Why Mrs. Meyers is in Regular Rotation at my House

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Back in 2008, when I first started this blog and began pushing my family toward a greener lifestyle, one of the first changes we made was our cleaning products. Perhaps that’s because this was an obvious change. After all, when you’re almost knocked out by the fumes emanating from the products you use to clean your bathroom, there’s a clear need to do something differently.

That’s not to say the change happened overnight. It took us a while to find green cleaning products that were equally as effective as the ones we were used to. Then it was a challenge finding those products in stores at all. But I’m happy to say that more than four years later, there’s really no excuse for me to use traditional cleaning products, because there are a few eco-friendly options available most grocery stores. Among my favorites of those readily available products is the Mrs. Meyers product line, which, I now can happily report, is available at many Walmart stores throughout the country as well as online. This is the kind of change that made me want to become a Walmart Mom, because now, products like Mrs. Meyers will be available to the average shopper who may never have considered buying an eco-friendly cleaning product otherwise.

Anyway, Mrs. Meyers has a real knack for making products that make me want to clean. Because frankly, they smell awesome! My favorite scents are lavender and lemon verbena, and I would happily use either in every room of my home for any cleaning task. For example, this past weekend, my hubby and I cleaned the kitchen with the lemon verbena counter cleaner, shown below with the lavender laundry detergent. I wish I could bottle the scent and send it to you through the computer. My husband left the house and returned hours later, and the first thing he said when we walked through the door was how great the house smelled.

Now, I’m not saying that awesome scents alone make a cleaning product effective, but if you add a lasting, naturally derived fragrance to a product that is already incredibly effective, you’ve pretty much got my dream product. At least in my mind, my house doesn’t “feel” clean if it doesn’t smell good too, and peroxide, baking soda and vinegar fail miserably at making the house smell good.

The best part? ALL of the Mrs. Meyers products are like this. The hand soap? Awesome. The all purpose and toilet bowl cleaners? Fantastic. But the products that truly surprised me were the laundry products. The lavender laundry detergent is so concentrated that it requires just a single tablespoon per load. Yes. A tiny tablespoon. I’m not going to lie: I couldn’t wrap my mind around that for the first load and I used quite a bit more than that. But to give the product a fair shot, I used it as directed. Just one tablespoon for my next full load of laundry. And lo and behold, it worked just as well as when I’d used a lot more. Having used it for several loads, I have to admit that my habit is still to use more than the recommended amount, but that’s a habit I’m working hard to break, because it’s an unnecessary waste of product.

I also tried two Mrs. Meyers cleaning products that I’d never used before: The surface scrubber and the toilet bowl cleaner. Check out this video to see how they did:

Add to all of this the fact that I can easily pick up Mrs. Meyers products when I’m already shopping for groceries, and that they’re reasonably priced, and it’s easy to understand why we’ve been using them for years and why we will continue to use them to keep our home clean and smelling fabulous without toxic chemicals and noxious fumes.

If you’re looking for Mrs. Meyers products in your area, you can actually use the store locator at their website to find out which Walmart stores carry at least 5 of their products. If all else fails, though, you can order them at Walmart.com. Trust me when I say that they’re worth trying. (aff)

DISCLOSURE: I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for sharing Mrs. Meyers products with you. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% authentic and mine.

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  • jenn aka the picky girl September 10, 2012, 9:19 pm

    I’ve never bought these because I’ve always been nervous that they wouldn’t work as well. Plus, they’ve always seemed a bit more expensive. BUT, knowing someone who actually uses it helps. Maybe I’ll start buying one replacement product each time I’m out to replace it more effectively.
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  • Agnes September 11, 2012, 10:49 am

    We use only green cleaners in our house and have tried many different brands over the years. I bought Mrs.Meyers liquid dish soap for the first time a few months back to see how it would compare to others we’ve tried. Although it was effective at cleaning and quite sudsy for a natural product, I found the smell way too overpowering. It was perfumey beyond being pleasant, and the absolute worst part was that it left a perfumey taste on dishes. I did not enjoy drinking water that ended up tasting like dish soap, and foods sometimes even absorbed the odours on some plates, especially wooden ones. I admit I was disappointed and will never buy the dish soap again. I haven’t tried the other cleaners in their line but might give them a chance some day.

  • how2home September 13, 2012, 12:15 pm

    this is awesome, ive never seen this product at wal-mart before but i will definitely look out for it next time. I don’t mind cleaning but I hate cleaning the bathroom too! Thanks for recommending these products to us :)
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  • Danyelle Franciosa September 25, 2012, 12:12 am

    Honestly, I haven’t used them cos I didn’t know if they worked good but reading this makes me think that I should also try this product too!
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  • Alex October 9, 2012, 10:11 am

    I only use green products too but do not shop at Wal-Mart. They do not promote women, do not pay them equal pay and in general do not treat their employees ethically. They encourage their employees to go on welfare, apply for food stamps and other assistance programs instead of offering health care. Wal-Mart costs various States billions of dollars due to driving down wages and forcing people to seek assistance. They’re completely unethical. There are too many sources to list but Business Insider has had articles about various issues. As has The Huffington Post and various legitimate blogs. All over the place are small pieces to large about the truth about Wal-Mart. http://www.walmartmovie.com/facts.php

    • Agnes February 26, 2013, 11:31 am

      I completely agree with you Alex. I would never shop at Walmart and am completely against everything they represent. This includes their peddling of cheap, throw-away products that fuel the mindset of quantity over quality and increase our landfills with plastic garbage.

  • Eva Stephen October 15, 2012, 2:32 am

    Honestly speaking, I also have used any of the products by Mrs. Meyers. But after reading the post I am really thinking to give it a try.

  • Green Business Watch October 24, 2012, 6:40 am

    It is great to see eco-friendly options and product lines getting mainstream distribution and available in our local stores. I think this is a key step to more of us leading a less wasteful and more “green” lifestyle.

    I’ll have to take a look at the cleaning products in my cupboard and see what improvements I can make.
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