Friday, August 26, 2011

Better Life Cleaning Products Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}



I have been looking for natural alternatives for cleaning stainless steel for a while. I've used some Method wipes before, but they are anything but natural. My fridge, with all the toddler fingerprints on it was looking like it was cheering roadside for a dirt bike race! I couldn't use chemicals on it, my daughter touches it all the time and plays with magnets. Finally, I've found something! The mail man drops off a package and my husband calls out "Looks like you've got a Better Life in the mail!" Me: "What?"

I've tried many natural cleaning products and it's tough because the next one is always better than the last! I love the Better Life line that I was sent, I received the entire product line except the 2am Miracle (with some lovely biodegradable Twist sponges as well). The first item I tried was Even the Kitchen Sink - I had the perfect test for it, the day before I left two dishes heating on the stove and forgot about them! I had a burned on mess on my glass cooktop. Sure, it wouldn't go away without some scrubbing elbow grease, but I was pretty impressed with Even the Kitchen Sink. It was a lot easier to clean off the mess than my usual baking soda paste. Moreover, my 'near-impossible-to-impress' husband absolutely loved it when he cleaned the oven. Only thing, now I have no excuse for not cleaning it, I used to be able to say "Hunny, can you clean the oven? I can't stand the smell of the cleaner!" Now I love the smell :) So I don't mind cleaning it so much.

Next I eagerly tested the Einshine. Love, love love! Finally something that gets my stainless steel clean, shiny, and has a pleasant smell! Lavender and chamomile sure smell better than conventional chemicals. I wouldn't use them normally anyway, never mind when I'm pregnant. Only wish I found this product earlier because our stainless steel has been neglected and there are even rust spots that could have been avoided with regular cleaning! Here is the [embarrassing] before and [lovely] after images of my fridge and dishwasher:



The what-EVER All-Purpose Cleaner was great on the inside of our stinky trash bin. I love the smell of the Clary Sage & Citrus! That's another thing, as nice as it is to have scent free green cleaners - I was starting to miss things with some smell. I love that these are scented with essential oils! They are so much more pleasant than artificial fragrances. This cleaner comes in scent free as well if you like.

I have yet to try all the products, but I am very impressed so far. The Einshine non-toxic stainless steel polish and Even The Kitchen Sink gentle scrubber are keepers for sure and something I will buy in the future when I run out simply because I've never tried something so non-toxic and effective.


One Eco-Babyz reader will be blessed with a Better Life Starter Kit ($55.22 retail value, available for purchase here for $35.55 with free shipping!)
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Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ.



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  2. I follow you on GFC and I would like to try the Take It For Granite because it's really hard to find something natural that doesn't streak my counters.

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  10. gfc follower....would luv to try the oak-e-dokey - and have my wood shine with natural oils instead of wax...

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  13. I'm following your blog publicly via GFC and I'd most like to try the Take It For Granite Surface Cleaner because so much food gets places on our counter and I'd love feeling like it's truly clean without worrying about harmful residues in a place where so much of our stuff ends up. Thanks

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  18. I follow your blog with GFC (HomeMadeBaby). I'd love the 2am nursery cleaner, looks like a great product and the chamomile-lavender scent sounds amazing! Also the stainless that you reviewed, because getting my stainless appliances shiny and clean is an uphill battle..
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  39. We just bought the whatEVER general cleaning product and I am really looking forward to trying it!

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  45. My choice would be the what-EVER All-Purpose Cleaner. I like the smells.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  46. GFC: slehan (forgot it on first entry)
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  63. I'd love to try the "Even the Kitchen Sink" scrubber. I love my sink to shine! :) I also think it would work nicely to clean the oven. Thanks for the chance!

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  77. I follow you on GFC and I would try the 2AM Miracle!
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  86. i follow! I would want to try even the kitchen sink - it sounds awesome! beatrizbry2 at aol dot com

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  87. simply floored would be awesome

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  95. Following publicly via GFC.
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  106. I would try the "what-EVER" spray to use all over the house.

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  113. I would love to try Even The Kitchen Sink. ( I follow on gfc.)

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  114. I'd like to try Even the kitchen sink cause it's never clean enough for me
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  132. I SO need this: Even the Kitchen Sink!

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  138. My choice would be the what-EVER All-Purpose Cleaner.
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  139. Einshine - I have lots of stainless steel in the apt. i rent and I have no idea how to get it looking nice! hope this helps. mssluna02@gmail.com

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