Spring Cleaning Give Away! – CLOSED

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Spring is in the air, and what better way to welcome the birds, bees, and sun than non-toxic cleaning products? Over the next few weeks, I will review different types of cleaners claiming to be ‘natural’ or ‘non-toxic’ but I would like to start the cleaning season with a special Earth Day Giveaway! Naturally It’s Clean is a line of enzyme-based household cleaners that is safe for children, pets, and our ecological system that has been donated to help one household ‘clean’ up their act.

With mainstream cleaning products increasingly being linked to cancer, acute health risks, and severe and irreparable ecological harm, your cleaning cabinet may need a good clean it self!

What is an Enzyme Cleaner?

Enzymes work on a biological level. According to Naturally It’s Clean’s Mike Wallrich, “Enzymes bind to the target material catalyzing it into harmless basic elements.” Basically, it latches on to whatever dirt, grime, or yuck that you are cleaning and breaks it down slowly into elements or compounds that can biodegrade.

Similar to conventional cleaning products, enzymes perform the same function of breaking down alkalines and acids. The difference is that by using a natural enzyme that can biodegrade which greatly reduces the ecological impact and health concerns. Chemical-based cleaners fight with stronger acids and alkalines and produce a toxic by-product.

Benefits:

  • Attack a specific type of bacteria
  • Removes odor
  • Continue to clean after you have sprayed it (since they are ‘alive’)
  • Use the same types of enzymes as hospitals, meaning they are safe and effective.
  • No fumes, vapors, phosphates, chlorine, or petroleum surfactants.
  • Non-corrosive
  • Non-caustic

Cons:

  • Enzymes do not last forever. Since it is an ‘active’ cleaner, don’t let it sit for several years before using it.
  • Extreme heat or cold could reduce the effectiveness of the enzymes

Health

From a human health perspective, cleaning products are one of the most commonly inhaled substances indoors by adults, children, and pets. The enzyme-cleaning agents in Naturally It’s Clean products are:

  • Free of off-gasing
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-toxic
  • Free of side effects
  • Safe for humans, animals, and children.

Ecology

From an ecological perspective, cleaning products can severely impact water, air, and soil quality. With products running down the drain, outside, lingering in your house, and leeching into the ground. These products are safe for our ecological system due to:

Natural binding properties that allow them to biodegrade the enzyme and the ‘yuck’ that the enzyme binds with

  • No petroleum-based ingredients
  • Type of surfactant
  • Natural colorant for the Floor and Toilet products

Is it better than my home remedy?

Impossible to say! Whether you are a cleaning product guru, like my Grandmother or not, it is hard to truly compare these products to home remedies for several reasons. First, everyone has a different home remedy. Second, everyone has different standards of ‘clean’.

What I can tell you is that the Mildew cleaner, the Floor cleaner, and their Tub and Tile cleaners all clean equally as well as their extremely toxic mainstream counterparts. As a whole, I have used these products for a couple of years now, and have never been disappointed. An individual used to cleaning with conventional products including Clorox, Ajax, and other similar brands will find them to hold up to their cleanliness standards. (Minus of course that burning sensation you feel when you inhale mainstream harsh cleaning products)

The ‘Run Down’ on Naturally It’s Clean Products

The most important thing that I learned about these products is this:

They work, naturally.

Something that I don’t take for granted with all ‘natural’ or ‘non-toxic’ labeled cleaning products. There is a significant amount of false labeling in the cleaning industry, with various standards, eco-labels, and third party certifications that can make products difficult to navigate. The two men who run this company Denny and Mike, are extremely helpful, gracious, and genuinely proud of their products. They have also gone through the certification process to sell these cleaning agents in Europe. Which compared to the loose standards in the United States, the EU’s certification process is intensive, attesting to their dedication and confidence in the safety and performance of their products.

So what are you waiting for? Enter to win their six top cleaning products kindly donated by Denny and Mike of Naturally It’s Clean and kick the chemical habitat of toxic cleaners!

