Friday, March 23, 2007

Fresh and Clean...

Okay, I'm fessin' up. I broke a cardinal rule of home keeping the other day: DO NOT BUY TOO MANY CLEANING PRODUCTS. We need far less sprays, liquids, and gizmos than the cleaning product industry tells us we do. When we accumulate too many, they not only blow the budget but add to the clutter in our homes. At least, that's what happens at my house.

On Wednesday, I ran to the grocery the day after returning home from a six day trip away from home. I enjoyed the trip immensly, but, all the same, it was nice to be at home. And, I was eager to get back to my interrupted spring cleaning.

The cleaning products aisle sang my name that day. They know that -- at heart -- I am a sucker for all those promising potions and gadgets. I know this sounds goofy, but I actually enjoyed lingering among all of those products that promise a fresh, sweetly scented, sparkling home. And, then there were all those lovely products that promised fresh, clean laundry. Somehow, a few of those items just jumped in my cart and said, "Take me home!"

Among these products was a pricey spray named Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day. This was my first experience with dear Mrs. Meyers, who I'm sure takes her spring cleaning very seriously! Her products are listed as being "Aromatherapeutic Household Cleaners with naturally occuring cleaning agents and essential oils with a variety of fragrances." Now, I ask you: Can you turn down a product with that delightful description?

I don't know if I'm a victim of product merchandising here. After all, ammonia and bleach are, to some extent, naturally occuring cleaning agents, so just being a natural substance is no guarantee that its gentle. And, many products claim to have herbal essences, when, in fact, they might contain a neglible amount. I must say that so far, however, I've been pleased with Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day. The scent it imparts is lovely!

I chose a Lemon Verbena counter spray, which is refreshing and invigorating. Mrs. Meyers also has the same product with a lavendar scent, which is supposed to be calming and soothing.

Has anyone else used Mrs. Meyer's products? If so, do you like them?



Candy said...

Thanks for the comment :) I hope you have a lovely weekend too!

I havent tried Meyers products. Im not sure we can find it here in Canada..?

Hugs to you,

Elizabeth said...

I was in Minneapolis a few weeks aga and my sister introduced me to Mrs. Meyer's Lemon Verbena hand lotion. It's wonderful! The sent is incredible. I wish I could find Mrs Meyer's products in my area (southern Wisconsin). I would love to try their cleaning products.

Darcy said...


I found your site through a link on the sidebar at Charming The Birds From the Trees. I have used several of Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. My favorites are the ironing spray and the dishsoap. She has a new scent out called Honeysuckle that I want to try!


Belle-ah said...

As I am in full spring cleaning mode (only taking a break to let my dining room floor dry!), I might just have to pick myself up a treat and try Mrs. Meyers. Sounds lovely.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Candy,

I think the Meyers products must be new here, so maybe they will spread to your area, too.

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for the recommendation on the lotion. I'm enjoying the bottle of counter spray a lot. I have decided that it is more expensive per ounce than other sprays, so I don't think I will make it my mainstay. But, I think I will continue to keep some on hand.
I hope you will be able to find them, too.

Hi Darcy,

Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoy Mrs. Meyer's cleaning products. I will be on the lookout for the honeysuckle sent. Since Mrs. Meyer's products are new to me, it's nice to have an endorsement from someone who's been using them.

Hi Belle-ah,

I bet your house is sparkling. Let us know if you find Mrs. Meyers in your area.

Heahter said...

I recently saw Mrs. Meyer's products at my local World Market, but have not tried them. Those of you who are looking for the products might try that store if you have one in your area.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Heather,

Thanks for the tip. I'm not sure if we have World Markets around here, but I'll be on the lookout for one.