Safe Cleaning Products from Shaklee Get Clean – Review & Reader Giveaway #GetClean

Have you ever stopped to take a look at the bottles of cleaning supplies stashed below your sink? If you have you might have seen any of these listed on the labels: kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, phthalates. Hmmmm….sounds more like a chemistry lab than a home!

While I like to use “green” cleaners, a lot of the current supplies under my sink are things that I have bought on sale (or free) with coupons or just random cleaners that I have picked up here and there.  That’s my messy under-sink area over there at the right.  Not to mention the fact that it’s a jumble of things that I may or not use any more, there are some pretty harsh chemicals included that should make their way OUT of the kitchen!

In honor of Earth Month, I recently got to try natural and nontoxic cleaning choices called Get Clean®. This line from Shaklee includes everything you need to clean your house WITHOUT any of the harsh chemicals I listed above. It includes household cleaning products, dish wash both for by hand and in the dishwasher, laundry products, as well as cleaning accessories like microfiber cleaning cloths.

Not only have these products been endorsed for their safety by Healthy Child Healthy World, they have these benefits as well:

  • No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals. 
  • Outperforms 20 national leading brands. 
  • You would spend $3400 for ready to use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit!* 
  • Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate – just 1/4 tsp. makes 16oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents. 
  • And when you purchase the Get Clean Starter Kit you also make a positive impact on the planet
  • –Keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills. 
  • –Eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas. 

* Based on comparing number of uses as set forth on product labels of conventional, ready-to-use cleaners.

One of my favorite things about these products is that they are concentrated.  There are a few reasons I like this.  The first, of course, is that it makes them very inexpensive!  (More on that later.)  It also keeps a LOT of plastic packaging out of landfills or reduces the resources that have to be put in to recycling plastic bottles.  And just as a convenience factor, there is a lot less room taken up in your house!

My favorite of all the products is the Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate.  What is very cool about it is that you can use this same concentrate to make all-purpose cleaning solution, window and mirror cleaner, or a degreaser.  All you do is vary the amount of concentrate that you mix with water.  That picture over on the left is the set of three spray bottles I received with the concentrate.  Mixing it up just takes a few seconds – fill the bottle with water, add the appropriate measured amount of concentrate and you’re ready to go.

The area under my kitchen sink has experienced a great transformation.  Not only is it safer with the new products, it is also more organized!  It’s also easier to navigate because I don’t have to worry about grabbing a super harsh chemical when I am cleaning an area that comes into close contact with food.  All of the cleaners are now safe!

For more detailed information on the natural and nontoxic cleaning choices in the Shaklee Get Clean® line of products, check out the video below.  Then continue on to the end of this post to enter to win your own Shaklee Get Clean Mini Household Kit!

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win their own Shaklee Get Clean Mini Household Kit ($46.95 retail value).   To enter, just fill out the form below by 11:59 PM ET on 4/22/12.  View official rules here.

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Disclosure: This review and giveaway was made possible by the Shaklee Corporation & Mom Spark Media. Incentives, product and support were provided. Thoughts are my own.

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  1. Hi, I have so many different cleaning products
    under my kitchen sink, that I can’t get to
    all of them; without a lot of effort!
    That is why I need a “Green-Cleaning”
    Many thanks, Cindi

  2. I cant ever figure out where to leave the blog post comment, I guess its here? I had 32 bottles of cleaning products most contained the bad stuff. We are moving to a new house and I would like to leave all the toxic stuff behind.

  3. I found ammonia and bleach and a bunch of stuff i cannot categorize since I keep car stuff under the kitchen sink. I need this because I need to take safety and environmental issues more seriously.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  4. Ammonia! I need some green cleaners to do some good Spring cleaning with.

  5. I have chlorine bleach, ick. I have gotten rid of the rest but not replaced them so I am in need of green cleaning products!


  6. I have Clorox and Mr. Clean under my sink. Harsh chemicals, worse smell. Id love to get some new spring cleaning supplies!

  7. Yes, I definitely have some of these chemicals. I am slowly trying to replace them with green cleaners because I don’t want hazardous chemicals around my daughter.

  8. I looked at 4 bottles to find those ingredients, but none of them listed what was in it. But I bet you can guarantee that those yuckies were in there. Thank you


  9. Yes, I found some of these environment killing chemicals in some of my cleaners, ugh! I need to get more green and help to lessen my carbon footprint. 🙂 Thank you.
    jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

  10. I have some of these in my cleaning supplies! I want to start weening myself off these and eventually maybe start making my own environmentally friendly cleaners…:D


  11.' elaine smith says:

    all of my cleaners have some of these things in them. i would like to go green b/c i have two dogs that like to lick everything dont want them to get sick

  12.' Anonymous says:

    Every product has the bad stuff. We have pets so I’d really like to use different products!

  13. I have tried hard to go green, but I still have bleach. I just haven’t forced myself to get rid of it yet! This just might be the push I need.

  14. i have ammonia and chlorine bleach.

  15. Most of my cleaners had at least one of the listed ingredients. They are so harsh on the surfaces, my hands and my lungs! I’ve been looking for new “green” cleaners, but they need to work.

