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post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Authentic_Mother View Post
I agree its much cheaper! I bought it mainly for reviewing for others (i.e. more commercially minded people who wont go crunchy for $$ and laziness reasons) and will probably use them up now that I have them. But I do have high hopes that maybe some of those less inclined to use green products may at the very least try this premixed solution. It may cost more, but to some it may be worth it to not mix (though I dont think vinegar and water mixing is an awfully tedious process - LOL!)
I don't really understand that but I know it's true!
post #22 of 37
It's because vinegar smells like vinegar and I'm having a hard time finding EO's to add to it. If I can buy a cleaner that works, smells great and is 99% natural, I'd buy it. Call me lazy. I don't care.
post #23 of 37
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Originally Posted by ***Heather*** View Post
It's because vinegar smells like vinegar and I'm having a hard time finding EO's to add to it. If I can buy a cleaner that works, smells great and is 99% natural, I'd buy it. Call me lazy. I don't care.
We use Orange Oil in our vinegar solution. You do have to shake it though before spraying. And a plus, is that orange oil not only smells yummy, ants dont like it!
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by Usually Curious View Post
Vinegar, salt, baking soda and essential oils are still cheaper. Besides, I can buy a bottle of Biokleen All Purpose Cleaner that makes 25 gallons of cleaner for less than $8.

I'll stick w/that and not support a mega-corporation, thank-you-very-much.
I am totally with you there! I could never part with my homemade cleaners- they are so fresh and I know EXACTLY what is in them! Plus I can change the fresh scent whenever I make a new batch for just cents!
post #25 of 37
This is great for people like my mom who are interested in doing better things for our planet, but not motivated enough to go out of their way or weirded out by anything 'unconventional'. I figure that using this stuff is way better than their regular cleaning crap and it might possibly motivate them to seek out other ways to do their part. Hopefully for many people, this will provide a little oomph to what could be a snowball effect.
post #26 of 37
I've tried the all purpose dilutable cleaner, the glass and surface cleaner, and the toilet cleaner. I really like the toilet cleaner and the all purpose cleaner (I wiped down my kitchen cabinets and walls, stove, and fridge with it). The glass cleaner works well, but I'll probably stick with my homemade concoction.
I think it's a good thing, and I agree that people who have been branded (including me ) by all the media we've been exposed to will find comfort in the trusted Clorox brand, and also feel good about pruchasing a green cleaner. These products aren't chemically at all, they don't smell suspiciously artificial like Mrs. Meyers, and they are gentle on my hands and fingernails.
I will most likely go back to Bi-o-Kleen (which they now carry at "my" Kroger) all purpose cleaner, and go back to my squirt of Dr. B's + borax + baking soda in the toilet, but I don't have anything bad to say about the Clorox products.
post #27 of 37
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I've tried the all purpose dilutable cleaner, the glass and surface cleaner, and the toilet cleaner. I really like the toilet cleaner and the all purpose cleaner (I wiped down my kitchen cabinets and walls, stove, and fridge with it). The glass cleaner works well, but I'll probably stick with my homemade concoction.
I think it's a good thing, and I agree that people who have been branded (including me ) by all the media we've been exposed to will find comfort in the trusted Clorox brand, and also feel good about pruchasing a green cleaner. These products aren't chemically at all, they don't smell suspiciously artificial like Mrs. Meyers, and they are gentle on my hands and fingernails.
I will most likely go back to Bi-o-Kleen (which they now carry at "my" Kroger) all purpose cleaner, and go back to my squirt of Dr. B's + borax + baking soda in the toilet, but I don't have anything bad to say about the Clorox products.
LOL! You reviewed them about the same as I did on my blog. Though I haven't had a chance to use the dilutable cleaner yet. I am figuring to use that on the floors. I love the all purpose (though when its gone I will probably go back to my vinegar for $$ reasons) and the toilet stuff. The bathroom surface cleaner is like the same as the all purpose but the toilet stuff was pretty impressive and even better than our normal stuff!
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by Usually Curious View Post
Vinegar, salt, baking soda and essential oils are still cheaper. Besides, I can buy a bottle of Biokleen All Purpose Cleaner that makes 25 gallons of cleaner for less than $8.

I'll stick w/that and not support a mega-corporation, thank-you-very-much.

: Although, I do love Seventh Generation's stuff, when i don't feel like making anything.
post #29 of 37
we just bought the allpurpose cleaner last night cuz it was cheaper than simple green. we havent used it yet though
post #30 of 37
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Originally Posted by ***Heather*** View Post
I hope they're available in Canada. I have the hardest time finding all the green cleaners etc that are sold in the USA.
Have you seen the bio-life line at Shoppers Drug Mart? They are on sale right now for $2.49 for the cleaners, $4.99 for the detergent (or at least it is here). The all purpose cleaners smell heavenly and work really well! I dilute them half and half like I do all my cleaners to stretch it.

http://www.canada.com/topics/lifesty...8-c5643f1c4508
post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by anamama View Post
I think it's a good thing, and I agree that people who have been branded (including me ) by all the media we've been exposed to will find comfort in the trusted Clorox brand, and also feel good about pruchasing a green cleaner. These products aren't chemically at all, they don't smell suspiciously artificial like Mrs. Meyers, and they are gentle on my hands and fingernails.
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I used the concentrated cleaner when I mopped my kitchen the other day. It did a nice job, better than the Citra-solv I usually use, and there wasn't an overpowering smell, either. I noticed the directions said to use cold water, not hot. I wonder why that is? Any chemist mommas out there know why?
post #32 of 37
I'm skeptical because it's still made by Clorox. The thing I love about my vinegar/water/orange EO mix is that if my son sprays himself in the face with it (you never know! ), I know it's just vinegar/water/orange EO and the only harm that'll come to him is a nasty taste in the mouth.
post #33 of 37
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I used the concentrated cleaner when I mopped my kitchen the other day. It did a nice job, better than the Citra-solv I usually use, and there wasn't an overpowering smell, either. I noticed the directions said to use cold water, not hot. I wonder why that is? Any chemist mommas out there know why?
I dont know, but its a good thing since it uses less energy when you dont have to heat the water first!
post #34 of 37
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I'm skeptical because it's still made by Clorox. The thing I love about my vinegar/water/orange EO mix is that if my son sprays himself in the face with it (you never know! ), I know it's just vinegar/water/orange EO and the only harm that'll come to him is a nasty taste in the mouth.
Im skeptical too.
Although, I do think it'll be a great tool for mainstream America.....
I just can't trust a big money hungry corporation.
Plus, it really erks me that im sure they are jumping on the green living bandwagon. Its trendy right now and they know they can make money.
Im not going to support that.

and only that line isn't tested on animals?:
Too sneaky for me.
post #35 of 37
I hear you brr. I think it's great for a lot of people out there who want to be greener but don't want to stray too far from their normal way of doing things. But for me personally, I'd rather give my money to companies that have been doing the right thing all along, like ecover, or seventh gen. when I don't make my own.
post #36 of 37
I bought all of them and loved them. I like all of you dont like that fact they are probably still testing the other lines they have on animals. I (before I got smart)used to use regular clorox because that is what the rest of my family used when i was a kid just trained i guess.
I loved the products. I like the smell and they cleaned my bathroom better then the other clorox products. Have used Method but they get $$ too. I do use the grapefruit one for kitchen it smells good but like i said that gets $$ when you buy all their products but only 13 $ for all the clorox is good for me. I do make my own all purpose stuff and probably still will every once in awhile. I just like the fact that finally they are going green that is all.
post #37 of 37
I want to sub to read about this later, but I also read about this today here
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