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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What does it look like under your sink?

How many cleaning products do you have under your sink? 

There are products for just about every task and every surface in most households! 

Do you want to save time cleaning, save thousands of dollars and save space in your cabinets??

This is a photo from a recent, 
"Moms Go Green and Get Clean" 
Get Rid of Chemicals Overhaul!! 

All of these toxic chemical cleaners were tossed out (responsibly of course since it is considered hazardous waste!) and replaced with only FOUR products! 
Yep, four!! That's it!




All of the products above were replaced with these four products (plus 3 refillable spray bottles that are filled by the Basic H2 concentrate!). 

3. Basic G Germicide Disinfectant
(which doubles for use with the laundry, but is fabulous on 
porcelain sinks, grout, & toilet bowls!)

That's the power of Get Clean and the power of using one product for many jobs and multiple surfaces. And you won't have to sacrifice powerful cleaners because Shaklee's Get Clean products are AMAZING! They outperform or match 20 National brands that you are probably already using! I can't think of one objective of not Getting Clean in your own home... and don't say it's money because you can't tell me of a product that is less than a penny for window and mirror cleaner and less than 3 cents for all-purpose cleaner. I promise, Go Green and Get Clean and you will NEVER go back! I promise you will love them, completely fall in love with them!! or your money back!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dirty Dirty Grapes!

If you think running your fruit or veggies under your sink faucet is going to get rid of all those nasty pesticides, residues and just plain dirt, think again! My grandmother and mom loves using Shaklee's Basic H2 as a fruit and vegetable wash. So I thought I would finally give it a try!

My grapes and Basic H2

This is a picture of the grapes after they were rinsed with water and then I let them dry. You can see all of the residue on the grapes.

I added 2-3 drops of Basic H2 to the bowl and then filled it with lukewarm water.

I added the grapes to the water and swished them around a little bit and now you can see the disgusting, dirty water. Let me remind you that these results are after the grapes have already been rinsed in water! The pictures don't do it justice but the water was sooo dirty and gross!

This is really disgusting! After I dumped out most of the water from the bowl, there was so much dirt and debris on the bottom of the bowl. Look at the photo below! To think that is what we digest when we don't thoroughly wash our fruits and veggies!

Here are the Basic H2 washed grapes! Don't they look gorgeous! I'm not even stretching the truth in the slightest when I tell you that the fruits and veggies actually taste so much better after being washed with Basic H2. Once you try Basic H2, you will never go back to using traditional cleaners again!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mommy Must Haves On The Go!!

1. Mommy's Liquid Oomph! aka Shaklee Energy Tea!

This is a must have for my purse and it is in on-the-go sticks! It gives me tons of energy and keeps me from drinking caffeine from soda or coffee! How can I forget to mention that it boosts your metabolism and helps you slim down!!

Exotic white, red, and Matcha green teas are delicately harvested and blended to create this extraordinary drink. Whether you drink it hot or cold, it’ll give you a natural energy lift and a feeling of well-being. Call it a healthy kick in the looser-fitting pants

2. Cinch Snack Bars  

This is the perfect pick me up and healthy on-the-go snack to grab anytime. The chocolate is delicious and will satisfy your chocolate craving while helping you lose weight!

3. Optiflora Probiotic Capsules

I call this the magic pill! I cannot tell you how many lives this has changed lol! I make sure to always have this for when anyone has an upset stomach, especially when traveling! This delivers healthy bacteria into your intestines and you feel like it immediately calms your stomach. We are moms so we can talk about things like diarhea lol! There really is a such thing as traveler's diarhea and this is the problem solver! I have endless stories from people who swear by this product! I even give it to my two year old daughter and it helps prevent ear infections by promoting healthy bacteria into her system.

4. Fiber Advantage Natural Chewy Apple Cinnamon Bar
This is a must have to pass on to your little ones when they need a snack, my daughter loves them! There are organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in every bite! This is the most delicious and healthy meal bar you will taste. I personally do not like anything flavored apple or cinnamon but love this! It is perfectly chewy and you don't even realize it is a fiber bar or the long list of veggies that are hidden inside.

