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There are few things guaranteed to drive me directly up the bend. Dirty counters are very high up on the list! Luckily, my husband feels the same way, so we manage to keep our counters clutter-free and, best of all, clean.
I've tried quite a number of natural cleaners, from the high-end to the no-name store brands and homemade. I have found a lot of them to be lacking - either they don't cut grease or they leave smeary streaks rather than clean surfaces. Sometimes they smell wonderful but don't do a thing; sometimes they smell too strong or even nasty but they work. I am not a huge fan of trade-offs and have been looking for a good quality natural cleaner that I can count on to do a good job (and not make my house smell like a fish and chip stand!).
Finally, I think I have found The One. I received a spray bottle of Tropical Traditions All-Purpose Cleaner to try out, and as you can see, I've already used a ton of it - not because you need a lot to do the job, but because it's become my go-to product for cleaning.
It doesn't smell like anything (thank you, thank you - heaven sent for super-smelling pregnant women!) and it does a great job. Our black kitchen counters really show any smears or smudges left by cleaners and this one leaves them perfectly clean.
The cleaner is made entirely of botanical ingredients - no harmful chemicals (you can even use it to wash fruit and veggies), and can be used for everything: carpets, counters, glass, appliances, cars, even for laundry and hand soap (and yes, you can get it in a 1 gallon jug for cost saving and refill convenience!).
Usually I find something I am not crazy about with a product. This time, I honestly can say I am 100% happy with it. The size is generous, the price is comparable to other cleaners - especially when you consider the size of the bottle: 32 oz of Tropical Traditions Cleaner is $7 compared to, for example, 12 oz of Method cleaner for $4 (prices in US dollars for comparison). I love that it's scent-free (although I imagine if you wanted to, you could simply add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil for fragrance). I don't have to worry about getting harmful chemicals on my skin while cleaning, or near my food, or adding to environmental toxins. And the best part, it seriously does the job.
So there you go. Whole-hearted endorsement from me. I really think if you try it, you will agree.
Tropical Traditions has generously offered one of my readers the chance to try a bottle of the All Purpose Nontoxic Household Cleaner for free!
A 32 oz. spray bottle of Tropical Traditions All Purpose Cleaner!
How to enter: Head over to Tropical Traditions and let me know one other thing you'd like to try, OR one thing that you learned there. Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!
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Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends September 8th at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!
Prize will be shipped by sponsor. Note for Canadian entrants: Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge if you decide to participate in this Tropical Traditions sponsored blog giveaway. (FYI - it's unlikely to have a charge, being well under the $60 that incurs duty charges! There was no extra charge on my bottle, which came to Canada quickly and packaged well!)