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Win a Gift Basket of Cleaning Products

By Rebecca Joerres, April 22, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! Congratulations to our winners! Debrah M. from Manchester, MO Alicia W. from Clarksville, TN Gioya F. from Bronx, NY Jackie D. from Greenwood, SC Maria S. from Overland Park, KS Could you use a “green” makeover of your household cleaning products? In celebration of Earth Day, we are giving away a collection of household cleaning products to five lucky winners! This will include everything from paper towels and bath tissue to sponges, trash bags, laundry detergent and spray cleaner. Just tell us why you’re inspired to give your home a greener clean by May 10th. We’ll pick five winners at random from the comments below. Here’s the rundown on some of the products that will be featured in each gift package: 365 EVERYDAY VALUE® Our 365 Everyday Value products will clean your clothes, your dishes and your home – all without emptying your pocketbook. Plus, we’ve made some recent improvements in our line of paper products, like using 100% recycled paper and whitening without chlorine. Our household cleaning products have your home, and the environment, in mind. GREENSHIELD ORGANIC Greenshield is currently the only USDA Organic line of household cleaning and laundry products. Their product line is made with palm oil sourced from environmentally responsible farms in South America, and their primary materials supplier is a small, woman-owned and -operated business. BETTER LIFE Better Life makes a unique line of 100% plant-derived formulas that clean surfaces with more power in less time. Plus, their hypoallergenic ingredients are a safer alternative for people, pets and the planet. Better Life makes household cleaning products without solvents, silicones, VOCs, ethoxylates, petroleum-based ingredients or harsh surfactants. TWIST Twist makes a complete collection of naturally spongy, plant-based, scrubby cleaning marvels. From handmade sponges made from dye-free cellulose sourced from certified-sustainable tree farms to loofahs grown on vines and a commitment to environmentally conscious production.  Twist products clean well, respect the planet and look good doing it. ECOVER Ecover products, made with powerful plant-based and mineral ingredients, are for anyone wanting to make a shift in their cleaning habits. It takes a lot to lure you away from your tried and true conventional brand, we know, and you don’t have time for cleaners that don’t clean. Think of Ecover as a fantastic line of cleaning products that also happens to be a safer alternative to bring into your home! So tell us, what would it take for you to make the switch from conventional household cleaning products to greener choices? Add your comment by May 10th for a chance to win! THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! THE CONTEST IS NOW OVER AND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER SHORTLY!

 

