“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Clorox Green Works and received a bottle of Green Works Natural Detergent and Stain Remover to facilitate my review and a $20 thank-you gift certificate.”
Note from Christa: When Mom Central first announced this blog tour, I didn’t know that days later my husband would start experiencing rashes that made him want to scratch off the top layer of his skin and were so red, they looked like burn marks. [I’m sure you’re thinking, “TMI Christa!” by this point…but don’t give up on me.] He’s been to the dermatlogist’s office so often they’re on a first name basis. Of course, the first thing she suggested was changing laundry detergent. I tried a few “natural” brands. They may have been for sensitive skin, but they were also for sensitively dirty clothes because the clean factor in our clothes greatly diminished.
So, along comes Clorox’s Green Works Detergent to the rescue. It’s a natural detergent that actually cleans our clothes and provides hubby the fragrance-free, plant-based ingredients that he needs. And an added bonus is getting the same punch and protection in Green Works Stain Remover.
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The Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent and Natural Laundry Stain Remover, launched in July, are tough on dirt and stains, but gentle on clothes. Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent is made with a proprietary, patent-pending technology that maximizes the cleaning performance of its naturally-derived ingredients. The products are specially formulated to work in both standard and high efficiency (HE) washers. They are recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Design for Environment (DfE) program and are also dermatologist-tested to show that clothes washed in Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent are gentle on skin and clean without leaving a harsh chemical residue.
All Green Works natural cleaners are made using plant-based ingredients. The products are formulated using biodegradable cleaning ingredients, are packaged in recyclable bottles and not tested on animals.
Q. Where can I find Green Works® products?
A. Look for them in the cleaning aisle at all major stores where cleaning products are sold.
Q. What does natural mean? Are Green Works® products 100% natural?
A. Currently, there is no industry standard definition for natural cleaners. To create Green Works® natural cleaners we set ourselves a very stringent standard. The ingredients must come from renewable resources, be biodegradable and free of petrochemicals. Green Works® cleaners are at least 95% natural. In certain cases we had to use synthetic ingredients, like the preservative and green colorant. But we’re working hard to develop natural alternatives so the entire line can be 100% natural.
Q. Do Green Works® products disinfect?
A. Not yet. But our scientists are focused on evaluating natural disinfecting ingredients. We hope to incorporate disinfecting into Green Works® cleaners in the future.
Q. Why is Green Works® more expensive than traditional cleaners?
A. The cost of natural ingredients is significantly higher than what is used in traditional cleaners. Green Works® products cost less than other natural clearers and when you consider they are more natural and clean with the power you expect from Clorox, the premium price is a good value.
Q. Is Clorox merely jumping on the green bandwagon?
A. We’ve been working on natural products for the past 5 years. We set ourselves a difficult task–to set the standard for natural cleaning and create products that clean with the power you expect from Clorox. In fact, we delayed Green Works® products from hitting the shelves by 6 months to further perfect the formula. We are fully committed to continuing to develop natural products that continue to set the standard for natural.
Q. What does the Design for the Environment (DfE) logo on Green Works® cleaners mean?
A. The United States Environmental Protection Agency created The Design for the Environment (DfE) Program to reduce risk to people and the environment by preventing pollution. When you see the logo it means that the DfE review team has screened each ingredient in the product for potential human health and environmental effects. Based on currently available information, predictive models and expert judgment they determine that the product contains only those ingredients that pose the least concern among chemicals in their class.