Naturally It's Clean

The line of products that could be yours include:

  • Floors
  • Carpet
  • Tub & Tile
  • Kitchen
  • Mildew
  • Glass

How to Win

There are many opportunities to win this contest. You must leave a separate comment for each entry. Here’s all the ways to increase your chances to win:

  • Comment ( 1 entry ): Visit Naturally It’s Clean and tell us which of their products you like the most.
  • Subscribe to my email subscription ( up to 2 entries ): Follow Pays to Live Green’s daily articles by simply subscribing to to my email subscription service and/or RSS feed. This will give you a great chance to win and give you all the latest updates to my blog. A win-win situation. You get 1 entry for each subscription.
  • Spread the Word ( 2 entries ): You can get a better advantage by publicizing this giveaway on your blog. All you have to do is give a brief description of this contest and a link to it. Be sure to include a link to the post in a comment.
  • Twitter ( 1 entry ): Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this contest including a brief description of this contest and a link to it. Include a link to your Twitter account in the comment.
  • StumbleUpon ( 1 entry )Stumble this contest or one of my popular tools and leave a review.

When is it over?

This giveaway will end on May 5th, 2010 at 11:59 pm. We will randomly select a winner from the list of all entries and announce the winner the following day. This contest is only to U.S. residents 18 years or older.

Good luck to everybody and Happy Spring!

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Comments

    • Carol
    • April 21st, 2010

    The Laundry Pre-Treat appeals to me.

    • Carol
    • April 21st, 2010

    email subscriber entry 1

    • Carol
    • April 21st, 2010

    email subscriber entry 2

    • Carol
    • April 21st, 2010

    follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/12586660118

  1. Are you sure this is safe?

    • Yes, if they are used correctly. All of the products are non-toxic and meet the European Standards (which are significantly higher than the US). They also work well :) A nice combination.

      If you have allergies or chemical sensitivities, then you will want to contact the company directly. They are very nice and helpful. Check MSDS sheets as well for extensive ingredient questions.

      Hope that helps!
      Tiff

  2. I like the carpet cleaner. :)

  3. Carpet cleaner works for me

    • Autumn B.
    • April 22nd, 2010

    the laundry cleaner!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

    • cathiem
    • April 22nd, 2010

    I like the laundry Cleaner.

    • Denise
    • April 22nd, 2010

    I’d like to try the carpet cleaner.

    • Suzanne K
    • April 22nd, 2010

    I’d like to try them all (of course!), but would pick the Stain Eraser for my first pick! With a kid, a horse, a yard (and all the associated stains….) this would be wonderful!

    • EMMA L HORTON
    • April 22nd, 2010

    I WOULD LIKE THEIR LAUNDRY CLEANER

    • loni
    • April 22nd, 2010

    I would love to try the mildew cleaner.

    • Deborah Wellenstein
    • April 22nd, 2010

    I would really like to try the mildew cleaner. Thanks!

    • Pat
    • April 22nd, 2010

    All the products of the site look great but I’d like to try the Carpet Cleaner first.

    • Diane R.
    • April 22nd, 2010

    The Carpet Spot Treat appeals to me. With 2 cats and 2 grandkids, I need it!

    • Kelly Ann T.
    • April 22nd, 2010

    I would like to try the tube and tile cleaner.

    • evelyn
    • April 23rd, 2010

    the Tub and Tile cleaner sounds great. I have alot of trouble with my tiles

    • Christine Viscomi
    • April 23rd, 2010

    like to try the mildew cleaner

    • Mellissa C
    • April 24th, 2010

    I like the carpet cleaner.

    • Linda Lansford
    • April 24th, 2010

    I want Laundry pre-treat cleaner

    • Deborah R
    • April 25th, 2010

    I most like the Kitchen product because “Even baked-on buildups simply fall apart when our enzymes break down the organic “glue” that hold them in place.” That’s kitchen cleaning made easy!

