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Product Review: Tropical Traditions
What kind of household cleaner do you normally use? In the past I have used something like Endust or Fantastik, but for the past couple years I have been using the brand Method. It is a company that has a multi-surface all purpose cleaner product, as well as a tub & tile product, so I like to use them for most of my cleaning needs. The line is non-toxic and works really well.
Tropical Traditions recently sent me a large 944 ml bottle of their all purpose cleaner, and I was impressed with the label on the back: it can be used on counter tops, stoves, sinks, as dishwashing liquid, as hand soap, in the bathtub and toilet, and even for laundry and automobile cleaning. Now that is an all-purpose* cleaner!
The ingredients list: “pure water, amino acids, minerals, and other ingredients derived from leafy green, edible and seed-bearing plants”.
I found that last phrase really interesting.
other ingredients derived from leafy green, edible and seed-bearing plants
What exactly does that mean? It is a fairly ambiguous phrase. Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it’s good for us.
That being said, I’m simply pointing out the rhetoric – I’m quite confident that the ingredients that Tropical Traditions uses in this household cleaner are safe for us to use on a regular basis and safe for the environment.
As far as the product itself goes, I love it. It works amazingly well. I have yet to use it for clothes or cars, but it works great for bathrooms, kitchens, and regular dusting purposes. I even used it to scrub the toilet, which also worked very well (although, because it doesn’t use artificial colouring, the colour of the product itself is pale yellow… and that doesn’t look so “pretty” when it’s in the toilet. For some reason I associate a clean toilet with bright, artificial blue. What can I say? Old habits die hard).
Interested in winning your own Tropical Traditions all purpose cleaner? You can enter to win a big bottle simply by leaving a comment below about the cleaning products you currently use, what you look for in a cleaner, your cleaning product frustrations, or anything remotely related to cleaning, cleaning products, and the health of ingredients in cleaning products. As always, you’ll have a better chance of winning if your comment is particularly funny, clever, or insightful. Winner will be announced one week from today, on Monday, September 27th.
Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
*I really like hyphens, but cleaning companies neglect to use hyphens in the phrase “all-purpose”. It drives me nuts.