Oct 1, 2011

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Bon Ami Natural Cleaning Products Review and $35 Gift Certificate Giveaway! (Sponsored by EcoMom!)

A mother’s job is never done!  So whatever makes that job easier is a blessing for me!  One thing I will not do, however, is sacrifice safety and my morals to get my home nice and clean.  Any cleaning product I use in my home must be not only safe to use around myself and my daughter, but toxin-free and friendly to the environment!

When I heard EcoMom was starting to carry the Bon Ami brand I got excited!  Not only does Bon Ami offer a variety of products that can help clean in multiple types of situations, but they are also made entirely from natural and biodegradable simple ingredients that actually work!  And those are the two main things that capture me about Bon Ami: SIMPLE and EFFECTIVE!

I received for review the Bon Ami Dish Soap, All Purpose Cleaner, Liquid Cleanser, and Powder Cleanser.  These are pretty much all the cleaners I use regularly in our household for cleaning.  I love using the multipurpose cleaner for cleaning up after SAP during the day since it works on almost any surface quick and easy and will take care of most messes, which makes it a lot easier to keep up! A pleasant surprise was the faint sweet aroma of the tangerine thyme scent that came with cleaning!  Gives me that fresh clean smell without the chemically smell of many cleaners!

All the Bon Ami products I received to review.  They pretty much replaced all the products under my sink!

No matter  how easy cleaning is with the Bon Ami Multipurpose cleaner, however, some areas of the house always have a mess building up.  For these areas I have come to use the powder and liquid cleansers!  I have not found much use for the liquid cleaners, though I did use it for some greasy dishes I needed to scrub, but the Powder Cleanser has been wonderful.  Tubs, sinks, and other surfaces were all scrubbed clean!  SAPsDaDa especially loved this since he is used to powders for this type of job he did not have to change his technique for cleaning, just the product he used.  When switching from products we are used to to a new product we wish to use it’s great when there is this common cross over to make the change simpler!

Washing my dishes with my Bon Ami Dish Soap!

So far we have used the most of the Bon Ami Dish Soap!  At our new apartment we do have a dish washer, but I much prefer to do dishes by hand if possible and will not allow SAPsDaDa to wash plastic in the dish washer at all.  Therefore I always end up washing a bunch by hand anyway!  Other natural dish soaps I have used have not performed very well.  Often I would have to use a lot of soap for it to work, it would not suds up, or it just would plain not clean very well.  With the Bon Ami Dish Soap I had no such problems!  Not only did it suds up very well, it only took a single small squirt of soap to effectively clean all the dishes in my washing load!  Once again with the pleasant tangerine thyme scent, it makes a quick load of dishes by hand not as much of a chore as it could be!

What SAPsMaMa Loves about Bon Ami Natural Cleaners:

  • Effective cleaners, they get the job done well
  • Smell great with a hint of tangerine, but not an overpowering or chemical-like smell.  Love it is from natural essential oils.
  • Come in containers and forms that I am familiar using, such as scrubbing powders and spray on multipurpose cleaners.  Makes using natural cleaners easier to switch to.
  • All of the Bon Ami products are biodegradable and natural, good for the environment and not harmful to you and me!
  • Made in the USA!!
  • The containers are from 100% Post-Consumer PET Plastic!
  • SUPER affordable at $1.80 – $4 each!

Suggestions For Improvement:

  • Though these are wonderful kitchen and “around-the-house” cleaning products, I”d love some Bon Ami Bathroom specific products that have the same environmentally friendly and toxin-free attitude as the current products do!
  • I’d love a Bon Ami concentrate so I can reuse my Bon Ami bottles…can never be too environmentally friendly!

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  1. Green Flatbed Truck with the Red Race Car in the toddler section is what I would get. I would get the products to clean my bathroom as I know my grandmother used to use them and that they work really well.

  2. Leann Lindeman says:

    I would use the all purpose tangerine and thyme spray on my kitchen counters

  3. Leann Lindeman says:

    I would like to try some of the skin care products… She has some lavender scented lotions etc….

  4. I LOVE Bon Ami scrubbing powder for my kitchen and bathroom sinks, and my tub. I would probably use the GC to stock up on that at the very least.

  5. I would like to use the powder cleanser for my icky bathtub!

  6. I also love the grovia aio

  7. sarah shult says:

    I would love to try the dish soap. We go through so much soap doing dishes and are always looking for something more “green”, less harsh on hands but still very effective

  8. the powder cleanser for our bathrooms!!

