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Use Mrs. Meyer’s to Save Time, Money, and the Planet

Updated on January 22, 2009

To save time and money there’s no better cleaning solution than Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day aromatherapeutic household cleaners. And if you like to keep things simple, you are going to love Mrs. Meyer’s. Here’s my experience with the all purpose cleaner.

The Next Best Thing to Homemade Cleaners

I tried - honest I did – to be good and make my own household cleaners. I longed to whip up mixtures with vinegar and baking soda. I vowed that each time something ran out I would replace the store bought product with a homemade concoction. The trouble was, every time my cleaning products ran low, it seemed to coincide with a low point in my motivation. I’d give in and buy another product off the shelf. Finally I accepted the fact that I probably wouldn’t be able to go all-natural any time soon.

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Once I’d accepted that I wasn’t really going to make my own cleaning solutions, I started looking for a suitable green alternative. At first I was a little put off by the prices. Environmental ethics aren’t cheap. Finally I plunked down $8 for a 32 once bottle of all purpose cleaner. What sold me? First, the lavender scent. (They also come in Basil, Lemon Verbena, and Geranium) Next, the promise on the label: this concentrated formula is mixed with water at a ratio of ¼ cup to one gallon! And then there were the ingredients – nothing synthetic, nothing toxic. I’m not especially concerned about babies or pets getting into my household cleaner, but greener is better, right?

Mrs. Meyer’s Lasts For Months

I don’t know how much I was spending before on cleaning products, but I know I’ve had my bottle of Mrs. Meyer’s for over six months now and it’s not even half gone. So I’m thinking $8 for at least a year’s worth of cleaner is pretty good. To give you an idea of how much you need to use, a capful is too much for my spray bottle. I sometimes wonder how the company stays in business!

Mrs. Meyer’s Puts the ALL Back Into All Purpose

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day company motto says they “make honest, hardworking cleaners that work like the dickens on dirt.” They remind us that keeping clean is easy. “All you need is a sensible pair of shoes, a little elbow grease, and the right soap.”

The All Purpose Cleaner is that soap. The company sells a lot of other products, and I’m sure I’ll start trying them soon. But honestly, the all-purpose cleaner really is that – ALL purpose. I use the stuff on practically everything in my house – kitchen, granite, metal, sinks, toilet, glass and mirrors. And it leaves this awesome scent that smells just as good or better than any boutique home spray.

Homemade probably is best, but only if you actually make it. For this failed environmentalist, finding Mrs. Meyer’s has been a godsend. (Not to mention the bargain of a lifetime!)


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    Sarah Wollnick 8 years ago

    Hey Everyone! FYI GreenCupboards (online retailer of green, natural products) is having a sale--up to 40% off--on a lot of Mrs. Meyer's products... Check out the incredible sale (for a limited time only)

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    Lgali 8 years ago

    useful hub

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    Lela Davidson 8 years ago from Bentonville, Arkansas

    Thanks, Lisa. That's good to know. I haven't tried the Surface Scrub yet. I wonder if it lasts longer than te other type of scrubs.

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    Lisa McClure 9 years ago

    I had the same aspiration to make my own cleaning products. I did make some good combinations of baking soda, liquid soap and drops of essential oils, but that is about as far as I got. I have used just plain white vinegar and usually get questions from my family like, "why does the bathroom smell like that?"

    LOL am I the only one who thinks white vinegar smells a lot like dirty feet?

    I actually tried the Meyers Surface Scrub when I found it on sale at a Linens n Things (which was going out of business). I really liked it. It also didn't smell like I was poisoning the house with chemicals.

    Cleaned as well as Comet as far as I can tell and no harmful chemicals.

    Making the house smell clean but not like cleansers is another reason I like some of the new eco-cleansers.