Posts Tagged by Green Home
|June 4, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Shaklee, Uncategorized|
I lived in California over 2o years ago and the lifestyles and awareness about environmental issues were much more advanced than where I had grown up in Georgia. It was there that I first learned about recycling and conservation.
Having lived in many places since…including Okinawa, Japan where water conservation was a necessity, I’ve learned a lot about these topics.
Now, back in a small town in Georgia where it’s quite difficult to recycle and buy organic and so forth, I’ve learned to adapt. I’ve regressed in my own habits and though I still feel a twinge of guilt when I throw plastics in the trash, but I sense a growing change in our community and in the United States.
It seems that rising gas and food prices are forcing us to be more economical.
There are thousands of sites about Going Green on the internet, but this one will be different because it will be my personal experience as a mom who has decided to make a difference by making small changes being green but….not going extreme.
My primary focus is a simple change we can make by changing our household cleaners to a more economical and environmentally friendlier brand like Shaklee’s Get Clean products. This small act alone can reduce waste in the landfills, keep toxic chemicals from our home, and save lots of money in our household budgets!
|April 2, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
One of my favorite natural cleaning products is Shaklee’s Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste because it works great, smells delicious, and has no toxic chemicals.
Oven Cleaners are some of the most toxic and deadly chemicals found in households.
If you are looking for an alternative, watch my video.
You can order Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste by clicking here.
What I love about Shaklee’s Get Clean Scour Off Paste:
* Natural ingredients remove the toughest dried-on splatters and spills, burned-on grease, baked-on food, and sticky messes without hazardous chemicals or toxic fumes.
* Scour Off is made from natural mineral abrasives and biodegradable cleaning agents. It does not contain chlorine, bleach, or dye.
* Scour Off gently removes stains other cleansers can’t and is great for cleaning tubs, ovens, sinks, and tiles.
* It will even remove rust, and is great for cleaning these surfaces: copper, grout, cement, ceramic, and imitation marble.
* Wide-mouth jar makes it easy to use.
Green Clean Credentials
* Natural abrasives
* No harsh chemicals
* Biodegradable surfactants
* No phosphates
You can order Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste by clicking here. or email me for my Shaklee specials (on the “contact me” page.)
|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.”
You can get a FREE sample of Basic H2 by signing up for my newsletter on the right sidebar.
You can order Shaklee products from my website at http://wellnessplans.net Contact me on how to save 15-30%.
If you are participating in the challenge, please add this button to your blog.
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|March 20, 2011||Filled under Get Clean|
I was visiting one of my favorite blogs, Healthy Child, Healthy World when I discovered their Moms on a Mission section. I was introduced to Penelope Jagessar Chaffer and read about her amazing life story, including the creation of her inspiring film “Toxic Baby.” She serves as an exemplary model to all mothers, parents, and concerned citizens of what one person can achieve when she generously gives back and overcomes adversity with courage. Click here to read more.
At the blog, I Thought I Knew Mama, she does a review of a book called, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home by Christopher Gavigan. She will begin a new series about “Growing Greener.” If you are interested in creating a healthier greener home, I highly recommend you subscribe to her blog.
I participated in my first ever #commenthour blog sharing Twitter party on Wednesday night and was exposed to over 20 blogs in 1 hour. My head is still spinning from the experience. Read more about the Comment Cocktail Hour here.
Finally, I want to invite you to participate in my NEW Greener Cleaning Kitchen Cleaning Challenge. Complete one challenge per week and you could win a $25 gift certificate toward the purchase of Shaklee Get Clean Products.
Check it out here.
|March 8, 2011||Filled under Get Clean, Uncategorized|
While it’s great to think green when building your home, it’s also important to be “green” aware about the everyday products you bring into it. BGTV’s Kevin Contreras visits with Sloan Barnett of Shaklee.
- A lot of the products we use to clean our homes could be linked to respiratory problems and asthma
- Use Shaklee Basic H2 for a window cleaner and an all purpose cleaner
- Mixing your own cleaners and adding your own water keeps 5800 bottles out of the landfill and keeps transportation costs down shipping all those bottles around the country.