    • Alicia
    • April 26th, 2010

    Tub & Tile cleaner

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    • Karen P
    • April 29th, 2010

    I think I would want the mildew most

    • Jaque
    • April 30th, 2010

    I would really like to try the Mildew cleaner.

    Thank you. :-)

    • ky2here
    • May 1st, 2010

    I’ll try their glass cleaner.

    • ky2here
    • May 1st, 2010

    TWitter follower ky2here1, please follow back if you can. Here’s my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/13183504610

    • Jill Myrick
    • May 2nd, 2010

    I would love to try the Kitchen Cleaner and the Floor Cleaner from Naturally It’s Clean.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43{at]aol[dot]com

    • Jill Myrick
    • May 2nd, 2010

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43{at]aol[dot]com.

    • Jill Myrick
    • May 2nd, 2010

    I am subscribed via Google Reader.

    jweezie43{at]aol[dot]com

    • Jessica
    • May 2nd, 2010

    I would really like to try the carpet spot treat

    • Jill L
    • May 2nd, 2010

    Would love to try their Mildew. Having problems with it right now.

    • Christie
    • May 3rd, 2010

    I think I might like the Stain Eraser the most if I had the chance to try it.

  4. I’d have to go with the Tub & Tile cleaner. I HATE the chemicals it seems to take to get my shower clean!

  5. I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.
    Entry 1

  6. I’m an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.
    Entry 2

    • Kathy Scott
    • May 3rd, 2010

    I would like to try Tub & Tile

    • Kathy Scott
    • May 3rd, 2010

    email subscriber

    • Kathy Scott
    • May 3rd, 2010

    email subscriber 2

    • Kathy Scott
    • May 3rd, 2010
    • Katie R.
    • May 3rd, 2010

    I’d like to try the carpet spot-treatment.

    • Theresa D
    • May 3rd, 2010

    I think I would like the Kitchen Cleaner the most.

    • Theresa D
    • May 3rd, 2010

    I subscribe via email.

    • Theresa D
    • May 3rd, 2010
  7. carper cleaner for me!
    Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

    Janna Johnson

    • Ashley
    • May 3rd, 2010

    id love to try the carpet cleaner

    • Michael
    • May 4th, 2010

    I like their carpet spot clean, for those handful of times my cat gets sick (and you know it’s always on carpet).

    • Michael
    • May 4th, 2010

    I subscribe to your RSS feed with Google Reader.

    • Michael
    • May 4th, 2010

    I follow on Twitter and tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/clcmrb/status/13371089196

    • denise
    • May 4th, 2010

    I think I would like to try the mildew cleaner, thanks for giving me the chance to win, looks like a great prize!

    • avis
    • May 4th, 2010

    The tub and tile cleaner might help my old bathroom, thanks, great prize.

    • jeremy
    • May 4th, 2010

    Sure would like to try the kitchen cleaner, this is a great prize, thanks for letting me in!

    • Angela Winesburg
    • May 4th, 2010

    I would love to try the mildew cleaner, thanks!

    • Kimberly
    • May 4th, 2010

    I’d love to try the Mildew in my bathroom!

    • katie brown
    • May 4th, 2010

    Tub & Tile would be most helpful for us!

  8. I like the Carpet spot-treat cleaner :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  9. Subscribed to Pays to Live Green by email

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  13. Following @paystolivegreen on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway

  14. Stumbled the giveaway

    • valancia
    • May 5th, 2010

    I chose the toilet cleaner because ours needs help that’s for sure.

    • valancia
    • May 5th, 2010

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    • valancia
    • May 5th, 2010

    #2 I Subscribed by email,,skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

    • lisa
    • May 5th, 2010

    I would love to try the Carpet spot-treat.

    • lisa
    • May 5th, 2010

    Email subscriber.

    • lisa
    • May 5th, 2010

    I subscriber in Google Reader.

