It has often been perceived that eco friendly house cleaning products are more expensive than regular products and in these difficult financial times it is not practical to buy them. That might have been true in the past but not anymore. By shopping around and studying prices you will notice that these products are now very competitive with normal cleaning products and detergents and that the higher price is no longer a reason not to use them. With so many different products on the shelves it is difficult to know which ones are in fact eco friendly and which ones are not. The labeling does not make it easy also in that many scientific terms and explanations offered are not known by most consumers.