5. Defend and Resist Immune Support - Immune System Boost!

Defend and Resist should be taken as you start to feel that first tickle in your throat or feel like you may be getting the flu. These are also great for kids! This will help prevent the flu or if you don't take it and get the flu, this has been found to shorten the length of flu symptoms! Nutriferon is pictured here and is a great everyday solution to boosting the immune system and does wonders for allergy sufferers.

Help your body respond to seasonal challenges by giving your immune system what it needs to stay strong. To supercharge the immune system when you feel that first tickle.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oops!! Orange Sharpie on the Antique Table!

My two year old thought that Orange Sharpie Permanent Marker would be a great addition to Grandma's green antique sewing machine table! And my daughter went marker crazy on that poor old table! It's a good thing Grandma has Shaklee products in the house or else I would have been in trouble along with my daughter!

I used a few drops of Basic H2 full strength and added about a dime size amount of Scour Off with a sponge and off came the marker and the green antique table never looked better!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Great video for Moms!!

Are you juggling work, kids' schedules, family time, me time and more? Do you need to generate more income, want to have financial freedom, want to be a stay at home mom? You need to watch this! Shaklee has truly changed my life in so many ways and I can't help sharing it with other moms! 

I am most excited about the idea and dream that I have started a business that I can hand down to my daughter one day that she too, can help other people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. And that in itself, is plenty rewarding!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Why Supplement?

Wondering what the hype is about vitamins and if they are really necessary? Think all vitamins are the same or that you don't need them? Watch this!! You may change your mind! 

         Shaklee Videos: Why Supplement?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cleaning My Stove Without Toxic Fumes!

Here are some photos of my stovetop before using my non-toxic cleaners. My stove was really dirty and I made sure not to clean my stove for a few days so you can see exactly how well these cleaners work! I used the Basic H2 Degreaser spray and the Scour Off
all-natural scouring paste (my favorite product!) For other posts about Scour Off, click here. Here's how it turned out!



Can you believe that it took barely any scrubbing at all! The Scour Off is the most amazing product and it's made from cherry pits so it even smells delicious! I just love these products so much, can you tell?! For more information on Scour Off, check out my
Shaklee Website.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Moms At Home Making a Difference and a Lot of Money! Interested?

Project MAHMA Conference Calls Contact Us
I am so blessed to be a part of the wonderful opportunities Shaklee offers to individuals looking to earn extra money. One of my favorite things with Shaklee is Project MAHMA! If you are a mom like me, looking to stay home with your children, wanting to contribute to your family financially, and looking to help others, I would love for you to join my Shaklee Team! We will help you start your own business and generate income immediately while always staying focused on what is most important, your family. I will work with you as much or as little as you would like and sales expertise is never a requirement! I don't feel as if I have ever actually sold a product. I believe in the products and see their results and I love sharing with others how great they are and how well they work. That is what Shaklee is all about!

I am always looking for more moms and individuals to partner with so please contact me if you would like more information.

Project MAHMA is a coalition of families across North America who stay at home with their kids and earn income by helping others live healthier, better and more independent lives. Project MAHMA was formed as an opportunity for mothers to:
  • Have the very best for their family's health, well-being and financial future
  • Realize their personal potential
  • Make a difference in the lives of others
  • Do it all AND stay home with their kids
Shaklee Is What Makes Project MAHMA Different

For over 50 years, generations of families have counted on us to do what no other company can do quite like Shaklee—make products that are naturally safe AND proven effective.
Our mission at Shaklee is to provide a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone. We do it by making natural products that are so exceptional, you just have to tell your friends. Every product that goes into every Shaklee bottle is designed to improve health, work without compromise, and be gentle on the planet.
When you pick Shaklee, you will know three things to be true. It is always safe. It always works. And it is always green.

