Bon Ami Review and Giveaway

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Bon Ami is a company that makes all natural home cleaners.  They use ingredients with names you can pronounce such as limestone, feldspar, and baking soda.  They also use recipes, not formulas.  Although the company originally began in the 1880s, their web site states:

“The Bon Ami formula has been updated for contemporary kitchen surfaces and contemporary sensibilities, with different products to meet different cleaning needs. The ingredients are simple, effective, and proudly listed right on the package. Bon Ami is always biodegradable, nontoxic and hypoallergenic.”

I had never tried Bon Ami products until recently.  I was sent the items pictured above as well as an original formaula1886 cleaning cake to sample.

I have used all these products in my kitchen to clean dishes, counters, windows, and stovetop.  I’m happy to report that they cleaned very well.

I have to admit, I found it rather strange to use the cleaning cake on windows, but it worked! I’m not used to using a cleaner in cake (or bar) form, but I’m getting used to it.  It comes with a soft cloth that you moisten and rub on the cake, then on the surface you want to clean.

I liked all the cleaning products.  The dish soap cuts grease and cleans the dishes as well as any other dish soap.  The powder and liquid cleanser worked well on my sink.  The powder also did a particularly good job on my glass stove top.  The all purpose cleaner in the spray bottle works great for cleaning counters, tables, appliances, etc.

I’m quite impressed with the ingredients and performance of these products and plan on continuing to use them.  While the products are gluten-free, I’m mainly offering this review and giveaway to you all simply because they are useful for kitchen cleaning.

You can purchase these products at a store near you, the Bon Ami online store or at Amazon.

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The Giveaway: Bon Ami is giving away a set of products to one winner.  The giveaway is limited to US residents.

To enter you must leave a comment on this post, not on my Facebook page and not an email.  If you receive my updates by email, click on the title and it will take you to my blog page where you can leave a comment.

Leave a separate comment for each entry:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me if you have tried any Bon Ami products.
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The giveaway will end on Friday, September 2nd at 11:00 pm eastern time.  The winner will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted.

Disclaimer:  Bon Ami provided me with the above mentioned products free of charge.  The opinions in this post are my own.

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information.


  1. says

    I switched to Bon Ami powder back in college, since the dorm store didn’t carry Comet. Never used the other types from them, but I’d love to!

    • helen says

      I have the liquid cleanser and the all purpose cleaner that I am trying for the first time. So far so good. I will buy them again.

  2. Cheryl says

    Good Morning! I always use Bon Ami powder to clean my stainless steel pots and pans. Works better than anything else I have tried. Never used their other products and would love to give them a try!

  3. Pagan O. says

    I’ve never used Bon Ami products before but ever since I saw them mentioned a few months ago I have been wanting to try them!

  4. Irene Clark says

    I am already subscribed via email. I also posted feeds to both my FB & Twitter accounts. I have not tried any of these products.

  5. says

    I’ve used the Bon Ami powder for over a decade and love it! I use it to clean my kitchen and bathroom.

  6. says

    I love the powdered cleanser and have been using it for years. I didn’t know they made other cleaning products and would like to try them.

  7. Theresa P. says

    I have never used Bon Ami before. but would like to. Thanks, for the opportunity.

  8. Theresa P. says

    I already subscribe to your blog via e-mail. Great tips and recipes. thanks,again.

  9. nicoah says

    I didn’t realize that Bon Ami made so many different products and look forward to trying some of them. I subscribe to your blog via email and really like your posts.

  10. Kathy says

    Hi! I love Bon Ami powder! It works better than any cleaning product I’ve tried and no bad smell. I didn’t know they had other cleaning products, but would love to try them.

  11. Lynne T. says

    I have been using the powder for several years. My grocery store stopped stocking it, so I bought a case of it from the company. I haven’t used any of the other products.
    I have been a subscriber of your blog via email for several months.

  12. says

    I would love to try any of these products! Haven’t done it yet, but would love to switch over all my cleaners to things more natural!

  13. Mary A says

    I cleaned house for a lady when I was in college and she used all natural cleaners. She had Bon Ami powder for cleaning her kitchen sink. It worked well. I would love to try the other products.

  14. Marcia says

    I have been using Bon Ami powder and love it. Didn’t know they made other products, but will look for them.

  15. Sue says

    My mom used the cleanser many, many years ago. I would love to give all their products a try.

  16. says

    I have only used (or seen) the basic scrubbing powder which I prefer over Comet. Would love to try their other products. I will have to keep my eyes open for them.

  17. candy says

    I have never heard of or tried Bon Ami products.It sounds like great products,I would love to try them.

  18. Kiri says

    I’ve used Bon Ami powder cleanser for years and love it. I was taught to use it by my grandmother. Additionally because I’m allergic to chemical cleaners it has become essential in my home. =) I haven’t had the opportunity to use their other products — yet.

    I subscribe to your RSS feed. =)

  19. Pam says

    Luv the new packaging…..great product. I subscribe via email & fb 😉

  20. Dawn Gray says

    I have been member of GFH for almost a year now. I haven’t seen Bon Ami in a long time, but I remember that my Momma used it when I was young. I know she loved it and I would like to try it out for myself.

