Monday, July 23, 2012

Better Life {Clean Happens} Camping kit review and #GIVEAWAY


I Soooo LOVE to clean my house! Ok, I soooo love to have a clean house lol! I don't mind cleaning my home in fact I rather enjoy it, but it has to be at nap time or in the evening when my littles are not underfoot. You know, you just spent 30 minutes folding laundry, go pee, come back and the laundry baskets are dumped and the littles are wallowing in the piles!! Yeah, not fun! But hey, they won't do this forever and I've learned to love every minute of it.
My boys play hard! We are always outside for at least 20 minutes every day! If we are not using the kiddie pool, slip and slide, or running through the sprinklers, you can find us at the local park!
My boys tromp through the house with wet grassy feet and then decide to play tag! You know, constantly cleaning! There was a framed picture hanging up in our home that read "cleaning the house while children are growing is like shovelling the walk while its still snowing." I never really understood that until I had littles of my own!
Recently I was given the opportunity to work with the kind folks over at Better Life! They sent me their floor care kit for review and I gave one away as well! You can read that review HERE!
I loved the floor care kit so much that I reached out to Better Life again and this time I was sent the camping kit for my review!

This is what I received:

This kit comes with the following:

32 oz. "What-EVER"! Which is their all-purpose unscented cleaner!
32 oz. "I Can See Clearly, WOW!" Which is their window and glass cleaner!
22 oz "Dish It Out" unscented dish liquid!
16 oz "Even The Kitchen Sink" unscented cleansing scrubber!
Scrubbing microfiber cloth
Six Compartment Caddy

I could not wait to try these products out!
So I set forth on a mission to find all things that needed cleaning! Mind you I didn't have to look very far! Since I had just finished lunch I decided to tackle the stove!
Before:

A couple sprays of the What-EVER!

Awesome!! This stuff is so great! It works so well too, oh and did I mention that it's all natural and non-toxic??
Since I was in the kitchen I decided to clean the kitchen sink. Yes, stainless steel, and I used the "even the Kitchen Sink" scrubbing cream!
Before:
 I decided to do half of the circle around the garbage disposal to see the difference.
After applying the cream I used an old toothbrush to really get in there and get out all that grime:
 A quick rinse and the difference is crystal clear!
Then I got excited and went to town on the whole kitchen caboodle!
 The finished product!

These products are really effective, safe for your family, pets, the environment and just plain AWESOME!! Did I mention how affordable they are as well? The above camping kit only costs $29.99 and you get free shipping on orders over $25.00!!
I use the what EVER after every single meal on our table, just one squirt and wipe away. It works great on counter tops and even grills! Yes, I used it to clean our gas grill, but forgot to take pics, so you'll just have to take me at my word on how well the what EVER removed black sticky soot from the grill!
I really like to use even the kitchen sink in the toilets. I spray the outside and lids of toilets with the what EVER and then use the cleansing scrubber cream of even the kitchen sink on the inside of the bowl. Really gets the toilet clean! With 3 guys in this house and 3 toilets, you know I'm always spraying and a wiping! Ok, maybe that's tmi!?
Moving right along! The Dish it out dish liquid is awesome! It really breaks through the greasiest of dishes and leaves them sparkling clean. I do dishes without gloves and I must say this product does not dry my hands, but instead leaves them feeling a bit soft and moisturized! Perhaps that's because it's infused with vitamin E and Aloe to nourish your hands!
Lastly, I used I Can See Clearly wow paired with the scrubbing microfiber cloth with the I can see clearly wow glass cleaner!
You can see the results clearly for yourself:
Before:
 After:

You can't really tell from the pics but there is a beautiful streak-free shine! I really LOVE all their products! I'm eager to try them all, and if I'm lucky maybe I will :)
Here is an interesting chart I found on Better Life's Website detailing the ingredients in their products as compared to other brands:

Many of us are concerned with the below ingredients commonly found in cleaning products.
At Better Life, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and keep these ingredients out of our products.


