I recently did product testing for a few of Lemi Shine’s products via their Facebook page. Before the products arrived, I went ahead and did a little research on the company and was pleased to find out that Lemi Shine products are comprised of 100% all natural fruit acids and oils which is a nice change from phosphates or fillers found in other similar products. Environmentally friendly = EXCELLENT in my book. With the whole natural/organic movement taking off this is a really positive selling point and I know a lot of my friends will be curious to try it out based on that fact alone!
I currently live in an apartment setting (same one for 4.5 years) so I was extremely eager to try out their Lemi Shine Dish Detergent Additive.
The instructions on the bottle let me know that this product also doubles as a dishwasher cleaner as well as a great partner to work in tandem with my regular dishwasher detergent/tabs. If you’ve ever lived in an apartment or rented from someone period you KNOW how grungy shared appliances can get and mine was at the top of that list. The first thing I noticed when opening the package was the BRILLIANT scent. If I had my eyes closed I would have sworn someone had just sliced a fresh lemon in front of me! I then followed the instructions on the bottle for how to run my very first cycle with an empty dishwasher and let the product soak for around 4 hours mid-cycle. My entire apartment smelled clean and after allowing the cycle to run its course I opened the door to see the results: ASTOUNDING! All of the buildup I had on the walls and the bottom of the washer were gone which is saying a lot for a dishwasher that has seen better days. I couldn’t even wait for a full load to collect before I ran my first cycle with my dishes. My glasses came out cleaner than I ever imagined possible and paled in comparison to cycles done with just my usual detergent tab alone! I definitely will be purchasing some more when my current product runs out.
The second product I tested the Lemi Shine Rinse which I used in place of my usual rinse product (I had just run out so it was perfect timing).
Again, the scent was immediately noticeable and was easy to pour into the appropriate dispenser. I am not sure if it was the Lemi Shine Detergent Additive, the Lemi Shine Rinse or the combination of both but I’m pretty impressed with the way my dishes came out. I had confidence in their cleanliness that I didn’t even realize was lacking before.
The third and final product I tested was Lemi Shine Machine Cleaner.
This product is very versatile in that it can be used for most kitchen appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and disposals. It advises to use 2 packs for the washing machine for the first cleansing so I added them in and really let the product soak in as I am positive the machine has never been cleaned before. I then used the last packet to give a nice, deep cleaning to the garbage disposal (I used to just use regular dish soap). It’s hard to tell what difference it made on the garbage disposal but the washing machine seemed to be a little less grimy for lack of a better description. The next time I washed clothes I really reveled in the fact that my clothes would have a lot less “extras” on them from the water and other junk left behind!
Overall I was extremely impressed with the Lemi Shine line. The price for each item is under $4 other than the Lemi Shine Septic Treatment product that I did not test which makes the line completely affordable especially paired with coupons and/or a sale.
Lemi Shine has generously offered to supply 3 totes with 1 of each of these products in it for 3 lucky fans! The details of the contest are coming soon and the first requirement will be to ‘Like’ Lemi Shine’s Facebook page located here: https://www.facebook.com/lemishine so don’t waste anytime and head on over there!
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