Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Lemon Verbena Surface Scrub
Description from Website
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Surface Scrub powder cleaner works on the grimy surfaces throughout your home. This non-scratching gentle and effective powder cleaner is made with a naturally safe ash and oxygen bleach for use on tile, stainless steel, professional cookware, porcelain fixtures and more. It’s chlorine and phosphate free, of course. Made in the USA.
Calcium Carbonate,Sodium Carbonate Peroxide, Hydrated Silica,Decyl Glucoside,Water,Fragrance,Sodium Carbonate,Citrus Limon(Lemon)Peel Oil, Abies Alba(Fir)Leaf Oil,Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass)Oil,Glycerin,Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Sodium Silicate – at least 98% naturally derived.
25% post-consumer plastic
- Cleaned the porcelain sink in the bathroom, the fiberglass tub, and the stainless steel sink in the kitchen.
- Whenever possible, they use materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, corn, soy or olive.
- Products do not contain chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, parabens, artificial colors, animal derived ingredients, phosphates or phthalates.
- At least 25% post-consumer plastic in their bottles.
- Do not test on animals.
- Some of those ingredients are hard to pronounce, but the site is transparent about explaining what the ingredient is and what it does.
- The scent.
It doesn’t do well with mildew.
I’ve only used this product in two places: the kitchen and the bathroom. We have a stainless steel kitchen sink and it worked really well in there. In the bathroom, it was good at getting the rings out of the porcelain sink and fiberglass tub. Unfortunately, it doesn’t remove mildew and that’s a big thing for us.
On the site, it states: The product has not been specifically tested or formulated for the removal of mildew. However, our Surface Scrub does contain oxygen bleach, which some studies have shown can kill mildew under certain conditions. I wouldn’t mind knowing exactly what those “certain conditions” might be.
We always get mildew buildup on the tile and heavily in the corners closest to the faucet, and end up having to use the toxic commercial stuff to remove it. Even then, it’s never a one-and-done. I have to scrub hard to get rid of it.
Overall, it’s a great product, but I’m still on the lookout for something natural that will get rid of the mildew.