  16. all of my cleaners had bad stuff in them, we had like 23 bottles under the sink in the kitchen and bathroom. Really need “green” cleaning supplies.



  18. i found amonia and bleach. I want to use green products for the environment and my own health (and for my lovely siamese cat).

  19. Yes my cleaning products contain many of these toxic ingredients.

  20.' Anonymous says:

    Found chlorine bleach & boric acid. My bf is a hippie & made me start buying green things as I run out of the other stuff.
    I’d like to be able to just be all green already. So I can stop hearing his bad things do not use talk.
    I must love him to listen to it over & over again every time I reach for a non-green cleaner. LOL
    rierie11booger (@)

  21. We don’t have any of those chemicals, but I should sure use a makeover of my green products!

  22. twitted this today, spring cleaning

  23. I found a ton of those chemicals under there! I desperately need to win this I guess. Haha.

  24.' Anonymous says:

    I have bleach and some assorted stuff, although mine are up high on a shelf. I need green products because i have a two yr old.

  25. I have pots and pans and tools under my sink! I would love this for my new dog grooming salon I am trying to open!
    liked on fb!

  26. I’ve got a ton of products with things you listed on them. I have a bin to dispose of the worst of them once the disposal day comes for things like that. Makes me sick to think that some of them are rather harmful to my 4 cats, and my roommate’s bunny… I’m sure a few of them don’t help my hubby’s sleep apnea either.
    Time to go green i think, never really realized how bad things are until you start reading the labels i guess

  27. I found ammonia and chlorine bleach. I have a toddler, a cat and a dog and would love to have safer cleaning products.

  28. I found ammonia and chlorine bleach under my sink

    ddx155 at

  29. clorine bleach

  30. I found ammonia and bleach, I need a makeover because I have small kids

  31. no green all bad

  32. chlorine bleach. It would be safer to have less harmful products in our home.

  33. I found ammonia. I need to green it up for my kids health.
    Sadie B

  34.' Susan S. says:

    nice safer products!

  35. I have no cleaning products under my sink- For the last three years or so, I’ve used strictly water and vinegar for cleaner on EVERYTHING! Having family pets and children, I didn’t like the thought of using these harsh chemicals in the house….. But I wonder what the safe cleaning products are like- but cannot afford to try them as I am on a strict budget.
    thanks for the chance at winning!

  36.' Anonymous says:

    I found that all of mine are bad, ugh:(

    Kiley P.

  37. I found bleach & ammonia & a ton of other things that are not too healthy which is why I could use a makeover!

  38. I have tons of chemicals. Too many!!! Rita Spratlen

  39. I have Windex which has ammonia in it.

  40. with young grandchildren running around we went completely green 4 or 5 years ago

  41.' Jenna Parsons says:

    All my cleaners contain those bad ingredients 🙁 With a baby in the house, that will be crawling in a few months, I need to get much safer cleaning products.

  42. I have two cats that get into just about everything and after finding there is pretty much acid and bleach in all my cleaning supplies, I am concerned for mine and their health.

  43. I found Amonia! I wanna go green because it will help our enviroment!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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

  45. Found ammonia and bleach !!

    ktgonyea at

  46. I found chlorine bleach cleaner and ammonia. I read chlorine bleach may cause birth defects, and I plan on trying for a baby, so that’s why I need green cleaners.

  47. I didn’t have any, but I can definitely use more green products. I am really interested in trying the Disinfecting Wipes

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  48. chlorine bleach and ammonia are under our sink. We need a green clean make over for our family and pets to keep us safe. Rafflecopter: happi shopr

  49. Ammonia! I need some green cleaners to do some good Safe cleaning with..

    ltlbit1 at hotmail dot com

  50. i use method products and they are safe

  51. I have ammonia and I also have one 2 year old and another baby on the way. A green house would be a great house for my growing children.

  52.' says:

    I saw ammonia and bleach that I clean with. I need to make a change to eco friendly products so my family and pets can be safe.

  53. I got some chlorine bleach.


  54. I have bleach and would like to go greener with my cleaning!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  55.' Anonymous says:

    I found ammonia in my glass cleaner.

    Desiree Dunbar

  56. I found some yummy Ammonia! I need to go green because my hands are being effect.

  57. Our under sink area is currently empty so this is the perfect time for a green clean makeover!

  58. I found ammonia and some bleach! I have a very small kitchen, and everything from dishes to food is close together so I thought everything I had was green.

  59. No, I only use natural product, most of which I make myself. These look like great products.

  60. Yes.. see many of those ingredients!! I could use a green makeover! Thanks for the chance

  61. It’s mostly clean! But I want to try Shaklee!

  62. ammonia!

  63. Yup we have some of those under my sink!

  64. I have Chlorine Bleach under my sink

  65. Yikes, I found ammonia and bleach

  66.' Andrea Henry says:

    bleach and be safe for my family

    caden at

  67.' amy linderman says:

    almost all of them! i have 2 kids and 4 cats!

  68. theres ammonia in my glass cleaner

  69. Thanks for the giveaway…found some rust stain remover with nasty ingredients; need some greener cleaning alternatives.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Brian E.

  70. Bleach.

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