Home Product Review: Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap and All-Purpose Cleaner

Hey gang, for the past month I’ve been showing all of you how I make a lot of my own green cleaning products. But there are many of you (yes mommy you) that really don’t have the time or the inclination to make your own products. But you can still use healthier green products to clean house, even if you’d rather buy them.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day All-Purpose Cleaner (Lavender Scent) $7.99

Sexy came home one day after the house was clean, and he commented about how good the house smelled. Once again, only 1/8 cup is used per gallon of water for, well EVERYTHING. I put some in a spray bottle and cleaned the granite coutertops, and the porcelain sink in the bathroom. Then I used an 1/8 cup diluted in a gallon of water and mopped my (sealed_ harwood floors). I also cleaned the bathroom tile, and the shower and even the toilet with the stuff. (That’s what, like 5 products you would buy separately?)

INGREDIENTS: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Citrate, Fragrance*, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Glycerin, Caramel, Disodium Ethanoldiglycinate, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzisothiazolinone

RATING*5 Savvy – Because this product can actually be used for so many things, including (diluted) washing dishes!

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dishwashing Soap (Basil Scent) $3.99

A little of this stuff really goes a long way. I was really surprised. We do dishes everyday (most of the time) and the 12 ounce bottle that we bought last month is only half empty! You don’t have to use as much as mainstream dish detergents. It cuts grease nicely. But just like any other dishwashing detergent, anything burnt or baked on should soak for awhile. The best part is it comes in different scents. My fave is the Basil. and when the dishes are done, my hands feel nice and soft and smell good too!

INGREDIENTS: Water, Lauramine Oxide, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Fragrance*, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Disodium Ethanoldiglycinate, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzisothiazolinone, Citric Acid


RATING*: 4 Smart – Smells great, but I think there are cheaper alternatives out there.

*Savvy Rating system:  5=Savvy  4=Smart  3=Sensible  2=Satisfactory   1=Stupid

•Anybody out there use this stuff? What’s your favorite scent? How do you use it?

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8 thoughts on “Home Product Review: Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap and All-Purpose Cleaner

  1. BJP

    I haven’t tried these products but I am definitely going to try them. I like fact that a little goes a long way. Sometimes greener cleaners seem more expensive but as is the case with this product the per use cost is often on par with the other stuff.

  2. Savvy

    @BJP I agree. Try the All-Purpose Cleaner first. I think that’s more cost effective. It can replace your toilet bowl cleaner, countertop cleaner, floor cleaner and even your dishwashing liquid! I love multiple use stuff!

  3. SLY

    I’ve used Mrs. Meyers before. Mrs. Meyers and Ecover are probably my favorite two natural brands to purchase. Nowadays though I make my own. My favorite scent is the lavender. But that’s my favorite scent in general. So now I just keep lavender essential oil in the pantry at all times for home and body products that I make.

  4. bean

    i love biokleen, especially the lime enzyme bac out…..smells wonderful cleans like a crazy horse

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