Friday, September 24, 2010

CLEAN+GREEN®, Product Review

I am always on the prowl for new products that will actually CLEAN pet stains (and to my delight, other stains!), as well as products that will freshen our Cody's litter box (which as all of you kitty lovers know, removing undesirable scents from a litter box is quite a formidable task!),  that are safe for our environment (hence "Green") and are safe to use around our pets!

I was excited when the people at CLEAN+GREEN® read a comment of mine on a fellow bloggers list of comments and afforded me the opportunity to test and review two products of my choice.

Before I continue with this post I want you to know that I was not compensated in any way other than receiving the products that I was going to be testing. Opinions stated in this blog post are my own, product details were provided by the kind folks at CLEAN+GREEN®.


"CLEAN+GREEN® are eco-friendly aerosol pet odor and stain remover products. Our line of eco friendly, green cleaning products are made from organic and biodegradable ingredients and packaged so you can recycle the container - now you can clean green! For green pet cleaning, use effective, non toxic, organic home cleaning supplies and keep an environmentally friendly home - with pets."

"CLEAN+GREEN® offers a line of green home cleaning supplies for green carpet cleaning and carpet stain removal, green wood & tile floor cleaning, and green furniture cleaning for pet urine removal, pet stain removal and pet odor removal. The products work on cat urine, dog urine, vomit, hairballs, bird droppings, and small animal urine. They are odor eliminators for cat urine odor, dog urine odor, vomit odor, hairball odor, bird dropping odor, small animal odor, dog smell, cat smell, ferret smell and other small animal smells. CLEAN+GREEN® is a stain remover for urine, feces, vomit, hairballs and any other pet accidents."

The first product I chose to test was CLEAN+GREEN® for the Litter Box, it is a "quick and easy litter box refresher" I was the most skeptical of this product because the litter box is responsible for the majority of pet smells that we experience in our home.

"CLEAN+GREEN® litter box cleaner and odor remover is a natural, green cleaning solution for the removal of cat urine odor and stains from feces, vomit, urine and hairballs in and around the litter box. Made from environmentally friendly, natural cleaning ingredients and packaged to recycle the container, you now have an eco friendly and totally effective cat urine stain and cat urine odor remover that is as safe for your pets’ health as it is for the environment. It works on cat urine odor removal as well as feces odor removal, hairballs and other litter box deposits."

I have nearly ALL of this product left (and it comes in a generous 14 oz aerosol spray can). Why? Because it WORKS! I was stunned! All I did was spray it once around the litter box (with the kitty litter in the litter box) and all offensive odors were gone....I used it a little over a week ago and the odor is STILL GONE.

I was also concerned that possibly with no odor Cody wouldn't use his litter box but that was not the case. I will definitely be ordering this product again!

The next product I was sent to review was CLEAN+GREEN® Carpet & Upholstery/Wood:

"Cleans and permanently removes stain and odor from urine, pet marking, pet spray, feces and vomit in carpets. Made entirely from non-toxic botanicals, this is safe for pets, people and environment."

"Works Instantly and Easily

All Natural Ingredients

Powerful and Effective

Safe for Pets, People and the Planet"

My luck! I get a product to test on carpet/upholstery/wood and there were no hairballs, no pee-pee or poop accidents, NOTHING! What are the odds of that occuring? I did use this cleaner on some old stains (at least a year or so old, let's NOT go into my housekeeping skills here). It worked on a few old coffee stains, and some new stains on our beige cushions on our kitchen chairs, but not on a few OLD pet stains.

I also used all of the entire product rather quickly  (14 oz) due to the number of old carpet stains I had in various rooms. (I never professed to be Martha Stewart)

 It is my feeling the stains were too old and embedded in the carpet to give this product an honest assessment.

The CLEAN+GREEN® products come with usage instructions (which are super helpful and list all of the many, many places around the home that the long list of CLEAN+GREEN® products are capable of cleaning. They may be used all over your home and fulfill a vast number of needs.

They also have a  "Tips and Tricks" toll free number 877-854-6624, an email address: and website (You may also order your products here as well)

 With the overwhelming success of my use of the CLEAN+GREEN® Litter Box product I WILL definitely be purchasing it, as well as the  Carpet/Upholstery/Wood product, to have on hand when the inevitable pet-poop-pee and hairball events occur, which we all know that they will!


  1. Clean & Green has AWESOME products!

  2. Agreed!! I am DEFINITELY going to be purchasing them...very, very soon! I have to give the upholstery/carpet one a fair try with a FRESH stain. Where is the pee-pee, poo-poo when you need it? lol
    This IS Caren Gittleman. Must be the full moon. Can't post links on Facebook hardly at all today and now Blogger is hiccuping as well! Grrr

  3. We can always count on you to find some great stuff, Caren-- whether it's a heartwarming story, a newsworthy event, or a fab product we simply MUST have! :)
    I'm loving the idea of both products. Even though we rarely have 'stinky box syndrome', there ARE those times when something... misses the mark, let's say. The freshener seems ideal for solving that problem. The same goes for the carpets; accidents happen, and are hard to remove! A healthier cleaning product is exactly what I want to use around both me and my boy.
    So, thanks for the heads up... and for the real-world testing. We're excited to try them out, too! :)

  4. @GlamKitty, I have to say your kind comment brought tears to my eyes. I was feeling rather dejected a few minutes ago, full of doubts on a variety of issues and your comment just touched me beyond belief. Thanks so very, very much!

    you are most welcome! I would love feedback when you try out the products!
    I see Blogger is STILL not letting me post as ME! lol

  5. I never heard of the Clean and Green products and if they do what they are promised to do then I am heading out to get those asap! I happen to have a sensitive nose and therefor notice immediately if the litter box has been used and I complain all the time about it! I use deodorizers, scented candles, etc, and none of those remedies work for long!

