Clorox Green Works Natural Bathroom Cleaner:)

- made from plant and mineral-based cleaning ingredients, is now even tougher on soap scum, but cuts through hard water and rust just as effectively. In fact, it cleans with the power you expect from the people at Clorox. We like to think of it as the power of nature in the convenience of a spray bottle.
external image Clorox-Green-Works-Natural-Bathroom-Cleaner.jpg

Natural Ingredients
essential oils
contains no phosphorous
or bleach
coconut-based cleaning agent
(nonionic surfactant: alkyl polyglucoside)
filtered water
citric acid

external image greenworks-pix.jpg

Green Works is at least 99 percent natural and made from ingredients derived from coconuts and lemon oil. The products are formulated to be biodegradable, non-allergenic, packaged in bottles that can be recycled and not tested on animals.

Information about the product itself:
  • Clorox Green Works Bathroom Cleaner comes in a spray/foam bottle with 1.5PT (24 FL OZ).
  • Suggested retail price is $3.99.
  • Clorox Green Works Bathroom Cleaner is safe to use on counters, sinks, tubs, tiles, and shower doors.

Bottom Line:
I was surprised at how effective it was on soap scum and mild rust stains. Clorox Green Works Bathroom Cleaner didn't leave a sticky residue on bathroom surfaces, but instead left a nice polished shine. I'll have to admit that I was a little surprised that a bathroom cleaner made mostly from lemon oil, coconuts, and byproducts of sugar, could clean so effectively, but it did. What really disappointed me was that although the formula was effective at cleaning, and naturally derived as it claimed, it was not as safe to use around my family as I would have liked.
By Sarah Aguirre, Guide

As for the products themselves, (which include a general purpose cleaner, window cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, dilutable cleaner and bathroom cleaner): Clorox claims that each one of the five cleaners is at least 99% natural -- that's right, the ubiquitous, unregulated "n" word -- a fact which can be verified with a glance at the ingredients. Here's the list for the all-purpose cleaner: water, alkyl polyglucoside, ethanol SDA-3C, glycerine, lemon essential oil, preservative (Kathon) and colorant (Milliken Liquitint Blue HP dye and Bright Yellow dye X); the last two -- preservative and colorant -- make up the circa 1% of the non-"natural" petroleum-derived portion of the cleaners (though Clorox says Kathon will biodegrade within 28 days). With a few exceptions, like the addition of sodium lauryl sulfate and lauramine oxide, the ingredients for the rest of the cleaners are mostly similar.

Here are some links that will give you more information about Clorox Green Works Natural Bathroom cleaner and other products Clorox have made


external image GreenWorks_BubblesRecipe_bod.jpg

So is this product really "Green" you ask???
The launch of Green Works doesn't mean that Clorox has "gone green" -- or any other hackneyed quip that often gets tossed around at such a development -- though it does mean that they've embraced the green marketplace and realized that people care what's in their cleaners. Seventh Generation CEO Jeffrey Hollender summed it up pretty well: "New competitors will only help this category grow faster than it's been growing. The question is, do you want a big piece of a small pie or a small piece of a big pie? We absolutely want the pie to be as big as possible, even if we have a smaller slice. ... To address problems environmentally, we need to get other businesses involved."

In the near the future, expect to see Green Works out and about; Clorox is beginning a national campaign today. Green Works will be available in 24,000 stores nationally, including Safeway and Wal-Mart.

Edited by: Katie Arnold