  9. I want to also get Plum Organic products

  10. Leah Walker says:

    The Bon Ami All Purpose Tangerine and Thyme would be wonderful in my house. I have a hubby that works in the oilfield, a teen daughter (enough said), a guinea pig, and four fur babies. There isn’t an inch of my house that couldn’t benefit from anything they sell. Lol. My bathroom and kitchen counters have to be cleaned multiple times a day and my floor have to be swept the same amount and mopped at least, at least, once daily. It probably wouldn’t be that way for most people but I have OCD so things have to be just so. Lol. Also, I have to be very careful about what products I use. I used Pine Sol to mop one time and one of our little doggies broke out in welts all over his undercarriage. That was the only thing that could have caused it so I only use natural, pet safe products now.

  11. Leah Walker says:

    The Farmaesthetics Sweet Milk & Chamomile Flower Facial Exfoliate sounds wonderful.

  12. I’d love to try the powder cleanser in place of the Comet cleaner I use on my bathtub ring.

  13. It’s just a tad out of my price range, but I’d love a Stokke Xplory Stroller in purple!

  14. cloth diapers!!

  15. Amanda N. says:

    I’m most interested in the dish soap. We get some major dirty dish back-up around here pretty frequently!

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  16. Amanda N. says:

    I’d also like the Plum Organics 6 Pack of Tots Organic Blueberry Oats & Quinoa Mish Mash.

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  17. Would LOVE some of that dish soap for my kitchen!! Looks amazing! 🙂

  18. I want the powder cleanser for my kitchen sink and bathtubs

  19. Jessica Sapalio says:

    I am eager to try the dish soap in the kitchen.

  20. Jessica Sapalio says:

    I like the Nest Egg Pillow.

  21. Hannah Avery says:

    I am very interested in the dish soap. I would use it on my dirty dishes. I read the other day that dish soap puts off more toxins than many other things in the home, and that it is very important to use a natural one. I really like suds though, so this one looks really good!

    -Hannah

  22. Hannah Avery says:

    I would like to try the Babo Cucumber Aloe Vera shampoo and body wash.

  23. I’d like the dish soap for my kitchen
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  24. skindkind soothing hydramist
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  25. i would love the multipurpose spray to clean my stove and refrigerator.

  26. the decorate your own train would be a huge hit over here

  27. powder cleanser, I’ve been trying different ones that don’t annoy my nose!

  28. dish soap! my glasses!

  29. Gestrudes Coelho says:

    Liquid Cleanser Tangerine and Thyme for the bathroom

  30. Gestrudes Coelho says:

    I would like to try also some earth mama or pangea organics products

  31. Alicia E. says:

    I would use the Bon Ami powder cleanser to clean my shower, because I’m sick of using very toxic things that cause fumes and give me headaches!

  32. Alicia E. says:

    I would love to try Farmaesthetics’ Fine Herbal Cleanser on EcoMom!

  33. Hannah VW says:

    I would use the multipurpose spray to clean the grimy handle of my fridge! And a lot of other things.

  34. I’d use the all purpose cleaner in my kitchen

  35. A cloth diaper of some sort

  36. I am most interested in the dish soap for my dishes 🙂

  37. I am interested in the GroVia Cloth Diapers!

  38. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d love to try the powder cleaner for my kitchen sink. It is porcelain and has a bunch of little nooks and crannies that a liquid cleaner just doesn’t not clean well enough. I usually use the powder bar keepers friend but would love to try this one!

  39. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d love to get the 3 Sprouts Organic Storage Bin – Elephant. They used to have a Boon frog pod but I don’t see it anymore…it’s been sold out for awhile now and I’ve been waiting patiently for it to restock! LOL

  40. Jill Payne says:

    I’d like to try the powder cleanser for my bathtub.

  41. Jill Payne says:

    I’d like to try the Earth Mama Angel Baby lotion.

  42. Amylynn H says:

    I would be most interested in the dish soap! I don’t like most of the mainstream brands for washing my dishes.

  43. Amylynn H says:

    I would love to get the Green Toys Flatbed truck with the race car!

  44. Marion Scharf says:

    I would like to try the dish soap. I find that many of the “environmentally friendly” soaps are either still full of chemicals or don’t suds up. This one looks great.

  45. Marion Scharf says:

    I would love to get the Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair. I think it looks like a great combination of high chair and big boy chair that my little guy might actually stay seated in.

  46. Miranda Heckert says:

    Bon Ami scrubbing powder for my bathroom

  47. Miranda Heckert says:

    I would get Haba Clutching Toy – Lara

  48. Amanda Hoffman says:

    Bon Ami All Purpose Tangerine and Thyme and on walls and counters

  49. i’m most interested in the powder cleanser for my bathroom!

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