Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesdays are for Cleaning Up -- Day 2 of the blogiversary celebration

One of the things I love about being Green Grandma is having the opportunity to try a wide variety of eco-friendly products. One such product I recently had the privilege to review was Clean+Green® by SeaYu®, a natural pet stain and odor remover that is safe for people, pets, and the planet! It doesn't get any better than that!  

Clean+Green® encapsulates and eliminates stain and odor on contact -- even skunk odor! -- by naturally biodegrading the stain or odor source. The all-natural formula delivers instant results in a safe, non-toxic, green solution. Ingredients include cane sugar derivatives, a proprietary blend of botanical extracts, hydrated cellulose, purified water, and a natural aerosol propellant (nitrogen).

I recently rearranged my bedroom a bit. When I moved a certain piece of furniture, I discovered that one of my previous kitties must have had a fond affection for peeing on the corner where it sat. Uh oh. My rug showed the telltale signs... and someone else was about to stay in my room when I left town for vacation. What to do, what to do?!

Ahh, I had a handy-dandy can of Clean+Green® to review. Here was my perfect opportunity. I read the instructions out loud to my husband. 

"There is no way you can spray that on the rug and it's going to get clean without scrubbing," he said. 

"But that's what the can says," I countered.

And then I tried it, lightly spraying the years-old stain. I gasped as I watched the stain lift away and disappear... leaving me with clean carpet where there once was cat urine stains. Insane. Really.

My husband didn't believe it.

"You had to do something else," he stated emphatically. 

But I hadn't. I simply sprayed. Admittedly, it took two applications to completely eliminate the stain, but that was nothing compared to what I used to go through. Plus, there was absolutely no odor. None. For a former pass-out-when-you-inhale-it Spot Shot fan, I am delighted beyond belief. This stuff really works, without the dangerous chemicals I'd grown accustomed to throughout the years! Clean+Green® is my only go-to solution from here out for cleaning any kind of pet stains on my carpets, hardwood floors, and upholstery, whether it's urine, feces, vomit or hairballs, although it better not be the former two with Vincent or Theo Van Gogh, two of the cleanest pets we've ever had. But they do do their share of scarfed-down-and-not-yet-digested regurgitation from time to time!

My only regret with the experiment with the carpet in my bedroom is that I didn't take before and after pictures. You'll just have to trust me on this one. Or grab a can for yourself and give it a try.  Check out their website for more information. And be sure to enter to win a can of your choice in the Rafflecopter below.

Moving on to the other great prizes in today's portion of giveaways in the Green Grandma 3rd Blogiversary Celebration --


I've posted reviews of the remaining 4 products in today's giveaway, and I encourage you to check out each review, starting with Are You Nuts?!  If you've never tried using soap nuts, this is your chance to win some. And they don't get any better than Eco Nuts®. Seriously. I love my Eco Nuts®. Doing my laundry never felt as eco-friendly as when I started using soap nuts to wash and distilled white vinegar to rinse. My towels have never been fluffier and more absorbent. And a really cool thing I discovered is that my underwear and bras regained their elasticity and shape. Very cool. Eco Nuts® are simply berries that grow in the Himalayas that naturally produce soap. You just toss 4 or 5 berries into each wash cycle (in a provided cloth bag) and let them do their magic. Skeptical? Enter to win some in the Rafflecopter below and see for yourself!

 Of course, there are times I still use detergent to get out tougher stains. And my husband, a bit more skeptical than I tend to be, still wants detergent to wash his dirty, sweaty clothes. That's why we both love Lulu's in the Fluff, made right here in Pittsburgh! And if you're looking for the perfect cloth diaper detergent, this is it! I not only love the way Lulu's works, but I also really appreciate that you can buy it by the pound (for just $5.95) by taking your own container over to Happy Baby Company in Robinson Township. My daughter, Bethany, did a thorough review for me back in April. Check out A touch of fluffy glamour to see what a die-hard Rockin' Green fan thought of this new cloth diaper detergent, then enter below for your chance to win not only a bag of Lulu's in the Fluff, but a $20 gift certificate to the store as well. Shop in store or online.
 

As if today's giveaways aren't good enough, there are two more. We all deal with the issue of how to make sure our fruits and vegetables are clean and safe to eat, especially in the winter months when we can't head out to our gardens to pick our own tomatoes or zucchini or shop at our local farmers' markets. That's why I love my Eat Cleaner Fruit and Vegetable Wash. Here's a part of my review of Eat Cleaner in Something scarier than lions and tigers and bears... e.Coli!

"The Fruit & Vegetable Wash is lab-proven to remove agricultural residue and wax that water can’t, and is made from safe and eco-friendly ingredients, which means it's chlorine and alcohol-free. It's also made in the States with FDA Approved, all-natural ingredients. Plus, it inhibits browning and helps food last up to 200 times longer! Another bonus, is it's easy to use -- just place your produce in a bowl, hit it with a generous spray of the cleaner, let it 'soak' for a couple of minutes and then fill the bowl with clean water, agitate the produce a bit and then thoroughly rinse. Your food will be clean, safe-to-eat, and have no soapy or chemical taste to spoil its own natural goodness." 

I hope you'll check out the rest of the review and take the time to enter to win a starter kit (as seen on QVC), which includes: 
  • Eat Cleaner Fruit + Vegetable Wash Spray. You'll wonder why you ever just rinsed with water alone. 
  • Eat Cleaner Fruit + Vegetable Wash Refill. Fill it back up again and enjoy a 3 month supply of wash. 
  • Eat Cleaner 10-Ct. Individual Wipes in reusable pouch. Perfect for travel, farmer's markets, in your purse and glove compartment. 
  • Eat Cleaner 40-Ct. Biodegradable Wipes Canister. Clean everything that comes into contact with your food with the only food grade wipe on the market!
 This is a great way to start your affair with Eat Cleaner... and believe me, once you start there is no going back!


