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Get Clean! Plus a giveaway!

I am going to be honest. I went into this review opportunity thinking that I was smarter than the average bear. I already knew that there are things in the average cleaners. Yucky things. We had already made the move several years ago to cleaner cleaners. Our family learned the hard way that the stuff lurking in cleansers can be nasty.

At one point in our daughters young life, it was thought that she might have Kawasaki Disease. At that time, one of the possible causes of this disease was thought to be exposure to cleaners. As soon as Kawasaki Disease was on the table, I went on a mad rampage, purging nasty chemical cleaners. Pine-Sol? Gone. Lysol? Tossed. Windex? See ya. In their place I bought wonderful, natural cleaners. Like Method, Caldrea, and Mrs. Meyers.

Time passed, and it turns out that Faith’s mysterious fevers and illness’s are from a rare genetic disorder called Familial Mediterranean Fever Syndrome. My revamp of our cleaners stayed, but I will admit, I haven’t looked too far into the implications of all those chemicals since our first purging. Have you ever looked at the Household Database? That is some scary stuff.

Meet my cleaner cupboard.

Ok, here is the reality of this shot. I have lots of help.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you also know I have lupus. What does that have to do with anything? Well, it’s twofold. First, I have limited energy and second, my skin is extra, super, crazy sensitive. Even when using the natural cleaners, my skin breaks out. My hands literally split and rashes creep up my arms. Because obviously something that does that to my skin is ok to be around my kids and pets, right? Right?  Add in the fact that with kids and pets, I’m doing a lot of cleaning. Not only does that hurt my skin, think of the waste. Empty plastic bottles. Landfills. Bad.

Where am I going with this? I’m glad you asked.

I was recently given the opportunity to review the Shaklee Get Clean system.

I figured I would be one tough cookie on this.

Meet the Get Clean system.

One of the most important things is what you won’t find in the Shaklee products, which have been reviewed and endorsed for their safety by Healthy Child Healthy World {http://healthychild.org}.  They believe that health isn’t just about what you put in your body; it’s about everything around you. They bring you a full line of natural and nontoxic cleaning choices that are Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet® called Get Clean®.

·         No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals.

·         Outperforms 20 national leading brands.

·         You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!*

·         Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate – just 1/4 tsp. makes 16oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents.

·         And when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:

·         Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.

·         Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

M’kay, that’s good to know, but…..do they work? I was originally going to focus my review on just one product in the Get Clean line, giving y’all the low down truth on how it performed. I took all the yuck cleaners out from under my sink and started using every part of the Get Clean line. By golly, I was going to find the weakest link in this and use that for my review.

This looks better. Now on to the flaw in my review plan. They all work. Not only do they work, they work great. Scratch that, they work amazing.

Laundry? Clean and soft.

Dishes? No spots or haze.

Bathroom? Fresh and clean.

My car? Dust and Cheeto free.

Windows? Streak free.

My review plan? Tossed out like those yucky cleaners. So instead here is what I want you to take away from this review:

My skin is rash free and soft. 

I have been using every single part of the Shaklee Get Clean System for over two weeks and my hands are perfect. I have (almost) begun to enjoy cleaning. Now, the products I was sent to review are part of the Get Clean unscented line, but after using them without an incident for a week or so, I took an additional step. I added a few drops of essential oil to my spray bottles. I added sweet orange to my window cleaner, lavender to my degreaser and orange, lavender and chamomile to the all-purpose cleaner. The aromotherapy was fantastic.

And my hands are fine!!!

A bit more about what you will and won’t find in the Shaklee Get Clean system.

The next thing I would like to point out is the lack of waste in this system. A little really does go a long, long way. The Super Concentrate? You literally use just drops of it to make the window cleaner. Drops! I have made and used 2 full bottles (in the provided spray bottles) of the All-Purpose, Window and Degreaser sprays and I have used almost none of my Super Concentrate. Let me put it this way:

To get the same amount of clean as one 16-ounce bottle of Basic H2, you would have to spend:

• Nearly $482 for the equivalent amount of all-purpose cleaner

• $12,250 for the equivalent amount of window cleaner

• $144 for the equivalent amount of degreaser

In terms of environmental savings, there is the waste saved from the landfills and elimination of 248 pounds of greenhouse gas with just One Get Clean Kit! Passing on one Get Clean kit to a friend is equivalent of planting 10 trees!

For more information about the system, check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTpBru2Oaj4

Remember way back in the title where I mentioned a giveaway? Of course you do!

How would you like to win a Shaklee Mini Household Kit? Shaklee is giving one lucky reader from each blog a Mini Household Kit!! {$46.95 retail value}. Want one? I knew you would!

  • To enter the blog giveaway I want you to look under their kitchen sink to see if you find any of these ingredients in your cleaning products: kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, and phthalates?

