Product Review: Murchison-Hume Cleaners + Awesome GIVEAWAY! #MomsMeet #MurchisonHume

February 17, 2016|Posted in: Healthy Living, Moms Meet

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily re ect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

When I was a kid, one of my chores was to clean our bathroom. Groaaaan.

My mom would give me this cleaning spray that was potent enough to separate Kanye West from his ego. It would make my eyes water and my nostrils burn. Sure, it would get the job done, but it sure as heck wasn’t a pleasant experience.

For most of my adult life, I relied on those old standards for my own cleaning needs. My shelves were stocked with the usual host of ammonia- and chlorine-based products products that apparently require an “X” in their brand names to be effective.

I never questioned the effectiveness of these products – nor did I ever question their safety. Not until last year, when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. And then I started down the rabbit hole of discovery about how our “toxic load” can affect our health…namely our endocrine systems.

Some facts for ya:

Studies show the average American is exposed to nearly 84,000 chemicals EVERY DAY – and only about 1 percent of those chemicals have been studied for safety.

These chemicals, like triclosan, formaldehyde, parabens and phthalates, have been linked to everything from infertility to nervous system problems to cancer. To date, the European Union has banned 1,300 of these chemicals. The U.S.? Only 11.

AND the last law that was passed to control these chemicals was passed in 1976.

1976.

40 years ago.

It’s safe to say that a lot has changed in 40 years.

Now, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that over the course of the past year, we’ve been swapping out all of our commercially available products with natural, non-toxic ones. This includes shampoos, lotions, dental products, makeup, and, finally, our cleaning products. We’ve stopped using dryer sheets (and instead use Woolzies) and have experimented with creating our own cleaners with reasonable success.

So, I was beyond thrilled when Green Moms Meet gave me the opportunity to review the Murchison-Hume line of natural, non-toxic cleaning products.

MH bottle

This stuff smells great!

Murchison-Hume was created by Max Kater, former fashion editor and mother of two, when her son developed allergic sensitivities to common household cleaning products.

She made it her mission to create cleaning and personal care products that would be safe, easy to use, beautiful, and effective. All of their ingredients are of the highest quality and their formulations are designed to be highly effective, while maintaining product safety and stability.

Murchison-Hume cleaning products

  • are 99% or more natural and are always free of ammonias, bleach, dyes, formaldehyde, parabens, and phthalates.
  • rapidly biodegrade into harmless by-products after drain disposal.
  • are made in the USA and are powerful, natural germ fighters that also eliminate odors without the use of harsh chemicals.
  • can be used on any surface not harmed by water.
  • are never tested on animals and are 100% cruelty-free.

In my kit, I received the company’s Bathroom Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner, Effortless Floor Cleaner, Spit & Polish Stainless Steel Cleaner, Counter Safe All- Purpose Cleaner, and a super-cute Murchison-Hume Jute Tote.

I’ve been using these products for about a month now, and I can honestly tell you: I’m in love. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It smelled like fruit. Australian white grapefruit, to be exact. No eye-watering or nose burning…just a heavenly fragrance that permeated the air. Yay!

I’ve used them on my kitchen counters, floors, and furniture and on the grossest part of the house: the bathroom. They cleaned just as well as commercial products, if not better. These products make my counters sparkle and my mirrors shine, streak-free. I’ve used them to clean up nasty pet accidents, scrub sticky toothpaste-covered sinks, and sticky countertops.

I had my doubts about replacing my trusty Pledge for cleaning our wood furniture, but lemme tell you: This stuff works. It made my coffee and end tables shine just as well as my ol’ Lemon Pledge.

AND since my little one loves to help me clean, I didn’t have to worry about her inhaling nasty chemicals or getting them on her skin. The products are described as “people, pet and plant friendly.”

In fact, Murchison-Hume has a dog care line too! “Best in Show” products are scented with essential oils that keep your best friend naturally pest free without the use of synthetic fragrances or silicone.

In addition, the company offers refill and bulk buy options, which can be delivered right to your door at significant savings every day. The bottles are pretty, too.

MH group

WIN A MURCHISON-HUME HOME STARTER KIT WORTH $59!

NOTE: This giveaway has ended.

You can enter to win a Murchison-Hume Home Starter Kit worth $59 (the same one I received!) The kit includes:

  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Everyday Furniture & Upholstery Cleaner
  • Effortless Floor Cleaner
  • Spit & Polish Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Counter Safe All- Purpose Cleaner
  • Murchison-Hume Jute Tote.

To enter, simply comment on this post by sharing your biggest cleaning challenge! Is it keeping the bathroom clean? The dishes washed? The laundry done?

Last day to enter is February 28. The winner will be chosen on or about February 29.

Don’t wait – enter today!

