As we come close to the end of the Better living giveaway I decided to keep up with the green cleaning theme for my reviews. I was sent a sample of Skoy Cloths from Michelle at http://www.skoycloth.com/. Here is a description straight from the Skoy website:
SKOY cloth is a ...
The SKOY cloth is a fabulous, absorbent, biodegradable and natural multi-use cloth. Our re-usable earth friendly cloth is perfect in your kitchen, bathroom, and on most surface areas in your home or office. SKOY cloth can be used in place of your sponge, wash cloth or paper towels.
It is a European made product and 100% biodegradable because it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. SKOY cloth is a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks. After an independent composting test, SKOY cloth broke down completely within 5 weeks.
The SKOY cloth is a durable product due to the reusability factor and can last months. Using a SKOY cloth is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home. With the high cost of paper towels, at least $2 a roll, SKOY cloth is the obvious choice for your wallet and the environment.
The SKOY cloth has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight. As a result, producing the most superior cloth product available. Imagine using 15 sheets of good-quality paper towels at once… This is how a wet SKOY cloth will feel in your hand.
The SKOY cloth is long-lasting because of the wash ability feature. It dries quickly, so it is not a breeding ground for bacteria. Have you ever used your sponge, then smelled your hand and it reeked of horrible bacteria? That will never happen again if you microwave your SKOY cloth regularly. It is also dishwasher and washer/dryer safe. Cleaning your SKOY cloth will keep it healthy and germ-free. Please see Use & Care for instructions.
The cool and unique designs will make cleaning fun! SKOY Enterprises plans to launch new designs in early 2008.
After using Skoy cloths during cleaning around my house I have to say that I'm completely in love with them! They are incredibly absorbent, wash very well and don't leave little bits of lint. I've been keeping one by my kitchen sink and using the other for cleaning the bathrooms. Everything that Skoy Cloth advertises on their home page is true! They dry very quickly so you don't have that damp ick smell, they are super absorbent and they're great for the planet and your pocketbook! Honestly, does it get any better than that? You can order Skoy cloths from the Skoy website and they even offer a subscription option that has free shipping! Once again, does it get any better?!!?
Now for those of you who are relatively new to the green cleaning movement perhaps you aren't sure of some of the reasons that green cleaning is a much better healthier way to clean. A quick crash course here! (If you'd like more information feel free to use the contact button to email me and I'll point you in the right direction!) First and foremost the best reason to use green cleaning supplies is that there aren't any negative side/health affects. The HUGE majority of cleaning agents used in the US are not tested or regulated in any way. Do you really want to be cleaning your house with something that you have to use in a well ventilated area? For most things you can a very comparable cleaning solution using a combination of water, vinegar, baking soda & essential oils. Nothing in that is going to hurt you! If making your own solutions isn't your thing you have great companies life Better Life that offers incredible green cleaning supplies that are already made! One of the things I've noticed since I've been doing exclusive green cleaning in my house is that I LIKE cleaning (at least more than I did before!). I know that I'm not harming myself, my daughter or the planet. I know that I'm teaching my daughter to respect the earth and all of that makes for a happy self!
Now back to Skoy Cloths. I've already told you how well they work. Lets discuss the environmental impact. I don't know if I could ever completely give up the use of paper towels but having Skoy Cloths on hand certainly makes it much much easier to reduce my paper towel usage. In all actuality the Skoy Cloths are nicer because they are thicker and you don't worry about them tearing. All in all they're a great product to have in your home! So now that I've got you all excited about Skoy Cloths I figure I should give you a chance to try them for yourself! One lucky Savvy SAHM Review Reader is going to be the lucky recipient of a 4 pack of Skoy Cloths!
How to win?
-Go to Skoy Cloths website and take a look around. Come back here and leave a comment where you think you would use Skoy Cloths the most! Honestly, that it! Its that easy!
Extra Chances to win
-Grab the Savvy SAHM Review Blog button and display it on your blog. Leave a comment and a link! 1 extra chance
-Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment and a link 1 extra chance
-Become a follower. Every SSR follower is entered into every giveaway that we have (no need to leave a comment!)
-Email 3 friends about Skoy Cloths and/or this giveaway. CC me in the email at firstname.lastname@example.org Worth 2 extra chances
-Buy Skoy Cloths from http://www.skoycloth.com/ and let them know you heard about them here! 10 extra chances!
This giveaway will end January 28th at midnight CST. The winner will be posted on Thursday the 29th. Please make sure you leave an email with your comments or that I can email you from your blog. Winner has 3 days to respond after that a new winner is chosen.