Part of my mission this month was to find eco-friendly products that I could use to replace those that I currently use. I was wicked happy that Bio Green Crystals sent their All Purpose Cleaner and their HandSan for review! Bio Green Crystals are 100% biodegradable, natural , vitamin-based, USDA organic certified cleaning products that are made in the USA. These products are completely safe for humans, pets and the environment.
I actually don't really use hand sanitizer. I tend to believe that germs are good and help build a healthy immune system. However, we do have pets and barn yard animals that my kids play with, so having a bottle of hand sanitizer on hand has proven to be a very positive product to have. The Bio Green Crystals HandSan is very different from the kind I'm used to. Usually hand sanitizer has a very strong, unpleasant smell no matter how masked it is by fragrances. It smells like alcohol. Bio Green Crystals' HandSan does not. There was no smell... at all. This is because their HandSan is alcohol free! I loved that I could use this on my daughter and not have to worry about sticking her hands in her mouth, or even getting a hold of it if I accidentally left it around. Bio Crystals HandSan is free of Benzalkonium Chloride, Quaternary Ammonium, Artificial Colors, and Artificial Preservatives. Even without alcohol the HandSan kills Ecoli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, and the majority of common household germs.
The Bio Green Crystals HandSan didn't leave my hands feeling dry or sticky like some other sanitizers do. And I cannot stress how much I loved that it didn't have a smell! It came in a small spray bottle just like the picture to the left. The formula was the same consistency as water which I also liked much better than the usual gel sanitizers.
The other product Bio Green Crystals sent was their All Purpose Cleaner. As I've said before, I don't get excited about cleaning. However, one day my mother was coming for a visit, and my bathroom and kitchen were filthy. I decided that was as good of a time as any to give this product a good solid try. This particular product comes in a little packet, and thankfully Bio Green Crystals sent a spray bottle too. All you have to do is fill the bottle with warm water, and drop in the crystal packet. The packet is supposed to completely dissolve. Well, it dissolved mostly. Maybe my water wasn't hot enough, or maybe I was impatient, but the outside of the packet got stuck in the spray tube. It wasn't a big deal. I easily pulled it out and threw it away and was able to use the All Purpose Cleaner just fine.
I liked the Bio Green Crystals All Purpose Cleaner. I don't think it worked quite as efficiently as some others I've tried, but for being an organic product that isn't super concentrated, I was satisfied. I would certainly use it again if it came down to 409 and Bio Green Crystals. It really didn't even require all that much extra elbow grease. Plus, the stuff I was cleaning (especially on the stove) had been dried on, reheated, and then dried again. That's never easy to remove.
I also used it to clean the outside of my toilet, my sink, my kitchen counters, the outside of the fridge, and even a door that was looking grungy. It definitely did its job. It took almost half of the bottle, but it was a lot of surface area, and a lot of things that needed additional scrubbing. Could you just imagine how many chemicals you'd be inhaling and getting on your hands with that much cleaning? I will take the added benefits of the All Purpose Cleaner being 100% natural, nutraceutical grade, and in no way harmful to the environment over chemicals any day. Instead of chemicals they are plant and mineral based. The All Purpose Cleaner crystals does not contain any perfume, EDTA, SLS, phosphates, volatile odor components. They are nicely scented with natural spearmint oil, water soluble, biodegradable, and one crystal sachet makes an entire 32 ounces of cleaning product.
Bio Green Crystals wants to give one DealPeddler reader a bottle of their natural, organic HandSan! Giveaway will run from 04/19-04/25. Must be 18+ and a resident of the USA to be eligible. You'll be able to enter the giveaway [HERE] during its duration.
*I received these products for free in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.