Put to the Test: Green Cleaning Products
Eco-friendly products are readily available in stores nationwide, but are they worth all the hype? We tested 25 popular green cleaning products--from detergents to toothpaste--to find out which ones worked well and which ones we’d rather leave on the shelf.
Clean Well Soap
Why it’s green: According to the package, this hand soap doesn't use any toxic chemicals. Instead, it's made with Ingenium, a plant-based formula that the company claims kills 99.9% of harmful germs.
What we thought: “I liked that it had no dyes and that it was a foaming hand wash. I found the bergamot and ginger smell pleasantly invigorating, though not particularly neutral. (I could smell it for a long time on my hands if I washed them before going to bed, and it's the kind of aroma that would keep you up.) It also didn't seem to dry out my skin, which was nice. My only beef with the soap is that it ran out very quickly. In the bottle it's a thin liquid rather than a gel, and it only lasted me about a month in my bathroom. My regular hand soap seems to last a lot longer.”
-Charlene Dy, MyRecipes.com
Clean Well Ginger Bergamot Soap
$5.66 (9.5-ounce bottle)
Available at MotherNature.com