Friday, October 16, 2009

Review and Giveaway: Shaklee Basic H2 Organic Cleaner CLOSED





I never really thought about the nasty chemicals in household cleaners until I became pregnant.  I became ultra sensitive to what I was using and what was in the products I used.  I try not to even think about the dollar amount, of cleaning products, that I threw away (while nesting of course) because I no longer felt they were safe to have around the house.

During my pregnancy, I also became more aware of the smell of the chemicals in the cleaning agents and began to wonder if they smell that bad, how good are they for your to touch, breath, or be around.  So I did a little digging.  Did you know that, according to the EPA, ethylene-based glycol, used commonly as a water-soluble solvent in cleaning agents is classified as a hazardous air pollutant?  or that Diethylene glycol found in window cleaners depresses the nervous system.  What about: Butyl cellosolve, common in all-purpose, window and other types of cleaners, damages bone marrow, the nervous system, kidneys and the liver.

If you answered no to any or all of the above questions, don't feel too bad, neither did I.

How can this be, you ask.  It is because even though cleaners are the only household product regulated by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission under the Federal Hazardous Substances Labeling Act, their sellers aren’t required to reveal these products’ ingredients because they are considered "trade secrets".  There is no law requiring manufacturers of cleaning products to list ingredients on their labels or to test their products for safety.

Who is looking out for the consumer?


In my search for a more natural cleaning product I came across Shaklee.    The Shaklee Corporation develops and sells environmentally friendly products ranging from vitamins and diet aids, to cleaning products, and they even have a line for children.   For Earth Day 2007, Oprah featured Shaklee's Get Clean Kit as one of her "going green" products and the Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit  made the her 2007 Favorite Things List.
The Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate can be mixed at varying strengths to make cleaners for multiple household needs from Windows, to Counters, even floors, and barbecues.  According to the Shaklee site, the 16 ounces bottle makes up to 48 gallons of super powerful cleaner when mixed with water.  Shaklee claims that the Basic H2 Cleaner can cut through the most stubborn grease and grime leaving no smeary residue and that it can remove dirt, grease and grime from any washable surface inside and out.

To get the most use out of your Super concentrate, you should pair it with the Get Clean Spray Bottles.  These bottles come labeled with instructions for mixing Basic H2 for All Purpose Cleaning, Glass Cleaning, and Degreasing.

If you are like me, you are also concerned about the chemicals in baby products.  Did you know that a baby's skin is five times thinner than that of an adult,  this allows chemicals to be more easily absorbed.  Babies also have a greater ratio of skin surface to body weight and as a result have a harder time flushing chemicals out of their systems.

How safe is the soap you are using on your baby's sensitive skin?  What hazard rating does the product you currently use receive from the Cosmetics Safety Database ?

Shaklee's Baby Gentle Wash  received a low hazard rating of 1.  Compare that to the 7 that  Johnson and Johnson's Cucumber Melon Baby Wash received.  Shaklee Baby Gentle wash is 99% natural and contains 87% organic ingredients.  It is tested by pediatricians and is hypoallergenic.

Which would you rather use on your precious baby?

Over Thirty Mommy's Thoughts:

Shaklee Baby Gentle Wash: Loved the baby wash, it smelled fantastic.  Everyone loves that "baby" smell and I received more comments on how great Wiggle Bean Smelled after using the Shaklee Baby Gentle Wash than ever before.  I didn't notice that it cleaned her better but I felt more at ease that it is made from natural/organic ingredients and received a low hazard rating on the Cosmetics Safety Database.

Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate:  I found this to be easy to mix, the pre-labeled bottles were very helpful.  I used it on the hardwood floors in the kitchen and it worked well on all the sticky spots.  I also tried it on the over the range microwave and refrigerator.  Both are black and I had no issues with streaking.  I used the Window cleaner strength on the fridge and the degreaser on the microwave.  The window strength worked well on the bathroom mirror, leaving no spots or streaks.  What I liked most was the smell, or lack there of!  The "chemical" cleaner smell was non-existent.  I noticed no odors at all. 

Where to Purchase

Shaklee products are sold through independent distributors.  The distributor that I work with is Brandy over at www.livin-healthy.com. 

 


WIN IT!!!


