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I learn about cleaning while traveling; see how Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day fits in

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On a recent trip to McAllen, Texas -- "The Texas Tropics" -- just 8 miles from the Mexican border, I learned that different communities have unique preferences as to cleaning scents. For instance, even though lemons grow sweet and juicy and abundantly there, some folks don't think lemon "reads" as clean when they smell it in a home. As for pine, forget about it. I think lots of people associate pine with superfund kinds of cleanups or something like embalming.

There's gotta be an alternative, right? Yes! I was very happy to be hosted to experience Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day!The line is based on scents that are inspired by a Midwest backyard garden, and products that are chock-full of plant-derived ingredients and essential oils. Mrs. Meyer is a real person who is a mother of 9. That's someone who knows about cleaning!

They use a combination of a combination of natural essential oils and safe synthetic ingredients and do not use chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, parabens, phosphates or phthalates. I like using Mrs. Meyer's in the kitchen and in areas where my dog, Mr. Jefferson hangs out. I wouldn't want anyone ingesting dangerous chemicals.

These are their scents:
Basil
Lavender
Lemon Verbena
Geranium
Sunflower
Rosemary
Bluebell
Honeysuckle
Radish
Apple
Watermelon
Parsley
Rhubarb
Baby Blossom

Not all of the scents come in all products. I usually use Radish, because it's divine! It's crisp and peppery, goes well with kitchen smells. As something new, I got to try Basil, which is a nice scent, too. It's described as "A cool, crisp scent that revives the senses and calms the nerves." It has a touch of sweetness, too.

Mrs. Meyer's products clean effectively without that harsh, boiling-over foaminess.

As for traveling with Mrs. Meyer's, I'd keep a bottle of Countertop Spray in the the car if I were you. It's good for cleaning up camping gear, muddy galoshes and the interior, if any puppies get car sick.

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