Monday, March 30, 2009

Green Review and Giveaway #1 -Better Life Cleaning Products

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Hi and welcome...I had a very relaxing spring break and now I am ready to jump back into the daily grind! This week I will be having a full week of Green/Natural products reviews and giveaways. I am so excited for this so check back daily!

Now on to today's review....Better Life Green Cleaning Products.

You may have figured this out already but I am addicted to Green Cleaning products, all of them. I have been so lucky to have been able to try some fabulous products all wonderful and yet different. So of course I was excited when these great Green products arrived on my door step.

First a little from their web site::

PEOPLE
The Soylent Green reference aside, 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.

PLANET
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 it messes with the reproductive systems of marine life — and kids love fish and frogs.

PERFORMANCE
With all the harsh chemicals gone, you’d wonder how Better Life products perform. Our products are setting the standard for green cleaning products. That’s not just a claim; we can back it up. As for traditional solvent-based cleaners? Bring ’em on. Yup, even without solvents, silicones, VOCs, ethoxylates, petroleum–based ingredients, or harsh surfactants they really do work better. Better technologies. Better thinking. Better chemistry. Better solutions. That’s what Better Life’s about.

**A percentage of our profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet.


All of their products are GLUTEN FREE!!!!!

Here is what the generous folks at Better Life sent me to try:




Simply Floored....I was very excited to try this product as we have a lot of hard wood floors in our house and I have tried other Green floor products and have not been overly thrilled. They cleaned them but left them looking dull and a bit sticky/tacky. This was NOT the case with this product. I am in love with it! It did a fabulous job cleaning my floors and left them nice and streak free and not sticky/tacky at all, I will be ordering this from them on a regular basis for sure!

The next product had me just as excited as the Simply floored...Even the Kitchen Sink



I normally just use baking soda to scrub out my sink but we all know that it can leave that White "film" if not rinsed good enough. Well rinsing too long uses a lot of water! Not good! So when I tried this I was so excited that it not only made my stainless steal kitchen sink sparking clean it rinsed off fast and did not leave the white residue that Baking Soda does. It is very gentle but powerful, I loved it!

Next was....what-EVER!



A wonderful all purpose cleaner. I used this in my kitchen on the counters and my black appliances and in my bathroom it work great. And smelled wonderful, I tried the Clary Sage and Citrus scent.

Then I gave this to a friend to try as i do not have babies and they do....2am Miracle



My friends we very exited to try this and they have a new baby and we all know that as cute as they are they can be a bit stinky and messy! They said this was a great product and cleaned up their sweet little girls spit up with no problem and it even took the smell out. They love this product!!

All in all I have to say I was very impressed with their products. Now for the fun part the giveaway.....

The wonderful people at Better Life are giving one of my lucky readers 1 of everything I reviewed...YES!!! You read that Correctly one winner will receive:

Simply Floored
Even the Kitchen Sink
what-EVER !
2am Miracle

RULES::
Open to US residents, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BLOG PLEASE LEAVE ME A WAY TO CONTACT YOU.

How to enter-leave comment for each thing you do....
1)Go to Better Life and look around and tell me one thing you found interesting
2)Grab my new button
3)Follow me on Twitter and Tweet, leave link
4)Follow me on blogger

Giveaway ends at 11:59PM CST on Monday April 6th.

Thank you and good luck!!!!

Until tomorrow...keep it Green!





92 comments:

mar said...

What I found interesting is that the founders played together as children and were classmates. This says a lot about the company being sincere in their products.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Our household cleaning products aren’t just made for moms and dads; they’re also for Mom Earth. We want a safe place for our families to live in and a safe planet to live on. Better Life products can make that happen. Maybe it’s only a scrubber. Or just a nursery cleaner. Still, the wisdom is spot on: One person can make a difference. That’s how clean happens

one of the founders created alot of products you see on target shelves and home depot

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

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agordon10 said...

the floor cleaner seems best for someone with a dog.

5webs said...

