Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wrapped Up Review Wednesday Better Life

Today I'm going to share with you my take on Better Life Cleaning Products. I am one of those moms who has been becoming increasing dismayed by the products that were being used for cleaning...our homes, our bodies. It started with my microbiology class and just snowballed. Truly a little information can be a very scary thing. Skin is your biggest organ and it absorbs things readily. Then you can start reading about the chemicals in our cleaning products and how they can harm you let alone the little people running around your house who depending on their age might not have their central nervous system fully developed yet and its scary! For awhile my sister & I have been making our own cleaning agents. Its very easy to go online and find a lot of different recipes for cleaning solutions and usually its a lot more economical to make your own. You can customize them to your liking...a definite plus! Now that said, it can also be a drag trying to motivate yourself to whip up a batch of toilet cleaner. Enter Better Life! I was the lucky recipient of what-EVER! all purpose cleaner, I can see clearly- WOW! glass cleaner, Floored floor cleaner and Even the Kitchen Sink scrub cleaner. I honestly went into this thinking I can make it just as well as better so why should I spend the money on this? Well, frankly because it is better than what I was making! This stuff rocks! I love that most of the items are not scented- great for someone who is asmathic like me! and what is scented is done with essential oils and isn't overwhelming! The glass cleaner works so well that I almost couldn't believe it! My 5 year old things that one of her jobs in life is to "paint" on the bathroom mirror using water and occasionally tooth paste. Needless to say the mirror gets DIRTY! I sprayed I can see clearly-Wow on there and wiped it with a paper towel (I know...not really green but my Skoy Clothes were in the laundry). It only took one time to get the mirror sparkling clean! No spots and not a lot of elbow grease was needed! I then sprayed down the toilet, sink, counter and bathtub with what-EVER! I'm so happy to say the results were the same for that! Fast, thorough cleaning! Even the uck under the soap came off very quickly! I used Even the Kitchen Sink scrub for the sink and once again fell in love! It got the gross nasty stuff off of the drain. You know that stuff that you either have to really scrub or use something totally toxic like LimeAway on? This dug right through it with a couple of scrubs and it was back to shiny. Without something that would harm anyone! I can honestly recommend Better Life cleaning products. I know that I will continue to use them!

So, now for the really cool part! I have two sets of Better Life Cleaning Products (what-EVER, Even the Kitchen Sink, Floored, I can see clearly- WOW!) to give to TWO lucky Savvy SAHM Review readers! Here's how to enter to win one of the sets!
-go to Better Life
take a look around & tell me which product you would like to try and why (1 chance)
- go to Better Life and come back here and comment about something you didn't know! (1 chance)
-become a follower (no need to leave a comment) (1 chance)
-add my button to your blog (leave a comment & link) (1 chance)
-share your favorite green cleaning tip (1 chance)
-blog about this. leave a comment & link (1 chance)

Winners will be picked next Wed. Jan 21. and announced on Thursday. Please make sure you leave a way to get a hold of you!

33 comments:

jenna said...

I'd love the try the 2am Miracle because with 2 little boys we have LOTS of messes! I love that it safely cleans all the "kiddie" surfaces.
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jenna said...

I didn't know that Better Life gives a portion of their profits to non–profit organizations who share their same goals. That's cool!
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jenna said...

Green cleaning tip: a little bit of dishsoap and a lot of water in a spray bottle goes a long way as an all-purpose cleaner.
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Jennifer said...

I would like to try Whatever.

I did not know that Better Life products are ethoxylate-free so waterways and marine life will not be harmed. We live near the Chesapeake Bay and this is very important to us.

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Wehaf said...

I would most like the whatEver, because I use all-purpose cleaners *all* the time!

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Wehaf said...

Better Life tests for both terrestrial and aquatic toxicity - how marvelous is that?

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Michelle said...

I would want to try to whatEVEr.

Michelle said...

I didn't know that cleaning chemicals can cause asthma...my two kids are starting to show symptoms of asthma whenever they get a cold, and I would really like to make our house as allergy-free as possible

carogonza said...

I would like to try the Even the Kitchen Sink cleaner. I like that it's great on stainless steel and won't scratch.

carogonza said...

I didn't know that Better Life prodcuts rapidly biodegrade/

Wendy at Babies Gotta Have It said...

I am dying to try Even the Kitchen Sink on my tub! Would love an environmentally friendly abrasive cleaner!

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Wendy at Babies Gotta Have It said...

I learned that the components of some non-environmentally friendly cleansers mess up the reproductive systems of marine life! Ack! This is horrible! We need more green cleansers and we need them now!

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Dumaurier said...

I'd like to try What-Ever sounds like a very useful product..I think thats its really cool that a percentage of their profits go to non–profit organizations

jules said...

Here is what I learned: That all cleaners you use to clean your toilets, sinks, tubs, etc. release toxins into the waterways. How embarrasing that I've never thought of that before!

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jules said...

I would want to try "even the kitchen sink" - I have a goal to keep my kitchen sink shining (enter Flylady.com) and it would be WONDERFUL to be able to do that without toxins.

jules said...

My green cleaning tip is simply to recycle. If you area isn't big into recycling, contact the city and get a recycle bin. I love recycling!

Does anyone know if there is a such thing as non-toxic dishwashing soap?

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Anonymous said...

I would love to try Even the Kitchen sink.

Sounds like a great product.

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Jayme said...

i would like to try the what-ever cleaner because it works on everything!! thanks!

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Jayme said...

i didn't know that chemicals in cleaning products can cause asthma! yikes!

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Cortney said...

I would like to try the whatever. I could use it anywhere!

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cari_and_kevin_king said...

I would like to try the 2am Miracle. I have over 15 nieces and nephews and counting...they are all under the age of 10 and very messy.

charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

Stacy said...

The what-ever would be great for all those messes my toddler makes.

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Jessica said...

I would love to try Whatever because I mostly only use all-purpose cleaners.


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Jessica said...

I didn't know that their products biodegrade rapidly.

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Lisanne said...

I would like to try Even the Kitchen Sink because there are so many different ways to use it. Thanks!
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Lisanne said...

I didn't know that 99% of their ingredients are natural. Thanks!
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Brooke said...

Definitely Even the Kitchen Sink. I could use a non toxic scrubber.

Brooke said...

According to the company, "A percentage of our profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet."

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! I would love to try it!

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Linda and Greg said...

I would like to try the what-ever all purpose cleaner...I am always looking for a more natural, earth friendly ap cleanser for kitchen and bath surfaces!!

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Linda and Greg said...

I didn't know that cleaning chemicals could help cause asthma...I also didn't know that all of their products ingredients are over 99 % natural!

Alli said...

I'd love the 2am miracle! I have a little miracle that gives me presents at 2am. Need I say more?