Monday, November 9, 2009

Matchstick: Clorox Green Works Review

A Big Thanks!

First I want to thank Matchstick for selecting me to be one of the 50 Influencers in Canada to receive Clorox Green Works exclusive Starter Kit! And congratulations to the other 49 Influencers. :)

 Photo 1: Green Works Starter Kit

I have received the following items:

► 1 x Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent
► 1 x Green Works Natural All Purpose Cleaner
► 1 x Green Works Delicate bag
► 1 x Green Works reusable tote  *given away*
► 30 x Green Works Single Use Natural Laundry Detergent samples to share
► 30 x Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent Full Value coupons to share

Introduction to Green Works

Photo 2: Green Works logo

I think it is safe to say that everyone believes it is vital to preserve nature's beauty for future generations to enjoy. Clorox, an international phenomenon for cutting-edge household cleaning products, have been inspired by nature and developed an innovative line of cleaners called Green Works. Green Works helps us reduce our environmental impact, and brings us closer to our goal of living sustainably.  Despite that these products are made with 95% natural plant ingredients, mainly from coconuts, they are proven in the lab by researchers and at my house (by me) to be as effective as traditional cleaners. Also, these cleaners are not tested on animals, thus they are cruelty-free. 

Clorox Natural All Purpose Cleaner
Photo 3: Clorox Green Works Cleaners

I went on a cleaning spree with the product, and I am genuinely surprised by the results. When Clorox named the product Natural All Purpose Cleaner the company really meant it is an all purpose cleaner. The product is tough on stains and grime, but gentle on your household items and hands. In other words, the cleaner didn’t strip paint from my IKEA desk, yet it was able to remove stains and grime from the stove top, fridge, bathtub, and sinks! Also, it left my mirrors sparkling! Now my home is clean, and smells lightly of a lemon-lime (like 7-Up—the soft drink) scent.

So what is my final verdict? Green Works Natural All Purpose Cleaner is an ‘intelligent’ product and deserves a letter grade of an A.

Clorox Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent and Adventures
Photo 4:  Clorox Green Works Natural Detergents

The package arrived near the end of my tutoring session with a group of four students. All five of us were curious about the large mystery package. After opening the package we were pleasantly surprised to see the starter kit. One of the students asked me, "does it work?" So I gave each of my students the detergent samples and sent them home to try.  They later reported back to me in shock and awe because of the effectiveness and great results of the product. One student told me that Green Works is a "miracle liquid detergent."

I was so excited about Green Works detergent that I ran three loads of laundry right away. My colored clothes and blacks are still its original colors, and my whites are actually white without adding any bleach! My washed clothes are clean, smell lightly of clean linen, and they are super soft.  And best of all the detergent did not irritate my sensitive skin in any manner! Yay!

Then I posted a status update on  MSN and Facebook about giving away 30 Green Works FPC (free-product coupons). In a blink of an eye I received a flurry of messages by intrigued yet skeptical friends, family members, acquaintances, and coworkers. Over the course of three days, I was passing out detergent samples and the FPC to acquaintances in lectures, friends at school, and my aunties and uncles while they were at work. Commonly they asked me, "will this make my clothes clean?" I replied confidently, "absolutely".

Bottom line:  Clorox Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent is gentle on clothes and its color, but effectively eliminates dirt and odors. This product deserves an A.

Your Feedback Needed and Good Deeds

Photo 5: The Redwood logo

Matchstick, and Clorox are interested in your feedback and opinions! You can voice your thoughts by completing a short survey: 
For every completed survey they receive, Matchstick will be making a $2 donation to The Redwood, a family support shelter that offers assistance to those less fortunate.

Thanks for reading!