Category: Kitchen Cleaning Challenge
|April 4, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Kitchen Cleaning Challenge|
One of the most toxic cleaners found in households is oven cleaner. I don’t know anyone who loves to clean the oven, but I know I sure don’t when I face the thought of the toxic fumes from oven cleaner.
But, I don’t fear that anymore. Now, I use Shaklee’s Get Clean Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. I don’t know exactly what it is made from, but I know it is natural and that it smells like strawberries! Shaklee created the first biodegradable cleaning products over 50 years ago when GREEN cleaning wasn’t even cool!
Anyway, here are my before and after pictures. (I have to confess it had been years since I cleaned my oven so it is yucky!)
Here’s the oven door before cleaning. You couldn’t even see through the glass…
Then I sprayed the oven with Basic H2 Degreaser Formula and let it soak for a few minutes. Then I coated it with Shaklee Get Clean Scour Off (the pink stuff in the pictures.) I let it sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing with a green scrubby pad.
This is one reason I don’t want to use toxic chemicals for cleaning. My kitten is going to be right up under me and I don’t want her to get chemicals on her that she will later ingest when she bathes. I don’t have little children underfoot, but imagine!
After scrubbing, I sprayed the oven one more time with Basic H2 spray and wiped everything clean. Here are the after pictures. It’s not perfect, but it is so much cleaner and all of this without any toxic fumes.
Now, you try! Either use baking soda and vinegar for your natural cleaner or order Shaklee’s Household Cleaning Kit and become a Greener Cleaning Mom! Start the Greener Cleaning Kitchen Challenge by clicking here!
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|March 27, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Kitchen Cleaning Challenge|
Week Two of the Greener Cleaning Kitchen Challenge:
Clean Your Stove Top With Natural Cleaning Products
In the first week, I challenged you to clean your sink with natural, non-toxic cleaners like vinegar and baking soda or commercially made “green cleaners.”
I disclosed to you that I am a Shaklee Independent Distributor and have been for nearly 20 years using their Get Clean Non-toxic Super Concentrated Cleaners. I prefer to use them because they are safe, effective, and in many ways cost less than ready made cleaners and home recipes like vinegar and baking soda. (See proof here!) I do get paid if you buy Shaklee products from my website, but these opinions are my own.
So now, let’s move on with the challenge!
Clean Your Stove Top with Natural Cleaners
I have a ceramic glass top stove and after I cook, oil and food must be removed from the surface or it bakes on and becomes very difficult to remove.
Here’s my before pictures:
I used Shaklee’s Basic H2 Organic Super Concentrated Cleaner to clean my stove top. I put ¼ teaspoon of Basic H2 in a 16 oz spray bottle and added water to fill the bottle. I sprayed my stove top and left it to sit for 2 minutes. Then I put some Get Clean Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste on a Miracle Scrubber Pad and scrubbed the baked on areas. I rinsed it by wiping it all down with a microfiber cleaning cloth.
I also took the knobs off the controls and sprayed the area with Basic H2. It wiped clean easily and there were no toxic fumes. I enjoy cleaning with my Shaklee products because I feel it is safer for my family and it really gets things clean.
Here are my after pictures:
Now, you give it a try.
Use a non-toxic cleaner whether it be store bought, home made, or a Shaklee Get Clean product purchased from an Independent Distributor like myself. Leave a comment and tell us about your experience.
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|March 21, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Kitchen Cleaning Challenge|
I used to use those spray and wipe products from the grocery store to clean my sinks until I was introduced to Shaklee’s Basic H and Shaklee Basic G nearly 20 years ago. I believed the lies the commercials told me about needing those harsh chemicals to kill the germs and keep my home clean. But, not anymore. Now, I understand the health consequences of using toxic cleaners.
Introducing the Weekly Greener Cleaning Kitchen Challenge: Week 1,
So, today I am going to challenge you to clean your sink without a toxic cleaner. Complete the task and come back here and link your results here if you’d like to share your success with the world! You have one week to complete the task, take the photos, write the blog post and come back and link up!
Be sure to subscribe to my blog by email so you are reminded about the next challenge next week.
Here we go!
First, take a picture of the product you would normally use to clean your sink.
Since I’ve used Basic H2 by Shaklee for nearly 20 years, I don’t have a picture of what I used in the past. I used Formula 409 and Fantastik sprays.
Now, take a picture of your sink before.
Here’s a picture of my porcelain sink. It stains easily.
Next, I sprayed my sink with Basic H2 All purpose spray and then covered with Get Clean Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. I let it soak for 2 minutes and then used a green scrubby to scrub the sink stains. Then I rinsed it and whah-lah— all shiny and clean and no toxins to breathe!
You may want to make your own sink cleaner by mixing 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water. You can make a scrubbing paste with baking soda and water. Click here to read more about making your own products.
These work well, but in my opinion cost more than using Shaklee. (It may be time for me to disclose that I am a Shaklee Independent distributor and I do have a bias.) But, you probably already figured that out!
Take a Picture of your Sink “After” you clean it without toxic chemicals!
Watch this video and see how “The Small Act of Scouring the Sink Can Become a Small Part of Changing the World.”
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