I was shocked that the company was founded by men, both fathers with kids close in age. Usually, men consider cleaning (and the supplies that go with it) to be "women's work". Their wives must be so proud of them!
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

ecky said...

i learned that the 2am miracle is just what i've been looking for!!!

i'd love to win it!

elkesten at yahoo dot com

Carolyn G said...

I found it interesting that they give money to non-profits who share their vision of a cleaner world

Carolyn G said...

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Carolyn G said...

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deedleweedle said...

I learned that the founders were classmates and played together as kids. Its great when friendships can last that long.

mverno said...

i use baking soda for alot of scrubbing mverno@roadrunner.com

beth said...

I found it interesting that this is from men. Might teach my husband something :)
Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

jsc123 said...

A percentage of our profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet.
This is most interesting to me. As to me it says a lot about a company that not only develops truly green products but also donate to worthy causes. In my opinion this company will go far.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jsc123 said...

I am following your blog :)

susan said...

What I found interesting is that they say "Our household cleaning products aren’t just made for moms and dads; they’re also for Mom Earth." What a statement!

susan said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1420508493

Courtney said...

I think it's inetersting that they screen all their ingredient and choose only the ones that are both effective, and have the fastest, most complete biodegradability profiles. I also love their product names.. very cute.


hebert024 at aol dot com

Deborah said...

I think it's interesting that their scientist got interested in green cleaning products after he had a child of his own. asthenight at gmail dot com

llinda29 said...

All Better Life cleaning products use agents which are free of petrochemicals and ethoxylates; the power behind our green cleaners comes directly from plants and vegetation that Mother Nature provides. and that is interesting

Shel said...

I like the fact that the company has a sense of humor as evidenced by the names of their products and the fact that one of the founders is a "mad scientist". I like a company that has serious products but doesn't take itself seriously!

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Shel said...

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Shel said...

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vboackle said...

i found it interesting that 2 guys founded this company.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I am delighted that I am able to purchase these products at drugstore.com, as there are no stores in my area that carry them. Thank you!

purplegengar said...

I learned that I Can See Clearly, WOW!™ glass cleaner is solvent-free (no ammonia, alcohol, or ethers) and pH neutral, so it’s safe to use on acrylic and tinted/treated windows and glass.

Meredith said...

I like that they give to charities that support the environment.
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Meredith said...

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ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

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gkstratos said...

I founds it interesting that a percentage of their profits go to non-profit organizations that share their vision
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gkstratos said...

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Sarah Z said...

I like this... "A percentage of our profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet."
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Carol Lawrence said...

Even The Kitchen Sink can be used on pots and panns and to get rid of stains in your toilet. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol Lawrence said...

I follow your blog. jelly15301@gmail.com

Rachel said...

To tell you the truth, I'm most impressed by the cleanness and the style of their website and design of their products. I'd love to win :)

racheliznewman@gmail.com

Twincere said...

I learned that two dads made the products.

twincere[at]hotmail.com

susan1215 said...

I like that they give to charities that support the environment

jennem said...

I like this:
A percentage of our profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

DEBIJOT said...

Their cleaning products are safe on all surfaces.

DEBIJOT said...

Their cleaning products are safe on all surfaces.

DEBIJOT said...

follower

heaventrees said...

I found it interesting that Tim Barklage was raised in a green home and with Better Life he is carrying on with his green upbringing.

Tiffani said...

I found that the founders grew up together as kids.
tifg45@excite.com

Tammie said...

Even without solvents, silicones, VOCs, ethoxylates, petroleum-based ingredients or harsh surfactants Better Life cleaning products work better. :)

mcj4tlj@comcast.net

chromiumman said...

i appreciate that they are giving to charities that support the environment

Kimberly said...

They say that "Our products are setting the standard for green cleaning products." That's great because I've definitely used my share of green products that don't work as well as I'd like.

ky2here said...

I like their social responsibility and efficacy.

sharonjo said...

We have allergies and these safe products would be great for all of us! Thanks!

tlcfromtn said...