And finally, what good is a cleaning up giveaway without something to wipe up dirty faces or gently care for runny noses? That's why I was so happy that the wonderful folks at HankyBook offered to join in the celebration by donating a 3-pack of HankyBooks to one lucky winner. And, of course, I posted a review awhile back. Do you want to know more about what makes HankyBooks so special? Then read A snotrag by any other name. If you are like me, and trying to eliminate as much paper waste as possible in your home, HankyBooks are a must-have. I hate tissue waste... and paper towel waste... and disposable diaper waste... and... oops, I digressed a bit. Back to tissue waste -- I'm a huge believer in hankies and HankyBooks are a practical, soft, innovative product. They are "the evolution of the handkerchief." Enter to win a set below. 

That's it for today. Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a chance to win prizes from 5 more generous sponsors. And don't forget to share these great giveaways with your family and friends. There's plenty to go around!



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43 comments:

  1. I like the Trees and Pink Lotus Hanky Books!

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  2. Eco nuts appeals to me because it is a lot cheaper than traditional detergent!

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  3. I am interested in the BobaAir Baby Carrier from Happy Baby Company.

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  4. I'd like to try one of the Leslie's wetbags

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  5. Econuts are amazing for so many reasons! One thing I use them for is pest control. After they are all done in the wash I put them around my plants in my garden. I only saw 1 potato bug all summer long!

    telula(underscore)olson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Seriously? I didn't know that. I wonder if they'd keep mice away?

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  6. Lulu's in the Fluff ~ Glamour Wash for Extra Hard Water appeals to me the most. I've never had such hard water as I do now.

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    1. I love that Lulu's is formulated for either hard or soft water!

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  7. Eco Nuts appeal to me because they are actually nuts! It is fascinating frankly!
    Rafflecopter:Mechele JOhnson

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    1. Actually, they are berries. But the concept is the same... a natural product that grows on trees and can be used in place of soap. Brilliant!

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  8. I love that the Happy Baby Company offers cloth diaper orientations!
    Rafflecopter:Mechele JOhnson

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    1. Adam and Lilli are always available to help you along the cloth diapering journey. It's one of the many things that makes them so special!

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  9. I would love more of the veggie and fruit wash spray from eat cleaner!

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  10. I like the Episencial Sunny Sunscreen from the Happy Baby company.

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  11. I love that they are 100% Natural, Strong and Fragrance Free.

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  12. We just switched our youngest to cloth diapers, and all of my babies have super sensitive skin, so the eco nuts are extra appealing for both reasons-- anything that cleans my laundry naturally without giving my family rashes is awesome in my book.

    I LOVE baby wearing, so the Boba baby carrier is something I'd definitely be interested in.

    I'm a sucker for paisley-- I'd have to go with the White Paisley HankyBook :)
    What a great giveaway!

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    1. Congratulations on your decision to switch, Rachelle! The Eco Nuts or the Lulu's in the Fluff would both be good choices for you.

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  13. I need a cleaner, greener home because I'm expecting a new baby and I hate harsh chemicals.

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  14. I love eco nuts because they are chemical free and cool!

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  15. EcoNuts appeals to me as a natural "detergent" for cloth diapers (and maybe for our clothes!).
    I've really been itching to try out the new Boba Air, but I also have heard really great things about the BECO Gemini, since it can be used for front, back, or side wearing!
    From eatcleaner, I would love to try the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Wash. I always try to "scrub" my fruits and veggies before eating, even using soap sometimes, but I would much rather use this!
    Those HankyBooks are TOO COOL! I like the white paisley print... and the fish, the trees, and the leaves... :) Would love to win any of these! Excellent giveaway!

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  16. EcoNuts appeals to me because of the affordable natural option!

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  17. I would love to try eco nuts with my cloth diapers!

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  18. The all in one cloth diapers on happy baby co.com interest me the most. =) would love to try some of the easy fits!

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  19. I would like to try the carpet and upholstery cleaner. The cats somehow manage to always vomit on the one rug we have upstairs. I have switched to mostly non toxic cleaners but still have my trusty can of spot shot.

    I like that eco nuts help keep towels fluffy longer, love fluffy new towels. Also like trying new things to clean the girls diapers with.

    The happy baby company has so many neat things. The featured product that I really want to is the lullaby renditions of Radiohead. My husband loves them and I think he would love putting her to sleep with them. I also really want those board book classics, they look amazing!

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  20. I would love to have some Clean+Green in my home because we have 2 dogs and 2 cats and you never know when you will need it!

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  21. Eco Nuts appeals to me because they are totally all natural!

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  22. Happy Baby's featured product that interests me the most is the Twilight Turtle my son would love it!

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  23. The Eat Cleaner product that interests me the most is the fruit and vegetable wash!

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  24. I love the white Paisley HankeyBook!

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  25. I love the Clouds Hanky book :)
    Julie Ghrist

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  26. I need Clean Green for a safe way to clean up cat messes
    Julie Ghrist

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  27. The bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diaper intrests me the most from the Featured products! :)
    Julie Ghrist

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  28. Congo!
    Jessica Taylor

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  29. I use EcoNuts and love them. That's what appeals to me.
    Jessica Taylor

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  30. I love that they are 100% Natural and Eco-friendly...
    thanks for sharing...

    Green Cleaners

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