Sunday, March 29, 2009

eco-friendly cleaning products

One area in my plastic-less life that I haven't looked at too closely is household cleaning products. I think that's because they last a long time, so I don't buy new ones too often.

But last month I had the chance to meet with someone from Shaklee. Shaklee is cool because they're one of the first companies to offset CO2 emissions and really take a stand for sustainable business practices. They use natural ingredients and make biodegradable household cleaners.

We talked about my aversion to plastic, and she let me try Basic H2 Super Cleaning Concentrate. It's all purpose, which I love. And it's super concentrated, which is even better. (16 oz makes 48 GALLONS of cleaner). I feel good about finding a cleaner that's biodegradable, and that uses a lot less plastic since it's so concentrated. And it makes a lot of sense to use stuff on your stove and countertops that isn't toxic.

On a separate note, I also tried some Shaklee skin care products which were amazing!


Carrick said...

What about baking soda and vinegar? Baking soda is usually in a cardboard box and vinegar in a glass bottle with just a plastic top... Haven't tried it yet, but that's what a lot of people recommend. I'd do it any day over plastic-encased Seventh Generation...

Marilyn Kvasnok said...

I'm researching blogs for a new Internet marketing campaign. Your blog popped up on my Google Alerts. Thought you'd like to know how I got here.

Shaklee products are top quality. I'm a Shaklee distributor and I highly recommend all the products.

I noticed you link to Shaklee's corporate site. I'm sure your Shaklee distributor would appreciate a link direct to his/her site.


The Green Cat said...

I agree with Carrick. You can satisfy most of your cleaning needs with household items you already have that do not come in plastic. I like to refer to the book "Better Basics for the Home" by Annie Berthold-Bond for my cleaning recipes. She covers just about everything!

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