Review: Bio+Green Crystals cleaners

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Yes, my life is so utterly domesticated that I am reviewing cleaners. Hahaha. After trying out these range of cleaners, I realise my life isn’t that bad after all. In fact, it just got simplified. By ALOT. Spray & wipe. Spray, rinse & wipe. That’s pretty much my mantra as I go about doing it.

Now, let’s do this bit by bit. There are 7 (!) types of  cleaners.

Bathroom & Glass and Window Cleaner

Bathroom & Glass and Window Cleaner

Firstly, when you use these two cleaners on glass doors in your bathroom, you’ve got a lethal combo. And when I mean it in a good way. I used these the bathroom cleaner and sprayed it on the glass door first. I had sorta given up cleaning on the soap scum build up at the bottom of the door. It takes effort to use the “magic eraser” to scrub it off, and it also means that I have to either kneel or squat for a while in the bathroom.

soap scum build up

soap scum build up

So here goes nothing, I sprayed at the base of the door, and waited for a couple of minutes. And then I took a paper towel and wiped. (This is the part that gets embarrassing…cos I forgot to take pictures!). The glass door was significantly clearer! There wasn’t any streaks left and the soap scum was lessened. I wouldn’t say it was all gone, but with the kind of effort that I was putting in, it was definitely reduced!

This is the part that gets better. I used the Glass & Window cleaner after I using the Bathroom cleaner and before my shower. The good thing about the Glass & Window cleaner is that it is non greasy unlike the one I have at home and have been keeping for the past 4 years. We all know how the cleaners never gets used finished right. Then you end up throwing them away cos they look too old. Haha.

No glass cleaner on the left, glass cleaner used on the right.

No glass cleaner on the left, glass cleaner used on the right.

Can you see how clear the right side is? It appears to make the glass anti-fog and water seems to just slide off it. The best part whilst cleaning it was no use of newspaper. Just a towel and wipe. Don’t even need to go in round circles to “polish”.

#1 win.

 

Moving on to the All Purpose, Stainless Steel and Natural Degreaser.

All Purpose, Stainless Steel, Natural Degreaser

All Purpose, Stainless Steel, Natural Degreaser

As the name says, All Purpose cleaner. Believe me, I tries it along side the other cleaners too. For glass, for bathroom and even on the floor as it states on its packaging. It does work but it didn’t really work as well as the cleaners that had a specific role (i.e., glass fogged up after cleaning with All Purpose whilst cleaning with Glass cleaner didn’t).

Then…why do you want to get it for? For reasons like this:

cleaning door stoppers

cleaning door stoppers

cleaning wall tiles

cleaning wall tiles

cleaning MORE wall tiles

cleaning MORE wall tiles

even cleaning floor grout

even cleaning floor grout

And of course, if you want to use it as a bathroom cleaner, glass cleaner..etc, please by all means. Haha. It does work. One bottle for all.

And then there’s the Stainless Steel cleaner. You know what, I should just let the pictures do the talking. So warning, intensive photo overload:

cooker hood chimney, bottom cleaned, top unclean

cooker hood chimney, bottom cleaned, top unclean

cooker hood side, top unclean, bottom cleaned.

cooker hood side, top unclean, bottom cleaned.

cooker hood side, top cleaned with water

cooker hood side, top cleaned with water

The main constitution of Bio+Green Crystals, after mixing it with water…is water. When you feel the surface when it is wet, it doesn’t feel soap, nor greasy. It just feels like…water. So you can see in the photo above, one might say..aiyar, use water clean can liao. That is not true. The grease doesn’t come off. And when I use the Stainless Steel cleaner, it comes off with a wipe! Easy peasy.

Now, my favourite of amongst all cleaners. The Natural Degreaser.

cooker hood filter

cooker hood filter

I have an absolute love hate relationship with this filter. When we first got it, I was cleaning it EVERY week. We cooked almost every day and I lovingly cleaned it so there would not be grease build up.

And then I got lazy. So lazy it went to once a mth, and now, I’d be lucky if I cleaned it every 3 months. The photo in the “before” cleaning, I probably have not cleaned it in the last 6 months. When you have two kids, it is not possible to take time to clean it. Haha. So you can imagine the grease build up. It was yellow. And no matter how many times I soaked it with hot water, it would always dry up and still be greasy and sticky.

Tried the Natural Degreaser, sprayed a fair bit on it, and let it stand for like…5 mins and wiped.

wiping it down

wiping it down

Now you see why I love it? That was actually the second wipe down. The first was just gross. I gave the filter a second spray for good measure and it resulted in the “after” photo. I didn’t need to SOAK the filter. I just spray and wipe. WAH LAO EH. Where have you been all my life?? *hugs the degreaser*

Okay nuff, waxing lyrical about it. Moving on.

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Toy Cleaner & Fruit and Veggie Wash

To be honest, I haven’t had a chance to use the fruit and veggie wash..cos I am not a fruit & veggie wash person. I’ll try it one day! Eventually..

The toy cleaner is another story. When you have two kids and a playmat which a play yard sits on..you know your play yard is what keeps you sane, cos it keeps the kids inside and they can’t come out. And you know you jolly well take good care of it so it lasts. Well, lasts until your last kid goes to university at least. (kidding, at least kindy lar)

With Ollie, I religiously wiped down the mat, with Dettol and hot water almost every alternate night. Obviously when you have a second kid…hahah. *roll eyes*. A week before I tried the Multi-Surface & Toy Cleaner, I had briefly wiped down the mat with wet wipes (hah! so much for hot water and Dettol). Then I tried the cleaner.

handprint!

handprint!

Can you see my handprint?? Hahah. This was after cleaning one third of the play mat only. yikes. What I liked about it was that again, it wasn’t soap, and the after effect was a squeaky clean playmat. Do I think I would be happy to let QT roll around in his drool and slide his face on the playmat?

Pretty much. Bio+Green Crystals market themselves to be an organic cleaner using non-toxic ingredients and of nutraceutical grade. Kids can accidentally ingest the cleaners and still be safe, just need to flush the system with water. And after feeling all the surfaces before wiping and after wiping, I am happy to say..it really feels just like water, except that it cleans. I have also read the material data sheet and I am impressed at the kinds of ingredients that goes into the cleaners.

The only downside to these cleaners? The arm exercise you need to do to shake the crystals to break it down in the bottle. Hahah. You have to use fairly warm water to dissolve the entire satchet and not just use cold water, else you will see this plastic bag floating around in the bottle.

What is the expiry on the crystals?
There is no expiry on the crystals at all! However, it is recommended that you keep the packets in a cool and dry place as they are biodegradable and may get damp in wet areas.

Where can I get these crystals?
You can find them at the following online retail stores:
1) All Things Organic
2) Big Little Me

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary set of the Bio+Green Crystals from AON to write this review. All opinions are solely mine and are written as objectively as possible.

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