What Dangers Are Lurking Under Your Kitchen Sink?

by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 13, 2012

Shaklee started a “What’s Lurking Under Your Kitchen Sink?” campaign for Earth Month. When you use Shaklee products, you are in excellent hands — they are totally non-toxic and harmless for the environment.

They are so biodegradable and natural that they have even been endorsed for their safety by Healthy Child Healthy World, a non-profit I fully trust to inform me about possible health dangers to my family.

As you might know, I’m so impressed with their mission, that I’m part of the HealthyChild.org blogger program.

Shaklee offers a full line of natural and nontoxic cleaning products that are safe for you, your home, and our planet called Get Clean®.

Here are a few facts about Shaklee products:

  • No harmful fumes or hazardous chemicals.
  • Outperforms 20 national leading brands.
  • You would spend $3,400 for ready-to-use cleaners to get the same amount of clean found in the Get Clean Starter Kit.
  • Features Basic H2® Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate – just 1/4 tsp. makes 16 oz. of all-purpose cleaner for only 3 cents!

When you purchase a Shaklee’s Get Clean Starter Kit, you keep your family safe from toxins AND you keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills and eliminate 248 pounds of greenhouse gas!

Now, that is impressive. And it highlights something I always stress: being green doesn’t have to cost more — it actually costs less!

I don’t use a lot of cleaners, actually, and most of them are green and non-toxic. The only one that is harsher is the toilet bowl cleaner. We have very hard water here.

This is what it looked like under my sink before I started using Shaklee products:


I checked the household data base to see if I could find any of these chemicals in my cleaning products: kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, phthalates?

And wouldn’t you know it: one of my products has sodium hypochlorite. I found it appalling how hard it was to even find what exactly was in my cleaning products! Why aren’t the ingredients clearly listed on the back?

It’s so reassuring to know that I won’t find ANY of those chemicals in Get Clean. Now it looks like this under my sink:


My favorite Shaklee product I can’t stop telling people about is their organic Basic H2 concentrate. That one bottle of cleaner makes 48 gallons supersafe all-purpose cleaner, degreaser, and window cleaner.

To make one bottle of window cleaner, you add just 1-2 drops of Basic H2 to the water! This one bottle of Basic H2 will last me for years. And I don’t have to buy and carry cleaners home anymore — I can just use tap water and make my own safe cleaner at home in seconds.

Buying one Get Clean kit is the equivalent of planting 10 trees!

Giveaway: One lucky reader wins a Shaklee Mini Household Kit ($46.95)!

Learn what is in your household products and make the switch to safer, greener products like Shaklee’s Get Clean products.

To enter, see if you can find any of these chemicals in your cleaning products:

kerosene, phenols, cresol, lye, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfuric acid, petroleum distillates, ammonia, sodium hydroxide, butyl cellosolve, phosphoric acid, formaldehyde, chlorine bleach, morpholine, and phthalates

Leave a comment on what you discovered and why you need a green cleaning makeover!
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{This review and giveaway was made possible by the Shaklee Corporation & Mom Spark Media. Incentives, product and support were provided. Thoughts are my own. Official rules. Giveaway ends 10:00 PM EST 04/22/2012. Please no more than 5 entries per person.}

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shen April 21, 2012 at 10:51 PM

i twitter follow shakleehq as mamipdx

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shen April 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM

wow- i definitely found a few of those ingredients. i would love to try a clean kit!

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Calley April 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I love the Shaklee products and love that they are safe for the family and the environment. Great giveaway!!

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Diane Zielinski April 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM

I subscribe to your email updates.

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Diane Zielinski April 15, 2012 at 11:51 PM

I “like” your Facebook page.

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Diane Zielinski April 15, 2012 at 11:48 PM

I now follow @ShakleeHQ on Twitter.

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Diane Zielinski April 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM

I “liked” the Shaklee Facebook page.

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Diane Zielinski April 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I don’t use any conventional cleaners because I can’t stand the smell of those chemicals. The ones I’m currently using are all natural and don’t have any of those chemicals listed. Winning a Get Clean Starter Kit will motivate me to get cleaning.

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HomeCookedHealthy April 13, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Great post. We went through a “Cleaner cleaning” about a year ago and I was amazed at what I found. So many toxic things in the every day cleaners that we were using. Thanks for posting the article to make others more aware of what is in the products under their sink. LOVE Healthy Child Healthy World – one of the best places to grab info.

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