Monday, October 24, 2011

I Can See Clearly Now & A Shaklee Giveaway!

Last week it rained a lot.  When the rain finally stopped and the sun decided to shine again, my patio doors were so dirty you could hardly see through the glass.

I've always used Windex to clean them.  It has always done a good job of cleaning the grime, so when Erin from Casa Bella contacted me to try Shaklee's Basic H concentrate I was a little skeptical.  I mean Windex has always worked for me.  Plus, since I'm a couponer, I never pay full price for Windex.  So what made me decide to give Shaklee's Basic H concentrate the ol' college try?  One bottle of Basic H equals the cleaning uses of 5,824 bottles of 26 oz. Windex!  The 16 oz. bottle of Basic H concentrate only costs $12.15 or $10.35 if you become a Shaklee member!  I don't care how many coupons you use, you will not be able to beat this cost comparison!  After finding this out, I just had to try it for myself!

I used an empty spray bottle and mixed the concentrate as it recommends for cleaning windows - 16 oz. of water and just 2 drops of Basic H.

I used a microfiber cleaning cloth and got to work.  It worked like a charm.  In my experience many organic cleaners just don't clean as well as their enemies, the chemical cleaners.  Just sayin' that had been my experience in the past, so I really wasn't expecting to be wowed by this product.  Boy was I surprised!  It is completely streak-free!  It worked just as well, if not maybe even a little better, than Windex.  I can literally see clearly now the rain is gone!  (sorry, I just couldn't help myself)

While I was more concerned with the cost/benefit analysis (I have a financial background - what can I say?), it does make me feel pretty darn good that this cleaning product isn't bad for the environment either.  It's nontoxic and natural with biodegradable surfactants.  In addition, I have a full bottle minus 2 drops left; and I'll be able to use the remainder to clean about a million other things in my home.  You can use Basic H to remove dirt, grease, and grime from any washable surface, inside and out: walls, windows, mirrors, countertops, floors, appliances (even stainless steel), sealed woodwork, sealed granite and marble, and furniture!  My only issue with this product is its name.  It is nothing short of awesome, so why the heck are they calling this stuff Basic H?!  In my dictionary its called BOMBASTIC H!  So you want to know what else is awesome?  Erin is offering one of you lucky readers a chance to rock your cleaning world too!

One of you will win your own 16 oz. bottle of Basic H concentrate!  
To enter this giveaway:
You must be an Our Fifth House Follower
You may do any or all of the following for a chance to win!
- Become a follower of Casa Bella and leave me a comment to let me know you did
- Leave a comment letting me know what you'd like to "get Shaklee clean" in your home
- Tweet about this giveaway

Good Luck!  
I'll announce the winner on Friday! 


  1. I too have heard Basic H is wonderful...would love to give it a try!

  2. My parents were big Shaklee fans - from cleaning products to carob bars.

    Keep the cleaning products - they work very well and are eco friendly.

    Stay away from the carob!

  3. I've never heard of it before, but would love to "get Shaklee clean".

  4. I'm a follower. I haven't ever heard of Basic H, but would love to try it out! We have tons of windows all over the downstairs of our house, and they do get spotty and dirty just in general. What makes them worse is that they go pretty low, so my lab loves to look out them and he gets his slobber and nose marks all over the windows. Gross huh?!

  5. I'm a follower! I'd love to tackle my large window above my front door. It is in desperate need of some attention!! Thanks.

  6. I've heard a lot of good things about the Shaklee products but never tried them. I was noticing yesterday that my outside windows need cleaning... so that's what I'd get Shaklee clean!

  7. I'm a follower of Casa Bella! I hope I win !

  8. Can you do a tutorial of the additions you made to the ikat curtains?? I love the changes you made to them.


  9. I would like to "get Shaklee clean" !

  10. Oh, I really would love to win this giveaway as I just made a personal vow to stop using all those chemical cleaners/products that not only hurt the environment but my family's health, too. I've got a ton of windows in my house and they all need seriously cleaning!! Thanks for the chance.

  11. I'm an avid follower of our fifth house!

  12. My windows are filthy! With a two year old who is always putting her face on them it would be great to use a chemical free cleaner.

  13. I tweeted about this great giveaway.

  14. I am in process of swapping out all of my conventional chemical cleaners and have purchased all non-toxic healthy supplies, would love to try this and see if it meets my expectations too! Sounds very promising, and I joined Casa Bella too, great site

  15. I follow you through Google Friend Connect. Our living room windows are two stories high and as wide as our house - that's a lot of glass to clean and very difficult to get to. Anything that makes it easier, sign me up!

  16. I've been dying to try that stuff!!! My house is nothing but a big window, so it would come in handy! You know I follow you, and stalk your Ikea purchases, already. ;)

  17. Just found your blog--love it! Am now a follower, would love to "get Shaklee clean," and just tweeted about it :) Off to explore your blog some more!


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