Product Review: Seventh Generation Natural All Purpose Cleaner
Name of Product: Seventh Generation Natural All Purpose Cleaner
What it is
Seventh Generation Natural All Purpose Cleaner Free & Clear is a VOC-free, phosphate-free, fragrance-free spray cleaner for the household that contains natural ingredients.
Size: 32 fl. oz.
Ingredients: Aqua, polyglucose, sodium lauriminodipropionate and coceth-7, sodium carbonate, sodium citrate, methylisothiazolinone, and benzisothiazolinone
• A good roster of ingredients, which are disclosed on the product packaging
• Free of dyes and fragrances, a boon for the scent sensitive
• Biodegradable, cruelty free, and kosher-certified
• Works exceptionally well to clean a variety of surface types, including countertops, tile, slate, walls, finished wood, and porcelain
• The ingredient list contains a few items that may possibly have some health and environmental concerns
Seventh Generation Natural All Purpose Cleaner Free & Clear is an excellent multi-use spray cleaner that works very well on a variety of countertops and other surfaces. This scentless product is free of fragrances, a great feature for those who prefer a scent-free cleaning experience.
The lion’s share of this spray cleaner’s ingredients are natural and perfectly safe for use in a variety of cleaning situations. According to the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning, however, the ingredient methylisothiazolinone has a high concern for acute aquatic toxicity, meaning its best to keep from pouring this cleaner down the drain.
This workhorse spray cleaner works exceptionally well to clean a variety of surfaces. It leaves countertops, tile, marble, and porcelain clean and smooth without any residue. Seventh Generation’s Natural All Purpose Cleaner also cuts grease effectively, working well to clean up stovetop messes. While it is not recommended for use on wood floors it can be used for wet mopping on other floor surfaces. The Free & Clear version of this cleaner leaves no odors, which is a pleasant change of pace.
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, porcelain, and painted walls.