I like things that smell good, and when it comes to cleaning products, the scent (or lack thereof) is what causes me to buy it. Sometimes cleaning products can be too strong and I prefer something with no fragrance at all. Also, I want to know that my family and I are not inhaling noxious fumes or eating off something that has been cleaned by toxic chemicals. One of my favorite all-natural cleaning products is Mrs. Meyer’s Countertop Spray with Lemon Verbena. The scent is irresistible.
This is going to sound weird, but whenever I use this cleaner, it makes me want to stay in the room I just used it in and take in deep breaths of it. It’s fragrant, but not overpowering. Unlike other all-purpose cleaners, Mrs. Meyer’s leaves no residue or streaking. When I’ve used cleaning products in the past that contained harsh chemicals, I was always irked by how much elbow grease I had to use just to get the thin film of stinky chemicals off the kitchen tiles. The Countertop Spray is great everywhere: the bathroom, the kids’ room, and I’ve even used on the kids’ car seats.
The best part of this cleaner is that when you find yourself with an empty bottle, just add four tablespoons of the cleaner and dilute with 1/2 bottle of water and you can go back to cleaning like a champ! Ingredients for the Counter Spray include Deionized Water, Essential Oils of Lemon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Clover, Geranium, and Fir Needle. A Vegetable Protein Extract is added in order to neutralize stinky odors in the bathroom and kitchen. There are also Chelating Agents and Solubolizing Agents. Sounds odd; I’ll have to get back you about these agents. Although I couldn’t find out what these last two ingredients were on their website, they do have a page dedicated to explaining environmental and safety information regarding Mrs. Meyer’s ingredients.
Their products contain naturally derived ingredients, and when an ingredient cannot be derived from a plant that meets their high standards, they use what they call “safe synthetics.” Their cleaners also do not contain ammonia, chlorine, or phosphates and the liquid cleaners are biodegradable. For a euphoric cleaning experience, check out Mrs. Meyer’s Countertop Spray with Lemon Verbena (also comes in Basil, Lavender and Geranium).