A Life In Progress

Solutions April 14, 2008

Filed under: Around the House,Going Green — jdalsin @ 9:51 am

Just quickly popping in to tell you about two new products that we have fallen in love with.

#1- ECOS Laundry Detergent.  It’s one of my favorite finds yet.  (thanks Mom!)  It’s environmentally friendly, it works well, it’s super affordable AND, and here’s the best part that you usually don’t find with natural cleaners – it smells AMAZING.  Magnolia and Lily.  But, it’s perfume free.  All the perfumes in laundry detergents and especially!! dryer sheets are full of chemicals and are irritants to the skin. I have to be especially careful about that since Abby, Josie and I all have sensitive, excema prone skin.   ECOS is scented with essential oils.  It’s available at Costco where we bought it for about $15 for 105 loads.  Compare that to the $7 you spend on Tide for 35 loads or whatever.   So ECOS is actually cheaper.  No excuses now.  😉

#2 – Pink Solution.  This stuff is amazing and you can use it in about 1,001 different ways.  It cleans glass, windows, bathrooms, kitchens, cars, laundry stains, I could go on and on.  If you apply it full strength to your eye glasses or bathroom mirrors, they won’t fog.  I just don’t know what else to say because it literally does EVERYTHING.  It’s fantastic.  It takes crayons off of walls, ink off of clothes, it’s just magical.  Also, environmentally friendly and safe to be using around the house.  We bought a whole load of it at the Spring Home & Garden show a few weeks back.  It’s also occasionally available at Costco or you can order it online here: http://www.pinksolution.ca/  We bought every product they had available. 

Here’s a blurb from the Pink Solution website:

“Pink Solution is a natural enzyme cleaner, which when mixed with water, emulsifies dirt, grease and grime, and restores finishes to their natural state. This means that it will not only clean, but will actually brighten surfaces that most cleaners dull, such as stainless steel appliances and fiberglass bath and shower stalls. The enzymes will emulsify even the oldest stains, which means that so long as there are not permanent dyes involved, even the oldest of laundry and carpet stains will be removed. Also, it contains no chemicals, and can be inhaled, eaten and used without any gloves, with no ill effects.

Contents of Most Other Cleaners
Most other All Purpose Cleaners contain harmful and dangerous Ingredients. The most common ingredient in household cleaners is ammonia. It is a carcinogenic and stays in the air for up to 4 hours when sprayed in the house. Look on the ingredients of most household cleaners and you will see Ammonia. All chemical cleaners are caustic, and so they actually corrode the lungs when inhaled. Products which claim to be “magic” contain formaldehyde, which is one of the most carcinogenic chemicals known to man.

Pink Solution contains none of these chemicals, and is non-caustic.

Pink Solution also replaces all household cleaners, even laundry detergent, so when used as directed, it can last an average family up to 2 years, replacing every different cleaner they would normally purchase.”

Buy it.

Be back this week with a post about children and parenting. 


7 Responses to “Solutions”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Sounds like some fantastic products to have. I’ll get some next time I see the display at Costco. Or, are the priced on the website comparable to the price you paid?

  2. Karen Says:

    I TOTALLY agree with the ECOS laundry soap! I bought it at Costco 6 months ago and I am HOOKED!! I use dryerballs for our dryer and I love how clean and fresh our clothes smell! I don’t miss Tide with Downy one bit! (Okaayy, maybe a tiny bit!)

    For cleaning solutions, I have been using Shaklee’s all purpose and glass cleaner which works really well. I am however throwing out ALL means of cleaners and getting the Norwex Antibac cloths!

  3. Lisa Says:

    I bought the ECOS laundry soap and love it also. I was happily surprised by its affordable price.

    Another new love is Seventh Generation products, but unfortunately, not as pocketbook friendly as they are eco-friendly, but really, how often do I buy dish soap? Spending the $4 and change once every six months or so, I can handle that!

    And I just read a great review in the Edmonton Journal on those Norwex cloths so I’m going to look into those next.

    Keep up the great product recommendations!

  4. I have built my business on the mindset that if I can find the most effective green products out there and bring them all into one place, then it will be easy for others to go green too! Many people just don’t have the time to do the research to make the right choices for their families and their planet! So, we all try to do our best. Now I do the work and make it easy! YES, I do sell Pink Solution! And, YES, it is amazing! So is Ecover dishwasher detergent and rinse aid, and Pure Anada Makeup, just to name a few of the products that I now confidently promote at http://www.whatsinstore.ca

  5. Hey, nice tips. Perhaps I’ll buy a glass of beer to the man from that chat who told me to visit your site 🙂

  6. Katie Pearse Says:

    I own Edmonton’s 100% eco-friendly cleaning company, the Green Clean Squad. We use Pink Solution as our exclusive cleaning product, it’s THAT good. You can also buy it off our website along with their abrasive scrub, Mother’s Choice (more concentrated version of PS with pumice). We use both these products for every house we clean and swear by them! Applying PS full-strength to pet stains on carpets works beautifully too.

    Great blog!

  7. Engaging post!! Hope to come back again:D

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