Category Archives: Green

How to find Shaklee on FarmVille on Facebook

As you may know, a Shaklee has partnered with FarmVille on Facebook. Click here to learn more about the details.

How do you find Shaklee on your own Farm on FarmVille?

Step 1:  Log into FarmVille on Facebook.  If you haven’t started yet you can join the 35 million (yes million) other players and get your farm up and running today.

Step 2: Go to the Market on FarmVille (see the image below) and check out everything you can buy.

How to find the Market on FarmVille

Step 3:  First (1) search for “Shaklee”, then (2) you can preview the great all-Shaklee home; next you can BUY (3) this great home and add it to your own farm.

Search for Shaklee on FarmVille

If you don’t have enough coins to purchase this Shaklee Home, you can just buy the amount you need.  FarmVille will show you how.

Then you are set!

Here is what the Shaklee Home on FarmVille looks like:

Shaklee Home on FarmVille

Look good to you?

And remember that you can purchase the Shaklee Earth Day Healthy Home Pack for only $30 and get a FREE membership! (A $19.95 value)


But hurry, the offer expires on May 20.

Shaklee Is Partnering with FarmVille on Facebook

Shaklee has partnered with Zynga® and FarmVille™, the second most popular online game within the Facebook® community.

Shaklee Partners with Farmville on FacebookFor a limited time, beginning May 9th, FarmVille players can purchase a “Shaklee Healthy Home” to put on their virtual farm, and can also choose to purchase a special Shaklee Healthy Home Pack (the same pack available for new Members starting 4/22, #59729), and join Shaklee for FREE.

An estimated 35 million people play FarmVille — every day. And that means Shaklee, and our mission of making people and the planet healthier will become known to a lot more people.


About the Shaklee Earth Day Healthy Home Pack

For a limited time, starting on Earth Day 4/22/11 through 5/20/11, you’ll be able to purchase the same pack that FarmVille Players can purchase – consisting of a very special selection of Get Clean® products (Item #59729) at a very special price:

  • Basic H2 (16 oz)
  • Two Spray Bottles
  • Get Clean Super Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
  • Get Clean Dish Wash Liquid Concentrate
  • Get Clean Fresh Laundry Concentrate (32 oz)
  • Shaklee Energy™ Chews

Shaklee Earth Day Healthy Home Pack


Only available at the time of sponsoring, at the amazing Member Price of $30 / 13 PV.

It’s highly unlikely that this array of products will ever be offered again at such a low price — especially alongside a Join Free with $30 offer.

This pack was created to make it possible for the entire Shaklee Family to make the same offer as seen on FarmVille.

Offer ends May 20, 2011.

10 Reasons to Love Basic-H®

1. Stop living in a toxic home.

Some of the most questionable chemicals used regularly in household products are ammonia, chlorine, phenols, dichlorobenzene, and formaldehyde and can be found under your kitchen sink. Basic-H is nontoxic and safe for your family.

2. Eliminate your ammonia based window cleaner.

Basic-H cleans windows without streaking while being a great alternative to leading brands.

3. Everything and the kitchen sink.

Basic-H cleans it all from kitchens and bathrooms to appliances, woodwork, mirrors, painted walls, and floors — it even does windows, so toss those single-purpose cleaners like sink and tile cleaners.

4. Removes the impossible.

From lipstick on a linen napkin to crayons on a painted wall, full-strength Basic-H comes to the rescue.

5. On the cutting edge.

A few drops on your knife sharpener keep knives extra sharp. Be sure to rinse knives thoroughly after sharpening.

6. Does odd jobs.

Two tablespoons of Basic-H in a bucket of hot water lifts off old wallpaper. One tablespoon in a half gallon cleans sticky paintbrushes. Just soak for 24 hours and rinse in hot tap water.

7. Saves money.

Diluted with water as directed, one 32-oz. bottle of Basic-H equals nine 22-oz. bottles of Simple Green®, 4,608 32-oz. bottles of Windex®, or 188 32-oz. bottles of Fantastik®.**

8. Camping and travel companion.

A sample-size bottle of Basic-H is all you need to keep clothes, dishes, and everything else clean. And you’ll help by keeping the great outdoors unpolluted.

9. Easy on the Planet.

Biodegradable and environmentally friendly, Basic-H handles even hardto-clean jobs without phosphates,
borates, nitrates, corrosive chemicals, or toxic fumes.

10. Less in the landfill.

Basic-H is concentrated, so you’ll use fewer bottles of cleaning products throughout the year.

Nontoxic, high performance, economical, and great for the planet.

**Simple Green®, Fantastik®, and Windex® are registered trademarks of companies other than Shaklee Corporation. This comparison of label directions was made on March 13, 2006 and is valid only for the named products marketed at that time.

Click here to learn more about Basic H and all of the Shaklee vitamin supplements.

Toxins in the Home

Cleaning House: What Went Wrong?
By Linda Mason Hunter

My Grandma Nelle used vinegar and water for most household cleaning tasks. She had a few baking soda tricks up her sleeve, and later added and scouring powder to her cleaning cupboard. She didn’t know it, but today we’d call such habits “green.”