More than 50 years ago, Shaklee pioneered a revolutionary way for anyone to earn a substantial income from home. Instead of paying advertisers, retail outlets or other third-parties to get the word out about their products, Shaklee pays you. For doing what you would do anyway – sharing an outstanding product that will bring better health to everyone you know, and the people they know, and the ones they know, and so on, and so on.
While you're sharing better health with everyone, you're also teaching them to do the same, introducing people to a better way of earning an income, and a better life.
Click here to learn what makes Shaklee different and why it's a perfect opportunity for Moms (and dads) looking to create additional income while making the world a better place.

*The average annual income in 2008 for the Business Leader ranks ranged from $10,798 for Directors to $580,573 for Presidential Master Coordinators. Average annual income by rank is based on the average monthly Form 1099-MISC income for all U.S. Business Leaders who held the rank that month and added for the 12 months of 2008. Results will vary with effort. Shaklee Corporation does not guarantee that any particular income level will be achieved.
 © 2009 Shaklee Corporation

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Toss Those Harmful Dryer Sheets in the Trash!

Did you realize that while you're trying to make your family's clothes snuggly-soft and static-free you may be doing more harm than good?

It's true: Many commercial dryer sheets are loaded with chemicals and fragrances that can be absorbed into the skin and have nasty side effects. Some of the chemicals are even listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's Hazardous Waste list! And those chemicals are being absorbed into your skin and into your bloodstream.

You won't find a list of 'ingredients' on the package of most dryer sheets; but, according to, here are some chemicals that have been found in dryer sheets and mainstream fabric softeners:

  • Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer

  • Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant

  • Ethanol: On the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders

  • Limonene: Known carcinogen

  • A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage

  • Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA Hazardous Waste list

  • Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders

  • Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic

  • Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders

  • Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled

  • There is a safe alternative for you and your family.

    Shaklee Dryer Sheets are completely safe and non-toxic. They are also better for the environment because they are recyclable. They're veggie-based. They're biodegradable. And they even split in two in the dryer for fair and just distribution of soft, static-free goodness to every, last humble pillowcase.

    Here's a little more information on these innovative new way to keep your clothes soft and static-free:

      Comparable to Snuggle® and Bounce®  Pure EssemcialsTM Dryer Sheets at softening and    static reduction.* Plus, you can throw the whole thing in the recycling bin.
      • Softens clothes and helps prevent wrinkles.
      • No fragrance.
      • Effectively reduces static cling.
      • Uses vegetable-derived softening agents.
      • Safe with all washable fabrics.
      • Tear in half during the drying cycle to distribute softness
        throughout the load.
      Clean Credentials
      • Nontoxic
      • Natural
      • No fragrance
      • Biodegradable sheets
      • Recyclable sheets

    * This performance comparison was conducted on May 19, 2010, and is valid only for the named products marketed at that time. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    The Real Dirt on Clean & 4 Simple Ways To Get Clean

     The Real Dirt on Clean

    You know that good, healthy feeling you get when you’ve just cleaned house? Sorry to spoil it, but you may have just made your home dirtier. Think of it this way. You wouldn’t let your kids play with toxic chemicals, so why would you let the baby crawl over a floor that’s just been wiped with them? That’s much more dangerous than the orange juice that was just there.

    How dangerous? Just take a look at these statistics.

    • Over 90% of poison exposures happen at home.
    • Common chlorine bleach is the #1 household chemical involved in poisoning.
    • Organic pollutants, found in many common cleaners and even air fresheners, are found at levels 2 to 5 times higher inside your home than out.
    • A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the “acute one-hour exposure limit” for glycol ether-containing products set by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
    • Common cleaners give off fumes that can potentially increase the risk of kids developing asthma, the most common chronic childhood disease.
    • 1 in 13 school-aged children has asthma. Rates in children under five have increased more than 160% from 1980 – 1994.
    • Children are highly vulnerable to chemical toxicants. Pound for pound of body weight, children drink more water, eat more food, and breathe more air than adults. The implication of this is that children will have substantially heavier exposures than adults to any toxicants that are present in water, food, or air.