Possible Concerns
Method
bathroom cleaner1
Mrs. Meyers
all purpose cleaner2
(lemon verbena)
Green Works
all purpose cleaner3
Seventh Generation
disinfecting multisurface4
(green mandarin & leaf)
BETTER LIFE
all purpose what-EVER!
(clary sage &citrus)
Dyes
Have been linked to cancer, can be toxic to animals, slow to biodegrade.
X
NONE
Alcohol
Respiratory and skin irritant, flammable, can act as an aggressive solvent which may damage surfaces in the home.
X
X
NONE
Synthetic Fragrance
Central nervous system depressant, respiratory and skin irritant, slow to biodegrade, toxic.
X
X
X
NONE
Sulfates (such as SLS & SLES) and/or sulfanates
Irritating to skin and eyes, may contain 1,4-Dioxane.
X
X
NONE
Ethoxylates (Petroleum Based Cleaning Agents)
Ethylene oxide/petroleum based, may contain1,4-Dioxane, many pose threat to marine life, linked to cancer and sterility.
X
X
NONE
Petrochemical Solvents
Petroleum based, many are respiratory and skin irritants, toxic, may damage surfaces in the home.
X
NONE


1As published on http://methodhome.com - 10/3/20112As published on http://www.mrsmeyers.com - 10/3/20113As published on http://www.greenworkscleaners.com - 10/3/20114As published on http://www.seventhgeneration.com - 10/3/2011
I am trying to use the most effective, yet safe cleaning products in our home. I think I have just found my new favorite!
Better Life products are free from petroleum derived ingredients, ethoxylates, Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Fragrances/perfume, dyes/color!!
Have you tried Better Life cleaning products yet? What are you waiting for?
You can find a list of the products offered by better life here! You don't have to purchase a kit (however purchasing a kit does save money). They even have a New Baby Essentials Kit that would make the perfect baby shower present!
The awesome folks over at Better Life have offered an awesome giveaway along with this review! One of you will win either a Starter Kit with Microfiber Cloths (retail value of $48.00) OR a Starter Kit with Twist Sponges (retail value of $44.00) Both kits are currently on sale for only $37.49 with free shipping!!!
To enter, simply fill out the rafflecopter form below. You may have to click on 'read more' for the form to completely load!

Good luck, have fun and Happy Cleaning!!

~Mama of the Littles~

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!


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27 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this company before but I'd love to try their No Regrets Hand and Body Soap.

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  2. I'd love to try 2am Miracle for my daughter's room.

    katedfoster at yahoo dot com

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  3. I would love to try their dishwasher Gel!

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  4. I would love to try the kitchen sink cleaner!
    I live in a rental and one sink is horrible, I want to try it!

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  5. I also like their Natural Nursery Cleaner.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  6. I'd like to try the cool calm collected lotion

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  7. I'd love to try the Automatic Magic dishwashing detergent.

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  8. I would like to try the 2am MIRACLE.

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  9. I want to try the What EVER, I saw on their fb page that you can use it on clothes for stain spotting and that sold me!

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  10. love to try dishwasher gel

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  11. I'd like to try the NO REGRETS hand soap

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  12. I would like to try Green Screen.

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  13. I'd try the new baby essentials kit.

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  14. I'd love to try the Automatic Magic NATURAL DISHWASHER GEL. That is the one cleaning product I haven't switched to all natural yet. I have yet to find one that cleans well!
    tvpg at aol dot com

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  15. would like to try the Dishwasher Gel

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  16. I would love to try any of their products but especially the Simply floored floor cleaner!

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  17. I would like to try the "Automatic Magic" dishwasher soap!

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  18. I would want to try their dishwasher gel!

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  19. I would love to try the what ever on my clothes

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  20. Would love to try the 2am miracle!

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  21. i woudl love to try automatic magic

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  22. We just moved into a house with granite countertops, so I'd love to try the granite/stone cleaner.
    boomersoonermama at gmail dot com

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  23. Looks like a lot of fun goodies in the New Baby Kit ...wouldn't mind trying any of those products! :)

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