Friday, March 16, 2012

Natural House Cleaning Products REVIEW and GIVEAWAY



A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Natural House to review three of their new natural household cleaning products: Trashy, Sinky, and Flushy.

Natural House was founded by the Powers family in an effort to develop products that are ecofriendly, phosphate/APE-free, non-toxic, and biodegradable: something that plays nice with kids! While I don't have any children, I certainly do appreciate using products that aren't laden with harsh chemicals. Natural House products use "carefully selected non-pathogenic and non-toxic probiotic bacteria combined with natural, plant-based, biodegradable synergistic ingredients".

According to Natural House, their products are superior to those currently on the market for the following reasons:
  • Their products use an eco-friendly cleaning method of probiotics that create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem to naturally drive out and digest odors at their source.
  • Natural House's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable to naturally fight the toughest problems you face in your house.
  • Sinky and Flushy even break down and digest fats, oil, grease, and solid waste to ensure your disposal, pipes, drain lines or septic tank run smoothly.
  • Their cleaners contain good probiotics which continue to scour, clean, consume odors, grime, grease, and germs, and they continue to do so until your next weekly treatment!
  • They earned the coveted Retailers' Choice Award at the 2011 National Hardware Show!
Check out this cute video of how Natural House's products work:

Review

As soon as I received my box of Natural House cleaning products in the mail, I knew I wanted to test out Flushy.

We have very hard water with a high iron content, so our toilet tends to get some rusty discoloration in the bowl. Since we live in an apartment, there's no telling what has made its way through the pipes over time -- with every flush, the toilet makes a gross gurgling sound. I had used Seventh Generation's toilet bowl cleaner, to little success. It left me having to scrub the bowl several times a week to keep it clean, and I really didn't want to have to do that. The Works was super effective, but it contains 20% hydrochloric acid, and every time I use it I'm afraid I'll miss some droplets and end up burning my butt. Natural House's Flushy was awesome: I dropped one citrus-scented tablet into the bowl and waited about 15 seconds for the foaming action to start, and was rewarded with a bubbling blue bowl of fizzy probiotic cleanser. I scrubbed the bowl with the toilet brush, flushed, and voila: the toilet was cleaner than I've ever seen! Plus, the gross gurgling sound went away.

Next, I tried Sinky. Again, since we live in an apartment, our garbage disposal is not in the greatest condition and doesn't seem to do its job very well. I can run the thing for 5 minutes and still find bits and pieces of produce just inside the drain. We don't tend to put anything big in the disposal (though my husband did recently stuff 4 entire celery stalks in it because they were withered and buggy, and he enjoyed watching the celery spin around before it went down the drain). It just doesn't work very well. My first experience with Sinky was disappointing, since I couldn't tell if it had started foaming before I turned on the disposal. I tried again a week later with a slightly different tactic -- instead of dropping the tablet into the drain, I set it on the flaps that partially obscure the drain and drizzled hot water over it. The tablet began foaming, so I turned the water up and the disposal on, and Sinky did its thing. The sink doesn't stink any more!

Finally, I tried Trashy. Since there are only two of us, it takes us a while to fill up the kitchen trash. Instead of putting organic items directly into the trash, where they will rot and stink, we put them in empty waxed milk cartons. So, our trash rarely has too much of an odor. I tried spraying Trashy in one of the milk cartons, but it couldn't handle the smell of chicken wings. However, Trashy does have a really nice wintergreen scent, so I could see how it would work well as masking and destroying other odors.

Giveaway

Want to try these products out for yourself? You can buy them directly from the Natural House website or via Amazon. Or, you can try your luck here! One winner will receive a 30-day supply of Natural House natural household cleaning products! Sorry, U.S. residents only. The giveaway items will be shipped directly to the winner from Natural House.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Mandatory entry: tell me what your least favorite cleaning task is!

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54 comments:

Dawn V said...

Cleaning the bathrooms.

adf said...

bathrooms

caroline said...

the laundry!!!

shebebes said...

I HATE DOING THE DISHES :(

shebebes@yahoo.com

(SHAYNA)

Cindy said...

Dusting!

Ingrid said...

Cleaning the bathroom is my least favorite.

Chisum Crew said...

I hate cleaning the bathroom. trinitygsd at yahoo dot ocm

diesel51 said...

The bathrooms!!

mverno said...

the toilet bowl
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toughturtles said...

bathroom

Tamar said...

I had to clean peepee messes today and that was very unpleasant.

Tam S. Rafflecopter

Diane said...

washing the dishes!

ParadigmShift said...

Dishes... I do not enjoy doing dishes. ugh. They're just never ending.

Rachel said...

washing the floor...hate it!

Amanda said...

cleaning the bathroom

tiggiepooh81 said...

washing the floors....

tiggiepooh81 [at] gmail [dot] com

Tes283 said...

Cleaning the toilet.

Joretta Foster said...

cleaning the toilets

Sarah Walker said...

My least favorite cleaning task is mopping the floors.

Leenburke said...

cleaning the potty, yuck!

AmyDalrymple said...

I HATE cleaning the bathroom!

MamaStace said...

My least favorite would have to be dishes, or mopping

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tavernie said...

Unloading The Dish Washer!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

Emmy Coffee said...

Dishes. Dishes. Dishes!

Derk Thomas said...

toilet bowls

Donna George said...

I hate cleaning the bathroom

Frugal Mom from California said...

the toilet bowl

I am entering as Elena

elena150980 at yahoo dot com

Laura Lane said...

toilets
lane.family at yahoo.com

Tyler said...

great products.

Marija said...

Like many others, I hate cleaning the toilet.

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I dislike cleaning the toilet and cleaning the oven.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

sunnyjen said...

I like cleaning the floors

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Cleaning the bathroom.

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Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977@gmail.com least favorite cleaning task is the toilet

Gala said...

Cleaning the bathrooms.
galyettina at yahoo dot com

hazelflagg said...

Toilets for humans and animals

Kelly Tillotson said...

dishes!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

farmgirl said...

Cleaning the bathroom!

ani hearts japan said...

I hate mopping.

aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

Kari said...

I really hate washing dishes!!

Missy L said...

I hate cleaning toilets!

karmakaytlyn said...

Cleaning the toilet is by far my least favorite tasks. Give me dishes all day!
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Alana Vester said...

I hate cleaning the bathroom!

Deb Anderson said...

Bathtub/shower. Soap scum is the worst!!

Holly S. said...

I hate scrubbing the tubs!

Brandi Elam said...

I hate cleaning the bathtub!

Diana said...

I have cleaning the shower
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kirstensapphire said...

Definitely doing the dishes!

Kirstenkp@gmail.com

amy craft said...

cleaning the bathroom

Candie L said...

I hate washing the dishes. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenna Wood said...

I dislike sweeping, but I love vacuuming!

SuperMom3128 said...

I abhor doing dishes.
l_dog542 at yahoo dot com

keeley said...

I loathe cleaning the toilet and the shower!

zueblue22 at yahoo dot com

Robin Blankenship said...

dishes