Amway’s Legacy of Clean® Bathroom Cleaner – Product Review
Welcome to my very first green product review! This is not a paid review and I did not receive free product in exchange for my review.
Product: Legacy of Clean® Bathroom Cleaner
Store/Website I purchased from: In person, at a local festival.
Key feature: According to Amway’s website, this cleaner is “natural,” “biodegradable,” and “[contains] no phosphates, chlorine, or other unpleasant ingredients so it’s safer for the environment.”
Review Categories (Scale of 1-5):
Effectiveness: 1.5 This product works just slightly better than water alone. It removed surface dirt, but did not penetrate cracks and crevices or unsmooth surfaces at all. It didn’t seem to do anything for the toilet bowl. Versus using baking soda & vinegar, or vinegar & dish soap, I’d choose one of the vinegar mixtures.
Scent: 1.5 It has an overwhelming lemon/orange/chemical smell. It was a much stronger smell than I’d anticipated based on my experience with other “green cleaners,” and after cleaning my bathroom for fifteen minutes I was sneezing and needed to turn the fan on. When mixed with any funky bathroom smells, such as scrubbing the toilet, the smell of this solution becomes heinous.
Ingredients & Safety Rating: 3.0 U.S. Department of Health & Humans Services Household Products Database contains known health & safety information for most mass produced cleaning products. This cleaner contains the chemical Methoxyisopropanol (also writen as 1-methoxy-2-propanol), and according to the Health & Human Services database, “inhalation of vapors or skin contact with 1-methoxy-2-propanol can cause respiratory tract irritation, headache, nausea, dizziness and drowsiness. Liver and kidney effects have been noted in experimental animals.” Still, this product is much safer than bleach, and its health risk is only rated “slight” by U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Service’s Database. When applied with gloves and no prolonged exposure, this product is most likely completely safe. This cleaner also contains dyes and fragrance, and although they may not be harmful, they seem very unnecessary for a “natural” product.
Value: 2.0 Effectiveness was not a strong point of this product, and so it took a lot of cleaner to get the job done. At $5.30/bottle, this product is not a good value. For one small bathroom, I estimate this product lasting between one and three months depending on household size.
Appearance: 5.0 Appearance may be the only strong point of this product.
Other Remarks: I’ve never purchased Amway products before. I bought this cleaner along with the kitchen cleaner, not realizing they were Amway products. When I found out they were made by Amway I was surprised (come on, Amway has a stigma) but I decided to give them a fair shot.
Overall Score: 2.4 / 5.0 A weighted average was used, with 35% weight on effectiveness, 35% on ingredients & safety, and 10% weight on the remaining categories (scent, value, and appearance).
Bottom Line: I do not recommend this product.
Legal Notice: I have no affiliation with Amway or its products. I was not compensated by Amway for this review. Amway owns this product and all associated trademarks, as well as the product image used above, unless otherwise stated by Amway.
Note from the author: Since this my first review, I would really love to get YOUR feedback. What elements did you like? Hate? What did I leave out? Would you like to see more reviews?