    • lisa
    • May 5th, 2010
    • lisa
    • May 5th, 2010
    • lisa
    • May 5th, 2010

    I follow you on Twitter(samasam). Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/13419255662

    • debp
    • May 5th, 2010

    I would like the mildew remover the most.

    • debp
    • May 5th, 2010

    I am a email subscriber.

    • Constance L
    • May 5th, 2010

    I would love to try the Toilet cleaner.

    constancelavery at msn dot com

    • Patricia Hill
    • May 5th, 2010

    I’d like to try the carpet cleaner.

    • karen
    • May 5th, 2010

    I like the Stain Eraser. Thanks.

    • susan smoaks
    • May 5th, 2010

    i want to try the tub and tile

    • susan smoaks
    • May 5th, 2010

    email subscriber #1

    • susan smoaks
    • May 5th, 2010

    email subscriber #2

    • Lisa G.
    • May 5th, 2010

    Since oil and grass are my 2 biggest stains I would love to try the Stain Eraser.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

    • Lisa G.
    • May 5th, 2010

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed in google reader.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

    • Lisa G.
    • May 5th, 2010

    I’m also subscribed to your emails. Thanks!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

    • Jennifer Johnson
    • May 5th, 2010

    I would love to try the carpet cleaner. The cleaners found really upset my families allergies and this seems like a much healthier way to clean!

    • Lisa G.
    • May 5th, 2010

    I’m following you on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/13436480403

    • Lisa G.
    • May 5th, 2010
    • Lisa G.
    • May 5th, 2010

    I blogged about this giveaway. Entry 2
    http://mowermom.blogspot.com/2010/05/naturally-its-clean-giveaway.html
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

    • Charlene
    • May 5th, 2010

    I’d like to try the laundry pre treat :)

    • Susan Smith
    • May 5th, 2010

    I’d like to try the carpet cleaner

    • Susan Smith
    • May 5th, 2010
    • susan
    • May 5th, 2010

    I would love the laundry per treater, my clothes could sure use it.

    • Amanda Caruthers
    • May 5th, 2010

    I have hardwood flooring through most of my home so I would have to pick the Floors cleaner.

    • amy d
    • May 5th, 2010

    carpet cleaner.thanks

    • Karen
    • May 5th, 2010

    I like the Kitchen cleaner.

    • vivian
    • May 5th, 2010

    laundry cleaner ty.

    • Helen
    • May 5th, 2010

    I like the glass cleaner.

    • Helen
    • May 5th, 2010

    email subscriber

    • Sharon Nelson
    • May 5th, 2010

    Tubs and Tile

    • Addrianne
    • May 5th, 2010

    I have read so much about enzyme based cleaners, I would love to try these! Looking over their website, I would also love to try the naturally clean stain eraser!

    Thank you!

    • kathy pease
    • May 5th, 2010

    i like the floor cleaner i bet that makes them shine :)

    • kathy pease
    • May 5th, 2010

    1 email subscriber

    • kathy pease
    • May 5th, 2010

    2 email subscriber klp1965@myfairpoint.net

    • kathy pease
    • May 5th, 2010
    • brian e.
    • May 5th, 2010

    Thanks for the giveaway…would like to give the Tub & Tile cleaner a try.

    • brian e.
    • May 5th, 2010

    …subscribed via RSS.

    • brian e.
    • May 5th, 2010

    Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/13457012468

  15. The carpet cleaner is my favorite :-)

    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Charity S.
    • May 5th, 2010

    I like the Carpet Cleaner. Thanks

  16. Email subscriber

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    • Charity S.
    • May 5th, 2010

    subscribe via yahoo reader

  17. I follow you on Twitter

    Tweet!
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    • Charity S.
    • May 5th, 2010

    twitter follower (ccboobooy)

    tweet

    http://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/13461492808

    • Heather M
    • May 5th, 2010

    I would like the Kitchen the most! Thanks

    • Lily Kwan
    • May 5th, 2010

    I love the Kitchen cleaner!

    • Lily Kwan
    • May 5th, 2010

    I subscribed by email.

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