I told y'all last post about how much our new house needs the deepest clean ever, right? Well, let's just say it's been trials and mountains of errors on finding a product to help with the 12 years of dirt layers caked on all the trim, doors, and cabinets. But by some glorious revelation, I found the best product that not only cleans, degreases, and moisturizes the wood--Mrs. Meyer's Dish Soap [affiliate link].
I know what you're thinking, how can dish soap be the best cleaning product for the job?! I'm just as surprised as you; although, I really shouldn't be. I've been a fan of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products for about a year and a half now, since I made the decision to start minimizing chemicals in my home. Their products smell amazing and make your skin super soft due to their use of essential oils (hence their ability to moisturize surfaces).
The information on their website really explains what makes them different:
We make intelligent, responsible raw material choices, and whenever possible, obtain materials from renewable plant resources such as coconut, corn, soy or olive. At times we choose to use non-plant-derived material for reasons of efficacy, consistency and safety. Our products do not contain chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, parabens, phosphates or phthalates. We use concentrated, biodegradable formulas and at least 25% post-consumer plastic in our bottles. We do not test on animals.
So yeah, I'm a fan. I should add a little disclaimer here, though. I do not use their dish soap for dishes. Weird, I know. But I find it too oily and difficult to rinse, leaving a funny taste in the cups, so there you go. The good news is that it cleans everything else SO well.
We've also used it to pressure wash and clean the exterior of our previous home, which was wood sided. Worked wonderfully. And just this morning, I cleaned our stainless steel microwave, inside and out, and it didn't even leave streaks. Seriously, y'all. It rocks.
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In the midst of all the cleaning, I'm really enjoying listening to The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden.
Vanessa K. Eccles
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Author of FABLED, RED RIBBONS, and OF LOVE & LEGEND // Founder of The Faithful Creative Magazine