I LOVE cleaning, don’t you?? Ok, did you catch my sarcasm? Yea, I’m sure you did. I, like most Moms, have about a million things I’d rather be doing than cleaning- especially since we are NEVER the ones who made the mess in the first place! I do like a clean house though and I want an effective, simple and natural way to do it. I like making my own natural cleaners, but let’s be honest, I don’t always have the time (or patience) for that so I like to keep a stash of eco-friendly natural cleaners that I can use in a pinch. I have my favorite brands but recently have been introduced to a new and pretty amazing line of products brought to you by the Shaklee Company.
Shaklee is an American company that specializes in making natural cleaning products sold by knowledgable distributors so you are sure to get personalized one-on-one service. I have had the recent opportunity to try out two of their products: Basic H and the Scour off Paste. Let’s just start off by saying how AMAZING Basic H is! Basic H is a concentrated organic plant-based cleaner that comes in a 16 oz. bottle but makes- wait for it—-48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner! Seriously!
Just a few drops of Basic H and water make three different types of cleaners: windows, all-purpose and degreaser. And when I mean a few drops, I literally mean a few drops. To make the windows solution you mix 2 drops of Basic H and the rest water- what?? Seriously! And it WORKS!! I literally clean my glass slider door 300 times a day because the dog rubs her messy snout all over it and it makes me crazy! That was the first thing I cleaned and could.not.believe how well it worked!! Two drops!! I just love these bottle too- they are so cute! The best part is the directions right on the bottle!
It’s very convenient, especially for busy moms that can barely remember to shower each day. 🙂
The other product I tried was the Scour off scrub. This high powered paste is perfect for cleaning your heavy duty items like textured tubs and ovens.
This paste is made from natural mineral abrasives and biodegradable cleaning agents. It does not contain chlorine, bleach, or any dyes. It smells awesome too- it literally smells like bubble gum! It’s amazing! I knew right away I wanted to clean my master tub. This thing is the bane of my existence since it’s so big and such a pain to clean. I HATE textured tubs too because the dirt just clings and hides in between the little grooves and doesn’t want to come out. The only way I have been able to get it clean is by letting a bleach based cleaner sit on it and scrub it out with a hand brush. This will eventually get it clean but not without burning my hands, eyes and lungs in the meantime. My Shaklee girly, Claire, had a post about cleaning her tub with Scour Off and I knew I had to try it.
Soooo..I’ll be honest, I don’t clean our bathroom as much as I clean the kids because I’m just not back their as much so I’m about to show you a “before” picture of my tub and I want to warn you- it’s yucky! I probably hadn’t cleaned our bathroom in like two weeks just because I’ve been so busy with the kids, baseball, school and you name it! I’ve wiped down the toilet and counters but hadn’t scrubbed the tub in a bit- so no judging, ok??
This is my “before”. The bathroom doesn’t have the best lighting so it does seem a bit dingier than it actually is…
and an up close of the drain- yuck!
So I opened up my Scour Off, grabbed by brush and got to work. I scrubbed some on all over the tub and then let it sit for about 15 minutes. Instantly I loved the smell- It really did smell like cherry bubble gum! No burning eyes, lungs or hands. I came back a bit later and gave it another scrub and rinsed it off and was left with a super shiny and clean tub! Just like that!
Much better!!! The dang lighting isn’t as good, most of that darkness is shadows.
And the drain! So fresh and so clean, clean!!
I got inspired and used my cleaners to clean the mirror and counters in the bathrooms, then ventured into the kitchen and cleaned the counters, fridge and stove. Everywhere I went I was pleasantly surprised at how well they all worked and LOVED how fresh everything smelled. I felt so good knowing that I wasn’t filling my house with nasty fumes and chemicals but still was getting the results that I wanted.
Do I have you convinced yet?? Well I hope so because I have a surprise for you! My girl Claire wants to giveaway 5 samples of Basic H that will each make one bottle of window cleaner and one bottle of all-purpose cleaner. I am going to make this giveaway a simple one and you will have the opportunity to earn three entries. The first and mandatory entry is to visit Clare’s Shaklee shop and check it out; then comment back here and tell me which product you’d like to try the most! For the second optional entry, head on over to Claire’s Facebook page and like it! For the third optional entry, check out Claire’s newsletter and sign up to receive information in her newsletter! If you do, leave me a final comment letting me know you did. This giveaway will begin TODAY Friday the 25th and will end next Thursday the 1st at midnight! Don’t forget to comment back here and let me know you did each entry! Do all three for your best results of winning! Don’t you want to start getting a healthier house now for your family? This is your first stop!
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