Brandy has generously offered one lucky Over Thirty Mommy reader a 16ounce bottle of the Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate and a set of the Get Clean Spray Bottles.



Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and fail to include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.



How to Enter

Mandatory entry: Please visit Shaklee, come back and leave a comment about which product you would most like to try.

You must complete the mandatory entry before doing any extra entries.

Extra Entries (1 each)

-   Follow Over Thirty Mommy publicly (join followers on right-hand sidebar)
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-   Follow Over Thirty Mommy on Twitter
-  Add this blog to your Technorati Favorites. Then leave a comment telling me you did so and under what username.  Add to Technorati Favorites
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-  Post a blog about the giveaway on your site and link back to Over Thirty Mommy. (leave a link to your post in comment)
10 bonus entries!!!!!  Make any purchase from Shaklee (this distributor only). (orders will be checked.)


Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Please leave a valid email address for winning notification purposes or make sure your blogger profile is public. Good luck!


Winner will be chosen via Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.

Giveaway ends midnight PST on 11/2.


**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  I did receive product listed above to keep for my testing purposes. This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.**










94 comments:

Jessica said...

I'd like the
Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate

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Anonymous said...

I am curious about the HAND WASH CONCENTRATE.


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Sylvia said...

I wold like to try the Hand Wash Concentrate--it would fill up my current containers and save on the land fill
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I just subscribed
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Jay said...

The Hand Wash Dispenser Bottle with pump.
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Dawn said...

Shaklee's Basic H is awesome.If you want {"Gree" clean while saving a TON Of money---this is the best CLEANER out there...You can use it for more than just cleaning...it is a fruit and veggie wash, you can bath your kids in it and it is great for plants and grass!

Kelly said...

I'd like to try that Dish Wash Automatic detergent they have for the dishwasher. I need to find a good reliable green one!

Anna said...

I'd like to try the Basic H2 concentrate.

kalea_kane said...

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Momma Lyngheim said...

I would like to try the Basic H2 Concentrate

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ABCFrugality.com said...

I would like to try the Basic H2 the most.

Ingrid said...

I would like to try their Enfuselle® Hand & Body Lotion. Thanks.

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nynekats said...

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one4earth said...

Fresh Laundry Concentrate HE Compatible (Liquid) looks like something I would like to try.
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Colleen said...

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llinda29 said...

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Tracey said...

I'd like the Get Clean Starter Kit.
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Deborah said...

I visited the Shaklee site. I'd most like to try the Dish Wash Concentrate. asthenight at gmail dot com

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

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clc408 said...

The Soft Fabric Concentrate looks nice. Thanks!

Ms. Autumn said...

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Maura said...

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Jay said...

The Chewable multivitamins.
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Andrea said...

I would like to try the B Complex vitamins.

Andrea said...

Blog follower.

rubynreba said...

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Anonymous said...

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jakiesmom said...

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Jen said...

I'd love to try the Incredivites kids' vitamins.

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Angela said...

I would love to try the BASIC H2 ORGANIC SUPER CLEANING CONCENTRATE

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msrodeobrat said...

i would love to try the Dish Wash Automatic detergent

Smooshy said...

i'd like to try the hand wash concentrate!

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

I like the Basic H. We used it to clean the Montessori School I worked at last year and it was safe enough for the children to use as they took ownership of their classroom by keeping it clean.

barbara.montyj said...

I'd like to try this - Fresh Laundry Fragrance Free Concentrate.

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hotmama0609 said...

i'd like to try the best water pitcher

ky2here said...

I need the Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste.

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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Enfuselle Hand & Body Lotion.

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Rachel said...

I love protein bars so I'd like to try both the Cinch Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and the Berry Almond Crunch Meal-In-A-Bar. I had no idea Shaklee made nutritional products!

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coriwestphal said...

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Deb K said...

I also would like to try the Green/Hazel - Eyeshadow Combination!

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Liz D said...

Would love to try the Enfuselle Repair System. TY!

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susan1215 said...

I would love to try the Dish Wash Automatic detergent.

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Enfuselle hand and body lotion!

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Hotsnotty2 said...

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Tanya said...

I think I would most like to try the Basic H2. Thank you :)

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purango said...

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Swtlilchick said...

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Soft Fabric Concentrate for the
laundry

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lilyk said...

The Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste looks very nice!

lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

 

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