I usually clean off my counters with a wet rag (and some natural dish soap) and then finish it off with a counter cleaner. The Mrs. Meyers smells nice, it has a light scent which I did not find overpowering and did not smell like chemicals. The only thumbs down is the addition of Methylisothiazolinone and Benzisothiazolinone which the (US) Environmental Working Group calls moderate hazards. Although they were bthe last two ingredients listed, I will continue my search for a more natural cleaner. Also, the list of ingredients on the web site did not match exactly the label of the bottle I received, for example, the second listed ingredient was Laureth-7, which is not listed on the website description at all.