Thursday, April 7, 2011

Better Life - Green Cleaning Products: Review and Giveaway

April 22, 2011 is Earth Day, and during the month of April I am going to introduce you to some great environmentally friendly companies and give you tips on how you can live more green.


I know one of the ways I try to be green around my home is to use "green" cleaning supplies. Whether commercial products or by making my own. I recently had the opportunity to review for Better Life and cannot wait to tell you more about this fantastic company.




About Better Life:


Cleaning happens daily, and in some cases hourly. It's a fact of life. But it shouldn't be hard and it definitely shouldn't be harmful. Not to you. Not to your family. And not to the planet.


And so our story begins.


While cleaning up Ben's muddy paw prints on the glass door and Rachel's 'oops' on the floor, Tim and Nancy, and Kevin and Tiffany realized their houses were actually worse off after cleaning than before they even started. Toxic residue from conventional cleaning products coated every surface in the house. Frustration lead to inspiration. Determined to create a better, safer, and more effective way to clean, BETTER LIFE was born.


Tim and Kevin believe in doing, not just talking. Years of experience, lots of sweat (and really clean toilets) have lead to the safest, most powerful, and genuinely green household cleaning products on the planet. Welcome to a new safe era in household cleaning.

People are our most valuable resource. Why would anybody make a product that isn't safe for us? Better Life blends highly specialized surfactants made from sugar, starch, and amino acids - all safe stuff. You'll never see sulfates, ethoxylates, fragrances, dyes, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as glycol ethers and alcohols in our products. VOCs vaporize, entering the air we breathe. They're triggers for respiratory problems, nausea, headaches, and skin irritation, and contribute to many more ailments.

We screen hundreds of ingredients, choosing only the ones that are both effective, and have the fastest, most complete biodegradability profiles. All of our products have rapid biodegradation profiles. Over 99% of the ingredients we use are natural or derived from natural, renewable resources, and the formulas have no aquatic or terrestrial toxicity (making for some very happy amphibians). We use no nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) because they mess with the reproductive systems of marine life.

With all the harsh chemicals gone, you'd wonder how Better Life products perform. Our products are setting the standard for all household cleaning products. As for traditional solvent-based cleaners? Bring 'em on. Yup, even without solvents, silicones, VOCs, ethoxylates, petroleum-based ingredients, or harsh surfactants they work harder for you so you don't have to.




what-EVER! Green All-Purpose Cleaner -  Perfect for cleaning any non-porous surfaces like countertops, sinks, floors and more. Easy to use - just point, spray and wipe. Available in scent free or lightly scented with the essential oils of Clary Sage and Citrus.

Einsine - Stainless Steel Cleaner - Perfect for any stainless steel appliances like fridges, stoves, dishwashers, etc. Again, just shake, point, spray and wipe clean. Lightly scented with essential oils Lavendar and Chamomile

Even The Kitchen Sink Gentle Cleanser - works great on surfaces like tile, tubs, marble and more. Squeeze on surface, rub with damp sponge or cloth and rinse. Scent Free.

Take It For Granite - Countertop cleaner perfect for granite, marble, slate, concrete, limestone and more.  To use, just spray and wipe. Lightly scented with Pomegranate and Grapefruit

Simply Floored floor cleaner is fantastic for all floor types, including hardwood, bamboo, tile and more. Simply squirt directly on floor and mop. Can be used with microfiber and terry cloth mops too. Lightly scented with essential oils citrus and mint

Oak-y Dokey Wood Cleaner - safely cleans and polishes wood furniture of all types. Simply squirt, wipe and polish with essential oils of Cinnamon and Lavander.

2am Miracle is a green way to clean change tables/pad, toys, nursery furniture, highchairs, car seats and everything else your baby uses. Simply spray and wipe to leave a light scent of lavander and chamomile

I Can See Clearly, WOW is a green glass cleaner that you use by squirting and wipe, with no smearing, and comes scent free.



One way to begin going green with your household cleaners is with the Better Life Starter Kit, which includes the following:


1. Even The Kitchen Sink 160z bottle


2. Simply Floored - 32oz bottle


3. what-EVER - 32oz bottle


4. I Can See Clearly, WOW! - 32oz


5.TWIST EURO SPONGE


6. The Twist Loofah Sponge


You can order the Better Life Starter Kit here, for $35.55 (FREE SHIPPING!)




My Review:


I am loving my Better Life Green Cleaning products. I was generously sent all of the products mentioned above to review. I have been very impressed with the results of cleaning my home with products made with primarily essential oils. Now I have no skin or nasal irrigation, and I know that if the dog is licking the floor, or my children pick up food off the floor, or put toys in their mouth, they are not ingesting harmful chemicals. This is so reassuring to me as a mom, and child care provider.


It is very hard to pick my favorite product from Better Life, as I love them all. However, if I had to choose, I would pick I Can See Clearly, WOW and Simply Floored! 


If you are looking for an economical, environmentally friendly way to clean your home, I highly recommend Better Life Cleaning Products today!


I give Better Life a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can check out the full list of retailers for Better Life Green Cleaning Products here.


WIN IT: One Reader will win a Better Life Starter Kit (pictured above)


MANDATORY ENTRY: Head over to Better Clean and tell me which product you would love to try


EXTRA ENTRIES:


1. Follow A Mom After God's Own Heart via GFC


2. Like A Mom After God's Own Heart on Facebook


3. Follow me on Twitter


4. Grab my button


5. Subscribe to A Mom After God's Own Heart via email


6. Like Better Life on Facebook


7. Follow Better Life on Twitter


8. Sign up for the Better Life newsletter


GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. ONLY


GIVEAWAY ENDS APRIL 23, 2011


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


***I received a complimentary set of the products above, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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