  21. Camille says

    I have used Bon Ami Cleanser on my sink and I am very pleased with the results. I am looking forward to using their other products. I know I will be pleased.

  22. Barbara says

    Thank you for reminding me about Bon Ami. I used it years ago, and then didn’t see it in my supermarkets. I was very pleased with the results – I’ll have to search some out!

  23. Donna says

    Wow neat giveaway! My daughter just bought a new house with a variety of surfaces to clean. Would love to give this to her! Thanks.

  24. Melissa says

    Ooh! No, I’ve never tried them but I’ve heard of them because of the chick and the “hasn’t scratched yet” slogan. I’d love to give them a shot! The packaging looks…refreshing.

  25. Rebecca says

    I have used Bon Ami power for years on all surfaces. I don’t buy any other commercial powder cleansers. When all else fails on my white Silestone counters I can count on Bon Ami cleaning it although I use it sparingly on Silestone. It’s great. But I’ve never seen any of the other Bon Ami cleaning products. I would buy them based on the success of the powder form.

  26. Jennifer Bast says

    I have not tried their products. I am only just beginning to learn about natural cleaning products.
    I do subscribe to the blog and find it very helpful. Thanks!

  27. Jennifer Bast says

    I do not tweet, so I am unable to post this on twitter, but I did on facebook. I hope that still qualifies me.

  28. Anita says

    I have used the powder cleaner since I was a little girl. It works on so many things, not just sinks! I am curious to try their other products also.

  29. Melissa says

    I’d like to try Bon Ami. I’m always looking for afforable ways to make our home more ‘green’. Thanks!

  30. Donna says

    I’ve been using the Bon Ami cleanser to clean the windows in my ovens. Also, use it for cleaning my stainless steel sinks. I’ve never used the other products. But, if they clean as well as the cleanser, they must be good!

  31. Jill says

    I have never tried this product line but would love to be the one who wins so I can check it out!

  32. ruby says

    use Bon Ami powdered cleaner but have not tried their other products.would love to.

  33. Pegeen malone says

    I have used their powder cleaner for years, but I’m excited to hear about the other products! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  34. says

    I have used Bon Ami cleansing powder and liked it very much for my bathroom and kitchen. Have not tried the other products. I am sure they’re good and think maybe I’ll take a stroll through that aisle next time I go shopping…

  35. Pat says

    WOW! I used Bon Ami when I was a kid and that was over 50 yrs. ago. It is nice to know that they are still around.

  36. Billie says

    I love the Bon Ami powder. When the new, easily scratched sinks came out about 20 or 30 years ago, I tried Bon Ami. It worked well and didn’t stink, and didn’t burn my fingers and was safe. What more could you ask for??? I still find it in the store but there are no other Bon Ami products! What is up? And I REALLY need a safe window cleaner! Oregon is really big on safe cleaners, and recycling, etc. But non of the safe window cleaner work very well. Funny thing is that Bon Ami powder is usually only carried in the stores that carry the poisonous and dangerous cleaners. The health food stores that carry the safe cleaners don’t have Bon Ami….. young wippersnappers…..;-)

  37. Jeanne says

    I’ve used the powdered Bon Ami off and on since I was a kid, because my Mom used it. I like it because it doesn’t scratch the surfaces!

  38. KAREN says

    I have only tried the powder cleanser and love it!! My grandmother introduced me to it about 40 years ago- she had been a long time fan. I would love to give the rest of the product line a try.

  39. Carrie Elsass says

    I have tried the scrub and didn’t even realize it was all natural! Great to know!

  40. Christy L says

    I’ve used Bon Ami powder on my sinks and I love it. I’d love to try the others!

  41. Rs Mom says

    I haven’t used Bon Ami since my college days, but I going to have to look into them now. Thanks,

  42. Nancy Greuel says

    I have used Bon Ami for years to gently clean stainless steel pots and pans. I love it!

  43. Aimee O'Sullivan says

    I have only used (and known about) the powder cleaner. I would love to try some of the other Bon Ami products.

  44. Jacquelyn says

    I clean houses for a living and would love to try Bon Ami especially since they have all natural ingredients. My customers always like cleaners that are natural.

  45. says

    I learned years ago from a sales person how nice Bon Ami powder was to clean things without scratching. No strong smell, no ugly scratches on my stainless or my Corning Ware, no allergic skin reaction if I didn’t use gloves.

  46. Tammy James says

    I remember my parents & grandparents using BonAmi when I was little! I am a mother of an autistic son & am trying to find natural cleaning products for our home and would love to try these products for myself!

  47. Jennifer says

    I’ve never heard of Bon Ami or tried any of their products, but I’d sure like to try them!

  48. Krista says

    Our family has never heard of, or tried Bon Ami. However, we would LOVE to try them. We are a family with several allergies and asthma. Cleaning products for us are very difficult, as they contain many ingredients that cause our asthma to flare-up. We would love to try these natural products and give our home and lungs the treatment they deserve!

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