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Marielle says ...
It'd take the products being similarly-priced to conventional cleaners! I love green cleaning and I understand the higher prices, but I'm not the money-earner in the house, and the money-earner doesn't really understand. I do clean with basic vinegar solutions as much as possible, though. Baby steps!
04/22/2011 7:05:19 AM CDT
kiki blackburn says ...
I am inspired today and everyday to have a greener kitchen and life because of my brave daughter Liz. She became a vegetarian in a carnivore household! She began her quest for a kinder household in around 3rd grade if you ask her. She sticks to her values no matter what her friends, boyfriends etc may say or do. She is now 22 and still making us better. We all try to think before we buy, clean and eat. She has made all of us (including her extended family) more aware of our daily habits. SHe truly is an inspiration for all of us!
04/22/2011 7:29:05 AM CDT
The Willing Cook says ...
I've wanted to try these safer products, but can't bring myself to waste the current ones that I have or shell out the money on a strict budget. I would love to win this sampling!
04/22/2011 7:29:57 AM CDT
Valaina Maher says ...
Thank you for offering this great prize. I have tried to be "green" since the 70s. I use eco-friendly cleaners and have shared with family and friends reasons and ways to take care of our planet, our home.
04/22/2011 7:42:38 AM CDT
Leathea Drello says ...
I would love to try out all the products. We are already using Shakelee's products. Green is the way to go.
04/22/2011 7:52:21 AM CDT
Vanessa says ...
I would love to win this and stock up on green cleaners. The future of the world and the safety of those within my household are both great inspirations to keep going with a green clean.
04/22/2011 7:55:03 AM CDT
Andrea @ The Greenbacks Gal says ...
I already use green cleaners. Usually 7th generation because I can get them at Target for under a $ when I combine a Target coupon with a 7th generation coupon. But I'd love to try the Twist products because green sponges are harder to find.
04/22/2011 7:58:41 AM CDT
dneary says ...
I am trying to make my life simpler and cleaner and I know these products will help me to acomplish my goal
04/22/2011 8:18:31 AM CDT
Cathy McGovern says ...
I need to know that they really clean, are environmentally safe, and are price competitive!
04/22/2011 8:23:43 AM CDT
Amy Mallow says ...
I recently moved to Hot Springs National Park Arkansas from Wisconsin. It is so green here with all the pretty pine and oak trees, and with beautiful mountains and lakes all around me now I feel more responsible to go green and stay green in everything I do!
04/22/2011 8:28:27 AM CDT
Sara says ...
I'm trying to live a greener lifestyle. I grow my own vegetables and freeze them so I can eat 'local' year round! I've switched most of my personal products to Eco friendly and I'm in the process of researching greener cleaning solutions. This gift basket would be a perfect way to introduce more green cleaners into my home!
04/22/2011 8:53:35 AM CDT
Kat says ...
Switching from conventional cleaning products to "greener" products will be easy enough for me. I believe in reducing the toxic load in one's home and also being as earth friendly as possible when cleaning. Winning the gift basket full of cleaning supplies will enable me to try new brands and discover which products I would like to use again and again. I'm excited about the possibility to put greener cleaners in my home.
04/22/2011 8:56:16 AM CDT
sandi cohen says ...
I shop @ Whole Foods primarily because I want to eat healthy. Its a daily trip to educate and be inspired by new recipes, and great food! So, while there are always samples of foods, cleaning products are obscure and while I just starting replacing the laundry detergent with Ecover, the dishwashing and have always used the bath and body, there is no way to try the paper towels, cleaning products . Coupons and sales help but since I have to clean 3 homes and promote health and wellness for charities, I'd be passing along the products and WHole Foods loyalty to those that need to improve their health! WHen fair trade bags came out , the 1st year I gave 50 as Christmas gifts. I would share the health because I havent used a lot of cleaning products and I am dying to try them for my home as well!
04/22/2011 9:14:37 AM CDT
margaret says ...
I am trying to introduce these products into my home. I have pets and am always concerned about toxins in my home. This would be a great way for me to try out some products I haven't used before. I've been sticking with Seventh Generation which is great but would love to try these.
04/22/2011 9:15:39 AM CDT
Kerry says ...
This would be an amazing help! We love whole foods and love trying new things. We have some green cleaners but definitely need to experiment with more. This gift would be a fabulous introduction into the areas where we're lacking! And would probably set us up for some huge and inspiring changes. :) Thanks Whole Foods!
04/22/2011 9:36:24 AM CDT
Julie says ...
I would love to win because I have three children and we try to use organic products (including cleaning products) in our home, because they are safer and better for the environment.
04/22/2011 9:41:38 AM CDT
Erin Edwards says ...
We have to clean daily to prevent skin infection in our child with ichthyosis. I am concerned about the amounts of chemicals our family is exposed to with the frequent cleanings along with the concerns for our environment. I'd love a safer way to keep my child safe!
04/22/2011 9:41:59 AM CDT
Deb says ...
For the health of my family & the planet my kids & their kids will inherit.
04/22/2011 9:42:06 AM CDT
Mallory says ...
I use green products now, I started when I found out that I was gardening and learned that my water went out into my lawn, so I started using the recycled water for my garden. There is no reason to not use green products
04/22/2011 9:42:42 AM CDT
Natalie says ...
I would love to make the switch so I can keep toxins out of my house and away from me and my family! I think it would be great to teach my children early on how important the enviroment is and how small changes can make a huge difference!
04/22/2011 9:42:49 AM CDT
Marlene says ...
We have 5 pets in our home.Thats alot of pet hair in one house and we clean ALOT! Not only for our own health but particularly that of our furkids, we want to keep our home as clean and healthy as possible. We have been trying every green product out and would love to try more!
04/22/2011 9:42:56 AM CDT
Giselle says ...
I try to use more and more green cleaning products because of my allergies. Harsh chemical smells give me headache and affect my sinuses. Been looking for something that works as well as comet but isn't as harsh.
04/22/2011 9:42:57 AM CDT
Melissa says ...
Not only is it better for the environment, it's better for our bodies! Skin absorbs a lot of what you put on it and I can only imagine how much I've absorbed using chemical-based products for so long! Thanks for the giveaway, Whole Foods! :D
04/22/2011 9:42:58 AM CDT
Danny says ...
I would like to see coupons for new green cleaning products. There are always sales, discounts, and coupons on the conventional products, but it's harder to find reasonably priced greener choices. If I could try a better-for-the-Earth product at a reasonable introductory price, it might convince me to keep buying these green products in the future and to try other products from the same brand.
04/22/2011 9:43:02 AM CDT
Kaiulani Anderson-Liggett says ...
Cheaper prices!
04/22/2011 9:43:03 AM CDT

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