So, what do we use?

I recently joined one of the greatest companies! Shaklee is the number one natural nutrition company in the United States. For over 55 years, they have been making people healthier. According to the Shaklee site, “We were doing it back when green was just a color and biodegradable was barely a word. In fact, as early as 1960, we made one of the first biodegradable household cleaners ever. And we were the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutralâ„¢ certification and totally offset our CO2 emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.”

I started using Shaklee cleaning supplies in May 2012. However, I did not use it regularly. I used the laundry detergent all the time because it was safe, effective, and great for all my children and Cloth Diapers (that I used at the time). However, the past few months, I have made sure our home was 100% Shaklee products. Here are the Shaklee cleaning products I use in our home:

Honestly, I was skeptical to switch all my products to All-Natural products. I was not sure that they would clean well, especially the dish washer detergent. I have tried numerous products and spend a money on good cleaner, but still have some dishes not get clean. However, I made the switch and LOVE IT! My dishes shine!! It’s the best dish washer cleaner I have used. And I use very little of it!

Our family also used their vitamins daily. Some of the supplements I have on hand for congestion, colds, or when the kids may have been around someone sick to help prevent them from getting sick or to get rid of it quickly. Here is what we use for vitamins/supplements:

  1. John: Vitalizer
  2. Amber: Vita-Lea with Iron (multivitamin), B-Complex (extra folic acid while nursing or pregnant), Vita-D3 (I am vitamin D deficient), and Probiotic (Helps my IBS)
  3. Children: Children’s Multivitamin Increditives, Vita-C Chewable

I keep the following on hand for sicknesses or immune system builder.

Finally–Shaklee 180. This is a great weightloss program. Although I do not follow it strictly, I do drink one smoothie (or two a day). I drink one for breakfast and most days one for lunch. I love Strawberry Banana Smoothies, so this was easy for me. They provide so much protein and nutrients in ONE DRINK! It helps me stay energized and feel full.

If you have any questions about any products I use or you may be interested in, just let me know!

Joining Shaklee

As many of you already know, I joined a wonderful team of moms in selling Shaklee Products. You do not have to be a mom to sell Shaklee products; however, the team I work with are all moms:) While earning a little extra money for the family is nice, that was not my main reason for joining Shaklee as distributor. So why did I join?

  1. I love their cleaning products! They are safe, effective, and help make my family healthier by getting rid of all the toxins and chemicals used in other products. My 1-, 2-, and almost 4-year old can help me clean any part of my house using Shaklee products. There is no chemicals to hurt them if the try to drink it or squirt each other in the face. In fact, Zachary sprayed Dalton in the face (he was only about 2-months old) with Basic H All-Purpose cleaner and NOTHING! No red eyes, no irritation, nothing! My children to love to “clean their toys” and it’s OK! AND….there are no odors to bother their little noses!
  2. Their vitamins and supplements are amazing! They are all natural and work! I have my own “story” to tell in another post about how wonderful their probiotics are!
  3. It’s something I need. I have a lot of friends who sell products (Mary Kay, Avon, Pampered Chef, 31, etc.) I love many of these products and I have honestly debated joining one. Why haven’t I? I know I would buy more in products that I do not need. I am glad I can support some of my friends with their home businesses and purchase these products as I need them. However, I do not want to feel obligated to buy them because I sell them. With Shaklee, I use their products daily; therefore, it’s a good investment for me.
  4. Creating Healthier Homes. Jamie use to throw up once or twice a day. We thought it was gag reflexes, but he was always a lot better while on Zyrtec. I did not realize that our cleaning products were possily inducing his allergies. In fact, I did not even consider that Shaklee Cleaning products took away this issue until recently when I reflected on when I quit giving him Zyrtec. Without a doubt, I know his allergies were induced by products I used in our home. Lenna-Grace is also off all her allergy and asthma medication. All our childrn are healthier since placing them on vitamins and supplements from Shaklee.
  5. Natural Remedies. I will definitely do a post on what Shaklee products I use for my health and why. However, for now, let me simply share that it is great to not have to use prescriptions that could be harmful to me, my breastfed baby, or any future pregnanies. I use Shaklee supplements to help with postpardum depression, IBS, and headaches.
  6. No Hosting Parties—This is just not me. I may have a “Get Clean” Party soon to share with other mommies about the products, but overall, I do not want to have to “throw” parties.
  7. Products are a little lower in cost. So I am trying to be honest here. It is a plus that in selling the products, my products are little less. If I am going to use the products regularly, why not get them a little cheaper?
  8. Sharing is my marketing tool. It is easy to share with others a great product that you use regularly. And if I can share with others and get paid a small commission, why not? It is simply referring people to a company that I have started to really love!
  9. No Quotas. I have four children, three under 4 currently! I may not have the time or energy to put into a home business. Many companies require you to sell XX amount of products or dollars in order to remain a distributor/seller or to get the discount. I do not want to feel pressured to sell products. With Shaklee, I do not have to. And I do not feel my director would ever pressure me either.
  10. It’s Simple. When I discussed with John and about joining, I did not feel overwhelmed with details. It seemed so simple to me. We use the products. The products help our family. All I need to do is share. If others are interested, great. If not, it’s no biggie to me! Simple!

Well, there you have it! My reasons for becoming a Shaklee Distributor. However, I really do not like the term distributor. It sounds so strange. When I was ordering some products, I told John I had to ask my distributor what would be best. Of course, John’s reply was “Distributor? She’s like your drug dealer?” LOL. Yep, you know my hubby:)

If you are interested in any of the products I use, be sure to visit the Shaklee page. I will be posting more on the products and how we use them. I will also be doing a giveaway!!