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Review: Sun and Earth Products

By Kristie Turck •  Published 02/15/10 •  3 min read

Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:46 pm

Earth and Sun Laundry DetergentIf there’s one thing that I love, when it comes to non-toxic 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.

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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.

The dish soap had a 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.   Personally liked that it helped get rid of the “stale dog” smell I feel follows 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.


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