    Chemical ingredients to look out for:
    • Sodium hydroxide
    • Hydrochloric acid
    • Butyl cellosolve (2-Butoxyethanol)
    • Formaldehyde
    • Bleach (sodium hypochlorite)
    • Ammonia
    • Sulfamic acid
    • Petroleum distillates
    • Sulfuric acid
    • Lye (potassium hydroxide)
    • Morpholine

    4 Simple Ways To Get Clean

    Your home should be the safest, healthiest, cleanest place in the whole world. So we’ve put together some pretty easy things you can do to make your family safer and your home healthier. And, as it turns out, what’s good for your home is good for the earth and everyone else on it, too. So let’s make our homes healthy. Let’s clean our hearts out. Let’s Get Clean.

    1. Get the dirt. Educate yourself about what you bring into your home at
    2. Have a clean-for-all. Put on the gloves and get rid of the nasty stuff in your home. Responsibly, of course. Your local waste collection service has guidelines for proper household hazardous waste disposal, as well as collection sites for things like paint, batteries, and cleaners. Whatever you do, please don’t toss this stuff in the garbage.

    3. Welcome healthy into your home. Commit to carefully considering everything that crosses your doorstep. Here are some safe, healthy things to have in your home:
    • Cleaners that are truly cleaner. Get Clean offers product choices that are: nontoxic, natural, biodegradable, concentrated, and hypoallergenic. Look for Green Seal Certified products.
    • Fresh air. Open your windows to reduce indoor air pollution.
    • Essential oils. Use these instead of air fresheners.
    • Plants. Besides being nice to look at, they can absorb harmful gases and help clean the air.
    • Organic cotton bedding. Avoid standard bedding treated with chemicals.
    • Floors made of recycled and renewable resources.
    • Healthier paint. That new paint smell can be as nasty as it smells. Choose low VOC paint instead.

    4. Clean up our collective home. Make the earth healthier for all of us who call it home by using these things in yours:
    • Compact fluorescent lighting. They last a whole lot longer.
    • Energy Star-rated appliances. Save money and energy.
    • A low-flush toilet. Replace the largest user of water in your house. Ultra low flushers cut water use by one-fifth.
    • Low-flow showerheads. Same pressure. Less water.
    • Your flicker finger. Turn off lights and appliances when you’re not using them.
    • Gray water system. Install one to recycle used household water for your lawn.
    • Tankless water heater. Save money, energy, and space in the broom closet.

    Saturday, November 5, 2011

    Can Household and Personal Care Products Really Affect Your Health?

    Asthma, Digestive and Respiratory Issues, Eye and Skin Burns, Reproductive Issues, Headaches, Liver and Kidney Damage...

    These are just a few harmful health effects that household and personal care products have on your health. Sorry, this is a long post, but so important. :) I was amazed and disgusted after seeing a list of the chemicals and health risks in products most people use everyday and sometimes several times a day. I was angry to see that some of these chemicals are even in baby detergent like Dreft, diaper rash cream, baby wash and lotion like Aveeno and Johnson's. I think it is sad that as mothers, we cannot trust the most popular brands or the "gentlest" of products or even "Pediatrician Recommended" brands. I am happy to see that parents are becoming more aware of the effects of these chemcials, especially on babies, and sharing with others. Please read product labels with caution. Make sure to read the ingredients and do your own research, companies can print words like these without strict regulations. These chemicals may have alternative names so I have listed the synonyms for the chemicals also. I'm not saying that if you use a product with these chemicals, it guaranteed that you will immediately have health problems, but why would you want to breathe or put these chemicals on your body at all?

    Synonyms: 2-Aminoethanol, 2-Hydroxyethanamine, Ethanol, 2-amino-, Ethanolamine, MEA
    Toxicity Information:

    Inhalation has been reported to cause asthma, immediate allergic response, acute liver damage and chronic hepatitis, severe eye and skin burns. May be harmful if inhaled or absorbed through skin. Irritating to skin, eyes, respiratory system. Large doses produce sedation, coma, and death following depression of blood pressure and cardiac collapse. 

