Clean & Green Furniture Refresher Spray

Posted on March 2, 2011 by Courtney

When I first glanced at the free sample of Clean & Green odor eliminator I received in the mail, my first thought was, “Uh-oh.” See, the can has a picture of a cute, furry dog on it, and while I’m a big fan of cute, furry dogs, I don’t own one myself. So I wondered if this odor eliminating spray was meant only for pet odors, because if it was, I wouldn’t be a good candidate to review it.

But! I may not have pets, but I do have stink from time to time. The couch cushions, the carpet, the seats in my car — they all get used, and therefore they all get stinky. And fortunately, while Clean & Green IS meant primarily to eliminate pet odors, it works on other less-than-pleasant smells as well.

Last weekend I had a big de-stinkifying session, in which I pulled all the cushions off the couch, gave them a whiff for comparison’s sake, and then sprayed them down with a healthy dose of Clean & Green. I left them out for a little while so the spray could work its magic. A couple of hours later, I stuck my nose in there to see how well the spray was working — and smelled nothing.

Therein lies the major draw of Clean & Green. Even back when I used other commercial “fabric refreshing sprays” — which is just code for “flowery-smelling clouds of toxins” — I wasn’t crazy about the fact that they didn’t really eliminate smells, they just covered them up. My couch may have smelled like lavender for a little while, but eventually it would just end up smelling like lavender mixed with whatever musty smell I’d been trying to get rid of.  Gross. Clean & Green, on the other hand, is unscented. It took care of whatever teeny particles were lingering around in my cushions, causing them to stink, and returned my furniture to its normal-smelling glory.

Given the number of scented cleaning products on the market today, it’s unsurprising that people now associate a particular smell with cleanliness. Clean doesn’t have a scent, people. Clean should smell like nothing. And I love that Clean & Green clears up the unpleasant odors so I can fill my home with naturally good smells, like the bread my boyfriend is baking in the kitchen right now. (He’s so domestic.)

The ingredients of Clean & Green are: Cane sugar derivatives, proprietary blend of botanical extracts, hydrated cellulose (cleaning agents), purified water, and nitrogen. All Clean & Green products are non-toxic, non-flammable, non-corrosive, and non-carcinogenic. They’re free of hydrocarbon solvents, isoprophyl alcohol, oxidizers, and volatile organic compounds.

There are many different varieties of Clean & Green sprays, and they retail for no more than $10. It worked great for me, and if you have a pet and have tried this spray, I’d love to hear how well it worked for you!


  1. I really dislike the “clean” scents. Cotton and linen and generally most things in my home should NOT smell that way. I’m glad there’s an alternative!

    March 2nd, 2011 at 7:57 am
    Comment by Julie
  2. Oh, I totally need to get some! Stinky dogs = stinky everything! And I can’t stand cover up smells either.

    March 2nd, 2011 at 11:21 am
    Comment by Allie
  3. I can’t wait to try this! I also have the stinky dogs = stinky everything problem. Plus a stinky nephew in the basement! : ) I’ve been looking for something like this for the dog beds. It’s nice to know that I can eliminate the odors naturally, instead of adding synthetic flower to dog stink. Thanks Courtney and enjoy your homemade bread!

    March 2nd, 2011 at 12:12 pm
    Comment by Andi
  4. My question is what do you do with the container when you are done with it? It is pressurized correct? Here that means it is hazardous waste.

    March 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    Comment by Jen
  5. The day before my sample of Green + Clean arrived I spilled some of my craft beer on my sofa (it was a local brew, so that’s greener, right?) The following day I got my sample can and sprayed it on the sofa which was then smelling like a stale brewery (the dog loved this.) It got rid of the smell. I buried my nose in the sofa and it didn’t smell at all.

    March 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    Comment by Condo Blues
  6. Hi Jen –

    Recycling aerosol cans depends upon whether the container is empty or still has liquid inside of it. If the product is empty, you have the option of dropping it off in a bin designated for steel or aluminum at your local recycling facility or in your curbside bin if it is accepted.

    More than 5,300 communities across the U.S. have household residential and curbside drop-off and buy-back programs (they will give you a few cents for each returned can).

    First, here are some key points to remember:
    Be sure that the can is empty. This means that all of the product has to be used up.
    Dispose of the empty cans using your curbside pick up service or by visiting your local drop off centers. It is best to touch base with your local centers to be sure they accept this type of product for recycling.

    Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or if I can do anything to help! My email is

    -Quincy Yu
    Founder of Clean+Green

    March 7th, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    Comment by Quincy Yu

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