For as long as I can remember, I have used the same product to clean our house. You know the one, spray bottle with blue liquid, funny commercials where birds crash into crystal clear windows. It is my go-to for everything. From Windows to floors. Crazy, I know, but it cuts through grease and grime and does the job. I have a few other specialty products, but for the most part, that is what I use.
A few years ago I wanted to go more green with my cleaning. I tried so many other things but was never satisfied with what I tried. I went through at least 10 different products, only to find that nothing cleaned like the blue bottle I had grown to love.
Then, I tried Shaklee. Shaklee is the number one nutritional company in the U.S. In fact, as early as 1960, they made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever. They were also the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset their CO2 emissions. which resulted in a net zero impact on the environment. Shaklee stands for everything I want to stand for. Now the question was, could their products clean?
The answer, an overwhelming YES! I have been so impressed with the product that I don’t even know where my blue bottle is at the moment.
I have been using the Shaklee Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate.
The 16 oz. bottle only costs $12.15, and makes 48 gallons of super-safe, really powerful, all purpose cleaner. Yes, 48 gallons.
For all-purpose cleaning:
Add 1/4 tsp. basic cleaner to 16 oz. of water.
For windows and mirrors:
Add 1-2 drops basic cleaner to 16 oz. of water.
Add 1 1/2 tsp. basic cleaner to 16 oz. of water. For bigger jobs, add 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water.
When I first read the directions I thought, no way. I was going to add more solution than called for because I didn’t believe it would really clean anything. But, to really review and test, I knew I needed to follow the directions, so I did. And it worked. I used the Get Clean Spray Bottles and mixed up the all purpose cleaner, the degreaser, and a bottle of window cleaner. (I highly recommend the spray bottles. They are marked for measurement, help you keep your solutions organized, and the triggers are great.)
Shaklee is now my favorite cleaning product. Why?
Most important, it works. No questions asked, works the first time.
On top of that….
It smells good. I have tried other green cleaners and don’t like the smell.
I am able to store a lot of product without taking up a lot of space. This is really important for us. I like to keep a stock pile of those things we use a lot, so I am not always running out. With 4 kids, going to the store every other day to replenish is not in the schedule.
It is safe for our kids, and the environment. This is becoming more and more important to us.
It is easy to use and to measure. The bottle are clearly marked with fill lines, and mixing up the solution is so easy, our 7 year old daughter took over the job.
I get my money’s worth. It seems I always feel like I am paying more than I should for a good product. Not with Shaklee. It is reasonably priced, and I get a lot of product.
Along with the basic cleaning product, I also tried their Healthy Beauty C+E Repair P.M. I have been applying it to my face each night for the last 3 weeks, and have noticed a dramatic difference. Living in Utah, in such a dry climate, winter really takes a toll on my skin. This is the first season in 15 years that I have not had a dry face, especially around my nose and chin. I have not even needed a moisturizer because the Repair P.M. does such a good job. I can also feel that my skin is firmer and more radiant. Even my husband has made a few comments. You need the smallest amount, and the tube of product lasts forever. At around $56.00, it is less than repair creams I have used in the past, and is doing a better job.
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