It’s actually a lot better. It smells lovely, but subtly so. The texture is very fine and non-abrasive and it gets the grease and dirt off with a minimum of elbow grease.
Unlike baking soda, it leaves very little residue and what it does leave behind is easily wiped off. Here’s a recent quote from our household: “it makes me want to scrub every surface in the kitchen.” Well, have at it, and don’t forget the bathroom. It’s environmentally clean. No chlorine. No nasty chemicals.
A little goes a long way, making it a bargain at about $5 each. I can’t wait to try their other products.