::Closed:: What Lurking Under Your Kitchen Sink?

The Winner is: Angie!

Spring is in the air and I’m in the mood to clean. With little kids and pets in the house I try my best to use the safest products as possible. I’m always on the look out to try out products that are not only safe for my family, but good for the enviorment as well.  I was ask to review a Shaklee Get Clean kit in honor of Earth day this year. 
The Company: We believe that health isn't just about what you put in your body; it's about everything around you. We bring you a full line of natural and nontoxic cleaning choices that are Safe for You, Your Home, and Your Planet®called Get Clean®.
·         No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals.
·         Outperforms 20 national leading brands.
·         You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!*
·         Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate - just 1/4 tsp. makes 16oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents.
·         And when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet:
·         Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills.
·  ·         Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas. Passing on one Get Clean kit to a friend is the equivalent of planting 10 trees!

I was asked to compare what was under my sick and the harsh chemicals that were used in them, to Shaklee Get Clean Kit. Here are some of the harsh chemicals that I found in my house hold cleaners: kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, phthalates. Along with these components I also took a close look at the instructions, most bottles say” use in a well ventilated area”. It’s shocking to me that I use these products in places where there are no windows and no true way to ventilate. So as I’m cleaning I’m harming myself with the fumes these cleaners can give off.

For my review, I thought I would tackle a place in the house that gets messy fast. It’s a place that I take care in cleaning, because we use it every day with our food. I will show you a before and after picture of our microwave. I have used it several times without covering the food for this review.
To get started I had to mix the ingredients. I mixed the 1 ½ tablespoon of the Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate with 16 oz’s of water. That’s it. This makes the degreaser that you use in the kitchen. After mixing it I noticed, there is not a strong order or any fumes. I simply sprayed this in the microwave and wiped it out. It left my microwave looking like new.

Now for the best part, one of my followers will have a chance to win their own Shaklee Get Clean Kit

  To enter the this giveaway I ask that the you look under their kitchen sink to see if they find any of these ingredients in any of your cleaning products: kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, and phthalates?  
If you found any of these please leave a comment of what you discovered and why you need a green cleaning makeover! 
Additional entries (more chances to win):

-Liking the Shaklee Facebook Page {http://facebook.com/shakleecorporation}
-Following @ShakleeHQ on Twitter {http://twitter.com/shakleehq}
Please leave a comment for each additional entry that you do!

This review and giveaway was made possible by the Shaklee Corporation & Mom Spark Media. Incentives, product and support were provided. Thoughts are my own.


  1. Under my cabinet I have found products that contained ammonia, and bleach. My mother is on oxygen due to breathing problems, so this has made me venture out to find products that are safe for her and the environment.

  2. The scary part is, I looked in my cleaning cupboard. I picked up three different products and couldn't find an ingredient list on them anywhere. My bleach has chlorine it though. I have a toddler so the safer my cleaning products could be, the better.

    angiewith3 at live dot com

  3. like shaklee on facebook (Angie B.)

    angiewith3 at live dot com

  4. Follow Shaklee HQ on twitter as @angiewith3

    angiewith3 at live dot com

  5. It's crazy after reading this, my cleaning products do contain ammonia and bleach..

  6. I liked the shaklee fb page under ChrisNKhristine Talactac

  7. I'm also following the shaklee twitter under the name BeautyAndBrute

  8. For many of us who do not do the cleaning, we rarely open the cabinet under the sink to see what is in there. Because of this, dirt, dust and maybe bacteria could be lurking in this dark space over time. We all want to have a clean and germ-free household and learning the right way to tidy things up is helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Thank you for sharing this post. It is indeed a good practice to use natural and non-toxic cleaning materials especially when kids and pets are around. This will not only be beneficial for the family but also to the environment. May this post inspire others to opt for more eco-friendly products.


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