Did you? Leave a comment on what you discovered and why you need a green cleaning makeover! (Mandatory entry)

Additional entries, separate comment below for each entry: (Limit 5 entries TOTAL per person please!!)

Liking the Shaklee Facebook Page http://facebook.com/shakleecorporation (One extra entry per person)

Following @ShakleeHQ on Twitter http://twitter.com/shakleehq (One extra entry per person)

“Share” this review and giveaway using the buttons below on either Facebook or Twitter (Two extra entries per person total)

Official rules: http://blogger.myshaklee.com/us/en/about_giveaway_rules.html Giveaway ends April 19th at 11:59 EST. One winner will be chosen from all eligible comments via random.org.


This review and giveaway was made possible by the Shaklee Corporation & Mom Spark Media. Incentives, product and support were provided. Thoughts are my own.



{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Kaelin April 11, 2012, 2:50 pm

    Geez… what didn’t I find is the question.Even the pet specific products have loads of harsh yucky chemicals. I’m always looking for better,healthier products for our family and this sounds perfect!

  • Elizabeth April 11, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Hmmm….. a whole bunch of icky stuff (hydrogen chloride, ammonium chloride, sodiom hypochlorite, petroleum ditillates) I don’t know what it all is, but based on the number of warnings on the label, I am guessing it is not good. Fingers crossed I win some new products.

  • Elizabeth April 11, 2012, 3:51 pm

    I shared this post on facebook for an extra entry 🙂

  • Elizabeth April 11, 2012, 3:52 pm

    I also “liked” the Shaklee page

  • Ashley April 11, 2012, 5:50 pm

    Wowza! This was eye opening. When I see what all I’ve been using to make our environment clean for the kids…it really makes me wonder when I think of the theories of environmental aspects of autism. Can I get a big, fat OOOPS. Cue guilt. What did I find? In my (dollar tree version of) Pledge furniture wipes: polydimethyl siloxane, polyethylene glycol, benzalkonium chloride, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone…You know to restore the “natural beauty” of my furniture. I actually cracked up through my tears. FYI…you’ll be seeing 4 more comments from me. hahaha

  • Ashley April 11, 2012, 5:52 pm

    I’m a liker of Shaklee Corporation on the facebook.

  • Ashley April 11, 2012, 5:54 pm

    I’m a follower of @shakleeHQ on the twitter.

  • Suquamish April 12, 2012, 10:04 am

    Ok Now, did you take an inventory of my cupboard to see what the ingredients on my bottles were in order to make up your yucky list? I knew you did! ah ha… Caught you didn’t I? Why do I want a green cleaning makeover? Why not, Well I have COPD and I don’t have the moptivation to do cleaning, But if you say aromotherapy and lavander in the same sentence, I am in. I love smelling great smells!

  • Delana April 12, 2012, 10:45 am

    Oh man, we have windex, lysol, woolite cleaner, pet enzyme floor cleaner, and more.

    Our house needs this green makeover because currently I break out in hives from even laundry, so hubby does 99.9% of the cleaning (oh wait, this might not be needed ;)) and we have to rinse everything twice (floors get run over with plain water when we clean them!)

  • Delana April 12, 2012, 10:45 am

    I “liked” Shaklee on Facebook

  • Delana April 12, 2012, 10:46 am

    I followed them on Twitter

  • Delana April 12, 2012, 10:49 am

    shared on FB

  • Delana April 12, 2012, 10:50 am

    shared on Twitter

  • Sarah Portugal April 14, 2012, 8:40 pm

    I also have sensitive skin and I hate using cleaning stuff around my kids! I love that this stuff is 90%+ natural! My hands are horribly dry from cleaning…I need to try this!

  • Shanon Renee April 17, 2012, 10:07 am

    Not gonna lie most of my current cleaners were bought by hubby so they are pretty chemical laden so I don even need to look to know most of the chemicals on your list are under my sink. I did look tho and here’s what I found:
    My disinfecting wipes i use on my computer/phone at work are 99% “other ingredients” that bothers me. So I googled it and Lysol’s official response was “this product can be used for surfaces that come in contact with food provided the area is hard, non-porous surface. After use, ensure the area is rinsed thoroughly with water”.
    I don’t care how much cheaper it is there is no way this is good for me Im going to use up what I have (throwing it out is just going to expose other to the chemicals) but natural cleaners it is from here on out.

  • Shanon Renee April 17, 2012, 10:09 am

    & I tweeted (@shanonrenee)

  • Shanon Renee April 17, 2012, 10:19 am

    I now follow @shakleehq on twitter (@shanonrenee)

  • Kaelin April 18, 2012, 9:23 am

    I shared on facebook

  • Kaelin April 18, 2012, 9:34 am

    I liked Shaklee on facebook

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