The product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Many years ago, I made a commitment to keep my home as chemical-free as possible. Now that I have kids, that is more important than ever. However, it can be a challenge to find things like green cleaning products that as effective and economical as I would like.
I was excited to learn about Better Life products. Better Life began in 2007, when two dads decided to come up with non-toxic household products that were safe for their families. Last year, Tim and Kevin made their debut on Shark Tank, showing how their product line is entirely safe and natural. At one point, you can even watch as Tim sprays cleaner in his mouth to show how safe it is!
Better Life has over a dozen cleaning products. There are so many to choose from, I had a hard time deciding which ones to begin with. You can find everything from Nursery Cleaner to Granite Cleaner, as well as kits and even bulk sizes. All of these products are GMO-free , cruelty-free, made in theUSA, fragrance free, sulfate free, petroleum free.
Of the many products Better Life offers, here are some of the great products I had a chance to try:
Automatic Magic – Dishwasher Gel
I was probably most excited to try the Automatic Magic Natural Dishwasher Gel. For years I have been trying to find a natural dishwasher detergent that actually works. Even trying detergents that had phosphates as an ingredient (which was banned a few years ago), it has been a battle to find something natural that actually works, and I have only had luck with detergents filled with chemicals. I have shared my frustrations with other people, only to find that I am certainly not alone. I definitely had my doubts that this product would work well. However, not only was it effective, it was really effective!
And the funny thing is, an unexpected “perk” of this product that hadn’t even occurred to me is that there are no fumes filling my kitchen as the dishwasher runs. Just the hum of the dishwasher.. and nothing else.
You would be surprised how many chemicals are in the average detergent. Most detergents actually have chemicals in them that are designed to leave residues behind, such as fragrances and optical brighteners, which are not good for your skin. You won’t find those things in the “Spin-credible” Natural Laundry Detergent.
Gluten free & hypoallergenic*
Not tested on animals
Safe for waterways & marine life
No petroleum derived ingredients, no phosphates, no SLS/SLES, no bleach or chlorine
No synthetic fragrances, no dye, no optical brighteners, no preservatives, no ethoxylates
The Better Life Laundry Detergent comes in both Free & Clear and Lavender Grapefruit. My Lavender Grapefruit detergent smells amazing and leaves behind a touch of aroma. My daughter has eczema and extremely sensitive skin, and we have had no issues with the scented detergent, but if you have a baby, extra sensitive skin, or you simply don’t want a scent, you have the option of the Free & Clear version.
Simply Floored Floor Cleaner
We have bamboo flooring, and I was interested to see how the floor cleaner would work, especially since it is designed for all floor types. I have had a hard time finding something that cleans well, doesn’t leave a scent behind, and also doesn’t leave the floors with a slippery finish. One of the popular wood-cleaning products I have tried left my floors dangerously slippery (and even warns so on the can).
With “Simply Floored”, I can wipe my floors clean, without streaks or residue, and no slippery aftermath. A success!
This liquid dish soap is designed to be effective on cleaning, but it doesn’t contain harsh ingredients like sulfates (SLS or SES). I spend so much time worrying about what I use in the shower and on my skin, but had not been as careful about dish soap. I chose the Clary Sage & Citrus, which smells amazing (thanks to essential oils), but there is an unscented version. This dish soap keeps up with all the messes that come through my kitchen sink.. which is everything from dishes to toys – and I’m glad to have this now that my kids are old enough to reach the kitchen sink and wash their hands with this soap.
I never eat fruits or veggies without cleaning them, and this produce wash makes it easy. Spray on, and rinse. I can clearly see that this wash removes the residues on fruits like grapes (the “filmy” grapes are on the left, the clean grapes are on the right).
I have used this on all of our fresh fruits and veggies, from grapes to strawberries to zucchini. It is convenient to spray on and wash off, leaving behind no residue. With a summer of fresh veggies and berry-picking ahead of us, this product is extremely useful.
“what-Ever” All-Purpose Cleaner
The all-purpose cleaner is something I use on a daily basis. One of the awesome things about Better Life products is that you don’t have to wash them off – a lot of popular cleaning products actually instruct you to wipe after using the product. I love being able to wipe my kitchen counters and tables without worrying about my kids sitting and eating off those surfaces.
The picture above is my stove. I feel like I spend a lot of time cleaning my stove – between things boiling over, splattering, crumbs, and so much more. The black stove and the bright lights over it just highlight how dirty it is. I have struggled with conventional cleaners, which I have to allow to soak (while putting off toxic fumes), and then leave a streaky finish. You can even see on the front edge of the “before” photo, the streaky stains left behind by the cleaner before. The Better Life All-Purpose cleaner pleasantly surprised me. It doesn’t fill my house with fumes, and I spray on and allow to sit for a minute or so. This was my first time using it, and this wiped clean with a cloth rag. The “after” photo represents a very quick cleaning, so needless to say I was impressed.
I have used this cleaner for so many things and have been pleased with the results – windows, floors, tile, bathroom surfaces, even the car! With warmer weather here, I cleaned out my car on a hot day, and was able to use the Better Life all purpose cleaner without leaving my car full of fumes. I have also used this in our small pet’s cages because I don’t have to worry about fumes or other dangers associated with traditional cleaners.
And, you can use Better Life “what-EVER” all-purpose cleaner as a spot treater before you put your clothes in the wash!
“Even the Kitchen Sink” Natural Cleansing Scrubber
This is a great cleaner to have on hand if you need a little extra elbow grease. My stainless kitchen sink gets so dull and grimy, and “Even the Kitchen Sink” brings it back to a nice shine. This also goes for the tub, sinks, and whatever else you need a little extra shine.
I am thoroughly happy with all the products I tried. I like being able to have a green cleaning product for virtually any need.
Not only am I impressed with the products, but am impressed that I got 7 products that had a subtotal of about $56 – and that includes a 64oz laundry detergent! The prices are so reasonable, especially with free shipping for orders over $25!
I love shopping for green products online, because I am saving a trip to the store, and this way you can stock up from the comfort of your home. Better Life products are carried in stores such as Wholefoods and Crate and Barrel, but you can be sure to find everything in their large product line at your fingertips online.
CONNECT! Visit Better Life at http://www.cleanhappens.com/
BUY IT! You can purchase Better Life products on their website, or use their store finder to find a retailer near you.
This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
Better Life Starter Kit (ARV $48!)
- what-EVER sage & Citrus
- Simply Floored
- Even The Kitchen Sink
- I Can See Clearly, WOW!
- Six Compartment Tote
- Scrubbing Mircrofiber (dark blue)
- General Purpose Mircrofiber (green)
- Glass and polishing microfiber (light blue)
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