Monday, November 24, 2014

Green Tip Tuesday – Green Cleaning Giveaway WINNER

November 2, 2010 by  
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Yes, I’ve been a slacker on the “Green Tips” lately, but, I promise, I have not been a slacker in trying to be more and more green in my home and life.

I know that making your own “green” products at home can just simply be a bit much for some people. If you’re busy with kids, husbands, pets, jobs, etc. sometimes one more thing can just put you completely over the edge. If you want more recipes, you can always check out my “Green Cleaning” page for ideas and some “eco-friendly” products I’ve tried and liked.

In addition to these products, this week I’d like to recommend a set of home cleaners from Green Irene. These products use enzymes to help with getting the job done – safely and effectively. At the end of this post, I also have a way for you to win the Green Irene product of your choice. It’s your chance to give their products a try and make the change to using more eco-friendly cleaning products in your home.

Here’s some company info from their page on OpenSky:

Green Irene

Why use enzymes?
Quite simply, they get the job done. Safely. See the Green Irene COMPLETE ingredient list. You will be pleasantly surprised when you compare that ingredient list to the label on any chemical cleaner under your sink today!

What are enzymes and how do they work?
Enzymes are large protein molecules found in all living things. They are nature‚Äôs workers, speeding chemical processes or creating chemical reactions. As catalysts, they speed up natural processes and create natural reactions that otherwise would not materialize. Enzymes work by rapidly biodegrading materials like grease, foods, oils and grime into their basic elements like carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, so they are both effective and safe. Enzymes clean better than toxic and non-toxic detergents, acids and alkalines. Plus, enzymes completely remove (not just mask) odors by breaking down the organic materials that’s causing the odor.

The key is finding the right enzymes suited for each task. Green Irene’s task specific plant-based blends are hospital grade enzymes purified of bacteria. They pinpoint their targets and go to work! They work exclusively on organic materials (starch, fats, food, grease, oil) and react only with their target. Another advantage is that any remaining enzymes will be re-activated upon contact with water. This characteristic aids in reducing future organic growth while continuously neutralizing lingering odors.

Compared with other ways of controlling chemical reactions, enzymes are more specific, more efficient, and work under milder conditions. Most enzymes function at normal room temperatures with a neutral pH factor, similar to water. By working in neutral conditions, they save energy, provide safer working conditions, and are easier to use. Your only caution is to not subject enzymes to extreme cold or heat, below freezing or above 170 degrees, where they lose their effectiveness.

This makes them safe to use, with no side effects, and no need to for lengthy warning labels. Choosing enzymes over traditional cleaning agents allows you to do the job precisely and effectively.

More science than you want to know? The key is that enzymes will outperform caustic chemicals and the natural oils found in other cleaners because both natural and chemical cleaners work on the same fundamental principles — acids break down alkalines, and alkalines break down acids. Toxic chemical-based cleaners work because they’re strong acids and strong alklalines, while “natural cleaners” are typically less effective because they’re weaker acids or alkalines.

Our Green Irene Enzyme Cleaners are completely different. You can trust them to be effective, yet safe for your family, your co-workers, your pets and the environment.

Here’s some information on the different Green Irene products available.

Green Irene Kitchen Cleaner & 2 Refills

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Effective. Safe. Sustainable. The enzymes in our Kitchen Cleaner break down fats, oils, grease and kitchen grime. It safely cleans all your kitchen surfaces including your greasy stovetop, countertops, granite, marble, soapstone, appliances, laminate and porcelain surfaces. Even spray it in the garbage can. Each refill makes 16 oz.

  • Complete Ingredient List: Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (wild berry).
  • Mix: Tear off top, squeeze contents into bottle, add 15 oz tap water.
  • Use: Spray and wipe, scrub or soak for stubborn or old stains.
  • Country of Origin: All components manufactured in the USA, including enzymes.
  • Never tested on animals.
  • Warranty & Return Policy: Product can be returned within 30 days of receiving if it is unused and unopened (re-sellable condition).

Buy Now – $9

Green Irene Stain Eliminator & 2 Refills

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Effective. Safe. Sustainable. The enzymes in our Stain and Odor Eliminator break down even difficult food and pet stains such as coffee, tea, rust, spaghetti sauce and juice. It safely cleans and deodorizes carpets, upholstery and fabrics whether made from synthetics, wool or cotton. Even spray in stinky shoes and boots to eliminate odors! Each refill makes 16 oz.

