Monday, March 26, 2012
At my house, everyday is a Meyer's Clean Day!
If you are like me, I am trying to be more conscientious of the products that I use both for the sake of my family and for the sake of our planet. We are inundated with carcinogenic and brain altering chemicals in almost every conventional product we buy. Soaps, shampoos, cleaners, air fresheners and even fabric softeners are just some of the things smart consumers have to watch out for, especially if they have small children and pets. One of the many dangers of using conventional cleaners and fabric softeners are their harsh solvents and fragrances, which are usually laden with petroleum, phthalates, parabens or chlorine. My biggest pet peeve with chemical cleaners is that it increases my allergic reactions (respiratory response, headaches & eczema). Meyer's clean day is an exception to that rule. They have created a whole line of sustainable plant derived products and use natural and essential oils as fragrance for their fabric softeners and cleaners. I have purchased and used their laundry soap, dish detergent, and my favorite, their lavender Dryer Sheets. I am not a big fan of strong lavender scents because I usually tend to get headaches from it, but this scent is a light lavender smell with a hint of vanilla. Our whole garage smells of Meyer's Clean Day when we are drying a load of clothes, which is good since it covers up that smell of cat box and my husband’s sweaty socks (the socks smell is way worse than the cat box, trust me). So many people are afraid to use environmentally friendly or natural cleaning products because they feel that they may not work or are deterred due to cost. I try all the natural products I can afford and I will say, recently the competition has made more companies try harder and make better products. Meyer's Clean Day not only manufactures products that are environmentally friendly, they also work! I would rather pay a little bit more for a product that I know will not harm my family or pets, rather than using a cheaper, health harming product that will cost me so much more in the long run. So in a world full of big, nasty, corporate, chemical companies whose only concern is to sell more products and exhaust our natural resources; I choose to pay a little more and know that they our keeping my family and the planets best interests at heart. I give this product 5 stars *****