Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shaklee Get Clean Household Mini Kit Giveaway

Did you ever look underneath your sink to see what chemicals are in your cleaning products?

Go ahead, take a look now. You'll probably find chemicals like 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. Who wants all that under your sink and on the surfaces of your home, where your children and pets might find them?

I recently tried products from Shaklee, and I was happy to learn that Shaklee cleaning products have none of those chemicals!

Here's a video about Shaklee's Get Clean products:

I tested out the Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit, pictured below.

I thought that cleaning my house for Passover would be the perfect test for the Shaklee products. Yes, they're safe, but are they effective?

Turns out, they are! The degreaser, combined with a microfiber rag, cleaned my microwave oven in nothing flat! Cleaning the microwave is one of my least favorite jobs because of all the splatters of sauces that exploded while heating up. With the Shaklee degreaser, I got rid of them super quick!

It also did an amazing job on my teakettle. Since it's situated next to the burner where I do most of my cooking, the stainless steel teakettle gets covered in grease and food splatters. Here's how well it cleaned in with the degreaser, the microfiber rag, and a toothbrush soaked in degreaser to get into the crevices, and less than 10 minutes of work:


(That's me taking the picture on the right, and my middle daughter standing next to me on the left)

I also loved using the Windows and Mirror spray to clean the mirrors in my bathroom, and the All-Purpose spray was great for general kitchen cleanups.

And, I liked that Shaklee products are concentrated. That means it's more frugal - less packaging cost and waste. The products' packages don't fill up landfills, and using each one eliminates 248 pounds of greenhouse gas that would be otherwise be created by similar products. That's the equivalent of planting 10 trees.

I really loved trying out these products.  They were effective and - dare I say - fun to use.

Are you interested in trying out Shaklee cleaning products?  Stop by the Shaklee website for more information.

Or would you like to try them for free?

Frugal Follies is giving away one Shaklee Get Clean® Household Mini Kit!

Your kit will consist of the following items:
  • Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate, 16 oz. (1)
  • Basic H2® Wipes (35 count)
  • Germ Off Wipes (35 count)
  • Scour Off
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Dropper Pipette
  • Spray Bottles (3-pack)
Click here for the complete rules.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter below!  The giveaway is open to US residents aged 18 and older. This giveaway will end on Friday, May 4th, at 12:01 am Eastern time.  If you are the winner, I  will contact you shortly thereafter, and you will have 72 hours to  respond.  If you do not respond within that time, your entry will be  declared invalid and a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(This review and giveaway was made possible by the Shaklee Corporation & Mom Spark Media. Incentives, product and support were provided. Thoughts are my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.)


April G April 10, 2012 at 9:38 PM  

I have straight up bleach underneath my sink right now (with a baby lock on the cupboard, but uuuuugh, I need to get rid of that)! I need a green cleaning makeover because I have three small kids and we need safer, healthier products.


Castal April 10, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

I have bleach along with some various acids (anyone for cyanuric acid derivatives?), and some actually green-ish wipes that are almost gone. And grubby grody pipes....hrm. Maybe I should do something about that.

hmkitten |at| gmail |.| com

Traci Lynn Butler,  April 10, 2012 at 10:19 PM  

Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride - eek! I would like to use more natural cleaning products for the helath of my family and the environment!

Cathie April 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM  

I actually have only cleaning wipes, and dish detergent under my kitchen sink. I have swiffer stuff in my utility room, and I would love to be able to replace THAT, I have tried every incarnation of Swiffer, and I just don't think I like it at all.

Jill April 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM  

I have bleach, ammonia, Raid (for ants)...all sorts of other nasties. Scary stuff

lorialcorn2006 April 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

well I found just about everything in the list since I have scrubbing bubbles, Mr clean, clorox clean up ,fablousso and lots of others

Anonymous,  April 13, 2012 at 2:13 PM  



Unknown April 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM  

i was totally surprised at the list i thought i not find many of those chemicals under my sink ...whoaaa was i wrong i need to toss many of them out considering i have a very curious grandchild thank you for opening my eyes

emeraldmaz April 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM  

Under my sink is just a few extra dog dishes... the only cleanser in there is the dish soap :)

Lane Mahnke April 13, 2012 at 9:56 PM  

I found a lot of those chemicals in my cleaning products. Wow.