If found this interesting:

Better Life formed out of a life–long friendship between the founders. They played as kids, were classmates, and now have kids that are practically hours apart. As parents, Tim and Kevin simply wanted products that’d be good for their kids, your kids, and our planet.


braaisjo at gmail dot com

Gabriel J. said...

I like that the products are free of petrochemicals and ethoxylates.

wendy said...

We use no nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) because it messes with the reproductive systems of marine life — and kids love fish and frogs

madamerkf at aol dot com

Marianna said...

I love that over 99% on their ingredients are natural or derived from natural, renewable resources!

Beverley said...

A percentage of our profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet.

That's dedication to principle.

Garner5 said...

I think it's so great that their products don't contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be triggers for respiratory problems. As a parent with a child with Asthma this is fantastic!
Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Garner5 said...

I have your button on my blog. Thanks!
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Garner5 said...

I'm following your blog.
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Garner5 said...

I'm following you on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted! http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/1460633654
Thanks!
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Amy said...

what I found interesting and endearing was that etter Life formed out of a life–long friendship between the founders. They played as kids, were classmates, and now have kids that are practically hours apart.

guettel78 said...

Aside from their great products, one interesting (and inspiring) detail about Better Life I found on their site is that they donate a portion of their profits to various nonprofit organizations committed to a clean earth. Great company!

gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

guettel78 said...

Following you on twitter (guettel78) and tweeted the giveaway here: http://twitter.com/guettel78/status/1460984604

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guettel78 said...

Following you on blogger (guettel78) - thanks!

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Tammy said...

I found interesting that the founders were men first off (mostly you find companies like these founded by women I think), also that they were playmates from little on.

Cynthya said...

I thought it was interesting that one of the founders (Kevin) is one of the most prolific formulation chemists in the business, having developed over 300 successful products in the past 11 years. Wow.

janetfaye said...

We make Better Life™ green cleaning products because we want a better life. For our kids, pets, dads, moms, and especially Mom Earth.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

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janetfaye said...

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Sarah said...

I appreciate that their products are not tested on animals. I am looking for a green product that would work on laminate floors and Simply Floored sounds like it fits the bill.

Bonnie in FL said...

I love this fact " 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). "

Mir said...

I know I'm probably repeating what others have said but I really like that over 99% of the ingredients they use are natural or derived from natural, renewable resources. I could certainly use the 2am miracle!!

Dumaurier said...

I love that they give a percentage of their profits to non–profit organizations who share their vision

angie said...

Not only do the products sound awesome, I love the names of them. Too funny! I think it's cool that they donate some of their profits to non-profits as well.

happishopr said...

Wow - the founders played together as children and were classmates. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

lilshuga2001 said...

i think its quite ironic that these products were founded by MEN!
I have yet to meet a guy who cleans!

:)

Valeen said...

I liked several things on their Better Life website. I liked that they were friends and classmates growing up, I like that they have a sense of humor (love the names of the products!) and I love that the products are green!

Melanie said...

I really found in interesting that one of the founders Tim, was raised in a green home.



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carolpie said...

They said this: 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.
That is great to know as I have astma and I can see what makes it worse! I love natural products and would love to try these!

carolpie said...

I just signed up to follow you!~

Taylor said...

I LOVE no animal testing for sure!!
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bndraldy said...

I found it very interesting that they give money to non-profits who share their vision for a cleaner/greener world. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love that:

Over 99% of the ingredients they use are natural or derived from natural, renewable resources, and the formulas have no aquatic or terrestrial toxicity !

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

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*Heather* said...

A percentage of their profits go to non–profit organizations who share our vision and passion for monk–like cleanliness in our houses, lives and planet.

*Heather* said...

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Swtlilchick said...

This is interesting:Better Life formed out of a life–long friendship between the founders. They played as kids, were classmates, and now have kids that are practically hours apart.

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esther said...

Over 99% of the ingredients they use are natural or derived from natural, renewable resources, and the formulas have no aquatic or terrestrial toxicity!

esther said...

I follow.

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