Thursday, August 28, 2008

Get Clean, Get Green, Smell Keen

I walked into my Walmart today, which is my second-favorite place to grocery shop (my first is Publix, even though they are a little more expensive, because they are really great to their employees and the stores always seem cleaner, somehow), and as I came through the door, right away I saw they had the whole Clorox Green Works line-up right there, showcased, and it made me happy.

Now, I know you are thinking, "Wow, Viv, you are really losing it if cleaning products make you happy." And you may be right when you think I am losing it, but this time, I'm also actually making a lot of sense, too, and here's why:

The Clorox Green Works stuff is amazing.

The folks at MomCentral sent me out some Clorox Green Works dishwashing soap to try, and honestly I was happy to check it out, but I am not exactly the biggest fan of hand-washing dishes, if you know what I mean. Me and the dishwasher, we have this bond, in that it does all the work and all I have to do is push a button.

But of course I wanted to give the nice folks at Clorox my best effort for this review, so I actually got out the old dishcloth and washed some dishes by hand. And you know what? This dishwashing soap has such a delicious scent, you practically want to dab some behind your ears. Really. it's very fragrant, in a cool, fresh way. Mine is just the "original" scent, but to me it smells very much like lemongrass (no, I am not a gardener, but I used to have lemongrass candles, so there!). It's this fragrant citrusy scent that just screams, "These dishes are clean!" at you, which is really nice, because I have to say (and don't tell the dishwasher this), the ones that are machine washed just don't have that same fresh scent to them.

But that's not even the best thing about the Clorox Green Works line, the way it smells. What's great is that they aren't just called green because they LOOK green (though, in point of fact, the dishwashing soap is actually green), but because they are good for the environment.

I know, you hear that all the time, how this company is going green, but Clorox is really doing a great job with this stuff, because the whole line is made of all natural plant-based ingredients like lemon oil (I KNEW it!) and coconuts, which in turn means the soap is biodegradable and not all nasty chemicals getting in your ground water, which as someone stuck in the flood water aftermath of Tropical Storm Fay I am coming to appreciate is pretty darned important these days.

And that's not all that makes the Clorox Green Works line truly green. The EPA has allowed Clorox to put their logo on the dish soap for using environmentally friendly chemistry, and the Sierra Club's logo is on all the Clorox Green Works products as a testament to Clorox's conservation efforts for clean air and water, which is also beneficial to wildlife.

So you can feel good about going green, go right ahead and pat yourself on the back, while enjoying that fabulous Clorox Green Works Original lemongrass scent. Or, if you prefer, Tangerine, Water Lily, Free & Clear or Simply Lemon, the other delicious fragrances.

You know, just thinking about all those scents? I could SO go for a fruit plate right now! ; )


Goldtone Designs said...

It's the only brand I use now! Totally LOVE clorox Green!

Allison said...

Hope you faired the storm ok! Thanks for your post :)

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