GoodnessGraces April 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM  

I found bleach. I have a 2 yr old and really want to make sure my house is free of bad chemicals.

lokigsd April 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM  

Believe it or not - I don't have any "cleaners" under my sink.... just pots & pans.

Alicia April 14, 2012 at 9:07 AM  

I've got some bleach, and some toilet bowl cleaner. I just want to use non-toxic products to clean my home!

k.a. April 14, 2012 at 9:28 AM  

Pots and pans are under our sink, but I dug deeper and found from ugly looking j-clothes, and once I got past those I found our emergency fire extingusher. By this time, I was getting really brave and kept going, next up was petrified sponges - but I don't think they started off green, but they sure ended that way!!

Leah S,  April 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM  

I don't oftne look under the sink but yes I did find cleaners full of the junk

intensev5 April 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM  

None of my cleaning products are GREEN -- this has got to change!!! Thanks for the chance to win this.

Maryea April 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM  

Yes I found some of those ingredients under my sink. I'd love to try safer products that also work well.
Thank you for this opportunity.

Anonymous,  April 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM  

I have a few "scary" things in the cleaning closet and would like to try more green products.

Rachel McGuire April 14, 2012 at 10:56 PM  

long story short. I just moved in with my boyfriend whom thought he was "green" but was so very far from it. I found every known harmful chemical possible in his cabinets. I need serious help to turn him around.

AlaskanWolfGodess April 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM  

I have bleach, windex, and clorox and I need a cleaning product makeover!

Kris G.

kegruno at yahoo dot com

Lillea April 15, 2012 at 4:23 AM  

I have some specialty cleaners that I rarely use that contain bad stuff, so this would be nice to have

contactlillea at gmail dot com

Ashley April 16, 2012 at 4:40 PM  

We have chlorine bleach, ick. I have gotten rid of the rest of them though and only have a green multi purpose cleaner right now. I am in need of some new products!


Anonymous,  April 20, 2012 at 6:38 PM  

Bleach seems to be in almost everything under my kitchen sink

Anonymous,  April 20, 2012 at 7:14 PM  

I'd love to win this.
Liz Curtis-Robinson

Julie April 21, 2012 at 12:26 AM  

I found sodium hydroxide. We recently adopted a dog, so I would like to start using ‘green’ cleaning products.

jpark107 (at) gmail.com

Julie W,  April 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM  

Chlorine Bleach :P Sometimes the smell of commericial products is too strong. I just recently have started making my own cleaning products. I feel better using "green" cleaners for my family :)

farmermomwife at yahoo dot com

katklaw777 April 23, 2012 at 5:54 AM  

I found phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach...I would very much like to use greener products.
I am katklaw777.

Chrissy April 24, 2012 at 9:06 PM  

It's scary under there, I want to go green as well as trying to go with cruelty free products. Part of my cleansing and getting healthier in every aspect of my life.


cbusch April 28, 2012 at 2:42 AM  

I need this make over. Two people in my house have asthma and this would be perfect becuase what is under our sink is scary. Thanks chaselhoff at usa dot net

Katie Short April 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM  

I had petroleum distillates and ammonia. I'm hoping to have a baby soon, and don't want to have toxins in my house!

Tegan April 29, 2012 at 7:56 PM  

I (Tegan) found bleach and lots of acids in my cleaners. With my cats getting into everything I am not only worried about my health but theirs, which is why i need to get more green!

krystle April 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM  

I have all kinds of cleaners under my sink like ammonia. Being green would be so much better for my family!

Joretta Foster May 1, 2012 at 1:26 AM  

phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric

janetfaye May 1, 2012 at 1:58 AM  

I have chlorine bleach under my sink and I would like to start using green products.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Amy Baker,  May 1, 2012 at 8:40 AM  

Straight bleach, comet with bleach, soft scrub with bleach....I would love to try green products...and I would love it even more if they WORK!! Thanks!
aabaker at care2 dot com

Anonymous,  May 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM  

I have beach and ammonia under the sink.
kathy f
mknkids at yahoo dot com

hollygunter May 2, 2012 at 12:19 AM  

i'm actually in the middle of moving out of state so i don't have any cleaning products at the moment but would love to try the shaklee products for my new home!


