Going Green With Shaklee: Give Away!

  I have been using Shaklee products my whole life, and I adore their products and what they stand for!  When I first got married, I tried some of the store cleaning products, and about fell over and the HORRIBLE strong cleaning smell!  NOW I understood why my mom used Shaklee for everything!  It IS possible to get your home sparkling clean without all those poisonous chemicals and strong smells!
  My favorite Shaklee product is Basic H, now called Basic H2.  Let me tell you something. I have been married nearly 12 years, and I have purchased this product TWICE even though I use it everyday, multiple times a day.

  How is this possible?

  Because you use so little of the concentrate, filling the rest of the bottle with water!  One 16 oz. bottle of Basic H2 diluted per label directions makes 214 bottles (28 oz.) of ready-to-use all-purpose cleaner.

 What do I use it for?

Everything!

  You can clean windows with it, get those nasty sticky stickers off the back of your new plates, cut grease from working with butter, bacon pans, remove wallpaper, get crayon off your paint, and my favorite use, wash my veggies and fruits in it.  Just one squirt of very diluted Basic H2 in my small sink of water, goes a long way. 

 

  NOW, this is NOT Shaklee Scientist approved, so use this at your own risk.  But just know, that ever since I was a little girl, we have washed our veggies in very diluted Basic H in a sinkful of water, rinsing well afterwards.  You know how grapes are always white and yucky even after a good rinse?

  After a Basic H wash and rinse, they will stay shiny and pure in color!  

  In the photo below, I washed the left in Basic H water and the right in regular: grapes

  When our bag of Baby Carrots began to turn white and dry, I simply fill the bag with cold water and a squirt of diluted Basic H2 and let them soak, then rinse well before eating.  They are back to bright orange in no time! That is because Basic H is wetter than water and helps hydrate.

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I soak lettuce leaves, celery stalks, and broccoli heads in my small sink full of cold water.  Basic H helps them maintain their crisp and color for a week longer than unwashed, after a good soak and drain. 

  *Disclaimer:  Again, I will tell you, Shaklee does not sell Basic H for this purpose, but at our house, its my go to for fruit and veggie cleaners, just use the diluted in a sink full of water, rinse and know your veggies will be crisp and clean.  My mom did this when we were growing up, still does today, 32 years later with no ill effects.  Use your discretion, ok?  And be nice to Shaklee, we love them! 🙂

 I haven’t ever told you about Shaklee on this blog, so I jumped at the opportunity when it arose.  My friend, Katie Marcum, is just starting out her Shaklee business.  She found out about the products while searching for a safe disinfectant for her breast pump.  Basic G, my second favorite product, was the answer.

This photo from the Shaklee site, since I don’t have a big bottle to show you.

  Basic G kills bacteria, fungus and viruses.  Used as directed, Basic G tackles over 40 of these pesky microbes, including animal viruses!!! This makes it an excellent choice for kitchen, bathroom and pet areas of your home.

  This bottle will last you FOREVER, as 1 quart makes up to 64 gallons of spray!  Put one under every sink!!!! 

   I use it anytime I work with raw meat, used to wash down highchair trays with it daily and anytime Sophie Tinkles the dog lives up to her name, we use it on the carpet.  It’s also great for toilets and potty training whoopsies, so I keep a spray bottle in the laundry room, kitchen and every bathroom.

  Even though I grew up with my mom using these products, I have never purchased a kit before.  Thanks to Katie, I was able to try out Shaklee’s Get Clean Kit, and am excited to tell you about my findings!

From Shaklee’s site The Get Clean Kitchen Mini Kit contains:

  • Hand Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate (16 fl. oz)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Concentrate (32 oz)
  • Dish Washer Automatic Dispenser (empty)
  • Hand Wash Concentrate (32 fl. oz)
  • Hand Wash Dispenser

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Dish Wash Concentrate Size: 16 oz.

  If we hesitate to mention that fresh-scented Dish Wash is soft on hands and the earth, it’s only because you might think it’s soft on grease. But trust us. You need only a few drops to tackle a pile of greasy dinner aftermath. Really. Just a few. This is an exercise in restraint.

  • Helps loosen baked-on foods so you can use less elbow grease.
  • Mild on your hands – special formula won’t remove natural oils in your skin, giving you soft hands as well as sparkling dishes.
  • Maximum long-lasting suds.
  • Leaves your dishes sparkling clean.
  • Great camping choice – biodegradable surfactants and safe for use outdoors in warm or cold water.

