Thanks to all who entered, and please check back later this week for my next HUGE giveaway - a 2 night stay in Florida!!
Erin Branscom is the sweetest lady! She is a fun mommy blogger and a Shaklee Distributor. She asked if I'd be interested in reviewing their Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate which is all natural and non-toxic. Since Katie has asthma, cleaning can be dicey if I'm busting out the bleach or other stinky cleaners. They can really mess with her, and lately I've had a problem with the fumes from bleach - I have to open every window, turn on fans, etc to be able to breathe! So a non-toxic cleaner really sounded great - IF it would clean as well as my bleach or other cleaners. And get this - one 16 oz bottle makes 48 GALLONS of cleaner!! She sent me a vial of their Basic H2, which made two spray bottles of cleaners. One bottle of all-purpose kitchen/bathroom cleaner one bottle of window and glass cleaner. (I grabbed two spray bottles at Dollar Tree to use for this) I was really impressed with how much cleaner I was able to make from the small vial, and it worked great!
I cleaned the master bathroom sinks and the mirror in there, and my kitchen windows too, all with great results. Then I tackled the fridge - it was a job I'd been putting off! Are my kids the only ones who let ketchup drip down the side of the bottle as they put it up and then it gunks up under the jar/bottle? Same with caramel sauce and chocolate syrup....it was a mess in there! But the Basic H2 spray cleaners took care of the glass shelves, the walls of the fridge, even the drawers and door shelves! I used both the all purpose cleaner and the glass cleaner to get this big job done, and now my refrigerator is sparkling clean again! And there's no strong fragrance left behind from the cleaner - that might be my most favorite thing about using Basic H2!
Erin also sent me a container of Shaklee's Scour Off Heavy Duty Paste. Oh, how I love this stuff!! It smells like bubble gum according to my kids - very pleasant!
Now, I'm gonna make a confession. My oven had not been cleaned in over a year. About two years ago, the self cleaning function stopped working. So last year I had to clean it with one of those super stinky spray on/wipe off cleaners. Not. A. Fun. Job. To say I'd been putting off doing that chore again is an understatement! When I got the Shaklee scouring paste I knew the time had come to tackle this job again.
I'm almost embarrassed to show the "before" picture to you, but I want you to see how well it works! (don't judge!!)
Gross "before" picture: