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Earthwise Multi-surface Cleaning Spray - Tea Tree & Thyme incorporates the antibacterial qualities of both tea tree and thyme whilst offering a clean, pleasant aroma that lingers long after the cleaning task is complete.
I really don't like cleaning, and it's not just the fact that it's cleaning but it's also the fact that every damn cleaning spray that I use makes my asthma flare up like there's no tomorrow (and in some cases causes a major coughing fit that lasts far too long) so I was dubious about this but I really would like to find something that I can use without literally loosing my breath and what better way than via KIWIreviews?
My first use started off small, a quick clean up of a spilled drink, curtesy of Miss Six. I immediately was struck by lack of reaction from my lungs, but given that I only used a small amount on a small job, I was not yet sold on the product. Another drink spill, this time on a much bigger scale, proved opportune to bring this spray out again, and still no reaction from my lungs and better yet, the residual liquid from the spray dried up far quicker than other brands I've used, another tick in the right box for this.
Now, yes, I am one of those people who cooks, spills, cooks, spills, cooks, spills etc. without cleaning in between when one really should, so as you can imagine my oven gets into a bit of a messy, grimy, greasy, saucy mess! Given my faulty lungs you would think I would be more on top of this, especially using spray, but no... so my oven top was a perfect state of mess to give this a real, solid try out on. I sprayed liberally and let it sit for a couple of minutes before setting to it. What would usually require a second, if not a third spraying down was clean in one good wipe!!! The mess has never been wiped away so fast, my breathing so unaffected nor the use of product so little.
I can use this with gloveless hands, I can stick my nose right up to the bottle and sniff away without a single breath affected and a faint but pleasant aroma chases away the smell of anything grotty left behind. I've used this everywhere, my room, those tight spaces (like the toilet floor) and everywhere in between and I am loving this! I am well and truely converted.
Earthwise products are winning me over one by one! I spend around $15-$20 per week on cleaning products so to be chosen to review this Earthwise Multi Surface Spray was quite exciting for me. I am trying to get my family to be more environmentally aware so products that support this stance are great, Especially ones made right here in NEW Zealand!
First lets talk about the scent, it doesn't smell like anything I have ever used for cleaning before, the scent was strong but not awful. It smells fresh and clean! I loved it and used it in every room I could, the scent lingers long after the cleaning is done and gave my home a pleasant herbal fresh smell!
Earthwise products contain no harsh chemicals, have fully recyclable packaging and are cruelty free what a great product to represent our clean green attitudes! The packaging is simple, eye catching and provides all the necessary information. I also like their motto on the packaging, "Effective. Naturally ' It feels great doing your little bit for the planet!
I used the Multi Surface spray on many different surfaces including porcelain, stainless steel and granite. The spray did a great job every time, I would recommend this to anybody it works as described and smells great!
Ever since I joined the KIWIreviews site, I have had the pleasure of trying so many great products with my favourite choices always being New Zealand made products. Earthwise is one of these great NZ companies who create awesome eco-friendly products and I love the fact that they are always expanding their range creating everything from baby products, ash fresheners and cleaning products.
The Earthwise Tea Tree and Thyme Surface cleaning spray was a easy choice to request to review because I probably buy at least one of these spray and wipe surface type cleaners every two weeks. That may seem a lot and but I do like a clean bench and surfaces, especially when there are children's sticky fingers about! When I looked at the spray bottle I noted it was a good size and similar to competing products on the market, but the big plus was that the bottle was opaque and I could actually see how much was in the bottle, a big plus in my books!
Once I worked out there was two ways to spray the liquid (spray/stream - I chose spray), I sprayed liberally across my bench top after tea was eaten (well maybe a couple hours later let's be honest) and a couple of things struck me; the nozzle needs work, it's a bit loose and flimsy and doesn't seem to stay in position, and the scent was very strong. The smell was definitely intense tea tree and while it did lessen once wiped down I wasn't a huge fan of it, but the result was very good. My benchtop was easily wiped down and it seemed to cut through the stuck on food scraps with ease.
I will certainly buy again, as the end result was very good, however I will check my local supermarket to see if there is another fragrance to try when I buy again.
Do excuse my mirror selfie. I really had trouble trying to find something that photographed well, as most surfaces in my household are too bright or reflective to really be able to show a before or after comparison, but I just cleaned the mirror in the photo, so you can at least see how clean the mirror is by how well you can see me in the reflection shown.
As far as cleaning products go it does the job well. My flatmate has a tendency to make a mess when he cooks and then leave the house for several hours without cleaning it up, so I end up with baked on food scum all over the counters and stovetop. A quick spray of the surface with the product and the counter comes up clean with a simple wipe of a paper towel. No scrubbing was needed, and in most cases a single wipe removed any mess.
Tea Tree and Thyme is an interesting smell in my opinion. It isn't a horrible smell, but it also isn't an overly pleasant smell. It reminds me of the weeding in the garden, which speaks of the natural aroma of the product. But you can definitely tell where you have cleaned from the scent.
The one drawback of the product is the actual dispenser. When spraying it onto a surface, if I required more than a couple sprays, the contents of the bottle started to leak down the trigger dripping all over my hand and all over the floor. I can't tell whether it was just the one bottle or whether this happens on all of them, but it was less than enjoyable having my hands smell of tea tree and thyme afterwards (and of course a bit of a waste of product).
I've always enjoyed Earthwise products, as they try to be as natural as possible, while still having a product that does the intended job. While I'm not a huge fan of the scent, the product works well on a variety of surfaces, and isn't overly expensive, so it will probably be my new choice in cleaning product now (at least until they come up with a nicer smell).
I like the idea of using environmentally friendly products where possible. With all the publicity around keeping our waterways clean and leaving tiny footprints, it is up to everyone to play their part. I recycle when I can, and am extremely pleased with myself when I find a new use for something that has fallen apart or lost its gloss.
So I really went to town trying out this cleaner on every possible surface in order to give it the maximum test drive. I like the smell of thyme that comes through strongly and lingers after the cleaning is done. It is not a conventional disinfectant smell but rather a fresh herbal aroma that makes you feel you have zapped all the germs and left the surfaces squeaky clean.
It did a great job on the bathroom surfaces. We used it on the bath and shower surround and also on the plastic toilet seat. I was going to use it on the varnished windowsill as well but decided not to in case it caused some damage. There is a warning on the packet about using it on certain surfaces; it recommends trying it on a small area first. This I have yet to do.
As we were going out to visit friends, I packed the bottle so I could try it on their kitchen. I knew they had been busy all week so it was quite likely their kitchen surfaces would be in need of a clean, and after all, what are mates for? They were more than happy for me to try it on their stove and sink so after we had caught up with the gossip over some drinks I got busy.
The stove responded well to the cleaner. I needed to apply a little elbow-grease to get the job done but it was not too challenging. The sink area, however, was another matter. It is stainless steel; I did not want to use a tool that might scratch it, so I applied a liberal helping of the mixture and used a damp disposable cloth as the instructions suggested. There was no sign of it making any difference. Next I tried a fine steel wool cloth. Still no difference. Finally I attacked it with a soft nylon scrubbing brush and it started to come clean, but it took a lot of rubbing for any improvement to appear.
It may be that I was using the wrong product for the sink as I don't think it should have needed that much effort. It was not especially grubby to start with so it is not as though I were trying to clean away ingrained dirt. I did not want to use stronger scrubbers in case I caused surface damage. However, apart from this one reservation, I was satisfied with the overall performance of the product.
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