EatHealthyLiveWell May 2, 2012 at 9:45 AM  

I've trashed many of my chemical cleaners because they were irritating me, but there's still some bleach under there. I need a cleaning supply makeover, because I currently have no cleaners!

CELINEXOXO May 2, 2012 at 11:25 AM  


Jennifer May 2, 2012 at 12:25 PM  

All sorts of things that can't be pronounced. WARNING Also, the floor cleaners & to think that your feet are where you absorb all that & we are all barefoot in here. Need a safe alternative

Andrea B May 2, 2012 at 1:37 PM  

I have chlorine bleach, ammonia, and sulfamic acid. I need green cleaners, because we're trying for a baby, and I read chlorine bleach may cause birth defects.
at sbcglobal.net

Marianna May 2, 2012 at 2:38 PM  

There are alot of items with chlorine bleach under my sink - yuck! I need a green cleaning makeover because I have a son who has allergies and sensitivites and doesn't need to be around all these chemicals anymore!
mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

Stacy May 2, 2012 at 8:46 PM  

I don't have any of them, I am very careful about what I bring into my house. I can always use good cleaners though.

the imagine tree at aol dot com

Terri Menke,  May 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

I found all kind of ingredients I didn't know were in my cleaners... terrimfas@yahoo.com

ellen_levickis May 2, 2012 at 11:43 PM  

I have just dish soap under the sink which I use for everything I dont use vinegar for but my husband has a stash of cleaners that we need to get rid of.

corey1971 May 3, 2012 at 12:02 AM  

My goodness, it was like alphabet soup on there...disgusting! (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Debbie P May 3, 2012 at 12:05 AM  

Rafflecopter, Debbie M Petts

I am moving shortly so don't have many cleaning supplies at the moment. Our Clorox wipes def. have some not good sounding stuff in it, and I would love to start using Green products when we move. Thanks!

helpful heather May 3, 2012 at 1:25 AM  

I have lots of bleach I wanna use green products so I dont get a headache while I'm cleaning!


Donna D May 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM  

I found chlorine, plus numerous things I can not only NOT pronounce, but appear a bit creepy and suspicious!!

Donna D May 3, 2012 at 11:54 AM  

I found chlorine, things I cannot pronounce and two little beady eyes pearing back at me!!!

Donna D May 3, 2012 at 11:57 AM  

numerous things I cannot pronounce and two little beady eyes staring back at me!!

Corpsechick May 3, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

I think I have every cleaning product known to man under my sink. As well as noticing that there is a leak. I couldn't pronounce any of the names of the chemicals under there, let alone spell them
Tabatha C

Holly S. May 3, 2012 at 1:07 PM  

I have a good deal of these chemicals under my sink. I would love to find effective cleaners that are also safe for my kids and my dog! I make them leave the room when I clean and it's hard to keep an eye on the little one. Thanks for the giveaway; I would love to try these.

T and C Sligh May 3, 2012 at 2:59 PM  

i have bleach most under my sink! i would love to try natural cleaners to try and make my home a healthier place. i have a one year old daughter and hope to have more children one day. i would just like to use healthy cleaners for that reason.

AmyDalrymple May 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM  

I have bleach and ammonia under my sink... definitely not safe for the pets in my house.

Valerie & Its the SimpleThings May 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM  

I don't keep them under my sink :-) but in the cabinet above my washer there was bleach and many other things I can't remember how to spell. :-)

my_2_cents at hotmail dot com

Rowell Reviews May 3, 2012 at 9:19 PM  

Actually, under my kitchen sink are all our soda cans, but there's also dish soap or at least there was until my husband used it. I have five animals and a son and would like to use "green" products. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

SuperNeena May 3, 2012 at 10:46 PM  

There are pots and pans under my sink. Unfortunately i have no green cleaners.

Allisha Gold May 3, 2012 at 11:10 PM  

We have a product with ammonia in it. Not too many other things. I need a makeover so that I have fewer unsafe items in my house.
Thank you!
allishagold at volcano dot net

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