Do you live with pets? Chances are you have to vacuum, mop the floor and/or wash your linen and bed sheets more frequently than those not living with pets. And if you happen to live with a heavy shedder like me, then there is even more cleaning, washing and vacuuming at home— especially from late fall to mid-late spring when I shed the most. That’s why when The Good Home Co. introduced me to their pet-safe line of cleaning products I had to give them a try. Not only because of the amount of cleaning that goes down at home, but also because I hadn’t given much thought to the harsh chemicals found in the cleaning products we use at home. Truth is, we usually end up using harsh products thinking they will clean the best, and completely forget that some products’ chemical residues can be toxic to people and pets as well.
Inspired by pets, The Good Home Co. Playing in the Meadow line is formulated for homes with dogs and cats. The products include Laundry Detergent for Pet Clothing and Bedding, Eco Pet Stain Remover and an All Purpose Cleaner and Floor Soap— all 100% vegan and free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates and essential oils that are harmful to cats. The scent is fresh and reminiscent of breezy pastures.
The Laundry Detergent for Pet Clothing and Bedding can actually be used for people and pet’s clothes, bedding, towels and other things that can be washed in the laundry machine such as washable pet beds, plush toys, dog leashes and collars. There’s so much use for this gentle laundry detergent that I can’t imagine not having it at home. During the day and at some point into the night, every night, I jump into the people’s bed and leave behind a stain or two— usually more—without fail. Then there’s the (fortunately washable) doggy bed. Between the excessive licking and humping, the doggy bed gets stinky and washing it with the Playing in the Meadow formula helps prevent the fabric from absorbing the unpleasant smell. It seems only appropriate to use a pet-friendly laundry detergent when so much dog-related laundry is been done.
To make it easier when cleaning sheets and other type of fabric surfaces, there’s the Eco Pet Stain Remover which goes hand in hand with the laundry detergent. Basically, you spray the stain remover on the stained area about twice, rub or brush, wash off with water and let dry. Or, you can spray it on to loosen up the stains before washing it with the laundry detergent.
Being a dog, I spend a lot of time lounging and sleeping on the floor so the non-toxic, high foam All Purpose Cleaner and Floor Soap (heavier on the soap side) is ideal to clean the crate and flooring throughout the house. To use, you just have to mix two tablespoons of the cleaner/soap per gallon of water. The 32 fl. oz. bottle is good to use 32 times and would last about two months depending on how often you clean the floor.
For those who are not familiar with the brand, The Good Home Co. has an extensive range of household products such as dish and hand soaps, vacuum beads and even custom bubble bath! I was lucky to indulge in Playing in the Meadow custom bubble bath, and my only complaint is that there wasn’t enough foam, but I still loved being treated to a luxurious bath. I mean, how often do you hear about dogs enjoying bubble baths?
Pets don’t always smell great and sometimes leave behind their stinky doggy odor in your bed sheets, pillows and even their own pet beds. Well, The Good Home Co. has a series of Sheet and Clothing Spray options that help freshen up the linens and pet bedding in between washes. Now, the light fragrance sprays are not part of the pet-line and they’re not available in the Playing in the Meadow scent, but they do come in a few other scents including Pure Grass which has a similar green, slightly grassier feel. I love having this product around because it does freshen up the air in the room and makes sleeping more pleasant. This is one of those products everyone should have at home because there’s nothing like fresh sheets.
The Good Home Co. products speak to eco-friendly households, and I approve everything from the packaging to the delicate fragrances. Note that the fragrances will have a stronger scent when sniffed straight from the bottle but in reality, the fragrances are a lot lighter when used.
All Playing in the Meadow products are on sale through Sunday, March 23rd on The Good Home Co. website (30% discount is applied automatically once the items are added to the cart). That’s not all. If you’re preparing for spring cleaning and want to stock up on The Good Home Co. eco-friendly household products, you’re in luck because you can enjoy 20% OFF EVERYTHING—except cases, which are already discounted—when you shop online using discount code SAWYER20 at checkout (valid thru Friday, April 11th).
Photo Contest: Spring Cleaning with #PetsAtHome
Does your dog or cat have muddy paws? Did it leave paw prints or some other mess on the floor or furniture? Perhaps your pets help you clean around the house, or just watch you do the hard work? Doesn’t matter! Snap a photo of your #PetsAtHome and share it to win The Good Home Co. Playing in the Meadow cleaning set of Laundry Detergent for Pet Clothing and Bedding, Eco Pet Stain Remover and an All Purpose Cleaner and Floor Soap. Here’s how to enter:
- Twitter: Share your photo by tweeting the following: I want to win the @GoodHomeCo pet-safe cleaning products from @SawyerTheLab’s #petsathome contest!
- E-mail: Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org! Please include Spring Cleaning with #PetsAtHome - Photo Contest in the subject line of the email, and don’t forget to type your full name, pet’s name and shipping address in the body of the email.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Contest begins at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, March 20th, 2014, and ends at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 4th, 2014. This giveaway will have one (1) grand prize winner and five (5) runner-up winners. The grand prize winner will receive Laundry Detergent for Pet Clothing and Bedding, Eco Pet Stain Remover and an All Purpose Cleaner and Floor Soap from The Good Home Co. Playing In The Meadow line— all full-size products (approximate retail value: $53), and the runners-up will each receive a sample size Playing In The Meadow Eco Pet Stain Remover. Winners will be selected by Sawyer the Labrador based on creativity, quality of photo and overall awesomeness and notified on Monday, April 7th, 2014 or shortly thereafter.
Grand Prize Winner—
If you’re a winner and entered via Twitter, please send your full name, address & handle to SawyerTheLabrador@Gmail.com
Disclosure: Sample product was provided by The Good Home Co. for review. No financial compensation was received for this post. Opinions expressed here are my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.