#GetClean~@ShakleeHQ Get Clean Starter Kit Review + Giveaway {Ended}

For the past two years, I have been making gradual changes in regards to the food I eat and the products I use in my home. I am moving away from foods that contain pesticides or artificial ingredients, and moving away from household products that contain dangerous chemicals. Chemicals that can cause damage to my family’s health. In making this transition, I am struggling with what to do with the stockpile of household cleaning products I have accumulated through couponing. Do I use them? Do I throw them away? Do I donate them? I don’t like to be wasteful so I have been using them and I also donated a box full to a local social service agency. Here’s the issue:  every single time I use one of these toxic products, I cringe. I just can’t do it anymore so I have decided to dispose of all cleaners/soaps/detergents that contain potentially harmful ingredients. However, before I got rid of them, I wanted to determine the specific harmful ingredients these products contain.

Here is a picture of my cleaning bucket with products that I have been using {no brand names will be listed}.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After reading the labels and doing some research on the internet, I was upset with what I uncovered. One of the products I’ve been using contains Isobutane. According to toxnet,  Isobutane can cause cardiac tissue damage and breathing malfunctions in humans. What?! Another product (that I stockpiled) contains Disodium EDTA. This chemical can cause “adverse effects” to the lungs if enough of it is inhaled. Wow. Should I really have to hold my breath while cleaning?? I think not. Another product in my cleaning bucket contains propane (yes, that propane). Inhalation of propane can adversely affect the central nervous system. Umm, this is pretty serious. Do I really want my family around that? The most surprising and shocking of all is that one of these products contains formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) and it’s also used for embalming…..dead things! To say that I am disgusted by what I discovered is an understatement. This black cloud of knowledge does have a silver lining though. I discovered Shaklee Get Clean products.

The Shaklee Corporation has been around since 1956 and they sell a variety of personal care and home care products. I was graciously provided with the Get Clean Starter Kit for review.

The Get Clean Starter Kit contains the following:

  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Germ Off Disinfecting Wipes, 35 Wipes (1)
  • Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover, 32 oz. (1)
  • Dish Wash Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate, 32 oz. (1)
  • Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible, Regular Scent 32 oz. (Liquid) (1)
  • Soft Fabric Dryer Sheets, 80 sheets (1)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate Dispenser (empty) (1)
  • Nature Bright® Dispenser (empty) (1)

Including all the accessories you need to get really clean:

  • Organizer Caddy (1)
  • Spray Bottles (3)
  • Windows and Mirrors
  • All-Purpose
  • Degreasing
  • Dropper Pipette (1)
  • 1/4 oz. Dispenser Pump for 32 oz. Bottle (1)
  • Laundry Measuring cup (1)
  • Dual Measuring Spoon (1)
  • Cleaning Accessories (4)
  • Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Super Microfiber Window Cloth
  • Super Microfiber Dish Sponge
  • Miracle Scrubber Pad

The Get Clean products are non-toxic, contain no harmful, volatile ingredients, are hypoallergenic, and are not tested on animals! The Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning concentrate is what I have been using to clean my kitchen, bathrooms, floors, and furniture. There is no nasty smell and it works fantastic! Here’s what Shaklee has to say about their Basic H2®:

The one and only Basic H2® is a versatile, super concentrated cleaner with a thousand uses. Ninety-nine percent natural and 100%  powerful, Basic H2 replaces all the cleaners you’re probably buying now—window cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, degreasers, floor cleaners, tub and tile cleaners, and more—saving you money and space. 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

When you purchase and use products from the Get Clean Starter Kit, you also make a positive impact on the planet by:

· Keeping 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.

· Eliminating 248 pounds of greenhouse gas.

Pretty fabulous right?

When you do your laundry, do you ever get tired of paying high prices for laundry detergent only to have to purchase an additional product to treat your stains? I know I do! Get Clean Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible (Liquid) allows you to treat your stains with the same thing you use to wash it.  Better yet, you need only one phosphate-free ounce per load, so you’re saving money while protecting natural resources. I really enjoyed using this product. It did not leave any residue on my clothes and everything came out perfectly clean without a heavy perfume scent.

Do you need a miracle to get out your kids’ grass or juice stains? Get Clean Nature Bright® Laundry Booster and Stain Remover is a jack (or jill) of all trades. It combines stain-fighting power with cost savings and performance that is 60% more effective than a major national brand on grass stains. From an environmentally friendly bleach alternative that has biodegradable surfectants, is free of phosphates, and really gets clothes bright, to an oxygen- and enzyme-fueled toilet bowl cleaner, this little container contains a whopping 48 loads of bargain. I used Nature Bright on some food stained light-colored towels and it removed the majority of the stains. I have also been using Nature Bright to clean the inside of the toilets (my least favorite cleaning job). I let it soak, scrub, and the rings are all gone! Did I mention that it doesn’t smell nasty like “typical” toilet bowl cleaners?!

I am also enjoying using the Get Clean Dish Washer Automatic Powder concentrate. A little goes a long way and this product contains no phosphates or chlorine. Most dishwasher detergents contain chlorine which can be harmful to fish and plants if  when it gets into the ponds and lakes. The same situation applies to most hand dish wash soaps. Get Clean’s Hand Dish Soap is all natural, biodegradable, nontoxic, and contains no phosphates. Every time I use this product I know that I am doing my share of helping the environment by not introducing more chemicals into Mother Earth.

Are you thinking of purchasing the Get Clean Starter Kit but still on the fence about it? Don’t be. Shaklee offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all of it’s products. Don’t like a product? You can return it for a full refund or exchange. How many companies do you know that stand behind their products like this? I know of only a few.

Would you like to see how my cleaning bucket looks now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a huge difference! Two products replaced six. After using Shaklee’s Get Clean products, I definitely recommend them. Not only do the products work well but they are not harmful to my family, your family, or the environment. Shaklee’s Get Clean products have also been reviewed and endorsed for their safety by Healthy Child Healthy World. I love it!

You can learn more about Shaklee’s Get Clean products by watching this short yet informative video.

More good news!!!

Shaklee is generously offering to give away one Get Clean Household Mini Kit {ARV$46.95} to one of my readers! Yay!

Please read Shaklee’s official giveaway rules prior to entering.

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

Comments

  1. tamar says

    I have ammonia under my sink :( This isn’t good for my house with a 2 year old and one like a few days away!

  2. maredarlin says

    I found ammonia and bleach.  The sad thing is that it’s next to my baking soda and vinegar (probably defeating their purpose)

  3. 40denise Taylor says

    I found bleach and I’m sure I would find more out in the garage.  But I do have some green supplies too I just need more of them.

  4. Adrienne V. says

    I have been using Method products and Sun & earth glass cleaner and seventh generation laundry detergent.  I am excited about getting to try another “earth & animal” friendly green product!

  5. Christine says

    I know that all my cleaning products contain to many chemicals and I really dislike having them locked under my sink.
    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Donna George says

    Yes, although I must say that most were bought by my kids. I am replacing them with green products when I run out

  7. Tegan Love says

    There was a lot of bleach and various acid’s in my cleaners.  With my cats going everywhere I am worried about their health with these things around!

  8. Alicia Ebaugh says

    I have chlorine bleach and toilet bowl cleaner with bleach down there…I would like to get cleaners that work well without toxic ingredients like that!

  9. Debbie P says

    I am moving soon and don’t have many cleaners at the moment, but they def. have some chemicals and I’d love to start Fresh with Green Cleaning Supplies when I move. Thanks.

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