Note: This giveaway has ended.

In the meantime, you can SAVE 20% on any order at murchison-hume.com! Simply enter the code MomsMeet20 at checkout (valid through March 31, 2016).

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25 Comments

  1. Heather
    February 17, 2016

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    My biggest cleaning challenge–living in a house with three males–is just keeping everything clean and germ-free! The fingerprints on the Windows, though, is my current pet peeve.

  2. holly
    February 17, 2016

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    Two words : boys’ bathroom

  3. Shannon Koch
    February 17, 2016

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    My biggest challenge is being the only one who seems to see dirt and grime.

  4. Cristy R
    February 17, 2016

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    My biggest cleaning challenge is simply keeping up with all of the cleaning! I work full time & have two teenagers – and a dog who sheds… a lot!!!! The laundry is non-stop with smelly teenage “smells”. Dog hair is everywhere so it requires daily cleaning of floors and countertops. The furniture and carpets need cleaned every few months so the house doesn’t smell like dog. The bathrooms are always a breeding ground for germs, so wipes are used daily. Dishes seem to multiply overnight. All of these products have “fresh scents” that are way too strong, meaning too many chemicals in the air. I would LOVE to try more environmentally safe products that actually work! I’ve been trying to eat “clean” for the past year by not eating processed foods, so these products interest me!

  5. Rosslyn
    February 17, 2016

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    My greatest cleaning challenge is actually finding or making affordable and non-toxic cleaning products. I either don’t know what to make or I make something that straight up doesn’t work! I’d love to simplify my cleaning products. ✌️

    • onecommittedmama
      February 18, 2016

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      Understood! We’ve had some luck with vinegar-based concoctions, but these products work great!

  6. Jen Baxter-Blubaugn
    February 17, 2016

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    My biggest challenge is keeping up my my dog’s shedding hair! I could
    Make several smaller dogs out of the piles she leaves around the house!

  7. Sarah
    February 17, 2016

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    Cleaning challenge.. It’s a toss up between actually being able to keep things clean while living with males and dogs ((did I not JUST clean that??!!)), and finding products that are actually effective while still being natural.

  8. Michelle Klimchock
    February 17, 2016

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    My biggest challenge is keeping up with the cleaning, especially dust!

  9. Shan Semp
    February 18, 2016

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    Bathrooms 😳

  10. Kristin
    February 18, 2016

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    I have a hard time with keeping the playroom tidy – I no sooner put stuff away, turn around to find a room that looks like a tornado (named JJ) just went through it.

    I would also like to find more natural cleaners for the bathroom/kitchen!

  11. Kristie
    February 18, 2016

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    My biggest challenge is by far the kitchen! I despise a dirty kitchen! Especially dirty counters and I can’t seem to keep up! I’d be very interested in the stainless steel cleaner…because what we use now seems so harsh!

  12. Suzette
    February 18, 2016

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    I detest cleaning bathrooms. I will gladly clean any other room in our home, but bathrooms… Ugh!

  13. Lolonyo
    February 19, 2016

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    My BIGGEST cleaning challenge is definitely keeping my beautiful hardwood floors clean and dust free all of the time! Between my 10 year old boy and his legos, and my 2 year old cat and his catness, lol, it’s tough!!

  14. Katie
    February 19, 2016

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    My biggest challenge is definitely cleaning my shower grout and soap scum residue effectively. I’ve never heard of these products before, but they look amazing!

  15. Sarah
    February 19, 2016

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    I actually rather like cleaning! I’m probably in the minority here, though.

  16. Holly B
    February 19, 2016

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    My name biggest challenge is finding the time while chasing 3 kids. But mainly that’s because I don’t want them around harsh cleaning products. If I switched to Murchison-Hume I wouldn’t have to worry about that. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Melissa
    February 25, 2016

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    Scrubbing the bathtub is the toughest challenge. I’d love to try products that smell pleasing instead of the overwhelming bleach odor that fills the bathroom!

  18. Marianne
    February 26, 2016

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    Biggest challenge is my furry pets. They walk on everything so I want to feel confident that my cleaners are not only getting the job done but also not harming them and us humans that mearly live to accommodate them.

  19. Michelle
    February 27, 2016

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    My biggest challenge-getting motivated! Maybe sweet smelling, prettily bottled cleaners that work would do the trick😊

  20. Stacey
    February 28, 2016

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    Hands down, it’s the bathrooms! I don’t understand how a room that never has shoes trampling through it can get so dirty do fast. It’s a constant battle. While Love try out new cleaning products that may help me keep up with my boys & their messes!

  21. Paula Leach
    February 28, 2016

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    My biggest challenge is keeping the hardwood floors clean and free of doggy paw prints! It is also the cleaning chore that I hate the most.

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