Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Simple Green review and giveaway!!! CLOSED



One of today's biggest concerns is keeping our environment safe. For over 30 years simple green has kept our environment in mind by creating cleaning products that are non-toxic and biodegradable. Simple Green products are not only safe for your family and environment, but their products are made to to do their job at perfection. I got to put Simple Green to the test.


The Review:
Simple Green generously sent me a large box of cleaning supplies. By looking through Simple Greens site you will be able to see how many eco-friendly products they have available for you. My biggest worry before trying any cleaning product is how well they will work. It seems many cleaning products leave streaks or have very strong smells. I was relieved to see that the multi-surface cleaner cleaned wonderfully. I actually felt it cleaned better then my other multi-cleaner product. It took all water marks off of my granite and I honestly loved the smell. by the way, I had the (lemon verbena) scent. It smells fresh and more natural then other products I have used. Another product I have used often is the dish washing liquid, which cleans my pots and pans very well. The smell was maybe a little stronger then most dish soaps, which is probably my only complaint.

The other product I was actually thinking I wouldn't use in time for the review, but did twice, was the carpet cleaner. As a mom, we are constantly cleaning spells and stains left behind from our kids. I try hard to keep those stains off of my carpet, but this last week things didn't go too well. My little girl who has entered into the terrible two's snuck juice into the living room and emptied it all over the carpet. She also covered herself in juice, which put me to bathing duty and my husband to getting those stains out of the carpet. As I ran her to the tub, I yelled to my husband to use the Simple Green carpet cleaner. When I came out to check on the results I couldn't even tell where the spill was (except for where it needed to dry). Now that it's all dried you can't even see a mark. My husband was pleased with the results as well.



Overall I was very happy with Simple Green products. They clean as well if not better then other cleaners. Best of all I love how none of their products use ammonia or bleach, which sometimes over powers a fresh smell. Most importantly has to be Simply Greens focus of being environmental friendly. Several of their products have receiving the Green Seal Certification. The Green Seal certifies that Simple Green Naturals products have met product-specific performance requirements (i.e., they actually must work!), product-specific health and environmental requirements. You can read more on this under Simple Greens "press release" tab.

The Giveaway:
One person will win a box full of Simple Green Natural products. This is not just a few cleaning product, you will receive one of Most of their products including dish soap, carpet cleaner, window cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, hand soap and more from what's available.

To Enter:
Visit Simple Green look around and come back to tell me one thing you like about Simple Green or their products. (This can be something from ingredients, their effort in keeping the environment safer, a product, etc.)

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Rules:
Be sure to leave a comment telling me what the entry is for. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Also be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you. A winner will be selected randomly using Random.org. They will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. (No PO Boxes)

Giveaway Ends: July 9, 2009

448 comments:

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Tracy said...

Oh, this would be a dream to win! I love the idea of being able to clean my house with natural products and would love to try this product line. The Naturals Floor Care especially looks good!
Thanks so much for an absolutely incredible giveaway!

Jennifer-EightyMPHMom said...

I like that Simple Green participates in numerous neighborhood clean-ups each year - very cool!

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myntric said...

I love the idea of using an eco friendly product for both the safety of my children and the environment in my house.

Debbie said...

I would love to try that carpet cleaner. Most of them have such a strong chemical smell!
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dixons said...

I have used simple green for years and always been pleased with the natural product! I want to try the carpet cleaner!!

katy said...

I like that their products are non-toxic, biodegradable, and economical.

mar said...

What I like about Simple Green products is that they contain no harmful chemicals to the environment!

cdziuba said...

Absolute favorite feature of Simple Green products is that they are safe to use around my children and grandchild. I also appreciate the philanthropic philosophy of the company.

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

To save the environment I stopped buying paper towels and paper napkins, and I sold my car and share one with my husband and daughter.

Quinn said...

I use an old fashioned milk man that reuses the glass bottles each week.

Quinn said...

I blogged about your giveaway....http://socialjusticemom.blogspot.com/

andrea v said...

These sounds like great products. I like to us ean eco friendly product especially for my children. THey are the ones playing on the floors and putting things in their mouth.

valerie2350 said...

Appliances: Ovens
Follow label instructions and safety information.

