So-called "green" cleaning products are a mixed bag, and I definitely have my favorites... and some I'll never buy again. I've tried a ton of different brands, and I usually find that each line will have it's own set of strengths and weaknesses. While a lot of folks that are into the eco-friendly "green" lifestyle won't admit it, there's a lot of products out there that you pay a premium for, and frankly, don't clean nearly as well as their harsher counterparts. So how do Native Organics stack up?
I was sent a bottle of their Window & Glass Cleaner along with a bottle of their Multi-Purpose Cleaner. I've been using both here for over a month now, and I do like them. Based of plant material and water, they don't have much of a "chemical" vibe to them - which is good. On the flipside, they do seem a little "watery," so I feel like I might be using a little more of them than I would with certain competing brands. While I've used both of these in my office and in my kitchen, I figured it was time to do something for illustrative purposes... something that you could "see" right here on my site. We have a black GE stove/oven in our kitchen that gets cleaned (by yours truly) at least once a week. The problem is, it's gloss black... which shows dust and fingerprints terribly. With the morning sunshine coming in through the kitchen windows, and a fresh spattering from making Flapjacks for Addie (Kodiak Cakes, which we absolutely love) I hit the stove with Native Organics and a roll of paper towels. Here's the "Before" picture:
Here's the "After" picture:
Native Organics get the job done, and that should be very clear as evidenced in the pictures above. It's one of my own little quirks, but I like to do the stove twice - first with multi-purpose cleaner, and then with glass cleaner to really "shine it up." I've just always done it that way, and still do.
Both of the Native Organics cleaners that I received normally retail for $4.99 per 32oz bottle, so they're priced reasonably.
APPROVED by THE ROCK FATHER!
FTC Disclosure: As previously-noted above, products from Native Organics were provided to The Rock Father for the purpose of review consideration. All opinions are that of James Zahn.