Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Review AND Giveaway: Green Cleaner (Hey Ladies & Moms!)

First, let me state that I would never entertain the idea of doing a product review on something I didn't really believe in and want to use myself. With that being said, I was flattered when "Parents of a dozen" asked me to review a couple "Shaklee" products.

What is Shaklee? They are a natural nutrition company that has been around for over 50 years.  And they make the planet healthier along the way. Here are 3 important statements for their product philosophy, which are: "always safe",  "always works" and "always green", they are one of the leading health product manufactures globally.

If you follow my blog at all then you know I have been slowly trying to "Go Green" and incorporate more Organic products and foods into our home. I really believe that there are more harmful chemicals in our cleaning products and in our foods today than 50 years ago when our parents were growing up. I feel that chemicals and unnatural substances in our foods, cleaning products, and pollutants in our environment are affecting the development of our children today. Knowing that I won't be able to control what chemicals my kids are around and what they are putting in their mouths when they get older, it makes me feel great that I can do something about it now and hopefully teach them at a young age the importance of healthy living and the benefits of a more natural lifestyle. Of course it's most often easier and cheaper to just grap what's on sale regardless of what chemicals it contains and how clean the item is (trust me, budgetting a family of six now is no easy task) But it's a give and take, and I've made this more of a hobby and passion. 

So that's it-- that's my story and that's why I enjoyed this review and giveaway :)

So here we go.... 

First I used this tiny package of wonderfulness... this tiny tube makes 2 bottles of powerful cleaner when diluted in 16 ounces of water.  

Basic H2 could be used on any washable surface – indoors or out. 
Walls, Windows and Mirrors, Countertops, Floors, Appliances, Stoves, Sealed Woodwork, Pots and Pans, Furniture. Clean Credentials: Nontoxic, Natural, Doubly Concentrated and Biodegradable Surfactants.

I used it on my counters and on my stainless steal appliances (the pictures didn't do it justice because of the marble texture counters and glare) but I normally use a couple popular chemical free all purpose cleaners and this H2 did the same great job. 

Here's the "Scour Off" I tried out. It's a heavy duty paste. I loved that it worked well and had no weird or strong smell to it. 

It cleaned the stove nicely and did a wonderful job on the stainless steal as well.
(yes my stove was a hot mess!! that's what happens when you have 3 crazy boys and a 2 week old newborn... cleaning my stove is not top on the priority list. But this review was a good excuse to do so :)

foamed up nice

The Basic H2 Cleaner worked great on my sink.

Overall, I was very happy with the performance of both of these products and look forward to trying out some more Green products in the Shaklee Line. 

If you'd like to check out more information on the Shaklee product line and to get cleaning tips, decorating tips, etc. or to visit this wonderful family that belongs to Sharon and Doug, just go here: Parents of a Dozen.

Also, here is a great resource if your just getting started in your journey to get Green Cleaning :) 
Get Clean Kits.


The Giveaway 
(10 winners, open until 1/27)

A free sample of the Basic H2-- this makes 2 bottles of powerful cleaner
2 drops to 16 oz. of water in a Get Clean Spray Bottle for cleaning windows and mirrors. Then, mix 1/4 tsp. to 16 oz. of water in a Get Clean Spray Bottle for all-purpose cleaning. 

POD (Parents of a Dozen) will giveaway 10 of these Basic H2 packets, So if you'd like to try it out, (it's FREE and worth it :)  just leave a comment here stating you'd like to give it a shot and also for an additional entry go to Parents of a Dozen and leave a comment that you've subscribed to their blog and would like to try out the Basic H2. And last, if you become a Shaklee lover you will get a special offer for new members that order through the POD website. 

Happy and Healthy Cleaning Ladies!!


Ashley said...

I have heard of this but never tried it! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Syn said...

I've been seriously considering making the switch to Shaklee once my tax return comes through. Winning a sample would be wonderful to try the products!

Mama Miscellaneous said...

I would def love to try! I've entertained the idea of making my own cleaning products to be 'green' but time is always an issue. This would be great!

Domestic Diva said...

I'd like to give it a try. Sounds great.

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The Starr Family said...

Absolutely, why not!!

Amanda said...

I would love to try this! : )

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