And alternatives to the smelly product

I’m really glad I did some research before I posted this, because I thought I was crazy.  I was cleaning a client’s house the other day and she broke out a new cleaning product she wanted me to try that she hadn’t yet. The Lysol Power Bathroom Cleaning Spray. Okay, no problem, I’ve used it before.

So I went about my routine and noticed a fowl smell. I couldn’t place it but it really bothering me.  I even sniffed myself to make sure it wasn’t me.  Blaming it on the dog, I continued cleaning. Then, as I sprayed the toilet, and it all came back to me.  A previous client had it in their bathroom arsenal and I smelled the same odor.

As they had well water, I thought it was that.  And another client had the same product and I smelled it again.  I wrote it off as somebody leaving a sandwich under the bed. This particular client did that.  Now that I was certain it was the Lysol Power Bathroom Cleaning Spray, I decided to investigate.

Turns out, thankfully, other people feel the same way.  A quick look at some Amazon reviews confirmed my suspicion.  Several people commented on the smell.  This lady likened the smell to a teenager who hadn’t bathed in weeks exploding in the shower.  The “Island Breeze” scent is a complete joke, unless the island is full of rotten eggs.

So besides the smell, is it a good product?  In my opinion, not really.  It is a foam but doesn’t spray an even foamy mist like Scrubbing Bubbles.  It comes out in a stream so you have to use a lot of it to get good coverage.  And it’s cleaning power is average.

If you want a good bathroom cleaner, I recommend Clorox Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner Spray.  It spays a fine mist and it has Clorox bleach in it.  If you want to go the natural route, Seventh Generation has some great products. I like Seventh Generation Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner.  The Lemongrass and Citrus smells great.  Or Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Pure-Castile Soap is a great cleaner and of the eight fragrances, one is sure to eliminate that Lysol smell.  Also check out the future of ecofriendly cleaning products, Blueland.