To clean with Original or Lemon Scent Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner:

Use a 1:10 solution of Simple Green and water.
Spray onto oven walls and scrub with a non-brasive scrubber or soft to medium bristle brush.
Rinse well.

valerie2350 said...

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PatZ said...

I am trying to go "all green." This will help me complete my cleaning products.

AlluringErtai said...

I like that they are enviormentally friendly unlike other cleaners!

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Theresa said...

I really like that they are a "socially responsible company", and that they are "committed to being worldwide market leaders providing quality, environmentally safe, cleaning products". I think that's a fantastic mission statement.

Kristy said...

I like that the scents are 100% natural essential oils & plant extracts, no stinky smells after cleaning!

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traymona said...

I like that they make the products in different scents.
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5webs said...

I love that the Simple Green Naturals Carpet Care Cleaner is completely non-toxic and safe to use around my kids. I have a three-year-old, a two-year-old, and a one-year-old, and it is crucial that my carpet cleaner be something that is not going to harm my kids, either short-term(illness, allergies) or long-term (cancer).
Alicia Webster
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5webs said...

One of the things that I do to help the environment is to be conscious of what I put down the drain. That means I dispose of nothing that I wouldn't mind ending up in my drinking water someday. Also, when it comes time to get rid of chemicals that we have purchased prior to being "green", we take the time and effort to dispose of them properly rather than just dumping them in the trash.
Alicia Webster
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plhill2000 said...

I like the fact that they are all natural. I have kids with allergies and I have to be careful what I use.

deedleweedle said...

Simple Green participates in numerous neighborhood clean-ups each year.

Martha said...

I like that they sell refills for your spray bottles. Great giveaway, thanks.

Martha said...

I compost my kitchen scraps and yard waste including grass clippings.

janeh said...

Simple Green Naturals™ sounds like a wonderful line of bio-degradable products that are good for the environment and for the consumer alike. Even the labels are printed with non-toxic soy inks!

patrick m said...

I have always used Simple Green products for the fact they are eco-friendly..And they smeell good too..
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Sylvia said...

I like that all of their products are non-toxic and biodegradable. It is so much nicer around kids
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barbara said...

I really liked that chart that told you how much water to add to it for various cleaning jobs

Katie said...

I have used Simple Green once before and was thrilled with the results! I would love to win this! Their products are wonderful.

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Katie said...

Your button is on my sidebar.

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Eileen said...

I love it that this company focuses on how to help the environment rather than just make a profit! Biodegradeable and non-toxic is the way to go!

Eileen
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Eileen said...

We recycle everything! What we don't recycle we compost and we end up with a itty-bitty bag (reused, of course) to put out for the garbage guys every week.

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

lisagee1234 said...

I would love to clean with their lemon verbena scent. I have 3 cats and it would make my home smell great and it is nontoxic too!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

safe to use and breathe in while cleaning- safe to use around dogs and kids

bridget3420 said...

I really like that they donate products to people in need.

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bridget3420 said...

Your button is on my sidebar

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bridget3420 said...

I sign petitions to save the enviroment. I also use totes instead of paper/plastic bags at the grocery store.

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Emma said...

So awesome that for more than 30 years, Simple Green has been producing environmentally friendly cleaning products that are non-toxic and biodegradable...that means they were one of the first to "go green" and be ecologically responsible!!

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Emma said...

A few things that I'm doing to help the environment:

*doing laundry in cold water only
*unplugging appliances when not in use
*using only eco-friendly bath and beauty products
*recycling paper and plastic

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Vanessa said...

i noticed they have a lot of products that aren't flammable or corrosive that's awesome

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Vanessa said...

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Proud Wife of a U.S. Soldier said...

I really like how Simple green does not use harsh chemicals in their products, they're natural! Very nice to use in my house.

bridget3420 said...

Blogged about this giveaway

http://www.barefootmommies.com/2009/06/greensendercom-review-giveaway-710.html

Stephanie said...

The Simple Green Car Wash is a must-have if you wash your car at home. The soapy water than runs into the gutter is non-toxic and biodegradable. Good for the fish and for the water supply. Thanks for offering this!

blabla3269 said...

