In my time as a blogger, there has been a company that my readers have mentioned to me several times, and that I have occasionally read reviews from other bloggers about: Shaklee. This is a direct sales company to you, and I didn’t have a rep. To be honest with you, I’m always wary of finding a rep when I’m not really sure if I’ll like the product. I just hate feeling that pressure to buy, you know?!
There was one rep online (Kiki) who had a blog that I found to be interesting, so I starting following her blog. What I liked so much about it was that in addition to blogging about her life, in general, she would also blog about different Shaklee products, and how she was using them and the results that she was seeing. It always helps to see a product in action in someone’s home!
Recently, she posted an invitation for bloggers to participate in an Earth Day blog hop, and to get to try a Shaklee product. I simply couldn’t resist! So here we are, and I am BURSTING to tell you about how great Shakleee is!
All the bloggers in this particular hop were sent a sample of Basic H2. The sample provided enough powder to make one 16 oz bottle of all-purpose cleaner and one 16 oz bottle of window cleaner. I really wish I had taken a picture of the sample…it was HALF the size of my thumb. Seriously. Shaklee takes the term ULTRA CONCENTRATED very seriously. I’ve never seen anything like it!
After consulting with Kiki about my particular house cleaner needs (I’ve been desperately searching for a carpet cleaner), I learned that Basic H2 (otherwise known as liquid gold) can also make carpet cleaner. I just needed to use more of the sample to make it. After doing a bit of mental math, I took a 5 oz spray bottle that I had and made carpet cleaner, and I took the remaining sample and make a solution for my Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop. Yeah, this stuff can make mopping solution, too!
I have several spots on the carpet in our bedroom that look just plain gross. Tim and I have been resigned to the fact that renting a carpet shampooer is a must before we move out, or else we might risk losing some of our deposit.
Here’s one carpet stain before:
And here’s one more before:
This stuff ROCKS! And here’s what makes Shaklee products even better: they aren’t harmful to the environment! Woo hoo! That’s become a must for me with my household cleaning products. These are totally free of harmful chemicals and work just as well as the them. Perfect!
I was so smitten by my Shaklee sample that I placed an order for a few products, myself, and took advantage of a terrific offer that Shaklee has right now: free membership with a $30 or more purchase! Membership typically costs $19.95 and entitles you to discounts on every single purchase you make, as well as special notification about promotions being offered. I ordered some H2 (one bottle lasts up to 2 years, according to many Shaklee users) and I also ordered some Scour Off for my glass stove top and some liquid dish concentrate (we were running out, so I might as well try the Shaklee stuff next!). I decided to become a customer because I saw firsthand how well one of their products worked. Also, by the time you account for just how long each product lasts, using Shaklee is VERY inexpensive….VERY!!! Kiki also has some other special deals going on that she’s not even allowed to advertise, so I can’t tell you what they are here, but contact her at email@example.com and she’ll fill you in!
Now, pay close attention, because there are TWO giveaways going on right now. One is specific to this post, and one is for all 10 blogs participating in the hop.
How the Blog Hop Giveaway works:
There is going to be a prize of $30 paypal (!!!!) to one winner from all the blogs participating. Each blog will have a letter that you need to collect. When you have them all collected, email the letters that you have turned into a phrase back to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Grand prize giveaway” in the subject line. One winner will be drawn from all correctly submitted entries! This giveaway ends on April 30th and the winner will be drawn by Kiki.
My letter: E
Blog to go to next: Virginia Sweet Pea!
How the Shaklee giveaway on Stuff Parents Need works:
FIVE of my readers are each going to receive the same sample I received of H2, which is enough to make 1 full size bottle of all-purpose cleaner and one 15 oz bottle of window cleaner! The contest will run until April 30th at 11:59pm EST when winners will be draw via Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
The mandatory entry is to follow Kiki’s blog, A Home Made by Kiki through Google Friend Connect (you’ll find the button on her sidebar…very easy to do!). Come back here and leave a comment that you did!
1. Sponsor love: Like A Home Made by Kiki on Facebook
2. Blogger love: Like Stuff Parents Need on Facebook
Be sure to enter my other current giveaways, found on the sidebar of my homepage.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.