“Green” means seeking the least harmful solution for both environmental and human health reasons. If you live green, you strive to reduce your negative impact on the planet in small, everyday ways, living with nature instead of trying to subdue it. It means choosing alternatives that have less of a toxic impact on your home and the environment.

A good place to begin a program of green living is by evaluating your household cleaning products. Green cleaning is simple, yet powerful, both intimate and global. By choosing eco-friendly formulas and tools, you transform your shelter into a place of comfort and health while doing your part to protect local waterways, soil, and landfills, promoting the health of the entire community. We can, as Gandhi implored, be the change we wish to see in the world.

Soap: A Brief History

I am a child of the 1950s, prepubescent witness to the advent of television in every living room. With “Howdy Dowdy” and “Winky Dinky’s Magic Window” came commercials for an increasing array of household cleaners. Though only seven or eight years old, I watched in wonder the early evolution of video advertising.

Household cleaning products were some of the first products advertised. After a couple of years, the same brand promised “New Improved” making me question: What was wrong with the product in the first place? What was added to make it better? Why does it matter?

During the 1960s synthetic chemicals initially developed for warfare found their way into America’s cleaning products and into our homes. Cheerful ads promised to get clothes “whiter than white,” “cleaner than clean,” and bring “sparkle” to the toilet bowl. “Better living through chemistry,” as a popular advertising slogan from DuPont proclaimed.

To date, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 75,000 synthetic chemicals are registered; 250 billion pounds produced each year in the U.S. alone. Only a fraction of them have been tested for human health concerns.
We’re beginning to learn just how harmful exposure can be. One recent study, for example, conducted over 15 years, found that women who work at home have a 54% higher death rate from cancer than those who work outside the home. Scientists concluded this was a direct result of increased exposure to toxic chemicals, many of which are found in common household products. Not good news.

The cleaning aisle of a typical grocery store contains more than 400 synthetic household products, everything from all-purpose cleaners, disinfectants, glass cleaners, carpet cleaners, polishes, pesticides, stain removers, oven cleaners, toilet bowl cleaners, mold and mildew removers, spot removers, and air fresheners. Our near-obsession with cleanliness has become an $18 billion industry that pollutes the environment, harms our bodies, and may endanger future generations.
We’ve become dependent on these chemicals. The average American family uses 40 pounds of commercial cleaners a year. Whenever we have a housekeeping problem—whether a coffee stain or mold and mildew or a dirty kitchen floor—we reach for a commercial product concocted in a laboratory, a brew of harsh chemicals designed to get the job done quickly but almost never gently or even safely.

Buyer Beware

Scientists at the National Toxicology Program found 150 chemicals present in the home are associated with allergies, birth defects, cancer, and psychological disorders. Some of these chemicals may be in common household cleaners. They include:

• Ammonia: Glass Cleaners may contain ammonia. The fumes from ammonia can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory system.
• Aromatic hydrocarbons (naphthalene, organic solvents, trichloroethane): Used in degreasers, deodorizers, air fresheners, all-purpose cleaners, liquid laundry detergent and pesticides. Many are likely human carcinogens.
• Alkyphenols: Found in multisurface cleaners, liquid laundry detergent. May have hormone-disrupting effects.
• Butyl cellosolve: Found in metal polishes and grease removers, a petroleum-based solvent that can irritate nasal passages and cause liver and kidney damage.
• Phthalates: Found in air fresheners, multipurpose cleaners. May cause birth defects and reproductive disorders.
• Petroleum distillates: Found in floor waxes, furniture polishes, degreasers, all-purpose cleaners. Can damage lung tissues and dissolve fatty tissue around nerve cells.
• Chlorine: Found in sanitizing and bleaching agents, tub and tile cleaners, and pesticides. Ranks high in the causes of child poisonings in the U.S. and may cause reproductive, endocrine and immune disorders.

You get a whiff of their unnatural odor just walking down the cleaning products aisle of a grocery store. You can tell they’re harsh during use because they redden your hands, make your eyes water or your nose run.

At the same time our industrial lifestyle is harming our bodies, it is polluting the environment. Phosphates, nitrates, and borates in detergents essentially “kill” lakes and streams by causing algae to grow out of control. Toxic waste is another problem; the average home generates over 25 pounds of hazardous waste each year, much of which can be attributed to cleaning products. Tap water, too, is a concern. Many synthetic chemicals – from agriculture, industry and household cleaners — end up polluting rivers and streams, eventually finding their way to the local wastewater treatment plant. And because utilities are only required by law to test for 87 of the most harmful chemicals and microorganisms, many synthetic chemicals are not treated and can easily end up in your tap water. Such alarming facts have spawned a growing interest among consumers of green products.

But it is “Buyer Beware” in the marketplace. The prevalence of “greenwashing” muddies the waters, confusing consumers. When investigating whether a company has “green” credentials, look for these words:
* Biodegradable
* Formulated without dye
* Nonflammable
* Contains no ammonia, acids, alkalis, solvents, phosphates, chlorine, nitrates, or borates
* No volatile organic compounds

Searching out eco-cleaners with integrity is worth the extra effort because home is a place where you can take control. By switching to healthy cleaners, you do your part to make the earth a healthier place for all living things.