  • Complete Ingredient List: Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (citrus).
  • Mix: Tear off top, squeeze contents into bottle, add 15 oz tap water.
  • Use: For stains, spray, soak for 15 minutes, blot and lightly scrub with dry towel, repeat if necessary. For odors, simply spray.
  • Country of Origin: All components manufactured in the USA, including enzymes.
  • Never tested on animals.
  • Warranty & Return Policy: Product can be returned within 30 days of receiving if it is unused and unopened (re-sellable condition).

Buy Now – $10

Green Irene Mildew Eraser & 2 Refills

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Effective. Safe. Sustainable. Our Mildew Stain Eraser safely removes your mold and mildew stains from grout, concrete, plastic, wood, drywall, fabric and water washable surfaces except caulk. It works on both indoor and outdoor mildew stains. Each refill makes 16 oz.

  • Complete Ingredient List: Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (citrus).
  • Mix: Tear off top, squeeze contents into bottle, add 15 oz tap water.
  • Use: Spray, scrub with a sponge or brush, soak for up to 15 minutes, repeat scrubbing until clean, rinse.
  • Country of Origin: All components manufactured in the USA, including enzymes.
  • Never tested on animals.
  • Warranty & Return Policy: Product can be returned within 30 days of receiving if it is unused and unopened (re-sellable condition).

Buy Now – $10

Green Irene Bathroom Cleaner & 2 Refills

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Effective. Safe. Sustainable. The enzymes in our Bathroom Cleaner break down soap scum, grime and even mineral buildups like calcium and lime. It safely cleans and deodorizes all your bathroom surfaces, including tile, tubs, glass, porcelain, grout, acrylic, fiberglass, chrome, brass, shower stalls, glass doors, sinks and counters. And even better, it leaves no film! Each refill makes 16 oz.

  • Complete Ingredient List: Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (lavender).
  • Mix: Tear off top, squeeze contents into bottle, add 15 oz tap water.
  • Use: Spray, soak as needed up to 5 minutes, scrub with sponge or abrasive pad, rinse or towel dry.
  • Country of Origin: All components manufactured in the USA, including enzymes.
  • Never tested on animals.
  • Warranty & Return Policy: Product can be returned within 30 days of receiving if it is unused and unopened (re-sellable condition).

Buy Now

Green Irene Glass Cleaner & 2 Refills

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The enzymes in our Stainless and Glass Cleaner break down oily film and grime buildup into their basic elements. It safely cleans all your glass, stainless steel and plastic surfaces, including windows, mirrors, computer monitors, LCD/plasma TVs, acrylics, chrome and stainless steel. Most cleaners contain surfactants which leave streaks. Our cleaner produces a streak-free clean because it doesn’t contain any surfactants. One packet makes 16 oz.

  • Complete Ingredient List: Water and enzymes blended from plants.
  • Mix: Tear off top, squeeze contents into bottle, add 15 oz tap water.
  • Use: Spray, wipe with clean cotton or microfiber cloth, polish until dry.
  • Country of Origin: All components manufactured in the USA, including enzymes.
  • Never tested on animals.
  • Warranty & Return Policy: Product can be returned within 30 days of receiving if it is unused and unopened (re-sellable condition).

Buy Now – $9

Green Irene Floor Cleaner Concentrate

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Effective. Safe. Sustainable.Our Floor Cleaner delivers film-free and streak-free results without rinsing! It safely cleans all water washable, hard-surface flooring including: hardwood, marble, ceramic tile and grout, stone, travertine, slate, cork, bamboo, laminate, vinyl. Since the enzymes biodegrade organic materials into their natural elements like carbon and hydrogen, this floor cleaner requires no rinsing. One ounce makes one gallon, so this 16 oz bottle of concentrate makes 16 gallons of floor cleaner.

  • Complete Ingredient List: Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, essential oil fragrance (orange), natural color (carmine).
  • Mix: Pour 4 capfuls (1 oz) into one gallon of water.
  • Use:After mixing concentrate with water in a bucket, clean with mop (well wrung out for hardwood). No rinsing needed.
  • Country of Origin: All components manufactured in the USA, including enzymes.
  • Never tested on animals.
  • Warranty & Return Policy: Product can be returned within 30 days of receiving if it is unused and unopened (re-sellable condition).

