Green Room Thursdays — Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap in Parsley Scent
In a world where we’re all striving to heighten our environmental consciousness, to lead greener lifestyles, Mrs. Meyer’s has more juice than Mr. Clean. From household cleansers to laundry detergent, air fresheners, and hand soaps and lotions, Mrs. Meyer’s specializes in cruelty-free products that are free of ammonia, chlorine, or phosphates, and which are enriched with essential oils that refresh the home and create an inviting atmosphere via scents with aromatherapy benefits like lavender, geranium, lemon verbena, basil, parsley, and rosemary.
After gushing about the dirt-busting, grime-fighting powers of the Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleanser, Liquid Dish Soap, and Counter Top Spray, we’re now fixated on Mrs. Meyer’s Liquid Hand Soaps — the perfect additions to any bathroom or kitchen sink. Our current obsession: the Mrs Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap in Parsley($3.99 at MrsMeyers.com), a new scent in the ever-expanding hand soap family.
This paraben-free soap contains natural ingredients like: soothing aloe vera gel; softening and hydrating olive oil; free radical-fighting, anti-inflammatory, vitamin C-rich grapefruit extract; peppermint oil, a natural astringent and antiseptic with cooling benefits and anti-irritant properties; and parsley seed oil, an antimicrobial agent with tonifying properties. Not only does this liquid hand soap effectively remove all dirt, oil, and dust from hands, but — miracle of all miracles! — it won’t dry out the skin even with frequent use.
As a mom, I probably wash my hands about ten times more than the average single woman: there are always spills to clean up, counter tops to wipe, toys to pick up, and sticky little hands to wipe clean. As a result, my hands tend to be chronically dry due to the sheer amount of liquid soap use. Whie using the Mrs. Meyer’s Liquid Hand Soap, however, I noticed I could scrub my hands as often as necessary without suffering through any dry, peeling, or itchy skin.
As for the Parsley scent, it admittedly did not sound particularly appetizing, and I imagined that my hands would smell like I’d been preparing a tabbouleh dish or manhandling the greens at the supermarket. Instead, I was surprised to find that the aroma was light and gentle, decidedly herbal and lush yet refreshing and slightly tart.