I love their products and you must have seen my house for its due for a good cleaning

Annie said...

I find that as I get older I get more sensitive to harsh chemical cleaning agents!

I would love to try these Simple Green products!


Thanks


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Rebecca Graham said...

I like Simple Green products because they don't have harmful chemicals and I can go green cleaning my house.

Annie said...

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Annie said...

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Annie said...

We do everything that we can to help the environment!

We recycle every bit of plastic, paper, glass and metal that can be recycled.

We wash only in cold water and only when we have full loads.

We turn off water when brushing our teeth; we have shorter showers and we water our plants with cooled down veggie water!

We use reuseable bags for all of our shopping! (make sure you wash the bags once in a while as bacteria from foods can add up)

We walk when we don't have to drive.

We really don't use the heat in the winter; we prefer to get cozy under blankets and wear sweaters (its a lot cheaper!)

Thanks

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Anonymous said...

It took three years to perfect a biodegradable, not-toxic, non-flammable, non-abrasive formula as an alternative to the toxic cleaners then being used to remove tannic acid.

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Anonymous said...

i looked around on the simple green site, and i think the DOG pet stain & odor remover would be great for me! my dog is constantly making little accidents everywhere... haha

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Anonymous said...

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pamcallahan said...

I think it is great that a percentage of Simple Green sales funds the EGBAR Foundation to teach children about the environment and how to take care of it!

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Joannie said...

I didn't know about Simple Green, but am impressed that all their products are safe to use around children. That brings peace of mind to this eco-friendly grandmother!
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marthajane said...

Having two cats with, umm, digestive disorders, the carpet cleaner would be awesome. And since it's all natural, it wouldn't hurt the kitties!

bagfashionista said...

I like the fact that they are committed to help the planet by making available products that are non toxic and biodegradable

Anonymous said...

I love the way Simple Green provides numerous cleaning tips on their website so if you are new to using their products you understand how to delute the products properly for the most effective and efficient cleaning solution.

Thanks for offering this great give-away!

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spitfyr323 said...

The thing I like best about Simple Green is that their Naturals products are made of 100% natural ingredient sources!

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409cope said...

I like that Simple Green is being used by the government also. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I have started composting to do my part for the environment. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

clynsg said...

One of the best things is that the scents are 100% natural essential oils & plant extracts--there are so many lovely scents in nature, it is a shame not to use them directly.

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clynsg said...

To help the environment, I recycle everything I can, use reusable shopping bags, have pretty well stopped using commercial detergents, etc.

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clc408 said...

I like products that don't put dangerous chemicals and ingredients into the environment, yet still do a great job. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

What rocks is that they sell non-toxic products!

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Melissa B said...

I love the fact they have so many products and are great for the environment and your family. I have started using natural cleaning ingredients in my home but often have difficulty finding the good ones. I would love to try this brand out!
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Melissa B said...

I help the environment by recycling, composting and purchasing environmentally friendly products whenever possible.
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Leslie M. said...

I am really interested in trying the Simple Green Naturals Multi Surface Care!
Simple Green Naturals Multi-Surface Care is water based. It contains plant based surfactants that penetrate oily soils. An alkaline mineral “builder” increases the alkalinity of the formula so that it works better at removing organic soils such as food and oils. It also contains a preservative derived from chicory root that keeps the ingredients fresh and longer-lasting. The scent comes from extracts and essential oils of lemongrass, citrus, tonka resin, armoise essence, bois de rose, citral, litsea cubeba, geraniol palmrose, lavender, rosemary, thyme and soybean oils that provide a fresh scent without phthalates.

Sounds like a product I could use in the kitchen or Bath!!
many thanks for the chance to win!!
Leslie
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Leslie M. said...

YAY, I'm a subscriber

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Leslie M. said...

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Leslie M. said...

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Leslie M. said...

I gave up bottled water for the environment! NO MORE plastic in our landfills! I got a PUR water pitcher and refill my own water bottle!! YAY ME!!!

Leslie
LeslieVeg@msn.com
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Anonymous said...

I like that they use ingredients that won't harm children or pets. I always worry about the cats getting into an area I've just cleaned and getting sick.

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Jean said...

I like Simple Green. I like the smell, and the fact that they're natural products, safe to use.

