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.