    Chemical found in:

    • Tide Liquid Laundry and Tide Free Liquid Laundry
    • Dreft Liquid Laundry
    • Cheer Liquid Laundry
    • Ivory Snow Liquid Laundry
    • Gain Liquid Laundry
    • Dawn Power Dissolve
    • 409 Spray Degreaser
    • Easy Off Oven Cleaner
    • Damp Rid Mold & Mildew Control
    • Windex
    • Pledge
    • Spray n' Wash Stain Remover

    Synonyms: Ascarite, Caustic Soda, Soda Lye
    Toxicity Information:

    Causes 75% of all caustic injury to the esophagus of kids under 5 years old. Can cause burns in tissues, chronic skin irriation, irriation to the respiratory tract, can cause liver and kidney damage. Inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Instructions for first aid if inhaled is to move the person to fresh air, if they are not breathing administer artificial respiration. 

    Chemical Found in:

    Household Products:
    • Cascade Rinse Formula
    • 409 Degreaser
    • Clorox Clean Up Spray and some Cleaners
    • Soft Scrub Liquid Gel
    • Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner and some Cleaners
    • Comet Cleanser with Bleach
    • Soft Scrub
    • Easy Off Oven Cleaner
    • Palmolive Antibacterial Hand Soap
    • Woolite Liquid Wash
    • Tide Ultra Liquid
    • Shout Laundry Stain Remover
    • Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush
    • Arm & Hammer Detergent
    • Tilex
    Personal Care Products:
    • Johnson's Baby Wash
    • Aveeno Naturals
    • Aveeno Baby Cream and some bath products
    • Old Spice Deodorant
    • Some Olay Total Effects, Regenerist, and Pro-x creams
    • Oil of Olay Body Washes
    • Jergins Skin Firming Moisturizing
    • Softsoap Hand Soap
    • Neutrogena Moisture for Sensitive Skin
    • Dove Ultra Moisturizing BodyWash
    • Method Foaming Hand Wash
    • Gilette Shave Gel
    • Pantene Shampoo

    Now think of how many times the toxic chemicals from the dishwasher or laundry detergent are lingering through your home every time you do a load of dishes or laundry. How about when you use your Oil of Olay body wash in the shower, then you use your anti-wrinkle face cream, brush your teeth with Crest and then throughout the day you are putting on your Aveeno moisturizer. Oh, and don't forget that i'm sure you will do a little wiping down of the counters and maybe wash your hands a few times with Softsoap or Method hand wash. This is a lot of exposure to one chemical that your body experiences in one day and all of the things you put on your body are absorbed directly into your bloodstream. Stay tuned, these are only a few chemicals but I will be posting more.

    Please note: These are only some of the products that may contain these chemicals. For more information on the products and toxicity, please visit the Toxicology Data Network or the Hazardous Substance Database at

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Eco-licious Mama Events!

    The Mom-Diva Shopping Bazaar

    Eco-licious Mama was featured at the National Association for Balanced Moms Mom-Diva Shopping Event this month! There were lots of moms, lots of shopping and lots of pampering! We won't talk about the "lots of eating" that we did, lol!

    It is so exciting when moms decide to Get Clean of toxic cleaners and say hello to a new, healthier clean! Congratulations to all of the new Go Green & Get Clean Mama's out there!

    This pack featured the yummy and wonderful baby and children products! My daughter loves the Incredivites Vitamins and the Mighty Smart DHA Chews! We also displayed the Multi-vitamin and Stress Relief Complex for the Mama's! Those are must haves according to this Mama! Who doesn't want a less stressed out mommy?!

    The Shaklee Get Clean Starter Kit - This one basket is equal to over $3,400 in traditional cleaners! Wowwwweee! And did I mention it's completely safe and chemical-free! And matches or outperforms 20 National brands! ... I could keep going lol!.. it's used at the White House and NASA!!

