The Green Works® Story

We have had so many consumers tell us that while they wanted a clean, healthy & happy home, they didn't want harsh chemical fumes or residues from their cleaning products. They were striving to live a balanced, respectful lifestyle that included using naturally derived products when possible.  So we got to work, inspired to create a line of naturally-derived products that cleans with the power you’d expect from the people at The Clorox Company. Our goal was to set the standard for naturally-derived cleaning and create a truly breakthrough product. So instead of taking an existing formula and removing ingredients we started over. The idea of creating a product that was sustainable, made from biodegradable ingredients and not tested on animals pushed us to work in ways we’d never done before.

And out of all this, Green Works® was born - A line of powerful cleaning and laundry products made using fine naturally-derived ingredients such as essential oils and coconut based cleaners. With Green Works® cleaners, you get:

  • Powerful cleaning without any harsh chemical fumes or residue
  • Biodegradable cleaning ingredients*
  • Products that are at least 95% naturally derived
  • Products that contain plant and mineral based ingredients
  • Products that are never tested on animals
  • Are acknowledged by the U.S. EPA’s Design for the Environment program.

But, don’t just take our word for it. Try it for yourself. Put Green Works® products to the test – after all, seeing is believing.

*Cleaning ingredients will biodegrade when disposed of down the drain

Green Works® products frequently asked questions

Q. Where can I find Green Works® products?

A. Green Works® is available in the cleaning aisle at all major stores where cleaning products are sold.

Q. What does naturally-derived mean? Are Green Works® products 100% naturally-derived?

A. When we created Green Works® naturally-derived cleaners, no industry standard definition for naturally-derived cleaners existed. To create Green Works® naturally-derived cleaners we set ourselves a very stringent standard. The ingredients must come from renewable resources, be biodegradable and be free of petrochemicals. Green Works® cleaners are at least 95% naturally-derived. In certain cases we had to use synthetic ingredients, like the preservative and green colorant. But we’re working hard to develop naturally-derived alternatives so the entire line can be 100% naturally-derived.

Q. Do Green Works® products disinfect?

A. Not yet. But our scientists are focused on evaluating naturally-derived disinfecting ingredients. We hope to incorporate disinfecting into Green Works® cleaners in the future.

Q. Is The Clorox Company merely jumping on the green bandwagon?

A. We've been working on naturally-derived products for the past 5 years. We set ourselves a difficult task–to set the standard for natural cleaning and create products that clean with the power you’d expect from The Clorox Company. In fact, we delayed Green Works® products from hitting the shelves by 6 months to further perfect the formula. We are fully committed to continuing to develop naturally-derived products that continue to set the standard for natural.