If there’s one thing that I love, when it comes to cleaning products, it’s options. If there’s another thing that I love, in regards to cleaning products, it’s local. And I’m lucky enough to have both in my area. I’ve long seen Sun and Earth products on my local store shelves. I had no idea that they were made right here in my area! Sun and Earth has been in the business for more than 20 years, making healthier cleaning products. To me, that’s a testament that they’re doing something right, and were trendy before green was “cool“. They make a huge array of products, from dish soap, to laundry detergent, and they’re all made with vegetable and fruit derived surfactants. All of their products are free from chlorine, dyes, perfumes, petroleum and phosphates.
Sun and Earth was nice enough to provide me with a couple of samples of their cleaning products to try out. One was the dish soap. I feel as if I spend my life washing bottles, so I go through A LOT of dish soap. One of the issues I have with a lot of soaps, even the natural ones, is that they’re scented. This annoys me, because scents do tend to leave residues, no matter how well you rinse. I think I also have very hard water, so this could also be my problem. Anyway, I notice the taste of detergents on my dishes, be it from the dishwasher, or just hand washing, and if I can taste it, I’m sure that my daughter can probably taste it when she drinks a bottle. The dish soap had a very very mild orange smell (they use orange oil), but it wasn’t overly powering. In fact, it was hard for me to tell. It suds up rather nicely and cleaned without leaving a residue. You can get either a regular variety or a concentrated variety. Anything in concentrated form, is a bonus for me. Especially given how fast I go through it.
The other product that I tried was the all purpose cleaner. I have to say, I’m kind of on the fence about this cleaner. And I can’t really say that it’s my favorite. It cleaned well enough. It has a VERY strong orange smell, which I don’t mind, actually. I personally love it, but my husband has a nose like a basset hound and citrus smells aren’t his favorite. I personally liked that it helped get rid of the “stale dog” smell I feel follows me around. Probably doesn’t help that I have stale stinky dogs following me around. The other thing I had a hard time with, was that the spray itself resembles watered down orange juice. I had a hard time getting passed this. Maybe if it was clear. I don’t know. I just felt as if I washing my counters with orange juice. I think that’s my only beef with the all purpose cleaner.
Overall, it’s a great product line, and also very forgiving on the wallet, which right now, given how much laundry I do in a week (it’s kind of sickening, really), is an added bonus.
And now onto your added bonus, the giveaway:
Sun and Earth was kind enough to provide us with a very generous giveaway, which includes:
- 1 50 oz 2x concentrated laundry detergent
- 1 50 oz 2x concentrated free and clear laundry detergent
- 1 box (80 count) unscented fabric softener dryer sheets
- 1 40 oz ultra fabric softener liquid (for those of you looking for the smell of fresh clean laundry, this would be your product!)
- 1 50 oz deep cleaning laundry detergent
- 1 on the spot instant stain remover pen
Also, in addition to this grand prize giveaway, Sun and Earth are offering two $10 gift cards, redeemable at alice.com!!!
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Congratulations to the following winners:
Aimee – Winner of the grand prize, laundry detergent galore!
NJJ – Winner of a $10 gift certificate to alice.com
Sarah – Winner of a $10 gift certificate to alice.com
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Thanks to Sun and Earth for the giveaway and thanks to all of the SafeMama readers for entering.