Jessilyn82 said...

To help the environment I'm using reusable shopping bags, recycling as much as possible, driving a fuel efficient car, and buying Energy Star appliances

Lucky Canuck said...

I would say the thing that impresses me the most would be that they offer Full ingredient disclosure which is so hard to find now. You certainly cannot expect the chemical additive cleaners to be fully disclosed about all of their ingredients. So this just enforces the feeling of being able to trust this company.

Lucky Canuck said...

I am trying to switch as many of my household cleaning supplies over to natural or green products as possible.

Darcy said...

I love the simple green spray cleaner. I would also like to try the carpet cleaner.

sandis3 said...

I love their website and try to visit it at least once a month for new tips and ideas. I have asthma, but Simple Green is one product I can use without fear of breathing problems.

Sondra said...

I like the fact that their ingredients are natural. My son is allergic to regular cleaners so I am always searching for the right one to use. I really want to try the natural bathroom cleaner.

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I REALLY want to try the carpet cleaner. I just can't seem to find one I like. Hubby uses Simple Green on greasy stuff in the garage and loves how it works. I like that they use only natural products!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

There is no recycling available in our very rural county in Montana. There is a group in our town trying to get a center set up where people can bring paper, glass, plastic, and cans so that it can be hauled to the recycling center that is 85 miles away. We were working with that group before we had to leave for another state(job), but will jump back in as soon as we get back home.

Terra H. said...

I learned that Simple Green does not contain ammonia and it does not contain any citrus cleaning agents.
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courtneystoffel said...

I love that they are safe to use and I don't have to worry about it harming my children or dog.

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susitravl said...

I love that I've been using a natural product in Simple Green for a long time.

Aimee said...

I like how it's not only good for the environment but myself and my pets. :)

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Aimee said...

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Aimee said...

I have a compost bin. I also always recycle.

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Deborah said...

I like that Simple Green has a Quick Mix guide to help you mix different strengths and quantities according to your needs. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

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Deborah said...

One of the most important things I'm doing is making "it" myself whenever possible. I make bread, cheeses, yogurt and most meals from scratch. The net result is less energy spent on transporting and storing food commercially, less packaging being made and recycled/put in landfills and less chemicals being made to preserve my food. asthenight at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

I love that the products are natural to help the environment.

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Laurie said...

I tweeted

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Laurie said...

I'm doing all I can to help the environment. I recycle everything I can, I started a compost bin, I'm conserving as much energy and fuel as I can, air drying my laundry, and growing (or trying to grow) my own herbs and veggies.

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Tracy said...

I like that they use ingredients that give their products non-irritating smells.
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April said...

I'd like to try these products because they are good for the environment and for my family.

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Aimee said...

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cstironkat said...

To help the environment we no longer use paper towels or napkins. We use cloth napkins and when I clean I use mircofiber instead of paper towels.

Anonymous said...

simple green does not contain ammonia
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Tina12312 said...

I have always loved their products and would love to try the Simple Green Naturals Carpet Care Cleaner. Thank you!

Tina12312 said...

We recycle and compost and are trying to use less chemicals in our day-to-day lives. Thank you!

Aimee said...

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Egare1 said...

I love that simple green don't use harsh chemicals! I'm trying to avoid chemical cleaners as much as possible, and these products look great!

Good luck everyone :)

Aimee said...

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Tamara B. said...

I love Simple Green because their porducts are non-toxic and biodegradable.
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Tamara B. said...

We recycle, turn off the lights,tvs when leaving a room, turn off the water while brushing our teeth and I use natural base cleaning products.
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furygirl3132 said...

I learned that you can save money by using Simple Green, with one bottle of Simple Green All Purpose Cleaner, you can make 10 bottles of household cleaners. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway, what wonderful and safe products to use for my home around my two young kids.

Eloise
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furygirl3132 said...

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furygirl3132 said...

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furygirl3132 said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/2406049022

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furygirl3132 said...

Ways I am trying to help the environment are that I recycle everything that I can, use energy efficient light bulbs throughout my home and we have tried to switch to natural cleaners. Thanks again!

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Aimee said...

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elkaye said...

I like that Simple Green products are environmentally friendly.

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