  6. @TheTeacher'sPets-give them a try! I don't think they are available in the stores but you can call the phone number in the blog or go to the website listed in the blog and purchase the products that way. There is also a listing of ALL the products that they have. I only mentioned 2 in the review because they were the 2 that I had tested.
    Let me know what you think!

  7. I would say that we are never messy, but that would not be a factual review. I think you did an excellent job reviewing this product. We have heard of it but have not tried it yet.

  8. Brian thanks so much! I think the product(s) are definitely worth checking out. As I said I am going to be ordering the same products again.
    Thanks so much for reading/commenting!

  9. Nice review Caren I may have to try some of dat.

  10. thanks so much Mario! Let me know if you do, I think you will like it! I am definitely going to be ordering from them!

  11. It sounds wonderful. May be it's time for me to do some pet stuffs shopping now! I got to check it out at the nearby pet shop and hope they have Clean and Green products.

  12. Hi Priscilla!
    I am not sure if the products are just available online (I think that might be the case but I am not sure) Let me know!
    Thanks for reading/commenting!

  13. Very cool! We`ll have to look for those. Not that we cats make stains of course but the dogs we live with....Egads!

    Lu-Lu & Lucius

  14. @Feral Female of course it is never the cats but ALWAYS THE DOGS!! I love it!!
    Thanks for reading/commenting!

  15. I have never heard of this brand, but I am so going to try it. Currently, I swear by spot shot. But, thanks to everything that has been going on with my cat, I go through it by the case load. I would so rather use a green product... Thanks for the info!

  16. Hi Hilary! Hope you are well! What is going on with your cat? Is your kitty sick? I hope not!
    I use Spot Shot as well and sometimes I have good results, sometimes I do not. I also am not comfortable using it with a dog who has to get his face in everything as I am trying to clean it and Spot Shot makes me nervous that he will get sick from it. With Clean+Green knowing it is safe for pets makes me not worry, I would rather use a green product as well. I think you can only purchase Clean+Green online but I am not sure about that.
    Let me know if you purchase it. I am definitely going to purchase more!

  17. With 9 of us here, there might possibly be a little "ooops" every now and again. We're always looking for new products. Thanks for reviewing these.

  18. Wow!!! 9???? You have your paws 'er hands full!!! I bet there are a number of "ooops!"
    You are most welcome! Let me know if you purchase them and how they worked for you!
    Thanks for reading/commenting!

  19. Hello,

    I have visited your blog has useful information about cleaning. Thanks for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here.

  20. Shane so nice to meet you! I love how you mentioned "enthusiasm" that is something that I try to convey and it is nice that you noticed!
    If you try Clean+Green I would love to know!

  21. Hi Caren,
    Alex is 14 year old, and had a very rough summer. He fortunately is doing better now, but still has his good and bad days. We just returned from a 4 day trip, and must have used as many cans of carpet cleaner... at least he is happy though. I will definitely try this, as soon as I work my way through my cleaning inventory - we currently buy cleaner by the case!

  22. Hi Hilary,
    Poor Alex, poor you! It is hard when our kitties are well into their senior years...was he sick?
    Ohhhh when you were away for 4 days was he angry and messed or was it due to his not feeling well?
    If you do try Clean+Green please let me know what you think and keep me posted on Alex as well.

  23. He was very, very sick in the summer. A few weeks ago, we got quite a scare as well. (i wrote about both, if you want to check it out....) However, when we were away he had a lot of hairballs - which is his norm, but he also made it clear in at least two spots, he was mad!

  24. Hilary I am so sorry to hear that. I will have to go into your archives and look for the posts. I am so sorry!

  25. Interesting post! My kitten, Nadie, loves to roam around the living room which is newly-carpeted. I expected the hairballs and litter all around. It's good I found this review of a product that I could use in cleaning our carpet just for this coming Saturday. For next week, we were able to book and hire professionals who are offering superb carpet cleaning service (Los Angeles area). L.A. carpet cleaning professionals can be trusted based on my grandma's recommendations and friends in the neighborhood.

    Thanks for sharing this useful product review!

  26. Thomas Hi! I am so happy that the review has come in handy for you! I love the name of your kitten (Nadie), what kind of cat is she? I would love to hear more about her!
    You live in L.A.? That is soooo nice! Have only been there thru LAX once...would love to visit one day!
    I hope you will stop by and share your comments again, I would love to hear more about Nadie!

  27. I have lots of pets in our home and like the other pets, they love to play and roll around the floor and on the carpets as well. Chances are pet odors and dirt are left on them. So I looked for some products that will remove the dirt and the odor of the floor and the carpet. Grand Rapids cleaning shops have some cool cleaning stuff.

    Well thanks for the informative post!

  28. Hi Joanna! Nice to meet you! I think if you also try Clean+Green you will like it!
    I am in Michigan also....our cousin is the City Manager of Grand Rapids. Nice to meet you!

  29. @Joanna, ahhhhh I get it! Now I see why you commented! lol
    I clicked on your link....pretttttttty clever! lol
    Have a great day!

  30. My daughter has a cat and loves this site!