I hate to clean! I am not sure why, but it just is not something I like to do at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love a clean house, I just wish I could pay someone else to do it for me. Unfortunately, that isn’t in the budget for our family right now. My husband gets super excited when I get cleaning products to review because it means I will clean (plus he likes trying out the new products too).
The two most important aspects for me in cleaning products are that they are non-toxic and that they actually work. For some reason so many of people feel that they need harsh chemicals in cleaning products to deep clean the house, laundry and dishes. I was very excited when I was contacted to review some Shaklee products because that company claims that all of its cleaning products contain at least 80 percent ‘All Natural’ ingredients and that their products are “Non-Toxic”.
Have you looked at the ingredient labels on your cleaning products? We have some “typical” products at our house right now because my mother-in-law was helping us clean when we moved and she loves her toxic cleaners. Some frightening chemicals I found in these cleaning supplies included hydrochloric acid, ammonia, and sulfuric acid. These are just a few chemicals that are harmful and are found in most common household cleaners. Shaklee’s natural cleaners are free of hazardous fumes so you can rest assured your family can breathe easy when you clean with Shaklee’s natural cleaners.
The main premise of the Shaklee house cleaning products is a product called Basic H. It’s concentrated so you only need to put a small amount into a spray bottle mixed with water, depending on the type of cleaner you’d add more Basic H or less. It contains no harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals. One 16 oz bottle can make 48 gallons of all-purpose cleaners! You can use it on any washable surface inside or out including walls, windows, mirrors, counter tops, floors, appliances, stoves, sealed woodwork, pots and pans, furniture and more!
I use the degreaser formula every day in the kitchen and have been very impressed with its cleaning abilities. My husband really likes the glass and window solution for the bathroom mirror and shining the faucet and knobs.
I used the all purpose cleaner on my kitchen sink the other day and it really did a great job cleaning and shinning it up!
I was also sent a container of Scour Off to review. Natural ingredients remove the toughest dried-on splatters and spills, burned-on grease, baked-on food, and sticky messes without hazardous chemicals or toxic fumes. Scour Off is made from natural mineral abrasives and biodegradable cleaning agents. It does not contain chlorine, bleach, or dye. It gently removes stains other cleansers can’t and is great for cleaning tubs, ovens, sinks, and tiles.
I HATE the shower/bathtubs that we have in our new house. Not only are they ugly, but they are super hard to clean! Sadly, they are functional so they are not on the top of our to-do list right now.
I decided to put the Scour Off to the test to lean them. It took a couple attempts with a couple different types of sponges and scrub brushes and a lot of elbow grease but I was finally able to get it clean without all the horrible fumes from conventional cleaners!
Krysta from Steen Health Solutions is giving away 5 samples of Basic H to Coping with Frugality readers! Just enter on the easy form below.