By now you might have noticed the little Shaklee tab at the top of my blog. I’ve been Shaklee rep for almost a year now and have linked to it here or there when discussing the products I use. However, I’ve never really opened up about it for a couple of reasons.
1. If you would have told me I’d ever join a direct selling company I would have laughed my head off. It’s not my style because I am terrible at sales. If you don’t believe me, you can ask my old manager from back when I sold radio advertising… abysmal I tell ya.
2. I’m not one of those people that chug the kool-aid. I know every one of you knows someone that sells XYZ and swears it’s the most life changing thing that has ever happened to them. I’m all about products that help improve health, wellness and the environment, but when someone tells me a product can flat out do magic, or they are obsessed with everything about every single product, I’m skeptical.
3. I really love this space and respect you guys, so I try to be thorough in my experience and research before sharing things with you.
However, because of those reasons, I actually feel like I’ve done a disservice by not sharing what I like about Shaklee with you. After all, I chose to partner with them, right? Over the past year I’ve bought many of the products to use for my family and have been impressed by the sourcing and testing of their ingredients and their dedication to quality through independent outside studies. That’s not to say I’ve loved every single product. I’ve used the money back guarantee myself once (and can vouch that it’s pretty easy).
So after much trial and error- here are my top 5 favorite products.
Get Clean Starter Kit – The Organic Basic-H cleaning concentrate has endless uses and is something I use everyday. I love it because it’s non-toxic (so I let Hailey clean too), it works and it lasts forever (another reason I don’t mind letting Hailey clean her toy kitchen with it- it seriously lasts foreverrrr).
The kit comes with much more than I have pictured, like disinfecting wipes, laundry detergent, dish wash concentrate, dryer sheets, and more. I highly recommend it, but it’s also one of Oprah’s Favorite Things and Real Simple Magazine’s favorite concentrate. Trusted sources? I think so.
Vitalizer – David and I both take the Vitilizer, which is a strip of vitamins that include a multivitamin, antioxidants, omega-3’s, B vitamins, vitamin D, a probiotic and more. Through my own research before I started taking anything, I’ve learned that a vitamin is not just a vitamin. So much goes into how your body absorbs it, where it is sourced, if the label actually reflects what is in the product (spoiler: very often it doesn’t because they aren’t regulated by the FDA).
Could I find a cheaper vitamin pack? Probably. But I could also probably find cheaper food. Health is a top priority for me, so I’m OK putting more of our budget towards top quality in the category, especially when I’ve been able to tell a physical difference myself.
Energy Chews – These things freaking rock. I was really hoping they’d taste like candy (they don’t), but man, if I’m dragging I eat one about 15 minutes before a run and notice a SERIOUS difference in my energy and stamina. I also may occasionally eat one around 2pm if it’s been an especially trying day in toddler world.
Vitalizing Protein– Full of non-GMO, water-washed (not chemical like so many others) soy protein buuuuuuuuuut really it just tastes like a filling milkshake. I have shakes on and off and really enjoy them, but you know who has actually become a fan? David! I make his with banana, peanut butter, almond milk, spinach and vanilla protein. What’s not to love about that?
Nature Bright – This stuff. I don’t have enough words. It’s something I didn’t use for a while because I didn’t grasp what a laundry booster was, but now I’ve used to get breast milk, grass stains, wine, poop (I have kids, remember?) and blood out of clothes. I can’t recommend this stuff enough!
I could go on about how they use no artificial colors or preservatives, how they have a long, solid history and the lengths they go through to ensure they are environmentally neutral, but for brevity sake, I won’t.
And let me just put this out there… if you are excited to try the products, or to start making money from home while helping others get healthier OR are just so elated that you just want ALL THE INFORMATION. Awesome! Email me.
If you don’t, that’s fine too. I just figured if I share my favorite foods, exercises and baby items with you, I should also share my favorite green health products too!
Fire away! I’m an open book.