Home Green Home

Good planets are hard to find. We should do everything we can to minimize our destructive impact on this one. Here are some suggestions for greening your home:

• Shop wisely. Buy green products whenever possible.
• Avoid excess packaging.
• Purchase products that are easily recycled.
• Purchase unbleached paper products.
• Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents.
• Choose furniture made of natural fibers, whole wood, metal and glass.
• Avoid using aerosols.
• Use low-VOC paints and low-VOC adhesives.
• Don’t use chemical pesticides on your lawn or garden.
• Have your air conditioning and heating systems inspected annually.
• Reduce, reuse and recycle.
• Conserve water. Fix leaky faucets and install low-flow showerheads.
• Drive a fuel-efficient vehicle (40 miles per gallon or better); or bike, walk, car pool, or ride the bus to work and run errands.

Linda Mason Hunter is the co-author of Green Clean. $16.95, Melcher Media, 2005 and Creating a Safe and Healthy Home, $21.95, Creative Publishing International, 2005.

Shaklee’s Top Tips for Green Value

Times are tougher than ever. Money is tighter than it has been. These are all the more reasons to go green.

True, it’s good for the planet, but did you know it can also save you a huge amount of money down the road? Shaklee Get Clean® products offers you safe, powerful, and budget-friendly cleaning solutions that can help you and your family live happier, healthier lives. Here are a few back-to-basics tips to help get you going:


  • It’s a simple equation Use Less = Spend Less! You pay less per use with concentrated cleaners. In fact, you’d have to spend more than $3,400 on major-brand cleaners to get the equivalent cleaning power found in the Get Clean Starter Kit.
  • A 16 oz. bottle of Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate alone can make:

    • 214 bottles of ready-to-use all-purpose cleaner
    • The equivalent of more than 5,000 bottles of ready-to-use window cleaner
    • 36 bottles of ready-to-use degreaser
  • Visit your local library. Take the kids on a Saturday, have them pick out 2 of their favorite books, and return them next week! It’s free and it’s green.
  • Carpool! If your drive to work is 25 miles each way and at least half is stop-and-go traffic, you’ll save almost 10 percent of your monthly carbon emissions by carpooling. Not to mention the gas dollars you’ll save.


  • Run your dishwasher. It can actually help the environment while saving you time and preserving your manicure! Many studies show that dishwashers actually use less water than dishes by hand and you can save a ton of water, energy and money by only running the dishwasher when it’s full—especially if it’s Energy Star-approved.
  • Throw in a concentrated, phosphate-free detergent such as Automatic Dish Wash Concentrate
    that is so powerful a pre-rinse isn’t required, and you earn extra eco-warrior points!
  • Use Rechargeable Batteries. Investing in rechargeable batteries can save you some money over time. In general, the less you rely on single-use, disposable items, the less money you’ll burn through.
  • Check Out the New CFLs. CFL bulbs use 80% less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs, and last up six to 10 times longer. You might not be aware of the newest designs from cutting-edge manufacturers, including a new range of pleasant color temperatures, dimmable CFLs, bug lights, 3-way models, candelabra and flicker tip styles and more.
  • Turn Off Your Computer – Save energy, wear on your hardware and an average of $90 each year on electricity costs by shutting down your computer at night. The Department of Energy recommends shutting off your monitor if you aren’t going to use it for more than 20 minutes, and the whole system if you’re not going to use it for more than two hours.


  • Bulk shopping is good for the environment because it reduces packaging and waste plus it means fewer trips to the market and less gas used so you save money.
  • Save money and the planet, ounce by ounce with both Basic H2 Organic Super Cleaning Concentrate and Fresh Laundry Liquid Concentrate available in 64 oz. sizes.
  • Jettison Junk Mail – Around 100 million trees and 28 billion gallons of water are used to send junk mail to Americans every year, according to You can stop 75% of unsolicited mail by registering on the Mail Preference Service on the Direct Marketing Association website (for a fee of $1).
  • Stop Idling – Idling for more than 10 seconds wastes more gas than is needed for startup. Overall, Americans idle away 2.9 billion gallons of gas a year, worth around $78.2 billion.


  • Rather than going through rolls of paper towels, cut up old t-shirts and towels for cleaning rags. If DIY isn’t your cup of tea, try Shaklee Super Microfiber Cleaning and Window Cloths. They are ridiculously absorbent and can be washed and reused hundreds of times.
  • Ditch bottled water! The cost adds up and the bottles pile up in landfills to pollute our planet. Save big bucks and keep waste out of the landfills by switching to filtered water. The BestWater® PerfectPitcher® is NSF-certified and serves up delicious, clean water that can be poured into a glass to be enjoyed at home, or a portable, reusable water bottle if you’re on the go.
  • Washing out and using plastic storage bags can save more than $5 a week!

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