PIP Healthy Products Review
In my research, I found that probiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are said to improve our health. The argument with many of the commercial brand cleaners are that they are not only toxic but they are not allowing our bodies and environments to keep necessary bacteria that will help maintain a healthy immune system. So instead of keeping things clean to prevent us from getting sick, they are removing too much bacteria and in turn weakening our immune systems. Probiotics are great for helping our intestinal area function better as well.
The three products that I tried are the breathe-free spray, multi-purpose cleaner concentrate and the “swooosh” mouthwash. Before I discuss my experience in using the products, I just want to say that I was very impressed by the service I received. Well, they were extremely friendly and warm when I discussed which products could possibly work best for me and then, when they sent my products in the mail, they sent me a personalized letter that explained the best way to use each product so I would be sure to get the most out of using each one.
The breathe-free spray was one of my favorites. My husband has asked me several times throughout the year whether or not we have Lysol because he likes to spray around the house because of germs, especially when it seems like he is coming down with a cold or just getting over one. Thankfully, me nor my son have gotten sick since he was born almost 2 years ago. Lysol works for many, but for me, I just can’t stand the smell. Even the clean or baby fresh scents have an extremely toxic, stuffy smell. I’ve always hated it growing up and I detest it even more now that I am expecting. Ever since we became more health conscious, I have been on the look out for natural neutralizers that would still get the job done. I’ve finally found something in the breathe-free spray. When I change my linens, I spray it on the bed and the bed sheets as well, and I spray it in the garbage can before adding in a new trash bag. I also like using it on the furniture in the living room. It has a very light smell to it so it that is fresh and nontoxic which is what I’ve been looking for.
The multi-purpose cleaner concentrate is also a winner! The instructions in the letter indicate that it is best used on granite, glass and stainless steel. I used it on my kitchen and bathroom countertops because they are granite as well as on my bathroom tub. I was very pleased with the results. You can use 1 teaspoon added to a 16 oz. glass of water, but that mixture is most effective when used within a week. I never used a full bottle of multi-purpose cleaner in one week, so I decided to dab a little on my sponge when I wanted to use it. I enjoy creating a soapiness on my sponge when cleaning, so I liked this very much. When cleaning the bathroom, I typically like to fill the sink a little with water and have my all purpose bathroom cleaner in there and I clean the stool, counters and tub from that. This is what I did with the multi-purpose cleaner. There is a light fresh green smell also that is not over-powering that I loved.
Last but not least was the “swooosh” mouthwash that I was given the opportunity to try. I waited to post the review to see what my husband would think. He’s the one in our house that loves to use Listerine. I was anxious to see his thoughts on an eco-friendly mouthwash like this one. To get the best results, you can either put a few squirts in your mouth directly after brushing and swoosh it around or you can add it to some water like the multi-purpose cleaner and use it after brushing as well. My husband tried the water bottle and I do the squirts in my mouth. Here is what we have noticed: the mouthwash is very light. If you are used to the harsh antiseptic feel of Listerine, you will have to get used to not having that. I believe it is for the best because the chemicals found in other commercial brands are dangerous for our health because of the level of toxicity. Like some natural products, you may have to use it more than once in the day. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and I recommend for maximum results that if you try it, that you use it each time that you brush your teeth.
I intend to at least stick with the majority of the products that were given to me for this review. If you are making the transition from commercial brands to something that is more natural, this is definitely the way to go. The price point on these are great and the products are concentrated which is designed to get you the most use and to help them to last longer.
Have you ever tried natural products?
Did you ever use any probiotic cleaners?
What are your thoughts on natural, household products?
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