With three small children in our family, there is always something that needs to be cleaned. I’ve never tried Green cleaning products before, but love the idea of using products that are better for the environment than typical cleaning products. To be honest, the reason that I never tried green cleaning products is because I assumed they wouldn’t work. How can you really clean your home if you don’t have strong chemicals to kill germs and clean well?
I was recently given the opportunity to try Green Works, a line of natural cleaning cleaning products made by Clorox. I was curious to see if they had the same cleaning power without harsh chemical fumes or residue.
As soon as we got the Green Works products, we tried the Green Works Naturally Derived All-Purpose Cleaner. I used it everywhere. My girls helped me clean mirrors and windows with it, I cleaned the kitchen counters, kitchen table, refrigerator front, over and dishwasher front and the stove top. I loved not having to switch from one cleaner to another for each separate area. The Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner smelled a little bit like cleaner, but had a fresh scent too instead of just an overpowering chemical smell like a lot of cleaners. Everything was easily cleaned and there was no residue at all, even on the windows or mirrors.
Next we tried the Green Works Laundry Detergent. I’ll admit that I’m not actually very good at laundry. I don’t know the best ways to get out different types of stains, and don’t always have time to use stain remover. I dump the clothes in, use my detergent, and hope they get clean. I did the same with the Green Works laundry detergent, washing some clothes with food and dirt stains and then checking to see if they got clean. I’m happy to say that they did. Not only that, but they smelled SO good! I also loved that it’s dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin, so I can wash the baby’s clothes with everyone else’s.
The Green Works Cleaning Wipes were similar to other cleaning wipes I’ve use before in that they’re handy, easy to use and perfect for quick clean-ups. The thing that sets them apart is that they’re made with naturally derived ingredients, such as citric acid and wood fibers. They don’t leave any chemical residue, so they’re safe to use on surfaces I wouldn’t use other cleaning wipes. My favorite area to clean with them is the high chair. After every meal it’s a mess and I have to wipe it up before everything dries and hardens. Instead of getting out cleaner and a rag, I just grab a wipe and go. It cleans quickly and is safe for my baby boy.
The Green Works Bathroom Cleaner is perfect for our shower doors, counters, sinks, tile and tubs. The walk-in showers get soap scum on them so easily, I love having the Green Works Bathroom Cleaner to spray on and wipe down without a horrible chemical smell in the shower. It’s also nice to know that when I clean the kids’ tub, I’m not leaving harsh chemicals behind for them to sit on.
I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive products to facilitate the review.