Thursday, March 22, 2012

Green Spring Clean Sponsor Spotlight: Better Life #GreenClean

About Better Life
"In 2007 two life long friends, Tim Barklage and Kevin Tibbs, were watching their toddlers crawl across the floors and climbing up and around on all kinds of surfaces in the home (and then put their little fingers in their mouth of course). As concerned new parents, they began discussing the dangers of traditional cleaners and the toxic residues they leave behind. Tim (always the optimist) challenged Kevin, an innovative formulation chemist, to create a new line of cleaning products that set the standard in safety and work better than anything out there.

No small order, Kevin began his work in the lab with his plant-derived ingredients and Tim got to work on building the brand. The result of their efforts are a line of products that keep kids, pets and the planet safe. No more harmful chemicals in the air and on the surfaces of our homes and planet. Better Life set out to not only create a better product but a better solution for all." --taken from the website

 The mission behind Better Life isn't complicated. They want cleaning to be pure and simple and they don't want any more "what-if's" when it comes to your cleaning products. I thought that they put together a great video about the ideals at Better Life:

Better Life cares about what goes into their products, how well they work and they still want to have some fun too! Their products are fun, colorful and so cleverly named! I love it! Who wouldn't want to clean using a product called: 2am Miracle or Dish It Out!? Their website really has an awesome collection of green cleaners to help get your entire home clean! They even have handy-dandy kits that bundle together everything you would need for a certain room or a specific task! 

Better Life sent me their Floor Care Kit that included a mop frame and pole, two microfiber mop pads and a bottle of Simply Floored! their Natural Floor Cleaner. I'm not sure who was more excited to put it together, little man or me! He absolutely loves cleaning and he was so excited to use the mop, that we just had to clean the floor right away! (It needed it too!)

Eww..I am ashamed.
 The mop was really easy to put together and the mop pads attached with hook and loop. I was impressed with how firmly they attached - the mop pads didn't budge at all while I was mopping! We have icky, white linoleum floors that came with our house (seriously, who picks white linoleum!?!). It seems like it is impossible to keep clean and get to look shiny. 

Easy to put together...and we're ready to go!
The whole kit is so easy to use, I just got the mop pad wet (before I attached it), squirted some Simply Floored! on the floor and mopped away! (Interesting side note: I have never owned a mop! I usually use a bucket of hot, soapy, vinegar water and a rag. This definitely saved my knees!) As we were mopping, I was really impressed with how quickly the floor was coming clean! Seriously, little man could clean the floor! (Not that he did, he just helped me for a bit ;) ) There were some tougher, sticky spots that actually required some "scrubbing", but all of the dirt and grime came up off the floor easily. Awesome! This is so much easier than scrubbing and honestly, the end result was a shinier kitchen floor that I have had in a very long time!  

My willing and eager assistant ...don't worry, I didn't make him mop the whole floor! Although he was pretty sad when I took over.
All done... eww! Look at all the dirt it picked up!
Ta daa!

 I really love the Simply Floored! floor cleaner! It was so nice not to have to mix soap and vinegar and fill a bucket with water. The scent was nice too, a citrus-mint smell that was actually quite mild. The ingredient list is pretty simple as well and I really appreciate that Better Life lists their ingredients! 

The Simply Floored! ingredient list:
Purified water, Coconut and corn derived surfactants, Vegetable glycerin, Natural amino-acid based surfactant, Spearmint essential oil, Bergamot essential oil, Grapefruit oil and Preservative (less than 0.08%).

I definitely feel alright about little man helping mommy clean the floors with this! 

I really love my Floor Care Kit. It makes cleaning the floors so easy and I love knowing that it is non-toxic! Better Life not only has a great selection of eco-friendly products to choose from, but they also have a lot of helpful information on their site! One section that I really liked was the "Truth About Green" section! I would definitely recommend Better Life to anyone! Their products clean well and are safe - can't beat that! I already know that I'll be getting more of the natural floor cleaner when I run out and I think that I'll have to try, I Can See Clearly, Wow!, the Natural Glass Cleaner on my mirrors and slider door too! Better Life has a great variety of green cleaners that are perfect for spring cleaning or for any cleaning throughout the year!

Happy Mothering
Better Life is one of the sponsors for the Green Spring Clean Event (happening March 31-30) and they have generously offered one winner the same Floor Care Kit that I was sent for review (ARV $39.30)! This is the perfect kit to help you easily keep your floors shiny and clean, without any icky chemicals!

This prize is up for grabs on my blog during the Green Spring Clean Event! Be sure to enter HERE for a chance to WIN this awesome prize!
You can connect with Better Life on Facebook, Twitter , their Blog page and to shop for Better Life, you can  take a look at their online shop (Their Floor Care Kit is on sale for $29.99 right now too!).


  1. I met Better Life at Expo West this year and was really impressed with the brand!

  2. That is awesome! I really wanted to go to Expo West this year, but heard about it a little late. Maybe next year!

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