Car interior cleaning is essential not only for maintaining your vehicle’s look but also for safeguarding your health. The buildup of dust, allergens, and germs inside your car can impact the air quality you breathe every day. 


At BLISS Car Wash, we understand the significance of a clean car interior but always advocate the use of non-toxic and environmentally safe products that are kind to the planet. Our eco-friendly philosophy underpins everything we do, from the products we use to the way we operate. 


Let us explore the disadvantages of using commercially available car interior cleaning products and what are some sustainable ways to get a clean and hygienic car interior. 


The Issue with Commercial Car Interior Cleaning Products


While aiming for a spotless car interior, many consumers unknowingly expose themselves and the environment to harmful chemicals found in car interior cleaning products. Commercial car interior cleaners often contain a cocktail of substances that can do more harm than good.


Common Harmful Chemicals:


  • Ammonia: Found in glass cleaners, it can irritate the skin, eyes, throat, and lungs.
  • Phthalates: Used in air fresheners, they are linked to hormone disruption and reproductive problems.
  • Chlorine: Present in some upholstery cleaners, it’s hazardous to both health and the environment.
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Emitted by various cleaners, they can cause nausea, headaches, and even damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system.


Consumer Awareness:


Unfortunately, the lack of awareness about these toxic ingredients is alarming. Many labels don’t fully disclose their formulas, making it challenging for consumers to make informed choices. This gap in knowledge can lead to unintended exposure to chemicals that jeopardize both human health and environmental well-being.


Eco-Friendly Cleaning: A BLISS Car Wash Philosophy


At BLISS Car Wash, we believe that a clean car shouldn’t come at the expense of our planet’s health. Our commitment to eco-friendly car cleaning is reflected in every aspect of our services.


Our Approach:


  • Environmentally Safe Products: We meticulously select products that are not only effective but also safe for the environment. These cleaners are biodegradable, non-toxic, and free from harsh chemicals.
  • Sustainable Practices: Beyond our product choice, our cleaning methods are designed to reduce water usage and prevent chemical runoff, showcasing our dedication to sustainability.


Extending Our Philosophy Home:


  • Educating Consumers: We actively educate our customers on the importance of using eco-friendly products for at-home car interior cleaning. Through tips and guidance, we aim to extend our eco-conscious approach beyond our wash bays.
  • Product Recommendations: At BLISS Car Wash, we recommend using easily available, yet powerful cleaning ingredients that are safe for you, your pets and the planet. These ingredients can be used as they are or as part of a DIY solution to obtain safe cleaning. We have vending machines at most BLISS locations that dispense interior cleaning wipes by ArmorAll, a company reputed for offering safe cleaning products.


Household Ingredients for Car Interior Cleaning


Turning to your pantry for car interior cleaning solutions can be surprisingly effective and eco-friendly. Here are some simple yet powerful household ingredients that can keep your car looking and smelling fresh, without the need for harsh chemicals.


Dashboard and Steering Wheel

  • Olive Oil as a Natural Polish: A small amount of olive oil can bring a natural shine to your dashboard and steering wheel. It’s a safe, environmentally friendly alternative that nourishes the material without causing harm, ensuring your car’s interior remains both clean and conditioned.


Upholstery and Fabric Seats

  • Baking Soda for Stains and Odors: Sprinkle baking soda on upholstery and fabric seats to tackle stains and neutralize odors. Let it sit for a few hours or overnight, then vacuum it up. Baking soda lifts stains and absorbs odors without the use of toxic substances, making it a safe choice for families and pets.


Windows and Mirrors

  • Vinegar and Water for a Streak-Free Shine: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. This solution cuts through grime and leaves windows and mirrors streak-free. Unlike ammonia-based cleaners, vinegar is non-toxic and gentle on the environment.


Carpet Cleaning

  • Cornstarch for Oil and Grease: Cornstarch is an excellent absorbent for oil and grease spots on car carpets. Apply it to the affected area, let it absorb the grease for a few hours, then vacuum. This method avoids harsh chemicals and keeps your car’s carpet looking new.


By choosing these household ingredients for car interior cleaning, you’re not only opting for a safer cleaning alternative but also contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning practice.


Pioneering Sustainability: Beyond Cleaning


BLISS Car Wash’s dedication to eco-friendly practices goes beyond the use of safe cleaning products. Our comprehensive approach to sustainability encompasses water conservation, recycling, and active involvement in community and environmental initiatives, making us leaders in the green car wash industry.


Water Conservation


  • Recycling and Reusing Water: We employ state-of-the-art water reclamation systems that allow us to recycle and reuse around 70% of the water used during our wash processes. This drastically reduces water consumption compared to traditional car wash methods.
  • Eco-Friendly Water Solutions: Our commitment to water conservation is further demonstrated using biodegradable cleaning solutions that reduce water pollution, ensuring that our environmental footprint is as minimal as possible.


Recycling Efforts


  • Comprehensive Recycling Programs: Beyond water, BLISS Car Wash implements recycling programs for paper, plastic, and other materials used in our daily operations. Our goal is to minimize waste and promote a circular economy within our business practices.


Community and Environmental Initiatives


  • Partnerships with Eco-Conscious Organizations: BLISS Car Wash is a proud contributing partner of Wells Bring Hope. For every car wash we open, BLISS donates over $6,000 to drill a fresh water well in Niger, West Africa. This partnership reflects our commitment to contributing positively to our planet.
  • Community Engagement: We work alongside water conservation charities to create awareness, chambers of commerce to support local businesses, and partner with local schools to uplift and inspire our community’s future.


BLISS Car Wash’s eco-friendly practices showcase our unwavering commitment to not just the cleanliness of vehicles but also to the health of our planet and the well-being of our communities. Join us in making a difference, one wash at a time.


For a limited time we are offering our Unlimited Membership for just $10 for the first month. You can also choose from our meticulously crafted wash packages and visit any of our multiple locations to experience top-notch car care experience.