Monday, September 26, 2011

Product Review: Green Works Cleaning Products

As part of their Back to School campaign, Green Works kindly sent me a sampling of their products to try.  Like I have said in previous posts, I only use and clean with products that don't contain harmful chemicals or agents.  So, when Green Works contacted me to see if I wanted to try out some of their cleaning products, how could I say no.  

As a busy mom, I only find time on the weekends to do a thorough cleaning of the house and the bulk of the laundry (as I am writing this review post at 1AM on Monday morning, I am finishing the last load of laundry from last week).  So, this weekend I had the opportunity to try out each and every Green Works product that was sent to me.  Below is a brief description of each product sent to me, followed by my thoughts after having used it.  If you haven't tried Green Works products for yourself, this is the perfect way to learn about some great cleaning products.

Product Information:

·         Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaning Wipes pack some serious cleaning power and are made with naturally derived ingredients, such as citric acid and wood fibers. That means they won’t give off harsh chemical fumes or leave behind harsh chemical residue.  And they can be thrown in compost bin after using, since they’re 100 percent biodegradable. These wipes are safe for use on most non-wood surfaces, including acrylic, fiberglass and vinyl.

MY THOUGHTS:  These wipes came in handy this past weekend to clean up spills from my daughter, as we are trying to get her to transition to a sippy cup.  I also loved how I could quickly grab these cleaning wipes to clean spots that either I missed in a rush cleaning, or when the dogs came in after the rain and trailed in mud on the laminate floors in the basement.  What a great product to have on hand if you have children and pets in the home.  

·         From the cooktop to the countertop, Green Works® Naturally Derived All-Purpose Cleaner powers through grease, grime and dirt without leaving behind harsh chemical fumes or residues. Green Works All Purpose Cleaner is safe to use on multiple surfaces throughout the kitchen and bathroom, including counters, appliances, stainless steel, sealed granite, chrome, cooktop hoods, sinks and toilets. 

MY THOUGHTS:  Another Green Works product that I was trying out for the first time, and fell in love with.  Seeing that I have limited time to clean, I am always looking for multi-purpose or all-in-one cleaners to use in different rooms in the house.  What I loved best about this product was that it didn't leave behind a strong smell like many of the all-in-one cleaners I have used in the past.  And, I didn't have any streaking or spotting on my appliances and mirrors.  I ended up picking up a few more bottles of this when I went food shopping, and have left them in each bathroom.  Now, when I have a few minutes to clean, I just have to pull out and spray this all-in-one cleaner on the mirrors, sinks, toilets, etc. and wipe away.  In 10 minutes each bathroom is sparkling clean.  I love it!

·         Green Works® Laundry Detergent is tough on dirt and stains — and dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin. The powerful combination of naturally derived cleaning ingredients will leave laundry fresh and clean — without phosphates, optical brighteners or harsh chemical residue. The detergent is formulated for both standard and high-efficiency (HE) washers.

MY THOUGHTS:  With a toddler at home, who is learning to feed herself, I am always looking for laundry detergents that do what they say they do on the label -- remove tough stains.  I have tried a handful of brands, but end up washing 2-3 times to get food stains out, or have to pre-soak overnight to make sure the stains will come out in the wash.  So, I wasn't putting a lot of hope into this product.  I tried the laundry detergent out on new food stains that hadn't been pre-treated with stain remover.  After the wash was done, I was surprised -- no stains.  This detergent really worked!  And, it left behind a fresh scent on the cloths.  I am in love!!!!  Now, I can save myself time each time pre-treating and soaking my daughter's clothes, just to wash them the next day.  Instead, I can just toss her clothes in the wash and know that the stains will be removed the first time.

·         Green Works® Naturally Derived Bathroom Cleaner is made with plant- and mineral-based cleaning ingredients that power through soap scum, rust and hard water stains — without harsh chemical fumes and residue. It works powerfully on bathroom counters, sinks, bathtubs, tile and shower doors, removing tough soap scum.

As you can see from my above comments, I just love the Green Works cleaning products that were sent to me.  They really did a great job in cleaning up tough messes and left each room with a pleasant and clean smell.  And, with a toddler at home, I don't have to worry about her breathing in toxic chemicals.  Thanks, Green Works for letting me try out your products.  You have a new fan of your product line now!

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Disclosure:  As a member of Mom Bloggers Club, I was selected to try out products from Green Works.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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