Some of you may know that I have been on a bit of a mission to try to cut out some of the “nasties” in our house recently – by “nasties” I mean unnatural chemicals.
I was reading one of my many home magazines while on holiday and came across YOU. They are a company that produces 100% plant based cleaning solutions, therefore extinguishing your families exposure to the harsh chemicals so often found in everyday household cleaners.
YOU products are approved by Ecocert, who recognise products that are made from natural origin and use processes that are respectful to the environment. I have found with some “natural” cleaners that they just aren’t as effective as the harsher cleaners, but the same cannot be said here. I tested the ‘all purpose cleaner – disinfecting’ and the ‘kitchen cleaner – ultra degreasing’.
Let’s start with the Kitchen cleaner:
It takes a lot for me to muster up the enthusiasm to clean so when this arrived I thought I would give the kitchen and all the cupboards a much-needed seeing to! When I sprayed the cupboards, the cleaner immediately lifted any grease, I didn’t have to scrub or leave it any length of time, it really was instant – I cleaned the whole kitchen in less than an hour. I struggle with some cleaners as they aggravate my asthma, but because this cleaner didn’t let off any harsh fumes it made the whole process much more bearable. It has a fresh, but not overwhelming smell and it’s effectiveness was very surprising.
The all purpose cleaner:
I am not a huge fan of disinfecting everything, I have always been a hot soapy water kinda girl as I feel it is kinder to young tummies and my hands! I honestly don’t know what I did before I had this though, I use it for cleaning the potty, the kitchen sides, the table, the kitchen floor….everything! I previously might have used antibacterial wipes for some of these things, but they inevitably end up in landfill whereas I can use a piece of kitchen roll with this spray, which I can then compost.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s no need to buy a new big bottle every time you shop, instead you just buy one of their teeny tiny refill bottles, top it up with water (yes, even hard water works!) and you’re ready to get cleaning again. In turn, you reduce your carbon footprint, save money and produce less waste.
What’s not to like? I am a convert and will be buying their bathroom cleaner on my next visit to Waitrose – the latest supermarket to stock the YOU range.
To full the full range available by YOU and to read more about their company just click here.
Triplet rating: 10
Please note: I have been sent these products by the company to test and review. All opinions expressed are my own.