I have often recommended Simple Green cleaner as a great industrial-strength cleaner that carries the environmentally friendly Green Seal certification. I still do. However, Simple Green may be a bit much for some people seeking a green cleaning option. It’s strong enough to make your eyes water in concentrated form, and usually needs to be diluted. That can be a hassle.
Simple Green recently announced that a new line of cleaners, Simple Green Naturals, had also received Green Seal certification. The products are Simple Green Naturals Multi-Surface Care, Simple Green Naturals Bathroom Cleaner, Simple Green Naturals Glass & Surface Care, Simple Green Naturals Floor Care, and Simple Green Naturals Dilutable Concentrated Cleaner.
All of these products are made from 100% naturally-derived products. (The manufacturer is careful not to use the term “all natural,” which is a meaningless term.) The ingredients are disclosed fully and are either entirely natural (minerals, oils, plant extracts, etc.) or derived from natural sources combined with man-made chemicals that don’t harm the environment. They are fully biodegradable, non-toxic, and don’t use animal testing. The bottles are 100% recyclable, made with 25% post consumer content, and use soy inks for labeling. (Soy ink, like soy wax candles and the like, are eco friendly as they are made from a renewable material.)
Perhaps best of all, these cleaners don’t need to be diluted (except for the concentrated one) so they can be used straight out of the bottle.
You can now have the best of all worlds: a green cleaner that’s tough as nails on grime but gentle as a baby on the environment, straight out of the bottle. I’ve not yet tried these products, but will do so soon and post reviews. If they’re anything like Simple Green’s original cleaner I’m certain they’ll get the job done.
Simple Green Naturals Multi-Surface Care
Simple Green Naturals Bathroom Cleaner
Simple Green Naturals Glass & Surface Care
Simple Green Naturals Floor Care
Simple Green Naturals Dilutable Concentrated Cleaner