    Lots of moms purchased this Basic Non-Toxic Starter Pack! It is the perfect way to start "Getting Clean!" It has the Basic H2 Super Concentrate and the three accompaning spray bottles to fill up with water and then the Basic H2. This kit will save you thousands of dollars too! Don't believe me? It lasts most people 1-2 years and is equal to over 5,800 bottles of Windex!!

    I love attending events and talking about how much I love Shaklee and telling other Moms how much they will love it too!!

    For product details and information, please visit my Shaklee website at:

    Eco-licious Mama was featured on
    Dinker & Giggles!!

    Check out the article:

    Thank you Dinker & Giggles for spreading the word about toxic chemicals!

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Back to School - Protecting Your Family's Immune System

    It is back to school time and flu season is earlier than ever! I want to share with you natural ways to support the immune system and options for a natural approach to prevent sickness. There are also natural ways to speed up the recovery process if you or someone in your family gets sick. Below is a letter from Jamie McManus, Chairman of Medical Affairs for Shaklee, and she gives great information on protecting your family during the flu season.

    To see what is in my family's natural medicine cabinet, click here.

    Hello Shaklee Family,

    Back to school shopping, anxiety over who your child’s teacher will be this year, sending your oldest (or youngest) child off to college—all very exciting activities, but not without a bit of stress for all involved. And to add to all of these very typical types of activities and concerns, we have some new and additional threats to staying healthy. So it has never been more important to focus on doing all you can to protect your family’s
    health—beginning with arming yourself with the latest information.

    Your ability to stay well and not fall prey to circulating pathogens rests upon the vibrant functioning of your immune system, and an optimally healthy immune system occurs when you are doing a few simple things:

    1) Eat a healthy diet, full of antioxidants and immune supporting nutrients. This means avoiding the fast food restaurants (generally empty calories) and committing to eating at least FIVE servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day—salads, stir-fry vegetables with chicken breast or salmon or hearty stews or soups made
    with plenty of colorful vegetables!

    2) Be sure you are taking supplementation to support immune health. Your favorite version of Vitalizer™ along with Nutriferon® provides a solid nutritional foundation for immune function. Sustained Release Vita C® (or Chewable Vita C®), Optiflora® Probiotic, and Defend and Resist Complex can be added for additional support on an as needed basis. 

    For children ages 10 and younger, choose Incredivites™ with immune supporting lactoferrin and more vitamin D, and our terrific ShakleeBaby™ Multivitamin & Multimineral
    Powder with clinically tested prebiotics and more Vitamin D to help support immune function.*

    3) Get plenty of rest. Your immune system can be very negatively impacted by inadequate sleep. Your school age children require at least nine hours of sleep each night so be sure that becomes a routine as the school year gets started. And Moms and Dads, you need seven and a half to eight hours yourself!

    4) Talk to your doctor about immunization. We encourage everyone to speak with your doctor to determine if vaccination is right for you, especially if any member of your family falls into one of these target groups at higher risk identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than six months of age, health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact, children six months through four years of age, and children five through 18 years of age who have chronic medical conditions. Click this link to learn more:

    5) Wash your hands frequently. You don’t need antibacterial soaps; in fact, many experts are concerned that the widespread use of antibacterial products may contribute to the increasing prevalence of resistant bacteria that antibiotics do not work against! So, use plain ordinary soap, warm water, and wash your arms and wrists and lather up for 30 to 60 seconds before rinsing off. When hand washing is not possible, hand sanitizers are
    sometimes recommended.

    6) Wash down your countertops, bathroom wash areas, and other hard, non-porous surfaces that your hands contact with an effective germicidal product such as Shaklee Basic-G®. Basic-G has been tested and shown to be effective in neutralizing influenza type A viruses as well as a host of other2 microorganisms and the EPA has issued a statement that it believes, based on available scientific information, that the currently registered influenza A virus products will be effective against the 2009 - H1N1 flu strain and other influenza A virus strains on hard, non-porous surfaces.

    Sending warmest regards,

    Dr. Jamie McManus M.D.
    Chairman, Medical Affairs and Health Sciences
    Shaklee Corporation

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not
    intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.