Sunday, October 2, 2011

31 Days to Green Living day 2: Non-toxic cleaners for a healthy home

Kitchen collage
The above pictures are some of my favorite kitchens shown on blogs. To me, nothing conjures the sense of home like an inviting kitchen(can you tell I like white cabinets with a nod to vintage style?). Don’t these pictures give a sense of a clean, healthy home? Isn’t that what we all want for our homes to be? What if how you were cleaning made your home anything but…
I wanted to begin with one of the most critical changes (in my opinion) you can make towards living green. If you make only one change, I hope this is the one you do…
Changing how you clean your home has immediate impacts on you, your family’s, your pet’s health not to mention anyone who enters your home and it helps the planet!
Did you know the pollution inside our homes is worse than outside and we spend nearly 90 percent of our time indoors? What is polluting our homes? Potentially, anything we bring into it-including cleaners. We think of our home as our refuge, but what if it was making you sick? Chemicals in our homes can cause allergies & asthma not to mention the long term exposure-what can happen from all those years of being exposed to chemicals being built up in our bodies? Now certainly we cannot control what we are exposed to everywhere, but I at least have more peace of mind that I have reduced our exposure to harmful chemicals by using ALL non-toxic cleaning products in our home. Green cleaners have definitely become more mainstream than just a couple years ago, but my challenge has been finding the winning combination of a safe, yet effective product. I have tried pretty much most of them (including higher-end ones) and honestly was immediately converted to Shaklee’s Get Clean line(even beforeI became a distributor). Gather all your current products and read the labels, do the say “Danger”, “Poison” or contain chlorine bleach or ammonia, do you really want such dangerous stuff being in your home that is polluting the air you are breathing? There certainly are other alternatives that are safe effective and green.
I have done the leg work for you of experimenting with the green cleaners available out there. Shaklee’s really are the best I have used. If you are interested in finding out more information about Shaklee’s products, please let me know. Shaklee’s products are: ALWAYS SAFE, ALWAYS WORKS, ALWAYS GREEN.
We start with nature. Shaklee scientists search the world over to source the finest natural ingredients. Then we conduct over 350 tests on every single new botanical ingredient for heavy metals, pesticides, or any of hundreds of other harmful contaminants. And we continue to conduct over80,000quality tests annually to guarantee the purity and safety of each and every product.
That's why we are absolutely sure of this: Every Shaklee product is 100% safe to use. Guaranteed.
We Guarantee Unconditional Safety:
Just Some of Shaklee's NO List:

NO Parabens
NO Triclosan
NO Phthalates
NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
NO Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES)
NO 1,4-Dioxane
NO Propylene Glycol
NO Volatile Organic Cleaning Compounds (VOCs)
NO Hydrochloric Acid
NO Ammonia
NO Sodium Hydroxide
NO Butyl Cellosolve
NO Formaldehyde
NO Bisphenol-A
NO Petroleum Distillates
NO Toluene
NO Chlorine Bleach
NO Dyes
NO Banned Substances

I'd say... changing brands really can change your life

Can the products you are using say that?
Healthy Home


  1. Hi Heather,
    I just found your blog and love it! I live in Batavia, it's nice to find another "neighborhood" gal! Please stop over and visit me on my blog. I'm your newest follower.

  2. Thanks Michelle! I had a few minutes to visit your blog and just in the first few posts I read, you have given me SOOO many great ideas. Can't wait to read more!! Thanks for following me.