Monday, September 5, 2011

Changing Brands DID Change My Life!



If you read my blog you have probably noticed the the new, AWESOME Shaklee stuff in my sidebar. That is because I am now a Shaklee Distributor! I am so excited about this new path I am taking! Remember a few weeks ago, when I wrote about changes we have made in our lives, one of them being the way we clean? Well...that is what led me to Shaklee. I have asthma, allergies and eczema, and you are all aware of my precious Gabe's problems ( he also has horrible eczema). Every time I would clean the house, especially the bathrooms, I had to open windows, wear gloves and worry that toxic fumes would trigger an asthma attack. I was also worried about my kiddos breathing those toxins into their little lungs. Plus, have you ever read the warnings on the back of those cleaner bottles?...SCARY stuff!!! What do you suppose happens over time as we use these products? What do you think their impact is on our environment? They have to go somewhere after we wash them down the drain...



About a year ago I started researching green cleaners. I bought a few, and was unimpressed:(  I did NOT feel that they were doing a good job of keeping my house clean and free of germs. The dish soap I purchased was expensive and did not seem to get my dishes very clean. I felt like I was squirting half of the bottle into each sink full of dishes. After two weeks, I ran out of the environmentally friendly soap and returned to my old stand-by. We do not have a dishwasher (I know, how primitive), so I am a freak about clean dishes. The toilet bowl cleaner I used did not get the rust out of my toilet, so that had to go. I started using a popular lavender scented all purpose spray cleaner, but the heavily scented stream that sprayed out onto my countertops nauseated me. I tried a different scent with similar results. The laundry detergent I purchased did NOT clean our clothes...this story goes on for months of spending LOTS of money and being thoroughly disappointed.



Then, one day while blog surfing, I found the answer...





Shaklee has a line of NON TOXIC, super safe, green cleaning products called GET CLEAN! The rockstar of this line is Basic H², an super concentrated, ORGANIC cleaning solution.

I placed my first order for Basic H², a 3 pack of Get Clean spray bottles, Scour Off, Hand Dish WashFresh Laundry Concentrate, Fabric Softener Concentrate and Dryer Sheets. ALL from Shaklee's Get Clean line.


I was so excited when I saw the UPS delivery man pull into my driveway 3 days later! (what a dork, huh;)) The first thing I did was carefully measure the proper concentrations of Basic H² (Shaklee's SUPER CONCENTRATED cleaner) into each spray bottle (the amount is labeled on each spray bottle!).


One for all purpose cleaning solution, one for degreasing solution and one for window cleaning solution. (Pssst...One 16oz bottle of super concentrated Basic H² makes 48 GALLONS of all purpose cleaner!)



That was the day I baked this cake...


The mess was ridiculous! Powdered sugar and sticky marshmallow fondant EV-ER-Y-WHERE! I decided that I had better use the degreaser I had mixed from Basic H². When I sprayed it, I can't describe the feeling as it hit my feet (I was spraying the sugar coated floor). It was cool and wet, almost refreshing. I have never felt anything quite like it. But, more importantly, as I wiped my floor down, my floor felt CLEAN! Cleaner than  it has in years. I can only attribute it to the fact that the Basic H² does not leave a film of toxic cleaner behind. Nor does it leave behind a strong smell. Just clean.

I used the Scour Off paste to clean crusty marshmallow gunk out of my sink...it worked like a dream! I squirted a few drops of dish washing liquid into my dish water and it cleaned the whole sink full of  frosting coated dishes! I was almost giddy at this point:)
Later that same night I did ALL of my laundry using my new laundry products! Guess what? They came clean and smelled A-MA-ZING! The Soft Fabric Concentrate has a light, gorgeous scent, and I kept sniffing the bottle (eliciting weird looks from my husband). My towels were fresh and fluffy. Our clothes were soft. I could not have been happier!! Until I put on a pair of jeans a few days later..

I usually get itchy, red bumps on my thighs from wearing denim that clings to my legs. After using the Shaklee Fresh Laundry Concentrate, my legs did NOT itch! Impressive! After a few weeks, I noticed that Gabe's eczema had improved as well:) I don't know if it was changing detergent, changing cleaning products, or BOTH!

We used all the products for a few weeks, loving them all! I decided to put in another order for more cleaning products (and a few accessories). I kept telling my friends and family how much I LOVED the Shaklee products!

Then, a few weeks ago, I realized that my summer employment was coming to an end, and my family wasn't going to be able to thrive without my income...

And I remembered the Shaklee Opportunity! I could become a distributor and share the products I am obsessed with! (Ask anyone who knows me...I talk about Shaklee all the time:)). It is a win-win situation for me. I get to talk about health and wellness as my JOB! 

And...

There are so many more awesome Shaklee products aside from the Get Clean line...

But you will have to wait for me to talk about those in another post! I don't want to overwhelm you with my excitement;) But if you have any questions on ANYTHING...Please email me:)






Sooooo....


To kick off my my new Shaklee business...


I am giving away 10 samples of Basic H to the first 10 people to email me, at optimalsaxtons@gmail.com, with their names and addresses. This way you can form your own opinion. (But I know you're gonna LOVE it!)

Please don't leave your address in my comment box! We wouldn't want anyone getting your private information. Yikes!!:-/ 


What are you waiting for? Go...email me!!:)


Jessie

2 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I am a homemade cleaner convert to Shaklee, I love it. Especially the laundry soap, smells great!
    Just wanted to stop by and say hi and invite you to stop by my new blog, Simple Pleasures.
    Thanks,
    Michelle

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  2. I love Shaklee as well and use the basic H all the time. Congrats on being a rep! When I run out I will let you know. :)
    xo

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