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Lemon-aide products are natural cleaning products made in Canada. Each product contains the essential oils of 7 lemons. They smell amazing. Read my review (not sponsored).
Lemon-Aide products review
Updated: August 6, 2019
First of all, let me tell you, these products smell amazing! Lemon-aide products smell clean and fresh, just like fresh lemons. I noticed on their website someone said these products make you want to clean. They’re right about that. I agree 100 percent. Cleaning with Lemon-aide products is a refreshing experience.
Now, let me tell you about Lemon-Aide products so you can discover if they are right for you.
I have bought and used this dish liquid in the past. It works well. It creates nice suds. The suds don’t last the whole time I’m cleaning the dishes but this is typical even of commercial dish detergent, especially when you add grease to the mix. Nice product but a bit expensive.
This hand soap suds well and does a great job of cleaning my hands. What is particularly nice is that, since it smells so much of fresh lemons, it does a good job of removing strong smells after cooking (such as garlic, onions, etc). The price is reasonable.
This all-purpose cleaner works great as well. The great thing about this surface cleaner is that it contains something called d-limonene, which comes from lemon peels (where the essential oil is extracted). D-limonene is toxic to ants and it masks their scent trails. So, you’ve got a surface cleaner and an ant repellent in all in one here. Plus, lemons are anti-bacterial as well. The price is reasonable.
This floor cleaner works beautifully. In fact, the directions say to use 1 cup in 1 litre of water (or to squirt on the floor and wipe). I thought, “this is gonna be expensive if I use it like that”. So I decided to try a much lower dilution and work my way up. I used 1 cup in 1 gallon of water. I felt that this was plenty and did a great job cleaning my floors. The other great thing is that the smell of lemons lingered a while after cleaning my floors. Bonus! 🙂 The price is reasonable as well.
I found that this glass cleaner worked better than any other glass cleaner I’ve used. Maybe it was just my imagination because I love the smell so much. 😉 Seriously though, it left no streaks; it did a fantastic job. The price is reasonable considering how long it will last. This is my favorite Lemon-Aide product.
While the laundry detergent worked well and smelled great, I was really disappointed when I removed my clothes from the washer. I was expecting my clothes to smell like lemons, but they didn’t smell like lemons at all. My clothes didn’t smell that clean either. In addition, I found the laundry detergent to be quite expensive.
I prefer my homemade liquid laundry detergent. It is simple to make and my clothes come out smelling clean; there is not an overly strong smell of perfume, as in commercial laundry detergents, but they smell clean and fresh. Best of all, it is very cost-effective.
One thing…you do have to make it ahead of time as it takes at least 24 hours to thicken to be ready to use. Not a problem, just make it before you run out of laundry detergent. 😉
The upside (besides the smell)
Lemon-aide uses the essential oils of 7 lemons in each product and they use 100% pure essential oils. No wonder these products smell so fantastic! In addition, the bottles are BPA-free. Yay! 🙂
As wonderful as these products are, they are not completely natural or toxic-free as advertised. Most Lemon-aide products contain a substance called phenoxyethanol.
What is phenoxyethanol?
Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has replaced parabens. Exposure to phenoxyethanol has been linked to eczema to anaphylaxis (for those allergic to it). Most important to note is that it can have acute nervous system effects in infants, causing vomiting and diarrhea and there was a recall of a certain nipple cream for this very reason (source).
What Lemon-aide had to say
I contacted Lemon-aide to request more information regarding the addition of phenoxyethanol. Here was their response:
“Only our water-based products contain the smallest percentage possible of phenoxyethanol because it was the safest preservative we could use. It was a case of either letting the products go moldy (which is far more dangerous to your health than the small percentage of phenoxyethanol contained in them) or making them safe for our customers whom we value greatly. Feel free to purchase our oil-based products which do not contain it.”
Phenoxyethanol is considered safe in low concentrations
Lemon-aide products are a bit pricey. However, natural products are more expensive. Like organic foods, safer products are more expensive, but well worth the cost.
As I always say, you need to decide for yourself. Abstinence is best, but I think Lemon-aide really is doing their best to keep their customers as safe as possible while offering (otherwise) fabulous products.
*I did not review the Lemon-aide toilet bowl cleaner as I haven’t tried it.
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I wish you health and happiness,
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