Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, and Murchison-Hume. I received this product free to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Do you know what's in your cleaners? Seriously, when was the last time you picked up a bottle of spray cleaner and read the ingredients? Chances are there are a ton of harsh and harmful chemicals in it. While I'm not above pulling out the disinfectant spray every now and again during cold season, for the part I do prefer to clean our home with products that have natural ingredients and that line up with our journey to living a healthier, more honest lifestyle. Therefore, I was glad when Moms Meet reached out to see if I was interested in trying out the Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit.
Murchison-Hume was started by former fashion editor Max Kater after doctors diagnosed Charlie, her son, with allergies to common household soaps and cleaning products. "Armed with a mother's determination, I set out to create safe cleaning solutions for my son's sensitive skin that were simple to use (and actually worked). As a mom of two kids with sensitive skin and allergies, I commend Max on taking matters into her hands and creating Murchison-Hume. We moms will do anything for children including making a line of cleaning and personal care products made from naturally-derived ingredients.
What I Received
Murchison-Hume not only specializes in cleaning products, but personal care products like hand soaps and pet wash as well. Also, they have a variety of starter kits to choose from to suit your needs. For my testing purposes I received the following cleaning products in my Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit:
- Murchison-Hume Spit & Polish Stainless Steel Cleaner
- Murchison-Hume Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner
- Murchison-Hume Effortless Floor Cleaner
- Murchison-Hume Premium Glass Polish
- Murchison-Hume Counter Safe All-Purpose Cleaner
- Murchison-Hume Ladies' Bathroom Cleaner
- 1 Murchison-Hume Jute Tote
What I Liked & Didn't Like
Hands down the Murchison-Hume Counter Safe All-Purpose Cleaner was my favorite. We are constantly busy here. Therefore I can greatly appreciate the simplicity of an all-purpose cleaner. Who has time to use a million and one different cleaners? With this one cleaner, I can clean the stove top, the counters, coffee tables, TV stand, remotes and anything else with a hard surface.
I highly recommend ordering multiples of this spray because it will automatically become your go-to. And the Australian White Grapefruit scent leaves your home smelling nice and fresh. It also comes in an Original Fig scent. So I'm ordering one of each.
My next favorite was Murchison-Hume Ladies' Bathroom Cleaner. Bathrooms around here get dirty (and smelly) fast. Thankfully this spray is a 2-in-1 because it's a surface cleaner and air freshener! Talk about pulling double duty. Be sure to follow the directions and leave this on for tough stains and stuck on dirt. I chose to spray down the counters, sinks, tubs and outside toilet area and let the spray sit while I swept and cleaned the toilet bowl.
The dirt wiped away smoothly with no problems. Although, you might have to put a little elbow grease in for the tub because we all tubs require a little more effort to clean. I also received the Australian White Grapefruit scent for this one, but comes in Original Fig as well.
Murchison-Hume Premium Glass Polish is a must-have in my book. When you have as many mirrored and glass surfaces as we do, then you know that kids will be kids and smudge them all up every chance they get. Also, you know that these surfaces can and will attract a good amount of dust. Thankfully this spray is also a 2-in-1 because it not only polishes all of those sticky smudges from little fingers, but it works to prevent dust re-settling.
With four pairs of feet roaming through Casa de YUMMommy on a daily basis plus our battle against tracking in pet hair from our neighbors' dogs, our floors need daily love. And now with JJ able to open up the frig and get what he wants whether he can actually carry it or not, our floors need love multiple times on some days. The Murchison-Hume Effortless Floor Cleaner has really come in handy for both of these situations. A little bit goes a long way with this floor cleaner. So be sure to follow the directions and dilute the spray.
Unfortunately I haven't gotten a chance to try out the Murchison-Hume Spit & Polish Stainless Steel Cleaner yet because our rental has zero stainless steel. However, our house will have stainless steel appliances and I can't wait to if this works as well as the other products have. I have no doubt that my kids' little fingers will be drawn to smudging up our appliances once we move.
While I liked the Murchison-Hume Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner, you really have to scrub, rinse and respray went it comes to lifting up darker stains like red drink. Unfortunately JJ spilled some of his strawberry juice one day and it took two good scrubs and rinses to lift it out and in some areas the stain didn't lift completely.
Lastly, I really love that fact that these products don't contain any harsh chemicals like ammonia, parabens, etc. They also 100% cruelty-free and are made right here on American soil! The packaging is recyclable, which is another huge plus for us since we're all about trying to live as Green and eco-friendly as possible for our family.
Overall, I'm very pleased with my Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit and am purchasing more of these products. I feel a lot better about using these products in our home in comparison to a few of our old ones. Who says you need harmful chemicals to have a beautifully clean home?! You can stay up to date on new products and sales by following Murchison-Hume on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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