Good Question: Clorox Green Works

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Lucy wrote us an e-mail: “I keep hearing about those new green products from Clorox and really want to try them but I’m a bit hesitant because if they’re total duds well then that’s money (not) well spent.

What have you heard about them? Thanks for your help!”

Good question, Lucy!

It seems as though every company is suddenly offering a green alternative, so we were quite surprised when we heard that Clorox was developing a line of eco-friendly cleaning supplies. The complete line consists of an all-purpose cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, bathroom spray, dilutable cleaner (a la pine sol) and a glass and surface clearner. All of the cleaners contain essential lemon oil, a coconut-based cleaning agent as well as other ingredients including, filtered water, thickening agents and lactic and citric acid.

According to the Green Works Web sitethe cleaners are made from renewable resources, are biodegradable, sustainable and not tested on animals and Clorox states, “Our full line of plant and mineral based natural cleaning products are at least 99% natural and work as well as traditional cleaners….The ingredients must come from renewable resources, be biodegradable and free of petrochemicals.”

We haven’t tried the Green Works line yet, but are curious as to how well they work. What can you tell us, readers?