Product Review: Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Countertop Spray

Name of Product: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Countertop Spray

What it is

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Countertop Spray in Orange Clove scent is a biodegradable, cruelty-free general, lightly scented spray cleaner for the household that contains natural ingredients.

Size: 16 fl. oz.

Price: $3.99

Ingredients: Water, Polysorbate 20, Decyl Glucoside, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Glycerin, Caramel, Citric Acid, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Disodium Hydroxyethyliminodiacetate, Sodium Sulfate, PEG-5 Cocoate, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzisothiazolinone

Website: Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Countertop Spray

The Good

• A good roundup of ingredients, which are disclosed on the product packaging

• Made with essential clove and orange oils that smell natural, not artificial like some other cleaners

• Cruelty-free, never tested on animals

• Works very well to clean a variety of surface types, including countertops, tile, slate, walls, finished hardwood floors, and porcelain

The Bad

• The ingredient list contains some items that have moderate health and environmental concerns

The Verdict

Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Countertop Spray in Orange Clove is a very good multi-use spray cleaner that works quite well on a variety of countertops and other surfaces. Scented with essential oils, it has a natural, non-offensive smell that is on target for the holidays.

The Ingredients

This efficient cleaner’s list of ingredients includes many natural items, such as vegetable glycerin, water, citric acid, alcohol, and sodium carbonate. Other ingredients, such as alcohol ethoxylates and benzisothiazolinone, may have some health or environmental concerns, such as aquatic toxicity or skin irritation, according to the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning.

The Results

This spray cleaner works very well on a variety of surfaces. It leaves tile, marble, and slate shiny without any film or residue. It also worked well on walls and wood surfaces such as hardwood floors. Lightly scented with clove and orange, this limited-edition cleaner has a pleasant smell that is spot on for the holidays.

Date of Test: September 17-October 8, 2012

How We Tested It: Three weeks of use on a variety of surfaces, including tile, stone, marble, wood, porcelain, and painted walls