Here’s the photo of what came to me in my box. A handy tub of Lysol Power & Free multipurpose wipes in Oxygen Fresh scent and a spray bottle of cleaner in Citrus Splash scent.
So, what’s the big deal about this new Lysol product? It’s a hydrogen peroxide based cleaner that shouldn’t be tough on your skin. Think about it … when you clean with bleach products you have to cover your hands in gloves, open the windows, and wish you had a protective body suit so you don’t accidentally splash your clothes. Right? Well, now you don’t have to worry about all that with Power & Free! I’ll come back to the “glove free” discussion in a bit.
What They Say:
Lysol® Power & Free™ Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a powerful cleaner without the harshness of bleach, and can be used on many surfaces throughout the home. The hydrogen peroxide formula releases thousands of micro bubbles that penetrate to dissolve grease and soap scum.
- Kills 99.9% of viruses & bacteria.**
- Use this product to clean household areas, kitchen, and bathroom.
- No harsh chemical residue.
- No gloves, masks, or protective eye wear needed.
- Available in two fresh scents: Citrus Sparkle Zest and Oxygen Splash.
*On tough grease and soap scum.
**When used as directed.
What I Say:
I purposely let my sink stay dirty for 2 weeks in anticipation of the arrival of my cleaning kit. I figure if I’m trying something out, I’m going to put it through the ringer. Here are some photos of what the sink looked like the day my kit arrived.
Back to the gloves, as promised. They’re right about not needing gloves… I used both the wipes and the spray without any irritation to my skin. Now, even though I don’t need to wear gloves, I’m still planning on wearing gloves, but mostly because I will feel like I need to wash my hands each time I make my way into a new room. It’s my “thing” … I can’t even clean dishes without washing my hands after, which eventually dries out my skin.
Moving on, I gave the spray bottle a chance. The following two pictures speak volumes! There’s still stains, but I have a feeling this sink has been in the house since the 80s (remember, we just moved in a month ago). I sprayed this on and let it stand for a minute to give it a little extra chance to impress. I think it worked.
Pictured here are before and afters of the bathroom sink – no spectacular results but they’re really old too!
I never felt the need to open windows during cleaning and I felt comfortable doing so, even with the tot playing in the same room. Both scents were decent. They weren’t harsh, but they did make me think “medicinal”… I suppose that’s a good thing, given the Lysol Mission for Health.
While I couldn’t get the stains removed from the sinks completely, I can’t fault Lysol… those suckers just need to be replaced due to age (don’t let the hubby hear that right now).
I use the wipes for all my general cleaning now. Because they’re so gentle, I have been known to grab the tub without my gloves when I’m in a rush for a quick clean.
Now, I know cost is important, so I’m going to share that I found the spray bottle at my local Publix for $2.69/bottle.
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