Buy Now – $8

Green Irene Enzymatic Clean STARTER Kit

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Effective. Safe. Sustainable. The perfect kit to get started with Green Irene Enzyme Cleaners and on your way to effective, safe and sustainable cleaning.

This Starter Kit of our 6 cleaning products comes with:

1 Kitchen Cleaner Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill 1 Bathroom Cleaner Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill 1 Stainless and Glass Cleaner Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill 1 Mildew Stain Eraser Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill 1 Odor and Stain Eliminator Sprayer Bottle (empty) and 1 packet refill 1 16oz bottle of Rinse-Free Floor Concentrate 1 free Green Irene re-usable bag

  • Complete Ingredient Lists:
  • Kitchen – Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (wild berry).
  • Bathroom – Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (lavender).
  • Stainless and Glass – Water and enzymes blended from plants.
  • Mildew Stain Eraser – Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (citrus) Stain and Odor Eliminator – Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, and essential oil fragrance (citrus).
  • Floor -Water, enzymes blended from plants, coconut oil surfactant, essential oil fragrance (orange), natural color (carmine).

Buy Now – $40

Green Irene Enzymatic Clean SAVINGS Kit

Same as above but you get 4x the amount of packet refills than in the starter kit for just double the price. $80
Buy Now – $80

Green Irene Enzyme Cleaners are Enzymatic, Effective, Safe, and Sustainable for your family and our planet!

The Giveaway

Ready to win the Green Irene product of your choice. You can choose one of these products described above:

  • Kitchen Cleaner
  • Stain Eliminator
  • Mildew Eraser
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Floor Cleaner Concentrate

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite cleaning product is – green or otherwise.

Enter by noon (Pacific Coast Time) Sunday, November 7th. I’ll choose one random winner and post the results the morning of Monday, November 8th.

Easy, right?

I’ll go first. Though I don’t use it any longer, I still have to admit, my favorite cleaning product of all time is simply Comet. I clean mostly with baking soda and borax now as a replacement.

Happy “Green Tip” Tuesday everyone!
~ Lita

FYI – I have not received any compensation for writing this post…other than placing Green Irene products in my OpenSky store, they would have no idea who I am. Just sharing :)

See comment below for winner -

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Comments

8 Responses to “Green Tip Tuesday – Green Cleaning Giveaway WINNER”
  1. 1
    Erin Love says:

    My favorite cleaning product is/was Clorox! I can’t find anything that whitens quite like Clorox. :( Any suggestions??

  2. 2
    mom says:

    i am the Lysol queen. I use it to clean floors, bathroom and anything else that i can wash in the house.

  3. 3
    Lita says:

    Hi Erin,

    Ok, here’s the recipe I have…I just mixed it up and will be trying it too…I’ll keep you posted:

    1 cup hydrogen peroxide
    1/4 cup lemon or grapefruit juice (I used lemon)
    12 cups water

    I put it right into my old Clorox jug.

    For clothing add 2 cups per load along with detergent.

    If you try it too, let me know how it goes.

    Thanks,
    ~ Jen

  4. 4
    Supertosh says:

    I love dr bronners!

  5. 5
    Lita says:

    oh YES me too!! Especially the lavendar and citrus scents!

  6. 6

    right now, i’m kind of obsessed with baking soda and white vinegar. that, and boiling hot water! my dad bought a steam machine when i was young to clean the interiors of his classic cars. i want one of those, too!
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  7. 7
    Lita says:

    WOW, I just finished scrubbing our bathrooms with a baking soda/vinegar concoction!! it’s a rainy day, so I figured I should do something useful indoors..and the bathrooms were desperate for some attention.

    My friend has a steam cleaner and she’s let me borrow it to clean the carpets in my car…and yes, it’s on my Christmas list now! They’re AMAZING…though it was kinda disgusting all the dirt it pulled out…ick!

  8. 8
    Lita says:

    Well, darlings…it looks like you had a 25% chance of winning….pretty much thinking not too many people are interested in free green cleaning products…

    We had:
    1. Erin
    2. Mom
    3. Toshi
    4. Emily

    AND the winner is…..2!! YEAH MOM!! Somewhat appropriate since I picked the number on your birthday…YAHOO!! I’ll email you to find out what product you’d like to try.
    xoxo
    Lita

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