HAND WASH CONCENTRATE  Size: 32 oz.

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“Go wash your hands.”  This super mild, sudsy wash makes it so nice to do as you’ve always been told. It has wheat germ oil and algae extract to moisturize; soy protein to condition; aloe, marshmallow and linden flower extracts to soothe; and rosemary and arnica extracts to energize. So now it’s more like, “Go take your hands to the spa.”

DISH WASHER AUTOMATIC CONCENTRATE Size: 2 lb.

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With Dish Wash Automatic Concentrate you’ll never have to wash a dish before you put it in the dishwasher or use earth-adverse chemicals to get your dishes clean. This patented, super-concentrated formula lets you use just a little for a whole load of sparkling dishes.

  • The deep, enzyme-activated cleaning power gently removes tough stains, leaving dishes and glasses sparkling clean.
  • Super concentrated – cleans 48 loads – just 2 teaspoons in each dispenser cup.
  • No pre-rinsing needed – Removes dried on food and tough stains, so they don’t get stuck on.
  • Dissolves quickly and completely, getting to work straight away.
  • Absolutely no chlorine and no fragrances, which can pollute the air that you breathe.
  • Comes in a handy resealable pouch with measuring scoop and a bottle for easy pouring if you’d prefer that route

And Katie was also sweet enough to bring me:

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SCOUR OFF™ HEAVY DUTY PASTE  Size: 9 oz.
Here’s an exclusive scouring cleanser that sets a new standard. It’s a paste, so it doesn’t form dust clouds. It cleans stuck-on messes. It even cleans burnt-on food in your oven. And it doesn’t burn off your nose hairs in the process.

  • Natural ingredients remove the toughest dried-on splatters and spills, burned-on grease, baked-on food, and sticky messes without hazardous chemicals or toxic fumes.
  • Scour Off is made from natural mineral abrasives and biodegradable cleaning agents. It does not contain chlorine, bleach, or dye.
  • Scour Off gently removes stains other cleansers can’t and is great for cleaning tubs, ovens, sinks, and tiles.
  • It will even remove rust, and is great for cleaning these surfaces: copper, grout, cement, ceramic, and imitation marble.
  • Wide-mouth jar makes it easy to use.

  Here is Katie to tell you more about the Shaklee Company:

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Hi I’m Katie!

  I first want to thank Tonya for sharing these Shaklee products with you. Tonya is a dear friend of mine and truly an inspiration to many.

  I was actually first introduced to Shaklee through Tonya. She told me that there is an all natural cleaner and sanitizer that she uses. The thought of all natural anything intrigued me. Since having my second child a year and a half ago, I have developed a passion to live a life that is as natural and chemical free as possible.

  After using Basic H2 and Basic G (the same bottles, mind you) for over a year, I started doing a little more research on Shaklee as a company. I was completely blown away that this company has been around for almost 60 years and I’m just now hearing about them! Shaklee is completely debt free, but what’s more important is they have a 0 carbon footprint. That means that not only am I making my home healthier, I am also leaving behind a healthier planet for my children. With every Get Clean Kit that is sold, Shaklee plants 5 trees. WOW!

Tonya showed you just a few things from the Get Clean line of household cleaners. Not only are there products that you can use to clean your kitchen, you can also use Shaklee to clean your bathrooms and do your laundry with very concentrated amounts of a very safe product for your family!

  Shaklee was founded on the household cleaners, but that is not all that Shaklee has to offer. Nutrition is very important in our society. Its takes more than just a clean home to develop a clean planet. Our country is over fed and under nourished. Shaklee knows that, so they have developed a nutrition line that is completely astonishing.

  It is also common knowledge that our country is overweight. Aside from the Healthy Nutrition line, Shaklee also has a weight loss program called Shaklee 180. When you team 180 with the supplements available in the Healthy Nutrition line, you’ll learn how to turn your life around and stop dieting!

Oh and the Pomegranate Energizing Tea is TO DIE FOR!

Ok, now we have your house clean, and your body is getting healthier with the supplements and the 180. There is one thing left to tackle:

Your skin!

Shaklee also offers a full skin care line, including toothpaste, deodorant and shampoo!

