Monday, July 8, 2013

The Real Dirt on Clean

You know that good feeling you get when you've just cleaned your house? Sorry to spoil it, but you may have just made your home dirtier. Think of it this way. You wouldn't let your kids play with toxic chemicals, so why would you let the baby crawl over a floor that's just been wiped with them? How dangerous are these conventional cleaning products? Just take a look at these statistics:

• Over 90% of poison exposures happen at home.

• Common chlorine bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisoning.

• Organic pollutants, found in many common cleaners and even air fresheners, are found at levels 2 to 5 times higher inside your home than out.

• A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the “acute one-hour exposure limit” for glycol ether-containing products set by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.

• Common cleaners give off fumes that can potentially increase the risk of kids developing asthma, the most common chronic childhood disease. Children are highly vulnerable to chemical toxicants

• If your home is anything like the average U.S. home, you generate more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year (the EPA designates toilet cleaners, tub and tile
cleaners, oven cleaners, and bleach as hazardous waste).

Here are just a few dangerous chemical ingredients to look out for:

• Sodium hydroxide 
• Hydrochloric acid 
• Butyl cellosolve (2-Butoxyethanol)
• Formaldehyde
• Bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
• Ammonia 
• Sulfamic acid
• Petroleum distillates
• Sulfuric acid
• Lye (potassium hydroxide)
• Morpholine

Many of these chemicals are harmful to your health simply by breathing during use! That's scary stuff! I don't know about you, but I don't want those toxins polluting my home and harming my family's health. Are you ready to toss these toxic cleaners?!

My FAVORITE natural, non-toxic cleaning products (and the ONLY ones I will ever use again) are Shaklee's Get Clean products. If you missed my post about my favorite Shaklee Get Clean product, Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, you can read it here.

All of these products are: 

  • Nontoxic
  • Natural
  • No harmful fumes, phthalates, or BPA
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Biodegradable surfactants
  • Earth friendly & recyclable 
  • Formulated without any hazardous chemicals
  • Safe for you and your family!
These cleaners WORK and outperform 20 national leading brands! Did you know that when you buy some common cleaners, a lot of what you're buying is water? What I absolutely love about these products is that they are SUPER concentrated so you only need to use a little bit - this also saves money on packaging and shipping costs! 

Check out this cost comparison chart:
Shaklee Get Clean Cost Comparison

Did you check out how little it costs to make an entire GALLON of all-purpose cleaner with Get Clean Basic H2? 22 CENTS!!! And it costs LESS THAN 1 CENT to make a GALLON of window cleaner!!! Isn't that incredible? It's even cheaper to use than cleaning with vinegar (plus doesn't have that smell)! Our family saves hundreds of dollars each year from switching to Get Clean cleaners! What an easy way to save money!

The Get Clean line has all the products you'll need to clean your home, kitchen and laundry. I recommend using the Get Clean Starter Kit as it has everything you need to start cleaning your way to a healthier home. It comes with 13 products (for home, kitchen and laundry) plus a caddy filled with accessories. For more info on what's all included in this kit, click here. And the best part is it is an INCREDIBLE value!! You'd have to spend more than $3,400 for conventional products to get the same amount of cleaning uses in the Get Clean Starter Kit! 

This kit also includes my favorite cleaning product ever...Basic H2! This one 16oz. bottle of Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate can be used to clean everything and equals the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of Windex! This one bottle lasts me a LONG time. 

And, when you buy 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.

Whether you are welcoming a new baby into your home, wanting to avoid chemical products, trying to improve your family’s health, or just wanting to save money, this Get Clean Starter Kit will get you started on a cleaner, greener, safer home!  

So go ahead and toss those toxic cleaners and swap them for natural, non-toxic cleaners that are safe for you, your family, the planet and will save you money. Want to try these products but not sure if you'll be completely satisfied? No worries - Shaklee also offers a 100% money-back guarantee! 

Click here to visit my site or order the Get Clean Starter Kit. Ask me how you can receive receive 15% off every product, all the time!

If you have any questions or would like to know more about current specials, feel free to email me at I'd love to hear from you!


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