucous membranes
​-Spot remover
​-Damages the liver & kidney
Buttyl cellosolve
-All-purpose cleaners​
-Window cleaners
​-Damages bone marrow
-Damages the nervous system
-Damages the liver & kidney
The nourishing essential oils we use in My Habitat products & their properties
antiseptic, decongestant, deodorant, analgesic, insecticide, antiviral, stimulant
analgesic, antiseptic, digestive, insecticide, bites & stings, uplifting, mood enhancing
antiseptic, analgesic, deodorant, antifungal, muscle relaxant, insect repellant, soothing bites and stings
antioxidant, antiseptic, antifungal, antiparasitic, anti-aging,  traditionally used for hair and circulation
Lemon Myrtle
Australian native tree, antimicrobial, antifungal, uplifting, insect repellant
antifungal, antiseptic, restorative, stimulates digestion and circulation
antibacterial, deodoriser, degreaser, insect repellant, mood enhancer, relaxant

Sweet Orange
antidepressant, antiseptic, stimulant
used mainly for its fresh tangy citrus scent, lime oil can also benefit dull skin, chillblains, acne etc.                           Used in Kitchen Hand dishwashing liquid
antimicrobial, antiseptic, fungicide, insecticide, immune system stimulant
Clove Leaf
antiseptic, analgesic, warming, insect repellant, antifungal
Cinnamon Leaf
antimicrobial, antifungal, warming, stimulant, astringent. May irritate sensitive mucous membranes
antispasmodic, antiseptic, repels insects, rats and mice
insecticide, antiseptic, antibacterial, deodorant
gentle minty fragrance,softer than peppermint.  Also used to treat exhaustion, fever, nausea, asthma and other ailments.  Used in Kitchen Hand dishwashing liquid, together with Lime
Rose Geranium
antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, relaxant, antiseptic, controls bleeding