Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Finally a Pet Friendly Fabric Refresher

I reupholstered my sofa.

A short time later I spilled milk on it.

Because I am not allowed to have nice things.

My deep dark not so green secret is that I have a big ol’ spray bottle of Fabreeze fabric refresher for those times when my furniture gets wiffy. I’d prefer a more pet and planet friendly alternative. However, the homemade versions are vodka based. Vodka works great on the smells (professional costumers use vodka to clean costumes) but vodka is not pet friendly.

Clean + Green told me that there is a plant based and pet friendly Clean + Green Furniture Refresher. I tested Green + Green Dog Urine Odor and Stain Remover and liked it. If Green+ Green can make a more pet friendly fabric refresher that works just like my I-have-no-idea-what-is-exactly-in-my-odor-eliminator fabric freshener then I’ve knocked one more gray area product off my shopping list.

Wouldn’t you know it, a couple of days before my free sample arrived; I spilled a craft beer on the sofa because I have a spillage problem. I cleaned it up as quickly as I could but not quickly enough to keep the sofa smelling like a stale brewery the next day.

Why does our sofa smell like Great Lakes Brewing Company?

I sprayed Clean + Green Furniture Refresher on the sofa cushion. The first thing I noticed is that it doesn’t have the overly sweet smell of my other fabric refresher (especially the store brand.) I let the Clean + Green Furniture Refresher dry. Then I buried my nose in the sofa and took a big whiff. (The things I do for product reviews.)

No smells!

Clean + Green Furniture Refresher ingredients are cane sugar derivatives, a proprietary blend of botanical extracts, hydrated cellulose, purified water and a natural aerosol
propellant (nitrogen.)

I think I just found myself a new pet and planet friendly fabric refresher.

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Disclosure: Clean + Green supplied me with a sample of Clean + Green Furniture Refresher to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and long time readers know I am very opinionated.