For some time now I have been searching for natural ways to keep my house clean. Less toxic, more back to basics is my motto. But sometimes life gets busy and making your own cleaning products can be time-consuming (yet gratifying) So I decided to start looking for some greener “ready-made” options and I came across Grab Green.
Grab Green is the project of a lady just like you and me. A mom, an entrepreneur, a woman with a mission to find more natural ways to keep her house and family clean. Co-founder Patricia Spencer discovered how regular cleaning products were full of toxic ingredients such as solvents, ammonia, and bleach. This inspired her into venturing down the path of DIY recipes and find less chemical solutions.
The Grab Green team has spent years developing formulas with just the right balance of naturally-derived plant and mineral ingredients to create non-toxic products that actually work. In fact, Grab Green home cleaning and laundry care solutions are even more effective than the leading conventional brands while remaining gentle on our planet!
Grab Green goes beyond the creation of a product. It follows a whole eco-friendly and sustainable philosophy driven by the want and the need for a better planet. Their packaging uses 98% less plastic than conventional cleaning products, and their products are biodegradable. Even their wet dryer sheets are compostable! And of course, all of their products are cruelty-free, no animal testing. I feel in love, not only with its products and pretty packaging but also with their ethics.
They are truly transparent (if only food labels were this honest!) You can find a full list of ingredients used in their laundry pods by clicking here
They sent me two products to try out. The first one I want to talk about is the 3 in 1 laundry detergent in Lavender Vanilla scent.
First impressions: OMG smells like a field of fresh wildflowers and sunshine.
Second, the packaging is so well made! It keeps pods fresh and fragrant ready to use whenever you need to. Clothes came out looking perfectly clean and fragrant and, more importantly, toxic free! All ingredients are listed on their web page. No phosphates, chlorine, masking agents or dyes. Unlike other natural laundry detergents out there (or the ones you make at home) the Grab Green 3 in 1 laundry detergent is good for use in standard & high efficiency (HE) washing machines. And as they are 3 in 1, you don’t need to use any softener or stain remover.
I used them to wash my 10-year-old son clothing which you would imagine comes with mud, twigs, and even the odd glue spot sometimes included. One pod per load does the trick. I also washed my dog’s blanket and the doggy smell disappeared. The blanket came out smelling clean and fresh.
There was no residue in the washing machine nor on the clothes which leads me to believe the pods dissolved completely just as promised.
Second product sent to me was their Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods in Tangerine & Lemongrass. Once again the fragrance is amazing. It is fresh, young, vibrant. It leaves your kitchen (and dishes) smelling like freshly cut tangerines in a fresh summer afternoon. Again no dyes, chlorine, or phosphates. It contains natural essential oils that give it not only its antiseptic properties but also delivers its divine fragrance.
I put the cleaner pods to the ultimate test. I had baked an eggplant lasagna that had left a lot of sticky and slightly burnt/caramelized residue on the pot. I did not feel like scrubbing for hours, so I used these little pods.
Boom! Impressed. Clean results in just one go.
*note I am not including a picture of the dirty pot here simply because I forgot! yes! I know! But I wouldn’t post here if I wasn’t truly impressed by the results.
I want to go buy ALL their products. I love their fragrances and the fact that they actually work just as well (or even better because let’s face it natural is always better) than conventional cleaning products.
How about you? How do you keep your house clean?
Grab Green is “green” certified by the following governing bodies