Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring Cleaning, Green Cleaning

We are fast approaching the season where we'll be hit with the "Spring Cleaning Bug".  We'll take great joy in opening our windows to let the warm fresh air blow through our rooms and replace the stale winter air.  We'll find renewed energy to do more than just mop the floors, we'll even clean out the cabinets and the refrigerator.  We'll clean the windows that are harder to reach and stand back with a smile as the sunshine streams into our homes.  Oh what a nice day that will be - when we sit back and look around at our freshly cleaned homes and heave the sigh of relief that "spring is here!"

But there is that nagging issue of the toxicity of our cleaning products and the annoying realization that some of those 'green' products we bought at the grocery store don't really do a good job or we find out they aren't as green as we thought they were.  Now that's really annoying! 

Where can we find cleaning products that won't hurt our families or our pets, that won't damage our floors and our counter tops or our bathtubs and our cabinets but cleaning products that actually work, guaranteed

Oprah found a solution and was so excited about it, she featured it as one of her "Favorite Things" and as a feature on a "Green Day" special.  Take a look:

So, what is Shaklee's Get Clean product line?  The Get Clean product line contains all the cleaning products you already use in your home.  From laundry soap to dryer sheets, dishwashing soap to window cleaner, a scouring paste to a germicide, Shaklee's got it all with a few important differences.  The Get Clean products are all safe, all natural and are guaranteed to work or you get your money back.  Plus, Shaklee's Get Clean product line has tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of satisfied customers all around the world.  Even the packaging is eco-friendly. 

Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite products:

First of all, there are the Get Clean Household products.  Starting with the award winning super-concentrated Basic H2, one 16 ounce bottle of Basic H2 makes up to 48 gallons of super green cleaner.  Talk about concentrated!  Of the many uses for Basic H2 I'll list just a few:  floors, windows, counter tops, glass, appliances, cars, even removing wallpaper and gum!  It is safe enough that if you drink the entire bottle the poison control center will assure you that you will be fine and there is no need for treatment.  If you spill the entire bottle on your carpet or your hardwood floors, it won't damage your flooring at all.   This is good stuff.  What's even more convenient is that now there is an organic  biodegradable Basic H2 wipe

Another favorite is the Hand Wash Concentrate.  We live on a farm and our hands tend to get very dirty.  We wash our hands a lot.  At every sink we have this hand wash - whether it's washing off grease from the tractor, muck from the barn or washing before making dinner, this is the best hand soap we've ever used.  It has wheat germ oil and algae extract to moisturize; soy protein to condition; aloe, marshmallow, and linden flower extracts to soothe; and rosemary and arnica extracts to energize.  When guests wash their hands at the sink they often ask "What is this?  It smells so good and I like how my hands feel.  Plus they're clean!" 

And then there's laundry.  Do you ever find mountains of laundry in your home like I do in mine?  Living on a farm can mean extra dirt and muck to get out of good clothes.  Shaklee's Fresh Laundry Concentrate is amazing stuff.  Not only does it work wonderfully on our tough farm dirt, but when my husband and son took a 5 week father-son trip to Israel and spent time working in the vineyards I was able to get their clothes as clean as before they left in just the first washing!  (how much laundry do you think the two of them did while away?  none!)  Not only does the Fresh Laundry Concentrate work wonders on our regular wash, it works wonders on 5 week old international dirt too!  What's more is that one of my children has very sensitive skin and I used to have to wash their clothes separately when I needed some serious deep cleaning to take place in the washing machine.  Now I can wash everyone's clothes together and it all gets clean.  I even do my Grandfather's laundry and his sensitive skin also appreciates the Fresh Laundry Concentrate.

One thing you may have noticed is that these three products are all concentrated.  Shaklee has spent the last 5 decades working on safe and natural cleaning products in concentrated form.  The reason this is important to us is that not only is there less packaging to throw away, but it means I can buy a regular size bottle and it will last more than twice as long.  What we've appreciated over the years is that when we buy Shaklee's concentrated products, we are saving money AND we are confident that what we are putting down our drains will not harm our farm, our livestock or our children.  

Take a look at the cleaning products you have on your shelf at home and then come take a look at the Shaklee Get Clean product line.  There are several mini-kits to help you make the switch from traditional and highly toxic cleaners to all natural and safe cleaners that work.  But if you're looking to make the big switch all at once, take a look at the Get Clean Starter KitYou'd have to spend more than $3,400 to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!  And, when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet by keeping 108 pounds of packaging out of the landfills and eliminating 248 pounds of greenhouse gasses from our environment.  Now your clean isn't just inside your home - it's everywhere!

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