With Shaklee I am able to still work full-time (because I want to), be a mom to my boys, and a wife to my husband, all while making long-term residual income as I share my passion of living a cleaner life with other families.

Are you looking to stay home or supplement your income?  Would you consider joining me on this adventure?

Maybe you are just ready to Go Green and loose the household chemicals.

If you would like to purchase a Get Clean Kit for your home, please click on any of the above links to be taken to my Shaklee site.  OR, leave your email address in the comments section and I would be glad to answer any questions you have about these wonderful products!
I also have a new blog, come on over!

~Katie Marcum

Katie Shaklee

 

  Thank you, Katie for sharing with us today about Going Green with Shaklee!  I bet you guys can’t wait to get your hands on some product.    

  That is why Katie so sweetly offered to send TWENTY FIVE of you, Basic H2 samples ! 

{Squeeeeeeeeeeee!}

  Contest is closed.

We will have a blog post Monday the 16th, announcing 25 winners. 

  Shaklee was a “green company” before it was cool to “Be Green”…and I am proud to be sharing their products with you today!!!!

  Go Green & Go Home, with Shaklee!  🙂

Now, head on over to Katie’s blog to enter to WIN!!!!!  {Contest is closed, but head on over and Katie would love to share more with you about Shaklee’s great products…..}

Hugs, T

All commercial images in this post come from Shaklee’s official website, and are not affiliated with Tonya, Katie, or the 4 little Ferguson website.

 

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23 thoughts on “Going Green With Shaklee: Give Away!

      • Joy, Some people don’t like how vanilla extract is made. But in order to make the really extract you have to put about 25 to 30 vanilla beans in vodka and let it sit for about 3 to 4 months to absorb the vanilla flavor. You need to split the bean down the center to let the vanilla paste part get into it. It is really yummy! By the time you bake with it the alcohol with bake out of it.
        So, that is how I make my vanilla.:)

      • Tonya, I was just washing my lettuce and it made me wonder how you use your Basic H2 for washing it? How much to how much water? I have never tried it before but I have wanted to be able to clean my produce better.

      • Ok, so I have a small squeeze bottle of the diluted Basic H on my sink. I squirt one nice big squirt into the small sink {probably holds 6 cups of water???} and let it soak for a couple hours. I do the same for grapes, celery, anything that soaks. Then I drain well and put away standing up in a tupperware pitcher with lid. Soaking in Basic H, draining well and putting paper towels between layers helps it stay fresh for weeks!!!!!! Hope this helps

      • Tonya, Yes.. that helps me GREATLY!!! I am going to go and mix myself some right now. I have done the paper towels and that helps with keeping it crisp. But, I have wanted to use something other then just water for washing my food. You really don’t know what it has on it when you buy it.
        Thanks again!

    • littlebitofcountry, Hi, this is Tonya’s mom, do you sell that wonderful vanilla you make, cause I’d love to buy some!!

  1. I have grown up using Shaklee and love the products!!! They are also who fuels several research labs because their technology is ALWAYS state of the art…the government asks about equipment in their research labs…

  2. I love Shaklee’s toothpaste for my kiddos, but haven’t yet ventured into their cleaning supplies…though I keep meaning to! Great information to think about in this post!

  3. I am shocked that you buy baby carrots. I NEVER do! Did you know that the reason the turn white in the fridge it’s because they got soaked in chlorine??

    • The white color that you sometimes see on the outside of baby carrots is technically called “blush” and it’s the evidence of dehydration, not chlorine, although they are washed in water containing trace amounts of chlorine. I think we’d be mortified to know the growing/treating condition of each and every piece of produce we buy, which is why washing it in a “Green”, wetter than water soap, makes me feel better about our consumption of them! 🙂

      • I have a friend who happens to be a chemical engineer, who visits the plants on daily basis, so I do know what I’m talking about. 🙂 I didn’t mean to offend you so much. I just know I care enough for my babies’ bodies that I don’t bother buying those.

  4. Have you ever heard of Norwex Tonya? Another ‘green’ product that you use with only water to clean with!! The Norwex microfiber cloths have silver embedded in them and prevent bacteria/mold from growing when you let the cloth dry over night. I do not sell Norwex products but if I had time to do it I would definitely do so!! I like the idea of the Shaklee stuff for food. Thank you for sharing this product!! 🙂

    Merry CHRISTmas!!
    Arianne

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