Posts Tagged by Concentrated cleaners
|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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|February 6, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
One of the easiest and most economically ways to go green is to switch to concentrated cleaners. Did you know that most of what you are paying for when you buy common cleaners is WATER?
By using concentrates, we reduce the amount of packaging that winds up in landfills, not to mention all those bottles getting shipped from manufacturing plants to the stores and to our homes. That’s a lot of gas being used to ship water that we can get from our own tap.
This was the very first change I made over 18 years ago. I was reluctant at first because I figured if the cleaners were natural and good for the earth, they probably wouldn’t clean very well. What suprised me is that they worked better. The concentrated cleaner I use takes only 2 drops of cleaner in a 16 oz. spray bottle to make a window cleaner that I was paying over $2.00 for at the time. To be honest, I wasn’t really all that concerned about the environment at that time, but I was really concerned about my pocketbook. The savings were unbelievable. That bottle of concentrated cleaner lasted me over a year and it only cost me about $10.
Since then, I’ve switched all my cleaners to concentrates. The brand I use claims that the cleaners in the household cleaning kit keeps 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills, eliminates 248 pounds of greenhouse gas, and does the environmental equivalent of planing 10 trees.
But most amazing to me is it replaces $3400 worth of cleaning products.
If you would like to replace your current cleaners with Shaklee’s Get Clean Household products, click here.
|February 6, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
Add water to your Basic H2 Concentrated Household Cleaner for a Safe, Powerful, Green Cleaner. Now that’s smart!
This is how you save money and the planet! Did you know that most of what you buy in common household cleaners is water?
Use this Basic H2 cleaning solution for your kitchen, appliances, furniture, sealed woodwork, fixtures, walls, stainless steel, and sealed granite, marble, and bathrooms.
Want to save money on cleaning products? Change brands. Click here for a cost comparison.