7th Generation Free & Clear Natural All Purpose Cleaner, 32oz Spray / This natural all purpose cleaner effectively cleans and degreases inside and outside of the home. The heavy-duty product has no unpleasant fumes, will not leave harmful residues … see full wiki
I can breathe easy while house cleaning! Thanks Seventh Generation!
Aug 7, 2010
Pros: Gentle, no harsh chemicals, no fumes, effective on most surfaces, non-toxic, hypoallergenic
Cons: Doesn't work great on very greasy areas, not the best for glass
The Bottom Line: Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner is a gentle, non-toxic cleaner that works all over the home. No chemical fumes and no allergic reactions! Effective on most surfaces.
I have severe allergies to a lot of things and some fumes can really get to me. We had an electrical fire which caused some damage to the house and the firefighters caused much more (but it was worth it). Since then, we have embarked on a big cleanup project in the house and are overhauling every room. I have had a chance to try lots of household cleaners during this time and have had more of a chance to have an allergic reaction to them. Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner doesn't have strong fumes or harsh chemicals and it works quite well on most surfaces.
About the Product
Formulated to be safe for your family and the environment, this product does not create harsh fumes and is a non-toxic, biodegradable alternative to conventional petroleum-based cleaners.
This cleaner comes in a 32 ounce plastic trigger spray bottle. It does not claim to be all natural but the bottle does say that the product is free of fragrances, dyes, and masking agents as well as harsh chemicals.
I wasn't sure that a gentle cleaner could tackle some of the areas I would be cleaning but I figured even if I had to use harsher cleansers on some areas, I could avoid fumes when cleaning many areas and for everyday use.
This spray is clear and it has almost no scent. There is one, but it is very subtle. There is no hint of any sort of chemical scent which is such a relief. I generally end up sneezing or my eyes water when I use most household cleaners. Not so with Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner. It's less bothersome to my allergies than my hair products!
It is hypoallergenic and I don't even need gloves when I use it. I started in the bathroom where I used this spray on everything from the tub to the walls and even the door. It is not recommended for wood flooring but nearly everything else is fair game for this cleaner.
I found that Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner worked well on many areas in the bathroom but I needed to scrub a bit on some of the tougher areas. In the kitchen, again, the cleaner worked well and left no odor behind but I did need to scrub when trying to clean anything greasy.
I also found that this spray doesn't streak or leave a weird residue on most surfaces and it's truly versatile. I carried the bottle from room to room, spraying and cleaning all kinds of things and nothing was marred or damaged from it.
Although this can be used on mirrors and glass, I choose to use a glass cleaner for those because I do see some streaking when using Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner on mirrors. I can buff them out but there are lots of good, safe glass cleaners that work without streaking so I leave this spray to other surfaces.
I am pleased with this cleaner. It doesn't trigger my allergies, is non toxic, and isn't harsh on my skin. It's isn't ALL natural but is free of the many harsh additives and chemicals that truly aren't necessary to get most surfaces clean. I feel as though I am doing myself and my family a favor by using Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner. Even my pets are in less danger if they lick a surface I just cleaned. Yes, I have to use a stronger cleaner on some areas of my home, but for day to day cleaning, this spray comes through - and allows me to breathe easy!
If you're wondering what's in this product, wonder no more. This list was taken from the Seventh Generation website. Aqua (water), lauryl polyglucose, decyl glucoside and lauramine oxide (plant-derived cleaning agents), sodium gluconate (water softener), sodium carbonate (mineral-derived alkalinity builder), methylisothiazolinone and benzisothiazolinone (preservatives).
Buying Info Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner is available at drugstores and mass-market stores on and offline. It's more expensive than some similar cleaners at around $4.50 to $5.00 a bottle but worth it to avoid potentially toxic fumes. I actually bought one and got one free so I got a great deal.
Seventh Generation Free & Clear All Purpose Cleaner is not only gentle on the skin and the respiratory system, it's also gentle on surfaces although it effectively removes dirt, grime, and even some grease. It's non toxic and doesn't create any harsh fumes. As well, it isn't tested on animals and even the bottle of biodegradable. It works well on almost any surface and, while it isn't super effective on very greasy areas, it's good enough for me to use on a daily basis throughout my home. 4 stars.
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